Major Events Coming to Atlanta
December 8 - 24: The Fox Theatre
For the first time in more than two decades, Atlanta Ballet will debut a new version of The Nutcracker that will mark a milestone in dance history. Two years in the making, this innovative production is designed to surprise and delight all audiences, from the young to the young-at-heart. The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra will perform live at each of the 19 performances. Visit Foxtheatre.org for tickets.
December 14: State Farm Arena
JINGLE BALL CONCERT
Jingle Ball is a charity event to celebrate the holiday season. This year's official charity is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Power 96.1 officially announced the all-star performers for Jingle Ball 2018 which will include: Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, G Eazy, Marshmello, Bazzi, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Carpenter The show is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 14 at State Farm Arena. Tickets at StateFarmArena.com.
December 20 & 21: Atlanta Symphony Hall
A VERY MERRY HOLIDAY
There's something for the entire family at this annual holiday extravaganza, led by gifted ASO Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan. He's joined by the renowned baritone Nmon Ford (an ASO regular soloist) as both singer and co-host. A Yale graduate himself, Maestro Mulligan has invited the university's celebrated singing ensemble, the Whiffenpoofs, to join the Orchestra for some holiday vocal cheer.
December 28: Cobb Energy Centre
Gap Band founder Charlie Wilson has ten No. 1 singles, 11 Grammy Award nominations, and has been selling out venues coast-to-coast. Wilson continues his reign as "Uncle Charlie," the lovable nickname originally given to him by Snoop Dogg, by being one of the most highly sought-after adult entertainers for today's top Hip-Hop and Pop artists. Tickets at CobbEnergyCentre.com.
December 29: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will move to a new date and time for this year's game when it kicks off at Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game will be the first New Year's Six bowl game played that day and will lead into the College Football Playoff Semifinals at the Capital One Orange Bowl and Goodyear Cotton Bowl on ESPN. Visit chick-fil-apeachbowl.com for tickets information.
December 31: Woodruff Park Downtown
Downtown Atlanta hosts the Southeast's largest New Year's Eve gathering. Over 150,000 patrons congregate on the streets downtown for the Peach Drop each year to watch an 800-pound peach descend from its 138-foot tower of lights to its resting place, where confetti showers over attendees and dazzling fireworks light the sky. The event continues for the second year at the Woodruff Park location. Visit Peachdrop.com.