Best Bets: Holiday Arts Edition

Happy holidays! Join in the season’s festivities with some of Atlanta’s best arts organizations and fill your calendar with cheer.


A Christmas Carol

Now through December 24

Alliance Theatre

Alliance’s beloved production of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol returns to the Coca-Cola stage this year. Don’t expect the same show of years past; this year’s production is a new adaptation, complete with a reimagined set and stunning new costumes. Tickets start at $42 and can be purchased at


“White Wig” Exhibition

Now through December 12

SCAD Museum of Art

Those in the Savannah area shouldn’t miss this incredible exhibit by queer artist Mehryl Levisse. The exhibit uses gendered imagery consisting of wigs, makeup drawings, and paintings to question commonly accepted conceptions of gender. Learn more at


Dave Koz and Friends

November 26

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Santa Koz is coming to town! The Grammy nominated and Platinum selling saxophonist kicks off his Christmas tour in Atlanta with guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Richard Elliot, and vocalist Rebecca Jade. Koz and Friends will perform renditions of timeless Christmas classics — and a Hanukkah medley — making this a holiday must-see. You can buy your tickets through Ticketmaster starting at $41.


Home Alone in Concert

November 26 through 28

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Experience Home Alone in a way you never have before as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the score live over the fun-filled holiday film. Tickets start at $39.50 and can be purchased at


Ginger Minj’s Winter Wonderland

November 27 and 28

Out Front Theatre

RuPaul’s Drag Race icon Ginger Minj kicks off her holiday tour in Atlanta with her bestie Gidget Galore. This nondenominational musical romp through the holidays promises to be festive fun. Tickets and VIP packages (which include early entry, an autographed tour poster, a photo opportunity with Ginger Minj, and more) are $30 each and sold separately. Buy your tickets at


An Evening with Chevy Chase

November 28

Fox Theatre

What better way to enjoy the Christmas classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation than with a screening followed by a Q&A with the Clark Griswold himself, actor Chevy Chase? Chase will share stories from his career and insight into the making of his classic movies and TV appearances. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased at


The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus 40th Anniversary Holiday Concert

December 3 and 4

St. Philip’s Cathedral

The holidays aren’t the only thing to celebrate; it’s the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus’ 40th anniversary! This incredible holiday show will feature favorites like “Lux Aurumque,” “Betelehemu,” and “Ave Maria.” Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at


Swing Into the Holidays with the MetroGnomes

December 3

Vista Vibes Restaurant

Don your best gay apparel and join Atlanta Freedom Band’s 16-piece band and featured vocalists for this event. Listen and dance along to hot holiday jazz and swing tunes while enjoying chef-inspired menu selections and handcrafted cocktails. Cover is $10, payable at the door or online at


The Nutcracker

December 4 through 29 • Atlanta Ballet

The Atlanta Ballet’s production of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker finally makes its return! Described as “one of the most entertaining [Nutcrackers] out there,” this larger-than-life ballet is a must-see this holiday season. Tickets start at $54 and can be purchased at


Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 7 through 12

Fox Theatre

You can’t miss this Christmas classic. Rediscover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ holiday tale as it comes to life onstage with hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas.” Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at


Christmas with the ASO

December 9 through 11

Atlanta Symphony Hall

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus promise to inspire holiday cheer with this evening of holiday carols, hymns, and more. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at


The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes — Holiday Edition

December 10 through 19

Out Front Theatre

Celebrate the season with the hilarious Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia! This seasonal romp promises to fill you with the holiday spirit and leave you aching from laughter. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at


Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure

December 10 through January 2

Synchronicity Theatre

This family-friendly show is a combination of rock concert and live theatre, adapted form Lewis Carroll’s famous stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. The story follows a young Allice as she journeys through self-doubt. Tickets start at $15 (for children) and are available at


“Remembrance and Joy” by the Atlanta Women’s Chorus

December 18

Morningside Presbyterian Church

The Atlanta Women’s Chorus brings back a favorite holiday tradition with their fourth annual holiday concert. The performance will feature an arrangement of the Fauré Requiem along with some beloved holiday classics. Tickets are $25 and available on