Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!
Christmas at Callanwolde
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for children 4-12; children under 3 are free.
The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center gets a classic English Christmas makeover. You’ll be able to see the mansion look like it did when the Candler family lived there years ago. There will be seasonal shopping and activities for the whole family as well as holiday music played on the Aeolian pipe organ.
Parking Lot of The Gold Room. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $35. 21+.
The Santa Boozefest features 150 beers, wines and spirits with unlimited tasting, food trucks and live music. Plus, for the athletically inclined, there is also a 5K in the morning. And unlike the office holiday party, you never have to see these people again! A portion of the proceeds will be given to Embraced Atlanta.
Tinsel and Twine Pop-Up
Westside Provisions District. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free.
Who would miss a free photo op with Santa? Enjoy a candy counter with gingerbread and hot chocolate by Star Provisions, a stocking bar curated by Seed Factory and holiday cards and custom gift-wrapping by SimplyPut Paper and Gift. Shop the artisan market to check your loved ones off the list! Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Oskar Blues Beer Tasting
Battle & Brew. Saturday, 8:00 p.m. $20. 21+
Beer lovers rejoice as you the chance to sample five different beers from Oskar Blues. You’ll be able to try Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub, G’Knight Imperial Read and Ten-Fidy Imperial Stout. There will also be a secret holiday cocktail to get you into the holiday spirit.
2nd Annual Tour de Lights
Woodruff Park. Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Free.
Ready to see all the holiday lights? By bicycle? The 2nd Annual Tour de Lights is just that. Join other bike riders as you ride around Atlanta, finding the best lights. Dress your bike up in holiday attire too for a chance to win some great prizes. The ride is approximately 9.5 miles long and will end at Octane Coffee.
Handmade Gift Fair
Gallery 1526. Saturday, 11:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. Free.
Avoid the lines at the mall and head to the Handmade Gift Fair for unique gifts to place under your tree. Local entertainment and food make this more than just another shopping experience and you can even pause by the children’s area with your child to have a little fun with your little one. There will also be local rescue shelters for those looking to adopt a new family pet this holiday season.