Atlanta events November 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events November 2018

Rome haunted house

November 1 - 3, 2018
71 miles NW
Gates of Misery has two attractions filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Oct. 31, and Nov. 1.

Indian powwow

November 1 - 4, 2018
19 miles east
Native American Festival and Pow-Wow showcases dancing, drumming, bow making, open-fire cooking, storytelling, and artistry at Stone Mountain Park. No pets.

Stone Mountain haunted house

November 1 - 4, 2018
20 miles NE
Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets in Stone Mountain. Open every evening.

Newnan haunted house

November 1 - 4 and 9 - 11, 2018
41 miles SW
13 Stories Haunted House [sound] has a “Haunted Pink Trap House” plus two add-on attractions, and it promises “detail that Hollywood would be proud of” viewed in groups of 6 to 8 people. See schedule.

Coupon (website has sound)

Whisky expo

November 2, 2018
(6 to 10 p.m.)
8.5 miles north
Sample whiskies and spirits with food during Whiskies of the World at InterContinental Buckhead for age 21+.

Dawsonville haunted drama

November 2 - 4, 2018
52 miles NE
Hell’s Gates is an outdoor trail that leads you through nine shocking scenes with live actors and special effects such as fires, explosions, and gunfire in Dawsonville for age 12+, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

Hemlock festival

November 2 - 4, 2018
65 miles north
Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at the eco-friendly HemlockFest near Dahlonega.

Interactive Sleepy Hollow

November 2 - 11, 2018
34 miles SW
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.

Cabbagetown festival

November 3, 2018
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.

Wine festival

November 3, 2018
(12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
6 miles east
Taste wine, buy restaurant food, and shop from artists at Decatur Wine Festival.

Wine tasting

November 3, 2018
(12 to 4 p.m.)
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+.

Wine tasting in Roswell

November 3, 2018
(1 to 5 p.m.)
20.4 miles north
Taste 100 wines from 30 wineries at Grandiose Grape Wine Festival, with appetizers and live music outdoors at The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell.

Taste of Kennesaw

November 3, 2018
26 miles NW
Buy restaurant samples, visit a beer garden or kids’ zone, and hear the bands at Taste of Kennesaw. Free.

Acworth beer festival

November 3, 2018
(1 to 5 p.m.)
30 miles NW
Acworth Craft Beer Fest features 100 beers, 25 wines, cider, live music, and food for sale in Acworth.

Wine festival

November 3, 2018
32 miles NE
Taste 150 wines, visit a craft-beer garden, shop food trucks, and hear live music at Suwanee Wine Fest.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 3 - 4, 2018
9 miles north
Chastain Park Arts Festival
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.

Cat show

November 3 - 4, 2018
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.

Sandy Springs Restaurant Week

November 3 - 9, 2018
12 miles north
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.

Book festival

November 3 - 18, 2018
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.

Fine food in the country

November 4, 2018
(1 to 4 p.m.)
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+. Video (2.5 minutes).

Tasting in Athens

November 4, 2018
(3 to 7 p.m.)
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.

Harry Potter pub crawl

November 9, 2018
(7 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Potter Pub Crawl includes five bars in Virginia Highlands with food and drink specials plus a costume contest starting at Diesel Filling Station for age 21+.

Veterans Day Celebration

November 9, 2018
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.

Veterans Day parade

November 10, 2018
(11:11 a.m.)
0.2 miles north
The Atlanta Veterans Day Parade repeats each year in downtown Atlanta.

Burlesque show

November 10, 2018
(6 & 9 p.m.)
1.8 miles NW
The Sweet Spot is a high-energy celebration of the sexy arts that includes spoken word, burlesque dance, body painting, comedy, fashion, and DJ music at 595 North Event Center for age 21+.

Super hero run

November 10, 2018
2.3 miles NE
The Super Run 5K/10K provides a cape and welcomes costumes at Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Taco festival

November 10, 2018
(1 p.m., VIP noon)
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+.

Vegetarian festival

November 10, 2018
17.2 miles NW
Atlanta Veg Fest offers speakers and vegan vendors at Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. Donation.

Indoor art fair

November 10 - 11, 2018
3.3 miles NE
Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from artists at Art Visions [website may be slow] at Paideia School in the building at S. Ponce de Leon Avenue & Oakdale Road NE. Free.

Dessert convention

November 10 - 11, 2018
11 miles NW
Visit the vendor hall at The Ultimate Sugar Show, and sign up for classes at additional cost, at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Christmas at Stone Mountain

November 10, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
19 miles east
Stone Mountain Christmas has 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, a nightly parade with Santa, and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain has tube rides. Schedule.

