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“Hope Moving Forward” sculpture by Basil Watson is one of many installations around the city celebrating Atlanta’s rich Black history.

WINTER 2021-22

Calendar of Events

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Ultimate Guide to Winter in Atlanta

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Find activities during your stay. From snow play to ice skating, festive lights & performances, you won’t be bored here.

It’s All About the Experience

Delve deeper into some of our attractions for one-of-a-kind experiences.

Top 12 Things to Do in Atlanta This Winter Our attractions heat up when it’s chilly outside.

7 Unique Things to Do to Celebrate Black History Atlanta has countless places to celebrate the contributions of Black in America.

Cosas Que Hacer en Atlanta, en Español

Pasando un fin de Semana de Invierno en Atlanta Comida para Entrar en Calor Este Invierno.

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Warm Up to Winter

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Hotel Dining ATL Style

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Care for a Cocktail?

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Six Yummy Bakeries Around Town

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Atlanta Winter Gift Guide

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Winter Sports Lineup

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Atlanta Maps

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Y’all Come Back

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Get fired up at our restaurants with warm winter vibes. Find splashy new boutique hotel restaurants and bars that recently opened. Indulge in these cocktail bars and restaurants that embrace the winter scene. Hit these local bakeries for holiday baked goods and seasonal treats. Shop these storefronts, brimming with goodies that capture the spirit of the city. Check out an action-packed lineup of basketball, football and plenty of bowl games. Find your way wherever you go. See what’s happening this spring.

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ON THE COVER: Atlanta skyline, featuring Midtown’s Lake Clara Meer at Piedmont Park. Photo by @afordphotography


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The Obama Portraits Tour at High Museum of Art

WINTERLAND: A Magical Holiday Experience at Illuminarium

CALENDAR OF EVENTS EDITOR’S PICKS

Illuminarium WINTERLAND: A Magical Holiday Experience

Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022 This interactive experience of light and sound reveals a luxurious winter palace where windows open onto traditional holiday scenes. The enchanted winter paradise continues with interactive elements such as ice cracking underfoot, the magnificent Northern Lights and whimsical forest creatures. www.illuminarium.com/atlanta

The Obama Portraits Tour

Jan. 14-March 20, 2022 Don’t miss your chance to see the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama at the High Museum of Art. Organized by the Smithonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the paintings by artists

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, will be on view for a limited time. www.high.org

IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival

Nov. 22-Jan. 16, 2022 Enter into an evening of light and wonder celebrating the beauty of the natural world with lighted vistas and 80 larger-than-life lanterns based on natural elements and animals. www.zooatlanta.org

LOOKING FOR MORE EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WINTER? DiscoverAtlanta.com/events

ATLANTA WELCOMES Dec. 6

Feb. 4-11

Feb. 2-6

Dec. 10-11

Jan. 7-12

Feb. 4-11

Dec. 11-14

Jan. 16-19

Dec. 16-19

Mary Kay Leadership Conference 2022

2022 ABM Continuing Education Conference and Vendor Showcase

Jan. 16-23

Feb. 6-9

SEC Championship Holiday Hoopsgiving 2021 63rd ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition Church of God by Faith, Inc. 100th General Assembly

Dec. 17-19

MomoCon Winterfest 2021

SCA 2022 Echo Week 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention

Women’s Missionary Society AME 2022 Executive Board Meeting

Jan. 24-27

Dec. 18

2022 International Production and Processing Expo

Dec. 30

2022 Georgia DECA State CDC

Cricket Celebration Bowl 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Jan. 2-3

Passion 2022

Jan. 25-29

Jan. 30-Feb. 1

CASE District III Annual Conference: Redefined

February Atlanta Apparel SCA 2022 Echo Week

Feb. 6-14

3DEXPERIENCE World 2022

Feb. 19-20

CHEERSPORT National All Star Cheerleading Championship

Feb. 23-26

The 2022 CEEP Network Gathering

Feb. 23-25

SkillsUSA Georgia National Leadership & Skills Conference WINTER 2021-22

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINTER IN ATLANTA Despite dipping temperatures, Atlanta still offers up a variety of fun, festive activities and experiences. From snow play to holiday performances, there’s plenty to see and do with our Ultimate Guide to Winter in Atlanta. BY JOLEEN PETE

SNOW AND ICE… IN ATLANTA

Though we don’t associate the South with ice and snow, Atlanta offers plenty of winter fun that requires bundling up to soak in the season well past the holidays. As the holidays approach a number of ice skating rinks pop up throughout the area including Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market, Skate the Station at Atlantic Station, Park Tavern and more. Colony Square will also offer skating as part of its reimagined holiday celebration with ticket sales benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Enjoy some snow play and sledding at Stone Mountain Park’s annual Snow Mountain.

MIRACLE ON PEACHTREE

Miracle on Peachtree is back with new and festive, family-friendly events and activities in Atlanta’s Buckhead community. Visit Christkindl Market Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022.This free outdoor market features

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more than 50 vendors with German food, warm beverages and shopping for one-ofa-kind handcrafted goods. Find live music and entertainment on the weekends. Festive Christmas trees illuminate Loudermilk Park Nov. 26-Dec. 11 and Santa arrives at Lenox Square on Nov. 27, settling in until Dec. 24. Elevate your Santa visit at Tea with Santa at The St. Regis Atlanta with visits from the jolly man himself and an afternoon of fun, scheduled throughout the holiday season. Buckhead Village District transforms into a winter wonderland decked with illuminated globes in trees, oversized ornaments and larger-than-life floral sculptures. Guests can find an immersive Sugar Plum Fairy Forest from Nov. 26Dec. 18; a free performance by Atlanta Ballet 2 on Nov. 27; the buckheadRUN! Holiday 5K on Dec. 4; and the Hot Chocolate Crawl on Dec. 11. www.liveablebuckhead.com/holiday

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Discover Atlanta’s Most Immersive Experiences

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to come face-to-face with the world’s most exotic animals in their natural habitats, brought to life with 4K laser projection, in-floor vibration, 3D audio, and even scent. WILD closes Spring 2022.

Take the family on a holiday outing through a snow-covered forest, feel ice crack underfoot, and watch whimsical creatures prancing under the Northern Lights, all through the power of cutting-edge technology. LIMITED HOLIDAY RUN Nov 26 – Jan 2.

Illuminarium After Dark

Join us for a variety of immersive 21+ experiences. Enjoy themed cocktails while immersed in a fantastical, ever-changing environment.

For tickets and more info visit illuminarium.com/atlanta


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The Snow Globes Walk at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Atlanta offers a variety of festive openair activities, complete with unforgettable light displays, winter treats and outdoor pop-up markets.

IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival

This display at Zoo Atlanta celebrates the beauty of the natural world with more than 80 large, handmade Chinese-inspired animal lanterns throughout the park, now through mid-January 2022. www.zooatlanta.org

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Atlanta Botanical Garden presents dazzling light displays Nov. 13-Jan. 15, 2022, so grab a cup of hot cocoa and plan a fun evening out. Also featured: the Holiday Ride-On Train that is popular with younger visitors and holiday model trains for viewing during the holiday season. www.atlantabg.org

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Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World

Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers both indoor and outdoor holiday fun, Nov. 20-Jan. 9, 2022. Trees and other creations are decorated indoors to recognize celebrations Hanukkah, Christmas and including indigenous art and national symbols. Outside, skip the skates at the outdoor sock skating rink. The Snow Globes Walk is located in WildWoods and includes six giant globes up to seven feet tall decorated with holiday scenes. www.fernbankmuseum.org

IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival at Zoo Atlanta

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Go Hiking

Since winter is fairly mild in the South, it’s a great time to get out and explore. Check out the Atlanta BeltLine, Westside Park and beyond. Chattahoochee Nature Center offers a selection of easy wooded nature hikes, or grab a map and hike out to find some tiny doors, thanks to the local art installations provided by Tiny Doors ATL. Atlanta is home to a plethora of impressive street art, so grab your camera and take a self-guided photo safari.


WORLD OF COCA-COLA

World of Coca-Cola

HOLIDAY GUIDE

Make time for some of the more traditional aspects of the holidays in Atlanta. Holiday events and performances are a family tradition for many and Atlanta has a variety of options:

• Yuri Possokhov’s The Nutcracker by

Atlanta Ballet will perform at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Dec. 4-29. Possokhov’s energetic rendition returns to the live stage this year with larger-than-life sets, video projections and stunning costumes. www.atlantaballet.com

• Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

will return to the stage this year with an exciting new adaption including brand new costumes and reimagined sets. Catch performances at the Alliance Theatre Nov. 12- Dec. 3. www.alliancetheatre.org

• World of Coca-Cola sparkles with

festive holiday lights and life-size ornaments perfect for photos outside. Inside guests experience seasonal

scents, enjoy specialty holiday beverage samplings, follow a Sundblom Santa QR code hunt throughout the attraction and take part in new, interactive photo ops amidst holiday décor. www.worldofcoca-cola.com

• Families will enjoy a visit to Center for

Puppetry Arts for the Christmas Town Puppet Exhibit featuring Rudolph and Santa puppets from the original film production of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Nov. 11-Jan. 2, 2022 and the family-favorite live puppet show of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Nov. 10-Jan 2, 2022. An accompanying Create-A-Puppet workshop and access to the World of Puppetry Museum is included. www.puppet.org

• Enchanted Woodland Wonders. This

festive holiday outing takes place on Dec. 12 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Visit live reindeer and participate in seasonal activities while exploring nature with the kids. www.chattnaturecenter.org

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Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park

STONE MOUNTAIN PARK

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Center for Puppetry Arts

• Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

Over Georgia will offer dozens of Christmas trees and over a million LED lights in addition to special holiday performances and experiences, Nov. 20 -Jan. 2, 2022. Catch Santa on his sleigh while indulging in seasonal treats such as chocolate peppermint funnel cake or rich hot chocolate. www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

• Stone Mountain Christmas is a must-

visit with millions of dazzling lights. In addition, visitors will find holiday characters, Christmas carolers, a Christmas parade, special holiday events and more, through Jan. 2, 2022. www.stonemountainpark.com

• Don’t miss Cheryl Day’s launch of her

upcoming cookbook “Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking” on Dec. 2 at Atlanta History Center. Baked goods will be offered to guests who have purchased bundled tickets as well as access to the decorated Swan House for all guests before the event begins. www.atlantahistorycenter.com WINTER 2021-22

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE Whether you’re looking to purchase an unusual gift for someone special or seeking a little adventure for yourself, Atlanta attractions are here to help. Exciting experiences vary from driving a Porsche to interacting with animals to playing games. Most locations offer gift cards for that perfect surprise. BY CAROL CARTER

FOR THE DRIVING ENTHUSIAST Porsche Experience Center Atlanta: Car lovers can get behind the wheel of a Porsche either in a simulator lab or on the track during a 1.6-mile circuit. After testing their mettle, they can visit the Heritage Gallery for an up-close look (or a swoon) at historic Porsches or stop in at the Classic Factory Restoration Workshop. www.porschedriving.com/atlanta

FOR THE ANIMAL LOVER

Georgia Aquarium: Go behind-thescenes with several encounters including

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the Shark and Ray Interaction where participants don wetsuits, experience an educational presentation, then jump right into the water. Other encounters include sea otters, penguins, sea lions, beluga whales and dolphins. www.georgiaaquarium.org Zoo Atlanta: Wannabe zoologists can turn up the excitement by booking a Wild Encounter at Zoo Atlanta. Recipients choose elephant, lemur, rhino, giant panda or Aldabra tortoise. Team members educate participants, who get to meet and feed the critter. Note: The Giant Panda Wild Encounter is on hold during November. www.zooatlanta.org

FOR THE GAMING GURU

Pin & Proper: Found at The Beacon Atlanta, Pin & Proper offers the new game of Pinfall, which combines cornhole, football and bowling. A food and cocktail menu is available to stretch the experience. www.pinproper.com Fowling Warehouse: Home of the original football bowling pin game, Fowling Warehouse is located in West Midtown. TVs for sporting events and

an eclectic menu for food and drink are also available. www.fowlingwarehouse.com Topgolf: Indoor golfers pick their skill level and hit balls inside private bays. Golf balls contain microchips that keep track of every shot and a screen in each climate-controlled bay shows the accuracy and distance of each ball hit. Multiple locations including West Midtown are available. www.topgolf.com Puttshack: In West Midtown, Puttshack takes miniature golf to a new level through technology, boasting of a mini golf experience unlike any ever played before. www.puttshack.com

FOR THE AXE THROWER

This old sport found new life as a teambuilding activity or for a family night out. Coaches are on hand to shorten the learning curve. Check out American Axes in Marietta or West Midtown, Axe Throwing Atlanta in Downtown, and Civil Axe Throwing in Grant Park. www.american-axes.com www.axethrowingatlanta.com www.civilaxethrowing.com

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Porsche innovation meets southern hospitality. Open to drivers of all skill levels, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta is the home of Porsche passion in North America. Book a Drive Experience, choose from our fleet of powerful Porsche vehicles and go on-track to build your skills with a dedicated Driving Coach. Contact us at 888-204-7474 for availability or visit porschedriving.com for more information.

© 2021 Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Porsche recommends seat belt usage and observance of traffic laws at all times.


TOP 12 THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA THIS WINTER A. M. CASSANDRE, RESTAUREZ-VOUS AU WAGON-BAR, 1935, (MERRILL C. BERMAN COLLECTION

Winter is no time to hibernate in Atlanta. From art exhibits to football fun to important cultural experiences, there is something for everyone in Atlanta this winter. BY MARIA SMITH

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High Museum of Art

Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900-1940, feature the origins of modern graphic design through poster art at High Museum of Art.

