5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: November 27–December 3

The ultimate football rivalry and a lot of holiday fun

Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints Thanksgiving 2019
Julio Jones and Michael Thomas talk after the November 10 game in New Orleans. The NFL rivals face off on Thanksgiving.

Photograph by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints
When: November 28, 8:20 p.m. kickoff
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Cost: $60+
Details: This year’s Thanksgiving Thursday Night Football game is also the annual at-home match-up for Atlanta and their arch rival, the Saints. While it’s been a dismal season for the 3-8 Falcons, they did pummel the Saints 26-9 in New Orleans earlier this month, so expect a heated game as the Saints look for revenge.

Ponce City Market Christmas 2019
You can meet the Grinch at Ponce City Market starting on Friday.

Photograph courtesy of Ponce City Market

Naughty v. Nice Holiday Spectacular
When: Kicks off November 28
Where: Ponce City Market
Cost: Varies
Details: If you’re looking to add some activities to your Black Friday shopping, Ponce City Market will have all of its holiday festivities in full-swing, including photos with Santa and the Grinch, ice skating on the Roof ($25 for adults, $15 for kids including rooftop entry fee), rentable rooftop igloos, and the King of Pops-branded Christmas tree farm, along with tons of holiday-themed pop-ups throughout the month of December.

Black Friday R&B Mega Fest
When: November 29, 6 p.m.
Where: State Farm Arena
Cost: $65+
Details: Chaka Khan headlines this throwback show at State Farm Arena, along with Tony Toni Tone, Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, The Whispers, and more.

Puddles Pity Party and Friends Holiday Jubilee
When: November 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Center Stage
Cost: $39+
Details: Atlanta’s favorite despondent clown, who made national headlines as a contestant on America’s Got Talent a few years ago, is bringing a ton of special friends to this performance, including comedian Lucky Yates, the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons, and Santa himself.

Black(out) Friday
When: November 29, 11:30 a.m.
Where: SweetWater Brewing Company Taproom
Cost: Free entry
Details: Cheers to beer—SweetWater is putting their own spin on the shopping holiday by “blacking out” the taps in their Armour Yards taproom and offering special release bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts, including a the Proof of Heaven with chocolate and raspberries, Sinner’s Son Mexican Chocolate with cinnamon and cayenne, and Sinner’s Son Double Coffee with coffee and espresso.