Block party

November 11, 2018
(2 to 6 p.m.)
1.7 miles SE
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.

International tasting

November 13, 2018
(7 to 10 p.m.)
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.

Horror-film festival

November 14 - 18, 2018
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.

Thanksgiving celebration

November 15, 2018
(7 to 9 p.m.)
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.

Holiday home

November 15 - Dec. 9, 2018
11.1 miles north
Walk through a giant new home in Buckhead decorated for the holidays during Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Nov. 22.

Christmas extravaganza

November 15 - Dec. 23, 2018
32 miles NE
Christmas Canteen is a variety show with sketch comedy, theatrical numbers, and singing galore at Aurora Theatre.

Video-game festival

November 16 - 18, 2018
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.

Fantasy convention

November 16 - 18, 2018
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.

Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens

November 16, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019
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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Holidays around the world

November 16, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
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 Nov. 22 & Dec. 25.

Tasting event

November 17, 2018
(12 to 4 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music, and food for sale at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Held in February and November.

Tree lighting - Atlantic Station

November 17, 2018
(1 to 8 p.m.)
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.

Costume party

November 17, 2018
(8 p.m.)
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.

Piano concert

November 17, 2018
(8 p.m.)
5 miles NE
Classical pianist Lise de la Salle performs select works from Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, and Bach at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Glassblowing open house

November 17, 2018
(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.

Classical music in Marietta

November 17, 2018
(7 to 8:30 p.m.)
25.9 miles NW
“Take a musical journey from Old World to New” when Georgia Philharmonic plays works by Dvorak, Smetana, and Williams in its program Impressions of the New World at Lassiter Concert Hall.

Chili cookoff

November 17, 2018
31.5 miles NE
Sample 30 kinds of chili with live music and a kids’ area at Peach State Chili Cookoff at Town Center Park in Suwanee.

Holidays at the aquarium

November 17 - Dec. 31, 2018
0.5 miles NW
Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, live entertainment on weekends, and Santa & Scuba Claus (see schedule), at Georgia Aquarium. Open every day in December.

Tree lighting - Lenox Square

November 18, 2018
8 miles NE
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show includes live performances and a visit from Santa. The tree stays lit through Jan. 1, 2018.

Light Up Dunwoody

November 18, 2018
15 miles north
Light Up Dunwoody is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, live reindeer, and a tree-lighting + menorah ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

Christmas lights - Marietta

November 22 - Dec. 31, 2018
17 miles NW
Lights of Life is open every day with 1.5 miles of holiday lights, displays, kids’ activities, and concessions at Life University.

Christmas at the mansion

November 23 - Dec. 9, 2018
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.

Christmas market

November 23 - Dec. 23, 2018
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. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except Dec. 17 & 18. Free.

A Christmas Carol

November 23 - Dec. 24, 2018
multiple locations
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and three Christmas ghosts. `

Make a Christmas ornament

November 23 - Dec. 30, 2018
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.

Christmas spectacular

November 24 - 29, 2018
1 mile north
Cirque Dreams Holidaze has flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes, and Santa Claus.

Irish Christmas show

November 28, 2018
(7:30 p.m.)
10.7 miles NW
Sing: An Irish Christmas features two Irish singers, a choir, traditional dancing, and a band fusing Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, modern, and classical music at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Party at the mansion

November 29, 2018
(7 p.m.)
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.

Marietta tree lighting

November 29, 2018
18 miles NW
Kick off the holiday season with a band, choruses, Santa (5:20 p.m.), and a tree-lighting ceremony (6 p.m.) at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Glover Park in Marietta. Free.

Small-town parade

November 29, 2018
(7 to 8:30 p.m.)
62 miles SE
Hometown Holidays Parade is a small-town affair with Christmas lights on fire trucks, kids on homemade floats, marching bands, beauty queens, and Santa and Mrs. Claus in Forsyth. Free.

Underground art show

November 30, 2018
(8 p.m.)
0.9 miles south
The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 100 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays at GA Freight Depot for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.

Powder Springs tree lighting

November 30, 2018
22 miles NW
Beginning with a parade at 6:30 p.m., the Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. in Powder Springs features Santa, holiday music, the mayor, and hot chocolate with cookies in the Town Square. Free.

British Christmas music

November 30 & Dec. 2, 2018
multiple locations
A Merry Ole Christmas features the Festival Singers of Atlanta performing 18 traditional songs. Donation.
  • Nov. 30 (8 p.m.) Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
  • Dec. 2 (3 p.m.) Northside Drive Baptist Church

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