5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: December 12–17

Plenty of holiday fun

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Photograph by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios

V-103 Winterfest
When: December 14, 8 p.m.
Where: State Farm Arena
Cost: $39+
Details: Get ready for a night of throwback R&B when Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese, Monica, and Joe take the stage at State Farm Arena for V-103’s annual December bash.

Holiday Extravaganza starring Mighty Mo
When: December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: Free
Details: The Fox’s annual anniversary celebration is even more special this year, as the theater turns 90 on Christmas day. Come listen to the pipes of Mighty Mo and watch Steamboat Willie, the first movie shown at the theater. Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Choir, and the Decatur High School Choir will also perform.

Christmas in Space
When: December 16, 7 p.m.
Where: Monday Night Garage
Cost: $30
Details: Monday Night’s holiday party is on a Monday night, which might be an unorthodox choice for a night of reveling, but the offerings are sweet—three beer tickets, cotton candy, a costume contest, a DJ spinning holiday tunes, and food from Atl Poke Man. Expect plenty of seasonal and special beers on tap, including a pumpkin spice latte stout and an apple cinnamon bourbon barrel version of their Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale.

Urban Nutcracker
When: December 14 and 15
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College
Cost: $40; $30 for children and seniors
Details: This re-imaging of the Tchaikovsky classic, first staged in 1991, takes place in Sweet Auburn in the 1940s, where the Sugar Plum Fairy becomes Brown Sugar and the Kingdom of Sweets becomes a soda fountain with Spice Drops and Coca-Cola.

Larkin on Memorial Holiday Block Party
When: December 15, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Larkin on Memorial development
Cost: Free
Details: The Grant Park development’s neighborhood party will feature sample bites from Full Commission, Ramen Station, Firepit Pizza Tavern, Kale Me Crazy, and Grant Park Market, along with a pop-up class at cycling studio Vibe Ride and children’s crafts sponsored by the Primrose School of Grant Park.