Christmas at Callanwolde
When: November 24 through December 12
Where: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Details: Some of Atlanta’s top interior designers will be filling the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s 27,000-square-foot mansion and 12-acre campus with holiday decor and light displays. The mansion will be open for tours while visitors can enjoy an artist market, live entertainment, and a variety of events that cater to people of all ages.
Black Friday Fest
When: November 24-25
Where: The GA Freight Depot
Cost: $12-$20, free for children under 15 years old
Details: This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, The Village Market ATL is encouraging support of black-owned business at its Black Friday Fest. More than 80 vendors—including fashion, art, and food businesses—will be at the event. The festival will also include a vegan cooking demonstration, a black orchestra, an international fashion show, and financial literacy workshops.
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5k
When: November 23, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Georgia State Stadium
Details: Before you start preparing your Thanksgiving meals at home, get in an early morning run through downtown. Take a shot at a 50-meter dash, one mile run, a 5K, or a half-marathon alongside people of all ages and experience levels. Stick around after your run to pick up a T-shirt, medal, and some Thanksgiving grub outside Georgia State Stadium.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
When: November 26, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Fox Theatre
Details: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is usually a classical staple around the holidays, but this time it’s getting an urban, hip-hop makeover. In this Nutcracker twist, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince go back in time to see when her parents first met—in 1980s Brooklyn.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia
When: Through January 3
Where: Six Flags Over Georgia
Details: Six Flags is feeling the holiday spirit, so it is extending its season. Christmas trees and millions of lights will dazzle the park while carolers sing in the streets. S’mores fire pits will be kindling throughout the park and restaurants will serve Christmas-inspired foods.