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    2017 Macy

    2017 Macy's Pink Pig at Lenox Square

    Lenox Square

    Through 12/31/2017

    Over fifty years ago a beloved tradition was born in Atlanta - The Pink Pig. From its 1953 debut as a children's ride at the downtown Rich's to its brief stint at the Egelston Children's Hospital Festival of Trees, five...

    Garden Lights Holiday Nights

    Garden Lights Holiday Nights

    Atlanta Botanical Garden

    Through 1/7/2018

    The seventh annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden, including the new high-tech Nature's Wonders, illuminating the world's natural phenomena through countless strands of...

    Fantasy In Lights

    Fantasy In Lights

    Callaway Gardens

    Through 1/6/2018

    Christmas at Callaway featuring Fantasy In Lights, in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights," as...

    Savor the Season at World of Coca-Cola

    Savor the Season at World of Coca-Cola

    World of Coca Cola

    Through 12/31/2017

    Holiday cheer is bubbling over at World of Coca-Cola, where decked out displays and signature seasonal beverages create a festive experience for guests young and old. Featuring one-of-a-kind VIP tours, seasonal exhibits...

    Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Over Georgia

    Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Over Georgia

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Through 1/3/2018

    Six Flags Over Georgia is continuing its new holiday tradition as it extends its season with the addition of Six Flags Entertainment’s annual holiday festival — Holiday in the Park. More than one million LED lights and...

    Lighting of Atlantic Station 2017

    Lighting of Atlantic Station 2017

    Atlantic Station

    11/18/2017

    As the weather gets chillier and the smells of hot chocolate pour out of Kilwin’s, it’s clear that Atlantic Station will soon become a Winter Wonderland! Make plans now to join us for seasonal favorites and a few new,...

    Snow Mountain

    Snow Mountain

    Stone Mountain Park

    Through 2/25/2018

    Snow tubing in GA? Yep, we have it! Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park is a winter wonderland of fun. With a 400-foot tubing hill and 2 moving sidewalks to take you back to the top, your Snow session will be packed...

    Christmas at Callanwolde

    Christmas at Callanwolde

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    11/24/2017 - 12/12/2017

    The joy of the holiday season begins at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House. Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s...

    Children

    Children's Christmas Parade

    Peachtree Street at 16th Street

    12/2/2017

    Join us for an Atlanta tradition at the Children's Christmas Parade. On Saturday, Dec. 2 the Children's Christmas Parade will step off at Peachtree St. and 16th St. and end at Peachtree St. and 5th St. Watch as Midtown...

    Reindog Parade

    Reindog Parade

    Atlanta Botanical Garden

    12/2/2017

    Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off.Enjoy photos with Saint Nick and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the...

    Alliance Theatre

    Alliance Theatre's A Christmas Carol

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    12/8/2017 - 12/24/2017

    Celebrate the holidays with the beloved Dickens classic in this Broadway-scale production with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a...

    Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    Atlanta Symphony Hall

    12/9/2017 - 12/10/2017

    Begun many years ago by the beloved Music Director Robert Shaw, this concert has become a staple for Atlanta families during the holiday season. The Orchestra, Chorus and special guests, the Gwinnett Young Singers and...

    Deck the Hall

    Deck the Hall

    College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

    12/15/2017 - 1/1/2018

    The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is decking their Hall this holiday season from Dec. 9 through New Year’s Day. Downtown Atlanta’s most interactive attraction will enshrine holiday...

    Power 96.1

    Power 96.1's Jingle Ball Presented By Capital One

    Philips Arena

    12/15/2017

    Lineup: Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Halsey, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, and Why Don't We

    Highlands Santa Stumble 2017

    Highlands Santa Stumble 2017

    Neighbor's Pub

    12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017

    What IS this “Highlands Santa Stumble”, you may ask? It’s THE party to be at with a package that includes admission to 10+ establishments, comp shots, plus other drink and food specials throughout the night. Imagine sexy...

    Current

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Through 12/31/2017

    Rudolph soars back into town 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...

    10TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WHITE PARTY!

    10TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WHITE PARTY!

    The Georgian Terrace

    Through 12/11/2017

    The Historic Georgian Terrace in midtown, Atlanta, Georgia will host the 10th Annual Winter White Party on Monday, December 11th, 2017.​ This exciting soiree sets the standard for an extravagant holiday experience...

