10 great Atlanta home and garden events to see this winter

From December through February, enjoy home shows, antique shows, auctions, and more
Christmas at Callanwolde

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Christmas at Callanwolde
Through December 12
The halls of the 27,000-square-foot historic Druid Hills mansion built for Coca-Cola heir Charles Howard Candler get decked out in Yuletide charm by favorite Atlanta interior and floral designers. At night, the entire Gothic-Tudor home glows with a display from Illuminating Design, which lights up the Garden Lights Atlanta Botanical Garden show as well. Explore the artists market with wares from Callanwolde’s pottery, painting, and jewelry classes; have breakfast with Santa; or join a Teddy bear tea. callanwolde.org

Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes
Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes

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Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes
December 2 to 3
From Brickworks Gallery to renovated 1918 Craftsman bungalows, tour eight historic houses in the former streetcar suburb—and hop on a trolley to shuttle between. New this year are podcast audio tours to guide visitors through each abode. Taste nibbles from neighborhood favorites in each venue, such as Highland Tap, Atkins Park, and Apres Diem. vahitourofhomes.org

The Marietta Pilgrimage: A Christmas Home Tour
December 2 to 3
Celebrate the holidays at six homes (plus about a dozen public buildings, including churches and museums) decorated for the season off Marietta’s historic Whitlock Avenue. mariettapilgrimage.com

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

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Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
January 9 to 16
Check out the new year’s trends in furniture, rugs, antiques, accessories, and other home decor at the downtown AmericasMart show. Designers can browse more than 9,000 brands at the largest market of the year. americasmart.com

Cathedral Antiques Show
January 24 to 28
Buckhead’s Cathedral of St. Philip hosts the antiques display, which includes talks from local experts such as Peak of Chic blogger Jennifer Boles, architect Keith Summerour, and top Architectural Digest designer Ellie Cullman. Since 1969, the gathering has raised more than $5 million for local nonprofits. cathedralantiques.org

Spotlight On Art
Spotlight On Art

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Spotlight on Art Artists Market
January 29 to February 3
For 36 years, Buckhead’s Trinity School has hosted a regional art auction, introducing Atlantans to the likes of Cumberland Island jewelry designer Gogo Ferguson and mixed media artist Radcliffe Bailey. Find folk art, realism, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, contemporary art, and garden design from more than 350 artists at this year’s fundraiser. spotlightonart.com

North Atlanta Home Show
February 9 to 11
Looking to remodel? Visit the Infinite Energy Center and chat with hundreds of vendors, from solar experts to painters. atlantahomeshow.com

High Museum
Joris Laarman Lab at the High Museum

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Joris Laarman Lab at the High Museum
February 17 to May 13
The Dutch designer mixes science and technology with creative aesthetics—think a table featuring 3D printed metal rococo-style rosettes. A lab has grown around his innovative method; the High Museum of Art presents the products, plus sketches and videos of the process. high.org

Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Ingenue: A Toast to Georgia’s Film Industry

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Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show, Ingenue: A Toast to Georgia’s Film Industry
February 23 to 25
From 1988 to 2013, plants bloomed here even in the coldest months thanks to the Southeastern Flower Show. Now, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is launching a new event dedicated to blossoms, with a juried contest where anyone can compete in horticulture, photography, and floral design. Also, don’t miss the annual Orchid Daze celebration of the exotic blooms in the Fuqua Orchid Center. atlantabg.org

Art Papers Auction
February 24
Hundreds of local and international artists gather at this annual auction. Almost two decades old, the event moves downtown this year to 200 Peachtree and will offer live music and apps from local restaurants. artpapers.org

This article originally appeared in our Winter 2017 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.