The days are shorter, sweater weather has arrived, and Hallmark is in full blown Christmas movies mode. All indicators say that we have finally reached the holidays! During this magical season, we invite you to make Alpharetta part of your yuletide schedule! Brighten up your 2020 with the best shopping and events.
Mark Off 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.
Amaze Them All at 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 store to purchase the perfect shade of lipstick for the glam gal on your list. Visit Orvis for beautiful outdoor apparel pieces, or Onward Reserve (new to Avalon this year!) for an enticing cologne for your favorite guy. Find terrific cooking gadgets for the chef in your family at Williams Sonoma. Insider Tip: the famous Atlanta clothing design duo, Sid and Ann Mashburn, will even offer a pop-up shop just for the holidays at Avalon.
Deck the Halls in Downtown Alpharetta
Meander through the shops in Downtown Alpharetta, surrounded by holiday lights and 13 life-size nutcrackers on display – make sure to get a selfie! Ramble through Mountain High Outfitters to score your outdoor enthusiast the perfect camping gear. Give a gift to your partner that you’ll both love when you see the lovely offerings at Anna Bella Fine Lingerie. Give a truly unique and thoughtful gift to your music lover by visiting Comeback Vinyl and getting their favorite song on vinyl. Don’t forget to stop in Moops and Fiore Boutique for clothing and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else!
Knock Their Socks Off at North Point
You will be feeling merry as you round out your shopping in the North Point Mall area with more than 100 merchants. You’ll find your favorite stores as well as trendy boutiques. How about gift graphic tees from Society Boutique, or hand them a gift card to Honey & Hazel Boutique? 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 Them All with Excellent Events
To create memories that will last a lifetime, add some of Alpharetta’s upcoming holiday events to your calendar.
Festive Spirit & Merry Makers
- The Lighting of Avalon: A Twelve Day Celebration, Nov. 22 – Dec. 3, 2020
In place of the one-day tree lighting extravaganza, Avalon is hosting a 12-day celebration with different outdoor activities along the Boulevard each day, including Avalon on Ice performances, rooftop cocktail hours, carolers, pop-up concerts and more. At 7 p.m. each night during the 12-day celebration, you’ll be dazzled by a spectacular firework show around Avalon’s 40-foot tree. Free admission.
- Avalon on Ice Nov. 22, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021
Lace up your skates because Avalon’s Rockefeller Center-inspired ice rink returns to Alpharetta. Ticket admission required.
- Snow In Downtown Alpharetta, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 2020
A flurry of snow is coming to Downtown Alpharetta’s Town Green from 6 – 7 p.m. on the first three Fridays in December. The snowy spectacle is free for you to enjoy!
Stroll Through Holiday Markets
- Holiday Market at Avalon Nov. 22, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021
Browse through a curated selection of 12 local artisan makers and merchants, a one-stop shop for your gifting needs with an array of handcrafted goods. Free admission to the market.
- Alpharetta Christmas Market Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, 2020
Nearly 70 vendors will gather in Downtown Alpharetta to offer the finest Christmas gifts and products for everyone on your gift list. Enjoy live music while shopping through a variety of crafts, food, décor, jewelry and more. Free admission.
- North Point Mall Christmas Market, Dec. 18 – 20, 2020
This Christmas market will feature goods from unique artisans and crafters, making for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Free admission to the market.
That is just a handful of Alpharetta holiday events in November and December! Click here for a full list of Alpharetta events
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 overnight? Start planning your magical holiday getaway here today!