Calendar of Events

Scoop OTP’s calendar of events features the best happening around the northern suburbs of Atlanta from Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Cartersville, Cumming Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock and more. You can add your event for FREE – just go to the green post your event button below. All events are subject to Scoop OTP approval. OTP is the place to be with fun adult and family friendly events. What to do this weekend? Check on Scoop OTP’s calendar! Want to plan ahead? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar! Where to take the kids, the in-laws, a date? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar!  We also have a Forced Family Fun category that has useful Scoop too. Thank you for following Scoop OTP as we are the insider’s guide to living outside the perimeter.

Nov
1
Thu
Photos with Santa @ Phipps Plaza
Nov 1 – Dec 24 all-day
Photos with Santa @ Phipps Plaza | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Children are invited to take pictures and share their wish lists with Ole’ Saint Nick this holiday season! Reservations for Santa photos are only available at santaatphipps.com.

Nov
2
Fri
Photos with Santa @ Town Center at Cobb
Nov 2 – Dec 24 all-day

Say “sleigh bells” and smile with Santa! He will be stationed in Center Court for photo opportunities. Check simon.com/towncenteratcobb for his schedule! Save time, avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online at simonsanta.com. This event is sponsored by National Guard and Peach Pass.

Photos with Santa at Lenox Square @ Lenox Square
Nov 2 – Dec 24 all-day

Families are invited to Macy’s Court to capture special holiday moments with the jolliest man in town – Santa Claus! For hours and Santa’s full schedule, please visit simon.com/lenoxsquare Save time, avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online at simonsanta.com.

Nov
3
Sat
Macy’s Pink Pig @ Lenox Square
Nov 3 2018 – Jan 6 2019 all-day

Atlanta’s most treasured holiday tradition is here! Children of all ages can once again hop aboard Priscilla the Pink Pig for a train ride through a life-sized storybook filled with friends and fun beneath the signature 170-foot, 1950’s themed Pink Pig tent. Tickets will be available at the Macy’s Pink Pig kiosk located between Abercrombie & Fitch and Godiva on the Upper Level. For the full schedule, visit simon.com/lenoxsquare.

Nov
6
Tue
Mall of Georgia Ice Rink @ Mall of Georgia
Nov 6 2018 – Feb 7 2019 all-day

The Rink at Mall of Georgia is now open. Designed with faux-ice for a cool spin on the ultimate skating experience.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday – Saturday 10AM-11PM
Sunday 12-8PM

General Admission $5

Children 12 and under $3

Pricing includes skate rental.

Upcoming events include: 

Ice, Ice Baby – Friday, Oct 5 from 6-8PM. Join us for a 90’s themed party in the Village as we celebrate the grand opening of The Rink. Enjoy DJ, photo booth, games, Family at Simon activity, social media photo contest, and more.

$2 Tuesdays – Every Tuesday, children and adults are invited to skate for only $2!

Family at Mall of Georgia Discount – Family at Mall of Georgia members (children 12 and under) receive a $1 off skate fee Monday through Thursday from 10AM – 2PM.   Not a member? Join for free at The Rink.

Located in the Village. Credit card will be the only form of payment accepted.

*The Rink will be temporarily closed from Monday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Nov. 2 for install of our 56′ Christmas Tree.

 

 

Nov
9
Fri
Photos with Santa @ Mall of Georgia
Nov 9 – Dec 24 all-day
Photos with Santa @ Mall of Georgia | Buford | Georgia | United States

Families can gather in Von Maur Court to capture the spirit of the holidays in a photo with Santa – perfect for holiday cards to send to friends and family! For Santa’s day-to-day schedule and to make an appointment, please simon.com/mallofgeorgia Save time, avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online at simonsanta.com.

Nov
16
Fri
Photos with Santa @ North Georgia Premium Outlets
Nov 16 – Dec 24 all-day
Photos with Santa @ North Georgia Premium Outlets | Dawsonville | Georgia | United States

Families can get in the holiday spirit by having festive photos taken with Santa! Visit premiumoutlets.com/northgeorgia for the full Santa schedule. Save time, avoid the line with Santa’s Fast Pass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online at simonsanta.com.

