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We found a hidden holiday speakeasy among Atlanta’s abundance of festive pop-up bars
Secret Santa ATL (also known as “Loose Lips”), a speakeasy hidden in a warehouse deep within Pullman Yards in Kirkwood. The brainchild of beverage director Marian Chism, the concept started as an off-handed comment she made to property owner Adam Rosenfelt. “I jokingly said, ‘You know, I could throw a speakeasy up in the tunnels and people would come.’”
12 theater events happening in Atlanta this holiday season
While last year’s performances were halted or made virtual due to the pandemic, many local theaters are overjoyed to present in-person experiences this holiday season. Here's a short list of performances for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season, including four different chances to see Scrooge’s transformation, an alternative version of the Nutcracker set in New York City, and more.
Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit
A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
How to donate toys in metro Atlanta this holiday season
“Normally we receive hundreds of toys and gifts for the children in our community programs during the holidays season,” says Chaundra Luckett, chief marketing officer of CHRIS 180, an Atlanta-based social services organization. But as it has complicated most things, the pandemic has also impacted corporate holiday parties, where many donations are collected.
Listen: A Very Atlanta Christmas playlist
Featuring CeeLo, Gucci Mane, OutKast, TLC, Zac Brown Band, Cat Power, Lil Jon, Sugarland, and more.
Santa’s Fantastical is back: 5 things to know about the Sandy Springs Christmas experience
Heading to Santa's Fantastical, the Instagrammable Christmas experience in Sandy Springs? Here are five things to know before you go.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: December 19-26
Check out the Alliance's performance of A Christmas Carol, be dazzled by the Illuminate Chinese Lantern Festival in Lawrenceville, and catch A Christmas Story at City Winery.
Why Ted Turner and Adrian Grenier hope your holiday stocking stuffers “suck”
Entourage star Adrian Grenier, who was honored in Atlanta last week at the annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala, believes stainless steel straws could be a 21st-century status symbol—a far healthier version of the 1950s sterling silver cigarette holders which were glamorized in movies.
Elf on the Shelf holiday cartoon specials are now coming to a TV near you
“I want our animated specials to be loved and last as long as the Grinch and Charlie Brown have been for me,” says Elf on the Shelf co-creator Chanda Bell. “The North Pole is the Greek mythology of our time. We want to tell all of Santa’s stories."
8 Atlanta pies guaranteed to impress at your holiday feast
Pie is perfect for easily transporting to holiday parties and make a great gift. So what should you serve to impress your friends? Try one of these seasonal picks—think cranberry apple crumble, gingerbread chess, and eggnog custard—from metro Atlanta bakeries.