Holiday Chastain and Annual Tree Sale

This year, Holiday Chastain is keeping Santa safe and accepting letters to pass along to the big man in red! Simply address your letters to Santa to the Chastain Park Conservancy, and Santa will get them in time for the holidays.

Address
Chastain Park Conservancy
4001 Powers Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

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Holiday Happenings at Fernbank Museum

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, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

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Skate the Sky | The Roof at Ponce City Market

Experience ice skating unlike ever before as Skate the Sky transforms The Roof into a Winter Dreamland all season long! Just because you’re socially distancing, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the magic of the season – Complete with cocktails, social distancing, and experiences for the whole family (and even a night out without the kids!). 

Rink Opens Friday | November 27th, 2020

Location
Skyline Park at Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Whether you are planning some festive fun through the holidays or a romantic night on the town, Skate the Sky is on our Must-Do List this Winter!

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Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Spirits

Atlanta’s favorite adult science night is back, offering 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 December’s Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Spirits!

Event Details
Friday | December 11th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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

Enjoy a special holiday twist with a night of festive fun featuring after-hours access to the holiday exhibit Winter Wonderland, holiday-themed activities, live music and more!

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Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes

Join Avondale Estates in the holiday spirit at the 28th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Marketplace! This year will feature a new twist on the classic tour, complete with a Tour of Lights and Online Holiday Market. 

Event Details
Sunday | December 13th, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join in the spirit of the season as everyone in town decorates with tons of sparkling lights – Even lighting up the trees on the verge! For some extra fun with the kiddos in mind, neighbors are encouraged to include Santa somewhere in their decorations so children can play “Where’s Santa?” as they ride through the city.

In addition to the homes throughout the city, between 6-8 homes will also be featured with their Over-the-Top decorations! Soak up the festive feeling of the season while exploring the decorated homes in the city, the Avondale Business District, and the plazas around town.  

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Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Joy

St. Paul United Methodist Church has welcomed the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes for nearly 40 years. This year, it’s no surprise things look a little different – but the heart of the season is still alive with this year’s Grant Park Candelight Tour of Joy! So string up those twinkling lights and join your neighbors for some socially-distanced festivities. We have you covered with all the details!

Candlelight Tour of Joy
December 12th, 2020

Hosted by St. Paul United Methodist Church

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Virginia Highlands Tour of Homes

10698692_720020434733761_1744877349799508874_nDue to concerns over the ongoing pandemic, the Virginia Highlands Tour of Homes has been cancelled for 2020.

Tour, eat, and shop! It’s time to celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Annual Virginia Highlands Tour of Homes!

Check-in
YWCA of Greater Atlanta
957 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Known as one of Atlanta’s most charming and historic neighborhoods, the Virginia Highlands will be the perfect spot to enjoy gorgeous architecture and interior design while spreading some holiday cheer!

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Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World

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, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

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Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Café

Get ready to shop as the 29th Annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Café returns this holiday season – And this year, it’s going virtual!

Event Details
November 27th, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. –
December 11th, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Bring the Decatur Holiday Marketplace straight to your home with amazing artists from the best online marketplace in the state! Although the physical event was unable to happen due to growing concerns over the pandemic, the beloved annual tradition is still the perfect opportunity to kick off the season and check items off your holiday shopping list.

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Anne Irwin Fine Art Annual Holiday Group Show

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time for the Annual Holiday Group Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art! Find your new favorite artwork to make your spirits – and your home – both merry and bright. 

Exhibition Opening
November 13th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Show will run through the end of 2020.

Location
Anne Irwin Fine Art
690 Miami Circle NE, #150
Atlanta, GA 30324

In previous years, the exhibition has primarily showcased smaller works. This year, a range of sizes will be featured. So deck those walls with works from several of the Gallery’s favorite and beloved artists! 

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