Holiday Happenings in Alpharetta

Spend the most wonderful time of the year in Alpharetta by planning a relaxing Alpharetta holiday retreat to get you and your crew in the joyous spirit. From tree lighting events, ice skating at Avalon and culinary celebrations to holiday plays, there is a wealth of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. Also, check out our holly jolly places to see Santa.


Igloo & Chalet Experiences
November 17 – December 31
The Hotel at Avalon, 9000 Avalon Blvd. 
Dine and drink differently this winter with our Igloo & Chalet experiences. Join together with friends or family to enjoy a one of a kind experience. Reservations required.

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Avalon on Ice
November 19 – January 14, 2024
400 Avalon Blvd.
Ice skate on Avalon’s Rockefeller Center-inspired ice-skating rink in The Plaza. Watch for theme nights and enjoy warm tasty treats rink side. Hours vary by day of the week and school holidays. Ticket admission required.

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Lights over Alpharetta
November 24 – December 30
6:00 – 9:30PM
Ameris Bank Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Pkwy.
Experience the magic of the holiday season like never before at our enchanting holiday walking and drive-thru light display! Immerse yourself in a world of twinkling lights, dazzling decorations, and festive cheer. Ticket admission required.

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Elf’d Up: A Holiday Pop-Up Bar
Now through January 1
Up on the Roof, 33 S. Main St
If Christmas can’t come soon enough, you’ll have more than a month to soak UP some serious holiday vibes. And for those who aren’t quite feeling the spirit of the season (yet), the festive and kitschy decorations at Elf’d UP are sure to lighten + brighten your mood.

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Carrie’s Secret Stash: A Bailey’s Pop-Up Bar Experience!
Now through January 4, 2024
Carrie’s Conservatory, 35 Milton Ave.
Carrie’s Secret Stash is a holiday pop-up bar in the heart of downtown Alpharetta. This exciting concept will feature festive Bailey’s cocktails, bites, and over-the-top holiday decor.⁠ Throughout the holiday season, we will have a secret phrase passed along by guests that will unlock the “secret stash,” an exciting surprise experience only to be had at Carrie’s Secret Stash. Keep your eyes peeled for hints on our IG story to get the secret phrase.

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Grinchmas Pop-Up
Now through December 31, 2023
Mercantile Social, 20 North Main Street
Drink Up, Grinches! Our Grinchmas Pop-Up Bar is Now Open.This winter wonderland of whimsical cocktails, festive decorations and a dash of Grinchy mischief is sure to make your holiday season extra merry & bright.

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Noon Year’s Eve
December 31
10:00AM – 1:00PM
The Hotel at Avalon, 9000 Avalon Blvd.
Have little ones? Kick off New Year’s Eve early and bring the family to Avalon’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. This family-friendly event allows partygoers of all ages to ring in 2024 with live music, kids activities and a countdown to noon when a giant balloon drop will welcome in the New Year! Ticket admission required.

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Noon Year’s Eve Brunch at The Hamilton Alpharetta
December 31
11:00AM – 4:00PM
The Hamilton Hotel, 35 Milton Avenue
Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations with the Noon Year’s Eve Brunch at The Hamilton Alpharetta, taking place on December 31st from 11am – 4pm. The Hamilton is revamping brunch offerings for 2024, including bottomless bellinis and a build-your-own bloody mary bar moving forward. The Noon Year’s Eve brunch will kick off those offerings, and will feature an elaborate buffet-style experience with delectable dishes like housemade biscuits and gravy and smoked salmon toast. Also featuring live jazz music from Stephen Lee, the brunch is priced at $55 per person, and beverage packages are a la carte.