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Breakfast with Santa and Other Things To Do In Atlanta This Weekend

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Hey there, Atlanta! We hope you had the best weekend giving thanks with those you love. And now, we’re back to do what weย love… bring you all the best things to do in Atlanta this weekend!

This last month of the year is sure to fly by, and we don’t want you to miss a minute of it. That’s why we’re giving you everything you need to plan out your holiday season. Keep reading to see all of the top things we’re talking about this week! Don’t forget to check back as we continue to add new exciting event announcements.ย 

Pro tip:ย if you’d rather skip the Santa talk and get straight to the tickets for the SEC Championship game this weekend… scroll to the bottom for our sports section!

But first... breakfast!

Pancakes and waffles and bacon… oh my! Let’s begin by getting ready for these Breakfast with Santa Events in Atlanta (Be sure to scroll left to right to see more events!)

Staff Top Picks this Weekend:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is hosting a full day of family fun, in lieu of their annual parade. Attendees can still expect bands and dancing, an ice skating rink in Colony Square, and a tree lighting to kick off the season!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 10:00amโ€“7:00pm
๐Ÿ“ Colony Square
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  Free

Another annual tree lighting is happening this weekend! Marietta will have festivities including a Santa letter-writing station, a festival of trees, and of course.. Santa’s grand entrance!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 2 | 4:00pmโ€“8:00pm
๐Ÿ“ Glover Park
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  Free

More Events this Weekend in Atlanta

This time-honored tradition will always be a top pick on our list! ‘A Christmas Carol’ in theater is sure to bring joy to even the Scroogiest of hearts. Sit back and relax as you watch old Ebenezer learn his life lessons of past, present, and future!ย 

We’ve picked out some showings for this weekend, but if your days are already jam-packed, be sure to check out Ticket Network for some more upcoming show dates throughout December.

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 1 | 7:30pm
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 2 | 7:30pm
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 3 | 8:00pm
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 2:30pm, 8:00pm
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 5 | 2:30pm, 7:30pm

๐Ÿ“Alliance Theatre
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Starting at $137

Spend this Saturday at one of our favorite shopping centers, Ponce City Market. The BeltLine Shed will house handcrafted collections by local artisans and makers. This market also features curators, who bring together some of the best pieces to provide you with the most unique finds. Whether you’re looking for vintage fashion pieces to add to your winter wardrobe, or need something cool and crafty for gift-giving, Artists and Fleas has the perfect hidden gems you need.

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 11:00amโ€“5:00pm
๐Ÿ“Ponce City Market
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Free entry

Want more local shopping this weekend? Head to these Holiday Markets in Atlanta:

(Don’t forget to scroll left to right to see them all!)

We all know that yoga pants were invented for two thingsโ€“ exercisingย andย relaxing. This weekend, let’s put ours to good use and do a little bit of both! Eventide Brewing is hosting a 60-minute yoga class that is designed for all experience levels. Your ticket covers the class plus your first beer. We love the vibes at this brewery and are sure you’ll want to stay for more! Right now, we’re loving the Midnight Hour. The hint of chocolate in this dark lager makes it the perfect sip of the season!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 11:30amโ€“12:30pm
๐Ÿ“ Eventide Brewing
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  $15.00

Ciders seem to fit perfectly with the winter season, and Atlanta Hard Cider is kicking it up a notch this weekend with a sweet & savory cider and donut pairing! Sample their delicious cider selection with a side of donut that has been thoughtfully selected to please the palate. Tickets will get you the following four pairings:

  • Jalapeรฑo Donut paired with Honey Bee Cider
  • Herb & Cheddar Donut with Sorta Sweet Cider
  • Bacon Donut with Rosรฉ Cider
  • Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Donut with Crisp Apple Cider


We can’t even guess which one will be our favorite, they all sound like 10s. Make sure to reserve your spot today; you can pay for your pairing when you arrive at the cidery!

If you’re looking for more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure you spend some time in our Guide to Sweets in this city!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 12:00pmโ€“3:00pm
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 5 | 12:30pmโ€“3:00pm
๐Ÿ“ Atlanta Hard Cider
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  $20.00

More Things to Do in Atlanta this Weekend:

Plan ahead with our top pick for next weekend: HOLIDAY HOOPSGIVING 2021

Speaking of sports... here are the sporting events going on in Atlanta this weekend:

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 1:00pmโ€“8:00pm
๐Ÿ“ 507 Mitchell St SW
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  $75.00

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 4 | 4:00pm
๐Ÿ“ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  $399.00+

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 5 | 1:00pm
๐Ÿ“ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  $80.00+

Ready for the rest of the season? We’ve got your tickets to the upcoming Lions and Saints games!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Dec 5 | 6:00pm
๐Ÿ“ State Farm Arena
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธย  $26.00+

ICYMI:

We went to Stone Mountain Christmas last weekend and had SNOW much fun! Don’t forget, you can check out more holiday events like this in our Holiday Events Guide!

And as another reminderโ€“ don’t do anything we wouldn’t do! (But lucky for you, we’re always out in the city doing all of the things on this list.) Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with our adventures.ย 

Whew, we are EXHAUSTED from bringing you all of the best things to do in Atlanta this weekend! We’ve got to go rest up to get ready for all of the upcoming excitementโ€“ we hope to see you out there! Until next week, Atlanta.

Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Sarah is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Nashville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Nashville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinNashville on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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