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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/9/23

Georgia Avenue Offers an Exciting Month Full of Specials, Giveaways and Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Summerhill has many things planned during December that bring the neighborhood together in a special way. From Halfway Crooks’ Boevenmarkt to Wood’s Chapel Winterfest, Summerhill captures what the holidays are all about: community.

  • Halfway Crooks invites guests to its Boevenmarkt every Friday through Sunday until Dec. 23. The Boevenmarkt is a holiday market featuring over 50 unique local artists, and shoppers also can enjoy food and various drinks such as beer and hot chocolate. There will be live music on Dec. 9 and 17 as well as movies on Friday evenings. A kid-focused day on Dec. 10 boasts cookie and ornament workshops along with a children’s holiday jam. The Boevenmarkt will take place in the Biergarten.
  • Junior’s Pizza’s pizza of the month for December is “Big Trouble in Little China” and is available in regular, vegetarian or vegan. This year’s special gives guests the option of sweet Thai chili or orange chicken instead of sesame chicken. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 13, the pizzeria will host Drag Bingo twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Drag Bingo runs 7- 9 p.m., is free to play and kid-friendly.
  • Little Bear is celebrating the season with two events. Sunday, Dec. 24 marks the return of Little Bear’s Jewish Chinese Christmas Eve. The event starts at 5 p.m. and features a four-course prix fixe menu and a holiday booze pack that includes a cocktail, two wine glasses and a nightcap. Tickets can be purchased online. On Sunday, Dec. 31, the restaurant hosts its Fancy Ass Baller Welcome to 2024 NYE Prix Fixe Bonanza. The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a four-course prix fixe menu and holiday booze pack. Tickets can be purchased online.
  • Little Tart is now offering cookie boxes just in time for the holidays. These are available for pick-up and shipping leading up to Christmas. Cookie boxes can be pre-ordered online.
  • Press Shop has a full schedule of events in December:
  • Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8-10 p.m. – 2nd annual Champagne + Oysters with shucked oysters and a lineup of incredible Champagnes and sparkling wines
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m. – Book Club with “So Late in the Day” by Claire Keegan
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. – Glad & Young studio pop-up with customizable leather goods, custom calligraphy and free bubbles
  • Dec. 13-15 – Gift Wrapping
  • Story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Golden Hour Tastings every Friday from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
  • Wood’s Chapel BBQ’s courtyard will be decked out in holiday décor for Winterfest. The grand event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 6- 8 p.m. and will highlight an array of entertainment from the Maynard Jackson High School Choir and Glee Club to the Neighborhood Ballet. There also will be a gingerbread house decorating contest, an ugly sweater contest, a tree lighting ceremony and giveaways. The gingerbread house decorating contest entry fee is $20, and the entry form is online. The restaurant also is offering Christmas catering including whole smoked turkeys, maple-glazed ham, sides, desserts and more. Orders must be placed online by Dec. 15 for pickup on Saturday, Dec. 23. Wood’s Chapel BBQ gift cards are perfect for even the pickiest on Santa’s list. All $100 gift cards purchased by Jan. 1, 2024 receive a $20 bonus. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/17/23

Jingle All the Way to Boone’s for Christmas Eve Brunch 

Boone’s is teeing up a holly jolly celebration for its Christmas Eve Brunch on Sunday, December 24, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead, guests are invited to indulge in the flavors of the season and signature midday delights, including short rib hash, salmon croquette eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, traditional favorites and more. Along with their signature cocktails and award-winning wine menu, Boone’s will have specialty holiday cocktails such as the Nutcracker Martini and Naughty List, and plenty of craft beers on tap from local breweries. Boone’s is located at 2205 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.boonesatl.com or call 770-835-4267. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @boonesatl.

Countdown to Claus at TWO urban licks Brunch & Dinner 

A favorite holiday dining destination, TWO urban licks is hosting a festive Christmas Eve brunch and dinner on Sunday, December 24, 2023. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the BeltLine staple will celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with signature brunch and lunch offerings, from the Fat Elvis French Toast and Cast Iron Baked Cinnamon Rolls to NOLA Shrimp & Grits, Barbacoa Lamb Tacos and the Smoked Pork Belly BLT. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Executive Chef Chad Clevenger will dazzle with holiday specials and house favorites including TWO’s coveted Salmon Chips and local favorites including Wood-fired Rotisserie Chicken, Smoked Brisket, Grilled Chilean Sea Bass and more. Imbibers are invited to toast to the night before Christmas with craft cocktails, craft beers and an extensive selection of wine on tap. TWO urban licks will be closed on Christmas Day. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit www.twourbanlicks.com. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30306. Stay connected on Instagram at @twourbanlicks and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks

Enjoy Christmas Eve Brunch & Dinner at ENZO Steakhouse & Bar

Before the little ones drift off to sleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, ENZO Steakhouse & Bar extends a warm invitation to friends and family to join in the festivities of the holiday season. Not only will the Italian steakhouse be open on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, for both brunch and dinner, but Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio has once again whipped up an ENZO at Home holiday to-go menu. Beginning at 11 a.m., guests are invited to relish in signature brunch favorites such as the Italian French Toast or Smoked Salmon Flatbread as well as a make-your-own mimosa bar. For those contemplating an evening affair, stay a while and explore ENZO’s specialty Christmas Eve dinner menu featuring Spaghetti + Lobster, Seared Scallops, Braised Lamb Shank, festive cocktails and more. Want to stay in? No problem, prepare a delectable Christmas Eve dinner that is sure to impress parties of two, four and six by ordering ENZO at Home at enzo-itl.com/catering or by emailing catering@enzo-itl.com, now through Friday, December 22, 2023. ENZO is open on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2023, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188. Located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214, stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.

