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Holiday Events in Alpharetta Georgia

Spend the most wonderful time of the year in Alpharetta by planing a relaxing Alpharetta holiday retreat to get you and your crew in the joyous spirit. From tree lighting events, ice skating at Avalon and culinary celebrations to holiday plays, there is a wealth of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. There’s nothing more magical at Christmas than taking your kids to meet Santa. Here’s our round-up of some of the most wonderful places to see Santa.

 

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

Avalon on Ice
Now through January 18, 2021
Avalon
400 Avalon Blvd.
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Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice! Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back and we can’t wait to hit the rink with you.

Snow in Downtown Alpharetta
December 11 & 18, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Village Green by Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
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A flurry of snow is coming to downtown Alpharetta’s Town Green! The snowy spectacle is free for the public to enjoy, along with the return of the handmade, life-size nutcrackers and beautiful winter décor lining the streets of boutique shops and restaurants.

North Point Christmas Tree Lighting
December 11–13, 2020
5:30 pm & 8:30 pm
North Point Community Church Lawn
4350 North Point Pkwy.
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Join us for an evening full of Christmas magic as we transform the lawn at North Point into a winter wonderland, complete with a special Christmas tree lighting and holiday market to usher in the season! TGather your family and choose one of six opportunities to celebrate the wonder and magic of Christmas in an experience you won’t forget! Registration is required.

Grinchmas Party
December 12, 2020
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
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We got an idea, an awful idea, a wonderful awful idea! We are having a very Grinchy Party. ‘Tis no better reason to celebrate the season than to decorate it red, white and Grinch. We will have good eats and make things that are neat. Come celebrate Grinchmas at the ACC! Cost $12 resident/$18 non-resident. Ages 5-10.

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play by ACT1 Theater
Now through December 20, 2020
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This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. For all ages.

SHOPPING

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Holiday Market at Avalon
Now through January 3, 2021
Avalon
400 Avalon Blvd.
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Find the perfect gift for everyone on your nice list at Holiday Market at Avalon! A one-stop shop for all your gifting needs with an amazing selection of specially curated handcrafted goods from local, small businesses.

Alpharetta Christmas Market
December 12, 2020
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Village Green by Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
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Nearly 70+ vendors will offer the finest Christmas gifts and products for everyone on your list. Enjoy live music while you shop a variety of crafts, food, decor, jewelry and more.

North Point Mall Christmas Market
December 18 – December 20, 2020
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle
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The market will feature goods from unique artisans and crafters, making for unique holiday gifts for friends, family and loved ones.

HOLIDAY COOKING CLASSES

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Gingerbread Houses
December 12, 19 & 20 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am
December 13 & 20, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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Forgo the mess at home, and bring the family here! This class allows you and your children (up to three kids) to decorate your own gingerbread house.

Big & Little Chef: Christmas Cookie Classics
December 21 & 24, 2020
6:00 -7:00 pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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Join us at Aprons cooking school to learn about baking some yummy Christmas cookies with your kids at home. Santa will be sure to love these cookies!

LIVE MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Alpharetta Music City- Music Match featuring Cole Thannisch
December 26, 2020
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Currahee Brewing Company
25 South Main St.
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Cole Thannisch is an alternative pop artist singer songwriter from Alpharetta, GA studying music at Belmont University in Nashville pursuing two degrees – one in Music-Commercial Vocal Performance and one in Songwriting.

ARTS & CREATIVE EXPERIENCES

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Norman Wagner Art Exhibit
December 9, 2020 – January 29, 2021
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton St.
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Norman Wagner built the printmaking program and department at the Atlanta College of Art. His work includes relief printmaking, lithography, serigraphy, handmade papers, assemblage, and digital photomontage. Free admission.

Introduction to Quilling: Holiday Edition with Kathryn Riley Parker
December 12, 2020
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton St.
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Explore the basics of quilling: rolling and shaping strips of paper to create designs. This class will show you how to use essential quilling tools to create a variety of shapes. You will use your new skills to create a colorful holiday card and a small ornament or gift tag. The materials and an ample supply of paper strips for these projects and others you can try after the class ends. Quilling is a detailed activity that requires some manual dexterity as well as good eyesight, so bring glasses if needed. Bring a sack lunch.

Christmas Tree/Angel Glass Workshop with Joanne Easlick
December 16, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton St.
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Create a unique glass angel perfect as a gift or for display. Many various types of glass, jewelry, shells, beads and paints are supplied to bring your personal angel to life. Upon completion each canvas will be sealed with a poly to insure a lasting angel.

Family/Kids Crazy Reindeer Class
December 19, 2020
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Painting with a Twist
11770 Haynes Bridge Rd. #801
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While we welcome painters of all ages, this class is recommended for ages 4+. Adults, don’t be shy! This class is not just for kids! We encourage the whole family to register and paint together! All Ages classes are often made up of adults and children, so come paint with us!

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