ACCESS to Celebrations

Celebrate the vast multi-cultural community of our great city at the Atlanta History Center’s exciting new event: Passport to Celebrations. This one-of-a-kind installation will take visitors on a whirlwind flight around the world featuring tablescapes and vignettes created by an impressive roster of interior designers and retailers showcasing holidays from across the globe – both secular and religious – tantalizing the eye and educating the spirit of values we all share when families and friends come together.

On display from November 14 through December 30, 2012, Passport to Celebrations will offer visitors a unique opportunity to explore more than twenty international holidays - from Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights; to Carnevale in Venice; to Mexico’s Dias de Muertos; to the Festival of Yams in Ghana; to the Jewish harvest festival Sukkut - through the lens of locally and internationally renowned designers. The event will also honor Georgia’s federal, state, and local leaders; Consuls general; and clergy representing all faiths; as well as lay leaders with a demonstrated record of bridge building in our community.

VIP Reception

minimum donation $100

Hanukkah Candle Lighting
special guests
hor d'oeuvres
latke bar
*stay for General Reception

General Reception

minimum donation $36

Passport to Celebrations exhibit
cash bar
latke bar


Free VIP admission

with fulfilled 2012 commitments
ACCESS Allies is $1000 pledge fulfilled over 3-years

Holidays Represented
Bastille Day Diwalii Palio Di Siena
Buddha's Birthday Easter Passover
Carnevale Enkutatash/New Year in Ethiopia Ramadan
Chanukah Festival of Yams Rosh Hashanah
Chinese New Year Fourth of July Sakura Matsuri
Christmas Nowruz Succot
Day of the Dead Octoberfest Thanksgiving

Host Committee Co-Chairs: Jackie Naggar and Rebecca Oppenheimer Nathan

Host Committee:
Brian A. Becker, Evan Blecher, Marni Bronstein, Gavin and Beth Brown, Jana Glass Camerin, Alexis Dalmat, Allison & Joel Feldman, Jonathan & Rebecca Ganz, Russell Gottschalk, Lauren Grossman, Mimi Hall, Liz & Dan Karen, Stephanie Karpas, Avery Kastin, Marla Kaplan, Daniel Kaufman, Harris & Elissa Konter, Michael & Lindsey Kuniansky, Steve & Sheri Labovitz, Gabby Leon, Debbie Neese, Melanie Nelkin, Matthew Oppenheimer, Bonnie Puckett, Evan Remer, Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal, Caren Schiff, Darren Silver, Scott Struletz, EJ Stern & Daniel Bearman, Hannah Vahaba, Matt Weiss, Eliyahu Wolfe, Ariel & Jason Zion

For more information about the Passports to Celebrations exhibit, Click Here.