Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Things to do in Atlanta this weekend

In any other year, this month would be holiday celebrations, tree lightings and thousands of other fun things to do.

Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced.

But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta. But with things changing so quickly, please confirm the event is still happening before attending.

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November 12-15 and November 20-24

Beginning Thursday, November 12, fans can take on-field batting practice at Truist Park just like their favorite Braves players. Each experience is available for groups of up to eight people and will last 45-minutes.

Thursday, Nov. 19

The five-course meal features red and white wines of Spain paired with Spanish classics influenced by Georgia coastal favorites. The cost is $84 per person. To make a reservation, call Nick’s Westside at 770-838-3501.

Nov. 21

Enjoy socially distanced art-making at the High Museum! Designed for children ages six through twelve years with their caregivers, Family Art Escapes gives families an opportunity to create, collaborate, and investigate in the Museum. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Nov. 22 - Dec. 3

On Sunday the Avalon begins its Lighting of Avalon, 12 day celebration. Watch festive ice-skating performances from local talent, or get your groove on while GLIDING around the rink! Enjoy special live music performances, and be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks show surrounding Avalon’s 40-foot tree. Complimentary face coverings and hand sanitizer are available upon request.

Nov. 25 & Dec. 2

As part of the Lighting of Avalon: A Twelve Day Celebration, Avalon will host “Up On The Rooftop,” an elevated happy hour experience at the Alpharetta mixed-use destination. Festive friends are invited to spread some holiday cheer at three of Avalon’s restaurants while enjoying spirited sips and snacks. At 5 p.m. guests can check in at the concierge to pick up a voucher book before hitting the Boulevard with their cocktail crew and redeeming tickets at each stop. At 7 p.m., guests ending the festive experience at Cru Wine Bar’s rooftop will enjoy prime viewing of Avalon’s nightly magical fireworks and tree lighting show.

Dec. 3

Both in-person and live streaming options will be available this year, and attendees can expect this event to be full of holiday cheer from Singing Santa to on-the-go ornament bags to continue the fun and decorate at home. This year, masks will be required, social distancing will be encouraged and hand sanitizing stations will be plentiful.

Friday, Dec. 4

As a follow up to their first sold out show at the Coca-Cola Roxy in October, local Fleetwood Mac tribute artist Rumours will co-headline with Doors tribute band, The Dirty Doors: A Tribute. Rumours' dedication to recreating the Fleetwood Mac experience has skyrocketed their popularity, garnering a loyal fan base

Saturday, Dec. 12

Singer, songwriter and actor Baylee Littrell has announced Celebrate The Season, a special one night only show on December 12th at Buckhead Theatre. Joining him are special guests Brian & Leighanne Littrell. Brian Littrell is a member of the Backstreet Boys.

Ongoing

Fridays, starting Oct. 30

Every Friday at 7 p.m., visitors can immerse themselves in the big-screen experience outdoors at the Plaza Green. Guests of all ages are encouraged to spread out six feet apart with lawn chairs or thick blankets to set the scene for a casual and cozy – yet socially-distanced – night under the stars.

Oct. 30 – Minions Nov. 6 – Kicking & Screaming Nov. 13 – How to Train Your Dragon Nov. 20 – The Goonies Nov. 27 – My Dog Skip Dec. 4 – The Lorax Dec. 11 – Abominable Dec. 18 – The Grinch

A family-favorite tradition, Stone Mountain Christmas is Atlanta’s most heartwarming celebration filled with festive music, millions of dazzling lights, captivating shows and visits with popular holiday characters. COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced.

Take in spectacular lighted sculptures and nature’s wonders...the world’s largest choreographed curtain of light and sound, which returns with new music and motion! Masks and social distancing is enforced, and timed tickets must be purchased online, ahead time.

Experience a Coney Island-style boardwalk at The Roof at Ponce City Market. Enjoy a variety of games including mini golf, horse derby race, basketball, skee ball and break-a-plate. In addition to the games, Skyline Park is home to a fast three-story slide and Tower. The amusements are accompanied by classic carnival fare including the infamous Walking Taco, soft pretzels, and ice cream sandwiches.