Category Archives: Holiday Event Roundups

Where to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Atlanta

by Joan Bedinger

The first day of the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar will fall on Monday, February 8, 2016. If you'd like to get a taste of the festivities, there are some great places to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Atlanta. I taught English in China a couple of years ago, and during one class I asked my students about their favorite holidays. As the discussion circled around the table, everyo...

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8 Decadent Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

by Joan Bedinger

This Valentine's Day in Atlanta, make happy memories. Studies have shown that experiences tend to create more happiness in the long term than possessions do. So skip the cufflinks, bracelet, or teddy bear holding a heart and find a romantic activity to enjoy with someone you love. We have man...

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Turn Up the Heat: Amazing Atlanta Valentine’s Day Dinners

by Joan Bedinger

February 14, 2016 is fast approaching. If you're sharing the day with someone special, make your reservations soon! These Atlanta Valentine's Day dinners are sure to set the stage for a romantic night. Canoe | 5:30 - 9:30 PM Celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of Atlanta’s most romantic dining spots....

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Round Up: What’s Open in Atlanta on Christmas

by Megan Pearl

Whether you’ve got cabin fever or just want a nice meal without the mess, we’ve lined up what’s open in Atlanta on Christmas. Christmas Brunch | The St. Regis Atlanta | 11 AM – 4:30 PM Enjoy brunch in the elegant Astor Court, which overlooks the magnificent hotel lobby and spectacular Christmas tree. Santa Claus will also be around to add to the holiday cheer. The Tr...

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New Year’s Eve in Atlanta: Top 15 Can’t-Miss Celebrations

by Joan Bedinger

How are you celebrating this New Year’s Eve in Atlanta? Whether you’d prefer to welcome 2016 with a dignified dinner or a thrilling party (or both!), there’s something in the city for you. You’ll be sure to start the year off right with one of these incredible events. 4th Annual Bourbon, Bubbles, and Bluegrass N...

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Give Thanks and Give Back: 6 Atlanta Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

by Joan Bedinger

As Thanksgiving approaches, we tend to think about our blessings and the ways that we could give back to those in need. Take action on those thoughts! There are many Atlanta food banks and other charitable organizations that could use volunteer help and donations this holiday season. Check out our list of some of the best places to support food-based aid in the city. Let me preface this list wi...

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The Best Halloween Treats in Atlanta

by Joan Bedinger

From haunted houses to beer tastings, Atlanta is a frighteningly great place to be on Halloween. There are many more treats to enjoy in the city’s culinary scene than store-bought candy. Check out these Atlanta Halloween events for inspiration!

For City Celebrators

If you love outrageous costumes, parade floats, and revelry, make plans to attend the Continue Reading

July 4th Events and Dining in Atlanta

by Samantha Akoubian

Saturday July 4

Red, White & Brew | Georgia Aquarium | 7 PM This Fourth of July, celebrate with unlimited beer samplings, food, live music and fireworks! Red White & Brew will be held in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, with views of our beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. After dinner and drinks, head up to the Aquarium's parking deck...

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30 Father’s Day Dining Events in Atlanta

by Samantha Akoubian

Father's Day Brunches, Lunches and Dinners 

Watershed on Peachtree Calling all fathers! What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this year than with a relaxing Sunday brunch? Chef Zeb Stevenson will be serving our full brunch menu as well as a selection of specials geared toward Dad. Food 101 Nothing says Father’s Day l...

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Cinco de Mayo Events

by Samantha Akoubian

Here’s our listing of Cinco de Mayo fiestas and dining in Atlanta beginning Friday, May 1. Friday May 1 Uno de Mayo Tequila Crawl | 7 PM – 12 AM | 404.841.8335 Participating bars: Tin Lizzy's, Flip Flops, Opera, RIRA, and Cosmo Lava. *(Bars Subject to change) Tickets include admission in all venues, beads and comp or reduced tequila shot/drink a...

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