25 Fun & Festive Happenings Around Atlanta: December 7th – 10th

Callanwolde Gingerbread HouseTis the season to be jolly! Get ready for the peak of seasonal events  – and some majorly festive fun – by getting the most out of your weekend plans with our 25 Fun & Festive Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, December 7th – 10th, 2023.

Kick off the weekend on Thursday as Holiday on the Town celebrates all things holly and jolly at Town Brookhaven! The Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery also kicks off the weekend with a new holiday group exhibit, followed by some immersive mix-and-mingling at a special Fernbank After Dark. The family fun will carry you into the weekend with art, flavor, and fun over at the Virginia Highlands Winterfest through Saturday!

As we continue thorough the weekend, Callanwolde’s Winter House closes out the weekend with twinkling lights, laughter, and delectable treats. Be sure to get the kiddos and enjoy a family-friendly weekend shopping the Decatur Holiday Marketplace, lacing up those running shoes along the Atlanta BeltLine, exploring woodland wonders at Chattahoochee Nature Center, and even spotting a certain red-nosed reindeer.

The winter wonder continues all weekend (and season!) long with exciting installations at all your favorite stops from the Georgia Aquarium to Fernbank Museum, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Ponce City Market.

As always, we have you covered with the city’s best Farmers Markets and eclectic flavors of Inman Park. Through all seasons, we will continue to have a spectacular lineup of fun each week – with events for couples, families, and running solo.

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Season of Hope | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Season of HopeDon your holiday festive cocktail attire to celebrate the Season of Hope! In support of the Marcus Autism Center, the sixth annual event hopes – and diligently strives – toward a better future where every child can reach their full potential.

2023 Event Details
Thursday, November 30th
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

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Where to Spot Santa – And Snap a Photo! – Around Atlanta in 2023

Santa - phippsHe’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 Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick in 2023 and snap a picture with your family while finding some festive fun along the way. 

This year, a few new favorite spots have popped up in addition to Atlanta’s classic favorites. From Seaside Saint Nick at Georgia Aquarium to Stylish Santa at Buckhead Village, you’ll even spot Santa in some unexpected locations! Catch Santa illuminating extraordinary live trees, sip on hot cocoa as you sing holiday carols, and maybe even spot a few of his reindeer as you search your way through the city to catch the Big Guy in Red (or green!).

The holidays may rush by, but we’ve put our elves to work to help you find Santa no matter where you are in the city. So don’t miss out on seeing The Big Man in Red as he makes all his stops through Christmas Eve!

Happy Holidays!

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The Atlanta Bourbon Festival Returns to Guardian Works!

Atlanta Bourbon FestivalThe Atlanta Bourbon Festival returns to its home in the Westside at Guardian Works! With a fantastic indoor and outdoor space, Guardian Works will host the premier lineup of cocktails, wine, and beer with live music all afternoon. 

2023 Event Details
Saturday | November 18th

Session 1: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm.
VIP 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
VIP 5:00 p.m.

Guardian Works
775 Echo St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

The rain-or-shine event is for guests 21 and over only.

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2023 Guide: Top 21 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

ATL Halloween 2022It’s officially the season for spooking and bewitching! We couldn’t be more excited to get into the Halloween spirit with Your 2023 Guide to the Top 21 OurHalloween Happenings Around Atlanta.

With so many beloved events making the their return from previous years, 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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Porches & Pies Festival Coming to Adair Park!

Porches & PiesAn all-day pie-filled affair is coming to Adair Park! Porches & Pies is Atlanta’s one-and-only festival celebrating Fall’s favorite beloved food – from the sweet to the savory, the professional to the homemade – and it’s bringing all the flavor and fun. 

2023 Event Details
September 9th, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Adair Park
742 Catherine Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Pies will be judged in two categories: sweet and savory. Teams and individuals of all ages are welcome to enter! Festival-goers will have their chance to vote on their favorite pies, enjoy the Beer Garden, family fun activities, an artists market, pie sales, and more. 

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After 4-Year Hiatus, Atlanta Streets Alive Returns for 2023!

Atlanta Streets AliveAfter a long four-year hiatus, Atlanta Streets Alive returns to take over the streets of Atlanta, sprawling across a three-mile stretch on Peachtree through Midtown and Downtown! Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, and more livable way as Atlanta Streets Alive makes its long-awaited return to the city. 

2023 Event Details
Sunday | September 24th

Continues 3rd Sundays in October & November

Peachtree Road
Midtown – Downtown

As the beloved open-streets alliance makes its return to Atlanta, the same route across Peachtree is slated for use on the third Sunday of October and November installments this year. Volunteers from past events have noted this has been the most popular route over the years, bringing upward 100,000 visitors to the cherished event. 

Atlanta Streets Alive is made possible by Propel ATL, formerly known as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. 

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Summer Sizzler 5K/10K/15K

Summer SizzlerThe annual Summer Sizzler 5K/10K/15K is a perfect event for the whole family, welcoming runners of all ages for plenty of fun! Lace up your tennis shoes, enjoy free treats at the finish line, and enjoy great swag. Can’t make the physical race? Virtual options are also available where you can run anywhere, anytime, and runners will still earn fun swag!

2023 Event Details
Saturday | August 12th
6:55 a.m. – Kids Dash
7:00 a.m. –  National Anthem and Race Start

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13 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta | 2023

Decatur 4th of July FireworksIt’s time to officially kick off summertime with the biggest – and best – holiday of the season! We have you covered with 13 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2023. With the holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, we’ve put together ways for you to fit in your patriotic fun and festivities all weekend long – from Saturday through Tuesday!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone. All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events – some lasting several days!

Kick off the morning with a festive parade, explore a new neighborhood, and end the exciting holiday with a number of spectacular fireworks. The festivities are stretching all through the holiday weekend and into the week, so you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!

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