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2019 Nikolaustag Party

Date: Friday, December 20th

Time: 5 pm

About: Join Der Biergarten on Friday, December 20th for their 10th annual Nikolaustag Party. Being held from 5 pm until Midnight, the festivities will include holiday drinks, music, games, Santa, and more! They have 10,000 ornaments, 72 nutcrackers, 48 stockings, 26 Christmas trees, 6 festive holiday cocktails all in 1 MERRY night! Find the Christmas pickles for a chance to win prizes! The event is free to attend, while food and drink can be purchased.

More Information:

https://derbiergarten.com/10th-annual-nikolaustag-party/

10TH ANNUAL NIKOLAUSTAG PARTY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/19

Der Biergarten

Friday, December 20th at 5 pm

Join Der Biergarten on Friday, December 20th for their 10th annual Nikolaustag Party. Being held from 5 pm until Midnight, the festivities will include holiday drinks, music, games, Santa, and more! They have 10,000 ornaments, 72 nutcrackers, 48 stockings, 26 Christmas trees, 6 festive holiday cocktails all in 1 MERRY night! Find the Christmas pickles for a chance to win prizes! The event is free to attend, while food and drink can be purchased.

Check out their festive cocktails you can get now through 12/27:

LARKIN ON MEMORIAL HOLIDAY BLOCK PARTY 2019

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

Sunday, December 15th

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free to attend.

Holiday Luau with Kamayan ATL at Sweet Auburn BBQ 2019

Date: Monday, December 2

Time: 5:30 pm

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

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/770999956660073/

NIGHT MARKET HOLIDAY EDITION 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/25/19

COZY UP WITH COCKTAILS, BITES & SHOPPING AT DECEMBER’S NIGHT MARKET
Top Culinary Talent, Live Music and Artisan Vendors Return for Night Market’s Outdoor Holiday Edition

The Home Depot Back Yard

Thursday, December 5th 6pm

Next month at December’s Night Market, The Home Depot Backyard will be taken over by the smells, sounds and bright colors of a globally inspired market, featuring Atlanta’s top culinary talent, live music, and a colorful array of artisan vendors to kick off the holiday season. Crackling fire pits will invite guests to cozy up where they can enjoy the evening under the stars sipping cocktails and shopping the curated market for the perfect gift. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the market offers visitors the chance to experience all the international feel and fun without the trouble of fitting their gifts and treats in their suitcase.

“On the heels of our most successful market to date, Night Market is delighted to welcome even more of Atlanta’s top chefs and one-of-a-kind artisan vendors for December. We wanted to create a festive twist this month and truly make it special for the holiday edition, making it a unique experience even for guests who have attended before,” said Latonda Henderson, Director of Community Activation at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Despite the open-air setting, the market maintains the same intimate feeling as if you were celebrating the holidays in your friend’s backyard.”

While sipping on holiday-inspired cocktails prepared by celebrated mixologists, Tiffanie Barriere and Kellie Thorn, guests will also be able to shop a unique selection of goods at the artisan market, curated by local favorite, Indie Craft Experience. Here they can spoil friends and family (or grab a little something for themselves) with unique finds from the market pop-up, all while supporting local businesses including Atlas Candle Co., Fox + Fern Botanicals, Paper & Piece, and more.

Visitors will have the opportunity to mingle with some of Atlanta’s top chefs and enjoy dishes from restaurants including American Cut, Brezza Cucina, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Hattie B’s, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Holmes, Honeysuckle Gelato, Kyma, Shake Shack, Spotted Trotter, Sweet Auburn BBQ and Wheelies Tiny Donuts.

Free to attend. Food and beverage tickets are $25 in advance/$40 onsite and include tokens to sample 2 beverages and 3 food items. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thehomedepotbackyard.com/night-market.

CITY WINERY ATLANTA HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE WINTER EDITION 2019

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

Saturday, December 14th @ Noon

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

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

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

Tickets were $35 at the time of posting.

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

Check In Locations (exact locations TBA):

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

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

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

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 VININGS JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

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

Thursday, December 5th 6 to 8 pm

HAVE A MERRY AND BRIGHT START TO THE SEASON
WITH VININGS’ OLDEST HOLIDAY TRADITION
The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting to Feature Photos with Santa,
Live Music, Holiday Activities, and More!
Free to attend!
Paces Properties invites the community to light up their holiday season at the 2019 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting. This annual event is decked out with all sorts of family fun from visits with Santa to live music that’s sure to have the whole family rocking around the Christmas tree.

The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting is filled with a list of cherished festivities and most exciting of all, Santa heard the news and is coming to join the party! The big man himself will be available for family photos, holiday wishes, and of course, pleas for the nice list. Two Santa Express Trains will be chugging along all evening, and guests can enjoy balloon twisting and ornament decorating. Additionally, Vinings United Methodist Church will be on-site decorating holiday cookies with guests for a tasty treat.

“It’s an honor of ours to continue the Christmas Tree Lighting tradition at Vinings Jubilee for the 33rd year,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties. “Bringing families from across the metro-Atlanta area together for this event is what makes Christmas special, and we are proud to welcome a place for holiday spirit, community, and life-long memories.”

To add some extra sparkle to the holiday celebration, local schools and studios will provide live music and entertainment. Whitefield Academy Jazz Band and Campbell Middle School Chorus are back for another year of excellent performances, and new to the lineup this year is the Like The Dickens Carolers. 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, Guaco Joes, Mellow Mushroom, Stockyard Burgers, Southern Baked Pie Company and Cold Stone Creamery.