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FIVE WAYS WORLD OF COCA-COLA IS LIGHTING UP DOWNTOWN ATLANTA THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/22

The holidays are officially upon us, and today, World of Coca-Cola is kicking off the season by announcing the launch of its annual holiday celebration. Now through early 2023, the Atlanta attraction invites friends and families to experience holiday magic and make memories to last a lifetime with larger-than-life decorations, festive family photo opportunities, seasonal beverages and more. In addition, the iconic Coca-Cola Caravan will visit World of Coca-Cola on Dec. 10 to spread holiday joy over shared experiences and moments of magic.

“Each year, we look forward to bringing people together to make memories and celebrate the holidays with us,” said Christophe Lair, Senior Director Retail Operations and Administration. “Coca-Cola has been a part of seasonal celebrations around the world for generations, and World of Coca-Cola has become a must-visit destination and annual tradition for Atlantans and visitors alike looking to experience the magic of the holiday season.”

To make the most of every magic moment, don’t miss these five festive experiences, including:

  1. Get an Insta-worthy photo with the Coca-Cola Caravan: Since lighting up the small screen in a TV ad that first aired in the mid-1990s, the Coca-Cola Caravan has signaled the start of the festive season for nearly three decades. On Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the Caravan will park outside World of Coke for a fun-filled day of holiday celebrations. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and former Atlanta Falcons football players DJ Shockley and Harry Douglas will welcome attendees, and guests will enjoy photo ops, festive games and more.
  1. Enjoy Holiday Décor Galore: Throughout World of Coca-Cola and outside on the green, guests are surrounded by trees aglow with thousands of twinkling lights and giant decorative ornaments, setting the scene for guests to take and share photos of their time together. Inside, enormous Coca-Cola bottles deck the halls, merry tunes keep spirits bright and festive surprises are around every corner. A special exhibit, “Coca-Cola Christmas around the World,” features historic, holiday-themed Coca-Cola artifacts that celebrate the season.  
  1. Sip Exclusive Seasonal Samplings: Year-round, the Taste It! beverage experience features selections from different countries around the world, but during the holiday season, it also includes curated seasonal samplings. This year, the exhibit is offering custom limited time Freestyle mixes such as Coca-Cola Vanilla Swirl, Coke Zero Vanilla Swirl and Sprite Vanilla Frost, among others. QR codes are placed throughout the exhibit to share fun facts and details about the origin of each beverage. 
  1. Make Memories with Sundblom Santa Claus: Inside the Pop Culture Gallery, visitors are invited to explore the history of the Sundblom Santa Claus through a collection of paintings on permanent display. They may also take part in the festive “My Coke Story” activation that celebrates joy, laughter and memories that come with the holiday season. Select stories will be displayed at the attraction for visitors to read and enjoy.
  1. Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers: Before leaving the World of Coca-Cola, guests can take a memento of their visit home with them. The Coca-Cola Store offers a variety of apparel, accessories and commemorative items sure to make ideal holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends. For those who prefer to shop from the comfort of home, CokeStore.com offers even more holiday goodies.

Consumers with questions may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at www.WorldofCocaCola.com to purchase tickets.

NETHERWORLD OFFERING EXCLUSIVE LIGHTS ON TOURS OF ITS 2022 HAUNTS 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/22

Nationally Ranked Haunted House to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look
at the Terror of THE UNDYING HORROR and PARASITIC on Saturday, Dec. 10 

 NETHERWORLD Haunted House, is ending haunt season with one last event for true fans of fright. On Saturday, Dec. 10, NETHERWORLD will host a VIP Lights On tour, giving guests an exclusive look at everything that goes into creating the incredible details at the scariest haunted house in the nation.

NETHERWORLD’s Lights On tour will take fans through both of NETHERWORLD’s 2022 haunts, THE UNDYING HORROR and PARASITIC, with all the lights on and the haunt effects off. Horror lovers will get to see and experience every detail behind NETHERWORLD, in an intimate tour that most haunted house fans could only dream of. Tour-goers will be led by a knowledgeable guide who will fully explore the storylines and production details behind the sets. The event will also feature plenty of photo opportunities at select predetermined locations inside the haunts, and each person will receive a free souvenir printed photo to remember the occasion as well as access to the House of Creeps Monster Museum. Tour groups will contain a maximum of 6 people, and tours will be offered from noon to 5:00 p.m. for $125 per person. To check availability and purchase tickets, click here

“We are incredibly excited to offer this experience for our die-hard fans again this year,” said Ben Armstrong, NETHERWORLD Haunted House Co-Creator. “Giving an inside look at all of the details that go into creating our massive haunted attraction that is NETHERWORLD is the perfect end to a fantastic 26th haunt season.” 

