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FESTIVE HAPPENINGS MAKE THEIR WAY TO PONCE CITY MARKET THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/16/21

Featuring Misfit DIY Wrapping Co., Fireside Pods on The Yard, a Menorah Lighting Celebration, Saturdays with Santa, Festive Pop-Ups, The Roof’s Skate the Sky, Igloos & Noon Year’s Eve Party, & More

 

Ponce City Market will celebrate the most wonderful time of year with merry happenings for everyone. From noon-4pm every Saturday from December 4 through December 18, the community hub will invite visitors to enjoy a winter wonderland on The Trestle – the breezeway connecting Ponce City Market to the Atlanta BeltLine – with special appearances from Santa, holiday carolers, complimentary Misfit Mystery Kits for the first 150 guests, sweet treat pop-ups and more. Other festivities throughout the holiday season include:

 

MISFIT DIY WRAPPING CO.:

 

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 19 – Come one, come all and stop by Misfit DIY Wrapping Co. to jazz up gifts for giving! From 11am-6pm on Saturdays and noon-6pm Sundays during the holiday season, guests will be able to wrap gifts purchased at PCM with a misfit assortment of paper, ribbon and doo-dads at Ponce City Market’s do-it-yourself wrapping and decorating factory on the second floor of the Central Food Hall. Suggested donations will benefit a local charity.

 

FIRESIDE ROASTING & TOASTING PODS ON THE YARD:

 

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 19 – Get warm and cozy with your nearest and dearest outside on The Yard this holiday season! Guests will be able to gather ‘round toasty fires and enjoy s’mores at fireside pods accommodating groups of up to four. Classic s’mores supplies – graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars – will be provided, and pods can be booked by the hour on Saturdays from noon-9pm and on Sundays from noon-6pm. Reservations will open in late November at www.poncecitymarket.com/events

 

FESTIVE POP-UPS:

 

The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar, Opening Mid-November – Biltong Bar 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.

 

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

MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar, Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – 12 Cocktail Bar is celebrating the season with a Mixmas cocktail menu with 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.

 

SustainAble Home Goods Holiday Gift Box Bar, Now Open – Shoppers can stop by the store throughout the season to create a curated gift box of handmade products made by local and global makers! Each box is $60 and comes with three pick-your-own items, from wellness products and kitchen essentials to gardening kits and so much more. Additional items can be added for $8 each.

 

ANNUAL MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY WITH CHABAD INTOWN:

 

Thurs., Dec. 2, 6pm – Join Ponce City Market and Chabad Intown for a traditional menorah lighting ceremony to celebrate the Festival of Lights! This year’s celebration will take place on The Yard with music, live entertainment, food, drink and activities for kids. Attendees can RSVP here.

 

PONCE GOES UPSIDE DOWN HOLIDAY EDITION:

 

Tues., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30pm – Located on the second floor of the Central Food Hall and in The Trestle, Ponce Goes Upside Down is a new carnival-style block party celebrating local makers and creators, plus everything fun to eat, drink and shop at the iconic community hub. This December, the event series will celebrate the holiday season with a holiday market by Artists & Fleas, festive trees, falling snow, costumed street performers and complimentary popcorn on The Trestle, plus live jazz, cornhole, the Misfit DIY Wrapping Factory, complimentary Misfit Mystery Kits and a range of fun, in-store activations, special products, exhibits and more from PCM’s local merchants on the second floor of the Central Food Hall.

 

SKATE THE SKY:

 

Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – Back for a fifth year, The Roof at Ponce City Market invites guests to “Skate the Sky.” Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue, the Rooftop Terrace will feature a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink open seven days a week. Skaters can also enjoy unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park while donning a faux fur coat provided by The Roof. Ice skating is $15 for adults and children (plus admission to The Roof). Reservations will be available beginning November 1 and include 50 minutes of skating, ice skate rentals and unlimited gameplay at Skyline Park. Skaters must be at least five years of age to skate, and individuals under 12 must be accompanied by an adult skater. Hours for the rink will be the same as The Roof’s regular operating hours, available here.

