NETHERWORLD IS BACK WITH TWO SPECIAL EVENTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/1/19
A Haunted Holiday Returns December 14 Featuring a Scary Full Production Haunted House Fueled with Yuletide Horror + A Lights on Tour of NETHERWORLD Debuts December 28th – The Behind-the-Scenes Event Fans Have Been Asking For!

The twisted minds behind America’s top-rated haunt, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, are gearing up for two incredible special events this December. On Saturday, December 14, A Haunted Holiday will feature a yuletide takeover of NETHERWORLD’s 2019 main attraction, NIGHT OF THE GORGON, a festive holiday midway, a gift shop filled with creepy seasonal goodies, and a special laser tag event called MUTANT MADNESS that will be held inside of the COLD BLOODED haunt. Then, for the first time in their new Stone Mountain location on Saturday, December 28, NETHERWORLD will reopen for a Lights on Tour featuring both NIGHT OF THE GORGON and COLD BLOODED. It will be a never-before-seen look behind the curtain of the nation’s most legendary haunted attraction and the ultimate gift for any haunt fanatic!

First up on Saturday, December 14, NETHERWORLD presents A Haunted Holiday! Six guests will enter the attraction and will be led on a rope by a ghostly spirit through a full production of NIGHT OF THE GORGON featuring seasonally inspired monsters, holiday themed scenes, and perhaps most importantly… only one group will occupy a given space at a given time! Then, unexpectedly, your guide will vanish, leaving your group to survive the last portion of the haunt without their protection! This carefully paced event is a great way to experience the house without the larger crowds you might encounter during October. Once you exit the attraction you will be able to enjoy NETHERWORLD’s holiday themed midway and gift shop chock full of great Christmas gifts for the lover of spooky things in your life.

This night also features a separately ticketed event called MUTANT MADNESS. Guests will enter the COLD BLOODED attraction armed with advanced laser tag equipment and blast their way through hideous creatures on a quest to see who will get the best score.  But it’s not that easy – when the monsters attack, you need to blast them fast or they can damage your weapon and knock you out of the game. Tickets for MUTANT MADNESS are $15 each and will only be available in the NETHERWORLD Gift Shop on a first come, first served basis. Individual tickets for A Haunted Holiday are $25.95 online.  If any tickets remain, they will be available at the door for $28. Or if you have a posse, round them up to take advantage of a limited number of discounted six-pack bundles, available online for $125.95. Timed ticket slots include 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm and 9:00pm.

Then on Saturday, December 28, experience NETHERWORLD as never before with an extremely limited, reserved entry Lights on Tour. You and a very small group of guests will be taken through NIGHT OF THE GORGON and COLD BLOODED with the house lights turned on and the haunt effects turned off – exposing all the details that have helped make NETHERWORLD the highly lauded attraction that it is today. Guests will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will explain the storylines and production details behind the sets, and each person will receive a free souvenir printed photo to commemorate the experience. Additionally, for the first time in NETHERWORLD history, there will even be multiple opportunities to stop and take pictures inside the actual haunts.  Don’t miss this rare chance to go behind the screams… the perfect gift for any haunted house enthusiast!

“We’ve been thinking about doing a premium small group event for a long time now,” said Ben Armstrong, NETHERWORLD Haunted House Co-Creator. “This is a gift from us to the true haunt fans… the ones who have wanted to see the haunt with the lights on for years! Coupled with an informative guided tour and photo stops along the way, this is a great way to really understand the layers of detail put into this place!”

NETHERWORLD’s massive entertainment complex in Stone Mountain has provided room for endless screams, memories and attractions including two haunted houses, four year-round escape rooms, a year-round Laser Adventure Battle Arena, a monster museum, an expanded midway experience, an elaborate gift shop and more. With 2020 just around the corner, patrons can expect nonstop thrilling chills into the New Year and beyond!

LARKIN ON MEMORIAL HOLIDAY BLOCK PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/30/19

Sunday, December 15th

Neighborhood Gathering to Feature a Mini Farmers Market, Holiday DJ,
Kid-Friendly Activities and Giveaways!

