4 things to do around Atlanta this weekend! 11/18-11/20

While some of you may be heading out for the holidays already, there are plenty of friends, family, and relatives…

While some of you may be heading out for the holidays already, there are plenty of friends, family, and relatives traveling into Atlanta. And we want you to show them some of what Atlanta has to offer! Here are just a few activities or events that might peak your interest. Enjoy!

1. The lighting of Avalon – November 20th 1-8pm

This event is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Sunday marks the opening of Avalon on ice and the magical tree lighting. There will be arts and crafts, live performances from community members and local celebrities, and Santa will be making his grand entrance in the evening. Additional select activities will be available with a donation to the Drake House. Enjoy treats, drinks, activities, and make sure to grab a photo with Santa.

2. West Side Farmers Market– November 20th 10am-2pm

The Westside Market takes place on Howell Mill and 14th st. right behind Yeah Burger. This is the last weekend to stroll the market before their seasonal break. Grab a latte from Brash and walk the market. You’ll find vendors from right here in Atlanta and the surrounding area that will be selling locally grown produce, humanely raised meats, dairy & eggs, artisan breads & baked goods. Free parking in the Westside Provisions parking garage.

3. Indie Craft Experience– November 19th & 20th 11-6pm

This weekend will be the 12th year the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) has been taking place in Atlanta. It’s a wonderful opportunity to shop local and support some talented crafters, artists, makers, and vintage sellers this holiday season. There will be 165 Craft & vintage vendors and 10 local food vendors. The first 250 attendees will receive a swag bag designed by Sign Me Up Signs & Art. Cost: $5 at the door, kids 12 and under are free.

4. a Thanksgiving Cabaret– November 19th 8-10pm

OnStage presents “Grateful” a musical gathering that offers a heavy dose of gratitude with a bit of comedy sprinkled in. Local artists along with special guests like the Warren Lankford Project will serve up original tunes as well as some standard favorites. Don’t wait until you’re gathered around a turkey to give thanks; this inspirational Thanksgiving concert is sure to fill you up with cheer! Tickets available here

If you're in the North Atlanta area on a weekday, odds are you may find Carrie camped out at a local coffee shop. Having lived in the area since 1985, she knows all the hot spots and enjoys supporting local businesses while conducting business of her own.
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