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What’s happening this week: Christmas Town, Terrific Thursdays, Atlanta Christkindl Market

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What’s happening this week: Christmas Town, Terrific Thursdays, Atlanta Christkindl Market

The Center for Puppetry Arts is recreating Rudolph's Christmas Town this holiday season to give guests a look into the creation of the 1964 stop-motion television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Photo courtesy of the Center for Puppetry Arts.

This story has been updated.

DeKalb County, GA — Various events are happening this week in and around DeKalb County, including Christmas Town at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Terrific Thursdays in Decatur and the Atlanta Christkindl Market. Several local government meetings are also scheduled for this week.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Atlanta Ballet Performs “The Nutcracker” 

Atlanta Ballet will make its long-awaited return to the stage Dec. 4-29 as the company presents Yuri Possokhov’s “The Nutcracker.” The production features larger-than-life sets and bold costumes, along will video projections created by a world-class team. Atlanta Ballet will perform at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

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Christmas Town at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Christmas Town, named after the fictional town in the 1964 stop-motion production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, will be set up at the Center for Puppetry Arts this holiday season. It will include a special exhibition, live performance, and hands-on workshop. The exhibition will offer guests a glimpse into the history behind the creation of Rudolph, while the performance and puppet-making workshop bring these iconic seasonal figures to life. Christmas Town is sponsored by WarnerMedia. The exhibition will be on display until Jan. 2, 2022.

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Atlanta Christkindl Market

Atlanta Christkindl Market is open until Jan. 2, 2022. The traditional German market is hosted at a new location this year, The Buckhead Village District, 290 E Paces Ferry Road NE. Guests can enjoy authentic German food and beverages in a festive atmosphere. Over 50 vendors are set up for shoppers to find holiday gifts. The market is open Mondays-Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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DeKalb County Winter Break Camp 

DeKalb County is hosting a winter break camp from Dec. 20-23 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camp will also be offered Dec. 27-30 and Jan. 3, 2022. The cost of the camp is $10 per day for children ages five to 12. Each participant must provide their own breakfast, lunch and snack. All campers are required to be screened for temperature checks and must wear a mask while indoors.

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Terrific Thursdays in Decatur 

Enjoy holiday shopping in Decatur on Thursdays throughout December during extra special shopping days. Terrific Thursdays will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23. Terrific Thursdays give shoppers an opportunity to find deals, discounts, and more, along with warm welcomes at the independent and local shops in the city. Participating businesses will stay open late and offer beverages and snacks for customers.

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Tucker Farmers Market 

The Tucker Farmers Market will be open on Thursday, Dec.16, from curbside pickup from 4-6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road in Tucker. The market features over 35 vendors which include a diverse group of local farmers, bakers, growers and producers from Tucker, metro Atlanta and Georgia. The market is accepting online orders. The online store opens on Thursday afternoons and closes at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market 

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday, Dec. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of My Parents’ Basement, 22 N Avondale Road. Browse a colorful array of locally sourced food and goods. Items offered include baked goods, cheeses, eggs, homemade jellies, meats and produce.

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Clarkston Christmas Tree Recycling 

Christmas tree recycling will be available at Milam Park, 3867 Norman Road in Clarkston, after the holidays. Anyone interested in recycling their Christmas tree can drop them off at the park between Dec. 26 and Jan. 10. The recycled trees will be turned into mulch.

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Upcoming Local Government Meetings

The Avondale Estates City Commission meets on Monday, Dec. 20, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The Stone Mountain Planning Commission will meet on Monday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The Decatur City Commission meets on Monday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street. The meeting will also be available via Zoom.

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. via Zoom.

The Clarkston Planning and Zoning Board meets virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

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