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.

ArtAround Roswell – Free Museum without Walls! @ Roswell's Parks
Oct 11 2019 – Jul 6 2020 all-day
ArtAround Roswell - Free Museum without Walls! @ Roswell's Parks

Roswell Arts Fund invites you explore, experience, and enjoy ArtAround Roswell – Roswell’s free museum without walls! The 2019-20 season introduces 9 temporary works of art joining our ten permanent sculptures through Roswell’s parks and historic downtown. ArtAround Roswell sculptures offer a meaningful experience for adults and children of all ages.

Take a self-guided tour using the ArtAround map, which can be downloaded at Discover more when you download Otocast from Itunes or Google Play and from the voice of the artist, gain insight about the art and the artist. Seize the unique photo opportunity and post your on pictures Instagram with the hashtag #ArtAroundRoswell. Share your experiences with Roswell’s arts community on Roswell Arts Fund’s Facebook page! Visit the website to learn more.

Marietta Square Food Tour @ Marietta Food Tours
Oct 12 2019 @ 11:00 am – Jan 11 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Update: They are offering Wed evening tours too now!

The Marietta Square Food Tour takes participants on a 3 hour guided tour of 7 locally owned and operated eateries. Our walking tour allows you the unique ability to explore Marietta, all while gaining knowledge Marietta Food Tourabout its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections available on the bustling square.

Go to or call 866-736-6343 for tickets.

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Updated Information: Thursdays Farmers Market at Vickery Village @ Vickery Village
Oct 17 2019 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Updated Information:  Thursdays Farmers Market at Vickery Village @ Vickery Village

Vickery Village Thursday Farmers Market
Begins Thursday, April 11th – weekly through October 24th
9 am – 12 noon
Vickery Village Courtyard
5920 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040

For more info, visit

The Vickery Village Farmers Market is held in the Vickery Village Courtyard. From April 11 – October 24, the Farmers Market will be open Thursdays from 9 a.m. – noon.

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.

Please direct all market inquiries to Joern Seigies, Market Manager, at

Marietta Square Food Tour @ Marietta Food Tours
Nov 9 2019 @ 11:00 am – Feb 8 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Update: They are offering Wed evening tours too now!

The Marietta Square Food Tour takes participants on a 3 hour guided tour of 7 locally owned and operated eateries. Our walking tour allows you the unique ability to explore Marietta, all while gaining knowledge Marietta Food Tourabout its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections available on the bustling square.

Go to or call 866-736-6343 for tickets.

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World of Coca-Cola: Holiday Season @ World of Coca-Cola
Nov 20 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day

The holidays are in full swing at World of Coca-Cola. Guests can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at one of Atlanta’s must-see holiday attractions – complete with dazzling lights and decorations, special exhibits, and seasonal beverages. Limited-time exhibits include “History of the Coca-Cola Santa” and “A Coca-Cola Christmas Celebration.” Fans can have a cup of cheer with two seasonal holiday flavors: Gingerbread Coke and, new this year, Sprite Butter Toffee. Don’t miss the festive fun at World of Coke!

From now through Jan. 1, the attraction is festive and bright, including dazzling lights, larger-than-life decorations, signature seasonal beverages and more as part of World of Coca-Cola’s annual celebration.

“World of Coca-Cola is a holiday bucket list item for people of all ages,” said Joanna Hobday, Group Director, Retail Operations and Administration. “We’re thrilled to provide the festive traditions they’ve grown to love as well as new offerings to make this year’s holiday visit full of flavor.”

When visiting the attraction this season, don’t miss these five holiday highlights:


  1. Lights, Camera, Smile: Make a memorable entrance by walking through a 28-foot-tall ornament of holiday lights in Pemberton Place. The outdoor winter wonderland is complete with larger-than-life ornaments and trees wrapped in thousands of lights.


  1. Have a Cup of Cheer: Sip on something magical this holiday season by visiting the Taste It! beverage lounge, where you can enjoy a seasonal favorite like Gingerbread Coke or be among the first to taste Sprite Butter Toffee, a crisp-yet-cozy flavor sure to spark the holiday spirit.


