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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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade

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

Saturday | December 1st, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parade Start: Peachtree St. & 16th Street
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Parade End: Peachtree & 5th Street
800 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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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Season of Hope | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Don your holiday festive cocktail attire to celebrate the inaugural Season of Hope! In support of the Marcus Autism Center, over 300 guests will enjoy cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing.

Event Details
Friday | November 30th, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Foundry at Puritan Mill
916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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ADAC Angel Tree Celebration

Presented by ADAC, the 32nd Annual Angel Tree Celebration invites you to brighten the holidays for children in need!

Event Details
Thursday | November 15th, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

ADAC | Theodore Alexander
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue
Suite 402
Atlanta, GA 30305

The heartwarming event helps provide presents to children in need throughout the Atlanta area. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and select children’s names from this year’s tree. These special children will have a happier holiday, and it’s all thanks to your generosity and kindness!

Angel Tree donations benefit the Fulton County Division of Family and Children Services. Donated gifts will be collected by the ADAC partner, Theodore Alexander.

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Georgia Autism Speaks 5K

Lace up your running shoes for a great cause at the 7th Annual Georgia Autism Speaks 5K!

Event Details
Saturday | November 17th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5K Race Begins

Piedmont Park
1320 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

This event means so much more than 3.1 miles, and Autism Speaks wouldn’t be able to complete the puzzle piece without your support!

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Wishes for Hughes Masquerade

Don a mask with your all-black attire to benefit Hughes Spalding hospital at the inaugural Wishes for Hughes Masquerade! The affair features breathtaking views, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres under the stars at Atlanta’s premier rooftop, 15 stories up at Ventanas.

Event Details
Friday | November 9th, 2018
8:00 p.m. – Midnight

275 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Striving to make an impact within the community by empowering youth to discover their talents, the Making Wishes Matter Foundation assists less fortunate families by granting the wishes of individuals. For the last three years, Making Wishes Matter has been changing lives and granting wishes throughout the Atlanta community! Because they strive to add a personal touch in every situation, they have made a positive impact in thousands of people’s lives each year. 

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The Super Run 5K/ 10K

Be a Hero, help a Cause, and Join the Run at The Super Run 5K/10/K!

Event Details
Saturday | November 10th, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

Grab your cuffs and fly over to The Super Run, where the nationwide race series partners with local nonprofit organizations to help raise funds and awareness for their cause. Runners can snap a picture in front of the Superhero photo screen, grab the official event Superhero Galactic Blaster Cuffs and finisher’s medal, and enjoy the fun for all ages! 

The superhero-themed run will feature entertainment and other family activities following the 5K, 10K, and Kids Dash.

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The Big Deal | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The Big Deal invites you to celebrate and honor the doctors of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by partying with a purpose! Enjoy an evening of cocktails with a silent auction, seated dinner, and dancing to follow.

Event Details
Friday | November 9th, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Atlanta History Center

Led by the 1998 Society, every gesture of support truly is a Big Deal! Guests and sponsors of the fundraising event help provide hope to more than 350,000 unique patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Event proceeds support important programs, equipment, staffing, and research identified by Children’s 1998 Society Funding Initiatives.

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Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Gardens

Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the ever-loved 10th Annual Home For The Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace is back this holiday season!

November 15th – December 9th, 2018

Thursday – Saturday · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday – Wednesday & Thanksgiving Day

2018 Showhouse Location
4540 Jett Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Home for the Holidays will showcase Atlanta’s leading design industry talents while celebrating design and effortless elegance. Learn more about the Showhouse, upcoming events, and this year’s beneficiary!

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Holiday Mailbox Brigade | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Join Friends, a volunteer group benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in the annual tradition of decorating mailboxes with the Holiday Mailbox Brigade!

Mailboxes available to orderNovember 5th – 28th, 2018

With a small donation to CHOA, your mailbox will be beautifully adorned with fresh holiday greenery and a festive handmade bow. For each mailbox purchased, a patient at Egleston, Hughes Spalding, or Scottish Rite will also receive a “Holiday Hug” sign for their hospital door. Your donation will be a gift that continues to brighten the holiday season!

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