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
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
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!

Dec
28
Fri
New Year’s Weekend at World of Coca-Cola @ World of Coca-Cola
Dec 28 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
New Year's Weekend at World of Coca-Cola @ World of Coca-Cola

It’s not too late to savor the season at World of Coca-Cola! New Year’s Day is your last chance to experience the attraction’s holiday celebration. Enjoy festive décor – including a 28-foot-tall walk-through ornament of holiday lights – and samples of the limited-time beverages Apple Pie Sprite and Gingerbread Coke, plus two seasonal exhibits that bring Coca-Cola’s connection to the holidays to life.

Dec
31
Mon
Noon Year’s Eve at Avalon @ The Hotel at Avalon
Dec 31 all-day
Noon Year's Eve at Avalon @ The Hotel at Avalon | Alpharetta | Georgia | United States

Whether you’re popping champagne or sparkling cider, head to Avalon in Alpharetta for the mixed-use destination’s first-ever “Noon Year’s Eve,” a family-friendly celebration at The Hotel at Avalon. On Monday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., partygoers of all ages are invited to ring in the new year with a variety of activities, including a countdown to 2019 at 11:59 a.m.

Guests will enjoy live entertainment by DJ Willy Wow, a one-of-a-kind arts and crafts station, face painting and bedazzling, and the opportunity to add a resolution to the hotel’s New Year’s resolution wall. For the adults, mimosas and other festive spirits will be available for purchase. At 11:59 a.m. sharp, the symbolic countdown to 2019 will begin, and at Noon, a cascading balloon drop will fall from the ceiling to welcome in the new year.

The Velvet Note New Year’s Eve Gala
Dec 31 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

Each year, The Velvet Note goes all out for New Year”s Eve. THIS is the place to be for an comfortable, upscale, yet enchanting evening of popular jazz and R&B, accompanied by delicious food, festive spirits and great conversation. Right in your own backyard–no need to comb the chilly streets of downtown to get your party on!
Your all-inclusive ticket includes:
– Concert tickets to enjoy the all-night performance of The Toni Byrd Quintet
– All-you-can-eat cuisine throughout the night, including appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts
– A champagne toast
– Non-alcoholic beverages
– Party favors
– Server Gratuities
About Toni Byrd:
Soulful yet sophisticated, Toni Bryd is one of Atlanta’s unforgettable and versatile vocal artists. In addition to singer, songwriter and multi-award-winning vocalist, add actress to her status. Byrd was cast in a primary role, playing the character, “Ida Belle”, in the movie, ”Lawless”, which opened in theaters in August 2012 starring, Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman.
Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 8:00pm and goes through midnight until 1am. Tickets: $129. each, $258. per couple. Beer, wine and bar drinks extra.
Hours: 7:00pm – 1:00am
Tickets: $129 per person

Bombay Lounge: NYE 2019
Dec 31 2018 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 3:00 am

The most anticipated party of the year! The ORIGINAL Bollywood NYE Party!
One of a kind upscale NYE Venue: The Hotel at Avalon
Bombay Lounge Residents:
DJ ROHIT B – DJ TEEK – MC KOKO – DHOLI P
>> Premium open bar
>> Champagne toast at Midnight
>> Complimentary breakfast at 2AM
This is a 21+ Only Event.
All Tickets will be scanned upon entry and ticket holder will be given a wristband.

Jan
1
Tue
MadLife Stage & Studios Show Calendar @ Madlife Stage and Studios
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Check their website for the latest updates.

Girl of the Year 2019 Launch Event
Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the arrival of our newest Girl of the Year! Be the first to discover her story, eat delicious treats, take part in a creative craft, and take home a themed giveaway at a special in-store event!
This event is free and open to the public. Crafts, giveaways and treats are available while supplies last. Event is intended for children 8 and older.

Avalon on Ice
Jan 1 @ 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

Tuesday Night Trivia @ The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm

Join The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for Tuesday Night Trivia! Every Tuesday in the food court.

1st prize – $250 Outlet Shoppes gift card, 2nd prize – $100 Outlet Shoppes gift card, 3rd prize – $50 Outlet Shoppes gift card

Plus, nightly giveaways and food sampling!

Winter Ravioli Workshop
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Making fresh ravioli at home is a lot easier and even more delicious than you might think. In this class our instructor will first show you how to make fresh pasta dough that you’ll use to make two delicious ravioli recipes. Then, we’ll share an assortment of easy fillings and sauces that complement your creations for an amazing meal.

Jan
2
Wed
Avalon on Ice
Jan 2 @ 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

Sushi Party
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Love sushi, but not the price? Learn to make it yourself! We’ll guide you through the process for selecting the freshest fish and teach you how to make seasoned rice and dipping sauces. You’ll brush up on knife skills and get lots of practice with rolling techniques. Then we’ll dig in and sample all the sushi.

Jan
3
Thu
Jimmy Buffett
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and grew up living beside the the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi he worked his way to success in the music industry. His hits in the 1970s including “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday”. He struck a chord and helped to build a huge fan-base of all ages over the decades. Now married with three kids, Buffett loves fishing, flying and world travel.

