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Alpharetta plays host to various festivals and events throughout the year. From concerts to culinary offerings, Alpharetta's calendar of events always has something to share.

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Sparkling Wines and Cheese for the Holidays

Friday, December 19, 2014 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
Demonstration $25

From light and lively to aged and complex, the worlds of sparkling wine and cheese contain amazing variety, as well as incredible opportunities for pairing. Spend a bubbly evening exploring the cheeses of multiple lands as you look for ideal sipping partners. You will discuss the production of various types of sparkling wine and cheeses as well as serving and pairing suggestions.

Decadent Holiday Chocolates

Friday, December 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1853472/Decadent+Holiday+Chocolates
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This fun, hands-on class is devoted to your favorite food group. As we explore (and taste) different types of chocolate, you'll learn how to incorporate seasonal flavors to create a variety of delicious confections.

Holiday Cookie Workshop

Friday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=31176
Event Type: Culinary
$40

Want to start your own holiday cookie swap? This class will get you on your way. Enjoy creating a variety of eclectic cookies that will be the hit of any party. Learn the best way to ensure that your creations are not only beautiful but taste good too. Let us take the fear out of baking.

A Very Jazzy Christmas Starring Saxophonist Dwan Bosman

Friday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. adn 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/dwan-bosman/
Event Type: Nightlife
$22

Saxophonist, fan favorite and consummate showman Dwan Bosman returns again this year for an invigorating holiday treat! Get ready to get down and party to Bosman’s interpretations of your favorite holiday music.

Dad’s Christmas Miracle

Friday, December 19 at 8 p.m.

ACT1 Theater
180 Academy Street

Alpharetta, GA
770-217-0513

http://act1theater.com/?p=259
Event Type:
See website for pricing.

Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever and the best time in the whole world was Christmas.

The Wonder of Holiday Memories

Friday, December 19 during bistro hours

American Girl at North Point Mal
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/events_index.php?month=12&location=ATL&groups=0
Event Type: Family Fun
$38 per person: Reservations required.

Create shining holiday memories with your favorite girl! Imagine her wide-eyed delight as you make festive doll-sized crafts and dine together at American Girl. Includes a delicious meal and a memory book to take home.

Breakfast with Santa at Village Tavern

Saturday, December 20 at 9 a.m.

Village Tavern
11555 Rainwater Drive

Alpharetta, GA
770-777-6490

http://www.villagetavern.com
Event Type: Family Fun
Call to make reservations

Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa. Space is limited.

Dad’s Christmas Miracle

Saturday, December 20 at 8 p.m.

ACT1 Theater at Alpharetta Presb
180 Academy Street

Alpharetta, GA
770-663-8989

http://act1theater.com/?p=259
Event Type: Holiday
See website for pricing.

Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever and the best time in the whole world was Christmas.

Jennifer Danner performs live at Alpha Soda

Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

Alpha Soda
11760 Haynes Bridge Rd.

Alpharetta, GA
770-442-3102

http://www.alphasoda.com
Event Type: Culinary

Live music featuring Jennifer Danner, Ladies night with $5 Martinis.

'Tis the Seasoning

Saturday, December 20 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=30915
Event Type: Culinary
$45

A crackling fire, the perfect glass of wine, and the heart-warming aroma of cinnamon and spice in the air. Pour a glass of eggnog, and come join us as we bring in the holiday season.

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Saturday, December 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1853407/Holiday+Cookie+Exchange
Event Type: Culinary
$59

Join us for one of our favorite holiday traditions–a fun and festive cookie exchange party. Laugh and learn alongside cookie-loving classmates as each team creates a variety of scrumptious holiday treats. Once all the goodies are baked, we’ll come together to sample and swap.

Kids: Holiday Cookie Exchange - Ages 6-9

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. through 12 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
Hands-On $35

Kids spend the morning learning how to make a variety of holiday cookies and bars. This fun class is the perfect opportunity to get kids excited for the holidays – and into the spirit of giving. Each child will take a selection of treats home. Snacks and hot cocoa will be served.

Date Night: Naughty or Nice

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
Hands-On $119 per couple

We all try to stay on Santa’s good side, but sometimes it feels great to be a little naughty. We’ll walk the line between good and bad with this meal of healthier dishes each with a decadent twist.

Gingerbread Houses

Sunday, December 21 at 1 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=31062
Event Type: Culinary
$50 * Price is for family up to 4 participants

Forgo the mess at home, and bring the family here! This class allows you and your children (up to three kids) to decorate your own gingerbread house. One adult is required for each family group; children should be at least 4 years old.

Dad’s Christmas Miracle

Sunday, December 21 at 2 p.m.

ACT1 Theater at Alpharetta Presb
180 Academy Street

Alpharetta, GA
770-663-8989

http://act1theater.com/?p=259
Event Type: Holiday
See website for pricing.

Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever and the best time in the whole world was Christmas.