On the day of the Lights On tours, NETHERWORLD’s four thrilling Escape Rooms and Monster Museum will be also open. Tickets for the Lights On tour are on sale now. It is highly encouraged to purchase tickets online, in advance as this event has an extremely limited capacity and will sell out. To purchase tickets for the Lights On tour on Saturday, Dec. 10, please click here.

URBAN PIE CELEBRATES ITS SWEET 16 ANNIVERSARY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/22

Toast to 16 Years With Specialty Cocktails, Craft Beer and Wine, Pizza, a DJ, and More

Sunday, December 4, 2022 From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Since 2007, Urban Pie has been slinging hand tossed, thin crust pizzas, cold drinks, and good times in the heart of historic Kirkwood. Founded by restauranteur Lisa Curtis, the local gathering spot is hosting a lively Sweet 16 Anniversary Bash on Sunday, December 4th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All ages and pups are welcome to attend the free celebratory event that will have live music from Juan Cervantes, better known as DJ Presyce, mouthwatering eats, speciality cocktails, freebies and more. Urban Pie is located at 2012 Hosea L Williams Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. For more information, visit www.urbanpieatl.com or call 404-373-2778.

OPA! THE GREEK PIZZERIA & GYROS FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/22/22

Featuring All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Greek Specials, Cold Beer, Live Music, Giveaways and More! 

Sunday, December 4, 2022 From 2 p.m to 8 p.m.

Opa! The Greek Pizzeria & Gyros is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Sunday, December 4th from 2 to 8 p.m. Owners and restauranteurs Johnny Gianoulidis and Paul Masci invite party goers to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a variety of pizzas, including vegan and vegetarian options, along with signature Greek favorites like hummus, tzatziki dips, spanakopita, fried pies, baklava, and more. Cold draft brews will tap for $4, the first 25 people to buy tickets will receive a free commemorative t-shirt, The Greek will also have live music, giveaways, a raffle, and plenty of surprises throughout the festive event. 

The Greek is a love letter to my Greek immigrant parents and to all the New England pizza joints, that welcomed every last person that walked through the doors and aimed for a better life in their newly adopted country,” says, Gianoulidis. “We are grateful for the patrons, friends and family that have opened this love letter with us this past year and look forward to celebrating for many years to come with our community, friends and patrons, old and newly found.” 

Tickets to The Greek’s First Anniversary Celebration are on sale now for $10 at www.freshtix.com/events/the-greek-turns-one. Kids 12 and under get in free. A portion of ticket proceeds and draft beer sales throughout the month of December will benefit Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metro Atlanta area by distributing healthy, nutritious surplus food to those in need. For more information, visit www.thegreekpizzeria.com or call 404-996-6037. 

5CHURCH MIDTOWN CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH A ROOFTOP HOLIDAY BAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Midtown Hotspot Gets in the Holiday Spirit with

Festive Cocktails, Décor, and Music at Virtue Rooftop            

‘Tis the season for celebrating, and 5Church Midtown kicks off the festivities with the launch of its Rooftop Holiday Bar at Virtue Rooftop on Friday, Nov. 25.

Jolly guests will jingle the night away with a selection of holiday-themed cocktails, a menu of light bites from culinary director Rodney Smith Jr., a playlist of holiday tunes and festive décor, and twinkly lights. Drinks from Virtue Rooftop’s full cocktail menu also will be available.

The Rooftop Holiday Bar will be open Thursday-Saturday evenings from 5-11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for those 21 years old and over with no cover charge. Guests are encouraged to check 5Church Midtown’s social media feeds (InstagramFacebook and Twitter) or call in advance for nightly schedules.

ATLANTIC STATION IS ATLANTA’S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Celebrate the season with returning and new experiences at Atlanta’s premier intown destination 

The heart of Atlanta and the heart of the holidays, Atlantic Station, welcomes back timeless traditions and family-friendly celebrations to kick off the holiday season this year. Community favorites such as Skate the Station, Light the Station and Celebration at the Station return for a magical holiday experience. Plus, experience the unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil, unbeatable holiday shopping, picturesque photo opportunities and more at the merry mixed-use destination.  

“Annually during the holiday season, friends and family return to Atlantic Station to enjoy the traditions they’ve made over the years and to make new memories they will cherish forever,” said Treina Lewis, director of marketing at Atlantic Station. “We take great pride in creating meaningful experiences for our community. Our hope is for our guests to truly enjoy the magic of the holiday season here at Atlantic Station.”

