Nature Center, from 10 AM-4 PM. Offerings range from original art and ornaments to candles and clothing. Musical entertainment will be on tap, with lunch and desserts available for purchase, plus free admission to CNC, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770/992-2055 ext.
“BARK FOR LIFE” WALK
March 16 Pledge walk for dogs
and owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Pinckneyville Park, Gwinnett. relayforlife.org.
Dec. 2, 9, 16 Open House for
Make-A-Wreath for Make-A-Wish. Festive Holiday wreaths will be displayed throughout Barrington Hall for purchase to benefit MakeA-Wish Foundation. Dec. 8 Trilogy Candlelight Tour of Roswell’s three historic homes, 5-9 PM. $20 ($10 children). Dec. 15 Cookies with Mrs. Claus, 10 AM & noon. $10 per child. Advanced reservations only. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell.
cALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER EVENTS Dec. 7-18 Christmas at
Callanwolde. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404/872-5338.
Feb. 10 Enjoy a snow adventure
Fantasy in Lights®, Christmas spectacular with 8 million lights and over a dozen custom scenes in a dazzling outdoor display. Pine Mountain. 1-800-CALLAWAY.
at Snow Mountain at this annual benefit for the Children’s Program of Visiting Nurse Health System.
BULLOCH HALL EVENTS Through Dec. 30 “Christmas
in the White House.” Enjoy a presidential look at the holiday season, with 11 presidents represented. Self-guided tours: 10 AM-4 PM Mon.-Sat., 1-4 PM Sun. Dec. 1 Friends of Bulloch Christmas Party, with tree lighting, carolers and house tour. 7 PM. summer graves
Dec. 4, 6, 11, 18 Christmas High Teas, 4 PM. Ladies in period dress serve a two-course tea, plus a tour of the house decorated for Christmas. Reservations only. $40. Dec. 7-23 (select dates) “A Christmas Carol” performances. Reservations only. $15. Dec. 8 Christmas for Kids (ages 5-11), with yule log and candy cane hunt, craft, snack, storytelling, and visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. 10 AM-noon. $10. Reservations only. Dec. 8 Trilogy Candlelight Tour of Roswell’s three historic homes, 5-9 PM. $20 ($10 children). Dec. 20 Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr.’s 1853 Wedding Reenactment with tours from 6:30-9 PM. Reservations only. $12 ($6, ages 6-18). Feb. 2 “What’s Cookin’ in the Cabin,” Roswell Roots Festival. Feb. 9 “Tales Told in the Cabin,” Roswell Roots Festival. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell.
Through Dec. 30 21st annual
CANDLELIGHT HIKE TO THE MILL
Dec. 15 Mile-long guided night
hike, from 7-9 PM, at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs. Goes inside Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. $5
queen angel strikes a regal pose at the 2011 reindog parade.
The Holiday Spirit Atlanta History Center – Dec. 15 hike, $5 parking. 770/732-5871. georgiastateparks.org.
Dec. 16 Gifts for Nature: Reindeer
CATHEDRAL ANTIQUES SHOW & TOUR OF HOMES
Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Atlanta’s oldest and most prestigious antiques show features exquisite 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques (from rugs and furniture to art, porcelain and silver) at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. All proceeds benefit Refugee Family Services. In conjunction with the 42nd annual show, several special events will be taking place, as follows: Jan. 27 Tour of Homes, selfguided tour of beautifully designed homes in Atlanta’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Jan. 30 Gala Preview Party Jan. 31 Miles Redd lecture and book signing Feb. 1 “Drinks and Antiques” Feb. 1-3, 8-10 Inspiration House, designer house Feb. 3 First Place Passion Tour, four unique homes in charming, nearby neighborhoods cathedralantiques.org. 404/3651107.
CHATTAHOOCHEE CHALLENGE 10K RACE
Feb. 2 12th annual 10K race at
7:30 AM along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Also a 1-Mile Fun Run at 8 AM. 10K is official qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. active.com.
chattnaturecenter.org. 770/9922055 x 226.
Reindog Parade Atlanta Botanical Garden – Dec. 8
CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER Dec. 3 Back to Nature Holiday
Market and Festival, 10 AM-4 PM, featuring local, handmade items.
Day. Meet live reindeer and make “magic reindeer food,” plus storytelling and crafts, 1-4 PM. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770/992-
Dec. 31 45th annual rivalry game
between the ACC and SEC at 7:30 PM in the Georgia Dome. 404/586-
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dec. 1 32nd annual parade in downtown Atlanta, from 10:30 AM-noon. Route starts at Peachtree St. near Baker St., turns right onto Marietta St., turns left and ends on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. choa.org.
cHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE
Dec. 7-18 Tour the magnificent
Gothic-Tudor mansion decked for the season by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers. Listen to the majestic sounds of the historic 3,742 Aeolian pipe organ. Enjoy a live cabaret performance from 6-9 PM on Dec. 7 & 14, featuring Libby Whittemore on Dec. 14. Shop for the perfect holiday gift, with unique offerings from Nature’s Design, as well as Charming ARTifacts by the Callanwolde Artists’ Studio. 10 AM-4 PM Mon.-Sat., 11 AM-6 PM Sun., extended hours 4-9 PM Fri. $20 ($15 seniors, $12 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under). Dec. 6 Premiere Party with music by jazz vocalist Gwen Hughes and gourmet delights from The Dining Group. 7 PM. $75. RSVP. Dec. 8 & 15 Breakfast with Santa, 9 AM. $20. Reservations required. Dec. 9 & 16 Teddy Bear Tea, 3 PM. $25. Reservations required. 980 Briarcliff Road NE,
Southern Seasons Magazine
First cover of Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday/Winter 2012-13 issue on newsstands December 2012.