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The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, and if you're on the hunt for unique and handmade treasures, mark your calendars for the Holiday Shopping Spectacular at the Georgia Freight Depot on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, 2023. This isn't your typical shopping event – it's a festive extravaganza that promises to make your holiday shopping merry and bright!

Step into a world of handcrafted wonders and artisanal delights from over 170 vendors. The Georgia Freight Depot is set to transform into a bustling marketplace where local makers and independent artists showcase their one-of-a-kind creations. It's the perfect opportunity to find gifts that stand out from the ordinary and show your loved ones just how much you care. Plus, the first 250 participants in line get a free tote bag

Of course, the Holiday Shopping Spectacular isn't just about the goods; it's an experience. You can satisfy your cravings with the delicious food & beverage along with the in-house bar, and enjoy the performance of DJ Zano while you shop!

What's the cost of entry to this holiday shopping paradise, you ask? It's just $5 in cash at the door per day, and kids 12 and under get in absolutely free! So, bring the whole family and make it a weekend affair. You won't just be shopping; you'll be immersing yourself in a celebration of creativity and supporting the vibrant community of local artisans.

And the best part? You're not just buying gifts; you're investing in the talent and passion of local creators. From handmade jewelry to unique home decor, there's something for everyone on your list, and maybe even a little something for yourself. It's a chance to support local, discover hidden gems, and make your holiday shopping a joyous occasion. 

Mark the dates, gather your shopping buddies, and get ready to sleigh your holiday gift list!

Experience the holiday glee at the Winter WonderLights!

From November 22 to December 30, 2023, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia in Athens is transforming into a magical wonderland known as Winter WonderLights, and you're invited to experience the magic!

Delight in the Christmas-themed garden adorned with millions of twinkling lights to create a mesmerizing winter spectacle. It's not just a light display; it's an immersive experience that will transport you to a world of festive enchantment! More than that, it's a celebration of the season, a symphony of lights dancing in harmony to create a magical atmosphere that captures the essence of winter wonder.

This is the perfect opportunity to gather your loved ones, whether it's friends, family, or that special someone, and create lasting memories surrounded by the beauty of nature and the sparkle of holiday lights. The event runs for over a month, so there's ample time to plan your visit and soak in the festive spirit.

And here's the best part – Winter WonderLights isn't just about the lights. The State Botanical Garden has curated a delightful experience with seasonal music, hot cocoa, and perhaps a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself! It's an immersive journey that engages all your senses in the magic of the season.

Whether you're a local looking for a new holiday tradition or a visitor seeking a unique winter experience, Winter WonderLights promises to be a highlight of your holiday season.

Bundle up, sip on some cocoa, and get ready to be dazzled by the magic of Winter WonderLights. It's not just a light show; it's a celebration of joy, wonder, and the spirit of the season.

Delight in the yuletide bliss as the Piedmont Park Holiday Market opens its Christmas magic!

It's that time of the year again, and the Piedmont Park Holiday Market is gearing up to spread some festive cheer on November 25 to 26, 2023, right in the heart of Piedmont Park

Stroll through a winter wonderland as you are surrounded by twinkling lights, the aroma of seasonal treats, and the joyous sounds of laughter and live music. That's the vibe at the Piedmont Park Holiday Market, where the holiday spirit is alive and well. This isn't your average market – it's a celebration of all things festive and fabulous. From handcrafted ornaments to unique, locally made gifts, you'll find treasures that are sure to make your loved ones' eyes light up with holiday glee. It's the perfect opportunity to check off that gift list while supporting talented local artisans.

Of course, let's not forget the food! Indulge in seasonal treats and warm beverages as you wander through the market. From hot cocoa to mulled wine, there are a lot of holiday flavors to surprise your inner foodie as you enjoy the chilly air and the company of fellow holiday enthusiasts. 

Don't forget to bring your friends, family, or even fly solo – everyone is welcome to join in the festivities. Whether you're on the hunt for unique gifts, looking to indulge in delicious treats, or simply wanting to soak up the holiday ambiance, the Piedmont Park Holiday Market has something for everyone. It's more than a market; it's a merry and bright celebration that'll leave you with memories to cherish throughout the holiday season.

So, lace up those cozy boots, bundle up in your favorite scarf, and head over to Piedmont Park for a weekend of holiday magic. 'Tis the season to be jolly, and the Piedmont Park Holiday Market is the place to be!

It's the event every winter lover has been waiting for!

Grab your mittens and lace up your skates because something cool is about to go down – literally. On November 24, 2023, the Roof at Ponce City Market is transforming into a winter wonderland because the Skate the Sky Ice Skating and Igloos extravaganza is here!

Glide gracefully on the ice as you take in the enchanting view of the Atlanta skyline and the twinkling lights as the crisp, chilly winter air embraces you. It's like a scene straight out of your favorite holiday movie, and it's happening right here in the heart of Atlanta!

The Roof at Ponce City Market is turning into a frosty paradise, complete with a fabulous ice skating rink that promises hours of frosty fun. Whether you're a seasoned skater or someone who's more comfortable clinging to the boards, there's space for everyone on the ice.

Of course, this event is not just about skating, because there will be cozy igloos sprinkled around the area for those looking to escape the cold for a moment of warmth and relaxation. Come inside one of the igloos and sip hot cocoa or your favorite winter warmer, surrounded by good company and even better vibes.

The Roof at Ponce City Market has got your back with all the equipment you need, so no need to worry about lugging around your skates – unless you're a die-hard skater with a signature pair, of course! For those who are thinking, "What if I'm not a skater?" Fear not! Even if you prefer solid ground, just being there and soaking in the festive atmosphere is worth it. There will be music, laughter, and a whole lot of winter magic to go around.

Indeed, Skate the Sky Ice Skating and Igloos is the place to be. Bring your friends, bring your family, or just bring yourself – it's an experience you'll be talking about well into the New Year. See you on the ice, Atlanta! Winter is coming, and it's bringing a whole lot of fun with it.