American Girl Brunch with Santa

Sunday, December 21 at 9:00 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/event_detail.php?eventId=500&location=ATL&source=index
Event Type: Family Fun
$20 per person

Holiday fun for your girl—and a classic holiday memory you’ll cherish! First, share a yummy brunch in the American Girl Bistro. Then enjoy private shopping, a special holiday card craft, and a chance to visit with Santa. Bring a camera or smartphone to take a keepsake photo.

Busche de Noel

Tuesday, Dcember 23 at 11a.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=31217
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Revitalize this classic holiday tradition in your home. The Busche de Noel or Yule Log is a great centerpiece for any holiday dessert table. You will learn to make a Cake Busche de Noel, filled with Whipped Cream Filling, Chocolate Ganache to cover, and decorated with Meringue Mushrooms, Chocolate Leaves, and maybe even a Marzipan Mouse.

Holiday Tamale Workshop

Tuesday, December 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1853654/Holiday+Tamale+Workshop
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

Mexico the holidays are greeted with a tradition we think your family and friends would love to follow. Everyone, young and old alike, gathers in the kitchen to enjoy each other's company while assembling a mountain of tamales. In this fun, hands-on class we'll show you everything you need to make these festive treats part of your own holiday repertoire, from making fresh masa (dough) and classic fillings to wrapping techniques and tasty sauces.

Brews N Chews

Friday, December 26 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=30914
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Local small batch breweries are popping up all over the country! Beer pairing dinners have become all the rage. In true gastro-pup fare here is a menu that will “malt” your heart and get your blood “hopping.”

Fine Wine Series

Saturday, december 27 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=30961
Event Type: Culinary
$60

From Napa and Somoma down to the central coast and beyond, California is a true foodie heaven. Take a trip with us to the “Golden State” and enjoy some California wine country-style cuisine paired with California wines.

Breakout Jazz Stars La Lucha

Saturday, December 27th and Sunday, December 28th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/la-lucha/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based quartet that consists of four best friends from four different parts of the world; Japan, Colombia, Mexico & United States. Its members are Jun Bustamante, vocals; Alejandro Arenas, bass; Mark Feinman, drums; and John O’Leary, piano.

Date Night: New Year's Celebration

Saturday, December 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1853787/Date+Night%3A+New+Year%27s+Celebration
Event Type: Culinary
$79

What better way to welcome the new year than sharing a lavish feast with family and friends? In this special date night class, you and your special someone will practice preparing a menu showcasing elegant, seasonal flavors. Our instructor will walk you through the steps for making everything from crab cakes to perfectly cooked beef medallions.

A Festive Brunch

Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
Hands-On $59

This fun, festive class pays homage to the tradition of hosting a holiday brunch. Students will enjoy making an elegant, delicious menu that is ideal for serving during the holiday season and beyond. Many of these items can be prepared in advance, giving everyone time to relax and socialize at family gatherings. Together, we'll toast the holiday season with our brunch spread and serve up some bubbly prosecco mimosas!

Date Night: Chef's Table Favorites

Sunday, December 28 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1853720/Date+Night%3A+Chef%27s+Table+Favorites
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

Put a new twist on date night–laugh and learn alongside your special someone as you prepare a menu of scrumptious, chef-inspired dishes. Our instructor will share secrets for perfectly cooking pork and creating an incredible balsamic pan sauce. Plus, we'll walk you through techniques for preparing savory potato pancakes, sautéing Brussels sprouts and making a homemade pastry and filling for a decadent chocolate tart.

Dad’s Christmas Miracle

Saturday, Dcember 29, 2014 at 8 p.m.

ACT1 Theater at Alpharetta Presb
180 Academy Street

Alpharetta, GA
770-663-8989

http://act1theater.com/?p=259
Event Type: Holiday
See website for pricing.

Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever and the best time in the whole world was Christmas.

New Year's Eve at the Velvet Note

Wednesday, December 31 at 7 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/new-years-eve/
Event Type: Nightlife
$95

Back by popular demand, The Velvet Note goes all out for New Year's Eve. THIS is the place to be for an comfortable, upscale, yet enchanting evening of popular jazz and R&B, accompanied by delicious food, festive spirits and great conversation.

Date Night: New Year's Celebration

Wednesday, December 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1853795/Date+Night%3A+New+Year%27s+Celebration
Event Type: Culinary
$79

What better way to welcome the new year than sharing a lavish feast with family and friends? In this special date night class, you and your special someone will practice preparing a menu showcasing elegant, seasonal flavors

New Year's Eve at Topgolf

Wednesday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Topgolf Alpharetta
10900 Westside Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
770-217-0513

http://topgolf.com/us/alpharetta//
Event Type: Holiday
Reservations required. See website for pricing.

We will be heating things up with the hottest tracks of the year with a live DJ and keeping you cool with specialty cocktails to celebrate the New Year!

New Year's Eve Celebration

Wednesday, December 31 at 6 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://ww2.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=30913
Event Type: Culinary
$50

Have a blast of an evening and begin your New Year’s Celebration with a bang! Experience the culinary fireworks of our Aprons Cooking School and kick off your evening festivities with 4-courses and great pairings.