Atlanta events November 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events November 2018

Rome haunted house

November 1 - 3, 2018
(also Oct.)
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
(begins Oct. 5)
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.

Interactive Sleepy Hollow

November 1 - 4, 2018
(also Oct.)
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.

Ticket deal $10 to $25

Newnan haunted house

November 1 - 11, 2018
(also Oct.)
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.

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
(begins Oct. 19)
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.

Ticket deal $5 to $9

Hemlock festival

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

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 inaugural Sandy Springs Wine Festival includes samples of 50 varieties of wine and beer, DJ and live music, and food for sale at Heritage Sandy Springs.

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
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).

West Side Story

November 6 - 11, 2018
10.7 miles NW
West Side Story is a musical about true love, inspired by “Romeo and Juliet” and set in 1950s New York City, with soaring songs like “America” and “Maria” at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Ticket deal $39 to $49

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 a speech by former U.S. Army Lieutenant Hunter Hill at Concourse Corporate Center, 5 Concourse Pkwy in Sandy Springs.

Nutcracker ballet

November 9 - Dec. 24, 2018
Greater Atlanta area
The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl’s Christmas dream and includes music by Tchaikovsky.

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+.

Ticket deal $12

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.

Ticket deal $20

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.

Ticket deal $9

Christmas at Stone Mountain

Nov. 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.

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.

Rudolph puppet show

November 13 - Dec. 30, 2018
3 miles north
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a puppet version of the classic TV show at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Closed on Nov. 22 and Dec. 25.

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. Free.

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.

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 on some nights. Reserve breakfast and dinner shows.

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.

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
3 miles north
Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade, and see the Christmas tree lighting at 8:30 p.m. at the Lighting of Atlantic Station. Free.

Costume party

November 17, 2018
(8 p.m.)
4.1 miles SE
Grant Park Mothball has DJ dance music, appetizers, a cash bar, and a costume contest at 1039 Grant Street SE.

Aquarium holiday

November 17 - Dec. 31, 2018
0.5 miles NW
Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, Santa and SCUBA Claus, and live entertainment at Georgia Aquarium. See schedule.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

Nov. 17, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
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.

Tree lighting - Lenox Square

November 18, 2018
8 miles NE
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show includes live music at 6:30 p.m., the tree lighting at 7 p.m., and fireworks set to music. 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, and a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

Thanksgiving dinner

November 22, 2018
Greater Atlanta area
See a list of restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day at Atlanta Parent and OpenTable.

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 for Christmas at Callanwolde, with Christmas lights outdoors.

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 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.

Gospel Nativity

November 28 - Dec. 9, 2018
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.

Ticket deal $23

Magical play outdoors

November 28, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
34 miles SW
Gerda must save her brother Kai from the icy clutches of a cold-hearted queen in The Snow Queen, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. You see different scenes of the play as you walk the grounds at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

Party at the mansion

November 29, 2018
(7 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Wear holiday cocktail attire to the $100 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
(6 p.m.)
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
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.

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 19 traditional songs. Donation.
  • Nov. 30 - Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
  • Dec. 2 - Northside Drive Baptist Church

Christmas market

November 30 - Dec. 23, 2018
2.9 miles north
Atlanta Christkindl Market is an open-air German holiday market at Atlantic Station featuring handmade gifts, German food & beverages, and entertainment. Free.

Cocktail party for animal rescue

November 2018
2.5 miles NE
A ticket to Paws For Cocktails gets you a drink, “delicious food,” live music, and a silent auction to benefit Furkids at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

Trumpet festival

November 2018
10.2 miles NE
Watch the rehearsal Saturday or the concert Sunday at Atlanta Trumpet Festival at Lakeside High School. Free.

Thanksgiving Cabaret

November 2018
7.6 miles NE
Grateful for Friends is a musical cabaret that features top-tier local talent and a bit of comedy at OnStage Atlanta.