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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. There’s nothing more magical at Christmas than taking your kids to meet Santa. Here’s our round-up of some of the most wonderful places to see Santa.

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

Avalon on Ice
Now through January 17, 2022
Times vary
Avalon
400 Avalon Blvd.
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Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice! Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back and we can’t wait to hit the rink with you.


Gingerbread Houses
December 4-5; 12, 18-19, 2021
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Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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This class allows you and your children (up to three kids) to decorate your own gingerbread house.We’ll provide the materials, you bring your creativity and holiday spirit!


Season of Celebration
December 3, 10 & 17 2021
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Town Green in Downtown Alpharetta
2 Park Plaza
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View our list of festive can’t miss events. 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. Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Alpharetta as celebration fills the streets with photos with Santa, caroling, holiday movies and various family photo opportunities with the Alpharetta Nutcrackers.


ACT1 Theater’s “White Christmas: the Musical”
December 3-19, 2021 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm
ACT1 Theater Mainstage
180 Academy Street
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Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. For all ages.


Jingle Jog
December 5, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 am
The Hotel at Avalon & Alpharetta Conference Center
9000 Avalon Blvd.
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Jingle all the way down the Boulevard @ The Hotel at Avalon’s Jingle Jog, December 5th from 9:00 -11:00 a.m This 1 mile fun run with Santa through Avalon will be sure spread the Christmas cheer. Along the way you will experience the magic of the season! Tis’ the season up and moving, the race will include mini holiday themed fitness stations, kid’s obstacles and lots of holiday cheer.


Alpharetta City Band Holiday Performance
December 5, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
13450 Cogburn Rd
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Enjoy the Alpharetta City Band holiday music and a visit from Santa following the performance.


Sip n’ Stir: Jolly Holiday Fun
December 7, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios
131 South Main St. Suite G
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Need a few good recipes to whip up during the holiday season? Join us for some Jolly Holiday Fun making Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Ginger Snap Cookies and Spinach Basil Lasagna with garlic bread.


Jolly Jingle Jam
December 10, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
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Get in the holiday spirit with your little one as you make amazing holiday crafts,
games, enjoy light refreshments, and take a photo with Santa. Register early as this event fill up fast! This event is for parent and child. Pre-registration is required.


Gingerbread Houses
December 10, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios
131 S Main St Suite G
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Dress your festive best and roll on over to Flour Power’s annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza! You’ll decorate your own Gingerbread House and we’ll stir up extra holiday fun with Merry Macaroni and green beans for dinner! This class fills up quickly, so don’t delay! Please note, the kits we use have nut warnings on them, so please do not register for this class if your child has a nut allergy.


Grinchmas Party
December 11, 2021
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
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We got an idea, an awful idea, a wonderful awful idea! We are having a very Grinchy Party. ‘Tis no better reason to celebrate the season than to decorate it red, white and Grinch. We will have good eats and make things that are neat. Come celebrate Grinchmas at the ACC!


American Holiday Concert
December 11, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm
St James United Methodist Church
3000 Webb Bridge Rd
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Join the AlphaSO at St. James UMC on Saturday, December 11th at 7PM for ‘American Holiday’ Concert. This concert will be filled with some of your favorite holiday classics, featuring selections from ‘The Nutcracker’ and special guests, including soprano, Bevin Hill, and the St. James UMC Choir!Concert attendees are asked to please wear a mask in this venue.


North Point Christmas Tree Lighting
December 16-19, 2021
5:30 and 7:30 p.m. (two family-friendly shows each night)
The Lawn at North Point Community Church
4350 North Point Parkway
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In addition to 40-foot-high, 17-foot-wide Christmas tree, each event will include a light show, live music, free family photography, giveaways, a visit from Santa, a Christmas market with local gift retailers, and a few surprises. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required at www.northpoint.org/npchristmas.


Ballethnic presents Urban Nutcracker Experience 2021
December 18, 2021
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Phase Family Center
12150 Morris Rd.
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Urban Nutcracker is Waverly T. Lucas’ adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Set in Atlanta’s historic Sweet Auburn community of the ‘40’s — the production offers a soulful celebration with whimsical characters such as Reggae Ragdolls, the sultry Arabian dance, the spins and leaps of the Black Russians, Mother Spice and her tumbling Spice Drops, the bubbly Coca-Cola Pas de Six, and the elegant Brown Sugar and her Chocolatier. While the contemporary ballet remains true to its classical tradition, Mr. Lucas’ choreography showcases Ballethnic’s signature style — blending classical ballet with jazz, modern, African, and other ethnic dance. This unique and engaging style creates a fast- paced and upbeat performance which captivates audiences of all ages and cultures.


SHOPPING

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Holiday Market at Avalon
Now through December 24, 2021
Monday – Wednesday – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday – 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sundays- 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Avalon
400 Avalon Blvd.
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Join us this holiday season at Avalon for our holiday market! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your nice list at Holiday Market at Avalon!A one-stop shop for all your gifting needs with an amazing selection of specially curated handcrafted goods from local, small businesses.


Artists Holiday Market
December 3-4, 2021
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton St.
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Arts Alpharetta is hosting its second annual Holiday Artists Market again inside the Alpharetta Arts Center!


Alpharetta Christmas Market
December 4 & 11, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Town Green by Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
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Nearly 70 vendors offering the finest holiday gifts. Shop a variety of crafts, food, decor, jewelry and more.