A full line-up of the holiday festivities at Atlantic Station can be found below:

Black Friday – Black Friday is still Friday, just even better! On Friday, Nov. 25, from noon – 7 p.m., the community is invited to join Atlantic Station with Black Friday festivities on Atlantic Green. Events include free gift wrapping available for gifts purchased from an Atlantic Station retailer; energetic tunes spun by DJ Chika Takai; a hot chocolate and s’mores station from Kilwins available for purchase; a holiday cocktail bar with beverages available for purchase; a Letters to Santa Station; and free photo opportunities with jolly old Saint Nicholas himself. Shop unbeatable deals at Atlantic Station’s retailers or at Maker’s Market, where guests can peruse an assortment of local vendors with items for sale, including art, home decor, jewelry, candles and more. Guests who spend $100 at any combined Atlantic Station retailer or restaurant can show their receipt to redeem a gift at Concierge. Take a break from shopping and stroll through the district searching for the best Instagrammable moments to mark your Black Friday shopping spree, such as festive reindeer, the Volkswagen Beetle and van, plus download the Celebration at The Station mobile app to experience the augmented reality with large shimmering gifts on Atlantic Green. Download the Celebration at The Station mobile app to stay updated on all the festivities! More information can be found here.

Cirque du Soleil – The wait is over as the amazing acrobats of Cirque du Soleil have made their grand return to Atlantic Station! Bring the whole family to experience the fantastical, impossible, colossal, unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil by stepping into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down. Cirque du Soleil offers regular and group tickets, accessible seating and more. Show times vary. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Skate the Station – Get into the holiday spirit at Atlanta’s largest outdoor ice skating rink! Skate the Station returns on Friday, Nov. 18 and all are invited to skate under the stars. Skate the Station tickets are on sale now and rentals are included in each purchase. Skaters can enjoy this holiday tradition now through Monday, Jan. 16. The skate shop will be decorated resembling a cozy ski lounge for guests to stay warm before hitting the ice rink and it will be located on 17th ½ St. next to the Safety & Security Office. Group tickets are available and season passes are available by emailing atlanticstation@icerinkevents.com. Other tickets and more information can be found here.

Light the Station – On Saturday, Nov. 19, the community is invited to watch the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree on Atlantic Station’s central greenspace, Atlantic Green. The event includes live musical performances, Christmas crafts for the kids, a book reading by Tiny Doors founder Karen Anderson Singer and more! At 7 p.m., break out your best dance moves in the Holiday Disco Parade that will flow through Atlantic Station and will lead to the magical tree lighting in Atlantic Green. More information can be found here.

Celebration at the Station – Each night from Sunday, Nov. 20 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, gather around the spectacular Christmas tree at Atlantic Green to experience dazzling celebration with a light and snow show transforming the Station into a winter wonderland. Celebration at the Station is free, open to the public and occurs every hour from 5 – 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Atlantic Stations Holiday Fashion Show- Unwrap the magic of ATL on Thursday, Dec. 8  from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Atlantic Station Holiday Fashion show benefiting The Alzheimer’s Association, featuring the best holiday looks by Atlantic Station retailers and exclusive brands. Make sure to grab a seat on the patio or balcony for dinner at one of the delicious restaurants on Atlantic Green to watch from West District Avenue. This private event will be held on the Atlantic Green. 

Christmas Eve Makers Market – Maker’s Market is open on Saturday, Dec. 24 for any last-minute holiday shopping from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. featuring Atlanta’s most talented creators. Guests can shop from an array of local vendors with items for sale, including art, home decor, jewelry, candles and more. Wrap up your holiday shopping with a unique gift for someone special! Maker’s Market is pending favorable weather conditions. More information can be found here.

Atlantic Station Menorah Lighting – Join Chabad Intown to celebrate Hanukkah with the traditional ceremony of the lighting of the Menorah on Tuesday, Dec. 20. From 6 – 7 p.m., family and friends can enjoy holiday-themed activities on Atlantic Green featuring traditional food and beverage offerings, live music, free giveaway items and more. Beginning Dec. 18 through Dec. 25, a candle will be lit each day to represent the eight nights of Hanukkah. To secure your spot, submit your RSVP here.

RESTRICTIONS:

Please keep in mind the Code of Conduct when choosing to celebrate at Atlantic Station this year. All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 3:00 p.m. No individuals under 21 are permitted on property after 9:00 p.m. All guests may be subject to presenting ID to verify age. To stay up-to-date on holiday event happenings and details, visit atlanticstation.com and engage with Atlantic Station on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

JOLLIER THAN EVER, THE BLIND ELF HOLIDAY POP-UP BAR IS NOW OPEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Buckhead Gathering Spot Returns with Sleigh Bells Ringing and

Festive Food, Drinks, Ambiance, and More

Buckhead is even cheerier thanks to the return of The Blind Elf Holiday Pop-Up Bar. The Blind Pig Parlour Bar has temporarily transformed into a magical gathering spot guaranteeing sleigh loads of merriment throughout the holidays.