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The High Museum of Art has several limited-time exhibits coming to its hallowed halls this winter. The High will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its esteemed series “Picturing the South” Nov. 5-Feb. 6, 2022. The exhibition will be the first time nearly 200 works from past commissions will be brought together. Also, “Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900-1940” will be on display Dec. 10-April 24, 2022. This exhibit explores the history of graphic design and how it grew to be essential to social and cultural commentary. Perhaps the most anticipated exhibit this winter though will be The Obama Portraits Tour. Visitors can see the portraits of the

former president and former first lady, which have received rave reviews since debuting in Washington, D.C. in 2018. www.high.org

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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

If you have ever wanted to step inside a masterpiece as opposed to just viewing it, then “Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience” is a must. This 20,000-square-foot exhibition features a light and sound spectacular of Van Gogh’s greatest works. Using cuttingedge technology, the exhibit offers 360-degree views and even a virtual reality walk. “Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience” will continue in Atlanta through Feb. 17, 2022. www. vangoghexpo.com/atlanta

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Based on the critically acclaimed television show “Downton Abbey,” this exhibition transports visitors to postEdwardian England where the iconic house, fashion and characters come to life. While immersed in the fascinating culture of the early 20th century, visitors

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The Art of Banksy: “Without Limits” exhibition at Underground Atlanta


can also experience some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run. www.downtonexhibition.com

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The Art of Banksy: “Without Limits” has taken over Underground Atlanta. This stunning street art exhibition features over 155 artworks including photos, sculptures, prints on varying materials, digital installations and murals. These artworks, and their social commentary, are stirring conversation starters. www.artofbanksy.com/atlanta

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Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA

With tons of interactive exhibits, events and good old-fashioned play, children ages 8 and younger (and their parents) will find nonstop creative amusement. This includes the current temporary exhibit, “The World of Hilarious Invention.” Visitors can check out the iconic contraptions, creative illustrations and hilarious storytelling of artist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Starting in February 2022, Storyland will then transform the space into a 3-D,

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GEORGIA AQUARIUM

“SHARKS! Predators of the Deep” is the newest gallery at Georgia Aquarium

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Georgia Aquarium

When temperatures dip, visitors can enjoy the magnificent animals in the indoor aquarium’s 11 million gallons of water. Be sure to save time to visit the newest gallery at the Georgia Aquarium, “SHARKS! Predators of the Deep.” It is one of the largest and most dynamic shark exhibits in North America, where visitors can come face-to-face with these mysterious and often misunderstood sea creatures. www.georgiaaquarium.org

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Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

Kick a field goal, throw a touchdown or perform a karaoke-like version of your alma mater’s fight song at the hall. Visit on Saturdays during the college football season to experience the Gameday Tailgate Built by Home Depot and watch live gridiron action on the 36-foot, highdefinition video board. Visitors can also see the “Southern Company Celebrating HBCUs,” which is a new permanent exhibit focusing on the history of HBCU

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athletics and culture. The limited-time Locker Room Exhibit is not to be missed. It showcases unique and personal artifacts from all 32 members of the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame Class. www.cfbhall.com

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The Breman Museum

For those seeking a new perspective, the Breman Museum’s new exhibition, “History with Chutzpah: Remarkable Stories of the Southern Jewish Adventure 1733 - Present” should be added to your to-do list. It gives voice to Jewish people from the past 300 years whose experiences, achievements and perceptions helped create and define the South. With over 250 artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories, visitors can experience the stories not often told. www.thebreman.org

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bilingual learning environment. The exhibition will feature seven culturally diverse and beloved children’s books. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The center has quickly become a mustsee experience for Atlanta visitors. In addition to the permanent exhibitions examining the civil rights movement in the U.S. and around the world, the center hosts temporary exhibitions such as the current one, “A Better Life for Their

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The Breman Museum

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“Each/Other” exhibit at Michael C. Carlos Museum

parkland surrounding this Atlanta institution. The grounds include formal gardens, one with over 40 varieties of roses, sculptures, waterfalls, two small lakes and a tranquil Japanese Garden. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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Children.” From now through the end of December 2021, visitors can experience this photography exhibit examining the strides made in creating equitable education as well as how far there is left to go. www.civilandhumanrights.org

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The Museum gives visitors a close-up view of the modern American presidency through a life-sized replica of the Oval Office, 13-foot screens depicting “Day in the Life of the President” and an interactive map table that monitors elections and chronicles progress in fighting diseases around the world. Meander through the 35 acres of wooded

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For those interested in design, visit the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). It is the only museum in the Southeast exclusively devoted to the study and celebration of everything surrounding design. Its newest exhibition, “Survival Architecture & The Art of Resilience” will be open through Jan. 16, 2022. This exhibit reminds visitors of the power of design to build resilience and find solutions. Starting in February 2022, “Full Circle: Design Without End” will open at MODA. It will showcase designers who are using regenerative design to replenish natural systems instead of depleting them. www.museumofdesign.org

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Michael C. Carlos Museum

Get into the cultural collaboration spirit with the new exhibit, “The Power of Making Art Together” at Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. This exhibition, by contemporary Native American artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, enlists those viewing as collaboration partners. While there, see The Carlos Museum’s recently renovated Asian wing, focusing on Southeast Asian art. www.carlos.emory.edu

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The hustle and bustle of winter and the holidays is no reason to skip date night. There are a variety of fun and unique experiences for dates in Atlanta but lately we’re loving these picnic experiences for a romantic date (or proposal!).

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Experience LIKE NO OTHER!

Atlanta’s favorite destination for family fun is celebrating the holiday season with Stone Mountain Christmas! Immerse your family in holiday magic with all-day attractions, millions of dazzling lights, seasonal entertainment and more. Plus, see the ALL NEW World’s Largest Christmas Light Show where your favorite holiday songs are brought to life with video, special effects and fireworks! Open weekends and school holidays November 13 – January 2.

Plan your visit and purchase tickets at stonemountainpark.com.


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7 UNIQUE THINGS TO DO TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY

“The Obama Portraits Tour” on display at High Museum of Art

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In January, we celebrate the birthday and contributions of Atlanta native Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events, children’s activities and concerts take place throughout the city. Then in February, we celebrate Black History Month as we highlight all of the contributions of Black Americans to our country. Please check DiscoverAtlanta.com for the latest events and in the meantime, pay homage to Black history. Here are a few ideas. BY DISCOVER ATLANTA NOW EDITORIAL STAFF

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Stroll Down Auburn Avenue. The Sweet Auburn neighborhood was once the center of cultural, spiritual and business life as well as a safe haven in Black Atlanta. Learn more about the sites on what was known as “the richest Negro Street in the world,” including Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Walk in the footsteps of those who came before us on Auburn Avenue, and see the Black and Brown-owned businesses that are helping to revitalize the area. Location: Start at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, head across the street to the APEX Museum, then make your way down to For Keeps Bookstore before heading to the MLK Birth Home.