 

IGLOOS ON THE ROOF:

 

Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – Cozy up this holiday season in private igloos on Ponce City Market’s Roof, located alongside the ice-skating rink and at 9 Mile Station! Rink-side igloos will be open weekdays beginning at 3pm for guests 21+. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-1:30pm and 2pm-4pm, families can enjoy the igloos. Guests 21+ can enjoy food and beverages – think hot cocktails and champagne – and all rink-side igloo guests will have access to general admission to The Roof, skate rentals, 50 minutes of skate time and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park (when available). At 9 Mile Station, the restaurant will transform into a woodland forest with cozy igloos overlooking the skyline of Atlanta. Available for guests 21+, the restaurant igloos will offer full-service dining, plus general admission to The Roof and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park (when available). Igloos reservations are available here. Each seats up to six guests. 

 

NOON YEAR’S EVE ON THE ROOF:

 

Fri., Dec. 31, 10am-3pm – Save the date for The Roof’s annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration! Skyline Park will host a family-friendly celebration for parents and children of all ages to ring in 2022 as guests count down to noon. Tickets are $15 for all ages (3 years and under are free) and can be pre-purchased online here or at the door.

 

Ponce City Market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 26, 2020) and Christmas Day (December 25, 2020).

HALLOWEEN AT PONCE CITY MARKET 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/3/21

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES SPOOKY HAPPENINGS AT THE COMMUNITY HUB THROUGHOUT OCTOBER

Ponce Goes Upside Down, a Carnival-Style Block Party on October 14, Will Feature Ghoulish Goodies, Raffles & More

This Halloween season, Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is celebrating with haunting holiday festivities, spooky decor, ghoulish goodies and spellbinding sweet treats for the whole family. The lineup features spooky sights around every corner and scary-good fun, including:


Atlanta School of Photography will present a fun selection of photo booths where visitors can snap selfies or purchase professional shots for a suggested donation benefiting Illuminate Atlanta and Lost-n-Found Youth. Photo booths, including the Lost & Found “Hallowqueen” booth, will be created by Atlanta School of Photography photographers Sara Keith, Brook Hewitt, Julie Yarbrough and Kahiah Polidore.
Guests can directly access Ponce Goes Upside Down festivities on the third-floor trestle on foot or bike via the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Drivers can enter the parking deck near Pancake Social, park on Level 2 or 3 and walk directly out to the second floor of the Central Food Hall or third floor to access the Trestle.
COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for all attendees, and in accordance with Atlanta City guidelines, Ponce City Market requires masks inside the market hall. Attendance is free and family-friendly, and all are welcome. RSVP here and follow Ponce City Market’s social channels for more information about future Ponce Goes Upside Down events.
  • RoleCall Theater’s Spooky Season Productions (October & November) – RoleCall Theater will present two chilling productions this October and November: Macbeth and Frankenstein. Retold by the three Fates of Roman mythology, Frankenstein returns to the hands of women practically for the first time since Mary Shelley completed it. Far from the groaning Hollywood monsters, ripped bodices and drafty castles of popular imagination, this production centers around the bone-deep psychological horrors of abandonment, rag and irrevocable mistakes in the making. How much can a man take, after all, before he becomes a monster?
In RoleCall’s iteration of Macbeth, the play begins when he is a brave and loyal thane to King Duncan. However, after hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by ambition and greed. Encouraged by the prophecy and his scheming wife, Macbeth goes down a dark path of murder to try to seize the throne. Tickets are available here for both productions.
 
  • The Roof’s Annual 21+ Halloween Party (October 30, 8pm – midnight) – Something wicked is coming to The Roof at Ponce City Market! The Roof will transform with frightful sights, a dance party and a costume contest. Tickets to the 21+ celebration can be purchased here beginning October 1.
 
  • Trick-or-Treating on The Roof (October 31, All Day) – The Roof at Ponce City Market is celebrating the sweetest day of the year with trick-or-treating for children. To join, guests can purchase regular adult and child admission tickets online here beginning October 1 or onsite the day-of.

