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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.

EXPERIENCE CHERISHED COMMUITY EVENTS AT ATLANTIC STATION IN NOVEMBER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/22

The intown destination event lineup features Cirque du Soleil, Skate the Station and more 

Remember means colder weather and the arrival of the holiday season, and Atlantic Station has a flurry of events to keep you busy this month. The spectacular, jaw-dropping acrobatic tricks of Cirque du Soleil continue in November under the big top in the Pinnacle Lot. Community favorite holiday events, Skate the Station, Light the Station and Celebration at the Station are back again this year and even bigger than before. Make a difference this month by participating in the National Psoriasis Foundation Walk. Head over to Overtime Elite Arena to watch intensified basketball games amongst the nation’s top amateur players. Check out the In The Cxmmunity event and learn how to help local metro Atlanta students get access to the technology they need. Shop local every weekend at Maker’s Market featuring Atlanta’s most talented creators. November is a special time of year at Atlantic Station to make new memories and traditions with friends and family.

The full November events lineup is outlined below: 

National Psoriasis Foundation Walk

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – noon

The superb fall weather makes for a perfect day to join the community at the National Psoriasis Foundation Walk to support critical research initiatives. Participating in the family-friendly event helps to raise vital research funds and awareness that has a direct impact on tomorrow’s treatment options. Participants who raise $50 or more will receive an exclusive Team NPF Walk T-shirt. For more information or to register, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/national-psoriasis-foundation-walk/

In The Cxmmunity – Metro Atlanta Student Activation

Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cxmmunity strives to create an Atlanta where every student has access to basic technology, school supplies and equitable opportunities to explore their passions within the STEAM fields. The Cxmmunity event provides the opportunity for partners of STEAM-focused companies and organizations to come together and bridge the diversity gap for underserved communities in metro Atlanta. This event is for parents, students, teachers, school faculty/staff, corporate partners and non-profits. The first half of the event is for sixth grade through 12th grade students, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the second half of the event is for collegiate students, from 3 – 7 p.m. For more information or to select a time slot, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/in-the-cxmmunity/

Skate the Station

Friday, Nov. 18 through Jan. 16

Get into the holiday spirit at Atlanta’s largest ice-skating rink at Atlantic Station! Skate the Station returns on Nov. 18. Skate rentals are included with each ticket purchase and timed ticketing and other safety protocols will be enforced. Make it a night out on the town by enjoying a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants at Atlantic Station or check off your holiday shopping list at any of the retail shops before skating on the rink. For more information, to purchase tickets or view hours of operation, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/skate-the-station/.

Tiny Doors ATL Book Launch Party & Holiday Shop

Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 – 9 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the Tiny Doors? Be the first to unlock the magic at the debut of the Tiny Doors ATL children’s book! Stop in and meet author and Tiny Doors artist Karen Anderson Singer, purchase your own copy for an autograph from Singer and shop exclusive merchandise. The popular Tiny Holiday Shop will also be open with ornaments, jewelry, and more! Pro tip: arrive early for tiny ornaments, they go quickly! For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/tiny-doors-atl-open-studio-2-2022-11-19/

Light the Station

Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 – 9 p.m.

Spend the day at Atlantic Station spreading holiday cheer at Atlantic Station’s annual event, Light the Station! To kick off the holiday season, watch the 50-foot Christmas tree twinkle as it lights up and enjoy live music, holiday crafts for the little ones, a book reading by Tiny Doors founder Karen Anderson Singer, special performances and more. At 7 p.m., get your groove on at the Holiday Disco Parade as it leads to the electrifying tree lighting on Atlantic Green! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/light-the-station-2/.

Celebration at the Station

Saturday, Nov. 19 through Jan. 3 from 5 – 9 p.m.

Start a new holiday tradition with friends and family and gather around the dazzling tree on Atlantic Green to experience a cheerful celebration that occurs every hour from 5 – 9 p.m.! Feel the magic of the season with a light and snow show that is set to a heart-warming holiday video. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/celebration-at-the-station/

Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Through Saturday, December 24

The wait is over as the amazing acrobats of Cirque du Soleil make their grand return to Atlantic Station! 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. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/cirque-du-soleil-kurios-cabinet-of-curiosities/.