A Football-Infused Christmas Eve Brunch and Lunch at Dantanna’s 

Sports enthusiasts can relax knowing they won’t miss any of the action on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Dantannna’s. Open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and screening the full lineup of football games throughout the day, guests can cheer on their favorite teams while enjoying their pick of favorites from the brunch or all day menu. From favorites like their aged steaks, fresh seafood, juicy burgers and sandwiches and elevated bar bites to their bottomless brunch offering, there’s something for all tastes. With plenty of seating options, guests are invited to relax the bar, in the dining room or outside on the dog-friendly patio. Serving sports, substance, and sips for two decades, Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326. Dantanna’s will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2023. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873. Stay connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/dantannas and on Twitter and Instagram @dantannas. 

Toast to Tinsel and Tipples at Vesper this Christmas Eve 

Drink up at Vesper on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023, before the big guy in red comes to town. From 5 p.m. to midnight, the Glenwood Park haunt, decked out in deep jewel tones, plush lounge furniture, cozy corners and a welcoming bar, is ready to host its annual Christmas Eve bash. From seasonal cocktails including the Miracle on Garrett Street, Gingerbread Manhattan and Misses Clausmo, impressive zero-proof options to holiday-inspired treats, revelers are invited to let loose before it’s officially present time. And in the spirit of the season of giving, the first 50 customers will receive a gift from the elves at Vesper to add to their bar cart. Vesper will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2-23. Vesper is located on the Atlanta BeltLine at 924 Garrett St. Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30316. For more information, visit www.vesperatl.com or call 404.936.6902. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @vesperatl. 

Sleigh Christmas Eve Dinner at Steak Market

With a modern atmosphere, top-notch service, and rich culinary offerings, elevate Christmas Eve dinner, on Sunday, December 24th, at Steak Market. Beginning at 5 p.m., the popular Midtown dining destination known for its extravagant cocktails and quality steaks sliced tableside is prepared to make an enchanting holiday dinner that promises to be merry and bright. Guests can celebrate the season with Steak Market’s signature favorites including its Coca-Cola braised beef ribs, charbroiled prawns, Wagyu surf & turf, creamy lobster mac and cheese, artful, decadent desserts and more. Playful holiday cocktails including Spritz-mas and Santa’s Ho Fashion along with nitro martinis like Sex and the City and Purple Rain and fan-favorite Chocolate Therapy and Minding My Bee’s Knees will only enhance the festive spirit, promising an extraordinary evening. Steak Market is located in Midtown at 793 Juniper Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.steakmarket.com or call 470-355-6540. Stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SteakMarketATL/ and on Instagram @steakmarketatl. 

Spend a Holly Jolly Christmas Eve at Bully Boy 

Eagerly await Santa’s arrival with a delicious holiday dinner filled with sushi, sake and a Kaiseki-inspired menu at Bully Boy this Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the culinary creatives at the BeltLine gem are ready to do the hosting with their signature offerings featuring the freshest and finest ingredients. Made for sharing, artful sushi along with delectable starters, an array of entrees and must-try specialty cocktails, will set the festive tone for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening celebrating the most wonderful time of year. Bully Boy will be closed on Christmas Day. For more information or to make a reservation for Christmas Eve, visit www.bullyboyATL.com or call 678-904-5607. A Concentrics Restaurants concept, Bully Boy is located at 828 W10 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @bullyboyatl, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BullyboyATL.

Holly Jolly Christmas Eve Dinner at Amore e Amore

Create merry memories at Amore e Amore this Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023, welcoming guests from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Mama Gale and Professor Giovani have adorned every corner with festive decorations and seasonal delights transforming the space into a whimsical winter wonderland for the holidays. Partake in the cherished and age-old tradition of the Feast of Seven Fishes, available at $110 per person, or opt for the condensed a la carte dinner menu paired with specialty holiday cocktails. For the little ones, Amore e Amore’s kid-friendly menu features pizza bites, meatballs, and child-sized portions of beloved entrees like fettuccine alfredo, cheese ravioli, and spaghetti with meatballs. Kids ages 12 and under are welcome to dine from open until 7:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.amoreeamore.com or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.

Cheers to Christmas Eve at Wild Heaven 

Wild Heaven Beer is ready to crack open a cold one in honor of the most wonderful time of the year on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023. Start the day off at Wild Heaven’s West End location on BeltLine with coffee by Finca to Filter from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and bites and brews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For those on the Eastside, it doesn’t get much better than to toasting to the holidays at the Avondale brewery and taproom between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. With delicious, shareable plates, the good vibes and drinks will last all day, both locations are also ideal spots to pick up last minute brews for any holiday gathering. Wild Heaven Beer West End is located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Wild Heaven Beer Avondale is located at 135B Maple Street, Decatur, GA 30030. Both locations will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023. For more information, visit wildheavenbeer.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildheaven or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven.

