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FREE things to do, other events around Atlanta this week

Nov. 20 - Feb. 14

Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market

With breathtaking views of Atlanta's skyline, The Roof at Ponce City Market is transforming the Rooftop Terrace, its private event space, into a winter wonderland featuring ice skating, seasonal treats and festive decor.

Nov. 23 - Feb. 19

The Rink at Park Tavern

The AquafinaRink offers day & night skating, a heated tent or air-conditioned tent (depending on the weather), piped-in music with a mega sound system, and rink-side dining. Ice-skating is available "Rain or Shine!"

Nov. 24 - Dec. 12

Christmas at Callanwolde

The 27,000 square-foot historic mansion is elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday shopping, family activities and tours. 

Nov. 24 - Dec. 23

Christkindl Market

Meet and mingle with your family & friends at the traditional German Christkindl Market at Atlantic Station. Come and enjoy authentic German food and beverages in a festive atmosphere. Also, find great holiday gifts for your beloved ones.

Nov. 26

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

Through Dec. 31

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph soars back to the Center for Puppetry Arts for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage.

Through Jan. 3

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Six Flags gets into the spirit of the season with festive shows, dozens of Christmas trees and more than one million LED lights. Stroll through Peppermint Plaza, the North Pole and snowy Main Street Christmas (with a little help from a snow machine)! Walk through a mistletoe tunnel or journey back in time to simpler days of Christmas past with Retro Christmas USA. Create your own s’mores, enjoy a traditional holiday meal, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or cider, roasted nuts or a breaded soup bowl.

Stone Mountain Christmas:

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music, and visits from some your favorite holiday characters. Featuring holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, a parade with Santa, fireworks, and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain offers inner tube rides.

Through Saturday, Jan. 6

Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights

Christmas at Callaway Fantasy in Lights showcases 8 million lights and 15 separate holiday scenes. Drive through to take in the spectacle, stop for dinner, visit the Christmas Village to shop for gifts and take a picture with Santa, enjoy storytime with Mrs. Claus, see one of several breakfast & dinner shows or catch an organ concert. 

Through Jan. 7

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank: 

Prepare to ooh and aah at Fernbank Museum and Science Center over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees showcasing celebrations around the world in the enchanting Winter Wonderland exhibition. Twinkling with lights, glimmering with color and shining with a variety of cultural objects, a variety of decorated trees and displays recognize the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events from around the world.

Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is all aglow for the holidays! You can sing holiday tunes with your family as you drive pass each sparkling light display. '12 Days of Christmas' joins the long list of much-loved displays as Santa's Elves at Work, 'the North Pole Express, Jack & the Bean Stalk, Wizard of Oz, 'the Poinsetta Candelabra, the Icicle Tunnel, the Carousel, and so many more! Be on the lookout for the massive 65-foot Christmas Tree at the clock tower roundabout

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:

3-9-0

(three, nine, zero)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Night" game were:

8-5-3-2

(eight, five, three, two)

Police search for thieves carjacking UPS trucks, stealing packages

Police are searching for at least two people they say are robbing delivery trucks and getting away with packages in Atlanta.

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Police said the thieves watch for UPS trucks to leave distribution centers, then carjack them and steal the packages.

“It’s like they took the script right off of a movie and that’s why it’s important that we get these guys off the street,” Atlanta police Detective Benjamin King said.

A surveillance photo shows a possible suspect who police say may have been part of a carjacking and armed robbery of a UPS driver earlier this month.

The driver had just pulled off from a distribution center on Fulton Industrial Boulevard on Oct. 30 around 10 a.m.

As the UPS driver pulled up to the intersection of Fulton Industrial and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, someone opened his passenger door.

“He said he saw his passenger door slide open and he saw a black male brandish a weapon, then jump inside of his UPS vehicle,” King said.

Police said the robber forced the driver to take him to an abandoned apartment complex near Hyacinth Avenue.

Investigators said there was an empty U-Haul truck there waiting.

