Top 15 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

December is in full swing, and we have plenty to celebrate! Get the most out of the festivities ahead with our Top 17 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, December 7th – Sunday, December 10th, 2017.

From holiday shopping to live performances, Atlanta is in the holiday spirit! Catch the last weekend of the remarkable Holiday Showhouse, explore Grant Park unlike ever before with a neighborhood tour, or even jump right in to any number of holiday parties and festivities all weekend long!

Whether you’re looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping – or simply experience some new flavor and flare in your own city –  there is plenty happening all through the city. Atlanta has 17 unique and festive happenings through Sunday, and we have you covered with the highlights!

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Jingle Mingle

Celebrate the season at Atlanta’s largest holiday and Christmas party, Jingle Mingle!

When
Saturday | December 16th, 2017
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where
Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

3,000 of Atlanta’s finest will ring in the season with live entertainment, dancing, and the best DJ in Atlanta – All for a great cause! Bring joy to underprivileged children by donating a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots at the event.

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2017 Atlanta Area Photos With Santa

santaHe’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 tin 2017 and get a picture with your family and pets.

No matter where you are in the Atlanta area this holiday season, Santa won’t be hard to find. Don’t miss out on seeing The Big Man in Red as he makes all his stops along the way!

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, Veteran’s Day Weekend is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
November 11th – 12th, 2017

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the National Park Service Centennial this past year.

In the start of its 2nd century, 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 celebrate the start of a second century than to get outdoors?

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Dunwoody Nature Center Thanksgiving Break Camp

The Dunwoody Nature Center is giving thanks to nature’s bounty at the 2017 Thanksgiving Break Camp! With so many school districts closing for the week of Thanksgiving, parents may not always be able to take as much time to enjoy with their little ones. For two days, Dunwoody Nature Center has the perfect solution to keep your children active, happy, and engaged!

Camp Dates
November 20th & 21st, 2017
Monday & Tuesday

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Top 22 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

You’ll be sure to get more treats than tricks this Halloween season with our list of the Top 22 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta for 2017!

October is officially here, and there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to premier cocktail parties, 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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Taste of Chamblee

1511635_682996858471292_3114332345239259104_oThe 11th Annual Taste of Chamblee returns with cuisines that celebrate the diverse restaurant community of Chamblee!

When
Saturday | October 7th, 2017
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where
Downtown Chamblee
Corner of Peachtree & Broad

Cost
Admission to the event is FREE
Tasting will be sold for $1. The wide selection of tastings will range from 1 – 5 tickets per sample.

The Taste of Chamblee is the City’s largest annual event, featuring the best restaurants in the area in a family friendly environment!

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Oktoberfest Atlanta

06190b_7279530000d84f7bb61ef0d8c51ba91amv2Put on your lederhosen for Oktoberfest Atlanta, and come enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and activities!

When
Saturday | September 30th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where
Hammond Park

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Dunwoody Nature Center Fall Break Camp

Summer camp may be out for the season, but Duwoody Nature Center is bringing back summer this fall with the 2017 Fall Break Camp! Campers have the option to attend one, two, or three days of camp for Preschoolers and Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

2017 Camp Dates
October 5th, 6th, 9th
Thursday, Friday, Monday

During the camp days, campers will enjoy all their favorite activities of the summer – all while learning about nature! In two age groups, campers will take hikes, make crafts, play games, and explore the camper-favorite Creek Day!

Full-day camps are available for Kindergarten – 5th Grade, and Preschoolers are invited to attend the half-day camps.

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Friday Night Hikes at Dunwoody Nature Center

Gear up with a flashlight and your sense of adventure! While the Dunwoody Nature Center normally closes at sundown, visitors will have the chance this Fall to connect with nature through Free Friday Night Hikes.

2017 Hike Dates
September 22nd | 8:00 p.m.
October 6th & 20th | 7:30 p.m.

Families will gather to enjoy a free nocturnal experience with nature that is fun and safe for all ages! Before and after the hikes, hikers will join at the meadow and warm up with cocoa, stargazing, and a cozy campfire.

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