Christmas Eve Dinner & Holiday Tamales To-Go at Tio Luchos 

A traditional Christmastime favorite, Chef Arnaldo Castillo of Peruvian-inspired Tio Luchos is now taking orders for holiday tamales to go. Sold by the dozen for $80, his house-made tamales are stuffed with Botija olives, local aji Amarillo and pork belly wrapped in a Peruvian mote corn husk. Take holiday tamales orders to the next level with add ons including Pork Chicharrón, a Salsa Criolla Kit, and Crema De Aji. To go orders will be accepted until Saturday, December 23, 2023, and pick-up will be available at the Poncey-Highland restaurant between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. that same day and on the 24th. Tio Luchos is open on Christmas Eve, December 24th from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. Visit Tio Luchos at 675 N. Highland Ave. NE #6000, Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, call (404) 343-0278 or visit www.tioluchos.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tioluchosatland on Instagram at @tioluchos. 

Mountain Lodge Pop-up at Hampton + Hudson (Mon., Dec. 11-Sat., Dec. 23, 6-11pm) – This holiday season, Hampton + Hudson, the community bar and restaurant in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood offering elevated pub food, craft cocktails, beer and wine, will host a Mountain Lodge Pop-up to celebrate the most joyful and cozy time of year from Monday, December 11 through Saturday, December 23. The pop-up will be open 6-11pm nightly, and walk-ins are welcome.  Big groups can email for reservation events@hamptonandhudson.com or go to the website.

The Blitzen Room at Ponce City Market’s Biltong Bar (Opening Wed., Nov. 22) – Biltong Bar is “Up to Snow Good” as they transform their space for the fourth annual holiday pop-up: The Blitzen Room. The restaurant will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails from Chartreuse Hot Chocolate to Frozen Egg Nog.

Holiday Social Bar on The Roof at Ponce City Market (Opening Fri., Nov. 17) – Just inside the tower lobby, the Holiday Social Bar will welcome Roof-goers with an over-the-top experience bursting with whimsical, floor-to-ceiling decor and holiday-inspired cocktails from an award-winning beverage team. Drinks include the likes of Sleigh Fuel, served hot with Old Grandad BIB Bourbon, Eggnog, Cinnamon & vanilla, and Christmas in Miami, made with Coconut Cartel Rum, mint, lime, bitter orange & angostura. No reservations required.

MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar (Opening Fri., Nov. 17) – Located on The Roof at Ponce City Market, 12 Cocktail Bar will be home to a swanky holiday bar located in the tower on The Roof this holiday season, and every Friday night, they’ll host holiday themed cocktail classes. Reservations are highly recommended and can be booked at 12cocktailbar.com.

Igloos on The Roof at Ponce City Market (Opening Fri., Nov. 24) – Cozy up this holiday season in private, six-person igloos on Ponce City Market’s Roof, located alongside the ice skating rink and at 9 Mile Station! Skate the Sky’s rink-side igloos will be available for all ages and 21+ parties (based on time and day). Premium igloos will open on weekdays starting at 3pm for all ages and come with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine or round of hot chocolate. Skate the Sky igloos include general admission to The Roof, skate rentals, 50 minutes of skate time, and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park (when available). Reservations are now available here.

After ice skating guests are invited to Après Skate at Nine Mile Station. This holiday season, 9 Mile Station will transform into a Swiss woodland chalet with cozy igloos overlooking the skyline of Atlanta. The restaurant igloos will offer full-service dining, plus general admission to The Roof and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park. Reservations for 9 Mile Station igloos are now available for booking here.

PRE-ORDERS OPEN – Holiday Lamb Leg from Delbar

The Shawarma Spiced Whole Lamb Leg is back at Delbar for the holiday season! The mouth-watering special features a 5-6 lb roasted whole lamb leg, 24 oz. Dill Labneh or Hummus, 5 qt. Sabzi Polo, 16 oz Torshi, 16 oz Garlic Toum, 16 oz, Sumac Onion, 16 oz Zhoug, Sabzi & bread. The feast is $235 and feeds 5-7 people.

Christmas orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 19 at noon for pickup on Sunday, December 24. Orders can be placed here while supplies last.

PRE-ORDERS OPEN – El Super Pan’s FESTíN Boricua Take-Home Menu

This holiday season, El Super Pan will offer a special FESTíN Boricua Take-Home Menu – a special Puerto Rican holiday feast – now available for pre-order here! The menu consists of appetizer, protein, side and dessert options, each portioned for 10-12 people. Menu highlights include the Paleta de Cerdo Asada, a succulent slow-roasted, bone-in pork shoulder with cuerito (crispy pork skin), Ham Croquetas, Empanadas and more. Perfect for large groups and families, the customizable, full-spread dinner features Chef Hector Santiago’s inventive takes on Latin-inspired dishes.

Customers can mix and match their own holiday feast using the link here or by emailing catering@elsuperpan.com to place an order. Orders for Thanksgiving will be available for pickup on November 23 from 11am-1pm at The Battery location (455 Legends Place), and orders for Christmas will be available for pickup 11am-1pm on December 24 at The Battery restaurant. Thanksgiving and Christmas orders will be accepted until one week prior to pickup. Orders may also be placed throughout the holiday season with three days’ notice.