    Holiday Model Train Show

    Holiday Model Train Show

    Atlanta Botanical Garden

    Through 1/7/2018

    G-scale choo choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along six tracks in an imaginary, beautifully planted mountain landscape. They emerge from tunnels, cross bridges over rippling water, and soar across trestles. Small...

    Christmas Canteen 2017

    Christmas Canteen 2017

    Aurora Theatre

    Through 12/23/2017

    An Aurora Theatre original and Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen 2017 returns this November for a 22nd smash year! Audiences love this stunning musical revue, a Winter Wonderland...

    Magical Nights of Lights

    Magical Nights of Lights

    Lake Lanier Islands Resort

    Through 1/3/2018

    Welcome to the 25th year of Magical Nights of Lights. Like many great traditions, we mixed a little old, with a little new to bring our best light show ever! On this 25th anniversary we’re bringing back ’12 Days of...

    Mud Pie Charity Warehouse Sale

    Mud Pie Charity Warehouse Sale

    Mud Pie HQ

    Through 11/18/2017

    The most wonderful time of the year is here - & it’s happening earlier than ever before! Save the Date for the 2017 ANNUAL MUD PIE CHARITY WAREHOUSE SALE, supporting the March of Dimes!

    Nightly Holiday Tree Lighting

    Nightly Holiday Tree Lighting

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Through 1/3/2018

    A Christmas themed wonderland is not complete without a gigantic tree and a ceremonial lighting. Each night at 6:00 p.m. from November 18 through January 3 the 25-foot tall Christmas Tree on Main Street will be lit....

    “Express Your Gift” Holiday Tour Visits Atlanta!

    “Express Your Gift” Holiday Tour Visits Atlanta!

    Lenox Square

    11/19/2017

    On Sunday, November 19, Express will kick-off the holiday season in Atlanta with a special all-day “Express Your Gift” event. Stop by the Express Airstream at Lenox Square, where you’ll be able to shop, participate in an...

    Botanical Saint Nick

    Botanical Saint Nick

    Atlanta Botanical Garden

    11/25/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Meet Saint Nick clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath every Saturdays. Bring a camera to take your own photos. Free with Garden Admission or Membership

    Holiday Sip

    Holiday Sip 'N Shop

    Midtown and Atlantic Station

    11/25/2017

    Join us for a weekly Pop Up Shop with local small business owners as we get ready for the holidays! Let Accent WaterWorks be your One Stop Shop for all your unique holiday gifts this season! Each Saturday from 12-4pm,...

    Holiday Sip N

    Holiday Sip N' Shop

    F&W Style Studio

    11/25/2017

    Dreading this year's holiday shopping? Avoid that by kickstarting your holiday shopping in style this year with F&W Style and Studio One Afrique! Where there will be everything from luxuray leather handbags to...

    JARDI chocolates Open House: Tours and Tastings

    JARDI chocolates Open House: Tours and Tastings

    JARDI chocolates

    11/25/2017

    JARDI chocolates is opening its doors for the first time! Step behind the curtain to see the process that goes into making our delicious hand painted chocolates, taste some of our fun seasonal flavors, and stop by our...

    Root City Holiday Popup Shop

    Root City Holiday Popup Shop

    1 West Court Square #110 Decatur GA 30030 - next to Souper Jenny

    11/25/2017 - 12/23/2017

    Root City Holiday Popup Shop is a month-long brick and mortar finely curated local, artisan made gifts in Downtown Decatur! Open 7 days a week - 11/25 to 12/23. There will be children’s workshops on Saturdays, weekly...

    College Park

    College Park

    College Park Recreation Department

    11/27/2017

    Join the City of College Park to “Light up The City” for the 23rd annual tree and christmas decoration lighting and at City Hall on Monday, November 27, at 6 p.m.! Enjoy Christmas festivities, music and holiday-themed...

    Callanwolde Holiday Gala

    Callanwolde Holiday Gala

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    11/30/2017

    Join us for a magical holiday evening of live entertainment as we celebrate and benefit Callanwolde's mission to preserve the historic Candler Estate and offer fine arts and outreach to the community.Enjoy catering by...

    Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

    Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

    Theatrical Outfit

    11/30/2017 - 12/24/2017

    1815. England. This Christmas, cozy up with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters at Pemberley, the grand estate of newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. Middle daughter Mary Bennet, bookish and often overshadowed by her...

    Vinings Jubilee Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    Vinings Jubilee Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    Vinings Jubilee

    11/30/2017

    The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting is the perfect way to start the holiday season! Get the whole family together for live holiday music, performances by Whitefield Academy Jazz Band, Campbell Middle School...

    A Holiday Affair of Wine and Gourmet Chocolates

    A Holiday Affair of Wine and Gourmet Chocolates

    The Savvy Cellars

    12/1/2017

    We invite you to join us for a special evening tasting of fine chocolates perfectly paired with delicious holiday wines! And it's only $25 per person...for six generous pours! A Cacao Affair, The Savvy Cellars and Wine...

    Eddie Owen Presents: Standards and Classics - A Christmas special

    Eddie Owen Presents: Standards and Classics - A Christmas special

    Red Clay Music Foundry

    12/1/2017

    Standards and Classics is the newest version of the cherished 1960s variety shows from the greatest era in show business. Singers that really sing, dancers that really dance, entertainers who capture the heart of the...

    LUMINARY

    LUMINARY

    Markay Gallery

    12/1/2017

    Artwork that is luminous and lustrous takes the spotlight during Markay Gallery’s First Friday show titled LUMINARY. Gold dust, metallic paints and incandescent sparkle make for a holiday-perfect lineup. Enjoy an evening...

    The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year

    The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year

    Greater Good BBQ

    12/1/2017

    The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in areas throughout the United States. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious...

     Christmas Open House & Wine Tasting

    Christmas Open House & Wine Tasting

    The Gifted Ferret

    12/2/2017

    Free Artisan Wine Tasting and Christmas Open House EventAll we ask is you please make an item purchase and help keep these events free.

    15th Annual Toy Party & Silent Auction

    15th Annual Toy Party & Silent Auction

    Americas Mart Building 3 (Apparel Mart)

    12/2/2017

    One of the most poignant signs of LGBT Atlantans' commitment to their city and neighbors is the mound of toys on display each December at the annual Toy Party. The event, presented by For the Kid in All of Us, has grown...

    A Holiday Celebration

    A Holiday Celebration

    St. Timothy United Methodist Church

    12/2/2017

    A Holiday Celebration to Benefit the Stone Mountain Co-op<br><br>Kick off the holiday season on December 2, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Gymnasium of St. Timothy Methodist...

    Back to Nature Holiday Market

    Back to Nature Holiday Market

    Chattahoochee Nature Center

    12/2/2017

    The holiday season is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a way to fulfill your gift giving needs and support your local artisans? Come to our Holiday Market and check out our 40+ local vendors that are selling...

    Children

    Children's Christmas Parade

    Peachtree Street at 16th Street

    12/2/2017

    Join us for an Atlanta tradition at the Children's Christmas Parade. On Saturday, Dec. 2 the Children's Christmas Parade will step off at Peachtree St. and 16th St. and end at Peachtree St. and 5th St. Watch as Midtown...

    COOKIES WITH SANTA

    COOKIES WITH SANTA

    Zoo Atlanta

    12/2/2017 - 12/3/2017

    Be here when Santa makes his first stop– Zoo Atlanta! Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and kick off the holiday season with festive...

    December Passport Day

    December Passport Day

    230 Peachtree Street N.W.

    12/2/2017

    The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a third passport day on Saturday, December 2. This year, the State Department’s public awareness campaign focuses on the benefits of getting a U.S. passport card and how both...

    Deck the Hall

    Deck the Hall

    Duluth Town Green

    12/2/2017

    Join us for a holiday celebration on Duluth Town Green! DECK THE HALL, formerly the Duluth Tree Lighting, takes place on December 2nd from 2-7pm and features live entertainment, crafts for the kids, a polar express train...

    Holiday Sip

    Holiday Sip 'N Shop

    Atlanta

    12/2/2017

    Join us for a weekly Pop Up Shop with local small business owners as we get ready for the holidays! Let Accent WaterWorks be your One Stop Shop for all your unique holiday gifts this season! Each Saturday after...