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Support Black-owned Businesses. Although you may know of many Black- and minority-owned businesses including your favorite spa, gallery or tour group, you may not know how much your continued support contributes to building stronger communities, closing the wealth gap or even entrepreneurial equity. The Village at PCM opened in November 2020 to add a new level of support with a storefront featuring more than 25 local Black entrepreneurs. Location: The Village at PCM is at Ponce City Market in Midtown at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE

60 works by self-taught local Atlanta artist Nellie Mae Rowe will be on display. This is the first major exhibition of her work to consider her practice as a radical act of self-expression and liberation in the post-civil-rights-era South. But don’t leave the museum yet. There’s more. In case you haven’t heard, “The Obama Portraits Tour” will come to the High Jan. 14-March 20, 2022. The official portraits of President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama by

artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, will be on display as part of a tour organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Location: High Museum of Art, Midtown at 1280 Peachtree St. NE

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Explore the Past and Present Through Interactive Exhibits. National Center for Civil and Human Rights pays homage to the civil rights movement and it brings current global human rights issues to the forefront. Walk through the center’s three main exhibits: civil rights, human rights and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection from Morehouse College. Each exhibit features hands-on interactive displays that bring guests into the subject matter. Location: National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Downtown between Georgia Aquarium and World of CocaCola at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.

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Enjoy a Two-For-One at High Museum of Art. See beauty through the artist’s eyes with “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe” (Through Jan. 9, 2022). More than

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and Universities. While you are there, take note of this message from the College Football Hall of Fame: Hall of Famers come from diverse backgrounds and have achieved the pinnacle of college performance. Many have broken down social barriers while facing tough obstacles yet have used those experiences to educate others and seek change. Location: Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Downtown at 250 Marietta St. NW

Create a New Food Itinerary. Purchase a gift card, pick up takeout, or chow down at a Black and Brownowned Atlanta restaurant. Here’s one idea for an Atlanta food itinerary supporting Black and Brown owned restaurants:

Coffee: Coffee of the Day at Urban Grind Breakfast: Peach Cobbler French Toast at Atlanta Breakfast Club Lunch: Rapper’s Delight at Local Green Atlanta or Dat Ish Wrap at Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe Dinner: Mama Joyce’s BBQ rib tips at Old Lady Gang, Ludacris’s fried catfish sandwich at Chicken + Beer or fried chicken at Paschal’s. This is just a start. You’ll find that continuing for longer than a month is easy (and delicious).

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Immerse Yourself in Attractions. For more glimpses into Black history, visit the Madam CJ Walker Museum/ WERD Radio, celebrating both America’s first female self-made millionaire (which inspired the Netflix series “Self Made,” starring Octavia Spencer) and the first Black-owned radio station. Check out the APEX Museum, Hammonds House Museum, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Trap Music Museum and the Wren’s Nest, too.

Visit ATLUnguided.com for more ideas and to plan your day.

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Disfrutar del invierno en Atlanta es un placer, ya que el ambiente da pie a las celebraciones de temporada. Con un clima agradablemente frío, se puede disfrutar de la ciudad y todo lo que tiene que ofrecer durante el invierno. Aquí te ofrecemos un itinerario ideal para pasar un fin de semana en Atlanta disfrutando de las actividades de temporada.

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Comienza tu día con un típico desayuno americano en el popular Buttermilk Kitchen. Localizado en una casa antigua en Buckhead, la armoniosa hospitalidad y los ricos biscuits, te harán sentir que estás comiendo en la casa de un familiar. Esa es la hospitalidad sureña. Con esa energía, es hora de comprar. Dirígete a Atlantic Station, donde puedes caminar y comprar en el centro comercial al aire libre. Con una variedad de tiendas alrededor de su gigantesco árbol navideño, tendrás

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suficiente de donde escoger. Ir de compras abre el apetito, así es que date una vuelta al restaurante 5Church en el corazón de Midtown. Con la increíble vista desde una mesa en la terraza, deleitate en este restaurante de comida americana moderna. ¿Que es invierno, sin patinaje sobre hielo? A tan solo unos pasos encontrarás la pista de hielo de Park Tavern, localizado en Piedmont Park. Con renta de patines, y clases de patinaje, toda Continued on page 22

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la familia puede poner en práctica sus habilidades sobre hielo. Antes de terminar la noche, no puedes dejar pasar la oportunidad de ver las luces de la ciudad. Dirígete a The Roof, localizado en la azotea de Ponce City Market. Es la mejor manera de terminar el día con juegos estilo carnaval, bares, restaurantes y una increíble vista.

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No hay nada más confortable en una mañana de invierno, que empezar con un café y un pan dulce. Little Tart Bakeshop es una de las paradas favoritas de los lugareños. En cualquiera de sus tres localidades, podrás disfrutar de los adorados pastelillos franceses que despiertan a Atlanta. Si aún no has terminado con tus compras, pero quieres seguir turisteando,

COMIDA PARA ENTRAR EN CALOR ESTE INVIERNO Con bebidas y platillos caseros, disfruta del confortable frío de Atlanta este invierno dándole a tu paladar y tu alma un cálido sorbo que te transportará a los sabores de Latinoamérica. BY DANIELA CINTRON

Energízate con un tradicional café de olla en el restaurante de cocina Mexicana, Casi Cielo. Condimentado con canela, clavo, anís estrella, y endulzado con piloncillo, este auténtico café es servido en una taza de barro. Acompañalo con una canasta de pan dulce fresco y déjate transportar a las calles de la Ciudad de México. Si la cafeína no es lo tuyo, los fines de semana Casi Cielo ofrece chocolate caliente abuelita, la manera perfecta para endulzar tu día. Saliendo de lo cotidiano, Cafecito Mexican Coffee Shop te da opciones. Visita su cuenta de Instagram (@cafecito.coffeeshop) y encuentralos en distintas partes de la ciudad ofreciendo sus populares cafés con leche con infusión de horchata o cajeta. Eleva tu experiencia y pide uno de sus típicos churros o conchas para

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sumergir. No hay duda que tu paladar reconocerá esos sabores. A cualquier hora del día vuelve a la vida con una colada, el famoso café Cubano hecho de espresso y azúcar. Con tres localidades en la ciudad, Cubanos ATL te ofrece un pedacito en Atlanta de la preciada isla. Otra manera de entrar en calor en Atlanta es con un tradicional guiso. Dale a tu paladar un viaje a Sudamérica con un Sancocho, el cual es generalmente elaborado en la costa caribeña de Colombia. La Casona, en Buford Highway, ofrece esta abundante sopa hecha con una base de caldo, carne y verduras incluyendo papa, yuca y elote. Con arroz y aguacate a un lado, el guiso da calor y satisfacción hasta el alma. Haciendo otra parada en el tren de los recuerdos, podemos dar una vuelta por Centroamérica. Algunos dicen que es salvadoreño, otros lo atribuyen a Ecuador, en cualquier caso, en Atlanta puedes encontrar un caldo de pata en el Restaurante y Cafetería Xelapan, un auténtico restaurante guatemalteco. Este guiso basado en talón de vaca, no solo es rico, sino que

el histórico Downtown Decatur es el lugar perfecto. Date una vuelta por The Square, y recorre sus 15 transitables calles de tiendas. Sin necesidad de ir muy lejos, podrás disfrutar de un almuerzo en uno de sus 45 restaurantes, entre ellos algunos de los mejores de Atlanta. Después de un día de compras y aventuras, pasa la noche disfrutando de una de las tradiciones favoritas de la temporada, las luces e iluminaciones en el Atlanta Botanical Garden. Hasta el 15 de Enero podrás vivir esta experiencia mágica, llena de música, luces, esculturas, arte y mucha vegetación. Conservando ciertas tradiciones, el parque botánico sorprende cada año con un toque nuevo. Con actividades al aire libre, o dentro, el calor humano de Atlanta te recibe con los brazos abiertos y mucha diversión para todos cada temporada.

