See fine art and crafts, hear local acoustic musicians, shop at food vendors, and visit the children’s area at Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park. Repeats in May. Free.
November 2 - 3, 2019
27 miles NE
Watch hundreds of cats compete, and shop from cat-supply vendors at the Cotton States Cat Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Fine food in the country
November 3, 2019
36 miles SW
Enjoy food from top restaurants, fine wines, premium micro-brews, live jazz, and a silent auction at Afternoon in the Country under tents on the lawn of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville for age 21+.
Christmas Canteen is a variety show with sketch comedy, theatrical numbers, and singing galore at Aurora Theatre.
November 15 - 17, 2019
0.5 miles west
“Explore worlds of esports, art, music, cosplay, tabletop, arcade, indies, panels, LAN, PC, console, mobile, virtual reality, screenings, expo hall and more” during Dreamhack at Georgia World Congress Center.
November 15 - 17, 2019
9.2 miles south
Conjuration promises interactive programming for all ages who love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and more at Hilton Atlanta Airport, with adventure games, live animals, magical workshops, live wizard’s chess, live music, panel discussions, and cosplay contests.
November 21, 2019
19.4 miles north
All religions join in welcoming you to this year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration, which offers “thoughts, prayers, music, and humor to express solidarity through our multiple faiths for the cause of true peace in our world” in Marietta. Arrive early. Free.
November 22 - Dec. 23, 2019
2.9 miles north
Atlanta Christkindl Market is an open-air German holiday market featuring handmade gifts, German food & beverages, and entertainment on Tower Street NW at Atlantic Station.
Holidays around the world
November 22, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
4 miles NE
Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays with twinkling lights and trees hung with ornaments and cultural objects at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Closed Dec. 25.
Tree lighting - Atlantic Station
November 23, 2019
3 miles north
Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade (7 p.m.), and see the Christmas tree lighting with fireworks (8 p.m.) during Light the Station at Atlantic Station. Free.
Glassblowing open house
November 23, 2019
(6 to 10 p.m.)
7 miles east
Watch glassblowing demonstrations at the family friendly Anniversary Party, with food, drinks, music, and art for sale at Decatur Glassblowing. Free.
King of Pops Field Day features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a popsicle eating contest, and free popsicles outdoors at 552 Decatur Street SE.
2 miles SE
Chomp & Stomp has a chili cook-off (tasting at 12:30 p.m.), food vendors, old-time music, an artists market, and a 5K run at Cabbagetown Park.
2.4 miles NE
See a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films at the Buried Alive Film Fest at 7 Stages Theatre.
3.2 miles north
A ticket to Guaco Taco Fest gets you in the door at Atlantic Station, where you can hear live music and buy tacos, restaurant food, guacamole, margaritas, beer, wine, cider, and vodka drinks for age 21+.
Indoor art fair
3.3 miles NE
Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from artists at Art Visions at Paideia School in the building at S. Ponce de Leon Avenue & Oakdale Road NE. Free.
4.1 miles SE
A ticket to Grant Park Mothball includes appetizers and DJ dance music, with beer and cocktails for sale at Pin and Proper.
5.5 miles north
A ticket to Culinary Passport Atlanta [sound] gets you samples from 10 restaurants serving food from around the world, cooking demos, live music, and two drink tickets at The Stave Room.
11 miles NW
Visit the vendor hall at The Ultimate Sugar Show, and sign up for classes at additional cost, at Cobb Galleria Centre.
Two dozen restaurants offer lunch and dinner specials during Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. Click a price option, then the search button, then a menu button.
Veterans Day Celebration
13.2 miles north
Veterans Day Celebration includes an 11:30 a.m. keynote speech and music by a brass quintet at City Green, followed by cake at the Performing Arts Center. A concert of patriotic music is 7 p.m. at City Green. Free.
14.5 miles north
A ticket to the Sandy Springs Wine Festival includes samples of 50 varieties of wine and beer, DJ and live acoustic music, and food for sale at Heritage Sandy Springs for age 21+.
17.2 miles NW
Atlanta Veg Fest offers speakers and vegan vendors at Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. Donation.
18 miles NE
Billed as the South’s premier literary event, Book Festival of the MJCCA includes author book readings, signings, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.
Beware of the headless horseman in a new version of The Sleepy Hollow Experience, as roving minstrel storytellers lead you through the haunted grounds of the meadow at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.
45 miles NE
Play in the snow, ice skate, do snow tubing, go on hayrides and carnival rides, and visit the fire pits during License to Chill Snow Island at Lanier Islands.
Tasting in Athens
71.8 miles east
“Sample delicious food items from 12 stations, each paired with two exciting Georgia craft beers” at Georgia Bites + Brews Festival at The Foundry in Athens for age 21+, followed by a free 7 p.m. concert.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and three Christmas ghosts.
Aurora Theatre with one man playing all of the characters in Lawrenceville
A Merry Ole Christmas features the Festival Singers of Atlanta performing 18 traditional songs. Donation.
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Northside Drive Baptist Church
1 mile north
Cirque Dreams Holidaze has flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes, and Santa Claus.
Fox Theatre in Atlanta
Classic Center in Athens
1.5 miles NW
Black Nativity retells the story of the first Christmas with dance, spirituals, gospel music, and a rousing finale at Ferst Center for the Arts.
Holiday lights - Botanical Garden
2.5 miles NE
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features high-tech light displays, illuminated attractions, model trains, and restaurants at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Christmas at the mansion
4 miles NE
Tour a Tudor Revival mansion decorated by designers and shop in an artists’ market during Christmas at Callanwolde. See the schedule of special events.
Party at the mansion
4 miles NE
Wear holiday cocktail attire to the $75 Callanwolde Holiday Gala for outstanding entertainment, wine, beer, and catered food, in the splendor of rooms decorated by designers at Callanwolde mansion.
Make a Christmas ornament
7 miles NE
The Ornament Class at Decatur Glassblowing includes safety instructions, a demonstration, and assistance making a glass ornament to take home after it cools for 24 hours. Children age 10 to 17 OK with a parent.
Lights of Life is open every day with 1.5 miles of holiday lights, displays, kids’ activities, and concessions at Life University.
Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens
82 miles SE
Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with eight million lights, 15 scenes, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Special events are held some nights. Reserve holiday meals.
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