Guests enter a festive wonderland of over-the-top décor and twinkling lights to discover a variety of warm and chilly holiday-themed drinks, candy cane shots, beer, wine, and bubbles to ensure a spirited mood. Highlights of the Instagram-worthy drink menu include:

  • Sugar Plum Fairy – gin, lemon juice, Chandon, and pink fairy dust
  • Rudolph’s So Bitter – Campari, Antica, vodka, raspberry cordial, and lime juice
  • Feliz Navidad – mezcal, brown sugar molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest
  • Nog-Gonna Make It to Work Tomorrow – eggnog, toasted almond orgeat, and Black Barrel rum
  • Cran’ma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – rye, lemon juice, rosemary-cranberry syrup
  • Ski Lift – scotch, malted hot cocoa, and flaming mini marshmallows

Inspired by 1970s dinner party classics, The Blind Elf’s food menu is as festive as the cocktails. Guests will enjoy cheese fondue served with garlic focaccia, green apples, and broccoli along with a selection of savory and sweet bites that pair perfectly with the drinks. Among these are:

  • Reindeer chips and dip with house-made French onion dip with chips and veggies
  • Beer-battered mushrooms with herb-horseradish cream
  • Pigs in a Blanket with sweet Buffalo mustard
  • Brie bruschetta with Granny Smith apple and walnut jam
  • Maple-glazed bacon-wrapped dates
  • Sweets such as peppermint bark brownie and butterscotch-peanut butter haystack

The Blind Elf Experience ($54 plus gratuity and tax) features two cocktails and two food items per person. The Blind Elf, located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta, is open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Thursday, Nov. 24, and seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25-Friday, Dec. 30. In addition, family-friendly reservations are available on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.

KICK OFF THE 2022 HOLIDAY SEASON WITH VININGS’ OLDEST HOLIDAY TRADITION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/22

Thursday, Dec 1 6-8pm

Usher in the happiest time of year at the 2022 Annual Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting at Paces Properties’ Vinings Jubilee, taking place 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Tower Stage. The annual event transforms Vinings Jubilee into a holiday wonderland for the entire family to enjoy and is free for all to attend.
 
“The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Vinings Jubilee is one of our favorite events to host each year,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties. “For 37 years, we’ve welcomed families and friends as they come together from across Atlanta, reminding all of us that this season is best spent surrounded by loved ones. For many, this is a holiday tradition that is looked forward to every year and we’re thrilled to be able to host the event once again.”
 
For guests, we hope you’ve been nice and not naughty, because Santa Claus always makes an appearance at the beloved holiday event. While his reindeer keep Mrs. Claus company at the North Pole, Santa will have his bag of gifts, his list checked twice, and will be available for photo opportunities throughout the evening. Of course, Santa will also come prepared with other activities for the whole family to enjoy – ornament decorating, balloon artists, face painting, a live puppet show, and even a train ride are all on the night’s cheery agenda. Plus, there will be take-home puppet packs provided by the Center for Puppetry Arts.
 
As any Christmas-lover knows, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” and the Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting is no exception. The evening will include classic Christmas carols performed by singing elves, Whitefield Academy Jazz band and the Campbell Middle School Chorus. Before the celebrations begin, stop in for a bite or a sweet treat from one of Vinings’ delicious eateries which include Another Broken Egg Café, Café at Pharr, SOHO, Paces & Vine, Mellow Mushroom, Stockyard Burgers, Southern Baked Pie Company and Cold Stone Creamery.
 
For more information, follow along on Vinings Jubilee’s Facebook and Instagram.

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE ANNOUNCES 2022 HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/22

Featuring Holiday Fun Including the German Christkindl Market, a Performance from Atlanta Ballet 2, a new Holiday in Technicolor Event Series, Festive Pop-Ups & More

Buckhead Village is decking the halls this holiday season with an abundance of new and returning holiday activities, inviting guests to reunite with annual favorites like The German American Cultural Foundation’s German Christkindl Market & a performance from the Atlanta Ballet 2 and explore a variety of exciting offerings like a new Holidays in Technicolor event series, festive pop-ups and more.

The property will celebrate the merriest time of year as it transforms into an abstract winter wonderland decked with sparkling globes, illuminated trees and fresh eucalyptus garland. Dashing happenings will abound all season long, including:

Signature Property Events:

  • Fri., Nov. 25 through Sat., Dec. 24, open Fri-Sun from 11:30am-9pm and Mon-Thurs from 3-8:30pm – German Christkindl Market

Join Buckhead Village in toasting the season with German Glühwein – also known as mulled wine – hot chocolate or cider, and discover delicious traditional German treats like pretzels, schnitzel, brats and more. Shop items like ornaments from Kaethe Wohlfahrt – one of Germany’s best known Christmas ornament shops – wooden toys, jewelry, clay and hardwood pipes, German handcrafts, and bath and body items, among much more.

Open to the public from Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 24, the market will be located on the corner of East Paces Ferry and Peachtree Road (290 East Paces Ferry Road NE & Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) and feature over 50 vendors offering seasonal food and beverage and delightful dazzles to shop & discover. Visitors can celebrate on the weekends with live music and entertainment.
 