Paces Properties invites the local community to join together at Larkin on Memorial for their first annual Holiday Block Party this December. From delicious bites and children’s activities to games and festive giveaways, the Larkin Holiday Block Party will celebrate the season and be filled with fun for the entire family.

Decked out with delicious samples and goodies from Larkin’s tenants, guests can expect to come ready for some festive fun. Grant Park Market will host a one-of-a-kind Mini Farmer’s Market featuring delicious seasonal produce goods, and additional tenants will be set up throughout the corridor to provide light bites and drinks. VibeRide will also be hosting a pop-up cycling class during the event, so don’t forget to bring your tennis shoes! The best part of the block party? A few lucky patrons will win block party prizes from some of the center’s mainstays.

“We’ve been wanting to host a neighborhood get-together for a while now, so we are thrilled to be able to get Larkin’s first Holiday Block Party on the calendar this holiday season,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties. “Larkin has become a project for neighborhood necessities, delicious food and entertainment, so this will be a wonderful family-friendly way to come together, mix and mingle, listen to music, eat, shop and socialize with the tenants and neighbors.”

A block party isn’t complete without festivities for the kids. Primrose Schools will be on-site to host holiday-themed craft activities, and a DJ will be spinnin’ classic holiday tunes, getting the whole family in the spirit. After the festivities conclude, be sure to stop in one of the delicious eateries for additional food and beverage.

Not your everyday adaptive reuse, Larkin on Memorial is a 63,000 SF mixed-use redevelopment by Paces Properties, the developers of nationally acclaimed Krog Street Market. Since opening in November 2017, Larkin on Memorial has served the day-to-day needs of neighbors in Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, East Atlanta and more. From daycare to grocery, Larkin on Memorial patrons enjoy a variety of tenants including Grant Park Market, Ace Hardware, Squash Blossom, Ramen Station, Primrose Schools, Kale Me Crazy, Firepit Pizza, Full Commission, My Salon Suite, Vibe Ride, Lush Nail Bar, East Atlanta Oral Surgery and more.

Free to attend.

CITY WINERY ATLANTA HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/24/19

City Winery, the restaurant, urban winery, private event space and intimate music venue, has released its December lineup of culinary and beverage events at the popular Atlanta location in Ponce City Market. Atlantans and visitors alike can take advantage of an array of mouthwatering opportunities including plenty of wine sampling opportunities to enjoy on cold winter nights.

On December 10th, Atlanta can visit the Tasting Room at City Winery for Lift Your Spirits, An Elevated Tasting Featuring Compass Box Scotch. Guests will enjoy Limited Edition Blended Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Compass Box. Compass Box is based on the lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house.

Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 plus applicable fees. 

On December 17th, Atlanta can visit the Tasting Room at City Winery for Lift your Spirits, An Elevated Tasting Featuring ASW Distillery. With family roots in Ireland, France and England and more locally in Athens Georgia, Jim Chasteen, Charlie Thompson and Justin Manglitz, began ASW Distillery because of their passion for spirits “crafted with character”. The range of whiskies demonstrates individuality and true whiskey craftmanship.

Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable fees.

On December 18th, Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery team up to host Books & Booze to host a spirited discussion among literature fanatics. December’s book discussion is centered around Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Starts at 7 p.m. $10 RSVP goes towards food & beverage.

On December 19th, Atlanta can visit City Winery for City Winery Explorer Series Featuring Wines of Casa Rojo Winery. At Casa Rojo, wine is seen as the expression of a family, a land, a climate, and ultimately of an origin. Wines will be tasted from the varied regions throughout Spain.

Starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable fees.

Atlanta can visit City Winery on December 21st for City Winery’s Holiday Cookie Decorating Party. Guests will receive a choice of hot chocolate or mulled wine, cookies and decorating materials. Wine tastings will also be offered, and City Winery wines will be available for purchase. Cheese and charcuterie will be provided.

Starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 plus applicable fees. 

Stanky Wine, a Dirty South Hip Hop Natural Wine Bar pop-up, will throw The Stanky Stomp, a Day-Time Dance Party on December 22nd at City Winery. This day-time dance party will feature tastings of 25 wines, small bites, and a live DJ.

