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Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 242014
 

skyviewatlHere are a few of the highlights from ATL’s daily deals sites. And you can browse deals by category, complete with pics, on the Atlanta’s Daily Deals page.

Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (October 24) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna at Atlantic Station, Black Nativity at Southwest Arts Center, A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, Gwinnett Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Chicago at Cobb Civic Center, The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe Playhouse, The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse, A Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park Antebellum Plantation, Dirty Dancing at The Fox Theatre, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 242014
 

christmas at callanwoldeFrom December 1-16, 2014, you can get into the holiday spirit with Christmas at Callanwolde.

Not only will the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion be elaborately decorated with professional holiday displays, but you can shop the artist market, take advantage of themed events for all ages, check out live entertainment, & more. Some of the rooms will have kid-friendly themes, too, including the Legoland building room, the Teddy Bear Room by Build-A-Bear, and the Coca-Cola Exhibit Room.

Tickets to Christmas at Callanwolde are regularly $20 for adults, $15 for groups of 20+, & free for children age 3. But while they last, you can get in on the cheap: $12 buys one ticket to Christmas at Callanwolde, thanks to a deal on Groupon.

Bonus: While they last, $12 buys a ticket to Christmas at Callanwolde plus one ticket to the Halloween Party at Callanwolde. From 6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. on Halloween night, there’ll be trick-or-treating, LEGO building tables, a Halloween concert, costume & pumpkin-carving contests, & more. Without the deal, Halloween Party admission is $4 online & $5 at the door.

Callanwolde is located at 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 242014
 

dirty dancingFrom November 25-30, 2014, Dirty Dancing will be at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta. If you’re planning to see the stage adaption of the classic film, you’re in luck: You can get discount tickets to select performances of The Nutcracker, no coupon code required.

The quick summary: “It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off. Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes,’ ‘Hey Baby,’ ‘Do You Love Me?,’ and the heart-stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.’ London’s Sunday Express says ‘This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!'”

While they last, you can save about 33% on tickets to select performances of Dirty Dancing at The Fox Theatre, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (October 24), discount tickets are available for performances on November 26 & 27, 2014.

FYI–I expect this deal to sell out, so snag your discount tickets before they’re gone.

The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 242014
 

legohalloweenpumpkin001If you’re looking for discount tickets to Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, you’re in luck. You’ve got a few ways to treat your kids (or yourself) to a day of play at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta on the cheap, some with no coupon code required.

And October is a fun time to visit the attraction. Every weekend in October, you can head out for Brick-Or-Treat at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta. There’ll be MINILAND scavenger hunts, a LEGO pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, and more. Brick-or-Treat will take place on October 24-26 and 31. Bonus: You can compete in a costume contest on October 25 & 26, 2014.

The deals:

Your ticket includes entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center + unlimited admission to Lego rides, the 4D cinema, and the attractions, including Lego Miniland, Model Builder Workshop, a Lego Racers: Build & Test area, Earthquake Tables, a Duplo Village, Lego Ninjago Laser Maze, & more.

FYI–Since Legoland is a children’s attraction, adults visiting must be accompanied by a child unless they’re attending an adults-only event; the next Adult Night will take place on November 13, 2014.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta is located in Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-848-9252

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 232014
 

have fun be cheap 200px-01I’m more than ready for the weekend. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these five events (or browse Atlanta on the Cheap’s calendar of events to remind yourself of other can’t-miss events happening in the ATL):

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 232014
 

christmas carol allianceWe’ve seen A Christmas Carol at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta a couple of times, and we love it. It’s a charming adaptation of the classic tale and a fun addition to the holiday to-do list.

If you’re planning to see A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre this season, you’ve got a few ways to get discount tickets to the show, some with no coupon code required:

A Christmas Carol will be at The Alliance from November 21-December 24, 2014. The Alliance Theatre is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 232014
 

atl world kite festOn October 25, 2014, head to the Meadow at Piedmont Park for the Atlanta World Kite Festival.

