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  • Things to Do in Atlanta on Christmas

  • The Pink Pig

    The Pink Pig

    Macy's at Lenox Square

    Through 1/4/2015

    Hop aboard this 60-year Atlanta tradition and ride Priscilla the Pink Pig on train tracks through a life-sized storybook. Before leaving the giant, pink 1950s-themed tent, peel off the much anticipated “I Rode the Pink...

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    Adventure to Santa

    Adventure to Santa

    North Point Mall

    Through 12/24/2014

    Visit the ultimate Santa experience! North Point Mall and DreamWorks Animation take guests on a never-before-seen, magical experience with Adventure to Santa. Join Shrek and his friends as they take you on an interactive...

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    Holiday Lights - Stone Mountain Christmas

    Holiday Lights - Stone Mountain Christmas

    Stone Mountain Park

    Through 1/4/2015

    Millions of lights, Christmas shows and Rudolph create a night to remember at Stone Mountain Christmas. Don’t miss a five-mile excursion on the Singalong Christmas Train, featuring a satellite message from...

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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Through 12/28/2014

    Adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig Based on the classic television special Nov 13 - Dec 28, 2014 Mainstage Theater Recommended for ages 4 & up No shows Nov 27 or Dec 25 see website for showtimes Rudolph soars back...

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    Garden Lights Holiday Nights

    Garden Lights Holiday Nights

    Atlanta Botanical Garden

    Through 1/3/2015

    The fourth annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden. Come back to explore all new color schemes and the one-time-only appearance of giant Butterflies, a Unicorn, and Frogs...

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    Skate Atlantic Station

    Skate Atlantic Station

    Atlantic Station

    Through 2/15/2015

    Skate Atlantic StationAtlantic Station Concierge Service: 404.410.4010

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    Holidays at the World of Coca-Cola

    Holidays at the World of Coca-Cola

    World of Coca Cola

    Through 1/4/2015

    Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the World of Coca-Cola. - Pemberton Place is decked out in twinkling lights and larger-than-life ornaments. - Send a surprise to someone special by requesting a personal...

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    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Alliance Theatre

    Through 12/24/2014

    Now in its 25th season Ages 6+ A magical holiday tradition for the whole family. Celebrate the Alliance’s 25th anniversary staging of the beloved Dickens classic and the all-Atlanta cast you’ve come to treasure. On...

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    Holdiay Lights - Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens

    Holdiay Lights - Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens

    Callaway Gardens

    Through 12/30/2014

    Bundle up for a Jolly Trolley ride, or drive your own car through more than 8 million lights at Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens. Named one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic...

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    Holiday Light Spectacular Gift of Lights

    Holiday Light Spectacular Gift of Lights

    Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Through 1/3/2015

    Celebrate the holiday season as Atlanta Motor Speedway turns into one of the area's biggest drive-through Christmas light parks! Hundreds of displays with over a million lights will help get you in the holiday spirit.

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    Holiday Lights - Lake Lanier Island

    Holiday Lights - Lake Lanier Island

    Lake Lanier Islands

    Through 12/31/2014

    Drive six leisurely miles through larger-than-life holiday light displays at Lake Lanier Islands and be sure to stop at the Holiday Village for ice skating, carnival rides, roasted marshmallows and a visit with Santa....

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    Lanier Islands Christmas

    Lanier Islands Christmas

    Lake Lanier Islands

    Through 12/31/2014

    Lanier Islands Christmas invites you and your family to celebrate the true reason for the season at the lake! Combining all the things you love about Christmas with the best traditions from our Magical Nights of Lights...

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    The Santaland Diaries

    The Santaland Diaries

    Horizon Theatre Company

    Through 12/31/2014

    Horizon Theatre reprises the outrageous holiday comedy The Santaland Diaries written by NPR comic genius David Sedaris. With more holiday sneer than cheer, this rebel without a Claus recounts the true-life tale of an out...