Starts 1 p.m. Tickets are $50 plus applicable fees.

On December 23rd, City Winery will explore holiday wine pairings with classic foods of the season during City Winery Holiday Wine Pairing. City Winery chefs will prepare traditional holiday dishes while Sommeliers will explain how to enhance meals with ideal wine pairings. This will be a great opportunity for guests to make new friends and get an early start to the Holiday season.

Starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable fees.

PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE WINTER EDITION 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/17/19

Saturday, December 14th @ Noon

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, December 14th to try them all!

Enjoy up to five complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at each participating location. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Winter Edition presented by Lunazul Tequila

Tickets Include:
• Up to (5) complimentary drinks at our partner bars
• Souvenir Pub Crawl on the BeltLine koozie

Tickets were $35 at the time of posting.

Participating Partner Bars (MORE 2019 Bars TBA)
Apres DiemF.R.O.G.S. | Park Tavern in Piedmont Park |New RealmPure Taqueria Inman ParkLittle SpiritGuac Y Margy’sButter & Cream HawkersMellow MushroomReindeer Games: A Day of BeltLine Holiday Spirit

Check In Locations (exact locations TBA):

  • INMAN PARK: will be located at one of our partner bars on North Highland Ave
  • PONCE: will be located near Ponce City Market
  • MIDTOWN: will be located near the Midtown Promenade shopping center

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR: MIRACLE HOLIDAY POP-UP RETURNS!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

The team behind Bon Ton, The Lawrence + Wonderkid once again host Atlanta’s
favorite holiday tradition for the fourth year   

We hope you’ve been good this year Atlanta. Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition, Miracle, unwraps its fourth season ready to spread holiday cheer!  Miracle on Monroe returns to the Midtown Promenade restaurant Tapa Tapa and Miracle on Highland, heads back to The Brasserie & Neighborhood Café PARISH. Bon Ton will once again get into Mele Kalikimaka spirit as they host Sippin’ Santa, a Christmas-themed Tiki takeover.  All locations will offer special holiday cocktails, a fun festive staff, and enough cheer for everyone!

Whether you’re as happy as an elf or as grumpy as the grinch, the classic Christmas-themed cocktails at any of our Miracle locations are sure to make you light up like a Christmas tree. From the Snowball Old-Fashioned to the Mistletoe Shot, there’s an option to make everyone on your list happy.  In addition to the drinks, every location is decked in Holiday spirit, from the staff’s attire to the decorations that make you feel as if you’ve stepped into the North Pole itself. If you want additional Holiday cheer, say snow more. Everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes will keep you bopping, and sippin’, until the reindeers come home.

“If we’ve learned anything the past three years, it’s that Atlanta is overflowing with Christmas spirit,” said Eric Simpkins, co-founder of Big Citizen along with partner Darren Carr. “With our fourth year here, we’re excited to once again host the best Christmas bar pop-ups in the city, and we hope everyone comes out for many more Holiday seasons to come.”

Miracle on Monroe, similar to years prior, will  set up shop at Midtown’s Tapa Tapa and is the classic stop for a jolly good time. The original Atlanta Miracle will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for private events, but there’s still plenty of cheer to go around the rest of the week!

Miracle on Highland returns to Parish for its second year to serve up Holiday cheer. Also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, this winter wonderland will offer a special Holiday brunch on weekends and has partial buyouts available for those of you looking for the perfect space for a Holiday special event.

Bon Ton’s Sippin’ Santa, the all-ages tiki twin to Miracle, returns for its second year at Bon Ton in Midtown. The Christmas-meets-paradise drink menu is the perfect opportunity to indulge for those who prefer their holiday on the beach. Thanks to last year’s success, Santa (and you) will be sippin’ on carefully curated cocktails all season long. Bon Ton will keep their normal hours serving lunch and dinner and won’t offer their traditional drink menu during Sippin’ Santa.

