10 Atlanta festivals to enjoy this December

From glassblowing to beer crawls to breakfast with Santa, there’s plenty of fun to be had this month
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Fantasy in Lights
Fantasy in Lights

Photograph courtesy of Callaway Gardens

Brews
Hogwarts Pub Crawl
12/4
Virginia-Highland pubs host a Hogwarts-themed pub crawl. BYO wand.

Atlanta Strong Beer Fest
12/5
Taste over 40 of the strongest beers brewed right here in Georgia. (And then maybe call a car to take you home.) A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.

Winter Fun
Winter Glass Fest
12/12
The 15th annual Winter Glass Fest features handmade crafts from local glassblowers. Enjoy a glassblowing show, flameworking demos, and enter to win a free glassblowing class.

Family Winter Fest
12/19
Celebrate the winter season with arts and crafts, live music, food, and games at the 2015 Family Winter Fest. Bring a donation to support Family Promise Gwinnett.

Festival of the SEAson
Through 12/25
The Georgia Aquarium is transformed into a winter wonderland, with a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, holiday crafts, and more.

Fantasy in Lights
Through 1/2
Callaway Gardens is one of the Southeast’s biggest holiday lights displays, with more than a dozen scenes set to music.

Stone Mountain Christmas
Through 1/3
Meet Rudolph, Santa, and a beautiful snow angel; take in the nightly Christmas parade; enjoy live performances; and more at Stone Mountain Park.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Through 1/9
The Atlanta Botanical Garden gets lit up for the fifth year in a row. There are also s’mores for roasting and a live DJ.

Music
Punk Black
12/19
Punk Black is back at Eyedrum Gallery with five bands, four local vendors, and a DJ.

V-103 Winterfest
12/19
Celebrate V-103’s 40th anniversary with its annual Winterfest concert, this year featuring Keith Sweat, Tyrese, Jagged Edge, and a special surprise guest.

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