  • Sat., Nov. 26, 6pm – Atlanta Ballet 2 Performance

Buckhead Village will transform into a music- and dance-inspired holiday nirvana, inviting the community to enjoy magical performances by the Atlanta Ballet 2, presenting selections from classics like The Nutcracker and Snow White plus other contemporary works. Selected by audition from all over the world, Atlanta Ballet 2 represents the highest level of training in the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education

Cozy up alongside fire pits in the open-air space across from Le Bilboquet to enjoy the performances. Performances will be free and open to the public – no tickets required. 

Prefer to spectate with a cocktail in hand? Guests can also reserve a special dining experience at Le Bilboquet’s outdoor patio to enjoy the performances. Reservations are available on OpenTable & will require a $95 per person minimum spend on food & beverage.

  • Saturdays beginning Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Dec. 17, noon-6pm Holidays in Technicolor Event Series

Create new traditions with Buckhead Village’s Holidays in Technicolor event series, set to transform The Veranda into a whimsical Christmas Tree-scape with the help of renowned and decorated florist Canaan Marshall of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom.” One of the city’s most anticipated photo ops of the season, the technicolor wonderland will don an array of traditional flocked Christmas trees mixed with contemporary painted trees adorned with cozy lighting, unique jewel-tones, dramatic ornaments and bows, lifesize ornaments throughout the space, a dusting of snow throughout The Veranda and other colorful, themed accents.

The series will also kick off with the unveiling of a new mural by Hvass&Hannibal, a Copenhagen design studio, that will debut the artist’s signature style along with a rich color scheme that seamlessly blends with the jewel toned hues from Marshall’s enchanted wonderland.

Stop by to experience a revolving door of family-friendly activities and crafts like ornament and cookie decorating, appearances throughout the day from Stylish Santa, Lilac Wine, Tinsletone Carolers and snowglobe ballerinas, plus restaurant specials and in-store events from shops around the property. Seasonal treats from Saint Germain Bakery, Georgetown Cupcakes, Bella Cucina, Shake Shack and The Southern Gentleman will be available with donation to the Atlanta Ballet. 

Additional Events, Workshops & Happenings:

  • Thurs.-Sun. beginning Thurs., Nov. 17 through Sun., Dec 18, 11am-5pm – Girl Gang x Buckhead Village Members Mart Pop-Up

Looking to shop small and support local this holiday season? Stop into The Girl Gang Members Mart, a pop-up market spotlighting female-owned, local businesses offering a one-stop-shop for one of a kind jewelry, art, clothing, candles, home decor and other holiday-inspired gifts. Vendors will rotate weekly.

  • Sat., Dec. 3, 10:30am-12:30pm – Le Jardin Français Holiday Wreath Making Workshop in The Veranda

Next up in Buckhead Village’s Curated Series, a series of bespoke workshops for the creative and curious, is a wreath-making workshop with Le Jardin Français. Under the impeccable direction of floral extraordinaire Marie-Laure Coste-Dujols, attendees will embark on a journey to master the art of French floral design and create inspired holiday wreaths using the season’s best materials. Tickets are available for $325 and can be purchased here

Hosted on Buckhead Avenue, Buckhead Village has partnered with Livable Buckhead to kick off a community tree decorating event set to transform Buckhead Village’s streets into a forest of fully-decorated Christmas trees that will remain on display throughout the weekend before they are donated to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation to spread this season’s holiday cheer. The event will take place from noon to 3pm, alongside festivities from the day’s Holidays in Technicolor event that will continue until 6pm. Buckhead Avenue will be closed on Sat., Dec. 3 for this event.

In addition to donning this season’s pines with festive lights, cards and fire truck ornaments, attendees can enjoy s’mores by the fire pits, festive blooms from Gussied Up Flower Truck, kid-friendly ornament decorating stations, live street art from Atlanta-based chalk muralist Jessi Queen, a vintage photo booth from Atlanta Photo Camper and holiday performances by Xiamara (noon-2pm), Tinsletone Carolers (2-6pm), Tune Union (3-6pm) and Stylish Santa (noon-4pm). Seasonal treats including hot chocolate from Saint Germain Bakery and bites from Georgetown Cupcakes will be available with donation to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation.

For those who are not able to attend but would like to support City of Atlanta firefighters, please visit www.atlfrf.org

Join Chabad Buckhead for a celebratory, family-friendly menorah lighting outside of The Veranda from 7 to 9:30pm, followed by a ticketed (21 and up) after party that will kick-off at 10pm and go until midnight. For more information, visit the official website

  • All season long – Fire Pits

Buckhead Village encourages guests to stop by and cozy up by the fire pits next to The Veranda all season long. There will also be s’mores served throughout the Holiday in Technicolor activations each Saturday for visitors and shoppers to enjoy!