Avalon on Ice
Jan 3 @ 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

Kale Me Crazy Grand Opening
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kale me Crazy is a new, fast growing superfoods cafe and juice bar. We’re all about promoting healthy living through fresh organic and natural foods. Providing a fast and convenient alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. We’re serving wraps, salads, acai bowls, cold pressed juices, delicious smoothies, energy shots and soups, all made from scratch, all made from fresh fruits and vegetables delivered daily. We even make our own almond milk! We also feature cleansing packages that are the perfect support system to your healthy lifestyle. Come in to our restaurant and catch the healthy vibe or we offer catering for your next meeting, special event or sports outing. Our motto says it all, ” Healthy habits start here.”

New Year: New Feel Good You!
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WITH CHEF MEGAN MCCARTHY
Are you ready to supercharge your health in the New Year? Atlanta Botanical Edible Garden chef Megan is on a mission to show you how to lose weight, feel great, and enjoy easy, delicious meals. Put yourself and your well-being first with the power of superfoods! It’s easy to keep your New Year’s resolutions with this fun and entertaining class.

Tuscan Kitchen
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a culinary tour of Tuscany—no passport required! In this fun, hands-on class, you’ll learn secrets for creating bold, authentic Tuscan dishes bursting with seasonal flavors. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for properly searing pork chops, preparing wild mushrooms and making polenta like a pro. Plus, you’ll work alongside classmates practicing the steps for making an incredible herb sauce and a tiramisu-inspired gelato. After mastering a few essentials, you’ll look forward to recreating the fabulous flavors of Tuscany at home.

Jan
4
Fri
American Girl® Cake-Decorating Class
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Your girl will think this cake-decorating class at our store is extra-sweet. After learning the basics of this popular craft, girls can take their creative endeavors home to admire and eat! Each class will focus its cakes on a specific on-trend theme, including the Wintertime, the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day styles—and each class will have two facilitators to help girls with questions. Tea in our Bistro will be included; pink lemonade will be served to the class. Besides her four-inch personal cake, each girl will receive a goody bag containing A Smart Girl’s Guide: Cooking.
$35.00 per girl. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up. This is a girls only event.

Avalon on Ice
Jan 4 @ 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

Marietta Square Art Walk @ Marietta Square
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour that celebrates the vitality of Marietta’s diverse cultural Arts scene, showcasing local artists and performers along sidewalks throughout Historic Downtown Marietta.

The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeate every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square. During this free, self-guided walking tour guests will enjoy gallery openings And free admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

Guests can grab a drink at one of many local restaurants and walk around, enjoying late night shopping at the many one-of-a-kind boutiques and a unique variety of Art and performance

Date Night: In the French Quarter
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Who knew Big Easy cooking could be so easy? We’ll cover all the essentials for bringing the flavors of New Orleans home—from creating a roux and cooking grains to handling and cooking shellfish. Plus, you’ll practice flambéing to create the quintessential French Quarter dessert.

Friday with Friends: Latin Sizzle!
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Time to get your sizzle on…..your culinary sizzle that is! We’re celebrating the New Year and giving students a bold, fresh look at Latin flavors. It’s a great night to spice up your palate, learn some new cooking techniques, and enjoy fantastic flavors from south of the border.

Couples Cooking: Key West Retreat
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Good times in the Keys are all about the crystal clear water, time with someone special, and fresh seafood. Let us help you and your special someone learn how to bring the flavors of Key West to your home.

Local Live Music @ Live! at the Battery
Jan 4 @ 10:00 pm
Jan
5
Sat
Avalon on Ice
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 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

Farmer’s Market Vickery Village @ 5920 Post Road
Jan 5 @ 2:36 pm – 3:36 pm
Farmer's Market Vickery Village @ 5920 Post Road
Farmers Market at Vickery Village
5920 Post Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040
 
All are 10 am – 12 noon these dates:
Sat, Dec 8
Sat, Dec 15
Sat Dec 22
Sat Jan 5
Sat Jan 19
Sat Feb 2
Sat, Feb 16
Sat, Mar 2
Sat, Mar 16


The mission of the Vickery Village Farmers Market is to provide access to fresh, high quality, locally-produced and healthy food products to the local community. All products offered at the market will be produced by local farmers and vendors and grown or produced using organic practices to the extent feasible.

The market standard incorporates the principles embodied under the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) guidelines. Farmers that have received their CNG certification or USDA Organic certification will be given preference as well as those located in Forsyth County and within a 50 mile radius of Vickery Village.
 
Here’s a link to the Facebook page you can use:  https://www.facebook.com/events/216356605794933/
Kids: Hogwart’s Kitchen Wizardry – Ages 10-12
Jan 5 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Harry, Hermione, Ron and the other wizards as we leave the muggles behind and step into the world of quidditch, spells and potions – all with a some special Hogwarts flair. We’ll make some great dishes inspired by the books.