Aziza’s Hanukkah Meal Kits & Sufganiyot Boxes (Accepting Pre-orders Now through Dec. 12) Aziza, the modern Israeli restaurant in West Midtown from Oliva Restaurant Group, is now accepting pre-orders for their popular Hanukkah meal kits, boxes of assorted Sufganiyot (Israeli doughnuts) and bottles of wine for festive celebrations at home! The meal kits serve six people for $180 and include the menu below. Customers can pre-order meal kits and additional Sufganiyot and/or wine, here at least three days prior to the requested pickup date. Orders for just Suganiyot are also available. Pick-up will be from 3-5pm Thursday, December 7 through Friday, December 15 at the restaurant.

  • Red Wine Braised Brisket & jus OR Hawaij Spice Roasted Cauliflower
  • Potato Latkes – citrus creme fraiche, apple pear butter & shawarma spice-cured salmon
  • Salatim – butternut squash chershi & babaganoush
  • Sides – orange carrot tzimmes & seasonal green salad
  • Assorted Sufganiyot (Israeli doughnuts) – strawberry-cardamom, dulce de leche & coconut (also available for purchase separately for $30)


Mariah Carey Holiday Drag Brunch (Sun., Dec. 3, 1pm) – City Winery, the one-of-a-kind restaurant, featuring an intimate music venue and fully operational winery, is kicking off the holiday season with a very special Mariah Carey-inspired holiday drag brunch featuring Performances by Cici Nicole, Dotte Com, Drew Friday, Ivy Fischer, Orchid and Ran Diosa. Tickets are available here for $25-$30 beginning this Friday, Nov. 3 with the option to add on brunch.

Holiday Pasta Classes at Bellina Alimentari (Dec. 5, 12 & 18) – While Bellina Alimentari offers pasta making and amaro classes year-round, the Ponce City Market Italian restaurant and market invites guests to join a holiday pasta making class to up their culinary skills for the best season of all. Attendees will be led by a culinary ambassador to discover the art of forming, cutting and stuffing fresh pasta dough. Along with enjoying their own pasta creations, guests will be offered mulled cider – all set to a gleeful soundtrack in the dough room adorned with holiday cheer. Classes are $65 per person and can be booked here. Other classes – Pasta 101 and Filled Pasta – will also be held throughout December. Registration is available here.

Hampton + Hudson’s Annual Brunch with Santa (Dec. 10, 10am-2pm) – Hampton + Hudson is hosting their annual Santa Brunch on Sunday, December 10. Guests are invited to bring a camera for free photos with the jolly man himself! Plus, four-legged furry friends can take pictures outside on the patio from 1-2pm. Inside, the restaurant will offer a special, self-serve hot cocoa bar. Kids can have fun making their own hot chocolate and adding their favorite toppings with a variety of options like marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, peppermint candy, peanut butter & more. For the 21+ brunch-goers, the team will pour the “Let’s Get Elf’ed Up” Adult Hot Chocolate ($11) with Rumchata, hot chocolate & whipped cream and “The Loopy Snoopy” Cocktail ($11) with rum, hot cider, holiday spice & whipped cream.

For festive food specials, the restaurant will serve“Santa’s Favorite Pancakes,” a stack of silver dollar pancakes with holiday toppings ($15); “Christmas Biscuits + Gravy,” homemade biscuits topped with fried egg & sausage gravy; and “Mrs. Claus Baked Holiday Cookies,” a plate of baked cookies. There will be holiday movies playing on all TVs and Christmas music playing throughout!

Hampton + Hudson’s Ugly Sweater Trivia (Dec. 12, 8-10pm) – On December 12, the Inman Park neighborhood bar and restaurant invites guests to don their ugliest and most festive sweaters for their holiday-themed trivia night hosted by Adam Greene. Alongside cheerful decorations, Hampton + Hudson will be serving up a “Cha Cha Cocoa” with bourbon, peppermint horchata, cocoa & toasted marshmallows to make spirits bright!

Hampton + Hudson’s SIPPIN’ with Santa Party (Dec. 16, 8:30pm-Close) Hosted by DJ Xperience, Hampton + Hudson’s SIPPIN with Santa night will feature favorite Atlanta hits mixed in with holiday favorites all night for a holiday-themed DJ set. Alongside the festive beats, guests can enjoy the Saucy Santa beverage special: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire and Bailey’s shots for $8.

Hampton + Hudson’s Atlanta United Boxing Day (Dec. 26, 9am-12pm or while supplies last) – Hampton + Hudson invites the community to get an ATLUTD scarf and give a scarf as they team up with MLS team for the fourth year to host Boxing Day. In the spirit of the season of giving, Atlanta United will be partnering with United Way of Atlanta for the annual scarf donation taking place at the Inman Park restaurant. Hampton + Hudson will open early at 9am for soccer fans to get ready for the Premier League matches that will play on TVs throughout the restaurant.


Lazy Betty’s “12 Days of Christmas” Christmas Eve Dinner (Sun., Dec. 24, 5:30-9pm) – On December 24, Lazy Betty’s team will serve a special, elevated 12-course dinner menu for $500 per person, with optional wine pairings. Reservations are now available here.

