Your Guide to 2017 Holiday Events in East Atlanta
7th Annual Ultra Christmas Toy Drive
Friday, December 1st at Union EAV in the village
T.U.F & The Early Show ATL have teamed up again to bring you the Annual #ULTRACHRISTMAS #TOYDRIVE! Between 9 pm - 12 am, there will be live performances hosted by Fort Knox & DJ Antstrumentalz and there will be a raffle for a free gift giveaway. $5/Toy Donation to enter. Toys will be going towards the Atlanta Children’s Shelter & hurricane victims in Houston & Florida.
East Atlanta Santa Fest
Saturday, December 2nd - Sunday, December 3rd at Nest in the village (next to Joe's coffee shop)
Make an appointment to take your, your family, or your pet's picture with Santa right in the village! Santa's Saturday and Sunday mornings are looking pretty busy, but there are plenty of afternoon appointments available! Email us at email@example.com to book yours.
Official East Atlanta Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 2nd at the village center (corner of Flat Shoals and Glenwood)
Everyone come out to the OFFICIAL EAV Tree Lighting! Ring in the holiday season with friends and neighbors. Santa arrives by the traditional pick up truck to light the tree at 6 pm.
Screenfixing.com will be playing holiday favorites and bringing the snow. The Boy and Girl Scouts will be serving Hot Coco. Hope to see everyone there!
We will be decorating the tree around noon and putting it up on the wall 1-1:30 pm. Come on up and help decorate or just hang out with your neighbors. We will also need a few strong people to get the tree on the wall. Let me know if you can help firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Lighting and Decorating
Thursday, December 6th at the EAV Farmers Market Lot (across from Midway Pub)
Come ring in the holiday season at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market! We'll be a decorating a community tree courtesy of King of Pops Tree Elves. Bring your own ornaments or make ornaments and garlands and string up lights with us! King of Pops - Popsicle ornament craft workshop with the Tree Elves.
- Tree Lighting at 7:00 pm!
- Fresh wreaths for sale from Little Fox Farm
- Order a tree for delivery to your house with Tree Elves
Enjoy a toasty evening bonfire, hot apple cider and pick up your groceries and goods from the fine folks of the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market // 572 Stokeswood Ave SE
Official East Atlanta Menorah Lighting
Tuesday, December 12th at the village center (corner of Flat Shoals and Glenwood)
The inaugural menorah lighting will be at 5:30 pm. More details to come - stay tuned!
East Atlanta HOLIDAY POTLUCK
Tuesday, December 12th at Argosy
At 7 pm, please join your East Atlanta neighbors for EACA's annual year-end holiday potluck. This year we will be coming together on the Argosy patio to elect our 2018 officers, look back on 2017 and spend some time celebrating our community.
EACA will provide the main course and nonalcoholic drinks with other beverages available for purchase from Argosy. Please bring a side or dessert, and we look forward to sharing the evening with you.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
wednesday, December 13th at the east atlanta library
Decorate sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Email Meredith at email@example.com to reserve your spot. Limited to 20 participants, so sign up today! For ages 8 and up.
...and more to come! Check back soon for more details about events near you. Have something to add? Contact us at communications (at) eaca (dot) net. Thank you!
What is happening near East Atlanta? Check out EACA's events page for a full list of nearby events, including those in Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Kirkwood, and more to keep your holiday calendar full without having to go far:
Your guide to what is happening this holiday season in East Atlanta.
On Friday, November 17th, ANCS 6th graders cleaned litter from Ripplewater Creek in Brownwood Park and learned about watersheds and environmental stewardship.
Our goal of taking back the urban forest from the grip of non-native, invasive weeds came one-day closer to reality on Saturday, November 11th, when 12 volunteers form Trees Atlanta and EACA neighbors gathered in the forested south-side of Brownwood Park.
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta is organizing a Holiday Food Drive to help put a smile on the faces of seniors in our community. Contribute a few sides or a few dollars today!
"The Greatest Show in EAV" was a spectacular evening filled with an abundance of delicious food and cocktails, lively music, and sparkling talent that lit up the Big Tent. Occasions such as this demonstrate the genuine sense of community in East Atlanta, and we thank you for your dedication and support to a worthy charity such as Neighbor in Need.
Community Farmers Markets (CFM) will be hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. This worthwhile fundraiser will not only go back into our farmers market, but also feature the Octopus Bar and honor the late East Atlanta chef Angus Brown of SoBa and Octopus Bar.
Mission for Movement, Inc in association with J Green Productions and Dance 411 proudly present 'BEHIND THE MOVEMENT: "AMERICAN TEEN"' on Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6pm - 9pm.