  1. Take a Blast to the Past: Stroll down memory lane when you stop by “A
    Coca-Cola Christmas Celebration,” showcasing historic, seasonal Coke ads and artifacts from around the world. Learn the story of the man in red in the “History of the Coca-Cola Santa” exhibit.


  1. Sleigh the Selfie Game: Guests can climb aboard Santa’s sleigh or steal a bear hug from the 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear. Share pics using #WorldofCocaCola, and you might even see your holiday snap on the attraction’s social channels.


  1. Shop ‘til You Drop: Guests can knock out some holiday shopping during their visit. From apparel, to glassware, to home goods and more, there’s something for everyone on your list. For even more gift ideas, remember to shop online at for a wide variety of holiday-themed items like ornaments and decorations, and even personalized bottles and clothing to make the holidays extra special.


There’s so much more to see and do at World of Coca-Cola this season – visit and see why the attraction is a holiday tradition for fans near and far.


Avalon on Ice @ Avalon
Nov 24 2019 @ 10:00 am – Jan 26 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Avalon on Ice @ Avalon

Tis’ the season to lace up and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice! Avalon’s Rockefeller Center-inspired ice skating rink officially opens to the public at The Lighting of Avalon on Nov. 24 through Jan. 26, 2020. General admission tickets are $18 per adult and $14 per child under nine, including skates. For more information on operating hours, group rates and specialty skating opportunities, visit Avalon’s website.

The Nutcracker @ City Springs
Nov 29 – Dec 8 all-day
The Nutcracker @ City Springs

General Manager, Roswell Dance Theatre
Mobile: 770-827-5728

November 29th – December 8th
Roswell Dance Theatre’s 31st production of The Nutcracker will open at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs on November 29, 2019 for a 14 performance run. Produced and directed by Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz and Mary Lynn Taylor, the Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition for residents of North Fulton and beyond. Many families return year after year to enjoy a superb production now in a spectacular venue at City Springs.

The cast includes world-class artists, who have danced both nationally and internationally along
with aspiring young professionals from the Roswell Dance Theatre. Patrons will delight in
gorgeous costumes, magical scenery, beloved music, and exquisite dancing. The 14-performance
run includes matinees, evening performances, and three special Meet & Greets, where cast
members welcome audience members one hour in advance of showtime for autographs, photos,
and more.

The Nutcracker has something for everyone: a thrilling battle scene, a dreamy walk through the
Land of Snow, and a fantastic journey through the Land of Sweets. It is the perfect way for all
ages to usher in the magic of the holiday season.

Roswell Dance Theatre is the resident performing arts company of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of
Dance, celebrating its 40th year serving the North Fulton community. Students audition annually
and begin work on The Nutcracker on August 1st each year. Dance training is provided by the
best professionals not only in North Fulton, but in the field overall. Classes focus on ballet,
pointe, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance. Additional styles are also taught to both the company
and to over 1000 enrolled students attending the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance.

Reserved seats on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on OCTOBER 2 at
(Photo by Eric Yap)

Roswell Winter Puppet Series: The North Pole Fa La La La La Follies @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – Dec 7 @ 11:00 am
Roswell Winter Puppet Series: The North Pole Fa La La La La Follies @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center

The North Pole Fa-la-la-la-la Follies
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This sparkling holiday production includes a zany and colorful cast of characters who perform in the North Pole’s annual talent show. Get ready for hilarious holiday high-jinx from a wisecracking fruitcake, tumbling teddy bears, and the “not-so-abominable” snowman!

Modern Colors
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Alpha Arts Guild will showcase its member art—from abstract to realistic painting, sculpture, 3-D art, photography, textile art, and paper art—in the Modern Colors show, open to the public, at the beautiful new Alpharetta Arts Center from October 1, 2019 to January 6, 2020 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 5, from 5-7pm. The show and the reception are open to the public.
Established in 2008, the 50+ member Alpha Arts Guild is an extremely active nonprofit organization of artists who work and live in the Alpharetta/north Fulton County area, who deeply appreciate art and art making in all of its forms. Through its president and board of directors, the guild is committed to providing an environment of camaraderie among artists, their patrons, and the local art community while fostering understanding, education, and an appreciation of the visual arts.