On the week of November 25 only, to kick off the holiday season, Miracle on Monroe and Sippin’ Santa locations will be open Monday-Friday (except for Thanksgiving) and Miracle on Highland will open on Black Friday. Following the Thanksgiving holiday, both Miracle locations will resume their typical Wednesday-Sunday schedule, and Sippin’ Santa will maintain Bon Ton’s regular hours. All Miracle locations last through New Year’s Eve (closed only on Christmas day) and are first come first serve, with only partial or full buyouts available for reservations. In addition, they will each be hosting a charity event with details to be determined. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Beverage and cocktail menus will be the same for each location. Signature Miracle chex mix and cookie plates will be available at each location as well. Food menus will be customized per location and announced Mid-November. For more details on how to get into the holiday spirit at this festive joint, head to www.miraclebaratlanta.com.

Miracle is 21 and up (excluding Sippin’ Santa), with no entry fee. There is a 2-hour limit for tables, and due to all the Christmas cheer required to keep Miracle on Monroe and Sippin’ Santa in tip-top shape, a 20% service charge will be added to each check. Miracle will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 5pm to 12am, and Friday and Saturday 5pm to 1am. Mondays and Tuesdays are closed but available for private party bookings. Locations include: Miracle on Monroe – Tapa Tapa in the Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Dr. NE, Suite C-106, Atlanta, GA 30308; Miracle on Highland – The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at PARISH, 240 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; Sippin’ Santa – Bon Ton, 674 Myrtle St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30318. Please send party inquiries to MiracleBarAtlanta@gmail.com. For updates on Miracle visit Facebook or www.miraclebaratlanta.com.

CELEBRATE THE 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE RINK AT PARK TAVERN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19
A Unforgettable Holiday Experience for All Ages 
 
Open Thanksgiving Weekend Through Monday, January 20, 2020
Presented by Bubly
This holiday season, Park Tavern in Piedmont Park is pulling out all the stops for its popular ice skating rink that has become a beloved annual tradition for all ages.  Presenting Fire & Ice at The Rink Powered by Bubly, Park Tavern will welcome guests Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, November 28, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020 to a completely transformed environment that boasts an enchanted Neo-Victorian feel and design elements, charming holiday decor, fun and games, special events, seasonal signature cocktails, delicious fare, and much more.
An iconic destination with a rich history that dates back to 1905, skaters, diners and imbibers alike can enjoy a magical wintertime experience that includes unobstructed views of Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. Skaters will stay warm under the heated Garden Tent and enjoy a state-of-the-art sound system and an 85-foot long and 40-foot wide rink that comfortably accommodates 200 day and night.  Observers are invited to sit back and relax and catch up with family and friends by stone fire pits and fireplaces, in private cabanas, and ample seating while catching their favorite teams on multiple flat screen TVs. In addition to rink and park-side dining, seasonal cocktails and house-made brews from one of Atlanta’s oldest breweries, guests can also take advantage of 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off fresh sushi flown in from Hawaii, dips, sangria, and Red Stripe drafts from 9 p.m. to midnight, s’mores, ice skating lessons, and a variety of events and games – from weekly Steampunk skate parties to celebrating New Year’s Eve during their annual, sold-out bash with Electric Avenue.
Providing high quality rental skates that are professionally sharpened, The Rink at Park Tavern will be open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Guests of all ages can enjoy skating experiences for $15 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday until 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., The Rink becomes an ages 16 and up venue until midnight.  Skaters that dress up in Steampunk attire for ‘Skate After 8 p.m.’, will get to skate for free.  The Rink is also available for private skating lessons, parties, marriage proposals and more.  To make reservations and for the most up to date event calendar, specialty packages, and venue rental information, visit www.parktavern.com.

ATLANTA-AREA SIMON CENTERS RING IN THE SEASON WITH HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Families invited to get festive with activities at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb

Atlanta-area communities can soon get into the spirit of the holidays at Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb. Throughout November and December, the five Simon centers are decking the halls with Santa photos, tree lightings, festive family-friendly events and even blood drives to give back.

Lenox Square

  • Photos with Santa/Macy’s Court: November 1 – December 24
    Families are invited to capture special holiday moments with the jolliest man in town! For hours and Santa’s full schedule, visit simon.com/lenoxsquare. Guests can save time and avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass!

