Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

ahl_holidayhouse2015_0033-640x480We have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, December 1st – Sunday, December 4th 2016

The weather has finally cooled down, and December is officially upon us! Atlanta is in the spirit, celebrating with events all around the city.

Settle into the season with a visit to see Santa, cheer on a festive parade, check off some items of your holiday shopping lists, and warm up with some exercise.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, we will help you find it!


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Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa on the Square

14520455_10154066490218831_3603068332615769056_nSanta Claus is coming to town – at Marietta Square! The City of Marietta’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this holiday.

Thursday | December 1st, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Glover Park | Marietta Square

The fun begins with performances by local school choruses, followed by Santa’s grand entrance via a City of Marietta firetruck at 5:20 p.m. The lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree takes place at 6:00 p.m. with plenty of fun with Santa in the gazebo until 8:00 p.m.!

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Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Festival

13876117_1392832974077597_3645753664084304144_nSave the date for the Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Festival! The 4th annual, one-of-a-kind Georgia beer festival only pours beers over 8% ABV.

Saturday | December 3rd, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta | 30307

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Rumson Gifts Merry & Bright Holiday Shopping

img_7855-1-980x497Rumson Gifts Merry & Bright Holiday Shopping will surely help to make the season bright. The gifts in store this week feature thoughtful, easy, and elegant ideas for everyone on your list – including you!

November 30th – December 2nd, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rumson Gifts
458 E Paces Ferry Road NE
Atlanta | 30305

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Candlelight Nights at Atlanta History Center

candlelight-nights-2‘Tis the season to twinkle! At Candlelight Nights, step back in time as you experience Christmas past with a candle-lit stroll sure to transport you into the warm glow of the holidays.
Friday | December 9th, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Dunwoody Nature Center Winter Break Camp

teepeesmWith so many school districts closing throughout the holiday season, parents may not always be able to take as much time to enjoy with their little ones.

Dunwoody Nature Center has the perfect solution to keep your children active, happy, and engaged – all while learning about everything nature has to offer!

The Dunwoody Nature Center Winter Camp offers three sessions:

Session I | 2-Day Camp Session II | 4-Day Camp Session III | 2-Day Camp

Thursday & Friday
December 22nd – 23rd, 2016

Tuesday, December 27th –
Friday, December 30th, 2016

Tuesday & Wednesday
January 3rd – 4th, 2017

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade

choachristmasparadeChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta will transform the Midtown area into a winter wonderland with the sights and sounds of the season at the Children’s Christmas Parade!

December 3rd, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parade Start | Peachtree St. & 16th St.
Parade End | Peachtree & 5th St.

Along with a television audience of over 500,000 people, thousands of live spectators will line up for the largest holiday parade in the Southeast! Families will welcome Santa as he makes his grand appearance among floats, giant helium-filled balloons, marching bands, and much more. Unique performances from various groups will also entertain audiences of all ages, and all of your favorite Christmastime characters can be found throughout the morning!

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Shoppe Artisan

logo_artisanThe most unique, one-of-a-kind shopping experience is about to hit Atlanta this December! Shoppe Artisan will give discerning shoppers in the Southeast access to distinctive, handmade and unique holiday gifts from thousands of independent, modern makers throughout North America.

December 9th – 11th, 2016
Friday | 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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