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!

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.

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

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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Game Day on Main
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Matt & Coach are live every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 at Truck & Tap. Located in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta, Truck & tap offers a rotating lineup of food trucks and craft beer carefully selected by their in-house Certified Cicerone. No reservations. No fancy clothes. Just a friendly neighborhood pub, your closest friends & SPORTS.

Nov
23
Fri
Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker @ Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at Cobb Civic Center
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day

Let Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (GMDT) take you on an enchanting journey with characters from around the world in The Nutcracker. Make this classical ballet the perfect staple to your Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re seeing it again, or for the first time, The Nutcracker is pure magic. A magician brings dolls to life, a Nutcracker and his toy soldiers battles a Mouse Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy takes you on a journey through the delectable Kingdom of Sweets.

The story comes to life with dazzling costumes and special effects, including falling snow and a Christmas tree that grows. Be swept away by original choreography set to Tchaïkovsky’s iconic music with over 150 local company dancers, ranging in age from seven to eighteen, who train at Georgia Dance Conservatory on the Marietta Square. Professional dancers D Patton White as Godfather Drosselmeyer and Alex Barros as the Cavalier join our cast.

With four performances Thanksgiving weekend, this holiday classic promises to captivate audiences of all ages. Tickets are on sale now.

Friday, November 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 p.m.

The Nutcracker @ Sandy Springs Performing Art Center
Nov 23 – Dec 2 all-day

The Roswell Dance Theatre and Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance is proud to present the beloved production “The Nutcracker” for North Fulton families year after year. The 30th anniversary production will be presented in the beautiful new Performing Arts Center at City Springs. This exciting new venue is the perfect place to enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker led by Clara and her Prince as they enter the Land of Snow.

The two-week run features 12 performances with matinees, evenings and special events. Join us to kick off your holiday season with the Gingerbread, Candy Canes, Arabian and more beginning Friday November 23rd through Sunday December 2nd.

The Nutcracker is a great holiday show for people of all ages and a wonderful experience for the whole family! Tickets available at RoswellNutcracker.com beginning October 22nd or call 770-998-0259 for more information. Tickets $10 – $35

Show Date and Times
Friday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 25 @ 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 29 @ 10:00 am (abbreviated show)
Friday, November 30 @ 10:00 am (abbreviated show) and 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 1 @ 11:00 am (join us at 10:00 am for the Character Meet & Greet)
Saturday, December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 2 @ 2:00 pm (join us at 1:00 pm for the Character Meet & Greet)

Photo by Richard Calmes

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program @ Mall of Georgia
Nov 23 – Dec 8 all-day
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program @ Mall of Georgia | Buford | Georgia | United States

Mall of Georgia will host The Salvation Army for the annual Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. This year’s Angel Tree will be located on the lower level near Gap. Representatives will be available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Black Friday at North Point Mall
Nov 23 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

The holidays are right around the corner. Be the first one through the doors at North Point Mall on Black Friday. Some mall retailers will be open on Thanksgiving.

Black Friday at Avalon
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Get ready to shop until you drop + experience an eventful day at Avalon for Black Friday! Enjoy great deals, fun activities, and more from our famed retailers and restaurants from 9AM to 9PM. (Other store hours may vary).
And, be one of the first 50 guests to stop by Concierge at 9AM for Avalon’s Black Friday Swag Crawl! Concierge will give guests a special Black Friday swag bag and map which will direct guests to pick up exciting items from participating retailers and restaurants throughout Avalon Boulevard.
Schedule of Events:
12PM to 6PM: Warm up with a hot chocolate or a sweet treat! The Malvi truck will be here with their delicious confections available for guests to purchase.
2PM to 9PM: Unwind with a cold brew! Reformation Brewery will bring their airstream trailer and beer will be available for guests to purchase.
2PM to 9PM: All that shopping makes us thirsty! Purchase a drink to go at one of the event bars because everyone knows finding deals is more fun with a drink in hand! Special holiday themed cocktails from Pinnacle and Maker’s Mark will be available.

Gingerbread Houses
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Santa at Avalon
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 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

Santa’s Toy Factory at Santa’s Workshop
Nov 23 @ 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