    • Pet Photos with Santa/Macy’s Court: December 8 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
      Calling all festive, four-legged friends! On December 8, families may bring their pets for an unforgettable picture with Santa. Main mall entrance near Nike (no reptiles or exotic animals permitted).
    • Caring Santa/Macy’s Court: December 1 from 8-10 a.m.
      ​​​​​​​Caring Santa is a private photo event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families. Lenox Square has made adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. Caring Santa will be held during private mall hours to provide a more sensory-friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to enter through the Main Mall Entrance by Nike. Advanced registration on simon.com/caringsanta.
    • Macy’s Pink Pig: November 2 – January 5 *closed Thanksgiving + Christmas*
      Atlanta’s most renowned holiday tradition! Children can climb aboard Priscilla the Pink Pig for a train ride through a life-sized storybook filled with friends and fun beneath the signature 170-foot, 1950’s themed Pink Pig tent. Tickets will be available at the Macy’s Pink Pig kiosk between Abercrombie & Fitch and Godiva on the Upper Level. For the full schedule, visit simon.com/lenoxsquare.
    • Santa’s Celebration: November 2 from 10 a.m. – noon
      Guests of Lenox Square are invited to visit Macy’s Court and join Santa and his elves for story time, snacks, giveaways and more to help kick of the most wonderful time of the year! Register for this fun filled day on Eventbrite.
    • Macy’s Great Tree Lighting: November 24 at 7 p.m.
      The 72nd annual Great Tree Lighting event will feature live musical performances, holly jolly entertainment and fun! The holiday spectacular will conclude with a festive fireworks finale set to fan-favorite music. The Great Tree will be on display November 24 – January 7.
    • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 22 – December 6
      Lenox Square will host The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. This year’s Angel Tree will be located on the Plaza Level near Urban Outfitters. Representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon
      Lenox Square will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience.

Mall of Georgia

  • Photos with Santa/Belk Court: November 1 – December 24
    Families can visit jolly St. Nick from November 1 – December 24 and join Papa Elf for a special appearance at Santa’s workshop on December 1, 7, 14 and 21! Visit simon.com/mallofgeorgia for Santa’s daily schedule. Save time and avoid the line by reserving a magical moment with Santa’s Fast Pass.

    • ​​​​​​​Pet Photos with Santa/Belk Court: November 24 from 7-9 p.m. and December 8 from 8-10 p.m.
      Pet parents are invited to get the paw-fect photo of their four-legged friends with the jolly man in red! Use the mall entrance between Belk and Von Maur. Reptiles and exotic animals are not permitted.
    • ​​​​​​​Caring Santa/Belk Court: December 1 from 8-10:30 a.m.
      Caring Santa is a private photo event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families. Mall of Georgia has made adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. Caring Santa will be held during private mall hours to provide a more sensory-friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to use the mall entrance between Belk and Von Maur. Advanced registration on simon.com/caringsanta.
  • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon
    Mall of Georgia will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. – noon. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience. This will follow the Caring Santa event from 8-10:30 a.m.
  • Tree Lighting: November 9 at 3 p.m.
    St. Nick kicks off the merry season at 3 p.m. in The Village! Families can enjoy holiday-themed performances from a DJ; live entertainment by The Xperience; the annual 50-foot Christmas tree lighting; visits from Santa and Papa Elf; a special Movie Under the Stars presentation of “The Grinch;” festive activities and more! Chairs and blankets and welcome and guests are encouraged to come early, grab a seat, sip a cocktail and celebrate the start of a cheerful season!
  • Disney Holiday Play Date: November 23 from noon – 2 p.m.
    Disney Junior spreads cheer in JCPenney Court, with festive activities from noon – 2 p.m.!
  • Red Cross Blood Drives: November 29 – December 1 from noon – 5 p.m.; December 26 – 28 from noon – 5 p.m. Trained Red Cross staff will collect donations from noon-5 p.m. in the Upper Level near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment in advance, and enter code ‘moga’ for Mall of Georgia.
  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 22 – December 6
    The Salvation Army will again visit Mall of Georgia for its annual holiday Angel Tree program, providing new clothing and toys for children of families in need on the lower level near Gap. Representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sounds of the Season: December 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Local community and school groups will lead festive holiday performances in the Dining Pavilion to get shoppers in the spirit of the season.
  • Holiday Giftwrap: December 4-24
    Shoppers looking to save some time to spend with family can have their gifts wrapped in JCPenney Court!