Santa’s Mailbox
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Santa’s elves will install a special mailbox at the Alpharetta Community Center for children to mail their letters to Santa. Children may drop off their letters between November 18 – December 13 and Santa will respond to all letters he receives.
Letters need to include child’s first and last name, age, address and wish list.

Arts Alpharetta Holiday Artists Market
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Give Art for this Holiday Season!
Buyers and guests will enjoy an ‘cash-and-carry’ opportunity to purchase original artwork. Artists may bring their own promotional print material to include in their booth or station.

Santa at Avalon
Dec 6 @ 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.
Click here to book your Santa at Avalon reservation appointment.
Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 9AM to 6PM (walk-ups only)

Solomon Brothers Jewelers Presents Diamonds in the Sky with Tacori
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us December 6th – December 8th for the Solomon Brothers Diamonds in the Sky Tacori Event.
Receive an American express gift card with ANY Tacori jewelry purchase! PLUS Enter to win $20,000 in Tacori Jewelry!
Spend $1,000 – $2,499 get a $100 gift card
Spend $2,500 – $4,999 get a $250 gift card
Spend $5,000 – $7,999 get a $500 gift card
Spend $8,000 – $9,999 get a $800 gift card
Spend $10,000 – $19,999 get a $1,000 gift card
Spend $20,000+ get a $2,000 gift card

Sugarboo & Co. First Friday Event
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every first Friday of each month, we offer 20% off one full priced item. From uplifting art prints to charming home goods and whimsical paper products, our hope is that each Sugarboo piece will add a little good to the world.

First Fridays 20% off at Claribel @ Claribel
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

First Fridays 20% off at Claribel

Santa at North Point Mall
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Santa’s Toy Factory is designed to empower creativity through an interactive, immersive experience to meet Santa. Within the 1,600 square-foot space, young guests will have the opportunity to “test” new toys in Santa’s Factory before they get delivered to all the boys and girls on Christmas morning. After they “test” the toys, they visit different stations to digitally design, build and paint toys from Mattel’s iconic brands including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, and Thomas & Friends™. The grand finale, of course, will be meeting Santa himself for photos and to share their holiday wish list.
Santa’s Toy Factory will be located on Level 1, in West Court court area of the shopping center.
MON-SAT (12/14-12/21): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
SUN (12/15): 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
SUN (12/22): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
MON (12/23): 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
TUES (12/24): CHRISTMAS EVE 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

$1 Oyster Happy Hour @ WR Social House
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Avalon on Ice
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice!
Avalon’s monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 24th, 2019 through January 26th, 2020.  Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more.
Online ticket purchasing available. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Avalon On Ice Skate Shack, located to the right of Concierge.
Monday – Friday: 3PM to 10PM
Saturdays: 10AM to 10PM
Sundays: 12PM to 7PM
Holidays (November 24-November 29 & December 22-January 3, January 20): 10AM to 10PM
General Admission: $18/person includes skates
Children (9 years old & under): $14/child includes skates
Group Rate (valid for 10 or more skaters): $15/person includes skates
Season Pass: $175/person includes skates

American Girl® Bingo Night
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Get your game on and join us for a lively evening of bingo! Everyone’s favorite game of chance will have you and your girl on the edge of your seats listening for your number combination. During your meal in our Bistro, listen for the prompts and get ready to shout it out if you hear your numbers, which will be called out by a host on a portable microphone. And, of course, there will be plenty of prizes! Reservations required; the cost is the coordinating meal from our regular menu.
(gratuity not included). Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up. Please book a reservation in our restaurant between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Marietta Square Art Walk @ Marietta Square
Dec 6 @ 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

Wine Tasting
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Unwind from the week and find some new favorite bottles. We will open 6 wines and feature meat and cheese. Come join us every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-8pm as we explore and enjoy the world of fine wine.

Brewery Tours & Tasting @ Red Hare Brewing
Dec 6 @ 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.


Friday Night Live
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday Night Live returns in 2019 for what is approximately the 15th anniversary of the exciting monthly series of themed events. The event occurs the first Friday of each month from March-December and gives the downtown Woodstock shops and restaurants an evening to stay open late, host events and live music which creates a street-party style atmosphere that is sure to offer everyone something to do. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for FNL!
The 2019 FNL season is once again presented by our partners at Reformation Brewery.