4TH OF JULY LOW COUNTRY BOIL AT THE ROOF AT PONCE CITY MARKET

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/27/21

The Roof at Ponce City Market

Sunday, July 4th 11am – 10 pm

Celebrate this 4th of July on The Roof all day! Skyline Park will be open from 11am-10pm with face painters and balloon artists from noon-4pm and DJ Halftime and DJ Opdiggy at 9pm and 10pm. From 5-9pm there will be an all-you-care-to-eat Low Country Boil including poached Georgia shrimp, slow roasted barbeque pork with a trio of regional sauces, summer harvest salad with fresh strawberries and classic American-themed desserts like apple pie and banana pudding shooters. Tickets include unlimited access to boardwalk games, mini golf, Heege Tower and three-story slide. 

 

 

 

 

The Boil is from 5pm-9pm and tickets can be purchased here.

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES CENTRAL FOOD HALL EXPANSION SET TO OPEN EARLY SUMMER 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/21

Food Concepts will Include Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken from Meherwan Irani and VIỆTVANA, Serving Vietnamese Phở & Bánh Mì, With More to Come

Plus, JJ’s Flower Shop Will Relocate to a Larger Space Within the Expanded Wing

Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use community hub, announces the forthcoming expansion of its Central Food Hall. Set to open to the public early this summer, the extension will add over 5,000 square feet of space to the Central Food Hall on the first floor by taking over the former Onward Reserve space (which has relocated to the second floor) and a former property management office. The aesthetic will mirror the design of the main Central Food Hall with polished concrete floors, red accents, and elements honoring the character of the existing historic building, including exposed brick walls and open ceilings.

In total, the new wing will house six restaurants and retail shops, plus communal seating throughout, including:

  • Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken – From the Chai Pani Restaurant Group, Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken was imagined when the COVID-19 pandemic began and Co-founder Meherwan Irani saw a need for comforting, take-home friendly food like never before. The menu, and in turn the restaurant title, is inspired by his daughter’s maternal grandmother, often referred to in Indian culture as “nani.” Serving American cuisine and specializing in all-natural rotisserie chickens rubbed with Piri Piri or Herbs de Provence spice blends from sister company Spicewalla, the restaurant strives to make familiar food both extraordinary and convenient. Guests can expect to find an assortment of sides like savory corn pudding, charred and chilled green beans, and ancient grains salad at the counter-service restaurant. The Nani’s flagship opened in Asheville’s historic Grove Arcade in November.

  • VIỆTVANA Phở Noodle House – Currently serving Avondale Estates and Midtown Atlanta with two locations, VIỆTVANA Phở Noodle House, also known as VIỆTVANA, is a Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in authentic phở and bánh mì made with the freshest ingredients. Owned by husband-and-wife team Dinh Tran and Khanh Dang, VIỆTVANA’s rice noodles are made fresh in-house daily. Bubble teas and Vietnamese staples like phở, bánh mì, crispy egg rolls, fried rice, specialty soups and more round out the menu. VIỆTVANA’s recipes are created by Tran and his mother, Tina Nguyen, who often is found in the restaurants’ kitchens.

  • JJ’s Flower Shop – Owned by Founder and Florist Sarah Donjuan, JJ’s Flower Shop began in 2018 as a mobile flower business from a 1968 Volkswagen Bus. In 2019, JJ’s opened its first brick-and-mortar location inside Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. The shop offers thoughtfully designed seasonal and year-round floral arrangements plus fully customizable bouquets for every budget. JJ’s larger space in the expanded region of the market will allow for a broader assortment of florals and greenery in addition to more room for hosting its popular floral arranging workshops each month.

Additional businesses joining the Central Food Hall expansion will be announced once confirmed.

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES SPRING HAPPENINGS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/24/21

PCM Goes Inside Out – a Festive Series Bringing the Best of PCM Outside – Returns Saturday, April 3

Plus, Ponce City Farmers Market Opens for the Season on March 24, RoleCall Theater Presents High School Musical Theater Showcase this April & May, & More

Ponce City Market announces upcoming happenings taking place throughout the spring. Amid COVID-19, Ponce City Market is adhering to health and safety guidelines, including requiring guests to wear facemasks in the Central Food Hall; requiring property staff to wear face coverings at all times; providing social distancing signage and hand sanitizer throughout the property; and cleaning and sanitizing the property regularly.