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    The St. Regis Atlanta Brings Timeless Holiday Magic to Atlanta

    The St. Regis Atlanta Brings Timeless Holiday Magic to Atlanta

    St. Regis Atlanta

    Through 1/4/2015

    The St. Regis Atlanta is pleased to invite guests and locals to celebrate the holiday season with its timeless winter events and experiences. The resort is thrilled to reawaken the Astor Holiday Ice Rink, which offers...

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    Holiday In Lights at Centennial Olympic Park

    Holiday In Lights at Centennial Olympic Park

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Through 1/19/2015

    Centennial Olympic Park’s annual Holiday in Lights is an Atlanta tradition. In November, the Park transforms into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights that make up the sparkling display.

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    HOLIDAY IN THE PARK®.

    HOLIDAY IN THE PARK®.

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Through 1/4/2015

    HOLIDAY IN THE PARK®. More than one million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees will create the perfect magical atmosphere this holiday season from November 22 through January 4. Six Flags Over Georgia will extend...

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    Holidazzle

    Holidazzle

    Georgia Aquarium

    Through 12/25/2014

    Experience this spectacular light and music show throughout our Atrium at the top of every hour with sparkling light effects dancing from the ceiling to the walls and floor, all choreographed to your favorite holiday...

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    Ice Skating Rink at Centennial Olympic Park

    Ice Skating Rink at Centennial Olympic Park

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Through 1/19/2015

    Admission is $12.00 per person for a 90-minute session (includes skate rental) REGULAR OPERATING HOURS Monday – Thursday 4:30pm – 10:00pm Friday 4:30pm – 11:00pm...

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    Snow Mountain

    Snow Mountain

    Stone Mountain Park

    Through 2/22/2015

    Atlanta's official winter wonderland, just minutes from downtown. Here you'll find a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement. Have a ball on five football fields of frosty joy, including 20 lanes of...

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    Avalon On Ice (Ice Skating)

    Avalon On Ice (Ice Skating)

    Avalon

    Through 2/15/2015

    Each holiday season, The Plaza will transform into a winter wonderland, creating a signature experience that's unparalleled in the Southeast. Similar in size to the famous Rockefeller Center, the outdoor ice skating rink...

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    Snow Show at Atlantic Station

    Snow Show at Atlantic Station

    Atlantic Station

    Through 12/31/2014

    Experience a REAL snow fall in Central Park! November 23 – December 31 Monday-Thursday: 7:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. Sunday: 6:00 p.m.

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    It's a Wonderful Laugh

    Alliance Theatre - Hertz Stage

    Through 12/20/2014

    On the Hertz Stage November 28, 2014 to December 20, 2014 By the Dad's Garage Ensemble Ages 18+ It's a Wonderful Laugh is created and intended for adult audiences and may contain some or all of the following types...

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    Callanwolde’s Artisan Market

    Callanwolde’s Artisan Market

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    Through 12/16/2014

    Callanwolde’s Artisan Market: Callanwolde art teachers and students sell their high quality fine art and crafts. Beautiful handmade pieces including ornaments, scarves, jewelry, pottery, photography and paintings make...

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    Holiday Lunch Hours at MAX

    Holiday Lunch Hours at MAX's Wine Dive

    MAX's Wine Dive

    Through 12/18/2014

    Celebrate the holidays at MAX’s Wine Dive! Beginning Monday, December 1, and continuing through Thursday, December 18, MAX’s Wine Dive is rolling out special lunch and brunch hours in honor of the holiday season. Chef...

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    Holiday Concert Series at Underground Atlanta

    Holiday Concert Series at Underground Atlanta

    Underground Atlanta

    Through 12/17/2014

    Join Underground Atlanta for a season of Christmas carols! Local and regional school and church choirs, musicians, vocalists and bands will spread holiday cheer with live performances. Performances will take place on the...

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    Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration

    Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration

    Southwest Arts Center

    Through 12/21/2014

    The Christmas story gets a soulful re-telling in this gospel musical that’s fun for the whole family. A testament to the power of gospel music, the story of Mary & Joseph's journey is told through the combination of...