Christmas Eve Prix Fixe At Le Bilboquet at Buckhead Village (Sun., Dec. 24, 5-9pm) – The decadent four-course Christmas Eve prix fixe menu is $105 per person. Patrons will receive a complimentary amuse bouche, a seared ahi tuna served with petite ratatouille and house-made Bilbo sauce. Menu highlights smoked salmon and salmon tartare; roasted pear salad complete with blue cheese, candied walnuts and mustard dressing; roasted duck breast made with sauteed curried salsify, chestnut confit, granny smith apple and honey-coriander sauce; braised paleron served with baby carrots confit, fingerling potatoes, button mushrooms and cabernet red wine sauce; and more. Dessert offerings include la mousse au chocolat with vanilla whipped cream; and more. To make a reservation, visit lebilboquetatlanta.com.

Hampton + Hudson Christmas Eve Brunch (Sun., Dec. 24, Open Until 6pm) – Hampton + Hudson, the community restaurant and bar serving elevated pub fare in Inman Park, invites guests to kick off their holiday with a laid-back and merry Christmas Eve brunch that’s sure to satisfy with Southern brunch classics like their Which Came First-Wich – a fried chicken sandwich with American cheese, Billy sauce, pickles, fried & a sesame bun – bowls and salads, Chicken + Waffles and more. On the beverage side, they’re offering a $5 Beer + Shot special. They will serve their full brunch menu until close at 6pm.

Christmas Day at The Americano (Sat., Dec. 25, 2-8pm) – Guests are invited to a special Christmas celebration at Atlanta’s Italian Steakhouse, The Americano, helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant. The restaurant will serve a four course prix-fixe menu with highlights including: 

  • Olive Oil Poached Octopus with fingerling potatoes, olives & capers
  • Dry Aged Duck Breast with celery root purée, foie gras & porcini jus
  • Braised Pork Shank with truffle polenta, pine nut gremolata & apple cider jus

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 404.946.9070. 


New Year’s Eve at Lazy Betty (Sun., Dec. 31, 5-11pm) – Lazy Betty will bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new with a special seven-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu. Reservations can be made here for $325 per person, with the optional wine pairing for an additional $175.

New Years Eve at The Americano (Sun., Dec. 31, 6pm-midnight) – Guests are invited to two seatings of a special New Years Eve dinner at Atlanta’s Italian Steakhouse, The Americano, helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant. The restaurant will serve a four course prix-fixe menu with highlights including: 

  • Oysters on the Half Shell & Shrimp Cocktail with Prosecco Mignonette, Lemon, Cocktail Sauce
  • Dry Aged Duck Breast with celery root purée, foie gras & porcini jus
  • Tagliatelle Bolognese with Tenderloin, Wagyu & Pork Ragu & Fontina Fonduta

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 404.946.9070. 

Skyline Park’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration (Sun., Dec. 31, 10am-3pm) Skyline Park will host an all-ages, family-friendly celebration to ring in 2023 as guests countdown to Noon. All-Access tickets include admission and gameplay, and can be pre-purchased online here or at the door.

9 Mile Station’s New Year’s Eve Dinner (Sun., Dec. 31, 4pm–10pm) – 9 Mile Station will offer an unforgettable prix fixe dinner available for guests who book a holiday igloo or table at the restaurant to ring in the new year. Reservations can be made here.

New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe at Le Bilboquet at Buckhead Village (Sun., Dec. 31, 9-11pm) – Le Bilboquet at Buckhead Village will be servicing a three course prix fixe menu on New Years Eve for $125 per person, and includes a champagne toast at midnight. 

Live! at the Battery’s NYE Live! Hollywood Nights (Sunday, Dec. 31, 8pm-2am) Live! at the Battery is rolling out the red carpet and flashing lights for New Year’s Eve! Guests can be the star of the party with exclusive access to all the venues during this Hollywood Nights-themed event. Ticket packages include entertainment with live music, unforgettable photo-op moments and a midnight champagne toast featuring the Times Square Ball Drop on a 32-ft LED screen! Tickets are now available here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/12/23

Guests invited to get into holiday spirit with events including photos with Santa, live music performances and more

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is gearing up for the holidays with a series of celebratory events throughout the season.

“The holiday season is finally here and we are thrilled to be hosting countless seasonal events and activities for the Marietta community to enjoy,” said Aimee Braswell, regional marketing manager for JLL. “From our charming Christmas carolers to selfies with beloved holiday characters, there is something for all of our guests to enjoy while shopping for their loved ones .”

On November 29, Santa will make his grand entrance at The Avenue West Cobb — arriving in a sports car as bubbles fill the air. That day and on every Wednesday until Christmas, guests will have the opportunity to capture photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who have been celebrating the holidays at the center for over 20 years. 

Photos are self-taken and offered at no cost. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos from  5 – 7 p.m. near Seasonal Designs in Suite 360 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 29
  • Wednesday, December 6
  • Wednesday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 20

In addition to photos with Santa, guests can take selfies with their favorite holiday characters as they stroll the Avenue from 1 – 3 p.m. on December 3, December 9 and December 17.

On Wednesday, December 13 from 5 – 7 p.m., The Avenue West Cobb will host their 13th annual Christmas Concert featuring Brent McDonald Music. The center will also welcome local, strolling Christmas carolers on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 2 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 23 from 1-3 p.m.

For more information, please visit https://www.avenuewestcobb.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/12/23

Guests Will Experience the Holiday spirit with Instagram-worthy drinks, Twinkling Lights and Merriment Galore

Buckhead’s cheeriest pop-up The Blind Elf makes its magical return on Friday, Nov. 10. Once again, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar temporarily transforms into a festive gathering spot brimming with loads of merriment throughout the holidays.