PCM Goes Inside Out (Every Other Saturday Beginning April 3, Starting at Noon) – With warmer weather upon us, PCM Goes Inside Out is back! Kicking off on Saturday, April 3, the series will bring the best of PCM outdoors every other Saturday through December. Starting at noon, visitors will enjoy a variety of exciting happenings as PCM Goes Inside Out brings favorites to The Courtyard and Yard where guests can safely relax and spend some time enjoying food and drink from PCM restaurants, music, yard games and family fun.

Ponce City Farmers Market (Wednesdays Beginning March 24, 4-8pm) – Honoring Community Farmers Markets’ commitment to farmers, vendors and community, Ponce City Farmers Market (PCFM) will open for the season on Wednesday, March 24 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including requiring face masks. The producer-only market will be held from 4-8pm every Wednesday through November at The Shed, the covered outdoor space alongside Ponce City Market’s entrance to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Ponce City Farmers Market offers fresh produce, artisan products, handmade crafts, goods for the home and body, and more from an average of 30 rotating vendors per week. Market-goers can take home organic produce from Cosmos Farm and Partnership Farm, baked goods from Martha’s Boy Bakeshop and Sweet Lola’s, kombucha from Cultured South and Figment Kombucha, natural body care from Vibrational Living, Helena Kai and SugarMelon Handmade Cosmetics, green cleaning supplies from Squeaky Green Cleaning Co and much more. Throughout the season, the market will also feature special events, arts and crafts and visits from goats.

Each vendor accepts credit cards, while some additionally take payments via Venmo, CashApp, PayPal and Apple Pay. SNAP/EBT dollars are accepted at qualifying vendors. Through the Georgia Fresh For Less program, PCFM will also match the dollar amount of any SNAP swiped. When shoppers spend $10 in SNAP, they will get $10 for free to spend on fresh, local fruits and vegetables.

Guests may access the market via the Atlanta BeltLine or from Ponce City Market. Parking on the third floor of Ponce City Market’s parking deck (accessible via the ramp to the right of Pancake Social) is the most convenient access point to the farmer’s market via the BeltLine Tressel.

Start to Finish Art & Home Showcase (April 2, 3-8pm & April 3-4, 2-7pm) – The Print Shop by FreeMarket Gallery will host Start to Finish, an interactive art and home showcase, from April 2-4, 2021 at Ponce City Market. Located at The Plaza, next to The Shed and alongside the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the collaborative exhibit will feature artwork by Adelaide Tai and the start-to-finish process of creating complex, large-format artwork. Art from Yoyo Ferro, Jonny Warren, Aliya Smith, Angie Jezez, Aesek, Chris Veal and more, plus home furnishings and decor from Ponce City Market shops like SustainAble Home Goods and The Victorian, will also be available for viewing and purchase.

RoleCall Presents The RoleCall High School Musical Theater Showcase (Throughout April & May 2021, Noon & 3pm) – Created to highlight the best young actors and singers in the state of Georgia, The RoleCall High School Musical Showcase will feature shows from five metro Atlanta high school theatre groups, including Buford High School, West Forsyth High School, Lambert High School, Tri-Cities High School and Denmark High School. Each school will perform two distinct outdoor shows at The Amphitheater at Ponce City Market at noon and 3pm. Information on show dates and tickets ($15 per show or $25 for both) can be found here. A portion of ticket sales will be given to each participating school. For RoleCall Theatre’s full lineup, including details on their popular Laugh Out Loud…Outside (LOLo) series, please click here.

WITH LOVE – A Solo Art Exhibit by Jeremy Brown at The Plaza (May 1-2, Noon-8pm) – Atlanta-based, contemporary visual artist Jeremy Brown will hold his first solo exhibition in over five years at The Plaza, next to The Shed and alongside the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Titled WITH LOVE, the collection will include 30+ new, mixed media works exploring the universal concepts of identity, unity, longing and the pursuit of happiness. Brown’s multilayered set includes his signature use of bold colors, loose brushwork and a dynamic blend of actual and implied textures. His art also includes text lifted directly from his personal notes and journals. WITH LOVE is an expression of Brown’s unique visual language inspired by spirituality, philosophy, music, poetry, fashion and the human experience.

