Sugar Plum Fairy, free ballet and more at Buckhead Village this holiday

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Buckhead Village, located in Atlanta’s iconic Buckhead neighborhood, offers visitors a one-of-a-kind destination to shop, eat, work and play year-round. The mixed-use space will come alive this holiday season, hosting various events for the whole family.

From a free performance from the Atlanta Ballet 2 to a German holiday market, here are a few of the events Buckhead Village is sleigh-ing this season:

Atlanta Christkindl Market

Beginning Friday, Nov. 26, celebrate the holidays with your friends and family while enjoying authentic German food and beverages including hot chocolate, German Glühwein (mulled wine), schnitzel, bratwurst and more. There will also be more than 80 vendors on-site for unique holiday shopping along with live music and entertainment on the weekends.

Atlanta Ballet 2 Performance

The Atlanta Ballet 2 will present a magical performance that is free and open to the public, featuring selections from classics such as The Nutcracker and Snow White, as well as contemporary works. The performance will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 27 with standing room around The Plaza. Across the street, Le Bilboquet will also be taking reservations to dine on their patio during the performance.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Forest

Get your cameras ready and your best wintry outfit on and head to The Veranda at Buckhead Village. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 18, explore the whimsical, immersive Sugar Plum Fairy Forest filled with photo ops, pastel floral canopies, life-sized abstract trees and colossal flowers. And on Saturdays, strike a pose with sugar plum ballerinas from noon to 6 p.m.

Hot Chocolate Crawl

Buckhead Village will be a part of Livable Buckhead’s Miracle on Peachtree Hot Chocolate Crawl this Dec. 11. Participants will enjoy complimentary hot chocolate by Saint-Germain Bakery and can stop by other Buckhead Village restaurants to enjoy special holiday drinks, live music, beats from DJ Grace and entertainment throughout. Other stops include Lenox Square, Shops Around Lenox and the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

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