North Georgia Premium Outlets

  • Photos with Santa/Food Pavilion: November 15 – December 24
    Families are in for a holiday treat with the brand-new Santa photo experience at Atlanta’s premier outlet shopping destination! For Santa’s day-to-day schedule, please visit premiumoutlets.com/outlet/north-georgia. Save time and avoid the line by reserving a magical moment with Santa’s Fast Pass.

    • Pet Photos with Santa/Food Pavilion: December 8 from 7-9 p.m.
      Pets need photos with the jolly man in red, too! Four-legged best friends are invited to get the paw-fect photo with Santa. Food pavilion main entrance (reptiles and exotic animals are not permitted).
  • Get Holiday Ready: November 1-17
    It’s never too early to begin shopping for the most wonderful time of the year! Fashionistas are invited to get advance access to the best deals on the season’s hottest gifts – including clothing, shoes, accessories, home goods and more.
  • The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale: December 6-24
    North Georgia Premium Outlets is taking the guesswork out of gifting during The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale! The center will offer a digital savings guide providing even more deals on over 140 premier brands – perfect for last minute gift-giving.

Phipps Plaza

  • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from noon-1 p.m.
    Phipps Plaza will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from noon-1 p.m. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience.
  • Sounds of the Season/Holiday Community Day: December 7 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    As part of Phipps Plaza’s Tenth Annual Holiday Community Day, families are invited to celebrate the season with a day of live entertainment from local Atlanta organizations in Monarch Court.

Town Center at Cobb 

  • Santa Arrival Celebration: November 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Santa is riding his sleigh to Town Center at Cobb for the county’s best Santa Arrival Celebration! Shoppers can gather outside the Main Entrance to the Food Court between Belk and JCPenney at 6 p.m. to welcome Saint Nick with a festive parade of reindeer, other special guests, an enchanted snowfall and even photos with live reindeer! Activities include face painting and giveaways; and photos will be available from 6-9 p.m. in Center Court. The first 200 people to visit with Kris Kringle will receive a special gift courtesy of Town Center at Cobb. This is sponsored by WellStar Pediatrics.
  • Photos with Santa: November 2 – December 24
    Say “jingle bells” and smile with the jolly Mr. Claus himself! The man in the red suit will be stationed at holiday headquarters in Center Court for photo opportunities. Check simon.com/towncenteratcobb for his schedule! Save time and avoid the line by reserving a magical moment with Santa’s Fast Pass.