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MERRY MISFIT HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/18/20

Featuring Misfit Wrapping Co., Fireside Roasting & Toasting Pods on The Yard, a Menorah Lighting Celebration, Holiday Pop-Ups, The Roof’s Skate the Sky, Igloos & Noon Year’s Eve Party & More

 

Ponce City Market will celebrate the most joyful time of year with mistiful happenings throughout the holiday season. Festive fun will be all around with the Misfit Wrapping Co.’s gift-wrapping conveyor belt, fireside roasting and toasting pods on The Yard, a Drive-In Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Chanukah Film, holiday pop-ups and celebrations, and The Roof’s Skate the Sky, Igloos and Noon Year’s Eve Party.

Details on this year’s festivities include:

MISFIT WRAPPING CO.:

Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 28 – Dec. 20 – Come one, come all and stop by Misfit Wrapping Co. to jazz up gifts for giving! From 11am-6pm on Saturdays and noon-6pm on Sundays, guests will be able to bring holiday gifts purchased at PCM to a jolly assembly line on the second floor of the Central Food Hall and watch as items make their merry way down a conveyor belt and are decorated by a team of Misfit gift wrappers with complimentary, cheery wrapping. During a final inspection, each gift will be given a stamp of approval before making its triumphant return to the rightful gift-giver.

Plus, Misfit Wrapping Co. is teaming up with Creating Connected Communities (CCC) – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring life-enhancing programs to children in need by empowering teens to become engaged community leads and volunteers – to gather and wrap holiday gifts for donation all season long. As part of the nonprofit’s annual holiday program, Amy’s Holiday Party, PCM shoppers can purchase items for donation around the property, have them gift wrapped at Misfit Wrapping Co. from noon-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and delivered by CCC to 40 different charities benefiting homeless, foster and refugee children.

FIRESIDE ROASTING & TOASTING PODS ON THE YARD:

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 20 – Get warm and cozy with your nearest and dearest outside on The Yard this holiday season! Guests will be able to gather ‘round toasty fires and enjoy s’mores at socially distanced fireside pods. The Firepods will accommodate small groups and can be booked by the hour, and s’more kits and reservations (available beginning in late November at www.poncecitymarket.com) are complimentary. The open-air firepods will be sanitized thoroughly between seatings and will be available from 5-9pm on Fridays, 2-9pm on Saturdays and noon-6pm on Sundays.

FESTIVE POP-UPS:

The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar, Opening Tues., Nov. 24 – Biltong Bar at Ponce City Market is “Up to Snow Good” as they transform their space into their second 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, Opening Fri., Nov. 27 – 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-inspired drinks. Check out the drink menu here.

MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar, Opening Fri., Nov. 27 – 12 Cocktail Bar is celebrating the season with a Mixmas cocktail menu, including drinks like “Sleigh Fuel” with bourbon, cinnamon, eggnog and coffee, and the “This Christmas I Gave You a Daiquiri,” made with dark rum, lime, pineapple, allspice and cherry. Reservations here are highly recommended.

Modern Mystic Shop’s Local Makers Holiday Pop-Up Series, Sat. & Sun., Nov. 21 – Dec. 20 – The metaphysical goods shop is spotlighting favorite local makers and creators with pop-ups throughout the holiday season. Each weekend, the series will provide curated collections from local, small-batch makers who share the same values as Modern Mystic Shop, with an emphasis on goods from women-identified and POC-owned businesses. Shoppers can expect to find jewelry, bath products, candles and more from vendors including local jewelry makers Kalua Rae and Dragonstone Malas, among others.

SustainAble Home Goods Holiday Gift Box Bar, Now Open – Shoppers can stop by the store throughout the season to create a curated gift box of handmade products made by local and global makers! Each box is $60 and comes with three pick-your-own items, from wellness products and kitchen essentials to gardening kits and so much more. Additional items can be added for $8 each.

PCM GOES INSIDE OUT HOLIDAY MARKET:

Sat., Dec. 12, Beginning at Noon – Bringing the best of PCM outdoors, the Holiday Market will feature holiday shopping, festive food and drink like hot chocolate and mulled cider, holiday entertainment and more as guests safely relax and spend some time outside.

