This Week In Atlanta: Ugly Christmas Sweater Skate; ‘Christmas Carol’; And More

Here’s our list of must-attend events happening in Atlanta this week. (Flickr creative commons)

This week will bring us into wintertime, with the first official day of winter happening on Dec. 21.

Enjoy the start of the season by listening to live jazz at the High Museum of Art or seeing a performance of “A Christmas Carol” live at the Wren’s Nest.

Here’s our list of must-attend events happening in Atlanta this week.

MONDAY

Christmas in Space

Time: Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Where: Monday Night Brewing Garage, 933 Lee St. SW, Atlanta

Cost: $30 plus a fee for General Admission, $10 for Designated Driver

Step into this intergalactic-inspired party being thrown by Monday Night Brewing. The “Griswolds-meet-the-Jetsons” bash will have a live DJ, costume contests and more than 20 specialty beers available.

WEDNESDAY

The Christmas Carol Experience

Time: Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec. 30, times vary for each day

Where: Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta

Cost: $50

The Wren’s Nest will be the site for this theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol,” which will include caroling and a look inside the historic home.

FRIDAY

Ugly Christmas Sweater Skate

Time: Dec. 21, 5 to 11 p.m.

Where: Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta

Cost: $15

Wear your ugly Christmas sweater proudly while skating away at Atlantic Station. During the night “The Polar Express” will be shown rinkside at 7 p.m.

Winter Solstice Yoga

Time: Dec. 21, 5 to 6 p.m.

Where: Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta

Cost: Free

Breathe in the chilly, winter air while doing yoga on Oakland Cemetery’s lawn. The session will be led by Nirvana Yoga and Mystic Lotus Yoga. Organizers are suggesting for attendees to donate $5.

Candlelight Nights

Time: Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children

Within the Atlanta History Center’s candlelit walls, there will be a holiday market, Santa’s workshop and a performance by Octave, an all-woman a cappella group. The event-filled night will also include a lighting of the 1861 Christmas tree and a visit with Santa Claus. Salads and soups from Souper Jenny will be onsite, along with barbecue from Lovies BBQ.

Friday Jazz At The High

Time: Dec. 21, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Jazz pianist Tyrone Jackson will be playing jazz songs live at the High Museum of Art. This is a part of the museum’s jazz series.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Holiday Bricktacular

Time: Dec. 22, 23

Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Road NE G-1, Atlanta

Cost: $24.95 and up per person

Take the kids to see the Big Tree Build, which is over 7 feet tall in LEGOLAND. Guests can also build a holiday puppy and go on a scavenger hunt.

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