Around Town
Events and Performances taking place this month

December 6, 13, 20
Decatur Terrific Thursdays
Downtown Decatur
Make downtown Decatur your one stop for all of your holiday gifting. Each Thursday this month up until Christmas, shops all around Decatur will be offering special holiday deals. Get in the holiday spirit with Santa sightings and tree lighting on Dec. 6, and the annual bonfire and marshmallow roast on Dec. 13. Join in on the jolly and enjoy refreshments and extended hours at 30+ participating shops. Get the details at Visitdecaturga.com.

Now through December 22
A Christmas Carol
Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA
In Aurora Theatre's adaption of A Christmas Carol, Anthony Rodriguez guides audiences through the traditional tale of Mr. Scrooge and the troop of Dickens' characters in a one-man presentation. Nestled in the intimate 80-seat Federal Credit Union Studio, the theater is transformed to make audiences feel as though Mr. Dickens has personally invited them into his parlor. Although a few amazing theatrical effects have been added, this rendition captures the true spirit of Christmas: the joy of giving. The story is adapted for the stage and directed by Tony Brown. Tickets available at Auroratheatre.com.

December 7 - 30
A Year With Frog and Toad
Synchronicity Theatre
Synchronicity's production of A Year with Frog and Toad is a musical re-telling of Arnold Lobel's easy-reader children's books from the 1970's containing humorous, sometimes poignant short stories chronicling the exploits of Frog, and his best friend, Toad. This family musical adaptation of the popular children's books is suitable for children age three and up. For tickets visit synchronicitytheatre.com.

December 8 & 9
Christmas with the ASO
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Begun many years ago by the beloved Music Director Robert Shaw, this concert has become a staple for Atlanta families during the holiday season. The Orchestra, Chorus and special guests, the Gwinnett Young Singers and the Morehouse College Glee Club will perform beloved Christmas carols and hymns to celebrate the season. Tickets available at Atlantasymphony.org.

Now Through December 30
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Center for Puppetry Arts
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Santa for an unforgettable holiday adventure. Tickets at Puppet.org.

Monday, December 17
Mighty Mo & More
Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre holds their annual Mighty Mo & More – a FREE holiday event on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Presented by Georgia Natural Gas, this event will honor the Fox Theatre's historic 1929 grand opening with a musical prelude on the beloved Mighty Mo by Ken Double, president of the American Theatre Organ Society, followed by a special screening of "Elf." Atlanta's own soul musician, Cody Matlock, will grace the Fox stage this year with renditions of favorite Holiday classics. Foxtheatre.org

Now through January 6
Stone Mountain Christmas
Stone Mountain Park
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music and visits from some your favorite holiday characters. Start a new tradition and create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your kids. Visit Stonemountainpark.com.

Now Through January 6
Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Over Georgia
The joyous wintertime celebration returns to Six Flags Over Georgia this holiday season. Now more spectacular than ever with 16 themed areas, 29 holiday rides, dazzling live shows and festive seasonal food, all combining to make Holiday in the Park the most magical time of the year. Sixflags.com

Now Through January 2
Savor the Season
World of Coca-Cola
This month the World of Coca-Cola is decked out with displays and signature seasonal beverages creating a festive experience for guests. From one-of-a-kind VIP tours to photo moments with the ever-popular Coca-Cola Polar Bear, World of Coca-Cola's holiday celebration is one fans will not want to miss. WorldofCoca-Cola.com.

Thursday, December 20
Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny
Variety Playhouse
The 8th Annual edition of what has become a great holiday tradition on the Atlanta music scene, the Atlanta Holiday Hootenanny! The event will take place on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and returns to its original home, The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points. The concert will have four sets, totaling over four hours of music and featuring up to 20 musicians on stage at once. Includes a dedication to the late Vassar Clements, who passed away in 2005. Net proceeds from the concert benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity & ReStore.

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