Missed the Yorkshire pudding at the annual British Christmas lunch, the dancing at the La Posada gala, or the first-ever Atlanta soccer match marking 100 years since the World War I Christmas Truce? 

Not to worry — there are still a few ways to get your international fix around Atlanta during the holidays. 

With the Swedes having held their annual Lucia gala last weekend and most other chambers already putting their holiday receptions behind them, one of the last remaining chamber bashes of the season is the Belgian-American Chamber of the South’s Dec. 19 cocktail party

Those more inclined toward cultural performances might visit Georgia State University‘s Rialto Center for the Arts, which on Dec. 20-21 will host a Celtic Christmas dance performance.  

A few of the consulates are having invite-only events, but a good place to get a feel for many countries in one place is Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which once again is hosting “Winter Wonderland,” a family-friendly exhibition of 30-plus trees decorated by community organizations to portray their countries’ cultural heritage. Similarly, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will explain how the holidays are celebrated around the world during an event for first graders featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Georgia International Convention Center on Dec. 17. 

Not enough? The new year is slated to bring a slew of kickoff celebrations, such as the reception planned by the German-American chamber reception Jan. 27, an American Israel Business Connector members-only event Jan. 21, a reception at the British consul general’s residence Jan. 15 and a forecast put in place by the Brazilian-American chamber Jan. 15

For those interested in how the season affects the state’s economy, we leave you with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s interactive holiday card, which highlights festive facts like the number of Christmas trees Home Depot Inc. sells during the season. 

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As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...