Top 16 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and our spirits are bright! Whether you’re looking to jump into the festivities of the holidays or give back in the spirit of the season, we have you covered with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, November 8th – 11th, 2018.

Santa is beginning to make his appearances throughout town, and there is an incredible lineup of vendors and artists selling the perfect gifts for the holidays. Don’t miss the start of the beloved Home For The Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace, kick off the cooler weather with the Holiday Lights, Garden Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and give back to some wonderful causes all weekend long! 

Get the most out of your weekend ahead with our unique lineup of 16 happenings all around the city!

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Christmas at Callanwolde

The joy of the holiday season begins at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center with Christmas at Callanwolde: Designer Showhouse & Christmas Village!

Event Details
November 23rd – December 9th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Every Day of the Week!

Location
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30306

Celebrating 40+ years, the spectacular Atlanta Christmas destination will feature premier events throughout the holiday season:

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Winter Wonderland | Fernbank Museum

Showcasing celebrations from around the globe, Winter Wonderland fills Fernbank Museum with over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees throughout the holiday season!

Event Details
November 16th, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Admission to Winter Wonderland is included with Museum admission and free for members.

The variety of trees will be adorned with twinkling with lights, glimmer with color, and shine with a variety of cultural objects.  The displays throughout the museum recognize the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions, and events from around the world.

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Fernbank After Dark

Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at November’s Science of Our Senses!

Event Details
Friday | November 9th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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Monster Mash Rock Star Bash | CHOA

Join the Monster Mash Rock Star Bash for a rockin’ evening to benefit the Marcus Autism Center! In addition to the opportunity to win prizes for the best costumes, there will also be killer auction items, a makeup artist, photo booth, silent auction, DJ, food, and drinks.

Event Details
Friday | October 19th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Wild Heaven Craft Beers
135 B Maple Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Tickets
$45 Each

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Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk

On your mark, get set, let’s fight cancer! Now in its 8th year, the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/ Walk is a family-friendly event that raises critical funds for innovative cancer research, treatment, and care at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Event Details
Saturday | October 13th, 2018

Event Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Run/Walk Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

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Art Visions Artist Market | Paideia School

The Paideia School is proud to present its 36th annual Fine Art & Craft Sale with the Art Visions Artist Market!

Event Dates
November 10th – 11th, 2018

Event Hours
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Paideia School
1509 Ponce De Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

Free to the Open Public

Established and emerging artists alike will join to showcase a wide range of artistic mediums including: oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, and more!

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Waldorf School of Atlanta Holiday Fair

10685_15_1850_0_323The Waldorf School of Atlanta celebrates its 32nd Anniversary with the annual Holiday Fair!

Event Details
Saturday | November 3rd, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location
The Waldorf School of Atlanta
827 Kirk Road
Decatur, GA 30030

Guests of all ages will enjoy a range of interactive and activities, one-of-a-kind shopping, live entertainment, and artful displays. Don’t miss this festive annual tradition!

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Haints and Saints Halloween Parade

What started out in 2011 as a small walking parade around the Square has grown into a city-wide Halloween tradition.  The Haints and Saints Halloween Parade  has it all – and it keeps getting bigger and better each year! 

Event Details
Saturday | October 27th, 2018
Floats & Vehicles Lineup – 4:00 p.m.
Walkers Lineup – 4:30 p.m.

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