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What to Do in Atlanta in November

November is the month in which we gather to give thanks. We are grateful for a city like Atlanta that is never short on things to do. Here are some of the top events for this month.

Through Jan. 5 “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” 

Experience the traveling exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta that intertwines science, math and engineering with play. There’s also a mini-musical thrown into the mix. Don’t forget your yellow hats!

Through Nov. 14  ‘Aura and Invention: Alternative Processes in Photography’

Through alternative perspectives in composing photos, young artists offer challenges to a culture of instant production and dissemination of images. At SCAD’s Trois Gallery

Elton John
Elton John (©Ben Gibson/Rocket Entertainment)

Nov. 1-2 Elton John

You’ll feel the love when the superstar comes to town for his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, at State Farm Arena

Nov. 2 MercyMe: Imagine Nation Tour

You may know this contemporary Christian music band for the hit “I Can Only Imagine.” See MercyMe along with Crowder, of “All My Hope” fame, on their Imagine Nation Tour at Infinite Energy Arena

Nov. 5-Dec. 29 ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

Adapted for the stage, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a faithful adaptation of the classic 1964 stop-motion animated TV special that follows Rudolph and Hermey the Elf on their adventure. At the Center for Puppetry Arts' Mainstage Theater.

Nov. 9 Atlanta Veg Fest 2019 

The 8th annual fest dishes up speakers, more than 100 vegan and plant-based vendors, plus food and clothes at the Forum at Infinite Energy Center. 

Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh, Spring/Summer 2018, Look 2 (Courtesy Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh/Photo by Fabien Montique)

Nov. 12–March 8 “Figures of Speech”

Fashion lovers are in for a treat at the High Museum of Art, which showcases the first museum exhibit of designer Virgil Abloh’s work. Inventive selections by the creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line are presented alongside his furniture and graphic designs, as well as a 512-page monograph. Abloh’s work with Kanye West and Jay-Z, as well as items from his brand, Off-White,™ are also featured. 

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande (©MGM Newsroom)

Nov. 19 Ariana Grande  

The pop star brings her Sweetener World Tour to State Farm Arena, chock-full of chart-toppers like “7 Rings,” “thank u, next,” and “Dangerous Woman.” 

Nov. 21-Dec. 24 Santa Photos

At the Battery Atlanta's SunTrust onUp Experience, guests taking photos with Santa will receive free digital and print copies. There is Thursday Theme Night, "Santa Paws," Sensory Santa mornings and a night with Santa Who Speaks Spanish.

Nov. 23  “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical”

The Elf on the Shelf has moved again. This time, to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for a charming musical that follows a Scout Elf’s post-grad journey to a home that’s in need of Christmas cheer. 

Nov. 23 Tree Lighting Ceremony

Families are invited to enjoy an evening of live performances and holiday cheer at the Battery’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, special appearances by Blooper, a Braves player and of course, Santa, then watch as the tree is lit at 7 pm. The showing of a classic holiday film will conclude the events. 

Nov. 25-Dec. 25 Holiday Lights

Visitors can enjoy a festive surprise with The Battery Atlanta's holiday light show while dining and shopping around the Battery.

Nov. 29 'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' 

A holiday classic takes on a new life. Set in New York City, the show uses digital graffiti, talented dancers, a DJ, violinist and a set by rapper Kurtis Blow to spectacular effect at the Fox Theatre.

November 29-30 Holiday Artisan Market

Join the High for the 2019 Holiday Artisan Market to meet local artisans and shop for handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories and more. The two-day event brings together 20 of Atlanta’s top artists, creatives and entrepreneurs all in one space and provides the perfect opportunity to find unique holiday gifts. 

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Cirque Dreams Holidaze

The spirit of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s is rolled into one stunning show at the Fox Theatre