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!

Santa Sightings

Santa’s Toy Factory
Through December 24, 2018
North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle
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Experience the magic of the holidays by entering Santa’s workshop and becoming an official toy tester! Get your picture taken with Santa and test and design one-of-a-kind toys with Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, and Thomas & Friends™!

Santa at Avalon
Through December 24
Avalon at Santa’s house on Palmer Plaza
900 3rd Street
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Up on the rooftop click, click, click! Visit jolly Old Saint Nick in his cozy North Pole-inspired cottage and make sure you’re on the nice list. Santa will be at Avalon throughout the season spreading holiday magic and taking photos with families to cherish for a lifetime.

American Girl Welcomes Santa
December 16, 22 and 23, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 am
American Girl
1202 North Point Circle
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Share a holiday experience that includes a jolly “ho-ho-ho!” Santa is coming to the store, and he can’t wait to meet you and your girl. This festive event includes a delicious meal, a fun holiday card craft, and a wish-themed activity for your girl to enjoy.

Holiday Events

Avalon on Ice
Now through January 21, 2019
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
December 22, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.

Date Night: Buon Natale with Italian Wines
December 22, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta
2800 Old Milton Parkway
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“Christmas Day Lunch” is the most important of the three meals associated with Bon Natale (Good Nativity) or “Christmas” in Italy. The family table is decked out with the best china, linens and silver and the leisurely meal can last for hours. Our Salud chefs have gathered recipes from different regions of Italy and compiled them for a special Christmas celebration.

Latrese Bush: The Soul of Christmas
December 23, 2018
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm & 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.
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Soulful Singer Latrese Bush brings the spirit of the holidays to The Velvet Note! What do Tony Award and two time GRAMMY Award winner Jennifer Holliday, GRAMMY Award winner Gloria Gaynor, R&B star Bobby V, and pop music phenomenon Justin Bieber all have in common? They’ve all had the great fortune of having soulful songstress Latrese Bush as a background vocalist.

Santa George’s Jazzy Christmas
December 23, 2018
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.
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Nearing his 50th year as a paid performer, George Price is the consummate variety artist. With a nearly photographic musical memory his songs range from Jimi Hendrix to Duke Ellington, from ancient spirituals to East Bay funk, Otis Redding to John Mayer, Grand Funk to Green Day and all points in between, plus original material in several genres.

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