    JUNGLE BELLS

    JUNGLE BELLS

    Zoo Atlanta

    12/2/2017

    It’s a jolly time in the jungle! Enjoy fun for all ages including a Tree Lighting celebration, special entertainment, holiday treats and more. Thaw your paws with hot cocoa and make your own S’mores around the fire....

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Breakfast With Santa

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Breakfast With Santa

    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    12/2/2017 - 12/9/2017

    Enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast by Zest Atlanta Catering, sponsored by the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. The event ticket also includes a General Admission ticket to tour the decorated estate, as well as...

    A Cultural Mosaic Art Show Silent Auction

    A Cultural Mosaic Art Show Silent Auction

    Snellville City Hall

    12/3/2017

    Mosaic Minds Art Academy presents

    Breakfast with Santa

    Breakfast with Santa

    Carl House

    12/3/2017

    Come have Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, holiday crafts, reindeer games and a visit from Santa!

    Pictures with Santa & Holiday Brunch

    Pictures with Santa & Holiday Brunch

    The Warren City Club

    12/3/2017

    Join us at The Warren City Club on Sunday, December 3, 2017 for a special Santa Photo & Holiday Brunch event benefiting Toys for Tots!Purchase a ticket to get your picture taken with Santa, then join us for an amazing...

    Atlanta Ballet

    Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker

    Fox Theatre

    12/8/2017 - 12/28/2017

    Add some sparkle and a little dash of magic to your holiday season with an incredible adventure into a glittering world of wondrous delights. Perfect for young audiences and the young at heart, Atlanta Ballet’s...

    Eddie Owen Presents: Celtic Guitar Christmas

    Eddie Owen Presents: Celtic Guitar Christmas

    Red Clay Music Foundry

    12/8/2017

    Welcome to the Duluth Business Association and Rotary Club!A night of absolutely beautiful guitar duets of Christmas Carols, O'Carolan tunes, and Appalachian upbeat tunes.

    Aurora: A Magical Night of Dance

    Aurora: A Magical Night of Dance

    TADA - The Atlanta Dance Academy

    12/9/2017

    Experience the magic and warmth of a professional holiday dance show featuring dance styles from around the world including belly dance, Bollywood, world fusion, modern, and ballet! Fun for the whole...

    Emmet Otter

    Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    12/9/2017

    Directed by Jim Henson1977 / 48 Minutes / Family, MusicalRated PGIn this Christmas classic, Ma and Emmet Otter enter a local talent contest in hopes of using the winnings for Christmas presents for each other.Location:...

    Handmades Sale Atlanta Dec. 9

    Handmades Sale Atlanta Dec. 9

    ChristChurch Prebyterian

    12/9/2017

    Just in time for Christmas! Join us for a day of shopping from Atlanta's finest artisans! Browse dozens of vendors with excellent crafts and craftsmanship. The first 30 shoppers will receive a free grab bag with tons of...

    Holiday Sip

    Holiday Sip 'N Shop

    Midtown and Atlantic Station

    12/9/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Join us for a weekly Pop Up Shop with local small business owners as we get ready for the holidays! Let Accent WaterWorks be your One Stop Shop for all your unique holiday gifts this season! Every Saturday after...

    Enchanted Woodland Wonders

    Enchanted Woodland Wonders

    Chattahoochee Nature Center

    12/10/2017

    Enchanted Woodland WondersSunday, December 10, 3-7pmIncluded with General Admission and free to CNC MembersPresented by Northside HospitalThe year’s most popular Family Fun Day returns with a twist! If you enjoyed our...

    Total Vocal Experience Student Showcase (Winter)

    Total Vocal Experience Student Showcase (Winter)

    Red Clay Music Foundry

    12/10/2017

    Featuring: Sean Van Meter, Linsey Davis, Lucky, Laura Mullen and Harper Hodge with special guest and vocal coach Norwood.

    A Very Merry Holiday Pops

    A Very Merry Holiday Pops

    Atlanta Symphony Hall

    12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

    There’s something for the entire family at this annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra holiday extravaganza presenting a delightful Christmas program, and if the audience is very nice, they might even get a visit from Santa...

    Candlelight Nights

    Candlelight Nights

    Atlanta History Center

    12/15/2017

    Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through our beautifully decorated gardens and grounds, and be transported into the warm glow of the holidays. Guests are welcomed by a lively Christmas Market filled with...

    Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

    Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

    Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

    12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

    Come hear all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir as they offer an unforgettable holiday concert. You'll be mesmerized by the transcendent Georgia Boy Choir sound as they perform sacred classics, Christmas carols, and...

    Run With the Reindeer: Midtown Pub Crawl

    Run With the Reindeer: Midtown Pub Crawl

    Foxtrot Lounge

    12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

    What IS “The Run With the Reindeer: Midtown Pub Crawl”, you may ask? It is THE party to be at and includes admission to over 10 Midtown establishments, comp shots, plus other drink and food specials throughout the night....

    Christmas Pickle Ornament World Record Attempt

    Christmas Pickle Ornament World Record Attempt

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    12/16/2017

    Join on us December 16 as we hand out Christmas Pickle Ornaments and see how many ornaments our Christmas Tree can handle! Those interesed in particiapting will meet at Carousel Hill (across the bridge from DC Super...

    Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

    Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

    Red Clay Music Foundry

    12/16/2017

    Santa makes his final stop in Duluth at Red Clay Music Foundry. Join Santa and his elves at 3116 Main Street from 10AM-Noon. Free crafts (while supplies last) will be available for kids. Get a FREE professional picture...

    GO Kickball

    GO Kickball's Santa Cup N' Hand Tournament

    Blackburn Park

    12/16/2017

    T​OURNAMENT DETAILS:Saturday, December 16 at Blackburn Park in Brookhaven, Georgia10am to 7pmPlay in the funnest kickball tournament of the year!*Cup-N-Hand Kickball Rules*Pool Play with 2 games guaranteed*Festive...

    Holiday Bazaar with American Threads

    Holiday Bazaar with American Threads

    American Threads (Avalon)

    12/16/2017

    American Threads is excited to host four very talented Local Entrepreneurs' to our first Annual Holiday Pop-up shop: Jewelry maker: Raw & Rebellious, Bespoke Candle's by Cooper Lake Candle Co., Fine Paper Goods by...

    Tacky Sweater Party at Six Flags over Georgia

    Tacky Sweater Party at Six Flags over Georgia

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    12/16/2017

    Join us on Saturday, December 16 as we celebration Tacky Sweater Day! All guests who arrive at the park wearing a tacky Christmas sweater will be given a half-priced General Admission ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia's...

    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

    Buckhead Saloon

    12/16/2017

    Your ticket will include the following but not limited to:•Signature Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl T-Shirt (Make it to the last bar)•Unique Ugly Sweater Koozie along with raffles from multiple partners.•Holiday tunes rocking at...

    Urban Nutcracker Act II - WONDERLAND

    Urban Nutcracker Act II - WONDERLAND

    Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

    12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017

    Ballethnic Dance Company’s imaginative adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic gives it a soulful, urban vibe. Urban Nutcracker Act II – Wonderland takes place in The Land of Sweets, where a young girl dreams about...

    Candlelight Nights

    Candlelight Nights

    Atlanta History Center

    12/22/2017

    Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through our beautifully decorated gardens and grounds, and be transported into the warm glow of the holidays. Guests are welcomed by a lively Christmas Market filled with...

    Eddie Owen Presents: Banks and Shane Christmas Con

    Eddie Owen Presents: Banks and Shane Christmas Con

    Red Clay Music Foundry

    12/22/2017

    Spend Christmas with Atlanta’s Favorite Party Band! 2 shows! Matinee at 5 pm and another at 8 pm.

    Eddie Owen Presents: MATINEE! Banks and Shane Xmas

    Eddie Owen Presents: MATINEE! Banks and Shane Xmas

    Red Clay Music Foundry

    12/22/2017

    Spend Christmas with Atlanta’s Favorite Party Band! 2 shows! Matinee at 5 pm and another at 8 pm.

    Christmas Day Brunch at The St. Regis Atlanta

    Christmas Day Brunch at The St. Regis Atlanta

    St. Regis Atlanta

    12/25/2017

    The merriment of Christmas captured in a festive brunch setting. Executive Chef Jordan Barnett presents a cheerful brunch buffet on Christmas Day allowing guests to treat themselves this holiday season with decadent...

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