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ALPHARETTA HOLIDAY EVENTS
Through Dec. 24 Santa at Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd. experienceavalon.com
Through Jan. 21 Avalon on Ice, ice skating rink, 2200 Avalon Blvd. Open daily. experienceavalon.com
Dec. 1 Christmas Tree Lighting, 4-8 PM downtown, with Santa photos, live entertainent, holiday characters, falling snow, food trucks and more.
Dec. 8 Magical Winter Village, holiday fun, 4-8 PM, Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza.
Dec. 1 Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K, run/walk through Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland and Virginia Highland. The Stove Works, 112 Krog St. NE, Atl. beltline.org/races
Ongoing Free monthly fitness classes for all ages are offered at parks and trails: beltline.org/fitsignup. Bus and walking tours: beltline.org/tours
ATLANTA BOAT SHOW
Jan. 10-13 The largest boating event in Georgia features hundreds of boat models, accessories and gear, seminars, bass tank, sailing simulator and Kid Zone at the Ga. World Congress Center, Hall C, 280 Northside Dr. NW, Atl. 11 AM-9 PM Thurs.-Fri., 10 AM-9 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. $14; $12 online (free, 12 & under with paid adult). 404/222-5200. atlantaboatshow.com
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights: Botanical-inspired displays set the grounds ablaze with “Nature’s Wonders” synchronized light and sound show, dancing Orchestral Orbs, Tunnel of Light, Skylights Lounge, giant topiary-like sculptures, holiday model trains, s’mores and more. 5-10 PM.
Dec. 1 Reindog Parade: Dress up your dog for fun or to win an award at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual competition, plus a Doggie Expo and photos with Botanical St. Nick. atlantabg.org.
1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-5859. atlantabg.org
Ongoing Visit one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes.
1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville. 404/888-4760. atlantabg.org/visit/gainesville.
ATLANTA CAMPING & RV SHOW
Jan. 25-27 Georgia’s largest indoor showcase of motorhomes, campers and RVs at the Atlanta Exposition Center South, 3850 Jonesboro Road, Atl. 11 AM-7 PM Fri., 9 AM-7 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $10 ($5, ages 6-16). atlantarvshow.com
Dec. 2 Baltimore Ravens
Dec. 16 Arizona Cardinals
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr., Atl. atlantafalcons.com
Dec. 7 Orlando Solar Bears
Dec. 9 South Carolina Stingrays
Dec. 19 Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Dec. 20-21 Jacksonville IceMen
Dec. 27 Florida Everblades
Dec. 29-30 Norfolk Admirals
Jan. 12 Jacksonville IceMen
Jan. 21 Jacksonville IceMen
Jan. 26 Orlando Solar Bears
Jan. 30 Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Jan. 31 Florida Everblades
Feb. 2 Orlando Solar Bears
Feb. 7-8 South Carolina Stingrays
Feb. 13 Newfoundland Growlers
Feb. 15 Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth. atlantagladiators.com
Dec. 3 Golden State Warriors
Dec. 5 Washington Wizards
Dec. 8 Denver Nuggets
Dec. 18 Washington Wizards
Dec. 26 Indiana Pacers
Dec. 29 Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan. 6 Miami Heat
Jan. 13 Milwaukee Bucks
Jan. 15 Thunder OKC
Jan. 19 Boston Celtics
Jan. 21 Orlando Magic
Feb. 7 Toronto Raptors
Feb. 9 Charlotte Hornets
Feb. 10 Orlando Magic
Feb. 12 Los Angeles Lakers
Feb. 14 New York Knicks
Feb. 22 Detroit Pistons
Feb. 23 Phoenix Suns
Feb. 27 Minnesota Timberwolves
March 1 Chicago Bulls
Home games at State Farm Arena, Atlanta. hawks.com
ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Dec. 14, 21 Candlelight Nights: Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through the decorated grounds and three historic houses (pioneer days, Civil War era and 1930s), plus character encounters, live music, festive activities, Holiday Market of local arts & crafts and vintage finds, and Santa visits. Cash bar/food. 5:30-9:30 PM. $20 ($10 children).
Through Dec. 31 “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.” “Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens.”
Through June 16 “Barbecue Nation,” a savory exhibit of artifacts, images and oral histories, from ’50s and ’60s-era advertising to matchbooks and menus, vintage grills to obscure gadgets like the Charcoal Exciter ignitor.
Opening Nov. 17 “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta,” features restored Western & Atlantic Railroad locomotive Texas.
130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. 404/814-4000. atlantahistorycenter.com
ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Feb. 6-26 19th annual event features a diverse collection of 70-plus international and independent films that explore Jewish life, culture and history, with screenings at six metro Atlanta locations, including a new anchor venue at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. Opening Night will be held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Additional venues are Regal Atlantic Station, Regal Perimeter Pointe, UA Tara Cinemas and Woodruff Arts Center. Closing Night festivities will be held at the Byers Theatre at City Springs. The full film lineup and official schedule will be announced on Jan. 10. 404/806-9913. ajff.org
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