Overtime Elite Games

Throughout November

Dribble on down to the Overtime Elite arena to watch some of the nation’s best basketball players battle in rigorous matchups! Throughout the season there are exciting activities planned, including special performances, celebrity guests, surprise giveaways and more! For the full schedule or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.overtimeelite.com/.

Maker’s Market

Friday, Nov. 11 from 4 – 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 7 p.m.

Maker’s Market continues in November featuring Atlanta’s most talented creators at the beloved artisan market. Each weekend, guests can shop from an array of local vendors with items for sale, such as art, home decor, jewelry, candles and more. There will be tasty treats, skilled artists and plenty of fun for everyone to experience. This month, Makers Market will be open for two Fridays, including Black Friday, for guests to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Treat yourself to something new or check off your holiday shopping list! Maker’s Market is pending favorable weather conditions and vendors will vary from weekend to weekend. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/makers-market-2/2022

GEORGIA CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/22

Atlantic Station Event Space – Atlanta, GA
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1pm-5pm
VIP Preview Night Friday, April 1 2022 6pm-10pm
Tickets here.
Featuring 60+ member breweries of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and great collaboration beers. 250+ total beers, an expected 30+ special collaboration beers brewed exclusively for this festival. Live music, great food and more. Tickets are $45 Advance, $50 after March 24, $60 day of event. First 500 tickets sold online are just $35.
VIP Preview Night on Friday, is April 1, 2022 from 6pm-10pm. Get the first taste of the special collaboration beers from our great Georgia Breweries. Hear from the brewers about the collaboration beers, their process, ingredients and inspiration. We will announce the winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze) of the collaboration contest!
Tickets to this preview is$45 Advance, $50 after March 24, $60 at the gate (Unless sold out). First 500 just $35.
Friday & Saturday Combo Tickets are $80 Advance, $90 after March 24, not available at the gate. First 100 just $60.
This event is co-hosted by Atlanta Beer Festivals and the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.
21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine, no refunds. Alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at anytime. Free bottled water will be provided.

From the Craft Brewers Guild: The celebration will feature 60+ member breweries, special VIP event, collaboration beers & more

The Peach’s State’s only festival dedicated solely to Georgia’s independent craft breweries arrives at Atlantic Station April 1 and 2.

Hosted by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG), the event is much more than a festival – it’s a celebration of the state’s thriving craft beer industry.

“Our local breweries are what make our communities great places to live, work and visit, and this event is the perfect opportunity to showcase our statewide community, all while enjoying delicious beer,” says Joseph Cortes, executive director of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. “These small businesses generate more than a billion dollar economic impact annually for the state, local communities and the tourism and hospitality industries, and this festival is all about highlighting the tremendous impact they have.”

The money raised from the festival will go to support and help promote and advance the common interests of GCBG’s members and Georgia’s independent, small breweries.

“Since 2015, the number of craft breweries in Georgia has grown from 45 to over 130,” says Cortes. “Yet, despite that, Georgia is still one of the most restrictive states for breweries to conduct business. The proceeds from the festival will help us continue to advocate on behalf of our members and the brewery community as a whole.”

The weekend kicks off with a special VIP preview Friday, April 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. Attendees will be the first to taste 20+ special collab beers from brewery participants, as well as hear from brewers about the beers, their process, ingredients and inspiration. A panel of 15 experienced Beer Judge Certification Program-certified judges will award gold, silver and bronze to the top three winners of the collab contest.

Then, on Saturday, April 2, ticket holders will enjoy a full day of all things Georgia craft beer, including 60+ GCBG member breweries that will be pouring 250+ homegrown beers. Additionally, Saturday festival-goers will also get to try all the collab brews created exclusively for the festival.

In addition to delicious beer, there will also be a number of Georgia wineries present, as well as popular local food trucks, live entertainment, craft vendors and more. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: georgiacraftbrewersfestival.com.

The festival announcement comes following the GCBG’s 2022 Georgia Beer Day, which took place on March 5.

The annual observance, which is organized by the GCBG and benefits its member breweries, is a daylong celebration of Georgia’s vibrant craft beer industry.  This year, 70 breweries across the state participated and sold a limited edition full-color collector’s pint glass to help raise funds for the GCBG and its members. As a result of the glass sales, the Guild raised over $15,000.

To learn more about the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, please visit: georgiacraftbrewersguild.org.