Season of Celebration
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

To kick off the holiday season Downtown Alpharetta will be lighting the traditional 55-foot live spruce tree in Ole Milton Park with over 40,000 twinkling lights & a beautiful 25-foot tree sculpture on the Town Green opposite the main stage at the same time. Celebration fills the downtown streets with musical performances, falling snow, photos with Santa, restaurants and food trucks, roasting marshmallows, a holiday market and more!

Steakhouses Around the World
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A classic steakhouse meal is a meal that becomes hard to forget. Our Chefs are going to recreate some truly classic dishes made famous from around the world. These food and wine pairings are going to be amazing.

Date Night: Steak Frites for Two
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Put a sophisticated spin on date night with a French bistro favorite—steak frites. We will teach you how to pan roast a perfectly seared steak. You’ll practice knife skills to transform potatoes into frites, then fry them to a golden crisp. We’ll round out the meal with three classic French sauces and finish on a sweet note with a decadent molten chocolate cake.

Holiday Doll Hair Salon Spectacular
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Your girl can learn how to get her doll prepped for holiday parties at this Doll Hair Salon Spectacular! At this store event, we’ll learn how to style doll hair into a fancy ’do involving double twists; we’ll top this sweet style off with a sparkly tiara. Plus, girls will learn simple tips and tricks on how to keep their dolls’ hair looking its best for years.
$25.00 per girl. Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

Live Music at Smokejack BBQ
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy live music Fridays & Saturdays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Lumiere Lounge Piano Bar Nights @ Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Dec 6 @ 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. The Strand was proud to introduce this popular silent film inspired cocktail lounge in November of 2014. The Lumière Lounge’s much-lauded specialty cocktail menu and live pianist create a perfectly intimate setting for a date night cocktail. Lumière is held on the second floor lounge Friday and Saturday nights from 7-11pm. 21+.

Michael Jackson Tribute – The Ultimate King of Pop | FRIDAY 7:30
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Michael Jackson Tribute – The Ultimate King of Pop’ at MadLife Stage & Studios
Doors 6:30 | Tina Tuner Tribute 7:30 | MJ Tribute 8:00
Michael Jackson Tribute – The Ultimate King of Pop
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The “Ultimate King of Pop Live Experience” is the ultimate celebration of the most widely beloved entertainer and profoundly influential artist of all-time. The electrifying performance of Michael Jackson’s top charting, award-winning catalog has thrilled crowds for decades and can be best described as magical, high energy and a “must see” performance. No other performer in history has had such an enormous influence in defining pop music for this generation and generations to come!
It is with great honor and utmost reverence that The King of Pop Live tribute band was formed. For anyone who wasn’t fortunate enough to have witnessed Michael Jackson’s live shows, the experience was undeniably one of the best live performances on the planet. It was with this idea in mind that The King of Pop Live Experience chose to re-create some of Michael’s most memorable concert moments. The production team consist of Bobby Miller, as the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute artist, backed by some of the most talented dancers and musicians that have toured the US and abroad. Collectively, the team consists of over a 100 years of music and dance experience.
Since early childhood, Bobby has studied and emulated Michael’s persona, voice and dance movements. His hard work has transcended him into one of America’s top Michael Jackson tribute artist. Bobby along with his world class dancers and band form a fully-produced ensemble which re-creates the Michael Magic with every electrifying performance. Bobby embodies and exudes the spirit of the King of Pop on and off stage!
Bobby has evolved from performing for family for tips in a bucket to gracing the main stage! He has headlined many events, as well as opened for many major entertainment acts. Many events have gained attention from the press.
According to Bobby, “when the glove goes on … it’s time to perform”. Bobby feels as though he is the “real” Michael Jackson. Now that the King of Pop is no longer with us, Bobby and The Ultimate King of Pop Live Experience continue to honor Michael Jackson by giving fans an opportunity to experience the King of Pop Legacy through Bobby’s performances. Bobby promises to always keep MJ’s legacy alive!
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