DRIVE-IN MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY & CHANUKAH FILM:

Sun., Dec. 13 – Join Ponce City Market and Chabad Intown for a traditional menorah lighting ceremony and screening of a short Chanukah Film! This year’s celebration will take place in the parking lot by West Elm (alongside Glen Iris Drive and Ponce de Leon Ave), and guests are invited to park their cars and enjoy a BYO car picnic starting at 4:30pm. The brief film will begin at 5:30pm, followed by the Menorah Lighting Ceremony and a feature presentation at 6pm.

SKATE THE SKY:

Opening Fri., Nov. 27 – Back for a fourth year, The Roof at Ponce City Market invites guests to “Skate the Sky.” Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue and overlooking Old Fourth Ward, the Rooftop Terrace will feature a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink for all ages to enjoy seven days a week. Family hours will be every Saturday and Sunday from noon-3pm, and during this time, visitors can skate and sing along with The Roof’s resident Ice Queen. Starting at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, visitors 21 and over will be able to dance the night away to music spun by local DJs. Before or after skating, skaters can warm up at outdoor fire pits at the woodland forest-themed Nine Mile Station or play mini golf at Skyline Park donning a faux fur coat provided by The Roof.

Reservations can be booked here. Ice skating is $15 for adults and $7 for kids ages 5-12 (plus admission to The Roof), and includes 50-minutes of skating, ice skate rentals and unlimited gameplay at Skyline Park. Skaters must be at least five years of age to skate, and individuals under 12 must be accompanied by an adult skater. Hours for the rink will be the same as The Roof’s regular operating hours.

IGLOOS ON THE ROOF:

Opening Fri., Nov. 27 – Cozy up this holiday season in life-size, private igloos on Ponce City Market’s Roof! Available by reservation only, igloos located alongside the ice skating rink and at 9 Mile Station seat up to six guests, allowing small groups to have an intimate and socially distanced experience with an amazing view. Family-friendly igloo experiences alongside the ice skating rink are available on Saturday and Sunday mornings from noon-3pm and include a special kid’s menu. Guests 21+ can also enjoy food and beverages – think hot cocktails, champagne and large format cocktails – in rink-side igloos until 8pm Monday through Friday, 9:30pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday. At 9 Mile Station, the restaurant will transform into a woodland forest with cozy igloos and outdoor seating areas overlooking views of Atlanta. Restaurant igloos will offer guests 21 and up full dining service.

Reservations for all igloo experiences are now available at www.poncecityroof.com and include general admission to The Roof, skate rentals, 50 minutes of skate time and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park (when available). Rink-side igloos rentals are $175 for two hours, and 9 Mile Station igloos are $125 Sunday through Thursday and $175 on Fridays and Saturday for two-and-a-half hour reservations. All igloos will be sanitized manually and with fogging technology between occupants.

NOON YEAR’S EVE ON THE ROOF:

Thurs., Dec. 31, 10am-3pm – Save the date for The Roof’s fourth annual Noon Year’s Eve! Skyline Park and 9 Mile Station will host a family-friendly celebration for parents and children of all ages to ring in 2021 as guests count down to noon. Tickets are $15 for all ages (3 years and under are free) and will be sold day-of at the door; no advance tickets needed.

Ponce City Market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 26, 2020) and Christmas Day (December 25, 2020).

PONCE CITY MARKET HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/20

Sat., Oct. 31 – PCM Goes Inside Out: Halloween*

PCM Goes Inside Out, a series bringing the best of PCM outdoors is now taking place every other Saturday through December 12. Visitors can enjoy a variety of exciting happenings throughout the fall as PCM Goes Inside Out safely brings food and drink, football, music and fun to The Courtyard and Yard.

Starting at noon on each date, guests can enjoy bites and drinks from restaurant kiosks in The Courtyard alongside restaurant patios, watch live-streams of football games on a big screen, play yard games on The Yard provided by Mountain High Outfitters and more. PCM will also offer plenty of umbrellaed outdoor seating throughout the property. 

On Halloween, visitors can enjoy trick or treating at restaurant tents in the Courtyard and festive decorations throughout the property. Upcoming PCM Goes Inside Out dates and themes are listed below:

Sat., Oct. 31, 11am-3pm – Trick-or-Treat on The Roof

The Roof is hosting another family fun Halloween event with complimentary popcorn and cotton candy, plus trick-or-treating at Skyline Park! Guests are encouraged to come in their best costumes to this fun-filled day. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids at the door — no pre-purchase necessary. 