THANKSGIVING ROUND-UP 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/22

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING AT ENZO STEAKHOUSE & BAR 

Featuring a Holiday Prix Fixe Menu, Cocktails, Live Music and More 

Thursday, November 24, 2022 From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Atlanta, Georgia (November 8, 2022) – Let ENZO Steakhouse & Bar do the work this Thanksgiving. On Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the new dining destination in the Town at Trilith, will host an extravagant holiday feast prepared by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio. Guests are invited to sit back, relax and celebrate the holiday with friends and family while enjoying a special prix fixe menu, signature cocktails, wine and beer, and live music. ENZO’s Thanksgiving prix fixe menu is $105 for adults and $27 for kids 12 and under. Price includes food and beverages. For more information visit or to make a reservation, visit https://enzo-itl.com.  

THANKSGIVING MENU 

Antipasti 

BURRATA + LOBSTER

Smoked Tomatoes, Chives, Salsa Verde, Smoked Caviar, Basil

HONEY GLAZED PORK BELLY

Blood Orange, Radish, Arugula 

BAKED WAGYU MEATBALLS

Tomato Composta, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Charred Focaccia

BABY KALE & PEARS

Goat Cheese, Cranberry, Shaved Pear, Shallot Vinaigrette, Hazelnuts 

CRISPY OLIVES

Veal, Black Truffle, Pecorino Romano, Mortadella

GOAT CHEESE

Truffled Honey, Toasted Black Pepper

Primi + Secondi 

LEMON RISOTTO

Bay Scallops, Robiola Cheese, Roasted Artichokes, Lemon Zest, Mint

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH LASAGNA

Nutmeg Beshamel, Sage, Amaretti 

RIGATONI GENOVESE

Braised Short rib, Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano 

OVEN ROASTED SALMON

Mint, Vava Bean Puree, Blood Orange, Pistachio Vinaigrette

SMOKED PRIME RIB 

Charred Asparagus and Broccolini, EVOO Smashed Potatoes, Taggiasca Olive Gremolata, Barolo

TURKEY ROULADE 

Cranberry-Orange Chutney, Rosemary Gravy, Pork Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing

PORK CHOP 

Braised Collard Greens and Rapini, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Gorgonzola Polenta

Dolci

TIRAMISU CLASSICO

Lady Finger sponge, Mascarpone Cheese, Espresso Soak, Brut Cocoa

PECAN PIE 

Vanilla Gelato 

JOHNATHAN‘S PUMPKIN PIE 

Ginger Snap Cookie Crumble, Stone Fruit Composta, Spiced Rum Créme

ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town of Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188.

Celebrate Thanksgiving All Week Long at Dantanna’s Be extra thankful this year with Dantanna’s Thanksgiving offerings. Starting on Monday, November 21st through Friday, November 25th, Dantanna’s Thanksgiving menu is something to gobble about. Holiday diners can enjoy seasonal desserts and cocktails with a traditional turkey leg dinner. Sip on a Smoky Pear Margarita, made with mezcal giving a smoky flavor balanced with peach puree, Triple Sec, agave, and fresh lime; or cozy up with a Salted Caramel White Russian made with vanilla vodka, Kahlua and caramel. After a tasty turkey leg, end the evening on a sweet note with a sweet potato pie, pumpkin cheesecake, or apple empanadas complete with vanilla ice cream. Dantanna’s full drink and food menu will also be available. Dantanna’s will be open on Thanksgiving, November 24th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call 404.760.8873 or visit www.dantannas.com. Dantanna’s is located at 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326

ATLANTA RESTAURANTS SERVE BOUNTIFUL THANKSGIVING MEALS WITH FLAIR

Dine-in and Carry-out Options Mean Less Time in the Kitchen

and More Time with Family and Friends

Atlanta restaurants have curated menus for Thanksgiving for dine-in and carry-out and have even added some pre-Thanksgiving events. Many menus take traditional meals and add a unique twist. Atlanta’s talented chefs are ready to prepare Thanksgiving feasts so home cooks can savor precious time with family and enjoy the holiday outside of the kitchen.

Midtown/Buckhead

Both 5Church Midtown and 5Church Buckhead will be open on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. serving a bountiful Thanksgiving buffet. Buffet highlights include herb-roasted turkey and prime rib carving stations and an array of fresh salads, side dishes, and desserts including apple cider donuts and chocolate pecan pie bars. The cost is $70 per person and $20 for children. View the full menu for 5Church Midtown here and make reservations via OpenTable. View the full menu for 5Church Buckhead here and make reservations via OpenTable.

5Church Midtown curates the perfect Thanksgiving with its family-style takeout packages: dinner for four is $250, dinner for six is $350 and dinner for eight is $450. Packages include slow-roasted turkey and sorghum and brown sugar-glazed ham; sides such as mac and cheese, pecan-glazed green beans, and cornbread stuffing; and a choice of one dessert from chocolate pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and once the order is placed online, an email will be sent to schedule a pickup time.

