4 holiday-themed and foodie events in metro Atlanta this week

Fill up with food from Livingston Restaurant + Bar’s buffet before seeing “The Nutcracker” at Fox Theatre. Photo credit: Green Olive Media.

Classic Christmas movie. Party in Decatur. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time. And, Merry Christmas, good people.

Thursday, Dec. 21: The Iberian Pig in Decatur will transform into a Wall Street-themed trading pit for an evening of food, drinks at fluctuating prices (remember to buy low), dancing, theatrics and gluttony appropriately called The Pig of Wall Street beginning at 10 p.m. Tickets, which are $30 each and include hors d’oeuvres and two drinks, can be purchased here. Additional drinks may be purchased a la carte.
121 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-371-8800, theiberianpigatl.com.

Thursday, Dec. 21: Get a wine lesson with sommelier Michael McNeill who will be a special guest during Market Sips: Wine 101 Immersion at Alon’s Bakery and Market in Dunwoody. From 7-8:30 p.m., guests will be able to explore an assortment of global wines while learning more about each selection. A seat at the wine bar is $25; RSVP via OpenTable.
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 678-397-1781, alons.com.

Dec. 21 – 24, 26 and 27: If you’re heading to Fox Theatre for “The Nutcracker,” fill up with food from Livingston Restaurant + Bar’s buffet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  The buffet will include southern classics and children’s faves such as macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and tater tots. The buffet is $25 for adults, half price for children four to 12 and complimentary for children three and under. A portion of the proceeds from “The Nutcracker” brunch will go towards Give Kids the World, an 84-acre nonprofit resort treating children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to a weeklong, cost-free vacation.
The Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-897-5000, livingstonatlanta.com.

Saturday, Dec. 23: Make it a movie night with the classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Additionally, the hotel’s winter village in the garden will offer snacks, champagne and mulled wine or hot chocolate in Mandarin Oriental collector’s mugs from 5-10 p.m. The garden will be adorned with decorations, seating, blankets and fire pits where guests can roast s’mores. Entrance is complimentary and food and beverage will be priced à la carte.
3376 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-995 7545, mandarinoriental.com/atlanta.

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