Santa’s Fantastical @ Perimeter Pointe
Nov 16 – Dec 24 all-day

Inside Santa’s Fantastical, 12 Whimsical Worlds await. Go for a stroll down Main Street at the North Pole, drop into the Peppermint Palace, visit the land of Unicorn Dreams, be dazzled at the Infinity Ornaments, visit Santa at his chateau and so much more. The indoor pop-up offers a family-friendly interactive wonderland, merging timeless traditions with innovative technology. Producing unique visuals, larger-than-life installations, and fun photographic moments, the immersive digital and performance art exhibits provide a magical escape for all ages.

An Interactive Wonderland

Nov 16th – Dec 24th in Atlanta, GA

Santa’s Fantastical is a family-friendly interactive wonderland of immersive worlds where the spirit of the season comes alive through live performances, state-of-the-art technology, and Instagram-worthy moments. Be the first to experience a Fantastical World. Get your tickets today!

As you stroll down Main Street, drop into Peppermint Palace, Unicorn Dreams, Retro Christmas, and Future Christmas. Live performances featuring our “Dancing Ornaments” will dazzle you with the magic of synchronized light, sound, and energetic dancers.

Want a more chill vibe? Head over to Winter Dreams and get lost in a sensory experience, curated to the coolest seasonal soundtrack by one of the world’s top concert lighting designers – Atlanta’s own Michael Smalley. The Frosted Foyer, Laser Trees, and Infinity Ornaments are sure to take your breath away.

Along Whimsical Way you’ll find Santa’s Chateau where it’s FREE to see Santa. Watch your kids’ animation dreams come true with Sketch-Tastic. Color in a character, scan it, and watch it come to life in Santa’s virtual toy workshop. A slide down Ice Alive will delight the kid in all of us. And finally, Tacky Yard – our tribute to the great American overly-decorated suburban plot. You know that house…

Location

Perimeter Pointe
1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy. Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30338
(Near The Sandy Springs Marta Station)

Schedule

Nov 16th – Dec 11th: Open Tu-Su
Dec 12th – Dec 24th: Open Daily
(Closed Thanksgiving)

Experience takes about 2 hours

Schedule a time slot

Nov
19
Mon
Holiday Celebration at World of Coca-Cola @ World of Coca-Cola
Nov 19 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
Holiday Celebration at World of Coca-Cola @ World of Coca-Cola | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year at World of Coca-Cola, where guests can get into the holiday spirit with special exhibits, seasonal beverages, sparkling lights and larger-than-life decorations – including a new, 28-foot-tall, walk-through ornament of lights. Limited-time exhibits include “History of the Coca-Cola Santa” and “A Coca-Cola Christmas Celebration.” Fans can also sip on the season with holiday drinks: Apple Pie Sprite, Gingerbread Coke, Coca-Cola Jolly Cherry Vanilla, Seagram’s Ginger Ale Cheery Cherry Vanilla and Sprite Merry Berry.

Nov
21
Wed
Illuminate – A Chinese Lantern Festival & More @ Sugarloaf Mills Mall
Nov 21 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

Sugarloaf Mills Mall out of Lawrenceville is excited to host a brand new, spectacular holiday festival of lights, food, dazzling performers, themed villages and so much more. Illuminate, a Chinese Lantern Festival and Acrobat Show produced by Firefly Productions, will be lighting up the season beginning November 21st.

Along with three themed lantern sculpture exhibits (which scale upwards of 20 and 30 feet tall!), there will be a Beijing Acrobat Show, cultural performers and even a Global Pavilion with food and artisan vendors. The event will run through January 1st, and encompasses nearly 4 acres of the mall parking lot.

 

Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), GA (November 5, 2018) – Sugarloaf Mills is excited to host a new spectacular festival of lights, food, dazzling performers, themed villages and so much more. Illuminate, a Chinese Lantern Festival and Acrobat Show produced by Firefly Productions, will be lighting up the season beginning November 21st.

