Even for the most romantically challenged, it’s not too difficult to put together a memorable date this time of year. Lights, music, fireplaces, evergreen, traditional food and drink – the sights, sounds and tastes of the Christmas season set the atmosphere, you just have to seize the moment. Here are a few ideas to point you in the right direction:
Merry Y’all-Tide Celebration
December 2 at Variety Playhouse
Listen to the bluegrass of The Whiskey Gentry featuring “We Three Keanes” with Packway Handle Band and Shovels and Rope. Bring 3 cans of food to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
December 3 at Woodruff Arts Center Symphony Hall
Hear the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” Chorus performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
A Christmas Carol
Thru December 24 at Alliance Theater
An Atlanta tradition, Dickens’ classic tale of redemption is acted out on stage with the addition of holiday carols.
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Thru December 24 at The Old Barn Christmas Tree Farm
Get outdoors and bring back the freshest tree possible.
December 8-24 at The Fox Theater
Toys come alive to Tchaikovsky’s famous score performed by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet.
The Holiday Jazz Vespers
December 10 at Rialto Center for the Arts
Featuring the Atlanta Jazz Chorus, the evening features some of Atlanta’s best jazz musicians as they interpret traditional songs of the season with swing.
Learn to cook an Old English Christmas dinner
Sunday, December 11 at the Viking Cooking School
Take her to a hands-on cooking class to learn how to prepare a Victorian yuletide dinner of roasted prime rib with thyme jus, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts with chestnuts and sticky toffee pudding.
Ice Skating and 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails
Thru January 3 at The St. Regis
Visit the Astor holiday ice skating rink and partake in one of the hotel’s special holiday drinks like their Bourbon Celebration Cider.
ATL Collective Performs Burl Ives Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
Wednesday December 14 at Eddie’s Attic
Replicating the experience of listening to a record track by track, local musicians combine their talents to cover the classic holiday album.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Thru January 7 at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Walk through the urban oasis of gardens and woods featuring 1 million lights, hear live carolers and roast s’mores.
Photo by Just Plain Dan.