In the spring and autumn, Atlanta has a ridiculous bounty of massive neighborhood gatherings to choose from.
But in winter? Not so much.
Outside of the Pink Pig bonanza at Lenox Square, the lighting of Atlantic Station, and a Latino festival in Piedmont Park (both this weekend), all goes quiet on the ATL festival front when chilly temps descend.
But now, Ormewood Park is aiming to change that with a makers-themed event they’re calling “Winterfest.”
Scheduled for Dec. 9, Winterfest will be a merry yuletide version of Ormewood Park’s Meet the Makers Festival, which debuted in March.
Expect live music, more than 20 local artisans (think: woodcarvers, jewelry-makers, painters, candlemakers, and other providers of Atlanta-made stocking-stuffers), a kids craft area, and food vendors including Smokin’ Mo's BBQ and Pallookaville. Plus, cider. And hot cocoa.
Elsewhere, a series of festive workshops will lend the feeling the Holiday Season is in the air, said organizer Hannah Thompson.
Workshop sessions will include wine pairing ($45) and ornament crafting ($10). Also for $10, the alleged “real” Santa will be on hand for photos.
Find the festival’s epicenter outside the Ormewood Church (1071 Delaware Ave.) Merriment will go down Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.