Guests enter a 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.

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. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/23

The Capital of South Georgia will transform into a magical Christmas wonderland this holiday season. With millions of lights, decorations, sweet treats and jolly visits from Santa, Valdosta is the ultimate Christmas destination for festive family fun.

“In Valdosta, Christmas is not just a season; it’s an opportunity for our community to create something authentic and truly meaningful,” said David DiSalvo, President/CEO of Visit Valdosta. “Our local destinations curate affordable and family-centric experiences that provide a lifetime of memories for locals and out-of-town visitors alike.”

There are countless events, destinations and local businesses to celebrate with this season, including:

Wild Adventures Christmas Wild & Bright: Boasting over two million lights, this is Wild Adventures’ brightest and merriest celebration yet, spreading cheer across the park with new attractions, jolly entertainment and holiday culinary delights. The event features a new animated floating lake spectacular with thousands of sparkling lights reflected across the water. Guests will journey through Wonder Woods, watch the beloved tale of Rudolph come to life in the Holly Jolly Junction and experience the Gingerbread Village to capture one-of-a-kind family memories. Join the Christmas spirit on select dates from November 18 through December 31.

Community Tree Lighting: On December 1 at 6 p.m., the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners and the Valdosta City Council invite the community to kick off the holiday season at the Valdosta-Lowndes County annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Located on the lawn of the newly renovated historic courthouse, guests will enjoy a performance from the Lowndes High School Viking Cantors, and festivities include hot cocoa, light refreshments and family fun.

Greater Valdosta Community Christmas ParadeThis year’s Christmas parade promises to be more enchanting than ever with a magical Snow Globe theme. The parade will spread holiday cheer by transforming the streets from Woodrow Wilson to Downtown Valdosta on December 2 starting at 6 p.m. Thousands of guests will enjoy a festive processional of beautifully decorated floats, lively music and the jolly presence of Santa Claus.

Christmas at Valdosta State UniversityBefore Valdosta State University students head home for the holidays, students and faculty will gather for the Blazer Nation tradition of the Lighting of the Palms. Featuring holiday music, sweet treats, a VSU Winter Wonderland and a special visit from mascot Santa Blaze, this holiday tradition kicks off on VSU’s front lawn at 1500 N. Patterson Street on November 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Card Cruise: What started as a small event in 2020, has now expanded to include the entire county. The community-wide Christmas Card Cruise, hosted by Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority, Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta, includes businesses, organizations and families creating jumbo Christmas cards out of 6-foot sheets of plywood to display outside of their buildings and homes throughout December. Last year, more than 100 cards were posted. Visit vlpra.com on December 1 to view the official cruise map.

Christmas Lights at Camp Rock: Camp Rock, a nonprofit organization serving underprivileged children in South Georgia, will have a Christmas light display on select days in December for families to enjoy. For just $10, guests will enjoy a Winter Wonderland featuring mini golf, bounce houses, roller skating, axe throwing and a light maze. The event also includes a petting zoo, light show, games, crafts, outdoor movies and more.

Hahira FestivitiesJust a few miles north of Valdosta, visitors can enjoy several holiday activities in Hahira. Check out the third annual Parade of Trees at Hahira Square where families and organizations decorate trees to spread holiday cheer, commemorate loved ones and promote local businesses. The Merry Main Street Christmas Parade and Festival will take place on December 9 at 10 a.m., with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. The festival features arts & crafts booths, local vendors, food trucks and more.

31st Annual Toy RideCalling all motorcyclists from South Georgia and North Florida! Hosted by the Outback Riders of Valdosta, the Toy Ride brings together motorcyclists to spread holiday cheer to children in Valdosta. Thousands gather to bring a toy and ride through Valdosta, ending with a donation to the Salvation Army. This year’s ride takes place December 16 at 1:30 p.m.

For out-of-town visitors, Valdosta has cozy inns, a new boutique hotel, campgrounds and much more to find a perfect fit for every family this holiday season. Plan your trip and learn more about overnight accommodations at visitvaldosta.org/stay.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/23

Celebrate the Season With Timeless Traditions at Atlantic Station, Including Skate the Station, 
Light the Station, the Grand Menorah Lighting and More!

Atlantic Station invites you to enjoy the most magical time of the year in the Heart of Atlanta. With twinkling lights and merry festivities, the 30363 community offers timeless traditions and one-of-a-kind holiday experiences to help guests capture the magic of the season and fill their hearts with warmth and joy. From imaginative performances with Cirque du Soleil “ECHO” and festive celebrations with Light the Station to holiday shopping opportunities with Black Friday and family fun with Skate the Station, Atlantic Station is an enchanted home for the holidays.

“As a community, we are honored to create magical experiences for friends and family during this special time of year,” said Starr Cumming, Retail Director of Hines. “We hope our immersive lineup of holiday events help our guests take in the joy of the season and create meaningful memories they will cherish for a lifetime.”