también saludable con increíbles micronutrientes. La forma en que se cocina la pata de vaca con yuca, repollo, chayotes, maíz dulce y se aromatiza con limón y chile en polvo, trae sabor y calidez este invierno. En muchos lugares de Latinoamérica, el invierno es tiempo de disfrutar de un consomé caliente y picosito. Atlanta hace esos deseos realidad. El Tesoro, en Edgewood, ofrece cada jueves incomparable consomé de birria. Dándole su toque único, El Tesoro sirve este deleite sobre fideos. Algo un poco fuera de lo común, pero vale la pena probar para pasar un día de invierno en la ciudad entrado en calor. Casi Cielo

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For fun coffee drinks, find Cafecito Mexican Coffee Shop in Tucker. Warm up with one of the popular lattes infused with horchata (sweet drink made of rice) or cajeta (sweetened caramelized goat’s milk). It’s a whole new experience. Get a churro or a concha (Mexican pastry) and take it to the next level by dipping it in your hot drink. www.cafecitocoffeeshop.com

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Some say it is Salvadoran, others attribute it to Ecuador but in any case, you can find a caldo de pata at Xelapan Restaurant and Cafe, an authentic Guatemalan restaurant. This beef heel stew is not only delicious but also healthy with incredible micronutrients. The way the cow’s feet are cooked with yucca, cabbage, chayotes and sweet corn, and flavored with lemon and chili powder, brings flavor and warmth this winter. www.xelapanus.com

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At any time of the day, come back to life with a colada, the famous Cuban coffee made of espresso and sugar. With three locations in the city, Cubanos ATL offers you a slice of the beautiful island in Atlanta. www.cubanosatl.com

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Give your palate a trip to South America with a Sancocho, which is generally made on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. La Casona on Buford Highway offers this hearty soup made with a base of broth, meat and vegetables including potatoes, yucca and corn. Served with rice and avocado on the side, this soup is warm and satisfying to the soul. https://la-casona-atlanta. business.site WINTER 2021-22

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WARM UP TO WINTER Get fired up for winter with roaring fireplaces, steamy cocktails and even an après ski dining experience. These dining picks will send up warming winter vibes to transport you far away from the daily grind. BY LIESL MERKEL

Yebo Beach Haus

South African flavors meld with New American cuisine at this upbeat Buckhead eatery. Each year, Yebo transforms into Yebo Ski Haus right after Thanksgiving. Guests will enter into a pop-up ski lodge featuring a comfort food-focused menu and a flickering firepit. Guests can dip into fondue at the table and sip wintery cocktails and hot chocolate at this après ski haus, settling into the winter months until March 2022. www.yebobeachhaus.com

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Fiery American cooking sets the stage for warming vibes, complemented by rotating rotisseries and a 26-foot-wineon-tap barrel wall. Savor pimento cheese hush puppies and smoked salmon chips on the patio overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail or amp up your meal with the wood-grilled pork chop or swordfish with cashew romesco sauce. Firepits heat up the scene at night when the music plays and cocktails are poured. www.twourbanlicks.com

Forza Storico

What better way to warm up to winter than with traditional Italian comfort dishes? Guests head to Westside Provisions District to dine on typical Roman dishes such as carbonara, rigatoni and cacio e pepe. The covered outdoor patio is heated to allow al fresco dining all winter long. Explore the Italian wine list filled with unique labels or choose an Italian beer to sip

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with an antipasti platter layered with prosciutto, provolone-filled peppers and a seasonal frittata. www.forzastorico.com

The Garden Room

The lush setting of The Garden Room located at The St. Regis Atlanta shows off plenty of windows to let the sunlight - or limelight - shine through. Beautiful greenhouse plants and trees grow between comfortably ornate couches and bistro tables. For an enchanted evening, settle among twinkling lights to nibble on black truffle crispy tuna rice and house-made focaccia. Gather around the fireplace and order something more upscale like the Wagyu striploin and a selection of caviar. Try tantalizing cocktails such as Polar Solstice, Flaming Peacock and Let’s Get Serious with Pinhook bourbon, Averna Amaro, orange and Aztec chocolate bitters. Make a plan early to go here - reservations sell out. www.thegardenroomatlanta.com


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Blue Ridge Grill

Southern cuisine is served in this sophisticated Buckhead restaurant. Locally sourced ingredients are used to create seasonal dishes and menu favorites such as the grilled Georgia Trout, fried lobster B.L.T. sandwich or the hickory grilled ribeye. Snag a seat near the fireplace and sip from the expansive wine list with more than 400 varieties of old and new world wines. www.blueridgegrill.com

Tre Vele

With several settings including a dining room, patio and rooftop terrace, the warm and welcoming Tre Vele, brought to you by the team behind Mission + Market, serves modern nods to Italian dishes and plenty of homemade pasta. Indulge in their innovative strozzapreti with kale pesto or a grilled Branzino fillet. Head to the rooftop terrace for cocktails and gather around the firepit to toast the season. A cafe and market at Tre Vele will open soon at this Sandy Springs restaurant. www.treveleatl.com

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to the patio-only cigar program. Baked Alaska, of course, is what you need for dessert. www.marcelatl.com

pimento cheese, bacon jam and crispy shallots. Gather near the fireplace to feel the warmth of a comfortable, inventive meal and a local beer or cocktail. Chef Nick Leahy takes care to highlight Georgia’s producers and sustainably sourced local produce. www.nickswestsideatl.com

South City Kitchen Buckhead

Sophisticated southern cuisine is dished out in an ever-evolving menu of local favorites. Guests can hang on the heated outdoor patio, secluded just enough for them to keep an eye on bustling Peachtree Street. Outdoor fire pits beckon with lounge seating, perfect for a drink before or after the meal. Local hits on the menu include fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and the satisfying Springer Mountain Farms fried chicken with collard greens and mashed red bliss potatoes. www.southcitykitchen.com

The Chastain

Situated next to Chastain Park in Buckhead, this New American restaurant serves dishes like Georgia mountain trout and a mean signature cheeseburger. An outdoor fire pit on the stone patio invites guests to sit with one of many sparkling wines on the restaurant’s curated list. Check for seasonal goodies to add holiday spirit such as chocolate babka, cranberry orange bread and Rosca de Reyes for Three Kings Day. www.thechastainatl.com