Sat., Oct. 31, 5pm-1am – Halloween on The Roof

Halloween evening on The Roof kicks off with a 21+ Halloween party for adults beginning at pm. DJ Xavier Blk will be spinning tracks on the dance floor, plus food and beverages and complimentary popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. Admission is $20 at the door. 

Thurs., Oct. 29-Sat., Oct. 31– RoleCall Presents Hell Over Heels

Modeled after the 70s Dating Game Show, Hell Over Heels is a matchmaking game set in the fiery pits of Hell. In this show held throughout Halloween weekend, host Ben Bad will help artisanal voodoo doll-maker Morgana Beltane find love. Tickets ($10) are available for purchase here.

PCM GOES INSIDE OUT 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/20

AN OUTDOOR SERIES OFFERING FESTIVE ACTIVITIES, FOOD & DRINK FROM RESTAURANTS AROUND THE PROPERTY & MORE

 

Held Every Other Saturday Through December 12

 

October 3rd to Feature Tailgating Theme with Livestreamed Football Games, Game Day Bites & Drinks, Yard Games & a DJ in The Courtyard

 

Atlanta’s iconic community hub Ponce City Market announces PCM Goes Inside Out, a series bringing the best of PCM outdoors every other Saturday through December 12. Visitors will enjoy a variety of exciting happenings throughout the fall as PCM Goes Inside Out brings favorites to The Courtyard and Yard where guests can safely relax and spend some time enjoying food and drink, football, music and fun.

 

The theme will change with each date, and with football season in full swing, this weekend’s October 3 festivity will feature a tailgating theme. From noon-4pm, guests will be able to enjoy bites and drinks from restaurant kiosks in The Courtyard alongside restaurant patios, watch livestreams of football games on a big screen – South Carolina v. Florida at noon and Alabama v. Texas A&M at 3:30pm – play yard games on The Yard provided by Mountain High Outfitters and listen to beats from a DJ. PCM will also offer plenty of umbrellaed outdoor seating throughout the property for guests to enjoy. This weekend’s food participants include Batter Cookie Dough Company, Biltong Bar, Botiwalla, El Super Pan, King of Pops, Minero, Pizza Jeans, Saint Germain and W.H. Stiles Fish Camp. 

 

Additional PCM Goes Inside Out dates and themes are listed below:

 

  • October 17: Fall Apple Market

  • October 31: Halloween

  • November 14: Tailgating

  • November 28: Thanks for Giving

  • December 12: Holiday Market

 

Ponce City Market is adhering to health and safety guidelines, including requiring guests to wear facemasks in the Central Food Hall; requiring property staff to wear face coverings at all times; providing social distancing signage and hand sanitizer throughout the property; and cleaning and sanitizing the property regularly.

JULY 2020 PONCE CITY MARKET EVENTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/24/20

Every Tuesday, 4-6pm – Ponce City Farmers Market
Located at The Yard in front of Mountain High Outfitters, Ponce City Farmers Market is now open as an in-person mini-market and pick-up location for ShopCFMATL.org orders, with local fruit and produce available to purchase on-site. For a contactless option, ShopCFM offers CSA-style veggie boxes in addition to their usual offerings.

Fri., July 17 & Fri., July 31, 5:30-7:30pm – Cocktail Classes at 12 Cocktail Bar

12 Cocktail Bar on The Roof at Ponce City Market is hosting cocktail classes taught by their award-winning barmen and Beverage Director Randy Hayden. Guests can enjoy an exclusive and intimate class setting and receive hands-on experience creating four hand-crafted cocktails. Tickets ($75) are available here and include complimentary cocktails, one-on-one demonstrations, four cocktail recipe cards to take home and a 12 Cocktail Class Certificate of Completion.

Every Wednesday, 9:30pm – Movies on The Roof

Guests can catch their favorite flicks from new heights at Movies on The Roof! Classic and new favorites will be played every Wednesday evening at 8:30pm. All guests with 9 Mile Station reservations OR unlimited gameplay wristbands for Skyline Park have access to the movie. The huge Rooftop Terrace has open air and plenty of space for a comfortable experience for all guests, and seating is first come, first served. Tickets available here!

