Welcome, December! With the new month ahead, we can’t help but jump right into the holiday season with our Top 11 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, December 2nd – 5th, 2021.
Among a variety of art-filled events and festive fun, the upcoming weekend includes a plethora of holiday celebration, wonderful ways to have fun while giving back, and some really unique ways to embrace some holiday fun that feels like a step outside of the “Same Old.”
From cocktail parties for the grownups to puppet shows for the kiddos, we have you covered with fun for everyone – from ages 1 to 92!
Virginia Highland has always drawn crowds from both ITP and OTP, but there’s something special about the events and community efforts going on in Virginia Highland right now. The newly formed non-profit, Virginia Highland District, whose sole mission is to promote community engagement and economic development in the neighborhood, has sparked a renaissance in the neighborhood, and the residents are all-in!
Next up, the first ever Virginia Highland Winterfest! Beginning with a Tour of Lights, participants will explore private garden displays with lights and tasty snacks. In addition, each home will feature a beverage of choice, and participants will receive a commemorative Virginia-Highland mug.
The High Museum is turning up the volume with December’s HIGH Frequency Friday! Enjoy a moment of respite and fun as you explore the High Museum galleries this month. With a soundtrack to enhance your art experience, the evening is the High Museum’s sell-out event of art and music!
Atlanta’s favorite adult science night is in the holiday spirit, offering exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, science demonstrations, full bars, and more at December’s Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party.
From indoor exhibitions to outdoor experiences – and everything in between – Fernbank Museum is bringing the jolly this season with their Holiday Happenings! Enjoy beloved pastimes or pick up a new tradition along with way with a variety of festive fun for all ages.
Holiday Happenings Dates November 20th, 2021 – January 9th, 2022
Showcasing celebrations from around the globe, the Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World fills Fernbank Museum with over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees throughout the holiday season!
Event Details November 20th, 2021 – January 9th, 2022
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is reimagining its beloved Holiday Parade as an exciting new tradition this holiday season! The Lighting at Colony Square still has all the highlights of the parade, but now transformed into a full-day celebration – complete with a tree lighting and visit from Santa himself.
In the evening following the day’s festivities, a Children’s patient will now have the honor of lighting the Christmas Tree to officially commence the start of the holiday season! Highlights from the event include live reindeer, Touch-A-Truck, an assortment of live performances, caroling, ice skating, and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the Colony Square ice-skating rink tickets will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.