    • Pet Photos with Santa/Center Court: November 24 from 6-8 p.m. and December 15 from 8-10 p.m.
      On November 24 and December 15, shoppers can bring their beloved furry friends to pose with Santa Claus! Food Court’s main entrance between Belk and JCPenney; no reptiles or exotic animals will be permitted.Caring Santa/Center Court: December 1 from 10 a.m.-noon and December 8 from 9-11 a.m.
      Caring Santa is a private event designed for children and young adults with special needs to have a photo opportunity with Santa in a quieter setting along with their families. Town Center at Cobb will make adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities. Register online at simon.com/caringsanta to attend.
  • Marcus Autism Center Quiet Shopping Hour: December 1 from noon-1 p.m.
    Town Center at Cobb will host a “quiet hour” with the Marcus Autism Center for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Sunday, December 1 from noon-1 p.m. At participating stores, dimmed lights, muted music and reduced crowd sizes will provide shoppers on the Autism spectrum with a more comfortable and subdued shopping experience. This will immediately follow the Caring Santa event from 10 a.m. – noon.
  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 22 – December 7
    Town Center at Cobb will once again host The Salvation Army for the annual Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. This year’s Angel Tree will be located in the Upper Level Center Court, and representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Red Cross Blood Drives: November 27 and 29 from noon-5 p.m.; December 22-23 from noon-5 p.m.
    Join in the spirit of giving at Town Center at Cobb’s annual holiday blood drives. Trained Red Cross staff will be collecting donations on the Upper Level JCPenney Wing. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment in advance, and enter the code ‘tcac’ for Town Center at Cobb.
  • Sounds of the Season: November 29 – December 23
    Local organizations and schools will lead holiday performances throughout the season for shoppers. Visit simon.com/towncenteratcobb or facebook.com/towncenteratcobb for a list of scheduled appearances.
  • Holiday Giftwrap: December 5-24
    Newly purchased gifts can be wrapped at the Oakwood Gift Wrap booth – located on the Lower Level Macy’s wing – and have them complete by the time they are finished shopping. Visit simon.com/towncenteratcobb for schedule and pricing
  • PJ Party with Santa/Disney Jr. Holiday Event/Upper Level JCPenney Wing: December 7 from 1-3 p.m.
    ‘Tis the season to cozy up in holiday PJs! Town Center at Cobb’s PJ Party welcomes all kids on the nice list to enjoy activities, games and giveaways. During a special appearance, Kris Kringle will read a story to all of the good little boys and girls! For more information: simon.com/towncenteratcobb. This event is sponsored by WellStar Pediatrics.

THE WHITE BULL’S FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Come celebrate the holidays with The White Bull Family
December 16 – 23
What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes? It is known as The Eve or La Vigilia (the Vigil), an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve featuring a menu comprised of seafood and veggies.
7 COURSE MENU
$85 PER PERSON/$55 WINE PAIRING
FIRST COURSE
roasted oysters, breadcrumbs, pecorino, chives, ikura
SECOND COURSE
“fritto misto”, lots of fish and veggies
THIRD COURSE
pickled mussels, sunchokes, fromage blanc, aleppo
FOURTH COURSE
squid sicilian fisherman style, couscous, capers, olives
FIFTH COURSE
burrata cappelletti, crab, shallots, burnt onion brodo
SIXTH COURSE
spaghetti alla chitarra, sea urchin, lobster, scallions
SEVENTH COURSE
crispy baccala, marinated peppers, hot oil

HAMPTON + HUDSON’S BO LING CHOP SUEY PALACE POP-UP 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Hampton + Hudson’s Bo Ling Chop Suey Palace Pop-Up

Inspired by the classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story,” Hampton + Hudson hosts an annual Bo Ling Chop Suey Palace pop-up on Christmas Day, and this year, they’re holding the pop-up all season long. From December 11-23, guests will step into a scene from the all time classic movie and enjoy a special Chinese menu, plus Bo Ling cocktails and beer, amongst festive decor. Held from 6-11pm each night, the pop-up is first come, first serve with limited seating, and the restaurant’s regular menu will be available in the other areas of the restaurant during regular business hours. The pop-up will culminate on Christmas Day when the restaurant will serve the special Chinese menu exclusively alongside drink specials. “A Christmas Story” and football games playing on televisions. Dishes will also be available to-go on December 25.

SWEET AUBURN’S BBQ HOLIDAY LUAU POP-UP 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Sweet Auburn BBQ’s Holiday Luau Pop-Up & Kick-Off Celebration with Kamayan ATL

Monday, December 2nd

This holiday season, Sweet Auburn BBQ, the Poncey-Highland BBQ spot offering traditional style barbecue with an Asian twist, is transforming their space into a holiday luau! To kick off the season of celebration, Sweet Auburn BBQ will host Kamayan ATL, the Atlanta-based Filipino pop-up restaurant, on Monday, December 2 for a collaborative luau-inspired menu of dishes like Fried Lumpia, Aloha BBQ Skewers, Hsu’s Kalbi Saimin, & Smoked Huli Huli Chicken. Following the pop-up event, Sweet Auburn BBQ will offer a festive food menu and tiki-inspired cocktails alongside holiday luau vibes and decor throughout the season.