Nick’s Westside

Nick’s is a new gathering place in West Midtown serving Nashville hot smoked chicken drumsticks, a meatloaf sandwich and the Valdosta burger topped with

Varuni Napoli

Linger over the throwback American steakhouse menu next to the beautiful wood burning fireplace on Marcel’s covered, heated patio. Explore the menu with options like the eight-ounce New York Strip Marcel reserve cut and a bonein Filet Monsieur. Throwback cocktails hand-mixed with bourbon, blended rums or gin make a perfect accompaniment

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For those who might want to stay cozy at home, Varuni Napoli in Midtown offers its at-home Margherita pizza kits. This popular experience was a hit last season and includes one can of Varuni branded tomatoes, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella, a large carafe of extra virgin olive oil, four balls of dough, flour and Pecorino Romano cheese, along with detailed instructions from chef Luca. In-person, Varuni offers authentic Neapolitan dishes like artisanal white pizzas and fresh cannoli inside or on the heated patio. A second location is found at Krog Street Market. www.varuni.us WINTER 2021-22

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HOTEL DINING ATL STYLE These splashy new boutique hotel restaurants and bars recently opened, ushering in a new crop of places to hit. Gone are the days of stuffy, white tablecloths and stale peanuts at the bar as these swanky digs deserve an evening (or afternoon) out. A bonus: What do most hotel restaurants have? Breakfast. Add that to your list of early morning indulgences.

with fully stocked pantries, mini bars and food-themed designs. As a bonus, the Epicurean Theatre is a high-tech kitchen classroom, which will have events hosted by chefs and bartenders. www.epicureanhotelatlanta.com

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EPICUREAN ATLANTA IN MIDTOWN Reverence

On the ground level is restaurant Reverence with dishes carefully crafted from local ingredients including heritage meats and fresh seafood from farmers across the Southeast. The open kitchen allows guests to watch executive chef Ewart Wardhaugh and his team create seasonal dishes such as steak frites and wild foraged Sapelo Island razor clams ceviche.

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Aerial Kitchen & Bar

Step into a lush garden paved with outdoor lounge seating on the ninth floor terrace. Flavors of South America and Mexico are served through dishes, raw bar selections and drinks as guests indulge in the scenic vistas of the city and an open-air bar.

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The new Epicurean Atlanta is specially designed for food lovers. Even the rooms at the Epicurean cater to the food lover

Drawbar offers locally sourced and Southern-inspired food created by chef Christina Wai. Come for brunch and the customizable Bloody Mary bar Saturday and Sunday or stop in for a premier craft cocktail later in the day. The new Tailgate Menu is available on certain dates through Jan. 9, 2022 (check website for details) and includes tangy peach cider pulled pork sliders, bacon collard green dip and soft pretzels with beer cheese. www.bellyardhotel.com/dine/drawbar

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Step into old Hollywood glamour when you enter this restaurant gem. The new American menu remembers continental dishes of yesterday, and chef Brandon Chavannes serves his creations in a supper club atmosphere. A 21st century spin on classics includes items like oysters on the half shell with cucumber and rice wine mignonette and larger dishes like Lasagna Rotolo and a lobster and shellfish roast. Classic cocktails such as The Vesper with Ketel One, Bombay Sapphire and Lillet Blanc and The Hemingway Daiquiri complement the offerings. www.thebettyatl.com

St. Julep

On the hotel’s rooftop deck, weekend DJs spin and guests munch on bar nuts with brown butter and rosemary, lemon pepper ranch popcorn, corn dogs and spiked soft serve while taking in the views from indoor and outdoor seats. No-fuss cocktails wash down all of those snacks. www.saintjulepatl.com

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While away the winter daze at these frosty-themed cocktail bars around town.

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This seasonal Southern restaurant is named for the original restaurant: Mrs. P’s Tea Room in the 1950s. It was transformed almost a decade later into Atlanta’s first openly LGTBQ-friendly bar, and now reinvents itself once again. Pick a mealtime (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and order breakfast tacos; red beans and rice arancini for lunch; and BBQ lamb lollipops and okra “devils on horseback” with pancetta and candied jalapeno glaze. Grab a cocktail and indulge in an original Mrs. P’s favorite: boiled peanuts. Try the new update with kombu, chili, orange & pepper. www.wyliehotel.com

Biltong Bar: Two locations at Buckhead Village and Ponce City Market are “Up to Snow Good” as they shape their spaces into The Blitzen Room. Expect vintage, swinging decor and seasonally themed cocktails like Frozen Egg Nog and Chartreuse Hot Chocolate. www.biltong-bar.com King of Pops Bar: The King of Pops bar at Ponce City Market will transform into a ski chalet during the holidays. Hot-tails and poptails top the menu of seasonal libations, like the Polar Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake made with peppermint schnapps. The popular white chocolate peppermint pop is back, packed with pure peppermint and rich, creamy white Colombian chocolate. www.kingofpops.com 12 Cocktail Bar: Located in Ponce City Market, 12 Cocktail Bar will start its seasonal celebration Nov. 26 with a Mixmas cocktail menu. Beverages include Sleigh Fuel with bourbon, cinnamon, eggnog and coffee, plus more holiday-inspired cocktails. www.12cocktailbar.com

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LaRayia’s Bodega: The vegan bodega opening in Ponce City Market this fall will serve the vegan coquito, a festive take on a Puerto Rican eggnog. Look for it this holiday season. www.facebook.com/larayiasbodega The ROOF at PCM: Looking for over-the-top holiday decor? Just inside the tower lobby at Ponce City Market is the Holiday Social Bar, opening Nov. 26. Holiday inspired drinks, whimsical decor and much more awaits, and all is included with admission to The Roof. www.poncecityroof.com

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SIX BAKERIES AROUND TOWN

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ST. GERMAIN FRENCH BAKERY Taste pastries and cakes including coffee eclairs and colorful flavors of macarons. You can order many holiday goodies this season including the Upside-Down Santa and shiny gold leaf macarons. Holiday cakes include the Christmas Log Cake and the Champagne Bottle New Year Cake. Find St. Germain in Ponce City Market with other locations at Interlock and Buckhead Village. www.stgermainatl.com

serving chocolate-covered strawberries, roscas de canelo and conchas. It also has uniquely decorated and colorful cakes made-to-order for any occasion in flavors like mocha, dulce de leche and chocolate. There are two other locations at Lawrenceville Square Plaza and in Norcross. www.esquisitobakery.com

JUST BAKERY OF ATLANTA This nonprofit bakery employs resettled refugees who create baked goods that can be ordered online and picked up in locations such as Candler Park, Brookhaven and Decatur. It offers offer cookies with flavors like dark chocolate chip and sea salt, as well as freshly baked scones and breads such as rosemary and sea salt focaccia and sourdough loaves. www.justbakeryatl.org

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During the winter in Atlanta, the city’s local bakeries have a great selection of baked goods and interesting treats, perfect for any of the many holidays going on during the season.

