MjSFsreEfU8cXFMdyw0U0XqsPPhG-BPmCU1fo-mCDK4,CZwIyBsU2OiN6_UyK6ZGjkeDoAR0WZXwiHmg8klZKdICallanwolde Fine Arts Center will once again host Christmas at Callanwolde, a 12-day designer show house event, Dec. 6-17. The 27,000 square-foot mansion, 980 Briarcliff Road, has been decorated for the season by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers.

Christmas at Callanwolde offers a variety of opportunities to celebrate the season with daily events including family activities, evening musical entertainment, seasonal workshops, holiday shopping, and majestic music played on the Aeolian pipe organ.

Highlights include these events, which require advance reservations:

  • VIP Preview Party with Von Grey, Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 and 14 at 9 a.m.
  • Teddy Bear Tea on Dec. 8 and 15 at 3 p.m.
  • Musical Winter Nights on Dec. 6 and 13 from to 6 to 9 p.m.

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General admission tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65+, $12 for children ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and under get in free. Tickets may be purchased online at callanwolde.org.

Free parking is available on-site Mondays through Thursdays, while Fridays through Sundays will offer free parking and shuttle service from the Emory University Briarcliff Campus, 1256 Briarcliff Road.


Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.