Lanterns symbolize joy, merit, good luck, and brightness in the upcoming year, and this “light” is well-evident as you wander through Illuminate’s maze of beautifully-lit sculptures, scaling more than 20 feet tall. The walk-through encompasses 3 themed exhibits, all custom-designed and handcrafted in Chengdu, China then shipped by truck, train and boat for a voyage of 35 days to our corner of the world. Visitors can experience the rich culture of Ancient China with a stroll through the Forbidden City, where they will be greeted by the emperor and his Terracotta Warriors, and pass through the belly of a whale for a glistening look at life Under the Sea. The last stop en route is one that certainly couldn’t be left out of a holiday light show: Christmas Village!

But that’s not all! Prepare to be awed by the dazzling performances of the Beijing Acrobats. In addition to the lantern walk-through, a ticket to Illuminate will gain visitors access to the Beijing Acrobat Show, an authentic showcase of traditional acts. The enclosed performance tent seats over 500 guests on a first-come, first-serve basis, but with 4 shows nightly and two entirely different performances to see, no matter what time of night you attend you are sure to see something special.

International food and artisan vendors will be available to offer some of the best cultural fare and gifts at the covered Global Pavilion. Come hungry, and make a dent in your holiday shopping list!

Illuminate is a true holiday delight for the whole family. Open almost nightly from November 21 through January 1, the big white tent and soaring lantern sculptures can already be seen altering the Sugarloaf Mills skyline from its parking lot location near Neiman Marcus and Ross. Tickets are on sale now at IlluminateGeorgia.com.

So what are you waiting for? Experience the Season of Lights at Illuminate!

Wine Wednesdays @ Todd English Tavern
Nov 21 all-day

Half off wine bottles all day!

Holiday Tea with American Girl
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Create an unforgettable experience at American Girl’s 2018 Holiday Tea! We’ll serve a selection of delectable treats and delicious drinks for both kids and adults. Children will enjoy a festive “silly sweaters” craft, plus a build-your-own hot chocolate station where they can create a concoction that they can take home as a gift. Please make a reservation anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
$22 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), (gratuity not included), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

Santa’s Toy Factory at Santa’s Workshop
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Experience the magic of the holidays by entering Santa’s workshop and becoming an official toy tester! Come and test and design one-of-a-kind toys with Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, and Thomas & Friends™! Visit North Point Mall this holiday season to become one of Santa’s helpers at Santa’s Toy Factory.
Skip the line by making reservations to see Santa. Reserve Monday – Wednesday through December 5 and save $5 on your photo package. Plus, receive a FREE personalized video with any purchase of a premium photo package.
Regular Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Special Hours:
Monday – Saturday (12/14-12/22): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday (12/16): 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday (12/23): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Santa at Avalon
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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. Both reservation and walk-up appointments will be available.
All photos will be taken at Santa’s House on Palmer Plaza.
Santa’s Hours

Avalon on Ice
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

Z and Popcorn’s Photoshoot Event
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Want to take great pictures like Z? Join us to learn tips and tricks on how to take pictures of dolls with a camera or cell phone. Plus, girls can use Z’s media kit to take photos, get a picture taken on our red carpet with Popcorn, and enjoy planning out photos to put in a “celebrate you” book. Afterward, they’ll enjoy a tasty teatime snack in the private dining room of our Bistro. This is a drop-off event. Girls should bring their own doll and camera or cell phone to use. Emergency Contact Release Form is required to attend this event.
$20 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable), Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up

Friends Night Out: Spanish Tapas
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Picture the rom-com montage: you and friends stuffing dates and wrapping them with Serrano ham…sautéing shrimp…searing and saucing pork meatballs. Then savoring Spanish tapas, bite after delicious small bite. Join us and have a great night with your friends, and fall in love…with the Spanish food, at least.

Kids Eat Free @ WR Social House
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm

Kids eat free at WR Social House every Wednesday starting at 5pm!