Kick off the holiday season with the return of the fantastical, colossal and unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024. Featuring poetry, stagecraft and daring acrobatics, Cirque du Soleil “ECHO” explores a story about evolution and the symbiotic unions that our future depends on. Ticket prices and times vary. Visit here to learn more and purchase tickets now. Before or after the show, lace up your skates and spend a night under the stars at Atlanta’s largest outdoor skating rink. Skate the Station, running Friday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, returns with a Skate Snack Shop and warming zones. Featuring an exciting lineup of theme nights, including Superhero Night (Nov. 19), Pink Night (Nov.28), Cosplayers on Ice Presented by MomoCon (Dec. 2 and Jan. 6, 2024), Atlanta Falcons Night (Dec. 9), Kids Night (Dec. 18), Ugly Sweater Night (Dec. 23) and First Responders Night (Dec. 30), Skate the Station promises a joyful time for all. General Admission tickets ($17) and Season Passes ($90) must be purchased online in advance. Skate the Station hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit here for holiday hours, additional information and to purchase tickets.
And the holiday fun doesn’t stop there. Visit Atlantic Station for one of the biggest events of the season, Light the Station, on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.! This annual event transports guests into a holiday spectacular with the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree in the center of the Atlantic Green. Partake in the free festivities leading up to the epic lighting with a live set from DJ Chika Takai, a Winter Wonderland Parade with merry characters, performances by the Atlanta Drum Academy and the Abominable Marching Band and much more. For additional details and a schedule of events for Light the Station, visit here. Return to the merry mixed-use destination on Sunday, Nov. 19, to kick off Celebrate the Station, an interactive experience with a festive video featuring music, holiday lights, swirls of snow and a Christmas tree show. During the holiday season, check out this fantastical display at the top of every hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 31.
Then, join Chabad Intown on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate Hanukkah with the Grand Menorah Lighting. Family and friends are invited to enjoy holiday-themed activities on the Atlantic Green with traditional food and beverage offerings, live music, giveaways and more. A candle will be lit each night following the Grand Menorah Lighting to represent the eight nights of Hanukkah. This celebration is RSVP only. Visit here to learn more and secure your spot.
In addition to the merry lineup of events, Atlantic Station has you covered for unbeatable holiday shopping experiences. The Black Friday Event on Friday, Nov. 24, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. features exclusive holiday shopping deals paired with energetic tunes from DJ Chika Takai, free photos with Santa beside the Christmas tree, a Kilwins hot chocolate bar and a holiday cocktail bar, a “Letters to Santa” station, complimentary gift wrapping for gifts purchased from an Atlantic Station retailer and a special gift redeemable at the Concierge when you spend $100 or more. Visit here to learn more about this free event. For the unique items on your list, shop from Atlanta’s most talented artisans every Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) in December at the Creator’s Market. For last minute gifts, be sure to stop by the special Christmas Eve Creator’s Market on Sunday, Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit here to learn more.
“Atlantic Station enthusiastically celebrates the joy the holiday season brings with experiences that we hope will put guests in a festive mood for months to come,” said Cumming. For additional details and tickets for the merry happenings at Atlantic Station, click here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/23

There’s “Snow” Place Like Alpharetta City Center this Holiday Season

Join Alpharetta City Center for its 2nd Annual Snow Day on Saturday, December 9th, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Experience a winter wonderland on the Town Green with snow flurries and festive jazz by Lilac Wine. Enjoy family-friendly activities like crafts and a petting zoo, savor holiday-themed treats, and create lasting memories at the holiday photo booth. Explore the charming Alpharetta City Center boutiques. Best of all, the event is entirely free, so grab your mittens and embrace the winter fun while supplies last!

After enjoying the event, why not continue the fun with Alpharetta City Center’s vibrant boutiques and delectable restaurants? Get a head start on holiday shopping by checking out our curated list of shops below and consider securing dining reservations ahead of the rush:


Al’s European Barbershop

Anna Bella- Fine Lingerie

The Ballog- An Artisan Market

Chic- Evolution in Art



Exquisite Living


The Hope Network

Magnolia Moon- Modern Outfitters

Mountain High Outfitters

Natural Body- Spa and Shop

Perched- Clothing & Gifts

The Pink Valise Boutique

The Red Hound


Southern Local




Central City Tavern

Citizen Soul

Curry Up Now


Jekyll Brewing

Jinya Ramen Bar



Never Enough Thyme

Sammy’s Pizzeria On The Green 

Vitality Bowls- Superfood Cafe


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


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/12/21

Make it a December to Remember With Festive Cocktails, Bites, Tacky Sweaters, Holiday Decor, Music and More

Open Seven Days a Week Through Thursday, December 23, 2021
Days are looking happy and bright on the Atlanta BeltLine at TWO urban licks Tacky Takeover holiday pop-up. TWO has transformed its expansive and dog-friendly patio into a winter wonderland where revelers are invited to eat, drink, and be merry and don their tackiest holiday sweaters through December 23, 2021. Guests can gather around fire pits while enjoying TWO’s fiery American cuisine, holiday decor, live music, and an array of festive cocktails including: Krampus – Tequila and Mezcal, Pomegranate, Orange and Jalapeño; Polar Express – Vodka Peppermint, Chocolate Martini and Peppermint Dust; Mr. Scrooge – Hot Chocolate, Rum, Smoked Paprika, and Whipped Cream; and the Cindy Lou Who shot with Rum and Fernet Branca Menta. TWO urban licks Tacky Takeover holiday pop-up is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. To make reservations, visit www.twourbanlicks.com or call 404-522-4622. TWO urban licks is located in the Old Fourth Ward at 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga 30306. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook @twourbanlicks and Twitter @2urbanlicks.
TWO’s Tacky Holiday Takeover Cocktail Menu
Over Ice or Up:
Krampus – Tequila and Mezcal, Pomegranate, Orange, Jalapeño,
Oogie Boogie – Brandy Coconut Milk, Cream, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Let `er Rip – Spiced Cranberry Old Fashioned, Orange Bitters
Polar Express – Vodka Peppermint, Chocolate Martini, Peppermint Dust
Vixen – Rum, Orange, Pineapple Clove, Ginger
Miracle on 34th Street – Gin, Lemon, , Cardamom Cordial, Lemon
The Gingerbread Man – Bourbon, Gingerbread Syrup, Lemon

