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Get ready for the holidays with these themed cooking and baking classes

Make Thanksgiving sides, Christmas cookies, tamales and more.

Ready or not -- the holidays are upon us. Get in the spirit -- and help prepare yourself for the onslaught of culinary obligations -- with these holiday-themed cooking and wine classes: 

Friendsgiving Sides. Learn how to make sides for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving and beyond including Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Orange Relish, Challah-Apple Stuffing, Wok-Fried Green Beans and Brussels Sprout  and Quinoa Salad.

7-9 p.m. Nov. 8. $35. Marcus Jewish Community Center Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. atlantajcc.org/pldb-live/friendsgiving-sides-40605

A Big Green Egg Thanksgiving. Learn to make dishes including Bourbon-Maple Turkey, Sage Sausage and Poached Cranberry Collard Green Dolmades with Sweet Potato Cream, Macaroni and Cheese, Muffin Tin Stuffing with Manchego Mashed Potatoes and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.

6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 9. Big Green Egg Culinary Center, 3786 DeKalb Technology Pkwy, Atlanta. culinarylocal.com/event/hands-on-class-a-big-green-egg-thanksgiving/

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Holiday Baking Gluten-Free. Learn how to bake gluten-free versions of holiday favorites including Chocolate-Raspberry Tart, a variety of breads including pumpkin and cranberry and Streusel Apple Pie.

5 p.m. Nov. 11. $79. Hal’s Kitchen, 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-345-9610, halskitchen.com/classes/adult-cooking-classes-in-atlanta/



Holiday Side Dishes Cooking Class. Learn how to make dishes including Butternut Squash Soup, Sweet Potato Souffle, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apple Cranberry Crisp.

3-5 p.m. Nov. 11. $80. The Cooking School at Irwin Street, 660 Irwin St. NE, Atlanta. irwinstreetcooks.com/?page_id=846

Holiday Bubbles. Pick the perfect drinks for the holidays with a tasting of four champagnes and four of their New World sparkling counterparts. The wines are paired in two groups and served with family-style bites. There is also the opportunity to buy the wines at a discount after the class at partner wine shop 3Parks. 

3-5 p.m. Nov. 17. $90. The Shed at Glenwood, 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta. 404-835-4363, theshedatglenwood.com/

Tamalada. Making tamales for Christmas is a tradition -- learn how to make them with chef Julia LeRoy of Produce & Provide. Along the way, drink and learn to create several classic cocktails with a Mexican twist. Tickets include light bites, cocktails during the event, recipes and tamales to take home. A family style meal is also being offered after the class for $15 per person, including a margarita, appetizers and taco platters for the table.

5-7 p.m. Nov. 17. $25. El Ponce, 939 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. facebook.com/events/476175379542102/

Holiday Cooking Classes at Barrington Hall. The Roswell facility is offering three holiday cooking classes: Thanksgiving Side Dishes on Nov. 13; Gingerbread Hose Decorating on Dec. 4; and Scandinavian Christmas Dinner on Dec. 11.

6:30-9:30 p.m. $50. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855. roswellgov.com/discover-us/southern-trilogy-historic-house-museums/events/cooking-classes

Holiday Cooking, Cocktail and Baking Classes at Cook’s Warehouse. All three metro Atlanta locations of Cook’s Warehouse are offering holiday-themed classes throughout November and December including Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating, Holiday Cocktails 101, Modern Thanksgiving Pies, Classic Holiday Party Date Night and Holiday Breakfast Feast. Note that the East Cobb location will only host classes until Nov. 17.

Cook’s Warehouse locations in East Cobb, Ansley Park and Peachtree Station. cookswarehouse.com/cooking-classes

Holiday Cooking, Wine and Baking Classes at Publix Aprons Cooking SchoolLook for holiday-themed classes throughout November and December including Holiday Finger Desserts, Holiday Wine Dinner, Gingerbread Houses, Holiday Brunch and Christmas in Viejo San Juan. 

Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560, publix.com/recipes-planning/aprons-cooking-schools/alpharetta

Holiday Cooking and Baking Classes at Sur la Table. Both metro Atlanta locations of cooking store Sur la Table are offering several holiday-themed cooking classes throughout November and December including Holiday Macaron Workshops, Holiday Dessert Workshops, Instant Pot: Holiday Recipes, Incredible Thanksgiving Sides with Bon Appetit and Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshops. 

Sur la Table locations in Alpharetta and at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. surlatable.com

Holiday Wine and Cooking Classes at Vino Venue. The wine bar and eatery is offering several chances in November and December to take two holiday-themed classes: Entertaining With Ease -- Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres ($79.99) and Gingerbread House Decorating ($39.99). 

Vino Venue, 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-668-0435, vinovenue.com/shop/Cooking-Classes/

Holiday Cooking and Baking Classes at Williams Sonoma. Metro Atlanta locations of Williams Sonoma are offering holiday- themed classes including Thanksgiving Desserts, Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Ina Garten’s Thanksgiving Dinner Party and Gingerbread House Decorating.

Williams Sonoma locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Marietta, Norcross and Peachtree City. williams-sonoma.com/pages/store-events/cooking-classes-events/

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