Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend December 8 through December 10

Hope you're ready for the holidays. Here are our festive picks for things to do in Atlanta this weekend.
Scrooge finally gets it right in the Dickens' classic.
Careful: This ASO concert may find you giving gifts to strangers.
Atlanta Botanical Garden illuminates the season. (Joey Ivansco)

Ready for a great weekend in Atlanta? Here's what's on our schedule with the holidays just around the corner.

Carol’s Picks
Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.

  • Alliance Theatre's A Christmas Carol, through Dec. 24
    This fabulous production is wonderful no matter how many times you've see it. It has all the elements that Charles Dickens wrote into the story plus music (and humor). It seriously is THE perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

  • Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Saturday and Sunday
    Oh my goodness, this concert will have you out on Peachtree Street shouting good tidings to everyone who passes by. It may be best to avoid shopping right after seeing this show because you'll be so hyped that you may blow your budget. It is the best beginning to the season.

Joleen's Picks
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 4-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.

  • Garden Lights Holiday Nights, through Jan. 7, 2018
    Bundle up the little ones and head to Atlanta Botanical Garden for the 7th annual electrical extravaganza. Enjoy spectacular light displays, including the new high-tech Nature's Wonders. 

  • Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, Saturday
    Families will enjoy this endearing Christmas classic at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Watch as Ma and Emmet Otter enter a local talent contest in hopes of using the winnings to purchase Christmas presents for each other. Cost is $10.50 per person; free to  members. Includes admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

For the ACVB Editor's Picks along with a look at all of the events happening this weekend in Atlanta, check out our full events calendar. Then head over to InstagramFacebook and T witter to share how you will #DiscoverATL this weekend.