Head to the Battery for the annual Santa Pub Crawl! It’s a blast of a time and not only kicks off the holidays with some festive spirits but is also one of the biggest toys for tots drive in Atlanta. Tickets here!
Atlanta Events & Happenings
StyleBlueprint Atlanta has the best and most fun things to do in Atlanta—everything from concerts and festivals to boutique trunk shows and wine tastings. Instead of an overwhelming list, we’ve curated it into a manageable size so you can always find an event you'll enjoy with ease.
The only thing better than presents from Santa is Santa’s presence. On Saturday, December 16, ring in the holiday season with a delicious breakfast buffet at ONE. midtown kitchen with Santa. Diners pay $25 per person ($15 per child) plus tax and gratuity (children under 1 admitted for free). Make a reservation by calling ONE.
Penley Art Company is set to open the first annual Penley Holiday Gallery in the Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center from December 9 to December 23. The gallery will showcase museum quality giclées and original works by artist Steve Penley, including sketches, paintings and prints, as well as Penley merchandise and gifts. The Penley Holiday Gallery features special
Gather at Atlantic Station on Wednesday, December 13, Avondale Estates on the City Green on Thursday, December 14, Virginia-Highland on Sunday, December 17 and Decatur Square on Monday, December 18, for family-friendly parties celebrating the lighting of the menorah. The parties will include doughnut decorating (and devouring), live kid-friendly music, photo opportunities, raffles and
Don’t miss this festive German Christmas village and festival with wooden booths selling scrumptious food, beverages and gift items in a festive outdoor atmosphere. More information here!
Celebrate Chanukah at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta! The fun happens with two performances on Sunday, December 17 (at 11 a.m. and noon) and includes Chanukah activities, songs, stories and more! Check the Children’s Museum website for more details. childrensmuseumatlanta.org
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 local crafts and artisanal creations. Visit our three historic houses to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the
Join the Alliance Theatre for one of Atlanta’s most treasured holiday traditions. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future – his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future – who teach him it is never too late to change.
Travel through the Alps and to the bustling city of Frankfurt without even leaving the perimeter at Synchronicity. The musical retelling of the beloved classic is sure to enchant viewers young and old alike. Friday viewers are even encouraged to dress in pajamas, and cookies and milk are paired with complimentary Swiss chocolate. It’s the
Set in 1980s Harlem, The First Noel follows three generations of a family as they process the loss of a loved one, and are later surprised by a Christmas miracle. Sure to be a new holiday tradition, the musical dazzles with unforgettable numbers in jazz, pop, and gospel, truly capturing the magic of Christmas.
What’s December without the holiday classic, the Nutcracker? Happening at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker is a stunning performance of skill, grace, beauty and power. Enjoy some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous pieces of music and lose yourself in the movement of Atlanta’s finest dancers. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now. atlantaballet.com
Drive a little way out of Atlanta to Lake Lanier, and you’ll get to share magical moments of light, water and fun at Magical Nights of Lights. Drive through a twinkling wonderland, take a trip to Santa’s Holiday Village and pick up a few gifts along the way. In December, guests can see a live
SCAD presents the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of designs by China’s most illustrious couturière, Guo Pei, the first Chinese national fashion designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Presented in Atlanta and Savannah, this landmark exhibition features more than 40 of Guo Pei’s most exquisite designs, from accessories and
The 18th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns for another expansive 23 days featuring an international collection of 70+ narrative and documentary films that you won’t see anywhere else. Year after year, AJFF prides itself on finding a host of films representing more than two dozen countries. View diverse films – covering everything from human