Hot Chocolate Crawl and other fun things to do in Atlanta this weekend!

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Brr … the first snowfall of the season makes it official. It’s holiday time! ‘Tis the season to be jolly and we’ve got all the holiday cheer coming your way. Fa-la-la-la-la … la-la-la-LA! Warm up with a Hot Chocolate Crawl and Light Show – or an Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl!

Here are all the top things to do in Atlanta this weekend. 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, these events may require social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

The real way to get into the spirit is by getting spirits! This weekend kicks off Second Self Beer Company’s weekly Unlimited Thai Wheat Mimosas.

Thai Wheat Mimosas are a specialty drink mixed with orange juice and Second Self’s signature Thai wheat. This special treat is becoming a fast favorite at Second Self. What a delicious way round up your friends for some last minute drinks before the holidays.

For only $15 you’ll get bottomless thaimosas to enjoy with all your friends. If for some reason you’re looking for something not so fruity, not to worry! Second Self is known for its wide variety of beer on tap. Check out more of their selection here. (Our favorite is is the AtaLE – get it?)

Second Self is located in the busy and beautiful section of West Midtown. So, after your drinks, be sure to enjoy all that West Midtown has to offer. For more things to do in Midtown, check out some of our favorite things here.

If you’re 21+, bottoms up and enjoy! 


Event Details
🗓 Dec 13th  | 1pm – 6pm
📍 Second Self Beer Company

Make this weekend special, delicious, and warm! This Saturday meet up with all your family and friends at Buckhead’s Lenox Square for a mini miracle: the Hot Chocolate Crawl.

This year’s Miracle on Peachtree Hot Chocolate Crawl is free entry and packed with holiday activities and cheer. Stroll along Peachtree Road and the Terminus to view beautiful light displays. Along your trail you’ll find designated areas to enjoy specialty hot chocolate and superb cocktails. Yum!

Local musicians and holiday carolers make this experience extra special. To complete the festive atmosphere, you’ll get free holiday holographic glasses to add even more sparkle to your viewing experience. Better yet, the first 100 people will receive a commemorative ceramic campfire mug. Perfect for your milky smooth hot chocolate!

And they cherry on top is… PHOTOS! A holiday selfie station will be on-site and let’s be honest, who doesn’t LOVE a good photo op? There will be plenty of giveaways too, so don’t miss out. 

Parking will be available at Lenox Square, however the use of MARTA is encouraged when possible as this event will fill up.

Event Details  🗓 Dec 12th  | 6pm – 8:30pm 📍 Lenox Square

Lots of holidays are coming our way, so why not celebrate all of them! Grab your mask, wear something festive, and get ready to have fun with PALS Drag Queen Bingo.

Even if you’re not in the mood to dress up, the queens got you!

Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, this event is sure to be a fiery and fun way to kickoff your holiday festivities. It’s also a great way to support PALS of Atlanta, who provide ongoing care and support to the pets of those living with disabilities due to HIV/AIDS, terminal illness, and the elderly.

This year’s hosts are Bubba D. Licious and Erica Lee. Other special guest performers will help you celebrate multiple holidays – so be ready for anything! They put on quite a show. You’ll be throughly entertained as you await that lucky number. A $550 cash jackpot goes to the winner!

Due to COVID, there are limited tickets available. Tables will be limited to 5 guests and the number of jackpots will also be reduced. All guests must wear masks and observe social distancing. Temperature checks will occur at the door. Strangers will not be grouped together, so please have your group ready.

This event will max out at 100 guests. 

Happy ChristmaHannuKwanzika from PALS!

Event Details
🗓 Dec. 8th | 6:30pm
📍 Lips Atlanta

4. Fire Maker Winter Market

This weekend, celebrate the season – outdoors – at the very first Fire Maker Winter Market. This Saturday enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, full of Atlanta cheer. 

This unique market will feature a variety of local vendors, makers, artists, and delicious food from all over the Atlanta area. This is the perfect opportunity to shop local. There’s a great gift idea here for everyone on your list, and everyone loves an original gift!

Fire Maker Market is also a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp, winter chill. Enjoy the fresh air and the festivities of the market as you shop away. So, whether you’re hungry, in the mood for a stroll, or looking for that perfect gift, there’s space here for everyone. 

Make sure you don’t miss this special one day event! 

Please make sure to bring a mask and follow social distance guidelines.

Event Details 
🗓 Dec 12th | 12pm – 4pm
📍 Atlanta

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The holiday season just isn’t complete without an ugly sweater – and while this year may not have been jolly for all, this year’s 6th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will be!

Let Atlanta’s local bar industry bring some joy & happiness to you. Grab your favorite ugly sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell rock!

Your ticket purchase will include a welcome shot, plus another shot along the crawl. Enjoy an Ugly Sweater Crawl Koozie for all your drink needs. A complimentary Santa Hat and Light Up Necklace will perfectly complete your holiday outfit. But, hurry because this gift is limited to the first 100 people.

There will be plenty of themed drink specials, so not to worry. This crawl is full of holiday fun. Watch out for a special Virtual Bingo with lots of prizes and a Christmas movie live-stream with trivia. DJs will keep the energy flowing with holiday music at multiple stops along the way. Huzzah! 

VIP tickets are available for an extra holiday boost, including more drink specials and a Holiday T-shirt.

You’ll follow a unique Ugly Sweater Crawl map that includes every participating bar.  

Some of this year’s bar partners are:

… and many more!

Happy Holidays !

Event Details 
🗓 Dec 12th – Jan 2  | 5pm – 12am
📍 Buckhead Atlanta

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Evelyn Lorena

Evelyn Lorena

Evelyn is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Atlanta City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Atlanta area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAtlanta on Instagram and Facebook.