Atlanta is definitely star-studded this November with great acts on their US and world tours, top-notch festive shows and lighting events putting a dazzle into the night skies. Don’t miss out on all the exciting events lined up for the month.
About: American duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun formed Twenty One Pilots while at college and began to put out their own records before being signed in 2013 by Pete Wentz for his Fueled By Ramen label. In 2016 they won a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album, Blurryface. Then they won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group performance in 2017 with Stressed Out, and those are only two of their 31 awards! Catch them when their Bandito Tour comes to Atlanta.
When: Friday November 2 at 7:00 pm.
Cost: From $345.
About: Ed Sheeran has changed the face of popular music and became the Best Selling Global Recording Artist for 2017. The British singer reminds one of an unassuming slightly scruffy troubadour with his trusty guitar – but in March 2017 he had nine songs in the Top 10 at the same time. A creative genius, he brims with ideas for songs and has collaborated with artists like Taylor Swift and Andrea Bocelli, on different versions of the love song Perfect. He has sold over 100 million singles, so has obviously tapped into the zeitgeist of these times
Snow Patrol, the band he is touring with, has released a new album, Wildness, after a seven-year hiatus. Wildness taps into the raw and primitive with songs about our wildness, and our communion with nature and each other, how we have lost it and how we are trying to reconnect.
When: Saturday November 10 at 7:00 pm.
About: This has to be the ultimate holiday show with two million lights, a snow angel palace, a nightly parade with Santa, and visitors even get to experience snowfalls! Rudolph’s Merry Little Meet and Greet gives kids the chance to join Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®, Clarice, and Bumble™ the Abominable Snow Monster. The park has tube rides, hiking trails and plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.
When: Saturday November 10 to 30 (show continues until January 6, 2019).
Contact: 770-498-5690 or toll free 1-800-401-2407.
Cost: Daily attractions pass $34.95 per person online includes a meal or $31.95 without a meal. Kids under 3 free.
About: Keith & Kristyn Getty, are bringing their seventh annual tour of Sing! An Irish Christmas, all the way from Ireland. Known for modern hymns and carols such as In Christ Alone, they have featured on Public Television to over 45 million households. The Gettys are joined by their band of virtuosic instrumentalists fusing Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Modern and Classical music along with cultural dance, and the choral sounds of the holiday. You will be able to sing along with Keith & Kristyn and special guests for an evening that unites tradition and innovation in a vibrant celebration of the season!
When: Wednesday November 28 at 7:30 pm.
Cost: From $65.
About: The event showcases Native American culture through various experiences like the inter-tribal dance and drum competitions, demonstrations on flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking, and pottery. You’ll get a chance to go inside a tipi and other traditional native dwellings in the encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures. The artists’ marketplace is where you’ll find world-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrating their skills and offering handcrafted items for sale.
When: Thursday November 1 to Sunday November 4. Thursday & Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Contact: 770-498-5690 or toll free 1-800-401-2407.
Cost: Native American Festival & Pow Wow is included in the all-attractions Adventure Pass ticket, which also includes access to Geyser Towers®, Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Mini-Golf and more. Daily attractions pass $34.95 per person online includes a meal or $31.95 without a meal. Kids under 3 free
About: You know the holidays are close when you see the Macy’s tree light up on Lennox Square. The event is accompanied by a live show with a lineup of talented performers. Make sure you arrive early to catch all the action and a visit from Santa.
When: Sunday November 18 – show starts 7:00 pm.
About: This is just the show to take youngsters to if they are inspired to dance. Following the continued success of the hit summer competition series and 15 Emmy® wins, So You Think You Can Dance is taking the Top 10 Finalists of the 2018 season and touring the country with: Hanalei Cabanilla, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan Debendedetto, Genessy Castillo, Cole Mills, Darius Hickman, Madalena Fialek, Slavic Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold, including Season 15’s winner, America’s Favorite Dancer, plus some soon to be announced All-Star guests. Wow – it is going to be a dazzling performance.
When: Wednesday November 7 at 7:00 pm.
Cost: From $41.25.
About: Kids will love seeing all their favourite Sesame Street characters live in this dance-along sing-along show with interactive moments to thrill the youngsters. The show tells the story of magician extraordinaire Justin who visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show. Elmo wants to be part of the big event he doesn’t know how to do magic! Then Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover the “power of yet” —the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. Along the way, Elmo and Abby, joined by their friends Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, and Granger, discover the many magical moments in everyday life.
When: November 16-18, Friday shows at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm.
Cost: From $15.
About: This family show has the glitz of a top Las Vegas Cirque show with over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class acts involving soaring acrobatics, and extravagant theatrical numbers featuring original music as well as seasonal favourites performed by top singers. Audiences of all ages will be mesmerized for the two-hour performance.
When: Saturday and Sunday November 24-25, at 7:30 pm on Sat and 1:00 pm on Sun.
Cost: From $41.50.
About: The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. This is a brand new production of the classic.
When: November 23-24, Friday show 7:30 pm, Saturday show 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
Cost: From $49.
About: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the classic holiday movie comes to the stage. It tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the great songs including “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” “Snow” and the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright musical for the whole family.
When: Wednesday and Thursday, November 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm and on Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $34.75.
About: The Grammy Award-winning superstar and pop icon is taking to the road again on her Liberation Tour in support of her highly anticipated eighth studio album – six years after her previous album. The song Accelerate, from her new album features Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz. Christina Aguilera will feature opener Big Boi at the Boston concert, where she is has redefined herself in a new image – we have a confident, honed star liberated from the music industry mould.
When: Sunday November 11 at 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $51.25.
About: The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House has been an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years. Visitors of all ages come to tour the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion, elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers. There will also be professional holiday displays, a large artists’ market, and themed events for all ages like the Teddy Bear Picnic, Breakfast with Santa, the Champagne and Nutcracker, and more. Every room at Callanwolde inspires and captures the spirit of the season and will inspire your own holiday decorating.
When: November 23 to December 9 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm daily.
Cost: December 4 is a pay what you wish day. Prices vary for the various events such as Breakfast with Santa, a ride on the Polar Express, Teddy Bear Tea etc.
About: Just in time for the festive season Georgia’s largest baking and sweets show in Georgia takes place in November with plenty to buy, baking and sweet making demonstrations. Watch skilled sugar artists at work and see their finished creations. The USA Division of the Cake Designers finals will be announced at the show. For youngsters there will be Sugarland-a Kids’ Zone and
Kids Decorating Classes.
When: November 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday November 11 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.
Contact: 770-955-8000 – Cobb Galleria Center, or contact organizers via website.
Cost: One day general admission $15. Weekend pass $20. One child under 12 free per ticketed adult.
About: After five decades in the music business Elton John has decided to retire from touring and devote more time to raising his children. His Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will be the last chance to catch him live on stage in this spectacular show that will highlight some of the most iconic hits of this global music industry figure.
When: Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1 at 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $59.