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BELLINA ALIMENTARI This Italian market in Ponce City Market sells pastas, sauces and extra virgin olive oil. It also has a wide variety of food and drinks. Bellina will carry Giusti Balsamic Vinegar Panettoni filled with candied fruits and raisins, this holiday season. www.bellina-alimentari.com

STAR PROVISIONS MARKET & CAFE At Star Provisions you can get holiday treats such as festive iced cookies, homemade croissant bark, chocolate biscotti, gingerbread cookies and cakes and pies. The market is located in West Midtown and is also perfect for picking up meats and cheeses, wines and even coffee and lunch. www.starprovisions.com ESQUISITO BAKERY In Plaza Fiesta off of Buford Highway you can find this Mexican bakery

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BAKER DUDE BAKERY CAFE At the Beacon Atlanta in Grant Park, you’ll find Baker Dude Bakery Cafe serving many different baked goods from cupcakes to bars like caramel apple cheesecake and brownies in flavors from traditional chocolate to avocado. Cakes can be ordered in advance. Choices include Funfetti cakes, the strawberry supreme cake and BouCakes made from cupcakes. A second location - The Baker Dude Select - is at Chattahoochee Food Works. www.bakerdude.com


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Winterfest Holiday Market in the Virginia Highland neighborhood

ATLANTA WINTER GIFT GUIDE

Atlanta is full of gift ideas for everyone on your list – whether the goal is to spread joy, celebrate the New Year or dote on your Valentine. Shop these storefronts, brimming with goodies that capture the spirit of the city. BY RACHEL GRINER

PONCE CITY MARKET

Start at Ponce City Market (PCM), located along the Atlanta BeltLine. Enjoy holiday pop-ups, fireside pods on The Yard and The Roof’s Skate the Sky. Once a store and warehouse, PCM houses more than 30 national name brand and local stores. The Printshop has original artworks that pay tribute to Atlanta. Browse prints that illustrate the city’s core values of “too busy to hate” and “always coming through.” Or, go for a rendering of Peachtree Street or the beloved Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on Ponce de Leon Avenue. www.theprintshopatl.com

The Village demonstrates Ujamaa, the Kwanzaa principle of cooperative economics, with a collection of brands built by Black entrepreneurs. Stock up on treats like body butter and beard oil. Up someone’s game with a fly hat or statement earrings. Or, big up on a handcrafted leather briefcase or distinguished wooden watch. www.thevillageretail.com

The cool toys hang at The Rhen’s Nest. Plushies are all the rage – from traditional teddies to adorable versions of craveable foods. Who doesn’t love a good snuggle with a fried egg? For the wild child, find active toys like Stomp Racers and slingshots. For the quiet child, beautifully crafted wooden puzzles and the latest board games. www.rhensnesttoyshop.com Plants are a whole love language at The Victorian. Gift someone special a gorgeous, easy-to-care-for plant like the Monstera Deliciosa. Choose from 4-6 inch pots, perfect if traveling by plane (TSA allows houseplants that are carry-on size). www.thevictorianatlanta.com

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West Midtown spans historic neighborhoods and new developments. Find gifts that showcase the city’s everevolving aesthetic and enduring sense of pride. For gifts that radiate Southern charm, try Hudson Grace in Westside Provisions District. The home goods store captures the scent of Georgia with candles and soaps in magnolia and citrus blends. And, for that trademark hospitality, it has lovely cotton cocktail napkins, sleek marble cheese boards and handblown glassware. www.hudsongracesf.com Crafted Westside, also in Westside Provisions District, has sentimental jewelry and keepsakes. The store features a collective of talented artisans and designers, primarily from Atlanta. There are dainty chain necklaces, stacked rings forged by a local metalsmith and bracelets with subtle-yet-sweet messages of love and friendship. www.craftedwestside.com Continued on page 30

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VIRGINIA HIGHLAND

The Virginia Highland neighborhood is just northeast of downtown Atlanta. On Dec. 4, from 1-6 p.m., the district hosts Winterfest Holiday Market with local vendors and live music. Shop any time at these stores along the main stretch. Virginia Highland Books is an independent bookstore launched in 2021 by entrepreneur Sandra Huff. This season’s highlights include new releases like Amanda Gorman’s “Change Sings,” beautifully illustrated issues of Harry Potter and Christmas classics like “The Polar Express.” www.vahibooks.com Little Barn Apothecary carries skin care products that are 100% vegan and all natural. Give a restorative facial with a botanical face wash, moisturizing serum or specialty treatment mask. Or, try a little aromatherapy with Air Water scents and Aroma Elixirs to infuse any space with notes of exotic woods, wintry figs and fresh ginger. www.littlebarnapothecary.com Kinship, while not a traditional place for gifts, is a family-owned butcher shop helmed by chef and owner Miles Moody and owner Rachael Peck. Give the gift of quality meats and products from local purveyors with a gift card.

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A small selection of hand-picked wines by Rachael are also available. www.kinship-atl.com

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Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood is a Southern icon where tastemakers shop. This is the perfect place to find gifts that signal tradition and create lasting memories. Village Supply by HERMARKET features local, women-owned brands at a pop-up in Buckhead Village. Check out Suakoko Betty’s hand-dyed African Batiks in futuristic neon colors. And, peep Ziva’s modern-yet-meaningful earrings like the “Strong Friend” chain links. www.buckheadvillagedistrict.com

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Thank someone with a gift basket from Lucy’s Market. Founder Kim Wilson, who named the store for her grandmother and daughter, curates items into thoughtful themes. Georgia on My Mind features gourmet provisions like artisanal grits, peach jam and spiced pecans – tucked into a woven basket and tied with a bow. www.lucysmarket.com Village Supply by HERMARKET

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Give the gift of wonder from Kazoo Toys. Owners Whitney and Joe Novack

stock the store with imaginative play supplies like arts and crafts, musical instruments and costumes. And, there are fascinating toys like science gear, magic kits and mechanical building sets. www.kazootoysatlanta.com

LOCAL FINDS ONLINE

Online shopping has gone from nice to – at times – necessary. Shop virtually at these Atlanta businesses with pickup and delivery options. Get wine gifting help at Starbright Experience. Chat live with experts who are approachable enough to ask, “What’s a seasonal pick?” They might recommend the Barolo, Ca’Viola – easy-drinking with notes of fresh fruit and cool herbs. Holiday wrapping is available along with local delivery, pick-up and gift cards. www.starbrightwine.com Beautiful Briny Sea specializes in smallbatch salt blends. Packaged in custom tins, these make perfect gifts for foodies. Try French Picnic, which goes great on avocado toast. Mushroom has that earthy umami everyone raves about. And – psst! – Mexican Hot Chocolate is actually a sugar blend with cayenne and cacao. www.beautifulbrinysea.com


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EVEN MORE SHOPPING Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza are cornerstones of Buckhead shopping. They are home to big brand names and Atlanta traditions like the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square and Santa at Phipps. Head over to check items off your list, and don’t overlook these local gems.

