Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/4/18

Immersive Worlds Pop-Up Experience Merges Nostalgia with Art and Technology This Holiday Season


ATLANTA – The holidays are here, and this brand new, first-of-its-kind experience in Atlanta will definitely get guests in the holiday spirit. The exhibit features an indoor pop-up experience offering a family-friendly interactive wonderland, merging timeless traditions with innovative technology. Producing unique visuals, larger than-life art installations, and fun photographic moments.


Husband and wife team Walt Geer and Sarah Blackman, both native Atlantans, are the visionaries behind Santa’s Fantastical. Geer is the CEO of PictureU; America’s largest independent seasonal imaging company. PictureU’s Santa and Easter themed operations span over 200 USA and Canada locations and are visited by six million guests annually and served by over 2,000 seasonal associates.


“This is so much more than visual effects, lights, sound, or even a visit with Santa,” says Santa’s Fantastical CEO Walt Geer. “Our creative teams are from the worlds of Hollywood movies, animated features, global concert productions, and music festivals, and they have imagineered some truly ground-breaking visuals.”


Doors are officially open and the exhibit will stay open through December 24th, highlighting 12 Whimsical Worlds which each feature their own unique theme. Guests will start with a stroll down Main Street, and veer off to visit a variety of immersive worlds which are the perfect backdrop for capturing festive photos in; including the Peppermint Palace, Unicorn Dreams, Retro Christmas and Future Christmas. Activities with ticket purchase include complimentary meet and greets with Santa in Santa’s Chateau, an interactive animated virtual toy shop in the world of Sketch-Tastic, and an ‘icy’ slide in the world of Ice Alive, perfect for kids and adults to enjoy! The experience also features dance performances and dazzling synchronized light shows.


“We are so excited to be rolling out this amazing new holiday exhibition in the city of Atlanta,” says Santa’s Fantastical co-founder Sarah Blackman. “Collaborating with local vendors and businesses is a big part of why we decided to kick off this interactive holiday experience in Atlanta.”


Guests can enjoy seasonal treats from local favorites including DaVinci’s Donuts, Galla’s Pizza, King of Pops, Phoenix Roasters, MyBitterSweets and much more in Santa’s Snack Shop and can also view special seasonal collaborations with local artists including a Tiny Christmas Tree Lot from Atlanta’s own Tiny Doors from November 30th through December 2nd.


Santa’s Fantastical is located at 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy. #300, Atlanta, GA 30338 at Perimeter Pointe. Tickets are exclusively sold online and include entry into the exhibit, as well as a special reservation with Santa. General admission tickets are adults, $36; ages 3-12, $32; ages 2 and younger, free. A limited number of seasonal passes are available for $68. For more information on Santa’s Fantastical and to purchase tickets,


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/4/18

Monday, December 31st


Deep, raw funk. Stax-style Southern soul. Uplifting Motown-channeling anthems. Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen.

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have made a name for themselves captivating audiences with their stirring live performances. They’re a world-class modern soul revue topped off with the cherry of Velle’s sultry voice, as she deftly toggles between sweetly crooned R&B tunes and expertly belted barn-burning get-downs that can instantly jolt a roomful of wallflowers into a wild dance party.

It’s this inviting and accessible bravado that has scored the band critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Daily News, MTV, Paste and more. And in addition to their critical success, at a time when record sales are at an all-time industry low, the independent, DIY-minded Velle and the Soulphonics sold a quarter-million downloads of their single “My Dear” on iTunes, landing them in the top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts and at a stunning #4 on the iTunes R&B charts when their debut album It’s About Time was released in 2012. Their sophomore album, entitled State of All Things, will release in early 2018, with the first single “Broken Woman” launching end of 2017.


Reservations for the Captain’s Room (private dining room) can be reserved for parties of 10-24 guests. For more info contact Mike at

Purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table.

Additional reservations are not required if a table, booth or banquette have been purchased via Ticketfly.

Bar area and patio seating is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/4/18

Park Tavern in Piedmont Park

Saturday, December 8th 11 am

Partygoers are invited to don their ugliest holiday sweaters during Park Tavern’s Ugly Sweater Stroll through Piedmont Park on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Featuring holiday fun for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy hot toddies, s’mores, DJ NAKD spinning holiday jams, photo stations, free ice skating at The Rink Powered by Pepsi and much more.  Revelers and runners alike are encouraged to get creative with their holiday attire, because Park Tavern will be awarding prizes to the Best Ugly Sweater, Best Ugly Sweater Couple, Best Ugly Sweater Pup and Best Ugly Sweater Family. The Ugly Sweater Stroll is open to all ages and it’s dog-friendly.  Strollers are welcome.  Tickets are available for $5 and include entry, entertainment, ice skating at The Rink and a signature cocktail for guests ages 21 and up.  Elves under 21 will receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. To purchase tickets, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/2/18

In honor of the United States decision on December 5th, 1933 to repeal the 19th amendment and the prohibition of alcohol sales, Foxtrot Liquor Bar is throwing a Repeal-Day Party – you will not want to miss!

Wear your 20’s attire and join us at Foxtrot for music, drink specials, complimentary food. Festivities start at 7PM. More info here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/2/18

Love events? Like saving money? For the first time ever, Atlanta Sport and Social Club is offering Event Bundle Packs for our 2019 events! Give the gift of FUN this holiday season (or keep it for yourself… we don’t judge) with (4) different options to choose from!

Lock it in event bundle pricing now, and consider your social calendar planned… See below the picture for all packages!

Here’s where we went to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine St. Patrick’s Day!

Food Festival Pass: $65

(1) General Admission ticket to all below events:

  • Slingin’ Wings Festival – [3/30/19]*
  • Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival – [4/13/19]
  • Oktoberfest Atlanta (Bier Lover’s Ticket) – [10/11-10/12/19]

Pub Crawl on the Beltline Annual Pass: $75

(1) General Admission ticket to all below events

  • Spring Edition – [3/2/19]*
  • Cinco de Mayo Edition – [5/4/19]
  • Summer Edition – [8/10/19]
  • Winter Edition – [12/14/19]

Beer/Wine Festival Pass: $75

(1) General Admission ticket to (3) of the below events:

  • Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival – [February]*
  • Great Southern Beer Festival – [4/27/19]
  • Sandy Springs Wine Festival – [May]*
  • Duluth Beer and Wine Festival – [10/5/19]
  • Oktoberfest Atlanta (Bier Lover Ticket) – [10/11-10/12/19]
  • Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival – [11/16/19]

2019 All Access Pass: $400

(1) General Admission Ticket to every event on our 2019 calendar

  • Uncorked Atlanta Wine Fest
  • Atlanta United Block Party
  • Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Spring Edition
  • Slingin’ Wings Festival
  • Grilled Cheese Festival
  • Great Southern Beer Festival
  • Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Cinco Edition
  • Great Southern Beer Festival
  • Sandy Springs Wine Festival
  • FitX Games
  • Atlanta Field Day
  • Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Summer Edition
  • Duluth Beer and Wine Festival
  • Oktoberfest Atlanta
  • Uncorked Atlanta Wine Fest
  • Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Winter Edition

*Dates Subject to Change