From 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., there’ll be kite flying & demonstrations, live music by SenoritAwsome, classical Chinese dance & InStep Step Team performances, face painting, activities with the Braves BAT Team, arts & crafts, & more.

It’s free to attend the Atlanta World Kite Festival. Don’t have a kite? No worries. There’ll be vendors selling kites during the festival.

Piedmont Park is located at 400 Park Drive Northeast, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 232014
 

image003-1On October 25 & 26, 2014, the Fall Jonquil Festival will take place on the Village Green in downtown Smyrna.

Admission is free, and the festivities include an Arts & Crafts market showcasing the works of 150+ artists, children’s activities, entertainment including puppet shows by Peter Hart & music by Scott Thomas, & more.

Two bonuses: The Friends of the Smyrna Library will have their book sale during the Fall Jonquil festival, and Keep Smyrna Beautiful will be distributing Jonquil bulbs.

New for 2014: The Children’s Halloween Costume Parade will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The parade steps off at 9:30 a.m.; it starts at Smyrna First Baptist Church, travels north on King Street and around Village Green Circle, and ends at the memorial field. Once there, the kids can compete in the costume contest. Parade registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the rear parking lot of Smyrna First Baptist Church.

The Fall Jonquil Festival will take place from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday & noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Village Green is located at 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 232014
 

johns creek arts festivalOn October 25 & 26, 2014, the Johns Creek Arts Festival will take place in the green space across from the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Though it’s a relatively new addition to metro-Atlanta’s mix of festivals, it’s a good spot to shop for a whimsical piece of art, let the kids explore their creativity with arts activities brought by Arts on the Creak, or listen to live music. Performers include Blair Crimmins, Laura Monk & Highcotton, Abbey & Dudley, Tullamore Road, & dance groups, to name a few.

And on Sunday, you can dress up your pet & participate in the pet parade; your furry friends can compete to win “Best Costume,” “Cutest Critter,” or “Best of Show.” The pet parade starts at 11:00 a.m., and it’s limited to the first 60 pets registered (register online). All pets must be on a leash or in a cage.

The Johns Creek Arts Festival will take place in the green space across from the Atlanta Athletic Club on Hwy 141 (Medlock Bridge Road) in Johns Creek, GA. For GPS directions, use 1930 Bobby Jones Dr., Johns Creek as your destination.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 222014
 

georgiaaquariumIf you’re looking for discount tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, you’re in luck, as you’ve got a few ways to get in free or on the cheap, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, $55 = two Total Tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, saving you about 25%, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
  • On October 31 & November 1, 2014, you can head out to the Georgia A-Scary-Um at the Georgia Aquarium. There’ll be trick-or-treating from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the 31st & 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the 1st, Halloween crafts, spooky storytelling, & more. Plus, kids 12 and under in costume will receive free general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder (up to 2 free kids per paying adult).
  • For a limited time, you can take advantage of an Early Bird online discount & save up to $7 per ticket. To get the deal, purchase tickets online and select and arrive during the first hour of the day. This, by the way, is an excellent way to experience the Georgia Aquarium without fighting the crowds.
  • If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Georgia Aquarium ticket includes a Deepo Pass with Expedited Entry, Deepo’s 4-D theater, and the Dolphin Tales show (based on availability). The World of Coca-Cola ticket includes admission, the 4-D theatre, and a free keepsake bottle from the museum. Other attractions included are Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank (includes IMAX, too) OR High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR Atlanta History Center. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.
  • If you bring your ID or a copy of your birth certificate, you’ll get a free Total Ticket to the Georgia Aquarium on your birthday.
  • You can save a bit on Georgia Aquarium tickets or annual pass purchases, thanks to an offer from Gas South.

And I’ll be wandering around Atlanta to see this:

Dolphins on Parade is a public art project featuring more than 50 fiberglass dolphin statues with unique designs. You’ll find Dolphins on Parade in several parts of Atlanta, including Centennial Olympic Park area, Pemberton Place, Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Check out the map to plan your route & see them all.

The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000.

–Jennifer Maciejewski