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• Alon’s Bakery & Market recently

opened its third Atlanta location at Phipps Plaza. The market area has a range of specialty items from around the world, including fine chocolates and candies. The Hanukkah goodies are so popular that it’s best to pre-order a platter of potato latkes or Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts).

• ATTYYA is a 100% woman-

owned minority beauty brand that recently opened its flagship store at Phipps Plaza. The collection showcases the founder’s commitment to diversity in beauty. There are a variety of shades in highly gift-able items like eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks.

• If only something sparkly will do

this season, Forever Diamonds at Lenox has served Atlanta for nearly 25 years. Owner Malik Kolsawala believes everyone has the right to the best possible quality their money can buy. Spend time eyeing the handselected pendants, rings, earrings and watches and chatting with the experts on staff. www.simon.com

Starbright Experience Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Give and give back with Peace of Thread handbags. The company employs refugee women in the United States who sew unique bags using upcycled fabrics. The Baserah crossbody is a favorite – it comes in a range of colors with enough room for a small tablet. www.peaceofthread.com

OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTA

Dog people, Barkuterie Boards are the way to treat four-legged friends. The classic six-inch board features novel proteins like antelope jerky and Mahi Mahi alongside snacks like cookies and sweet potato. Order online for local Atlanta delivery or non-perishable national shipping. www.barkuterieboards.com Make a day of shopping at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, a short jaunt north of the city. There are nearly 100 name brand stores, including the recently opened Hugo Boss BOSS Outlet. Plan in advance by printing out a directory map and checking the website for special promotions in addition to the regular senior and military discounts. www.theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com WINTER 2021-22

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ATLANTA WINTER SPORTS LINEUP Expect the winter season to heat up with an action-packed lineup of basketball, football and plenty of bowl games. BY DEMETRIUS BELL

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are heading into the latter stretch of what’s been an intriguing first season for new head coach Arthur Smith. With franchise quarterback Matt Ryan forming a successful connection with rookie star tight end Kyle Pitts, there have been plenty of offensive fireworks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The final handful of home games of the 2021 season for the Falcons figure to be just as exciting, which includes a renewal of the NFL’s most intense rivalry. A Week 18 home game against the New Orleans Saints is sure to be a hot ticket and exciting since these two teams always manage to play a close and hard-fought game – such as they did in Week 9, when the Falcons beat the Saints on a last-second field goal from their consistent kicker, Younghoe Koo. www.atlantafalcons.com

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Atlanta Hawks

Fresh off the heels of the most exciting playoff run in franchise history, the Atlanta Hawks are right back at it for another high-flying season of NBA action. Superstar point guard Trae Young, power forward John Collins and the rest of the dynamic starting five from that postseason run are all returning, so State Farm Arena will be jumping in more ways than one throughout this season. Meanwhile, the big promotional nights include the Holiday Game against the Orlando Magic on Dec. 22, the annual MLK Day Game on Jan. 7, the Lunar New Year celebration game on Feb. 1 against the Toronto Raptors and then HBCU Night on Feb. 26 against those same Raptors. www.nba.com/hawks

The College Scene

Thanksgiving weekend marks the end of the college football regular season and both of Atlanta’s FBS schools will be ending their respective regular seasons at home. On Nov. 27, the Georgia State Panthers will be ending their season at Center Parc Stadium with a Sun

Belt Conference tilt against the Troy Trojans, while the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will renew their fiery rivalry with the powerhouse Georgia Bulldogs at historic Bobby Dodd Stadium. Their legendary “clean, old-fashioned hate” has persevered since 1893. While college football season may be winding down, college basketball will be heating back up. Georgia State basketball will be going into the upcoming season with an experienced and deep roster and looking to return to the NCAA Tournament after narrowly missing out in 2020. Elsewhere, the 2021 ACC Tournament Champions Yellow Jackets are back on the court and will be welcoming in the powerhouses of the Atlantic Coast Conference over 18 home games this season. Whether you choose to catch the Panthers at the GSU Sports Arena or the Yellow Jackets at the McCamish Pavilion (or both at the same time, as they’ll be playing each other on Dec. 21), you can’t go wrong with watching either of these quality basketball programs. www.georgiastatesports.com www.ramblinwreck.com

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Atlanta Falcons


SPORTS A BOUNTY OF BOWL GAMES

The college football action doesn’t stop when the regular season does. In fact, it only gets hotter as the weather gets colder as Atlanta will play host to three huge postseason college football games.

Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins

SEC Championship

The postseason starts on Dec. 4, which is when Atlanta will host (for the 28th year in a row) the 30th-annual SEC Championship game. This game usually has huge implications for the College Football Playoff and also a game that captures the sporting attention of the city every single year. www.secsports.com

Cricket Celebration Bowl

Two weeks later on Dec. 18, Atlanta will play host to the biggest HBCU game of the year as the Cricket Celebration Bowl returns following a year off in 2020. As the name suggests, it’s a celebration of the history and culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a stated mission of giving the participating teams, fans and sponsors “a first-class bowl experience.” The game has also served as the de-facto HBCU national championship, as the champions of the MEAC and the SWAC square off to see who comes away with the trophy. www.thecelebrationbowl.com

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Finally on Dec. 30, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will play host to its third huge college football game of the month when the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl kicks off. As one of the prestigious New Year’s Six bowl games, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will determine the two teams playing in this game. That ensures that this will be a premium matchup and one of the marquee games of the season. With the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame a short walk away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it’s hard to argue against Atlanta truly being the capital of college football. https://chick-fil-apeachbowl.com

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Y’ALL COME BACK Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Y’ALL BACK

If you enjoyed your stay, please visit us again soon during our spring festival season. Here’s what we’ve got planned. Get out your walking shoes and start preparing for festival food.

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COME Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Inman Park Festival

Georgia Renaissance Festival

SweetWater 420 Fest

April 8-10 This festival in Piedmont Park includes a nationally renowned artist market with sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more. www.dogwood.org

April 9-May 30 Travel back to 16th century England courtesy of this 32acre village in Fairburn, filled with over 150 artisan craft shops, entertainment stages, pubs and food. www.garenfest.com

Atlanta Film Festival

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April 21 - May 1 Independent, international, documentary and short films will be screened along with panels and talks that dive into the world of cinema. www.atlantafilmfestival.com

April 22-24 Located in a historic neighborhood considered Atlanta’s first suburb, this festival includes the city’s most eclectic parade, children’s activities and an artist market. www.inmanparkfestival.org April 29-May 1 Sponsored by Atlanta’s home-grown brewer, this three-day festival includes plenty of SweetWater beer, a 5K, artist market, and concert series rocking Centennial Olympic Park. www.sweetwater420fest.com

DISCOVER ATLANTA NOW

Visit DiscoverAtlanta.com to find out more and plan your next trip.

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Restaurants & Retail: Mon - Sat, 6am - 6pm (hours vary) Sunday openings and extended hours may vary according to merchant, special events and convention activity. Please contact merchants directly for specific operating hours.

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