- PET ADOPTION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petsmart, 1653 Millerville Road. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption.
- ZOO LIGHTS: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Tour larger-than-life lights and displays of zoo animals and holiday traditions. Hot cocoa will be available for purchase. Call (225) 775-3877 or www.brzoo.org.
- SANTA ROAD SHOW: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., BREC’S Lovett Road Park, 13600 Lovett Road. Activities for the event include a visit from Santa, games, crafts, marshmallow roasting and more.
- HIV COMMUNITY FORUM: 7:p.m., Kings Children Full Gospel, 3024 Amarillo St. Call (225) 288-9589.
- MIXING METEORS AND MYSTERIES: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., BREC’s Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. LSU physics professor Brad Schaefer will discuss modern scientific theory and Middle East mysteries. Participants can observe the Geminid Meteor Shower afterward until 1 a.m. Event is free. Attendees must be 14 years of age or older for the lecture, but all ages can watch the meteor shower. Call (225) 768-9948.