Atlanta Weekend Events – December 6th-8th

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Heralding the beginning of the Christmas season, this candlelit choral concert by the Emory Concert Choir and University Chorus has been a warm and welcoming Atlanta tradition for 84 years.

Callanwolde Holiday Gala

Callanwolde’s Holiday Gala is a one-of-a-kind evening of celebration in support of Callanwolde’s financial aid programs, featuring a plated dinner, cocktail hour, live music, silent auction, and a chance to explore the decorated estate at Callanwolde.

Children’s Christmas Parade

With floats, giant helium-filled balloons and marching bands, the Children’s Christmas Parade is the largest holiday parade in the Southeast.

Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

This concert has become a staple for Atlanta families during the holiday season. The Orchestra, Chorus and special guests including tenor Timothy Miller, and the Gwinnett Young Singers will perform beloved Christmas carols and hymns to celebrate the season.

Gala Holiday Concert

An Atlanta tradition for over 20 years, the annual Georgia State University Gala Holiday Concert brings together talented student and faculty performers from the School of Music in a joyful celebration of the holiday season.

Historic Norcross Holiday Tour of Homes

After touring some of Norcross’s most historic homes, you can also visit the Rectory, which will open its own historic doors to showcase an artisan gift market, featuring local and regional artists and exhibitors.

Holiday Pops

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops is a festive way to make your holiday memories. With Santa, a sing-a-long, and so much more, you won’t want to miss this special celebration of the holidays!

Kennesaw Christmas Parade

Santa’s arrival begins with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, and colorfully-costumed characters, then continues with snow tubing, inflatables and amusements, kids’ crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market.

Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour

At the 33rd annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour, you will get a glimpse inside six private homes located in the Forest Hills Historic District.

Reindog Parade

Head over to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and enjoy photos with Saint Nick and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. The first 100 registered dogs to check-in will receive a special treat! Don’t have a dog? Come enjoy the show!

Virginia Highland Tour of Homes

The Virginia Highland Tour of Homes features eight homes selected for their beautiful architecture and interior design, along with free samples of food from local restaurants.

Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Festival

Taste 40 high-alcohol beers from 25 local breweries at the 7th annual Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Festival, where every beer poured is 8% ABV or higher.