‘Tis the season to gather friends and family for some holiday fun and enjoy upcoming festive events in Alpharetta! Alpharetta shines throughout the year as a city full of activities and festivals - and during the holidays it sparkles brighter than ever. Thanksgiving is coming up, and there is no end of events planned in this bustling suburb - now is the time to plan how you’ll make this season bright. Here’s a small selection of the Thanksgiving calendar in and around Alpharetta for an idea of what you can expect throughout the holiday season (and every other time of year!)
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Alpharetta Events on Thanksgiving Day
Gobble Wobble 5K, 10K, and Fun Run - Thurs Nov. 24th
All across America, the Thanksgiving 10K is as essential as gravy and mashed potatoes. That’s not a bad way to carb-load before the Gobble Wobble in Alpharetta
, by the way, which starts as early as 7:15 AM in the Halcyon shopping and dining development
for participants in the 10k race. Three races mean there’s a little something for everyone here - a 1K fun run lets the kids have a blast before the long wait for Thanksgiving dinner (and dessert), and a 5K and 10K offer options for runners of all endurance levels. The event is hosted by North Georgia Running Company; learn more by clicking this link.
Upscale Open Thanksgiving Meal Starting at 11:00 - Thurs Nov. 24th
UP On the Roof is out of the way, but also in the middle of it all. It’s right on Main Street in Downtown Alpharetta, but it’s perched above the highest point in town, on top of Liberty Hall. From this restaurant you can take in the very best view in Alpharetta. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kennesaw Mountain from the patio. On Thanksgiving, you can also come enjoy an exceptional selection of holiday favorites
taken to the next level by their in-house chef. You can even set your table up with the restaurant’s signature Mega Mimosas. Wild boar, duck, lobster deviled eggs, and a decadent maple bacon turkey sandwich are just a few of the options - take a look at the entire mouthwatering Thanksgiving menu here.
Skating at Avalon After the Feast - Thurs Nov. 24th
Avalon has so many fun events to attend, and the end of Thanksgiving marks the start of the most wonderful time of the year for this Alpharetta destination. Avalon on Ice
is your ticket to winter wonder (even if it’s not cold enough for snow yet). Their Rockefeller-inspired rink is open on Thanksgiving day from 10AM-10PM - so you can come skate before or after your feast. Walk-ups are welcome - but without a reservation there’s no guarantee you’ll get a spot - so be sure to go here and sign up for a ticket!
Festive Fun After Thanksgiving
A Unique European Christmas Market - Nov. 25th-Dec. 24th
Starting right after Thanksgiving, you can visit the most magical market in the whole Metro Atlanta area! About a 30-minute drive south from Alpharetta into Buckhead, the Atlanta Christkindl Market
brings an old-world German Christmas market to you right here in Georgia. Here you’ll find premium handcrafted and imported ornaments, genuine German Christmas treats, and - of course - photo opportunities with Santa! Entry to the market is free, and it will be open from Black Friday all the way up to December 24th.
Find Locally-Made Art for a Gift From the Heart - Dec 2nd & 3rd
At the Alpharetta Arts Center, you can enjoy classes, gallery shows, and art markets year-round with local artists. It’s a phenomenal place to connect with the talented residents all around you in Alpharetta and even grow your own skills. Their holiday market
is a unique opportunity to find locally-made art pieces perfect for gifting during the gathering season. Take a look at the Arts Alpharetta site
for more information, and add it to your calendar!
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