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    The Bert Show

    The Bert Show's 12 Strays of Christmas

    The Bert Show

    Through 12/19/2014

    The holidays are just around the corner, and what better present to give than the one that keeps on giving. With over 70 million stray animals living in the United States, there are many pets who are in need of a home...

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    The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen

    Swan Ridge at Serenbe

    Through 12/21/2014

    World Premiere by Rachel Teagle Based on Original Story by Hans Christian Andersen Directed By Brian Clowdus Choreographed by Bubba Carr. Swan Ridge in Serenbe. This winter, the classic tale of loyalty, redemption, and...

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    A Christmas Tradition

    A Christmas Tradition

    Earl Smith Strand Theatre

    Through 12/21/2014

    During the first three weekends of December, The Strand will produce its biggest and most elaborate show yet, A Christmas Tradition. This song and dance revue will show off The Strand’s awe inspiring sets and effects...

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    Christmas at Callanwolde

    Christmas at Callanwolde

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    Through 12/16/2014

    Christmas at Callanwolde is a spectacular 12-day Atlanta tradition. Visitors tour the magnificent Gothic-Tudor mansion elaborately decorated for the season by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers. Period...

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    Madeline’s Christmas

    Madeline’s Christmas

    Horizon Theatre Company

    Through 12/31/2014

    In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines,” begins the story of Madeline. This holiday season will be unlike any other for Madeline and her friends. While on...

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    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker

    Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

    Through 12/21/2014

    Presented by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre

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    Visit Santa at Rhodes Hall

    Visit Santa at Rhodes Hall

    Rhodes Hall

    Through 12/20/2014

    Skip the long lines at the mall and come to Rhodes Hall for a fun, easy and enjoyable Santa experience. On weekends from December 6 through December 20, 2014, "the castle on Peachtree Street" will be transformed into a...

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    Christmas Santa - Vintage Christmas at Callanwolde

    Christmas Santa - Vintage Christmas at Callanwolde

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    Through 12/16/2014

    When we think of Santa, most of us see a jolly old man in a bright red suit with a gentle smile, rosy cheeks and long white beard. That iconic image was created for The Coca-Cola Company by illustrator Haddon Sundblom...

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    Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

    Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

    Fox Theatre

    Through 12/28/2014

    Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns to the Fox Theatre for its 55th Season The season begins with the return of Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker to the Fox Theatre. The whimsical holiday tale takes 20 pounds of snow, eight...

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    Georgia Shakespeare presents A Holiday Panto -CANCELLED-

    Georgia Shakespeare presents A Holiday Panto -CANCELLED-

    Georgia Shakespeare at Oglethorpe University

    Through 12/28/2014

    Discover pantomania – we’re boldly introducing Atlanta to the raucous fun of the popular English phenomenon known as “Holiday Panto,” a rowdy, interactive performance that makes for the perfect family holiday event. -...

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    A Very Merry Holiday Pops

    A Very Merry Holiday Pops

    Woodruff Arts Center

    12/18/2014 - 12/20/2014

    Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the best of the holiday classics. This year features the All-City Chorus and a very special guest, Reginald Smith, Jr. as “The Grinch!”

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    Candlelight Nights

    Candlelight Nights

    Atlanta History Center

    12/18/2014

    Step back in time and experience Christmas past with a candle-lit stroll through a crisp wooded trail that transports you to the warm glow of the holidays. Visit each of the three historic houses to experience how...

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    Friday Night Music Remix with Kathleen Bertrand

    Friday Night Music Remix with Kathleen Bertrand

    High Museum of Art

    12/19/2014

    Enjoy the sounds of the season with award-winning vocalist Kathleen Bertrand and her stellar band! From straight-ahead jazz standards to spirited gospel, Bertrand's smooth vocals move effortlessly between genres to have...

