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Where to find holiday cocktails and more for Xmas in Atlanta

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Miracle is back for another season in Atlanta. The big change is that there are now 2 locations:

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Festive Holiday cocktails

Miracle on Monroe returns to the Midtown Promenade restaurant Tapa Tapa from now until Christmas Eve, December 24 and Miracle on Highland which is open through December 31.

The cocktail menu at Miracle includes a spiced Muletide (aquavit, sherry, ginger syrup, lime juice, and pumpkin pie soda) to the intensely flavored Santa-quila (reposado tequila, cacao nibs, sherry, maple syrup, and black walnut). More traditional drinks include the classic eggnog. Naughty and Nice shots will also be available – cinnamon bourbon and gingerbread-spices rye respectively.

Red Sky Tapas A Christmas Story themed pop up

Who says that if you are OTP you can’t join in on the Christmas pop up fun. Red Sky Tapas has remedied that with their own pop up. I’m guessing there will plenty of Instagram worthy Christmas opps, but I’m especially hopeful for the leg lamp. A Christmas Story is my absolute favorite Christmas movie!

Yebo Ski Haus festive drinks

As the only fully-transformed pop-up restaurant experience in Atlanta, Yebo Ski Haus will feature an updated menu and atmosphere reflective of a ski lodge. The restaurant will provide the ultimate winter pop-up experience in the heart of Buckhead. The pop-up restaurant fuses South African flavors with American cuisine, offering a spin on classic comfort dishes and seasonally themed drinks during the winter season (now through February)

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Christmas on Cape Cod cocktail

The Optimist is celebrating with 4 specialty, limited-edition cocktails

“Christmas on Cape Cod,” ($12) “Golden Lights,” ($12) “Posadas” ($11) and “Epiphany” ($13)! The cocktails are available now through December 31.

Christmas on Cape Cod – Opti citrus vodka, prosecco, spiced cranberry, orange peel, rosemary

Golden Lights – London dry gin, vermouth di Torino, pear, citrus, forest tincture

Posadas -Reposado tequila, PX sherry, pumpkin shrub, winter spices

Epiphany – 12 year rum, brandy, Punch Fantasia, coconut milk, orgeat, nutmeg


Beyond cocktails (fun Holiday themed things to do and see in Atlanta)

Waffle Palace Christmas at Horizon Theatre


If you like your humor scattered, smothered and cover than this is the show for you (and your out of town guests)! This is the follow up to the Waffle Palace show from last year at Horizon Theatre, but if you didn’t see the first one, don’t fret, you’ll still get all the jokes and enjoy this show very much! It follows the zany antics of a 24 hour breakfast spot. I loved the Atlanta blunder references like “My flight was cancelled as the airport lost power. How does an airport lose power?”  This is a great option if you have guests and are looking to entertain them with some local flavor.

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The 12 days of Christmas, Waffle Palace Style


I love the intimate venue of the Horizon Theatre. No seat is bad and ticket prices are affordable. Tickets for Waffle Palace Christmas are $35 and the show runs through December 30th. I guarantee your family will love it whether they are from Atlanta or not! Looking for a dinner spot? I’d recommend Krog Street Market if you want to be a great host!

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Plenty of photos ops at the Waffle Palace show

Illuminate: Chinese Lantern Festival & Acrobat Show

Wander through a maze of illuminated sculptures scaling nearly 30 feet tall. Explore the Forbidden City and meet the Terracotta Warriors before passing through the belly of the whale for a glistening look at life Under the Sea. Prepare to be awed by the dazzling performances of talented acrobatic artists. Tickets are $18.95 for adults.

Open Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Also Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve and Day

Santa’s Fantastical in Sandy Springs

Ooh you couldn’t get tickets to the Infinity Mirrors exhibit? Yeah, neither could I thanks to the greedy High Museum patrons who bought them all up and are now price gouging on Craigslist. No, I’m not bitter, I just decided to have my own Instagram worthy fun at Santa’s Fantastical instead.

There are a dozen different rooms at Santa’s Fantastical. Some feature live performances while others allow to get that perfect Instagram shot like Peppermint Palace, Unicorn Dreams, Retro Christmas, and Future Christmas. Tickets are $34 each and there are NO TICKET SALES ON SITE. So make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time.

The Fire & Ice season of The Rink at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

Skaters will stay warm under the heated Garden Tent and enjoy a state-of-the-art sound system and an 85-foot long and 40-foot wide rink that comfortably accommodates 200 day and night.  Observers are invited to sit back and relax and catch up with family and friends by stone fire pits and fireplaces, in private cabanas, and ample seating while catching their favorite teams on multiple flat screen TVs.

The Rink at Park Tavern Powered by Pepsi will be open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.  Guests of all ages can enjoy skating experiences for $15 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday until 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., The Rink becomes an ages 16 and up venue until midnight.

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