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November 3 2006 - December 24 2006
Christmas Carol
Description: A traditional holiday classic for the whole family.
Location: Kudzu Playhouse, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 140-B, Roswell
Time: Varies by performance
Cost: $18 - Adults, $16 - Students & Seniors


November 11 2006 - December 30 2006
A Stone Mountain Christmas
Description: The spirit of the season is alive and well at Stone Mountain where they present wonderful stories and performances for the entire family.
Location: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain
Time: Park hours
Cost: $15.00 + tax for Adults and $12.00 + tax for Kids (ages 3-11)

November 12 2006 - January 7 2007
Holidays on the Square 2006
Description: This is the last year of this performance that has been delighting viewers for the past 25 years.
Location: Theatre In The Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta
Time: Varies by performance
Cost: $24-$35


November 17 2006 – December 31 2006
Fantasy in Lights
Description: Stay in your own car ride the trolley or walk as you wonder at a dozen beautiful scenes and millions of holiday lights. Shop in the Christmas Village and warm up with a cup of rich hot chocolate.
Location: Callaway Gardens, GA Hwy 18/354, Pine Mountain
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Varies


November 18 2006 – January 8 2007
Holiday in Lights/Ice Skating Rink
Description: Ice skating in Atlanta just got better. The original rink featuring a three-inch thick sheet of real ice, covered observation seating, theatrical lighting on the ice and decorative lighting in the trees surrounding the rink has a partner for the kids.
Location: Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave West NW, Atlanta
Time: Varies
Cost: $6 – skates are an additional $2

November 18 2006 - December 30 2006
Magical Nights of Lights
Description: Take a nightly ride through 6-miles of lights at Lake Lanier Islands and afterwards visit The Santa Shop, where you can do some holiday shopping. Don't leave before visiting and roasting marshmallows with Santa Claus.
Location: Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $30 Mon-Thu, $40 Fri-Sun per car


November 19 2006 - January 7 2007
Sanders Family Christmas
Description: The yearly performance of the Sanders family.
Location: Theatre In The Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta
Time: Varies
Cost: $ 24-$35

November 24 2006 - December 24 2006
Christmas Carol
Description: A Christmas classic.
Location: Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Time: Tue-Fri 8 pm, Sat 2:30 pm & 8:00 pm and Sun 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Cost: Varies by performance

November 24 2006 - December 3 2006
Christmas House 2006
Description: Tour this beautiful English manor decorated for the holidays.
Location: Conway Manor, 660 West Conway Drive, Atlanta
Time: Tue-Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm and Sun 1 pm - 5 pm
Cost: $17.00 - Adults, $8.00 - kids (12-18 years of age) and FREE - kids under 12 years old

November 24 2006 - December 31 2006
Holidaze in the Garden
Description: The garden will be decorated with colorful lighting, thousands of red poinsettias and white orchids.
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $ 12.00 - Adults, $9.00 - Seniors, $7.00 - Students, Free - Kids under 3 & Garden Members

November 24 2006 - November 26 2006
The Nutcracker
Description: The Northeast Atlanta Ballet returns again with our lavish production of this family classic.
Location: Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth
Time: Friday: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday: 2:00 pm
Cost: Varies by performance


November 24 2006 – December 23 2006
Christmas Canteen 2006
Description: Enjoy our nostalgic musical holiday extravaganza, now in it's 11th season.
Location: Interim Theatre at Lawrenceville City Hall, 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville
Time: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm
Cost: Adults: $22, Seniors (60+): $20, Students: $18


November 25 2006 – December 24 2006
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Description: Adapted from the original story by Barbara Robinson, a couple struggling to put on a church pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, possibly the most inventively awful kids in history.
Location: Kudzu Playhouse, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 140-B, Roswell
Time: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.
Cost: $ 8.00

November 28 2006 - December 16 2006
The Littlest Elf
Description: The elves are all way behind on their roles for toys, all due to the newest elf, Sidney. It seems that everything he makes falls apart.
Location: Kudzu Playhouse, 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell
Time: Thu-Sat 10:00 am
Cost: $ 5

November 30 2006
Holiday in the Square
Description: Santa will arrive in Marietta around 5:30 pm and stay until 8:00 pm to find out if your kid has been naughty or nice. The city Christmas Tree will be lit at 6:00 pm.
Location: Glover Park, 50 Park Square (Marietta Square), Marietta
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $ FREE

