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Atlanta's Top Events, Exhibits, Shows And More This December

Evan Edwards | December 9, 2019 | People Lifestyle

HammondHouse088cmyk.jpgArtist Shanequa Gay inside Hammonds House Museum, where her wall mural artwork is on display

Through 12/20
Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End
See Atlanta artist Shanequa Gay’s Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End on display at the Hammonds House Museum. This one-of-a-kind exhibit showcases art through different mediums (think wall murals) that highlight the past, present and future of Atlanta’s West End neighborhood. Times vary, memberships from $25, Hammonds House Museum, West End

Through 12/24
A Christmas Carol
Another holiday tradition, Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol returns for another year. This year marks the theater’s 30th annual production of the classic tale from Charles Dickens. Adapted by David H. Bell and directed by Rosemary Newcott, the performance is a must-see for Atlantans this season. Times vary, orchestra tickets from $18, Alliance Theatre, Midtown

Through 1/5
Traveling the Silk Road
Make time this month to see Fernbank Museum’s Traveling the Silk Road exhibit, highlighting the greatest trading route in history. Expect to be immersed in artifacts, participate in activities and observe three life-size camel models. 10AM, patron memberships from $350, Fernbank Museum, Druid Hills

The Nutcracker
Returning right on cue for the holiday season, Atlanta Ballet’s rendition of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker is a must-see. With Atlanta Ballet Orchestra lending its talents for the accompanying music, it is a true can’t-miss performance. Times vary, tickets from $35, Fox Theatre, Midtown

Contractor of the Year Awards Gala
NARI Atlanta is back to host its highly anticipated annual affair. Atlantans will come together for a ravishing evening, complete with a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Hint: Stay for the private afterparty in the hotel’s luxe lounge. 7PM, tickets from $160, W Atlanta - Midtown

Forward Arts Foundation Fashion Show and Luncheon
At this 27th annual fashion show and luncheon hosted by Atlanta’s Forward Arts Foundation in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, expect to see spring/summer 2020 silhouettes on the runway while you enjoy a lavish lunch to boot. The elegant afternoon, chaired by Betsy McDonald, will honor Atlantan Mary Rose Taylor for her philanthropic contributions to the nonprofit organization and beyond. 11AM, sponsorships from $5,000, The St. Regis Atlanta, Buckhead

Mayor’s Masked Ball
UNCF Atlanta plays host to its 36th annual Mayor’s Masked Ball this month, kicking off with a cocktail reception with dinner to follow. You’ll want to dig up your best black-tie attire—and mask to boot—all to benefit UNCF Atlanta’s mission to help the city’s youth through college. 6PM, tickets from $750, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Downtown

Photography by: Patrick Heagney