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    Highlands Santa Stumble

    Highlands Santa Stumble

    Diesel Filling Station

    12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014

    If you can’t get enough of dressing up for the holidays then don’t miss this 4th Annual event! HO HO HO it is Highlands Santa Stumble time! Last year we had over 500 people were in attendance in holiday outfits! Friday,...

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    Joy An Irish Christmas

    Joy An Irish Christmas

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    12/19/2014

    Returning to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for 2014 with new songs, more instruments and a few surprises, Joy – An Irish Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ with traditional carols, modern hymns, and...

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    Parma Tavern’s Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

    Parma Tavern’s Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

    Parma Tavern

    12/19/2014

    Calling all tacky sweaters! Parma Tavern in Buford is inviting guests to rock their ugliest Christmas sweater on Friday, December 19 at their Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. Fireball Eggnog and holiday tunes spun by the...

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    Power 96.1

    Power 96.1's Jingle Ball

    Gwinnett Center

    12/19/2014

    Featuring Calvin Harris, T.I., Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, plus special guests

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    Power 96.1

    Power 96.1's Jingle Ball

    Arena at the Gwinnett Center

    12/19/2014

    Calvin Harris, T.I., Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Jeremih and more

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    Christmas Royal Tea and Grand Yuletide Ball

    Christmas Royal Tea and Grand Yuletide Ball

    Earl Smith Strand Theatre

    12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014

    Treat that special starry-eyed child in your life to an afternoon of RoyalTEA this holiday season at The Strand. You and your prince or princess will start the evening with Christmas royals Prince Goodtidings and...

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    Poncey-Highland Tacky Sweater Block Party

    Poncey-Highland Tacky Sweater Block Party

    Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

    12/20/2014

    O come all ye faithful to a Poncey-Highland tacky sweater block party! ‘Tis the season to don your most out-of-fashion Christmas apparel and join FLIP Burger, Highland Ballroom Lounge and Sweet Auburn Barbecue for a...

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    Santa Saturdays on the Square

    Santa Saturdays on the Square

    McDonough Square

    12/20/2014

    He's making a list and checking it twice! Santa Claus will be ready and waiting to hear everything on your Christmas list at the McDonough Square in historic downtown McDonough! Be sure to bring your cameras and holiday...

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    Sleigh Bells Swing

    Sleigh Bells Swing

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014

    Sleigh Bells Swing

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    9th Annual Free Holiday Event: Mighty Mo & More

    9th Annual Free Holiday Event: Mighty Mo & More

    Fox Theatre

    12/22/2014

    To celebrate the holiday season, and feature the magnificent theatre organ, the Fox Theatre will give the Atlanta community an early gift by hosting the 9th annual FREE holiday event Mighty Mo & More on Monday, Dec. 22...

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    It's A Wonderful Life

    Earl Smith Strand Theatre

    12/22/2014

    It’s a Wonderful Life Marathon (Monday, December 22nd @ 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, & 9pm) Take a break from your last minute holiday shopping and remember the importance of family and compassion with It’s a Wonderful Life. In this...

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    Parent

    Parent's Morning Off (Holiday Shopping Edition)

    Earl Smith Strand Theatre

    12/23/2014

    Do you have that eye twitch sneak up on you every Christmas Eve-Eve when you realize NOTHING IS WRAPPED and OH MY STARS, I FORGOT TO GET A GIFT FOR AUNT SUSAN? Never fear- The Stand is here to save the day! Drop the kids...

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    Christmas Eve at South City Kitchen

    Christmas Eve at South City Kitchen

    South City Kitchen

    12/24/2014

    On Wednesday, December 24, South City Kitchen will handle the grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, while guests sit back, relax and enjoy the time with friends and family. The culinary team will prepare a...

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    The Melting Pot Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    The Melting Pot Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    Melting Pot Midtown, The

    12/24/2014 - 12/25/2014

    Baby it's cold outside, but things are heating up at The Melting Pot ! Gather round the fondue pot this Christmas Eve & Christmas Day and get into the holiday cheer at The Melting Pot! Open from 4p.m. to 9p.m. on...

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