Upbeat Midtown restaurants 10th & Piedmont and Gilbert’s (aka G’s) invite guests to a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Among the featured items are a carving station with herb-crusted baked turkey with gravy, honey-roasted ham with a pineapple demi glaze, and bourbon-glazed salmon. These mains are complemented by an array of hot and cold sides and a dessert station including Caesar salad, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, country cornbread stuffing with gravy, green bean casserole, and chocolate truffle cake. The cost (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity) is $45 per person and $19 for children 5-12 years old. Make reservations online.

Virginia-Highland

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland invites guests to dine in on Big Green Egg smoked turkey breast with caramelized apple and sage stuffing, braised pork shoulder with roasted root vegetables, green bean casserole with crispy onions and roasted mushrooms and more. Call 404-876-7249 for reservations. 

Poncey-Highland

Get the holiday started with Southern Belle. Southern Belle will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving Travel in a Glass wine class on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class will include tastes and discussions of six wines perfect for pairing with the Thanksgiving meal. Chef Joey Ward and his team will provide small bites that pair with the wines. Tickets are $82 per person including service and can be purchased online.

Decatur

Revival is selling Thanksgiving sides starting Nov. 7 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 4-7:30 p.m. Among the featured sides are collard greens, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, honey-molasses carrots, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The full list of sides can be viewed and orders may be placed on Revival’s website under the Online Ordering tab beginning Nov. 7.

Southside

Wood’s Chapel BBQ on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill is serving Thanksgiving to-go. The a la carte menu includes a whole smoked turkey with gravy for $95 and a smoked turkey breast for $65. Wood’s Chapel also is offering a dinner for four ($215) and a dinner for eight ($395) with all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home. Additional sides and desserts also are available for purchase. View the full menu and place orders online by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 between 12-5 p.m.

Alpharetta/Milton

Cattle Shed is hitting all the marks with its four-course traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Alpharetta eatery will be open from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. offering a four-course meal for $95 a person (plus tax and gratuity) and a kids’ plate for $19.95 (plus tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include an amuse-bouche of prosciutto deviled eggs, beet and pear salad with dates, eight-ounce filet mignon, and halibut almondine with almonds and brown butter. Each meal comes with a large side such as sweet potato mash with brûlée marshmallows, baked three-cheese mac and cheese, or asparagus with hollandaise. The dessert options include caramel cake, pumpkin crème brûlée, and sweet potato cheesecake. The kids’ menu features smoked turkey breast, house-made gravy, classic mac and cheese, and peanut butter cake. Optional wine pairings are available for $35 per person. View the full menu and make reservations online

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu from executive chef Derek Dollar from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Menu highlights include butternut squash bisque with maple crème fraîche and pumpkin seed granola; applewood smoked turkey with sage-corn spoonbread, green bean casserole, blood orange-cranberry relish, and Madeira turkey gravy; shrimp and grits with red and yellow bell peppers, smoked bacon, mushroom scallions, tomatoes, lemon butter sauce, and cheddar stone-ground grits; and dark chocolate pie with salted caramel. The cost is $65 per person and $32.50 for children. View the full menu and make reservations online. Milton’s also is offering turkeys and meals to-go. The to-go meal option for $120 (early-bird pricing of $100 if ordered by Oct. 31) includes a 12- to 14-pound apple-brined and smoked turkey and one quart of sage-corn spoonbread and Madeira gravy. For those wanting a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings, Milton’s Thanksgiving feast boasts a 12- to 14-pound apple-brined and smoked turkey with one quart of a variety of sides for $195 (early-bird pricing of $100 if ordered by Oct. 31). The turkey comfortably feeds six to eight guests with sides feeding two to four. A sides pack of five savory sides also is available for $100 (early-bird pricing of $80 if ordered by Oct. 31). Quantities are limited; orders may be placed online by Friday, Nov. 18 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Multiple Locations

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is sticking to tradition with its three-course Thanksgiving dinner served from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The dinner is $45 per person and a kids plate for children 12 and under is $17.95 (does not include tax and gratuity). Reservations can be made at each HOBNOB location—Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—at hobnobatlanta.com.

Open Thurs., Nov. 24, 6pm-Midnight – Hampton + Hudson’s Thanksgiving Day Offering

The Inman Park community bar and restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 6pm and offer guests a $25 Thanksgiving plate featuring crowd favorites for the holiday alongside the day’s football games, drink specials and a limited food menu of burgers, mac & cheese, wings and fries. The Thanksgiving Plate will feature Oven-roasted Turkey Breast, Buttery Whipped Potatoes with turkey giblet gravy, Apple & Andouille Cornbread Stuffing, Traditional Southern Green Bean Casserole with crispy onions, Housemade Spiced Cranberry Sauces and Pumpkin Pie with powdered sugar.

