5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: December 5–10

Bears, Dawgs, and a Nutcracker

World of Coca-Cola Free Day
Come hug the Coke bear for free on Sunday.

Photograph courtesy of World of Coca-Cola

Free Day at World of Coke
When: December 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: World of Coca-Cola
Cost: Free
Details: The Coca-Cola Company officially became a publicly traded company in 1919, and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of that milestone, downtown’s World of Coke museum is offering free admission all day, along with a commemorative glass bottle (the latter is while supplies last). So if you’ve never visited the tasting room and tricked your best friend/parent/partner into thinking Beverly is delicious, now is the time to do it.

The Nutcracker
When: December 7–24
Where: Fox Theatre
Cost: $35–$140
Details: Last year, the Atlanta Ballet’s version of the the Christmas classic received a complete overhaul under artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin’s vision, and this year will be the last year to catch it at the Fox Theatre. In 2020, the show will move to Cobb Energy Centre.

Yoyo Ferro
Yoyo Ferro’s work will be showcased at Ponce City Market this month.

Photograph by Kristin Ferro

When: December 7, 6–11 p.m.
Where: The Plaza at Ponce City Market
Cost: Free
Details: Atlanta artist Yoyo Ferro, whose murals you’ve likely seen all over the city, hosts his first solo exhibition at Ponce City Market, showing off more than 30 of his colorful abstract paintings. Meet the artist at Saturday’s opening party and snag merch like pins and T-shirts. The exhibition runs through December 18.

Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Festival
When: December 7, 12 p.m.
Where: Wrecking Bar
Cost: $65
Details: If you’re a fan of high-gravity beer, Wrecking Bar is the place to be this weekend, where you can sample more than 90 beers from 40 breweries that have an ABV of 8% or above. Just remember to pace yourself!

SEC Championship Georgia LSU
Good dawg.

Photograph by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

SEC Championship Game
December 7, 4 p.m.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Cost: Ticketmaster resale starts at $205 as of press time
Details: Trying to get into this weekend’s showdown between Georgia and LSU? It won’t come cheap—300-level seats were in the $200s on Ticketmaster when we searched for this story. But it might be a good holiday gift for the Dawg superfan in your life. For everyone else—head to your favorite sports bar. And for those who could care less about college football, avoid downtown. And sports bars.