Thank you to all 23 groups who support the library every day. A special congratulations goes to the system’s Friends groups winning the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Glenwood, between Blake and Clifton, boasts dozens of new crape myrtles; and Clifton, between May and Van Epps, has a new line of sweetbay magnolias!
EACA has initiated contact with the appropriate city of Atlanta departments as well as partner organizations with respect to meeting several maintenance needs in Brownwood Park, to include operational security lights, paved pathway repair, and tree health and hazard inspections.
Tropical Storm Irma wreaked havoc on thousands of residents throughout Georgia and Florida. District 5 also suffered damages in the wake of the storm.
EACA presents... Movies under the stars! A free community event for you, your friends and family. All ages welcome. Concessions for sale or bring your own.
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta is seeking a grant writer to help us obtain money to continue to fund our projects.
East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is offering the month of September free to new and returning members!
With a focus on preserving greenspace in Atlanta, 5th District Councilmember Natalyn Archbong has introduced and the City Council passed two ordinances.
EAV RunFest, benefiting our local elementary school Burgess-Peterson Academy, is coming up on September 3rd. Sign-up to Run or Walk at www.runeav.com.
Join us on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at beautiful Brownwood Park in East Atlanta for another great day of bike racing & other fun festival activities! The Brownwood Bike Rally is a festive event celebrating cycling, fitness and health, for kids and adults.
Come by the EAV farmers market space this Saturday, August 26th, to watch Labyrinth under the stars, right in your own backyard. Admission is free!
The Greatest Show in EAV! Join us under the Big Top for the Neighbor in Need Circus Gala on Saturday, October 21st.
Meet your neighbors and have some fun at the East Atlanta Strut!
BATL’s August Civil War hike on Saturday, August 26th, will begin at the end of the Battle of Atlanta and move towards the beginning of the historic battle.
We are looking for any performers who are willing to donate their time to our event and raise funds for Neighbor in Need at our biggest fundraiser of the year! Fire breathers, fire spinners, flow artists, contortionists, strong man, dancing bear, fortune teller, tarot card reader, belly dancers, and more.
Attend the city's next Zoning Review Board meeting August 10th, 6 pm to have your voice heard in the next step in Heritage Capitol Partner's plans for the property referred to as "Ormewood Forest."
Atlanta Fulton Library System will feature art works by longtime Atlanta Public Schools Principal James Doanes. Most recently in retirement from the school system, Mr. Doanes had returned to assist both Peterson Elementary and Burgess Elementary in meeting student achievement goals and continued to consult with Burgess Peterson Academy
The Hyatt Regency is hosting its 4th annual Good Taste series and EACA found them visiting the EAV farmer's market to select food for the upcoming culinary challenge!
Volunteer at the East Lake PGA TOUR Championship Wednesday, September 20th to Sunday, September 24th and help Ahimsa House care for animal victims of domestic violence while their owners transition to safety.
Will the city's Tree Trust fund purchase urban properties such as Ormewood forest or larger suburban properties? Stephanie Stokes speaks with several people, including East Atlanta residents Grant Dollar and Alex Levy.
November community meeting agenda: special guest Parish Underwood, Director of the YMCA, updates about Santafest, big news from the Transportation committee, several land use and zoning items including 770 Shadowridge (aka "Ormewood Forest"), and more!
Overview of November LUZ meeting and summary of items up for review at EACA's November community meeting.
They started out our business by delivering fruit salads. Get Fruity has been around for 19 years as a hustle in college. For five months, their business has been in East Atlanta.
September community meeting agenda: "Back to School" update with the Atlanta Board of Education, LUZ items to discuss, and more!
Participate in the conversation of the Project Pabst festival application by attending the upcoming NPU-W meeting on the 27th, 7:30 at Village Church. View the application here.
September community meeting agenda: "Back to School" update with the Atlanta Board of Education, 770 Shadowridge updates, Project Pabst, and more!
Preview of the August community meeting agenda! East Atlanta Kids Club, Get Fruity, East Atlanta Service Patrol, and more!
Updates from Trees Atlanta, B*ATL and Heritage Capitol Partners regarding 770 Shadowridge Drive (the same property as is being campaigned about by the group "Save Ormewood Forest")
It’s easy to overlook special treasures in plain site. When you're headed north on Flat Shoals Ave. viewing all the eclectic businesses of East Atlanta Village, visit Versus ATL, EACA’s Featured Business of the Month for July.
Learn more about Poke Burri, EACA's Business Partner of the Month!