A pink train full of people makes it’s way around the track beneath a 170-foot, 1950s-themed Macy’s Pink Pig tent in this file photo. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
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Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Things to do in and around Atlanta: Nov. 29-Dec. 7

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

“Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

»»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama

Stone Mountain Christmas. Through Jan. 5. $20 for parking or $40 for an annual pass. Tickets to Stone Mountain Christmas start at $29.95. Note: For Snow Mountain (featuring 18 lanes of daytime tubing fun) a separate ticket is required for two-hour tubing sessions and all-day access to play area at Snow Mountain. Snow Mountain tickets start at $34.95, and the attraction continues through Feb. 23. Combo packages start at $49.95. Discounts available online. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. stonemountainpark.com.

“Winter Wonderland.” Decorated trees and displays showcase the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events from around the world. Through Jan. 12. Museum admission $18-$20. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Through Jan. 11. $20-$45 admission depending on age and whether it’s a peak night: $16.95 adult or child admission after 9 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. 404-876-5859, atlantabg.org.

Duluth Festival of Trees at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Through Jan. 4. Included with museum admission: $10; $8 senior citizens; $7 ages 2-12; train rides $3 on operating days. Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-476-2013, train-museum.org.

Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House and Holiday Market. Nov. 29-Dec. 7. $10-$20. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338, callanwolde.org.

Magical Nights of Lights at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Nightly from 5-10 p.m. Through Jan. 5. Prices starting at $42 per vehicle. Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, 7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 678-304-3120, lanierislands.com/margaritaville.

Holiday at the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. Select dates through Jan. 5. Prices starting at $43.19. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. 770-739-3400, sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Callaway Resort & Gardens Fantasy in Lights. Starting nightly at 6 p.m. (Closing hours flex daily.) Through Jan. 4. Prices starting at $10.50 for children and $21 for adults. 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain. 844-512-3826, callawaygardens.com.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s International Winter Wonderland. 6-10 p.m. (open until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays). Through Jan. 5. Prices starting at $14 for children and $18 for adults. Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. 404-223-4000, gwcca.org/copholiday.

Macy’s Pink Pig. Through Jan. 5. Each ride costs $3, with discounts for multiride tickets: two rides for $5.50; three rides for $7.50. Lenox Square upper-level parking deck, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-231-2796 or 404-231-2959, visitmacysusa.com/article/macys-pink-pig.

Holiday Artisan Market. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 29-30. Free with museum admission. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4400, high.org.

Atlanta Anime Day. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. $5. Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500, atlanta.animeday.net.

“The Sound of Music” Sing-along. 3 and 7:30 p.m. $8-$9. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080, earlsmithstrand.org.

Light Up Brookhaven Holiday Celebration. Join the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta for a special night of holiday celebration with musical performances, holiday crafts, hot chocolate, refreshments, food trucks and Hanukkah Menorah lighting. 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 4. Free. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven.

Santa’s Fantastical. A whimsical indoor wonderland which merges timeless traditions with technology and immersive visuals. Attractions include Unicorn Dreams, Candy Cane Vortex, visits with Santa in his Chateau, live dance performances by the Fantasticals and more. Through Jan 5. $19.95-$34.95; seasonal passes $49.95; ages 2 and younger are free. Perinter Pointe, 1155 Mount Vernon Highway, #300, Atlanta. SantasFantastical.com.

David de Vries (left) will once again play Ebenezer Scrooge in the Alliance Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” which will be held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. CONTRIBUTED BY GREG MOONEY
Photo: For the AJC

PERFORMING ARTS

Cirque du Soleil: “Volta.” Through Jan. 5. $49-$275. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, 241 20th St., Atlanta. cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

»»RELATED: Take a look at our preview of “Volta”

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Through Dec. 29. $15-$35. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

“Downstairs.” A Hitchcockian thriller about casting out your demons and mending the past. Through Dec. 1. $20-$35. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com.

“A Christmas Carol.” The Alliance Theatre’s 30th annual production Atlanta actor David de Vries returning in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Through Dec. 24. $25-$100; $17.50-$70 ages 17 and younger. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“Christmas Canteen 2019.” A nostalgic revue of classic holiday songs and hits. Through Dec. 23. $30-$80. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Invasion Christmas Carol 2019.” Charles Dickens meets there’s-no-telling-who in the group’s annual improvisational holiday show. Through Dec. 28. $25.50-$49.50. Dad’s Garage, 569 Ezzard St., Atlanta. 404-523-3141, dadsgarage.com.

“Waffle Palace Christmas.” A sequel to Horizon’s hit “The Waffle Palace,” this show revisits the beloved restaurant chain from a Yuletide perspective. Through Dec. 29. $27-$50. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.” A “Pride & Prejudice”-inspired family event. Through Dec. 29. $15-$51. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“A Nice Family Gathering.” The prequel to “A Nice Family Christmas” finds the Lundeen family on Thanksgiving Day for the first family gathering since the patriarch died. Through Dec. 8. $16-$34. Stage Door Players at North Dekalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. stagedoorplayers.net.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $31-plus. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Dance & Music Academy: “The Nutcracker: Land of the Sweets.” Nov. 29-30. $15. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. 770-594-6232, roswellgov.com.

Northeast Atlanta Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” Nov. 29-Dec. 1. $19-$25. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Nov. 30-Dec. 1. $49.50-$103. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Preet Bharara, Sally Yates. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. $39.50-$150. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

An Evening of Conversation with Julie Andrews. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. $58-$178. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer.” The Defiant Requiem Foundation performs a concert-drama that showcases music by fifteen composers imprisoned in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Free; reservations required by Nov. 30. Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta. aasynagogue.org.

