It seems like every year there’s more and more Christmas pop-ups around town decked out in tinsel, Christmas lights, and holiday baubles and we’re totally here for it. Here’s a round-up of the best spots where YULE have the most wonderful time of the year!
This Instagram dream and family-owned business, from local husband-and-wife team Walt Geer and Sarah Blackman, opened up in 2018 in Sandy Springs and it’s back with even more fun picture-perfect moments for you to capture! This spot is so much more fun than your typical mall Santa situation and especially great for kids. However, there’s a fun 21+ bar just opened this year that has a surprisingly robust selection of delicious, boozy drinks like the “Kringle’s Classic Cocoa” with Irish Cream and “Jingle Juice” that tastes just like an apple pie in a cup!
The Biltong Bar at Ponce City Market is transforming into “The Blitzen Room” this holiday season! The interior has a swanky, vintage Christmas vibe, and their cocktail offerings are always impressive. Get festively lit this season with the “Reindeer Drive-by,” an interesting mix of absinthe, pear brandy, and cinnamon, or the “Santa’s Little Helper” with scotch and mulled cider.
Park Tavern at Piedmont Park has been decked out for the holidays! Take a spin on their ice skating rink that can fit up to 200 any given night or watch your friends go for a spin while you stay warm under the heated garden tents. There’s also tons of stone fire pits and fireplaces for you to cozy up beside as well as seasonal cocktail offerings. Pro tip: visit on Wednesdays for half-off wine bottles or after 9pm for half-off sushi anyday! The rink will be available from now until January 20th.
The OG Christmas pop-up! Miracle Bar, which began in NYC in 2014, transforms Atlanta restaurants into Christmas on steroids every year. You can find “Miracle Bar” this year at Tapa Tapa on Monroe as well as in Parish in Inman Park. There’s tons of tasty Christmas treats to sample as well! Try the Bad Santa–made with rum, black chai, date-infused oat milk, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Get tiki with it! Bon Ton transforms into a “Sippin Santa” pop-up this holiday season offering up fun Santa tiki vibes and seasonal cocktails. Their menu is fabulous if you haven’t tried it yet–an interesting blend of Louisiana and Vietnamese cuisine with cajun style boils, tasty banh mis, and a Nashville Hot Oyster Roll.
Ponce City Market has a 3,500-square foot ice skating rink available for you to explore this winter! Adult tickets are $25 and children 11 and younger are $22. They also have private “igloos” for rent for $150 if you’re feeling extra spendy this season, that seat up to 6 and include 50 minutes of ice rental time. Food and drinks purchased separately.
Each winter season, Yebo Beach Haus transforms into Yebo Ski Haus, with gorgeous and modern holiday decor that really does make you feel like you’re on a chic ski trip in Aspen. It’s ultra cozy and a wonderful for date night spots. Sit on the patio and enjoy the warm fires or cozy up to the bar for a warm drink and achieve ultimate hygge! Their curry pot pie is one of the best things on the menu!
Running between now until December 23rd, Hampton and Hudson is transforming an area within the restaurant into the Bo Ling Chop Suey Palace speakeasy, serving up Chinese eats and Bo Ling specialty drinks. The pop-up runs from 6-11pm, and they’ll also be open on Christmas Day!
This fun Midtown tiki spot–a great place for big group events, post-work cocktails, or crazy drunken dance parties on the weekends–transforms every December into a winter wonderland. You’ll love their rum based holiday cocktail menu that will have you feeling like you’re on a fun beach Christmas trip!