Hot Toddies:
Mr. Scrooge – Hot Chocolate, Rum, Smoked Paprika, Whipped Cream
Chris Kringle – Mulled Wine, Cinnamon, Star Anise, All Spice

Shot Your Eye Out – Bourbon, Cinnamon, Allspice Dram
Cindy Lou Who – Rum, Fernet Branca Menta


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21

Round-up on all the holiday pop-ups around Atlanta.

The Blind Elf

Blind Pig Parlour, opening night, Friday, November 12th

Opening Mid-November – The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar

Biltong Bar at Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village are “Up to Snow Good” as they transform their spaces for the third annual holiday pop-up: The Blitzen Room. The restaurants will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails from Chartreuse Hot Chocolate to Frozen Egg Nog.

Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – Holiday Social Bar on The Roof

Just inside the tower lobby, the Holiday Social Bar will welcome Roof-goers with an over-the-top experience bursting with whimsical decor and holiday drinks. 

Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar

12 Cocktail Bar is celebrating the season with a Mixmas cocktail menu including returning favorite “Sleigh Fuel,” a spiked coffee eggnog made with Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, plus new holiday-inspired cocktails. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at 12cocktailbar.com.  

Fri., Nov. 26 – Sun., Jan. 2 – Atlanta’s Annual German Christkindl Market

Buckhead Village announces it will be home to The German American Cultural Foundation’s 2021 German Christkindl Market. Open to the public from Friday, November 26, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022, the German holiday market will be located on the corner of North Fulton and Buckhead Avenue (309 Buckhead Ave) and feature over 50 vendors offering food and beverage treats and items to shop, plus live music and entertainment on the weekends. Market hours will be 11:30am-9:30pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:30am-10:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Georgia Festival of Trees – Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 4

The Georgia Festival of Trees is a special five-day holiday event for all ages and includes a beautiful forest of dazzling holiday trees, unique gift shops, local treat vendors, and much more! Check out their site for all the events.

Mingle & Jingle Bar at Best End BrewingNow through December 31st

Best End is welcoming back the very FIRST & ONLY pop-up Christmas Bar in the West End of Atlanta, GA.  Nestled right off the SW trail of the BeltLine in the Flamingo Room at Best End Brewing Company, 1036 White Street SW, Atlanta GA 30310.  Chef & Founding Partner Cory Burke and Events Engineer Suzanne Dieter are excited to celebrate the holidays with the third installment of the Mingle & Jingle Christmas Bar. From Christmas tchotchkes to a life-size hugging bear, to miles of tinsel garland, to an Instagram-worthy Bow Wall and Giant Wreath, you’ll find all the Christmas feels to make the holiday season a little less stressful.  Upon entering Mingle & Jingle, the first thing you’ll notice is Suzanne’s obvious love of all things sparkly and shiny. Curling ribbon glistens and tumbles off the light fixtures over the bar and miles of tinsel garland are woven through the rafters to create an intimate holiday setting out of a spacious room. The mid-century modern glassware sparkles on the decorated shelves behind the bar looks fantastic in a photo taken in front of the large bow wall or wreath.

Truck & Tap Duluth’s Christmas Bar – December 4th through the holidays.

This year, Truck and Tap Duluth will be doing a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation themed Christmas Bar, starting Dec 4th.

Hampton + Hudson’s Mountain Lodge – December 14 through December 30

This holiday season, Hampton + Hudson, the community bar and restaurant in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood offering elevated pub food, craft cocktails, beer and wine, will host a Mountain Lodge Pop-up to celebrate the most joyful and cozy time of year from Tuesday, December 14 through Thursday, December 30. The pop-up will be open 6-11pm nightly, and walk-ins are welcome. Centered around creative cocktails, the pop-up will be located on the restaurant’s mezzanine level and welcome guests to step into the comforting and cozy lodge atmosphere. Servers will don checkered flannel and merrily serve holiday cocktails like classic Tom & Jerry’s, Tequila Eggnog and Hot Buttered Cider with duck fat caramel. Guests can also get the party going with Rumplemintz and Fernet Menta Shotskis served up on sets of wooden skis. To pair, guests can order fun snacks like tableside s’mores, a limited edition Apple Cider Doughnut from Sublime Doughnuts, classic poutine and a croque madame. 

Ravinia’s Holiday in LightsThursday, December 16th. Free.

See gorgeous light displays, listen to live music, drink hot chocolate, spot Santa and more at this community celebration. Registration on Ravinia’s Facebook page is encouraged. The event is free to attend, but will also serve as a donation center for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Children’s Holiday Wish List program. Guests can bring a donation the night of the event, or drop off a donation before the event in one of three lobbies at Ravinia. A drop-off location will also be available at the main entrance of the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter Hotel. 5 pm to 8 pm.