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December Events


December 25, 2008

Take in the sparkling lights on Christmas night at Lake Lanier’s Magical Nights of Lights. A self-driving tour of 6.5 miles twinkles with millions of holiday lights and scenes. A live nativity is located mid-way through the drive. The tour ends at the Holiday Village with amusement rides, pony rides, marshmallow roasts, holiday shopping and Santa Claus.

December 26, 2008

Let Christmas continue with Santaland Diaries as Horizon Theater brings to live David Sedaris’ hilarious true life tale of a writer who must take a job as a Macy's Department Store elf. Tickets start at $25. 8 p.m. Through January 4.

December 27, 2008

Locals and visiting family alike will enjoy the holiday festivities at Stone Mountain’s Christmas. Activities include A"4-D"-enhanced version of the animated movie "The Polar Express,” two live shows: "A Hometown Holiday" and "Kickin' Up Christmas," the holiday lasershow, Crossroads Christmas parade, nightly fireworks and snowfall, the sing-along Christmas train and more.

December 28, 2008

Tonight is your last chance to see The Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre. The Nutcracker is an extravagant performance full of wonder and surprises—dancing Snowflakes, mischievous Mice, and lively Nesting Dolls. Nutcracker is a holiday treat, a story you grew up with, and one you’ll want to pass on to generations to come—an Atlanta tradition for more than 40 years. This graceful holiday classic dances on to the stage for a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets available online.

December 29, 2008

Celebrate Kwanzaa in Historic Sweet Auburn District at APEX Museum Kwanzaa Festival. There will be a candle-lighting ceremony, the affirmation of the Nguzo Saba (the Seven Principles), call and response, and pouring of the ancestral libation. Guests also enjoy an African market with food, books, handcrafted and imported items, clothing and jewelry; drummers, dancers and poets. The festival is free.

December 31, 2008

Cheer on your favorite ACC Teams with day of football fun at The Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade, FanFest and of course, the big game.

Check back later this month for our full listing of New Years Eve events in Atlanta.