Open Thurs., Nov. 24, 1-8pm – Le Bilboquet’s Thanksgiving Day Offering at Buckhead Village

Le Bilboquet will be open from 1-8pm on Thanksgiving Day and serve a three-course prix-fixe menu to enjoy at the restaurant. Menu highlights include Beau Soleil Oysters and Roasted Butternut Squash & Maple Syrup Soup for starters, Cajun Chicken with french fries, mixed green salad & Beurre Blanc and Traditional Roasted Turkey with homemade stuffing, dauphine potatoes, honey bacon, brussel sprouts, pommery mustard butternut squash puree, sautéed green beans, cranberry sauce & gravy on the entree side and Brown Sugar Walnut Tart with caramel ice cream for dessert. The menu is available for $125 per adult; a kid’s menu is $55 per child. See here for the full menu and here to make a reservation.

Now Accepting Pre-Orders – Thanksgiving Pie Sale at South Main Kitchen

To celebrate the holiday season, South Main Kitchen is hosting a special Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Baked in-house by pastry chef Elise Harshbarger, all pies are $32 (buy 2 pies for $60 or 3 pies for $84!) and now available for pre-order by calling the restaurant at 678-691-4622 or emailing andrew@mavenrestaurantgroup.com. Pick-up will be on Wed., Nov 23.

  • Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie
  • Steens Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Ginger Pumpkin Chai Cheesecake

Thanksgiving Orders from Fresh Harvest Thanksgiving orders can be placed with Fresh Harvest online for holiday birds, locally-grown produce, sides, pies and other pastries & more! Special Thanksgiving offerings include:

  • Whole Turkeys from Four Bellies Farm & Turkey Breast from Pine Street Market (turkeys available to order beginning next Tues, Nov 8 at 2pm through Friday, Nov 11 at 2pm — or until sold out!)
  • Holiday Ham from Pine Street Market
  • Pies from Crave Pie — Thanksgiving Cranberry Orange Crumb Pie & Thanksgiving Maple Pecan Pie
  • Classic and vegan-friendly ready to eat sides from Stop Think Chew and Artichoke Dinner Club
  • Biscuits & Rolls
  • (And of course lots of options for any fresh veggies you want to cook up yourself!)

Aside from the whole turkeys, everything will be delivered the week of Thanksgiving on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Lazy Betty’s Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go This Thanksgiving, customers can let Lazy Betty do the heavy lifting as they prepare gourmet Thanksgiving meals that feed up to four people (with leftovers!). The meals can be ordered here and picked up on Wednesday, November 23 between 2-6pm. The menu includes:

  • Crown roasted turkey breast (12-16lb)
  • Stuffed turkey leg roulade (2 each)
  • Pomme puree (1 qt)
  • Green bean casserole (2 qts)
  • Sweet potato casserole (2 qts)
  • Cranberry relish (1 pint)
  • Gravy (1 qt)
  • Housemade brioche rolls (1 per guest)
  • Dressing (2 qt)
  • Pumpkin cheesecake

Humble Pie’s Thanksgiving Pie Sale – As opening nears, Humble Pie will be hosting a Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Pre-orders are now being accepted here through midnight on Sunday, November 20, and pickup will be on Wednesday, November 23 between noon and 6pm at sister restaurant Juniper Cafe (2260 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). Here is the selection:

  • Pumpkin Pie – Brown Butter Crust, Pumpkin Filling, Roasted White Chocolate Whip $35
  • Almond Cranberry Clafoutis Pie – Orange Chantilly with a Rosemary Accent $40
  • Bourbon Pecan Pie – Brown Sugar Pate Sucree, Maple Chantilly $40

Hampton + Hudson Thanksgiving Meals To-GoHampton + Hudson is offering their annual Thanksgiving meals to go, featuring the below lineup. Items will be packaged individually with reheating instructions, and a la carte orders can be placed here beginning Tuesday, November 1 through 4pm on Sunday, November 20. Pick-up will be on Wednesday, November 23.

  • Sliced, Oven-roasted Turkey Breast
  • Buttery Whipped Potatoes with turkey giblet gravy
  • Apple & Andouille Cornbread Stuffing
  • Traditional Southern Green Bean Casserole with crispy onions
  • Housemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie with powdered sugar

Juniper Cafe’s Thanksgiving To-Go Meals – Those interested in a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal can indulge in Juniper Cafe’s Southern meets Asian meal, featuring a 10-piece bucket of Spicy Fried Chicken, Cabbage Jicama Slaw, Sweet + Tangy Collards, Southern-style Potato Salad, Coconut Grits, housemade biscuits and Juniper Cafe Cookies. The meals serve four people and cost $75. Pickup will be on Wednesday, November 23 between 2pm and 6pm, and there will be a 15-minute wait upon arrival. Pre-orders are now being accepted here.