As the holidays approach all-too-soon, your children wrap up school and the relatives begin to arrive at your door, odds are you’re going to be looking for something to keep them all busy. Well, we believe that’s a real opportunity–a gift, if you will–because the things you do WITH your loved ones will be remembered long after the presents you buy them. So, we’ve teamed up with AtlantaMoms.com and several Atlanta area attractions for some fun giveaways! Consider it our thanks for your support all year and a fun way to share some of our favorite places around town.
We have tickets for all of the best venues in Atlanta, from Stone Mountain Christmas to Legoland and the Georgia Aquarium.
And we want to give them to you!!
All you need to do is comment below telling us your favorite place to take visitors when they are in Atlanta and why it’s your first choice for friends and family.
We will pick all of our winners from the list of comments on both sites. Please tell your friends and share the love…maybe if they win, they’ll take you with them!
This is a list of the locations. There are descriptions of some of their holiday activities below. Check back often because we believe we’ll be adding to the list in the next few days. And we intend to announce the winners of the giveaways on random days, just to make it a true surprise. That’s part of the fun, right?
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA
FOX THEATRE BROADWAY SHOWS
(Tickets to the Performance of Once on March 4th)
HOLIDAY PLANS FOR EACH LOCATION:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center invites families to get a head start on celebrating the new year at Noon Year’s Eve on December 31. The highly anticipated Balloon Drop will take place at noon, with a countdown displayed on screens around the center. Throughout the day, LEGO fans can also take part in the large 2014 Build, spin the wheel for great prizes and receive special offers to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in 2014!
WHAT: Noon Year’s Eve
LEGOLAND Discovery Center invites LEGO fans to participate in the Balloon Drop and the 2014 LEGO Build! Plus, spin the wheel for a chance to win fun prizes!
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Balloon drop at 12 p.m.; other activities throughout the day
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Phipps Plaza | Buckhead
3500 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
HOW: All activities are included with admission; pre-booking tickets is recommended to guarantee entrance by visiting www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.
The MEDIEVAL TIMES has some fun family events scheduled for the holidays. Check them out and make your reservatsions soon!
‘Twas the KNIGHT Before Christmas
What: Kids (12 & under) in pajamas will be admitted for free* with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy upon arrival and the purchase of a full-priced adult admission. All guests are invited to gather ‘round the fireplace with the knights and princess after the show for complimentary cookies, cocoa, and a live reading of the holiday classic, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Wear pajamas & bring your favorite blanket! All toy donations will benefit Toys for Tots.
When: Christmas Eve, 5:00 PM show
How: Use code KFVE at time of purchase. *Restrictions apply. Visit bit.ly/knightb4xmas for details.
Family New Year’s Eve Jubilee
What: Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration designed for families! Adults are just $32.95 and kids are just $25.95. Admission includes the two-hour live show, four-course feast, Junior Knight Training, story time with a princess, face painting, and party favor bags for kids. Junior Knight Training, story time, and face painting will take place pre-show.
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013. 6:00 PM Showtime, Doors to open at 4:00 PM.
How: Use code NY13GR at time of purchase. Visit bit.ly/nyejubilee for details.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA
Meet the Holidays: Christmas
Saturday, December 21 at 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 p.m.
A wreath has long been a sign of welcome, joy and holiday spirit. On Christmas day, Christians celebrate the birth of their savior, Jesus. Join the Imaginators for a reading of The Light of Christmas by Richard Paul Evans. Children can then make their own Christmas wreath to celebrate the season!
Meet the Holidays: Kwanzaa
Saturday, December 28 at 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Join the Imaginators in the weeklong celebration honoring universal African-American heritage and culture! Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karernga and was first celebrated in 1966-1967. Visitors can listen to Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis and then make an Mkeka, the mat on which the six Kwanzaa symbols rest.
Third Annual Noon Year’s Eve Ball
Tuesday, December 31 at 11:30 a.m.
10…9…8…7… The Children’s Museum is counting down to the “noon year” for 2014 – come celebrate! Join Princess Tiana and Prince Charming for cotillion dancing on Noon Year’s Eve. Afterward help them count down to the “noon year” then join a grand ballroom procession throughout the Museum. Reservations are recommended.
ONCE at Fox Theatre
ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play The Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from March 4-9, 2014 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2013/2014 season.
Tickets for ONCE go on sale October 27 and prices start at $33. Tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308), by visiting www.foxtheatre.org/once or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.
Performances of ONCE are as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
ONCE, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, is currently running on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre where it started performances on February 28, 2012 and opened March 18, 2012.
ONCE features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!). The set and costume design are by five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.
ONCE is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, ONCEis a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty… and unforgettable in every way.
The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.