Holiday Fun for All this December!

Christmas concerts to ballet, tree lightings to cookie decorating, story times to visiting with the man in red – there is fun for everyone this December. Perhaps “More Time To Do It All” should top the holiday wish list this year!

Here are our Top Picks:

Global Winter Wonderland

Downtown Atlanta
When: Through Jan 5; 5-11 p.m. Daily including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
What: Winter wonderland of activities including a Global Village featuring some of the world’s most famous sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, and Leaning Tower of Pisa, brightly lit with millions of lights. Walk through an intricate maze of larger than life sized dinosaurs. Family amusement rides. International Food Bazaar. Universoul Circus and various musical performances.
Where: Turner Field Parking Lots. Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta. 1-855-739-4687.
Cost: Adults, $24.99; ages 5-12, $16.99; younger than 5, free; parking, $10.

Snow on Square

Downtown Alpharetta
When: Dec. 7; 1-3 p.m.
What: Guaranteed day of snow in Downtown Alpharetta. Enjoy snow, snowballs, making snowmen, hot chocolate and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Where: Milton Square City Park. 2 South Main St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6000.
Cost: Free.

Candlelight Tour

McDaniel Farm
When: Dec. 7-8, 12, 14, 20-22; 6-7:30 p.m.
What: Tour the 1930s McDaniel Family Farm with costumed guide, followed by hot chocolate or apple cider and a holiday craft.
Where: 3251 McDaniel Rd., Duluth. 770-904-3500.
Cost: $5

Spivey Hall Children’s Choir

Spivey Hall
When: Dec. 13; 7 p.m. Dec 14-15; 3 p.m.
What: A fusion of classic favorites and new selections showcase the talents of the 170-member Children’s Choir Program singers.
Where: Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow. 678-466-4200.
Cost: Adult $25; ages 18 and younger, $12.50.

The Holiday Spirit

The Atlanta History Center
When: Dec. 14; 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What: Annual historical holiday program featuring crafts, music, theatrical performances, and visit with Saint Nicholas. Tour the Smith Family Farm and Swan House to see holiday gatherings typical of the 1860s and 1930s.
Where: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000
Cost: Adults, $16.50; ages 4-12, $11; younger than 4, free.

Reindeer Day

Chattahoochee Nature Center
When: Dec 15; 1-4 p.m.
What: Real reindeer visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The day also includes woodland crafts, a visit from Santa Turtle, Nature Exchange Exploration Table, and campfire treats. Miss Julia’s story time at 1 p.m. Picnics are welcome.
Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055.
Cost: Adults, $10; ages 3-12, $6; younger than 3, free.

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Other Not-to-miss events

Holiday Markets

Swedish Christmas Market
Dorothy Benson Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Children’s Lucia, noon; Traditional Lucia, 2 p.m.
Swedish market featuring musical performances, cultural displays, traditional handcrafts, and Swedish processionals known as a Lucia. Dec. 14. 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs. Adults, $1; younger than 18, Free.

German Christmas Market
Atlanta International School. Noon-6 p.m.
Craft activities for children, beeswax candle dipping, photos with Christkindl and St. Nikolaus, entertainment, German snacks, and handmade gifts. Dec. 7. 2980 North Fulton Dr., Atlanta. 404-841-3840. Free admission; Market items cost vary.

Holly Jolly Film Fest

Fernbank Museum
of Natural History
Movie times:
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Holiday movies in the theater, holiday crafts, dance party, giveaways and photos with Santa-saurus. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dec. 7; The
Year Without A Santa Claus, Dec. 14; and A Charlie Brown Christmas,
Dec. 21. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Included with admission. Adults, $17.50; ages 3-12, $15.50; 2 and younger, free.