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Holiday Happenings in Alpharetta

There’s no better place to be during the holidays than in Alpharetta, GA. From tree lighting events, ice skating and culinary celebrations to holiday plays, there is a wealth of family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. Enter to win a savvy shopping and delicious dining getaway to enjoy after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!

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Holiday Events

Holiday Doll Hair Salon Spectacular
November 22, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
American Girl
1202 North Point Circle
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Your girl can learn how to get her doll prepped for holiday parties at this Doll Hair Salon Spectacular! At this store event, we’ll learn how to style doll hair into a fancy ’do involving double twists; we’ll top this sweet style off with a sparkly tiara.


Baking for Thanksgiving
November 23, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta
2800 Old Milton Parkway
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There’s something special and generous about sharing homemade desserts and baked goods on the holiday table. Lunch will be served.


Couples Cooking: Thanksgiving Day Sides
November 23, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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In this class, we’ll show you how to make your Thanksgiving dinner shine with these sure-to-please side dishes.


The Lighting of Avalon
November 24, 2019
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Avalon
400 Avalon Blvd.
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A celebration for the season you won’t want to miss! Get in the holiday spirit with festive music and free activities for the whole family. From the annual opening of Avalon on Ice to the magnificent tree lighting, and an appearance from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, there’s something exciting for all to enjoy.


Avalon on Ice
November 24, 2019 through January 26, 2020
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.


Gingerbread Houses
November 29, December 1, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2019
Times vary based on day
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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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.


Family: Holiday Breakfast – Ages 10 & up with parent
November 30, 2019
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta
2800 Old Milton Parkway
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The holidays are the perfect time to pull out all the stops for your family and make a special, seasonal breakfast. Our instructor will guide parent and child teams through making a beautiful breakfast buffet of both sweet and savory items.


Holiday Cookie Decorating
December 1 & 9,2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sur la Table at North Point Mall
1082 North Point Circle
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In this fun, hands-on class, you’ll master the surprisingly simple techniques for transforming royal icing and sugar cookies into edible art.


Alpharetta City Band 2019 Holiday Concert
December 1, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
13450 Cogburn Rd.
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Enjoy the Alpharetta City Band holiday concert and a visit from Santa following the performance.


Holiday Cookie Decorating
December 1,8 & 15, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
American Girl
1202 North Point Circle
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Celebrate the season with a sweet treat! Your girl can get creative by decorating three holiday cookies with festive frosting and sprinkles.


Holiday Cookies
December 4, 12 & 16, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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Tis the season for baking holiday cookies. Come join us as we teach you how to make some new recipes that you and your family will fall in love with.


Season of Celebration
December 6, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Town Green in Downtown Alpharetta
2 Park Plaza
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To kick off the holiday season Downtown Alpharetta will be lighting the traditional 55-foot live spruce tree in Ole Milton Park with over 40,000 twinkling lights & a beautiful 25-foot tree sculpture on the Town Green opposite the main stage at the same time. Celebration fills the downtown streets with musical performances, falling snow, photos with Santa, restaurants and food trucks, roasting marshmallows and more!


Arts Alpharetta Holiday Artists Market
December 6 & 7, 2019  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 8, 2019  12 pm – 3:00 pm
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton St.
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Give Art for this Holiday Season! Buyers and guests will enjoy an ‘cash-and-carry’ opportunity to purchase original artwork.


Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts
Dec 6-22, 2019
Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm
Sun at 2 pm
ACT1 Theater
180 Academy Street
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From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old traveling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens’ tale. Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep its final show going but everything that could possibly go wrong does. For all ages.


Gingerbread Houses – Ages 6 and up
December 7, 2019
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta
2800 Old Milton Parkway
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Discover the magic of the holidays while using your imagination to decorate pre-constructed gingerbread houses with candies, icing, and more! Class includes snacks, hot cocoa, and all materials & supplies.


Alpharetta Christmas Market
December 7, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Teasley Place
50 Canton St.
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Nearly 70 vendors offering the finest holiday gifts. Enjoy live music while you shops a variety of crafts, food, decor and more.


Alpharetta Community Chorus and AlphaSO Holiday Concert
December 8, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alpharetta Presbyterian Church
180 Academy Street
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The Alpharetta Community Chorus and AlphaSO present their second joint holiday concert event certain to warm your heart and fill you with holiday cheer! Selections will feature familiar holiday sounds and new favorites. Bring your friends and family!


Holiday Finger Desserts
December 11, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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Join us for a sugar-fest and learn how to make a variety of sweets and candies that your guests will love!


Alpharetta Chamber Sip, Shop & Stroll
December 12, 2019
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Throughout Downtown Alpharetta
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Gather your friends and family to join us for Holiday Cheer for a stroll through the shops & restaurants of Downtown Alpharetta!


Jolly Jingle Jam
December 13, 2019
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 they make amazing holiday crafts, enjoy light refreshments, play candy cane match, and take a photo with Santa. Register your child early as this event fills up fast! Parent participation required. Ages 2-5.


Snowflake Macaron Workshop
December 13, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sur la Table at North Point Mall
1082 North Point Circle
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Celebrate the holidays by learning to make the prettiest macarons you’ve ever seen. In this 3-hour workshop, we will teach you the steps for making crisp shells and creamy fillings, including pistachio buttercream and lemon curd.


Gingerbread House Decorating Event
December 13 & 22, 2019
Times vary based on day
American Girl
1202 North Point Circle
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This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece with gingerbread pieces, frosting, and lots of candy decorations.


Big & Little Chef: Christmas Day Desserts
December 14, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Rd.
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Finish this year’s holiday meal with some home-made desserts. Work along with our Chefs to create 3 different items to take home to enjoy with the friends and family.


Grinchmas Party
December 14, 2019
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
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We have an idea; an awful, wonderful idea! ‘Tis no better reason to celebrate the season that to decorate it red, white and Grinch! Party includes good eats and making things that are neat. Come celebrate Grinchmas at the ACC! Ages 5-10.


Family Fun: Gingerbread House & Ornaments
December 15, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sur la Table at North Point Mall
1082 North Point Circle
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Start a new holiday tradition for your whole family by joining us in decorating gingerbread houses! Everyone will enjoy adding tasty and colorful goodies to your gingerbread house to make it the most unique house on the block.


Holiday Hats Bingo Night
December 20 & 21, 2019
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
American Girl
1202 North Point Circle
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Wear your favorite Holiday hat and join us for a lively evening of bingo! Everyone’s favorite game of chance will have you and your girl on the edge of your seats listening for your number combination. Reservations required; the cost is the coordinating meal from our regular menu.


Metropolitan Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker
December 20-22, 2019
Times vary based on day
Blessed Trinity
11320 Woodstock Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075
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Make plans for Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker Holiday Magic! Tickets now available for MBT’s fabulous full-length Nutcracker spectacular with all the music, color, and pageantry of Tchaikovsky’s original (including the Sugarplum Fairy!), performed with the tradition of classical ballet brilliance.


Holiday Tea
December 23 & 24, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
American Girl
1202 North Point Circle
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Create an unforgettable experience at American Girl’s 2019 Holiday Tea! We’ll serve a selection of delectable treats and delicious drinks for both kids and adults. Children will enjoy a festive scarf craft for their dolls and decorate “silly sweaters” on paper dolls; plus a build-your-own hot chocolate station where they can create a concoction that they can take home as a gift.


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