Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Here is a look at some of the upcoming events in the Atlanta area.

Dec. 10, 16

Waldorf Winter Wonderland Children’s Tea

The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead invites parents and children to join us for a magical holiday tea and story time experience. Guests will enjoy a children-friendly tea service, a puppet show by Atlanta’s 1202 Puppets, and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Dec. 8

Beatles Tribute

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, are coming to the Buckhead Theatre where they will perform The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” in its entirety as well as a vast selection of the band’s greatest hits.

Dec. 9

Tree Lighting at Vogel State Park

The Tree Lighting features hayrides, caroling, activities, a visit from Santa and much more, all culminating at 6pm with the lighting of Vogel’s massive 35-foot blue spruce tree.

Netherworld’s 1 day only Lights On Tour

NETHERWORLD Haunted House is reopening, giving this holiday season a spooky twist! On Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12-5 p.m., the team behind the #1 haunt in America will host limited VIP Lights On Tours of this year’s two haunts, PRIMORDIAL and CRYPTID CHAOS. With the lights on and effects off, this is a one-of-a-kind experience that true haunted house fanatics will love.

Snow Day

Join Alpharetta City Center for its 2nd Annual Snow Day on Saturday, December 9th, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Experience a winter wonderland on the Town Green with snow flurries and festive jazz by Lilac Wine. Enjoy family-friendly activities like crafts and a petting zoo, savor holiday-themed treats, and create lasting memories at the holiday photo booth. Explore the charming Alpharetta City Center boutiques. Best of all, the event is entirely free, so grab your mittens and embrace the winter fun.

Dec. 13

Grand Menorah Lighting

Join Chabad Intown and Atlantic Station to celebrate Hanukkah with the Grand Menorah Lighting. Family and friends are invited to enjoy holiday-themed activities on the Atlantic Green with traditional food and beverage offerings, live music, giveaways and more. A candle will be lit each night following the Grand Menorah Lighting to represent the eight nights of Hanukkah. This celebration is RSVP only. Visit here to learn more and secure your spot.

Dec. 13, 15, 20, 22

Fever’s Candlelight concerts

Fever’s Candlelight concert series are bringing special Holiday shows to Atlanta. From December 13th, The Chapel on Sycamore and Guardian Works will be illuminated by thousands of candles, inviting viewers to fully immerse themselves in a themed musical program dedicated to “The Nutcracker” and More. Played by the Listeso String Quartet, the show promises to be an unforgettable evening for the Holiday season.

Candlelight Concerts are an original series of music concerts created by Fever, which aim to democratize access to classical music by allowing people all over the world to enjoy live candlelit performances by local musicians. The concerts are hosted in stunning locations, with the space and performers illuminated by thousands of candles.

Dec. 16

Photos with The Grinch

Bring your furry friends for festive pictures with the Grinch at Fetch Park! Pictures are $10 and will promptly end at 7 p.m.

Dec. 28-29

T.I. to play with the ASO

T.I. announced a special performance at Atlanta Symphony Hall where he will be accompanied by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. This concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of T.I.’s second studio album, Trap Muzik.

Now-Jan 2024

Cirque du Soleil ECHO

Cirque du Soleil brings new and surprising twists to its big top magic with a story about the symbiotic unions that our future depends on. The show is under the big top at Atlantic Station.

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank

“Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World” returns for its 14th year at Fernbank Museum from Nov. 18, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024. This special exhibit surrounds the Great Hall with two floors of uniquely decorated trees and display casesthat highlight cultural celebrations, events and traditions from across the globe.

Winter Lantern Festival

You will have an opportunity to step into a dazzling world of light that features over 1000 lanterns inspired by Chinese myths, legends, and the zodiac. All lanterns are handmade by artisans with decades of experience in their trade bringing magical folklorical creatures to life. It is a whimsical light display with special activities for kids, couples and the whole family.

Winter Wonderland Spectacular (starts Nov. 16)

Visitors to Illuminarium Atlanta will step into a mesmerizing world of Christmas magic, where the sights, sounds, and sensations of the season come to life in a breathtaking spectacle. The Winter Wonderland Spectacular features an ever-changing winter dreamland that seamlessly transforms into a futuristic fantasyland. From enchanting nutcrackers and swinging jingle bells to whimsical candy cane carousels and more, every corner of this immersive experience is filled with wonder.