The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Whether you're looking for an escape from family or a way to be active after Thanksgiving Day, there are plenty of things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta.

Here are our top picks:

Tubing, Ice Skating and more

Several winter attractions have opened and this weekend is a great way to see what they have to offer. Go tubing at Stone Mountain's Snow Mountain or ice skating at one of several rinks throughout metro Atlanta. 

User our winter attractions guide if you’re trying to decide where to go

A Christmas Carol at Alliance

The Alliance Theatre will put on a production of “A Christmas Carol” starting on Nov. 25. Revisit popular holiday character Scrooge with family and friends this weekend. 

Times vary. Nov. 25-Dec. 24. $10-$77. Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Alliancetheatre.org.

Maxwell & Mary J. Blige 

Unwind from spending the holiday with your family by attending an R&B concert the day after Thanksgiving. Both Maxwell and Mary J. Blige artists have amassed a substantial amount of hits since the ‘90s. 

7 p.m. Nov. 25. $49.50-$225.00. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Dr., Atlanta. Philipsarena.com.

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker

Dancers, DJs and violinists will join together for a version of The Nutcracker that incorporates hip-hop. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the show will incorporate hip-hop interludes and an electric violinist.

6:30 p.m. Nov. 27. $25.50-$75.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Foxtheatre.org.

Hot Chocolate in Metro Atlanta

Enjoy a quiet evening with loved ones at a local coffee shop this weekend. But, don’t order coffee. Hot chocolate season is finally here. Whether you opt for a whipped cream mustache or not, this tasty treat is perfect for reminiscing with old friends or bonding with new ones.  

Check out our roundup of places to find the best hot chocolate in metro Atlanta to decide where to go.

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