Make This Holiday Season Merry and Memorable in Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Instead of watching holiday fun unravel on your television as you sit curled up on your couch, live out your holiday movie dreams and take a trip to Alpharetta. All the charm and cheer of the holidays comes to life with festive events, delectable dining, and of course, plenty of shopping for presents. Get ready for your best holiday season yet in Alpharetta!

Finalize Gifts for Everyone on Your Nice List in A Flash

With 250 shops within a five-mile radius, Alpharetta has something for everyone on your list. The city’s three distinct shopping districts offer so much more than what’s on the rack.

Awe Them with Gifts from Avalon
Make sure to carve out a full day to experience all that Avalon has to offer. Grab a drink to-go from one of the 20+ restaurants to sip while strolling the boulevard. Enjoy the beautiful lights and music as you head to the Chanel Fragrance and Beaute Boutique to purchase the perfect shade of lipstick for the glam gal on your list. Visit Orvis for beautiful outdoor apparel pieces, or Onward Reserve for an enticing cologne for your favorite guy. Find terrific cooking gadgets for the chef in your family at Williams Sonoma or wonderful home décor items at Pottery Barn. Add to any candle collection with beautiful and fragrant selections from Anthropologie. Gift goods made by local artisans when you shop at Makers Market. There are truly endless options at Avalon!


Deck the Halls in Downtown Alpharetta
Meander through the shops in Downtown Alpharetta surrounded by holiday lights and cheer! Ramble through Urban Hardware to surprise your favorite meat lover with a Big Green Egg. Brighten up any lady’s closet with beautiful clothing items from The Pink Valise. Give a truly unique and thoughtful gift to your music lover from Comeback Vinyl, where you can find their favorite song on vinyl. Thrill them with apparel from Moop’s Boutique and All Inspired Boutique for clothing and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else! Wow them with wine selections from Fermented Wine Boutique or let them choose their favorite charcuterie selections from The Savory Gourmet Market when you give them a gift card.

All Inspired Boutique, Downtown Alpharetta

Knock Their Socks Off at North Point Area
You will be feeling merry as you round out your shopping in the North Point Mall area! You’ll find your favorite stores, as well as trendy boutiques inside and surrounding North Point Mall. Don’t forget yummy stocking stuffers from Lolli and Pops. Vamp up any purse collection or closet at Von Maur. And add a touch of sparkle under the tree with a gift of beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings from James Avery.

Entertain Family and Friends with Joy-filled Fun

To create memories that will last a lifetime, add some of Alpharetta’s upcoming holiday events to your calendar.

The Lighting of Avalon
Head to Avalon for a holiday celebration on November 20th from 1-8 PM that will kick off your holiday season on a high note! Jump into the spirit of the season with free activities for the whole family. From live music to the magnificent tree lighting, and an appearance from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, there’s something exciting for all to enjoy.

Lighting of Avalon

Avalon on Ice
Lace up your skates and glide across Avalon’s monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice-skating rink from November 20, 2022 – January 14, 2023. You’ll have a blast listening to festive tunes while you twirl, and you can warm up with an awesome hot chocolate before or after hitting the ice when you visit Café Intermezzo. Need some extra energy before you hit the ice? Grab a bite to eat at any of Avalon’s excellent eateries, like Antico, Superica or Colletta!

Alpharetta Season of Celebration
On December 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 5-9 PM in Downtown Alpharetta, come together with friends and family to create special memories throughout the season at this multi-day extravaganza! Enjoy children’s activities, a gift-wrapping booth, holiday movies on the Town Green, photos with Santa and watch as 10,000 bulbs light up the city!

Season of Celebration, Downtown Alpharetta

The Menorah Lighting at Avalon
On December 18th from 5-6 PM, help the folks at Avalon light up the night! Guests are invited to the Boulevard to kick off the first night of Chanukah with a traditional Menorah lighting ceremony. Chabad of North Fulton will help light the menorah and there will be special goodies for guests!

Holiday Pop-Ups

Mercantile Social’s Happy Who-lidays Pop Up Bar
From November 8th to December 31st, get ready for specialty Grinch and holiday-themed cocktails, live music and entertainment, and immersive decorations at Mercantile Social.

Mercantile Social, Downtown Alpharetta

Santa’s Secret ‘Stache
From November 11th to December 31st, get into the spirit of the season at Avalon’s first-ever, immersive holiday pop-up experience! From the creators of Atlanta’s hugely popular Santa’s Fantastical, comes this new festive pop-up, Santa’s Secret ‘Stache! Step into a fantastical wonderland for over-the-top seasonally themed cocktails + decedent desserts from New York City-based Milk Bar, as well as other local bakeries. All ages are welcome to enjoy the fun until 7PM, before the pop-up transitions to 21+ only!

This is just a portion of Alpharetta’s holiday events happening throughout November and December! For a full list of Alpharetta’s holiday happenings including holiday markets and more, click here.

Finish the year on a merry and bright note by shopping and celebrating with us in Alpharetta, GA! With so much to do, why not stay the night? Start planning your magical holiday getaway here today and book your hotel stay at one of our 30 Alpharetta hotels!