November Events in Atlanta & the Northern ‘Burbs
There are lots of great, socially-distanced events going on this month! And for a helping hand for parents, scroll to the bottom for a few Santa sightings.
Nov 1st – Nov 8th
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books
Picture the Dream is the first exhibition of its kind to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through the children’s picture book. Picture books are one of the most compelling forms of visual expression, and this exhibition showcases them as an effective bridge between art and storytelling, championing aspects of the movement that are both celebrated and forgotten.
Nov 1st – Nov 18th
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Truth Seekers Remote Adventure
In celebration of the launch of Truth Seekers on Amazon Prime Video, you can embark on a paranormal investigation from the comfort of your home. This 45-minute virtual escape room game will be available to fans around the world to participate in remotely for free in collaboration with The Escape Game.
37 E Main St NE, Buford, GA 30518
Departure (The Journey Tribute)
Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins & Campground
28244 Hwy 121
Folkston, GA 31537
Hidden Gem Social Distancing Paddle: Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trails
On November 6th - 8th, we will be exploring the majestic Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. This event will be limited to the first 30 registrants. All skill levels are welcome to attend this special weekend paddling event exploring and enjoying the sites and sounds of the Okefenokee Swamp. Join Georgia River Network for this last special Hidden Gem of 202, on the established Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trails.
8:30 am - 1:00pm
Village Green by Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, 30009
Alpharetta Farmers Market
You will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
37 E Main St NE, Buford, GA 30518
Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos Show
The Andrews Brothers combine unparalleled musical talent with side-splitting humor to make sure that your party becomes just that....a party. Each song is requested by your guests, and The Andrews Brothers know well over 1,000 popular songs! The audience is pleasantly persuaded to become part of the show, and even the most bashful and self-conscious patron will soon be singing gleefully at the top of their lungs! They make weddings, corporate events, and parties become an unforgettable night of uncontrollable smiles!
The Andrews Brothers combine unparalleled musical talent with side-splitting humor to make sure that your party becomes just that….a party. Each song is requested by your guests, and The Andrews Brothers know well over 1,000 popular songs! The audience is pleasantly persuaded to become part of the show, and even the most bashful and self-conscious patron will soon be singing gleefully at the top of their lungs! They make weddings, corporate events, and parties become an unforgettable night of uncontrollable smiles!
8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Cabin Fever Laser Light Show
Avoid the crowds! Pile up into the safety of your own vehicle and come out for the fantastic Drive-in Cabin Fever Laser Show! 2 action packed mind blowing shows per night! The family friendly Laser Shows include the latest Musical hits, Mind Blowing lasers and fantastic Graphic Effects! We have created "Tail-Gate" space in front of every vehicle! So bring your own chairs & refreshments! Make it a great romantic evening out or family friendly outing! This is an event for all ages! Tickets are selling fast! Get them before we sell out!
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Six Flags/ White Water
250 Cobb Parkway N #100, Marietta, GA 30062
World of Illumination: Candy Rush
The world’s largest holiday drive-through animated light show comes to Marietta! A delicious whimsical wonderland that kids’ fantasies are made of — all without the sugar crash. Sugar plum fairies. A gigantic gingerbread village. Sweets as far as the eye can see. Features life-sized lit-up singing treats, a 40-foot tall candy cane trio and fully animated Christmas characters — all set to music you know and love. A mile-long drive-through show featuring nearly two million lights, the all-new Candy Rush is a socially safe must-see experience for the entire family.
8:00pm - 10:00pm
42 Milton Ave., Alpharetta, 30009
Music Match featuring Cody Marlowe
American born singer-songwriter and roots-rock artist Cody Marlowe found his inspiration at an early age in the soulful sounds of B.B. King, Merle Haggard, and The Allman Brothers Band. Marlowe’s songs explore the polarities of good and evil in an intriguing blend of lyrics featuring lost loves and hopeful musings.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details sent to registrants
Hey! Let’s Read Book Festival for Children of Color
Join us on Saturday, November 14, 2020 for the Fall 2020 edition of our popular HEY! Let's Read! Book Festival for Children of Color. Reading opens the creativity and imagination of each child who holds a book. Enjoy a half-day filled with read alouds, storytelling, giveaways, activities and resources dedicated to children of Color as we celebrate reading and FALL!
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lakeshore Drive, Pine Lake, GA 30072
Artists’ Pop-Up Market
Join us in Pine Lake for shopping among the town's local artist vendors and friends. Tour the town for handmade gifts, including fiber arts, hats, sculptures, jewelry, screenprints, ink on canvas, edible treats, self-care, ceramics, photography, candles, glass, lamps, antiquarian books, coloring books, wood, and items for shamanic practice. Fortify between stops with delicious Ethiopian/Nigerian food available for purchase, and stop in for a shamanic reading before you head home. All tents will be set up outside, and social distancing and masks are required!
Ocean's Ballroom at Georgia Acquarium
225 Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta’s Most Unique Socially Distant Yoga Class (at the Georgia Acquarium)
Break a sweat at the most unique and inspiring fitness studio Atlanta has to offer – Georgia Aquarium! Yoga by the Water offers socially distant yoga classes led by local instructors which are designed to challenge students of all experience levels. Sessions take place in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, offering incredible views of manta rays and whale sharks while you challenge your mind and body. 60-minute class and complimentary parking in Georgia Aquarium’s garage.
Start between 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Details sent to participants
The Pirates Treasure Hunt
Grab your smartphone, up to five of your best mates, and get hunting in Atlanta. Using our proprietary smartphone app, you’ll encounter virtual pirates and scurvy dogs. Solving puzzles and challenges will prove your loyalty to our Cap’n and earn you points. Collect all of the clues to ultimately solve the mystery of the treasure’s location. Get your pirate gear, grab some grog, and a sense of adventure to complete this socially distanced mystery event.
Start between 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
8534 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188
We’re All Chocolate
Jessica It’s All Good will have you laughing over all of it! We’re All Chocolate is a comedy show highlighting some fun and crazy stories from her life, while hitting certain topics surrounding race head on. She will have you rolling on the floor laughing (and with social distancing in-person OR from your own home digitally) there will be plenty of space to do that! So come out and safely support your local theatre and laugh! After all…We Are All Chocolate!
A Sampling of Santa Sightings
Bass Pro Shops at Cabela’s
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is proud to invite families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus in person this holiday season, with a reimagined free Santa’s Wonderland experience in Atlanta.
The contactless visit with Santa includes a comprehensive approach to help ensure everyone’s safety throughout the event.
Skip the malls, avoid the long lines and have a memorable Santa experience for the entire family at Santa at Rhodes Hall, a holiday tradition for over 20 years. Families can relax and delight in a winter wonderland at the gorgeous “Castle on Peachtree” with enhanced safety measures in place during personal appointments with Santa. Includes 5×7 portrait with Santa.
Southeastern Railway Museum
Santa arrives by train at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Museum admission includes Train rides (subject to availability), photos with your own camera with Santa, and letter writing to Santa (11am-4pm)
Social Distancing measures will be in place and per museum policy all visitors 5 years and older are required to wear a face mask.
Santa @ Avalon
Ho, ho ho! Beginning Nov. 23, the jolly man in red will take up residence in an open-air, North Pole-inspired cottage in Palmer Plaza at Avalon for another season of festive photo ops. For the safety of guests, photo sessions with Santa are by appointment only. Several preventive measures will be implemented in Old Saint Nick’s cottage, including digital-only photos, temperature checks and cleanings after each visit. Social distancing will be enforced and masks will be required until it’s time for the photo.
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