November 30 2006 - December 2 2006
Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Description: The parade begins at Rockdale County High School and ends at the County Courthouse with their tree lighting celebration.
Location: Olde Town Conyers
Time: 4:30 pm
Cost: FREE

November 30 – December 2 2006

Excerpts from "The Nutcracker"
Description: Featuring choreography by Kelly Oakes Dent.
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta
Time: 11/30-12/1 7pm, 12/2 9:30 am & 10:45 am
Cost: $15.00 12/1 $6.00 others

December 1 - 2 2006
Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes
Description: Park and ride the Fur Bus to tour the decorated homes lit up for the holiday.
Location: Downtown Decatur
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $25.00


December 1 - 14 2006
North Cobb Arts League Christmas Shoppe
Description: A delightful holiday art fair that offers something for everyone!
Location: The Art Station Big Shanty, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $ FREE

December 1
Oakhurst Tree Lighting
Description: Tree lighting ceremony.
Location: Harmony Park,
Oakview Rd. and East Lake Drive, Decatur
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE
December 1 - 10 2006
'Twas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas
Description: The classic performance on a favorite holiday theme.
Location: The Byers Studio Theatre at The Lyric, 1705 Commerce Drive, Atlanta
Time: Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Cost: $ 27.20 - Adults, $21.60 - Kids and Seniors

December 1 2006 – December 31 2006
Description: Carols, sparkling lights, decorated trees, and acres of holiday decor are part of these festivities of a recreation of a Christmas in a Wild West Town.
Location: Tanglewood Farm, 171 Tanglewood Drive, Canton
Time: Wed-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5 pm
Cost: $8 (free for infants under one)


December 2 2006 - December 10 2006
Festival of Trees
Description: The decorated trees will take your breath away. Watch the strolling performers and storytellers. Kids can enjoy visits with Santa (photos available for additional charge or take your own!), face painting, and interactive train display. Ride a roller coaster, carousel, train, super slide, samba balloon and crazy cars. Decorate cookies, play games and shop for gourmet international foods, stocking stuffers an custom ornaments.
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall A-1, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta
Time: Mon-Sat, 10 am-9 pm & Sun, noon-6 pm
Cost: $ 12 - Adults, $6 - Kids (2-12) & Senior Citizens (65 and older) and Kids under 2 are free

December 2 2006 - December 30 2006
The Nutcracker
Description: A Christmas Classic as performed by the Atlanta Ballet.
Location: The Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta
Time: Varies by performance
Cost: Varies by performance

December 2 2006
Children’s Christmas Parade
Description: Marching bands, adorable dogs dressed in their finest holiday attire, classic antique cars, dance groups, holiday themed and animated floats, helium balloons, cheerleaders, dozens of happy clowns and of course Santa Claus!
Location: Peachtree Street near Baker Street, turns right onto Marietta Street, turns left and end on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $ 10 - Grandstand seats, $30 - Breakfast package


December 3 2006
A Michael O'Neil Singers Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet
Description: The Michael O'Neal Singers present a Christmas concert for the whole family with chorus, brass and organ, an even an audience sing-along.
Location: Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $ 20 adult and $15 students/seniors

December 3 2006
29th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Description: Mayor Arthur Letchas and his wife, Sally, will  light the city's Christmas tree and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will rid an Alpharetta fire truck into the downtown area.
Location: Milton Avenue and Main Street, Alpharetta
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE

December 5 2006 - December 23 2006
Christmas Carol
Description: A Christmas Classic.
Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta
Time: Thursday thru Wednesday - 10:00 am (December 5 - December 14), Thursday thru Saturday - 7:30 pm and Sunday - 6:30 pm
Cost: $10
December 6, 7, 11, 12, 18 and 19 2006
Christmas High Tea
Description: Two course tea is served by gracious ladies in period clothing, followed by a tour of the house decorated for Christmas. Reservations required.
Location: Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell
Time: 4:00 pm
Cost: $35

December 8, 2006
An Olde Town Conyers Christmas
Description: Two shows presented by Conyers Kids
Location: Center Street Arts, 910 Center Street, Conyers
Time: Varies
Cost: FREE

December 8 2006
Tuba Christmas
Description: Listen to the sounds of over 350 tuba and euphonium players from all over the world.
Location: Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta Georgia 30303
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: FREE

December 8 2006 - December 9 2006
Babes in Toyland
Description: The is the classic story of good overcoming evil, where the audience gets to boo for the bad guys and cheer for good guys!
Location: Atlanta Dance Theatre, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 118, Alpharetta
Time: Varies
Cost: $ 10.00 - Kids/ Senior Citizens and $16.50 - Adults

