What’s happening this week: Christmas Town, winter break camp, New Year’s Eve pickleball

Kristy Kind competes in the Tucker Parks & Recreation 2021 Winter Pickleball Championship Advanced finals on Feb. 2. Photo by Dean Hesse.

DeKalb County, GA — Various events are happening this week in and around DeKalb County, including Christmas Town at the Center for Puppetry Arts, a winter break camp hosted by DeKalb County and the Dink in the New Year pickleball event in Tucker.

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 offering a winter break camp from 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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Tucker Farmers Market 

The Tucker Farmers Market will be open on Thursday, Dec. 30, 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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Dink in the New Year 

Dink in the New Year with glow pickleball on Friday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Tucker Recreation Center. The event will feature raffles, games, finger foods, music and a toast at midnight. The event is for adults ages 18 and older. All proceeds will go to scholarship funds for camps.

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Avondale Estates Farmers Market 

Join neighbors, visitors and vendors on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, 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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