“At that point in time they had the UPS driver lay to the ground where they pointed a weapon to the back of his head, then they started to unload the stuff from the UPS truck to the U-Haul truck,” King said.

As police were investigating that case, a group of people did the same thing in the same area to a different UPS driver Tuesday morning.

“It’s very similar and we are actually looking into it right now,” King said.

No drivers were injured in the robberies. 

If you recognize the man in the photo, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

01-15-24-27-39

(one, fifteen, twenty-four, twenty-seven, thirty-nine)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

03-07-22-27-50, Mega Ball: 3, Megaplier: 3

(three, seven, twenty-two, twenty-seven, fifty; Mega Ball: three; Megaplier: three)

Photos: David Cassidy through the years

No. 7 Georgia tries to keep playoff hopes on track vs GaTech

No. 7 Georgia (10-1, CFP No. 7) at Georgia Tech (5-5), Saturday, noon ET (ABC)

Line: Georgia by 11.

Series record: Disputed. Georgia leads 65-41-5 but doesn't recognize two Georgia Tech victories during World War II, when the Yellow Jackets used players from a naval officers' training program based on campus.

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

The Bulldogs can't afford a second straight loss to Georgia Tech if they want to stay in the running for the College Football Playoff. Georgia has already clinched a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Dec. 2. Georgia Tech needs a major upset to ensure bowl eligibility, though the school was still trying to line up a 12th game to make up for a hurricane-related cancellation against Central Florida.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia's front seven vs. Georgia Tech QB TaQuon Marshall. Throughout the season, the Bulldogs have set aside a bit of time each Monday to work on Georgia Tech's unique triple-option offense, which ranks fourth nationally in rushing. A year ago, Georgia did a decent job against the run (226 yards) but surrendered two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets pulled out an improbable 28-27 victory in the final minute. Marshall (1,074 yards rushing) is the one who makes the offense go, but he'll be facing a stout Georgia defense led by linebackers Roquan Smith, Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia: RBs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are coming off a dynamic performance against Kentucky, combining to rush for 238 yards and five touchdowns.

Georgia Tech: P Pressley Harvin III ranks first among true freshman and 22nd overall with a 43.8-yard average. He's dropped 16 punts inside the 20, and 60 percent of his kicks have not been returned.

FACTS & FIGURES

Georgia has won eight straight games at Bobby Dodd Stadium, with its last loss coming in 1999. ... For only the second time in school history, Georgia Tech has a pair of 1,000-yard runners in a season. In addition to Marshall, B-back KirVonte Benson has gained 1,009 yards on the ground. ... Since an 11-win season in 2014 that included an Orange Bowl victory, Georgia Tech is just 17-18. ... The Bulldogs have won 11 games in a season nine times. ... Georgia Tech hasn't beaten Georgia in back-to-back years since a run of three straight victories from 1998-2000.

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More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25

AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

A raffle to give away an AR-15 was streamed live on Facebook with the Optimist pee wee football team from Stanley, North Carolina.

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The money was to help the team go on a trip and players were encouraged to thank those who bought a ticket to possibly win the AR-15.

"It just blew my mind, right," a father, Brandon Jenkins, said.

Willard Whitted is a gun owner, but he said this was a bad idea.

"Thought it was terrible that they would even think of doing something like that," Whitted said.

He said scores of people are killed when a gun of that type gets into the wrong hands.

"Find something else to raffle off," he said.

"I just donated the money," Mark Kee, who gave cash to help raise money.

He did not buy a ticket in the raffle.

"Where are the adults in charge of this?” Kee said. “Have they been watching the news? Do they know what's going on?"

The football coach, Ron Nolan, said a pawn shop owner donated the gun.

"Nothing is done illegally,” Nolan said. “It will change hands to a law-abiding citizen that passes a serious background check."

Damien Lockridge's son played on the team last year and believes raffling off the gun is the right thing to do.

He said the team uses the money from the raffle to help families pay for a trip to a playoff.

"They have to raise money somehow,” Lockridge said. “This is the only way to do it. I think it’s a great idea."

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