December 8 2006
Olde Town Christmas Party
Description: Carriage rides, visits with Santa and nostalgic shopping.
Location: Center Street Arts, 910 Center Street, Olde Town Conyers
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE

December 8 2006
Spivey Hall Young Artists with the Spivey Hall Children's Choir
Description: Musical performance
Location: Clayton State University, Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $20

December 9 2006
Christmas for Kids
Description: Yule log and candy cane hunt, snack, craft, story teller and a visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Location: Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $10


December 9 2006
A Booth Cowboy Christmas
Description: Kids will use the artwork in the 3rd Annual Kids Cowboy Up exhibit to learn how to tour a museum and look at the artwork. Using gallery games, children can assess the artwork and select their favorites, visit with Cowboy Santa and make a holiday tree ornament to take home.
Location: Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $8.00 - Adults, $6.00 - Seniors (65 and over)/Military with I.D., $5.00 and Free - Kids 12 and under

December 10 2006
Spivey Hall Children's Choir
Description: Musical Performance
Location: Clayton State University, Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $20

December 11 2006
Winter Wonderland
Description: Kids up to 5 years old love this fun educational program designed just for them!
Location: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $6 Adults; $5 kids

December 12 2006
Atlanta Boy Choir's Christmas Concert
Description: Come to hear the voices of these well trained boys.
Location: Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Hwy 212 SW, Conyers
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $25 – Adults and $12 – (kids 15 years-old and younger)

December 12 & 19, 2006
Candlelight Nights
Description: Enjoy the winter landscape of the Atlanta History Center at dusk with your family. Candlelit paths light up 33 acres of gardens and wooden trails. See the old-fashioned holiday display at Tullie Smith Farm and the elaborately decorated Swan House mansion.
Location: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: Adults $15, Kids $7

December 13 2006 - December 23 2006
A Christmas Memory & Thanksgiving Visitor
Description: Tom Key brings to life two Truman Capote short stories in this Readers Theater production that has become an Atlanta holiday tradition.
Location: Balzer Theater, 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta
Time: Varies by performance
Cost: Varies by performance

December 13 2006 - December 24 2006
The Magic Dreidels
Description: Jakob meets a Goblin who gives him magic dreidels. One spins out potato lathes, another makes gold coins appear! But before he can get his prizes home, Jakob is tricked out of the magic dreidels by his busybody neighbor. No performance on Friday, December 15.
Location: Jewish Theatre of the South, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody
Time: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 7:30 pm, Fridays and Sundays: 10:00 am, 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Cost: $12 - Adults, $10 - kids 12 and younger

December 13 2006
Cookies with the Clauses
Description: Visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause while decorating and eating cookies.
Location: Alpharetta Community Center,175 Roswell Street, Alpharetta
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Varies

December 15 2006
Boys of the Lough – A Celtic Christmas
Description: The Boys of the Lough combines beautiful Christmas songs and instrumentals from throughout the British Isles and Ireland with fascinating stories of the history of this great musical tradition.
Location: Ferst Center for Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 (youth), $27 - $37

December 16 2006
Breakfast With Santa
Description: Enjoy the buffet after Santa arrives on a Decatur fire truck. Call 404 371-9583 for reservations.
Location: Holiday Inn Select Decatur, Conference Center, 130 Claremont Avenue, Decatur
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $7 Adults and $3 Kids

December 16 2006
Freddy Cole's Christmas
Description: Musical Performance
Location: Clayton State University, Spivey Hall, 2000 Clayton State Boulevard, Morrow
Time: 8:15 pm
Cost: $30

December 16 2006
A Glenn Miller Christmas
Description: A Georgia Brass Band performance.
Location: Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main Street, Conyers
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $10. 00


Great Gifts!

December 18 2006
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Description: Santa and Mrs. Claus, invite children ages 10 and under to breakfast. Pre-registration is required no later than December 13th.
Location: Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost: Varies

December 21 2006
Holiday Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast
Description: Roast marshmallows and enjoy music including an act by Santa
Location: Decatur Square, 100 Claremont Ave., Decatur
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE

December 31 2006 - January 1 2007
Peach Drop 2007
Description: A full day of family fun and an evening of top-notch entertainment, beginning with kids activities and followed by the dropping of the 800-pound peach at midnight.
Location: Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: FREE


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