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From the monthly archives: December, 2012

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Empire Brass Featuring Elisabeth Von Trapp at the Ferst Center for the Arts

December 1st, 2012 - Holiday music can come in many forms. There are the popular sung interpretations, jazz collaborations and the undeniable beauty of a collection of instruments within the same family. In this case that would be the soothing sounds of a brass quintet. Held at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center of the Arts, successful quintet Empire Brass stops by to share their renditions of the sounds of the season and hopefully make their audience’s holiday season just a little bit better than usual. read more >>

Holiday in Lights at Centennial Park

November 30th, 2012 - The city of Atlanta may be quite unpredictable when it comes to the anticipation and expectation of a winter wonderland courtesy of blankets of white snow, but the city has found ways to create the scene of winter’s presence just in case the temperatures feel like spring instead of winter…it’s entirely possible. Right in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, Centennial Park is once again hosting its Holiday in Lights light show spectacular, set to brightly light the sky and get residents ready for the short, but festive, holiday season. read more >>

Season of Magic at Piedmont Park

November 30th, 2012 - One of the most beautiful destinations in Atlanta and definitely the best park that the city has to offer, Piedmont Park is a place where the true beauty of the city can be absorbed in large doses at a time. Hosting a plethora of events throughout the year, Piedmont Park seems to have an event for every season, including the current holiday. Seasons of Magic at Piedmont Park is a collection of holiday-themed activities that celebrate not only the spirit of the season, but also the beauty of Atlanta. read more >>

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens

November 30th, 2012 -

Holiday light shows have become just as synonymous with the season as Christmas trees and Santa himself. Part of the reason these light spectaculars are so popular is likely due to the feeling that occurs whenever you see something all lit up and twinkling before your very eyes. One of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, Callaway Gardens is once again showcasing its Fantasy in Lights series that is equally magical and festive in its display of holiday decorations.


The Alliance Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol

November 30th, 2012 - To sit and count the overabundant feature films, television adaptations and plays derived from A Christmas Carol would be quite the lengthy task. Let’s face it, it is the perennial Christmas story that has endeared audiences throughout decades with its tale of faith, hope and right and wrong. Atlanta offers up its own take on this legendary holiday tale, with the Alliance Theatre hosting a production of A Christmas Carol throughout the holiday season. No matter how many times you see it, it’s almost impossible to resist the morality tale of one Ebenezer Scrooge. read more >>

Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker Comes to the Fox Theatre

November 30th, 2012 - When it comes to beloved and world-renowned classic holiday tales, The Nutcracker is high up on just about anyone’s list. What has become a holiday tradition in Atlanta is back once again as Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker saunters on to the Fox Theatre stage to entertain audiences of all ages in a story that only gets better with time. With so many variations and interpretations of this story, it’s easy to forget the beautiful simplicity of the original and that is exactly what the Atlanta Ballet aims to do with their performance of a ballet that has inspired young girls and boys to follow their dreams through the art of dance. read more >>

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour

November 30th, 2012 - Keeping in line with the theme of holiday music plus the perfect setting equals magic, Atlanta is playing host once again to a festive holiday concert promising to play your favorite tunes to get you in the spirit of the season. This time the venue is the Cobb Energy Centre, as it welcomes the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour. With Koz and his talented bunch of musician friends playing holiday tunes, expect a jazzy, laid-back affair that is all about style with a little substance added in to make things even sweeter. read more >>

Winter Wonder Jam at Atlantic Station

November 30th, 2012 - There is nothing like some festive holiday music to get you fully into the spirit of the season. There’s something about hearing familiar holiday tunes sang or played with instruments that signals the true start of the holiday. Atlanta has a plethora of events to choose from this holiday season, all created to put you in the mood to celebrate and one more event just got added to the list. Midtown’s Atlantic Station is hosting a Winter Wonder Jam featuring holiday-themed music performed before a live audience. read more >>

Horizon Theatre Company Presents The Santaland Diaries

November 30th, 2012 - During the holiday season it’s always good to catch up on some of your favorite holiday films that you watched and loved as a kid or those that have become recent entries to your holiday-viewing arsenal. What makes a good holiday tale depends solely on preference; some like a more wholesome tale, while others prefer biting comedy and physical hijinks. One such trend holiday movie trend in recent years is the “black Christmas comedy,” basically meaning a Christmas film that is by no means appropriate for children. Hopping on this trend and bringing it to Atlanta audiences, The Santaland Diaries is a funny and mature comedy that highlights the misadventures that seem to plague the holiday season. read more >>

The Center for Puppetry Arts Presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 30th, 2012 - One of the most beloved Christmas tales ever made has a temporary home at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. That’s right all you Christmas fable fanatics, the always sweet and endearing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is in Atlanta to delight audiences young and old. Although it’s been playing in the city since the beginning of November, this touching story is going to stay around for quite a while. So, gather up the kids, family members, and friends or even go by yourself, and check out a performance of a classic tale guaranteed to warm your heart this holiday season. read more >>
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