Lights, Music and Sparks: A Guide to Upcoming Holiday Events



After two years of pandemic shutdowns, the 2021 Atlanta holiday season will see some changes. The iconic Pink Pig has been removed and the children’s Christmas parade has transformed into Colony Square’s Season on the Square.

Other classics are back, like the ASO Holiday Concerts and Garden Nights, Holiday Lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Event organizers are committed to security, so please check the websites for details, updates and security requirements.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation With Chevy Chase Live On Stage

Fox theater

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation With Chevy Chase Live On StageOn Sunday, November 28, Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold) will host a Q&A after the screening of the classic holiday movie. Tickets range from $ 45 to $ 75.

How the Grinch Stole Dr Seuss Christmas! Musical comedy. Atlanta’s Fox Theater will present 10 performances of the Doctor Seuss classic Tuesday through Sunday from December 7 to 12. Tickets start at a special price of $ 40 to celebrate the 40e Broadway season in Atlanta.

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Buckhead Village Festivities

The plum fairy forest, November 26-Dec. 31, will immerse visitors in a magical forest at The Veranda. Guests are invited to pose with Sugar Plum ballerinas on Saturdays, starting November 27, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday Shop and Promenade offers activities, shows and treats for the whole family from November 27 to December 31. 6 p.m., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Atlanta Ballet 2 will present a performance of selected dance numbers from contemporary and classical works on Saturday, November 27 at 6 p.m. This free performance, open on public holidays, will take place alongside foyers opposite the Bilboquet.

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Season in the square

Place de la Colonie: Season on the Place

Skate in the square will transform The Plaza into an 8,000 square foot ice rink from November 19 to January 19. 17. Hours are Monday to Friday, 3 pm to 9 pm; Saturdays, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 12 pm-7pm; and during school holidays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets, which include skates, are $ 18 per adult and $ 14 per child (12 and under).

The North Pole, an igloo-inspired underground bar with a special menu of party cocktails, will be hosted by The Grove Terrace from November 19 to December 31. 23, Thursday-Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Admission is first come, first served for visitors 21 or older, and capacity is limited to 50 people at a time. There is no admission fee.

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Santa Claus in Rhodes Hall

Santa Claus in Rhodes Hall

Skip the shopping malls, skip the long lines and have a memorable experience with Santa Claus for the whole family at Santa at Rhodes Hall, a holiday tradition for over 20 years. Families can relax and enjoy a winter wonderland at the beautiful ‘Castle on Peachtree’ with enhanced security measures in place during personal dates with Santa. Includes a 5 × 7 portrait with Santa Claus.

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The St. Regis Atlanta

Tea with Santa Claus is an annual treat that includes a special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Reservations are available for certain days and times. November 26-Dec. $ 24-65-85 per person.

The 2021 Christmas brunch experience features a feast, live jazz band and special appearances. Reservations for 3 to 22 people can be made for Christmas Day, 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Visit for more details and to make reservations.

Garden lights, vacation nights

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Garden lights, vacation nights added a Glowing Grove along the Flower Walk and several light sculptures; it will be open November 13 through Jan. 3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. General admission tickets start at $ 24.95 for adults, $ 21.95 for children (ages 3 to 12).

Additional holiday events include Miniature Holiday Trains, November 13-Jan. 15, 2022 and Saint Nick botany, Saturdays Nov.-Dec. 18.

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State Farm Arena

Holiday Party is an overnight event scheduled for Saturday, December 4 at 7 p.m. to celebrate life. R&B artists include Tamar Braxton, Keith Sweat, Sheila E and Stokely.

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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Puppet Arts Center

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, based on the beloved television classic, will dive into the Center for Puppetry Arts from November 10 to January 10. 2, Tuesday to Sunday (except 25 Nov and 25 Dec). Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 35.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Home alone in concert focuses on the score for the holiday comedy composed by John Williams. It will be presented from Friday to Sunday November 26-28.

Joy to the world: Christmas benefit concert features Irish tenor Emmet Cahill and will benefit five US / International ministries. The concert is set for Monday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

Christmas with ASO, on December 9 and 11, is an evening of Christmas carols and hymns. There will be three shows: Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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A Christmas Carol

Alliance theater

A Christmas Carol, Dickens’ classic tale about Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors, will be staged at the Alliance Theater from November 12 to December 12. 24.

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OutFront Theater Company

Ginger Minj’s winter wonderland Teams up with Ginger Minj of RuPaul’s Drag Race with best friend Gidget Galore for a festive music party on Saturday and Sunday November 27-28. Tickets cost $ 30.

The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes – Holiday Edition bring everyone’s favorite girl group on stage for a hilarious holiday show December 10-19, with tickets for $ 25.

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