I’m off this week to enjoy a merry Christmas in snowy Michigan, but I’d hate for you to spend the holiday weekend around Atlanta thinking there’s nothing left to do but have just…one…more…cookie. (By all means, go ahead. I recommend the gingerbread.) Here are some ideas to carry you, your family and your visitors from Christmas Eve and on through the weekend. Keep an eye on the Atlanta Music Scene blog for more live shows, check out this post for more details about holiday theater performances and as always, please share your suggestions in the comments. Have fun! – Jamie G.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
Exhibition: “Dialog in the Dark” continues, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, Atlanta.
Outdoors: Winterfest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tanglewood Farm, Canton.
History: “The Power to Play: From Trash to Treasure” continues, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, Atlanta.
Holiday: Living Nativity, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9 p.m., Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. FREE.
Nightlife: The Matzo Ball, 8 p.m., Halo Lounge, Atlanta.
Stage: “A Tuna Christmas” continues, 2:30 p.m., Theatre in the Square, Marietta.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
Comedy: It’s a Wrap! comedy show, 8 p.m., The Punchline, Atlanta.
For families: Family Fun Day with storytelling, crafts and dancing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Marcus Jewish Community Center-Zaban Park, Dunwoody.
Holiday: Lights of Life, 6-11 p.m., Life University, Marietta.
Movies: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”,”Sherlock Holmes”,”The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”,”Nine”,”Up in the Air” and more films hits screens in Atlanta. See more movies, times and theaters around Atlanta
Outdoors: Holiday Lights Tours By Bike Tours of Atlanta, 8 p.m., starts at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Santaland Diaries” continues, 8 p.m., Horizon Theatre, Atlanta.
Volunteer: Check out Hands On Atlanta for project ideas.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
For families: Vines Garden Railroad Christmas Model Train Display, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., George Pierce Park Recreation Center, Suwanee. FREE.
For kids: “Meet the Holidays: Kwanzaa,” noon, Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Holiday: Magical Nights of Lights, 5-10 p.m., Lake Lanier Islands, Buford.
History: “In Focus: National Geographic Best Portraits,” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw.
Outdoors: Family Night-time Hike, 7 p.m., Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, Johns Creek. Registration required.
Stage: “Black Nativity: A Holiday Gospel Celebration,” 2:30 and 8 p.m., Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta.
Stage: “The Second City: Peach Drop, Stop and Roll,” 2:30 and 8 p.m., Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
Comedy: Dan Mengini performs, 7 p.m., Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta.
For kids: Hands on for the Holidays – Leonardo’s Creative Process, 1-4 p.m., High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Holiday: Jolly Holiday Trolley Tour, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., National Museum of Patriotism, Atlanta.
Music: Micah Dalton and Tyler Lyne perform, 7:30 p.m., Eddie’s Attic, Decatur.
Sports: Atlanta Falcons vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Sports: Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Florida Everblades, 4 p.m., Gwinnett Arena, Duluth.
Stage: “Nuncrackers!” 5 p.m., Theatre on Main, Acworth.
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