Wine Tasting @ Marietta Wine Market
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Twice weekly the store hosts wine tasting events Wed 5-7pm and Sat 2-4pm. You can relax at the bar or on a cushy couch or chair while you taste, learn about wine and meet new friends. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres are served at the tastings and donation proceeds go to local charities.

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Red Hare Brewery Tours & Tasting

Stop by this independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA for tours & tastings.

Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 2pm-6pm

Tour Options include:

The Pint Glass Tour for $12: 36 ounces of beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home.
*We can no longer offer To Go tours at this time. 

Brewery tours run frequently throughout each tasting, so be sure to keep your eye out for the guide walking around with a sign and join us for a walk through the brewing process!

We accept all major credit cards, but be sure to bring some cash to tip your bartenders (we also offer cash back).

We love dogs, so feel free to bring you pooches, but be sure to keep them leashed!

Our brewery is family friendly & we offer Root Beer for under-aged guests and designated drivers.

 

Open Mic Comedy Night @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wednesday Nights: Open Mic Comedy

Come by on Wednesday nights to enjoy The Strand’s Open Mic Comedy Night: Show Up, Go Up. David Roper hosts this new avenue for local comedians to try new material and connect. Comedians only have to show up to go up, no audition or screening required. Due to the off-the-cuff nature of comedy, this event is 21+ to participate and attend, no exceptions.

Trivia Night at Wahlburgers @ Wahlburgers at The Battery Atlanta
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trivia Night at Wahlburgers @ Wahlburgers at The Battery Atlanta
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Truck & Tap Singo
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Think you know music? Time to put it to the test. Join Truck & Tap every Wednesday for a night of Singo! Each player will receive a Singo card printed with the titles of popular songs. Singo randomly plays song clips, and players aim to match song titles that appear on their cards.
It’s fun, free – and the winner of each round gets a drink on the house!

Nov
22
Thu
Santa’s Toy Factory at Santa’s Workshop
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Experience the magic of the holidays by entering Santa’s workshop and becoming an official toy tester! Come and test and design one-of-a-kind toys with Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, and Thomas & Friends™! Visit North Point Mall this holiday season to become one of Santa’s helpers at Santa’s Toy Factory.
Skip the line by making reservations to see Santa. Reserve Monday – Wednesday through December 5 and save $5 on your photo package. Plus, receive a FREE personalized video with any purchase of a premium photo package.
Regular Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Special Hours:
Monday – Saturday (12/14-12/22): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday (12/16): 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday (12/23): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Christmas Eve (12/24): 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Avalon on Ice
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Hours:
Monday- Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturday: 10AM to 10PM
Sunday: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 19-November 23 & December 21-January 4, January 21): 10AM to 10PM
Pricing:
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (Under 9 years old): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

Burger & Brew @ WR Social House
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm

$15 FEATURED BEER & BURGER STARTING @ 4pm

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Red Hare Brewery Tours & Tasting

Stop by this independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA for tours & tastings.

Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 2pm-6pm

Tour Options include:

The Pint Glass Tour for $12: 36 ounces of beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home.
*We can no longer offer To Go tours at this time. 

Brewery tours run frequently throughout each tasting, so be sure to keep your eye out for the guide walking around with a sign and join us for a walk through the brewing process!

We accept all major credit cards, but be sure to bring some cash to tip your bartenders (we also offer cash back).

We love dogs, so feel free to bring you pooches, but be sure to keep them leashed!

Our brewery is family friendly & we offer Root Beer for under-aged guests and designated drivers.

 

Wine Tasting
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Classroom style wine tasting featuring different themes. Join us we explore the vast world of wine.
Classes start at 6:00pm; 6:30pm; 7:00pm and 7:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes. Each have a maximum capacity of 12 people. Reservations are recommended.

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Lumiere Lounge @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

As you sink into a plush couch or join a friend at a café table, the modern world seems to drift away as classic silent films quietly flicker in the background while a live pianist plays. The Lumière Lounge features specialty cocktails made with local Hometown Honey in addition to a full bar.