Thursday through Sunday – Velvet Residence Presents “Live at Ponce”

Ponce City Market has teamed up with Velvet Residence, an Atlanta-based platform for artists around the world to be seen and heard, to bring free live music to the community destination every Thursday from 5-8pm and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm and 5-8pm. Performers will be positioned on the Central Food Hall’s Second Floor between Elk Head Clothing and Cobbler Union, and this week’s acts include Symone Royale, Anna Field, Rex Evans, Jaylon Ashaun, Mona and Lee Vasi.

Every Sunday, 11am-3pm & 6-10pm – Summer Sundays at Skyline Park

Each Sunday, guests can enjoy family activities at Skyline Park with friendly competition, balloon artists, and craft stations. From 6-10pm, 9 Mile Station will have live music by local artists and bands. Interested guests can book a reservation for 9 Mile Station here.

9 Mile Station: Stunning Sunsets Included

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/20

The orange and yellow rays of the sun fade behind a Midtown skyscraper throwing a cascade of pinks, blues, and purples over the clouds in perfect unison. Once the sun finishes its descent, the lights of the city illuminate the sky with a pale yellow halo. It’s a jaw dropping site that everyone should experience! Sitting on the corner of the Ponce City Rooftop, 9 Mile Station is the go-to place to spend a warm, sunny sunset over the Atlanta Skylines like we just described, while enjoying a refreshing cocktail, and nibbling on a light bite with your favorite people. Stunning sunsets included! On top of that, fill your stomach with great food and drinks that pair well with any weather. Color us impressed.

From a large beer on tap menu, cocktails, wines, and more, 9 Mile Station has a good selection of local and national brews, an array of wines, and a fun cocktail menu. The first cocktail we sampled was One Way Ticket to Mars and it reminded us of the color of the setting sun. In flavor, it is deeper and richer of the two cocktails we tried with a sweet and citrus nose to start and finished off with slight mint and tart. From the deepness and warmth of the whiskey, to the richness of the passionfruit, to the mint, lemon, and bubbles, it’s a fun drink to sip all the way around. Also, beautifully presented in a champagne flute, you’d never know it was a whiskey and sparkling wine combo cocktail. Our second cocktail was refreshing and perfect for the rooftop, sunset vibe you get from 9 Mile Station. The Rose All Day 2.0 is a combination of gin, hint of lemon, rose wine, and sparkling rose wine. It’s one of those drinks you could sit on their ledge seating and just sip on for hours. You’d never get tired of the view or the drink.

From sipping a cocktail while taking in the sunset view, why not stay for a bite while you relax at the firepit and enjoy the nighttime vibe by the fire? They have some delicious options, we were impressed with the array of starters, as well as entrees. Plus, 9 Mile Station has blown us away with their presentation. Seriously beautiful, like the croquets had an array of color and the wings were stunning. It elevates the experience, like your eating at an upscale restaurant!

One of the best little all-around balanced bites was the smoked trout croquettes. They are a delicious ball of flavor from the light, flaky fish, perfectly crunchy fried shell, and the earthiness and cream of the mint tarragon yogurt. Make sure to get yogurt and a bite of the pickled onions in each bite, it’s perfection. Beyond that, the lemon pepper wings were some of the best wings in Atlanta. The whole wing was perfectly cooked, charred evenly, and the skin popped when you took a bite. The lemon pepper sauce was balanced with the right amount of lemon and pepper, as well as the richness of the butter. We cannot say enough about how delicious these wings on their own, you MUST but dip every bite in that perfect Alabama White BBQ sauce, because it’s one of the best white sauces EVER. The perfect blend of spices and creaminess is to die for. What a wonderful bite!

When you enter the elevator to Ponce City Market and head to the roof, you know you’re in for something special. You get that on the roof. Beautiful views, food, drinks, and if you still have room for more fun, why not try your hand at a carnival game or a round of mini-golf? Next time we head up to the roof, we’re going to try a 9 Mile Station Beer Smash (beer cocktail) and eyeing the smoked baby back ribs. Reservation for two, please.