Where to Spot Santa Around Atlanta in 2020

He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice – Santa Claus is coming to town! We’ve put together a list where you can be sure to spot him in 2020 and get a picture with your family and pets.

The holidays may look a bit different this year, but we’ve put our elves to work to help you find Santa no matter where you are in the city. Don’t miss out on seeing The Big Man in Red as he makes all his stops along the way!

Please note: With the ongoing pandemic, we will continue to update this list as any changes or additions occur. You may see some old favorites missing from the list, but we hope this helps your family find the joy throughout the holiday season – and perhaps find a new tradition!

Happy holidays!

 

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Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

Now with even more festivities, we’ve updated our guide to help you get the most out of your socially-distanced spooky season.

It’s officially the season for spooking and bewitching! We couldn’t be more excited to get into the Halloween spirit with Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta.

This year may look a little different, but there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to virtual events and everything in between, we have you covered with all the highlights!

Check out our list below to ensure you get more treats than tricks all throughout the month:

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Marist Holiday Traditions Arts & Crafts Show

Out of caution over COVID-19, Marist Holiday Traditions has been cancelled for 2020.

Looking for that special gift for that special someone? Marist Holiday Traditions is the place to find that one-of-a-kind item with one of the largest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast!

Event Details TBA

Location
Marist School
3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30319

Admission
$5 | No strollers

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Stand Up for the Hooch

High Country Outfitters proudly presents the 8th Annual Stand Up for the Hooch race!

Event Details
Sunday | June 26th, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Race Location
Morgan Falls Park
Morgan Falls Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Race Party Location
High Country Outfitters
3906 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

All ages and abilities are welcome to paddle the famous Chattahoochee River, and there will even be a free kids’ race. Participants will receive a race t-shirt, lunch ticket, and access to SweetWater Beverages at the after party, located in Buckhead!

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Wesleyan Artists Market

Due to concerns over the COVD-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled.

The Wesleyan School’s premier fundraiser and signature Spring tradition is celebrating its 22nd anniversary! The Wesleyan Artists Market supports arts in the community with fine art, live entertainment, and a sense of community.

Event Details
April 23rd – 25th, 2020

Location
Wesleyan School
5405 Spalding Drive
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

The fine art show is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Highlights include a Designer Preview, a Book Signing by Designer and Author James Farmer, Opening Night festivities, live Entertainment, the Wesleyan Student Artist Market, Food Trucks, and much more!

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Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The rain is clearing up, and there are clear skies ahead! Set out for some fun all weekend long with our Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, March 5th – March 8th, 2020.

Experience the best of Atlanta’s brunch flavors, explore Springtime in the city from flowers to family fun, and even  tap into your artistic side!

With a variety of events all throughout town, there’s something for everyone – and all ages! Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a  full weekend ahead.

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Top 11 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta

It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating! St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.

Whether you are looking to extend your festivities into a weekend-long celebration, or you’re just in it for the green Beer, we have you covered with all the highlights in every direction around the city!

Don’t miss a thing with our list of the Top 11 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta!

With so many events throughout the city, Atlanta residents will be able to find ways to kick off the holiday all week long. 

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks | 2020

With free admittance to all National Parks, the first day of National Park Week is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
April 18th, 2020

National Park Week
April 18th – 26th, 2020

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived.

Be part of America’s largest celebration of national heritage! It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to commemorate the coming season than to get outdoors?

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20th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is celebrating a milestone 20 years of storytelling with through a proud tradition of entertaining audiences and fostering community dialogue!

Festival Dates
February 10th – 27th, 2020

Opening Venue
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

New for 2020 – Expanded Intown Venues
UA Tara Cinemas, Regal Perimeter Pointe, the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema, and the Plaza Theatre.

Young Professionals Night Location
The Woodruff Arts Center

The Festival has exhibited over 70 narratives and documentaries, representing more than 25 countries. Throughout the festival, guests will engage in the most compelling foreign and independent films. Regardless of genre, each film will fascinate, inspire, and expand your perspective!

Film Lineup TBA

With more than 38,000 moviegoers attending screenings in past years, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival made history by becoming the largest Jewish film festival in the world – And 2020 promises to bring even more excitement with amazing movies that entertain and captivate audiences in new ways!

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is an exploration of Jewish life, culture and history through the lens of cinema. The AJFF seeks to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, while challenging conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and world community alike.

More information on the 2020 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

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Bring One for the Chipper

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?”It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper!

Event Details
January 4th, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees.

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