“Cinnamon GRITS.” The holiday sequel to “GRITS: Girls Raised in the South” centers on tales of holiday soirées and endearing family dysfunction. Dec. 5-20. $15-$34. ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-469-1105, artstation.org.

“Curious Holiday Encounters.” A curated festival of interactive/immersive performance with 7 new works created by Theatre Du Reve, Full Radius Dance, Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra and more. Dec. 5-8. $15-$25. 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-523-7647, 7stages.org.

“Zong!: The (k)Notted Web of Silence.” Guggenheim Fellow and poet NourbeSe Philip reads from her acclaimed poetry collection “Zong!”, a memorialization of the more than 130 African captives thrown overboard from the ship Zong in 1971 as a callous, cost-saving measure. 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Free. Stuart A. Rose Library, Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-5050, arts.emory.edu.

“Christmas With the Crawfords.” Based on the actual Christmas Eve live radio broadcast from Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion in 1949. Dec. 5-21. $15-$25. Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. outfronttheatre.com.

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.” Dec. 6-23. $15-$47. Atlanta Shakespeare Company at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St.NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre: “The Nutcracker.” Dec. 6-22. $24-$42. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

“Santa After Hours.” Dec. 6-21. $21.20. Out of Box Theatre, Artisan Resource Center, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta. 678-653-4605, www.outofboxtheatre.com.

Nate Bargatze. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. $32-$82. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

“Madeline’s Christmas.” Dec. 7-31. $12-$15. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

Atlanta Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” Dec. 7-24. $35-$140. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Atlanta’s Mike Geier brings Puddles Pity Party and Holiday Jubilee to Center Stage. (Emily Butler)

MUSIC

Black Friday R&B Megafest. With Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills and more. 6 p.m. Nov. 29. $85-$155. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Glenn Phillips. The 20th annual after-Thanksgiving show. Sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 29. $20; $15 in advance. Red Light Cafe. 553 Amsterdam Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-7828, redlightcafe.com.

Cattle Decapitation, Atheist. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Xavier Omar. 9 p.m. Nov. 29. $21.50-$31.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Puddles Pity Party & Friends Holiday Jubilee. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $20-$75. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Young M.A. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. $22.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Collective Soul. With Like Machines. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. $50. Also, 8 p.m. Nov. 30 with Hero the Band. $40-$163. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, cocacolaroxy.com.

Blackberry Smoke. 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30. $46-$75. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Snoh Aalegra. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $24.50-$28. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Frankly Scarlet. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

JR Ward. 6 p.m. Nov. 30. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Shawn Mullins. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $25-$47. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Will Downing. With Calvin Richardson, Mike Phillips and MC Lightfoot. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $39-$100. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Mother’s Finest. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. $30-$47.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

“Home Alone” in concert with ASO. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; and 3 p.m. Dec. 1. $39.50-$69.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

DaBaby. 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Ticket prices TBA. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, cocacolaroxy.com.

Il Divo. 8 p.m. Dec. 1. $41-$346. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Tim Kohler’s Friendship Orchestra, School of Rock East Cobb House Band, The Hearsay. 7 p.m. Dec. 1. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Coke Bumaye, Donde France, Pioneer. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

La Dispute. 7 p.m. Dec. 2. $24.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Incubus. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. $59.50-$149.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, cocacolaroxy.com.

Thank You Scientist. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

A.C.E. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. $55. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Eric Bellinger. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Jacob Harshman, Mike Kinnebrew, Nearest Exit. 8 p.m. Dec. 4. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Home Free. 8 p.m. Dec. 4. $29.50-$59.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Atlanta Pop: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Atlanta International Pop Festival. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $30-$100. Variety Playhouse. zeromile.com.

Pat Cooper, Chris Hamrick, Garrett Wheeler. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

The Mowgli’s, New Politics, Plain White T’s. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Riley Green. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $21.50-$27.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Dave Koz and friends. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $42-$85. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Chip McGuire Band, Greg Carey, Sam Carter. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Roswell Center Stage Series: “‘Tis the Season to Be Merry.” With Chloë Agnew and Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, conductor Jason Altieri and guest Irish Tenor Dermot Kiernan. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $35. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232, roswellgov.com.

David Phelps. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $43-$48. Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen. www.milltownmusichall.com.

Agnostic Front. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Julio Iglesias will play the Infinite Energy Arena on Dec. 6. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Julio Iglesias. 8 p.m. Dec. 6. $71-$154. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dec. 6-8. $29-$79. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Ganja White Night. 8 p.m. Dec. 7. $31.50-$50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

CHON, Between the Buried and Me, Intervals. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. $26. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Diamante. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Our Last Night. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. $22.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Saje, Kus. Co, Curm, Christian Monroe. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7. $7. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Laura Stevenson. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7. $13-$15. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com.

Undertow, East Avenue Revue. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. $49.50-$79.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

“Easter Dress” by Sally Mann. 1986, gelatin silver print. Collection of Patricia and David Schulte. Sally Mann Contributed by the High Museum of Art
Photo: For the AJC

VISUAL ARTS

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.” Through Feb. 2. $14.50, ages 6 and above; free, children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta 404.733.4444, www.high.org.

»»REVIEW: Read our review of “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings”

“#InHonor: Monoliths.” Through Feb. 7. Free. Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 4600 Cascade Road, Atlanta. 404-333-0312, adawkinsgallery.com.

“Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Through Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu.

Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Cosmo Whyte, through Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

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