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GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS
11/15/2014 - 01/03/2015

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

The fourth annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden. Come back to explore all new color schemes and the one-time-only appearance of giant Butterflies, a Unicorn, and Frogs from Imaginary Worlds.

Favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition. AtlantaBotanicalGarden.org

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

AMERICAN HISTORY CENTER

This vibrant bilingual exhibition celebrates and savors the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, while exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, and Selena. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

THROUGHOUT ATLANTA

A 23-day cinematic exploration of identity, history and culture, as well as life in the State of Israel. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.Moviegoers cast their ballots for the best narrative and documentary films of the festival, with winners receiving the AJFF Audience Award. Winning features are honored with a special encore screening and statuette, while winning shorts also receive a cash prize. AJFF.org

MACY’S PINK PIG
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

MACY’S AT LENOX MALL

Atlanta’s most unique and beloved tradition with Priscilla the Pink Pig will once again carry children of all ages through a life-sized storybook filled with friends and fun beneath the signature 170-foot, 1950’s themed Pink Pig Tent. Macys.com

TOP DRAWER: SELECT DRAWINGS FROM THE HIGH’S COLLECTION
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

HIGH MUSEUM

The High Museum of Art is pleased to present Top Drawer, a selection of drawings from four of the museum’s curatorial departments. Separated by centuries and continents, these diverse drawings are brought together by the unique insights each work brings into its creation. High.org

Winter Wonderland
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

FERNBANK MUSEUM

Enjoy a season of celebrations. This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols. The exhibition will twinkle with lights, glimmer with color, and shine with a variety of cultural ornaments and emblems that recognize the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events around the world. FernbankMuseum.org

MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS
12/06/2014 - 12/31/2014

HORIZON THEATRE

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines,” begins the story of Madeline. This holiday season will be unlike any other for Madeline and her friends. While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, the girls come down with the flu, and as they take to their bed, many wonder if they will be able to go home for Christmas. With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Madeline and the other girls get a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams.

A musical play adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’ delightful book. A holiday treat for the whole family! HorizonTheatre.com

CLEOPATRA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL
12/31/2014

FOX THEATRE

Walk like an Egyptian and Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015 in style at the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s World Famous Egyptian Ballroom. Atlanta’s Best DJs will be spinning Top 40, house, and hip-hop mash-ups all night alongside a spectacular light show, with sexy Cleopatra’s, Egyptian Queens and Pharaoh’s mixing your favorite drinks at our premium open bars all night! FoxTheatre.org

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IMPROV
12/31/2014

Dads Garage

Ring in the new year with a belly full of laughs and somewhat palate-able champagne! You’ll see a cavalcade of ridiculous improvised games and scenes starring a collection of the finest improvisers in our ensemble. This one sells out every year, so they’ve added a second show! There’s one starting at 7 p.m. for those of you that want to ring in the New Year somewhere else and one starting at 10 p.m. for those of you that want to ring in the New Year with them. Either way – you get a glass of champagne and a patented Dad’s Garage toast. It’s win/win! DadsGarage.com

PEACH DROP
12/31/2014

UNDERGROUND ATLANTA

Peach Drop, the Largest New Year’s Eve Celebration in the Southeast, is a 16-hour event with a full day of family fun and an evening of top-notch entertainment! Beginning at 11 a.m., Underground Atlanta will be filled with carnival-style rides, live music, face painting, street performers and festival food.As 2015 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800-pound Peach will begin its decent just before the clock strikes midnight. Following the drop, a fireworks show will illuminate the sky and millions of pieces of confetti will rain on revelers! Peachdrop.com

 

THE CAFÉ AT LINTON’S OPENING
01/01/2015 - 01/31/2015

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Atlanta Botanical Garden and celebrated chef Linton Hopkins are partnering to serve visitors a unique plant-to-plate concept in dining while experiencing a world-class destination. The café will offer a signature menu based on the natural meats and fresh, local produce, including fruits, vegetables and herbs grown at the Garden. AtlantaBotanicalGarden.org

STAMP OUT POVERTY 5K
01/03/2015

PIEDMONT PARK

Race proceeds go to the Charity Benevolent Fund to help Stamp Out Poverty in Metro Altanta. The race starts and ends at the main pavilion. MyCBF.org

SECOND SATURDAY SAFARI
01/10/2015 - 01/11/2015

BLUE HERON NATURE PRESERVE

Feathered predators are guaranteed to liven up a cold winter’s day! Atlanta Audubon Society Director of Education and AWARE Wildlife Center volunteer, Melanie Furr, will be here to teach visitor about the winter habits of hawks and owls. Live birds of prey will make an appearance, courtesy of AWARE! BHNP.org

ATLANTA BOAT SHOW
01/15/2015 - 01/18/2015

GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER, HALL C

Georgia’s premier boat show is celebrating its 52nd year as the best place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories. If it’s for boating, you’ll find it here! Hundreds of new boats, including powerboats, center consoles, ski boats and personal watercraft, and booths showcasing the latest in engines, marine gear, electronics and accessories fill the Georgia World Congress Center. And there’s no better time to buy! The four-day event is your once-a-year chance to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time! AtlantaBoatShow.com

FORD FREE WEEKEND
01/17/2015 - 01/18/2015

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

All guests receive FREE admission to the Atlanta History Center. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

SUSTAINABLE SHELTER
01/18/2015 - 04/05/2015

MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA

Sustainable Shelter explores biodiversity, human and animal architecture, ecosystems, and energy and water conservation, all from the perspective of the “home” and shows how design processes can be used to alter contexts of dwelling. Just as birds select and gather materials from their local environments to fashion safe and nurturing nests, humans build homes that use natural resources to meet a vast array of needs and desires. MuseumOfDesign.org

ATLANTA HOME SHOW
01/23/2015 - 01/25/2015

ATLANTA EXPOSITION CENTER

From top quality exhibits, to informative seminars, to insightful demonstrations and more, you’ll discover thousands of smart, stylish and cost-effective ways to design or renovate your home – including ideas on the latest in cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, and energy efficient windows, exterior products and more. Meet hundreds of local experts who will be on-hand to answer you questions, and provide you with special “insiders” advice to help you save money, time and stress. HomeShowCenter.com

CALLANWOLDE ARTS FESTIVAL
01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER

A two-day indoor festival located in one of the most distinctive historic properties in Atlanta. This event will feature approximately 80 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives. CallanwoldeArtsFestival.com

HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K
01/25/2015

TURNER FIELD

Hot Chocolate is headed back to Atlanta! Start and finish your run at Turner Field, then reward yourself with piles of rich, melty chocolate — you’ve earned it. HotChocolate15k.com