Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for December

Tis the holiday season in Atlanta

Don't miss list: Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker

Illustration by Rachel Eleanor

Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 8-24
After 20 years and 488 performances, Atlanta Ballet has overhauled The Nutcracker, the classic Christmas tradition at the Fox Theatre. Artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin, who joined the company in 2016, tapped a team of theatrical talents who have worked at the Royal Opera House, the Paris Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera House to build a new holiday experience, replete with state-of-the-art stage design and costumes.

Don't miss list: ATL Collective

Photograph by Ronald Scott

ATL Collective
December 21
The ATL Collective, an ever-changing group of local musicians that recreates classic albums, joins forces at the Buckhead Theatre for its annual Funky Christmas celebration. You need some James Brown with the Yuletide cheer.

Don't miss list: Center for Puppetry Arts Rudolph

Photograph by Clay Walker

Center for Puppetry Art’s Rudolph
Through December 30
The classic 1964 stop-motion animated film about the Little Red-nosed Reindeer that Could gets a live-puppet adaptation at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Tickets include a puppet workshop and admission to the museum.

Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes
December 1-2
Head to Virginia-Highland for the annual home tour of bungalows, where you can legally snoop through strangers’ homes all day. Continue snooping the next day at the Marietta Pilgrimage, a holiday tour of six renovated homes in the charming Church-Cherokee district near the Square.,

Frederic Remington
Through January 13
Widely considered the greatest artist of the Old West, Frederic Remington shaped America’s perception of the rugged country west of the Mississippi with bronzes and paintings of Native Americans, cowboys, and landscapes. Billed as the largest showcase in the South, the never-before-seen exhibition includes Remington’s famous The Bronco Buster bronze.

This article appears in our December 2018 issue.