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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!

Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than by immersing yourself in a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, beautiful decorations, and heartwarming cheer? If you're looking for the perfect way to kick off the holiday season, the Georgia Festival of Trees is where it's at!

Happening from November 18-26, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center, it's a magical celebration that captures the essence of the holidays in all its glory. From the moment you step through the gates, you'll be transported to a world of enchantment and merriment.

The heart of the festival is a breathtaking display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees that will leave you in awe. Each tree is a unique work of art, lovingly decorated by local businesses, organizations, and individuals, showcasing their creativity and holiday spirit.

The Georgia Festival of Trees is all about making the holiday season a delight for everyone. There are activities for kids, including Santa's Workshop where they can meet the man in red himself and share their wish lists. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for photos with Santa! Plus, the kids can participate in arts and crafts activities that'll keep their creative juices flowing.

Moreover, you can enjoy live music and performances that will get your toes tapping and your spirits soaring. There's nothing quite like the sound of carolers singing your favorite holiday tunes to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

The festival boasts an array of holiday vendors, so you can pick up unique gifts for your loved ones, or perhaps treat yourself to something special. Whether it's handcrafted ornaments, festive decor, or delicious treats, you'll find it all here.

Beyond the enchanting holiday magic, the Georgia Festival of Trees is also about giving back to the community. The proceeds from this event support local organizations and charities, ensuring that the spirit of generosity is at the heart of the season.

So, if you're ready to make the holiday season extra special and create lasting memories with family and friends, don't miss out on the Georgia Festival of Trees. It's the perfect way to kick off your holiday celebrations and soak in the joy, warmth, and togetherness that this season brings. Bring your loved ones, don your coziest holiday sweaters, and join in the merriment!

Are you ready for a day of delicious food, fantastic music, and outdoor fun? If so, then you won't want to miss the Pig in the Park happening on November 11, 2023, at Grant Park, Atlanta! This incredible gathering promises to be the highlight of your fall. So grab your friends and family for an unforgettable day of fun, food, and festivities!

The festival offers a perfect blend of music, mouthwatering BBQ, and a range of outdoor activities for all ages. This is the ultimate recipe for a memorable day out.

Enjoy an exciting lineup of local and regional bands to keep you entertained throughout the day – from bluegrass to rock, there's something for everyone! Get ready to dance, relax, and groove to the beats of talented musicians, all while surrounded by the beauty of nature.

The star of the show is undoubtedly the BBQ! With a variety of mouthwatering options, you'll have a tough time choosing just one. From ribs and pulled pork to sausages and vegetarian delights, our food vendors have something to satisfy every palate. Don't forget to sample the homemade sauces and sides that complement your BBQ feast perfectly.

Of course, Pig in the Park is not just for adults. There will be a dedicated family-friendly zone with activities that will keep the kids entertained for hours. From face painting to games and crafts, your little ones will have a blast while you enjoy the music and food.

In addition to the music, food, and family activities, there are a variety of other attractions to make your day even more special. Explore local artisan vendors, enjoy the beauty of the park, and connect with friends, old and new. This event is a celebration of community, so we encourage everyone to come together and enjoy the festivities.

The Out of the Darkness Atlanta Walk, organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), is an event dedicated to bringing hope, raising awareness, and showing support for those affected by suicide. This year, we invite you to be a part of this powerful movement on November 5, 2023, at Piedmont Park, Atlanta.

The Out of the Darkness Walk is not just an event; it's a community. It's a chance to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about mental health and suicide prevention. You'll find comfort in knowing you're not alone in your mission. This walk is a crucial opportunity to raise awareness about suicide prevention. By participating, you help to de-stigmatize mental health issues and make it easier for those in need to seek help. In a nutshell, this event provides a safe and empathetic space for survivors of suicide loss, those living with mental health conditions, and their loved ones to come together, share their stories, and find solace in one another's experiences.

Funds raised during the walk go towards research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Your participation can make a real impact on the lives of individuals and their families.

To join the Out of the Darkness Walk, visit the registration link to sign up as an individual or create a team. Registration is easy and takes just a few minutes! 

After registering, you can set up your personal fundraising page and share it with friends, family, and coworkers. Your fundraising efforts will help make a real difference in the fight against suicide.