Trimmed out with 9,984 ornaments, 72 nutcrackers, 48 stockings and 26 Christmas trees, the Nikolaustag Holiday Celebration at Der Biergarten radiates as much spirit and joy as St. Nick himself. There'll be no silent night on Thursday, December 11 from 5-9 p.m. as holly jollying flows through $8 liters of draft Krombacher pilsner and Warsteiner Dunkel, and $5 mugs of warm Glühwein set faces aglow. With music, entertainment, games, giveaways and a Santa sighting, Der Biergarten will be rockin' like Santa coming down the chimney. What to bring: yourself, friends and a toy donation for the Lift Up Atlanta toy drive.
Families and midday revelers, A Very Merry Christmas Party at Der Biergarten calls your names on Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All decked out for the holidays, Atlanta's authentic German restaurant and beer garden lines up fun for all ages: hot chocolate, cookie decorating, a Santa letter-writing station, games and pictures with Santa from noon-2 p.m. Stop at your favorite store on the way downtown and pick out a toy to contribute to the Lift Up Atlanta toy drive.