Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/23
Forsyth County’s mixed-use village invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new
Fall has arrived; the holiday season is just around the corner; and Halcyon is the place to celebrate! November commences with the much anticipated Halcyon Holiday Artists Market, featuring more than 55 local vendors and artists. For those seeking some physical activity, register for the 8th Annual Gobble Wobble race, followed by a delectable Thanksgiving feast at one of Halcyon’s restaurants. November promises to be a month filled with excitement at Halcyon, with the grand openings of Piggy Jo’s, Eichholtz by O.Dig.We and X-Golf. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy throughout November at Halcyon.
The full November events schedule is outlined below:
Halcyon Holiday Artists Market
Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kickstart your holiday shopping spree and show your support for local businesses at Halcyon’s Holiday Artists Market! More than 55 local artists and vendors will be at the mixed-use destination on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 to share their handcrafted holiday merchandise with the community. Shop from a wide variety of items, including home and holiday decor, ornaments, jewelry, candles, collegiate gifts, paintings, pet products and so much more. Enjoy live music each afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., treat yourself to new bling at the permanent jewelry pop-up and pick out a custom ornament while you wait. Plus, the Mercedes Benz Experience Center by RBM Alpharetta is providing guests with a complimentary shopping tote to assist you in carrying your handcrafted treasures as you peruse the offerings. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.
Thursday, November 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Bring your furry friend and join Halcyon on Village Green for Yappy Hour on the second Thursday of each month! Enjoy delicious treats, doggy booze and adorable, adoptable pups from Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. For more information, visit the Halcyon website.
Farm Animal Yoga
Saturday, November 11 at 10 and 11 a.m.
Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring live animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a relaxing session of yoga appropriate for all skill levels, accompanied by adorable furry friends. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and are welcome to pause and take photos with the animals during the session. For more information or to fill out the waiver prior to class, visit the 10 a.m. registration page or the 11 a.m. registration page.
Piggy Jo’s Grand Opening
Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – noon
A children’s boutique for newborn to preteen is opening its doors at Halcyon, just in time for the holidays! Piggy Jo’s offers an expansive collection of children’s toys and clothing, featuring well-known brands like Magnolia Baby, The Beaufort Bonnet Company, Z Supply, Tender Leaf Toys and many more. Join Piggy Jo’s for its grand opening event, where the little ones can meet Rapunzel for photo opportunities and the first 50 guests receive a free swag bag. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.
Cars and Coffee Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Club of America
Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join the Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta and Fuel Coffee for a beautiful morning sipping on specialty coffee drinks, viewing Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a variety of years in the private lot next to Fuel and mingling with friends and other members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta will be offering special discounts off merchandise for all Mercedes-Benz Club of America members. This event is open to all Mercedes-Benz owners. For more information or to register, visit the event page.
Halcyon Holiday Shopping Event
Thursday, November 16 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Gather your crew for a holiday shopping spree at Halcyon! All of the boutiques along Town Square will be offering specials, including storewide discounts, gifts with purchase, holiday refreshments and more. Shoppers will receive complimentary premium gift wrapping at all Halcyon boutiques with purchase, and a beautiful, personalized ornament from Letters with Lanta with any boutique purchase of $50 or more. Enjoy the cheerful holiday spirit with Christmas carolers along Town Square, treat yourself with a Botox appointment at Willow Jane from 5 to 9 p.m., or stop by the to-go window at Never Enough Thyme to purchase a delicious holiday cocktail in an exclusive Halcyon for the Holidays cup. Wrap up your shopping extravaganza and celebrate the deals you scored with holiday-themed drinks at HOBNOB’s Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.
8th Annual Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble 5K, 10K, and 1K Fun Run
Thursday, November 23 at 7:45 a.m.
Join Halcyon for the Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble race before your Thanksgiving feast! Runners can register online or in-person for the 5K, 10K race or the 1K Fun Run, which is reserved for kids ages 10 and under. In-person registration will be available at Big Peach Running Co. in Cumming until Wednesday, November 22 and on-site registration starting at 7 a.m. on race day if not sold out. All participants will receive a lightweight hoodie and a custom medal. Kids Fun Run participants will receive a lightweight hoodie and a custom Fun Run medal. For more information or to register, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.
Thanksgiving at Ocean & Acre
Thursday, November 23 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gather around the table with your family and friends this Thanksgiving at Ocean & Acre! The restaurant will be serving a four-course prix-fixe menu of elevated Thanksgiving favorites for $68 per adult and $28 per child. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information or to book reservations, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.
Santa Visits Tutu School
Saturday, November 25 from 4 – 6 p.m.
Join Tutu School to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Santa and the cast from the Nutcracker! Ticket purchase includes a holiday craft, treats from the Land of Sweets, meet and greet with Metropolitan Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker cast, and a photo opportunity with jolly man, Santa Claus! This event will be held in 30 minute increments, starting at 4 to 4:30 p.m., 4:30 to 5 p.m., 5 to 5:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, November 1. All children must have a parent or caregiver present during the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.
Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar at HOBNOB
Wednesday, November 8 through Wednesday, February 28
HOBNOB at Halcyon is transforming the High-Up Bar on the second floor to a winter getaway! Escape to the comfort of a ski chalet pop-up bar and try some of the best après-ski fare east of the Rockies and new seasonal cocktails such as peppermint mocha martinis, RumChata hot cocoa, Bulleit bourbon hot toddies plus delicious seasonal fare. E live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit the event page.
Brewville Christmas Pop-Up Bar at Cherry Street Brewpub
Monday, November 27 through Saturday, December 30
The annual Brewville Christmas Pop-Up Bar at Cherry Street Brewpub returns this year, promising a delightful blend of holiday cheer and the creation of lasting memories among friends! Cherry Street will be transformed into a festive wonderland, adorned with the most enchanting decorations. Guests can indulge in a variety of delicious holiday-inspired cocktails, ensuring a merry and spirited celebration of the season. For more information, visit the Cherry Street Brewpub event page.