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Archive for November, 2012

Best bets: Nov. 6-12

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is back again at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The show continues through Dec. 31. Photo: Clay Walker

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is back at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The show continues through Jan. 6. Photo: Clay Walker

FRIDAY
Holiday: The Pink Pig, one of Atlanta’s most beloved holiday traditions,  is back. Ride Priscilla the Pink Pig on train tracks through a life-sized storybook featuring Priscilla and her friends. Daily through Jan. 1 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) at Macy’s Lenox Square.

Stage: The beloved Rankin-Bass cartoon  “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” comes to life in a puppet-tastic version from Jon Ludwig. The show opens Nov. 8 and continues through Jan. 6 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Stage: “Next to Normal” is a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that concerns a family dealing with mental illness. It continues at the Alliance Theatre through Nov. 11. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: Cirque du Soleil’s Totem sets up the big tent in Atlanta, with shows continuing through Dec. …

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Best Atlanta holiday tradition

102912 weekend roundup 7Children and adults ride Macy’s Priscilla the Pink Pig during this year’s grand opening in the big tent on the upper parking deck of Lenox Square in Atlanta on Saturday Oct. 27th, 2012. Photo: Phil Skinner / pskinner@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. Macy’s Pink Pig
You say, “The Pink Pig (of course I’m an Atlanta native, thus I remember riding it when I was a wee one … truly magical.”

2. Macy’s Great Tree Lighting
3. “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” at Fox Theatre
4. Santa at Phipps Plaza
5. “A Christmas Carol” at Alliance Theatre

OUR PICKS
1. Macy’s Pink Pig
We say, “Now perched atop the Lenox Road parking deck at Macy’s Lenox Square, you can still hitch a ride with Priscilla through a storybook landscape more than 60 years after the ride first opened in 1953. Back then, it was at Rich’s department store in downtown and began with a ride through the toy department. To make it even better, part of the money raised from the ride goes to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”

2. Macy’s Great …

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