Monthly Social Calendar: December, part 2

St. Cecilia New Year’s Eve Dinner || St. Regis Atlanta’s Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink || Buckhead Atlanta’s Holiday Nights & Lights || Livingston Restaurant + Bar Santa Brunch

December 1-28 The Center for Puppetry Arts is ringing in the holidays with their production of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, adapted from the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated classic. Directed by Jon Ludwig, the show is perfect for all ages and will be on view through the end of the month.

December 1-31 Enjoy ice skating, holiday music, festive cocktails and hot cocoa at the St. Regis Atlanta’s Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink. Located atop the St. Regis roof, the skating rink brings guests back to the era of the Astor family, who founded the original St. Regis in 1904 in New York City. Reservations are recommended, and tickets are $30 for adults, $18 for children.

December 1-January 2 The Swan Coach House Gallery brings holiday cheer to the Atlanta community with its annual Little Things Mean a Lot exhibition, showcasing small works on sale from well-known and emerging Atlanta artists. As works sell, they’re replaced with new pieces from the same artist, making the exhibit ever-evolving. Through 1/2.

December 1-January 27 Join Neiman Marcus as part of its Lenox Square retail space is transformed into an artist’s market to preview Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art. The preview showcases a sampling of works, available for purchase, by 30 artists participating in Trinity School’s Artists Market, a six-day market in February featuring more than 350 selected artists. Through 1/27.

December 19-20 An Atlanta holiday favorite, A Very Merry Holiday Pops is back for another year. Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a night filled with holiday classics led by conductor Michael Krajewski. This year’s show features the All-City Chorus and special guest vocalist Reginald Smith, Jr. as “The Grinch!”

December 20 Check off the last few items on your shopping list at Buckhead Atlanta’s Holiday Nights & Lights. Enjoy the ambience of more than 180 trees decked out in holiday lights, holiday classics performed by live musicians, street performances, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and more, all while shopping in Atlanta’s newest retail shops.

December 21 Livingston Restaurant + Bar celebrates the season with their Santa Brunch, a delectable Southern-style buffet featuring seasonal fare. Guests will enjoy holiday décor and a visit from Santa, with a professional photographer on-site to capture the festivities. Brunch-goers will also have the chance to purchase discounted tickets to the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker.

December 31 Celebrate the last evening of the year at St. Cecilia with a five-course meal prepared by executive chef Craig Richards. Enjoy entrees like Pumpkin Cappellacci, Crispy Flounder and Lobster and Apple Risotto, with wine pairings available. Guests can cap the evening off with a specialty coffee cocktail crafted by beverage manager Ronnie LeClair while watching 4,000 balloons soar at the stroke of midnight. $80 per person, $35 with wine pairing.