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6 upcoming events to help you recharge, have some fun: Dec. 16-22
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From an ugly Christmas sweater bar crawl to a Santa Paws photoshoot to a relaxing weekend with southern cuisine, we've got an event for you.

Halcyon Happenings

Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl

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Don we now our ugliest Christmas sweaters to head over to Halcyon for the third annual ugly Christmas sweater bar crawl. The Grinch will be making a (reluctant) appearance for photo opportunities and assorted shenanigans, and he will be selecting winners for the ugly Christmas sweater contest. Each winner will receive a $50 gift card from one of Halcyon's restaurants. 

This event is a fundraiser for Bottleshare, a nonprofit that grants emergency funds to members of the craft beverage industry when they experience extreme hardships that prevent them from working or producing an income. 

Price: $10 per ticket. Ticket prices do not include cocktails. 

When: 6-10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16

Where: Halcyon, 6365 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta

To purchase tickets, click here

This event is 21+, and Halcyon strongly encourages participants to use Uber and Lyft.

HOBNOB's Holiday Party

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You don't want to miss HOBNOB's holiday party complete with a live DJ on the roof and a live band downstairs. There will be an ugly Christmas sweater contest with $500 in prizes, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available for a photoshoot with you and your friends. 

This event is limited to 200 VIPs, so pre-registration is required to reserve a table. 

Price: Free

When: 8-11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18

Where: HOBNOB Halcyon, 6365 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta

To purchase tickets, click here

Santa at Kids Club

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The kids will be out of school soon, so Halcyon has planned a special holiday edition of Kids Club. Your child will be able to enjoy photos and visits with Santa, crafts and many Christmas surprises. There might even be some snow out on the Green. 

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22

Where: Halcyon, 6365 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta

For more information about this event, click here.

Other events

Santa Paws at the Vetted Pet

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Take your pup to see Santa and grab some hot chocolate, apple cider, free snacks and dog treats. Coupons will also be available, and guests can enter a raffle for a basket full of fun items for your pet with a $450 value.

Price: $10 for photos. All funds will go to help stray animals. 

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dec. 16 and Friday, Dec. 17

Where: The Vetted Pet, located next to Crestview Animal Hospital, 307 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming.

Registration is required as spaces are limited. RSVP at 470-297-4333. For more information about this event, click here.

Southern Grace at Freedom Brew & Shine

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Swing by Freedom Brew & Shine for some amazing southern cuisine. Southern Grace will be on site servin' up lobster rolls, southern boy po'boys, wings, hotdogs and more.

When: Noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.

Where: Freedom Brew & Shine, 2730 Spot Road, Cumming.

For more information about this event, click here.

Around the World Holiday Passport 

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The holiday season is a fun time to learn about countries and cultures from around the world. At the Cumming Library, you and your children will be able to learn about different cultures and how they celebrate through books, crafts, food and other activities. 

Each child will be able to receive a passport at the Ask Us desk. After completing an activity at each country and collecting stickers, head back over to the Ask Us desk to collect your prize. 

When: All day, Monday, Dec. 20

Where: Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming

For more information about this event, click here.