Upcoming Alpharetta Events: Things To Do During The Holidays

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Upcoming Alpharetta Events: Things To Do During The Holidays

Christmas time is one of my favorite times of year. Living in the Atlanta area, there are definitely no shortages of things to do to get you into the Christmas spirit. My family and I spend a lot of time in the City of Alpharetta. We adore the city and all the events that they have to offer, especially during the Holidays. While the city is known for it’s chef owned restaurants, shopping and beautiful parks, Christmas time in Alpharetta is an extra special time of year to visit. If you’re venturing North of Atlanta, then Alpharetta should be on the top of your list this Holiday season. 

Avalon on Ice

Saturday, November 19 – January 21, 2018
Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.  Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!  Pricing and times vary.

Alpharetta, Avalon, Ice Skating

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Santa’s Toy Factory and Photos with Santa at North Point Mall

November 10 – December 24 Hours Vary

Embark on an exciting adventure at Santa’s Toy Factory. Put on your safety hat, test new toys and even digitally design your own! Book between Monday and Wednesday and save $5 (through December 9th).

The Lighting of Avalon

Sunday, November 19th – 1:00 -8:00 p.m.

A celebration for the season you won’t want to miss! Get in the holiday spirit with festive music and free activities for the whole family. From the annual opening of Avalon on Ice to the magnificent tree lighting, and an appearance from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, there’s something exciting for all to enjoy.

Alpharetta - Avalon during Christmas

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Santa Photos at Avalon

November 20 – December 24

Ho! Ho! Ho! Join jolly Old Saint Nick in his cozy cottage at Avalon for a dose of Christmas magic this holiday season! Santa will be making his way from the North Pole starting November 20th through December 24th. He will be around for the holiday season to spread Christmas cheer, take photos with children and families, share magical moments with those who visit him and more. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, our specialty RFID technology, special Santa events and more.

FREE Photos with Santa at the Alpharetta Welcome Center

Saturday, December 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Get your holiday photo taken for free at the Alpharetta Welcome Center, 178 South Main Street, Suite 200. Stop in for an individual or family photo with Santa and have the photo printed and emailed to you to share with friends and family. This is a free event and lite refreshments will be served. No reservations required. No pets please. The photographer will be using a “green screen” so it is recommended that attendees not wear green.

Alpharetta Christmas Market

Saturday, December 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Browse the local vendor booths for locally-made, Georgia grown products for all you holiday treasures and gifts.

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Alpharetta Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 2 – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
All the magic of the holidays glistens at the annual lighting of the 45’ live spruce tree with 10,000 white lights! The tree lighting will take place at 6:15 p.m.

  • Visits and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Community Stage with Holiday Performances
  • Downtown Restaurants and Food Trucks
  • Have fun in the Snow Playground
  • Roast Marshmallows around a warm fire
  • Performances by Alpharetta Community groups
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas read along with Mayor Belle Isle and family


Alpharetta, Lighting of Christmas Tree, Avalon

Photo Courtesy of Alpharetta CVB, Flikr

For more information and a full list of events, visit our Calendar of EventsPlease note that event dates, times and locations are subject to change.

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About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.

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