Looking for some Atlanta holiday events to get in the holiday spirit? There is no shortage of events, with something for absolutely everything. I put together a list of some of my favorites that you will want to check out this year! Plus, check out the easy giveaway for a family four pack to the World of Coca-Cola!
11 of the Best Atlanta Holiday Events
Come to one of the hippest places in Atlanta to shop, eat, and get your holiday on! You can even take photos with Santa Claus as well as the Grinch! Atlanta’s historic community destination in Old Fourth Ward will offer a rotating roster of choirs, musicians, and other festive weekend entertainers. Hot cocoa, peppermint bark, holiday popsicle flavors, cider, and more will be available from Williams Sonoma, King of Pops, and the Mercury to enjoy around cozy fire pits. Ponce City Market has also opened the unique Skate the Sky ice skating rink, one of the newest Atlanta holiday events. It’s located next to the Skyline Park amusement park and Nine Mile Station beer garden. The rink will be open through February 14, 2018 so you can continue to get your skate on even after the holidays!
For the second year in a row, I took my puppet-loving son for a mommy-and-me afternoon to see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at the Center for Puppetry Arts. We had such a fun time! This show is a faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage in an engaging, fun, and funny show that works for all ages. You won’t want to miss it!
We may have already seen snow here in Atlanta this year, but long after those flurries melt, Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park will have the white stuff. They have a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement. Have a ball on five football fields of frosty joy, including 20 lanes of tubing. Snow Mountain will run November 18 through February 25, 2018 (weather permitting). NEW for 2017! Galactic Snow Tubing – an immersive nighttime experience starting at 5:30pm with great music, laser beams overhead and high-powered LED lights dancing all around to the beat of the music.
If you want to get in the Christmas spirit, this is the place to come! Millions of lights help to create a night to remember at Stone Mountain Christmas. This is one of the most “Christmas-y” of all the Atlanta holiday events. One of the most popular (and my favorite) attractions is the Singalong Christmas Train, which features a track-side show about the very first Christmas. Be sure to stay late to see the magic of the Snow Angel flying high with snow flurries and fireworks.
Holiday in the Park is back for the 4th year in a row! It is open only on select days from November 18-January 3 at Six Flags Over Georgia. It’s the most magical time of the year filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. You can ride some of Six Flag’s best rides, enjoy the holiday-themed shows, see over a million twinkling lights, and eat some of the most delicious comfort food. Side note: Have you seen the crazy deals they have been offering on season tickets?
This is a great mother-daughter Atlanta holiday event! Start the holiday season with a special teatime together and a crafty project to decorate your celebrations! Holiday Tea events include a deliciously different menu of teatime treats. There will also be a sparkly snowflake craft, fun conversation and memories certain to make the holidays extra merry. Reservations are required.
If you can get a last minute appointment, take a visit to see one of the most popular Santa Claus’ in Atlanta! He is kind and jolly and takes time to visit with each family. Plus, you can get some shopping in at one of the most posh shopping malls in Atlanta! Reservations for Santa photos are only available at santaatphipps.com. No walk-up or stand in line visits will be allowed. This is a reservations-only Santa, as he is one of the most popular St. Nicks in Atlanta. Check out the website for last minute openings.
Savor the season at one of the most iconic Atlanta institutions, the World of Coca-Cola! They are offering signature beverages like Coca-Cola North Pole Magic, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Arctic Chill and Chocolate-Covered Cherry Coke available in Taste It! for a limited time. Visitors can snap and share selfies with the Coca‑Cola Polar Bear and Santa Claus. Be sure to ooh and ahh over the thousands of holiday lights and larger-than-life ornaments in Pemberton Place. You can also learn the real story behind the Coca-Cola Santa Claus image we know and love.
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Families are invited to celebrate the merriest of seasons with LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta’s Holiday Bricktacular! Guests can also learn how to create LEGO® presents and experience the winter takeover in MINILAND® every weekend of December! Also, groups with at least one jolly person wearing an ugly holiday sweater will receive 10 percent off of their retail purchase. Want to go without the kids? Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta for their Ugly Sweater Adult Night on December 21, 2017!
This holiday season the Hall is decking itself out from December 15 through January 1. Downtown Atlanta’s most interactive attraction will have activities, treats and holiday decorations. The Hall will also have special appearances by their own Fumbles the Elf. If you are still in need of the perfect family photo for the holidays, Santa will visit the Hall on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm with plenty of college-themed props for your very own team photo! On Fridays and Sundays during Deck the Hall, bring your family to enjoy classic holiday movies.
Visit this seven-mile tour of animated holiday light displays. But the lights aren’t the only attraction at one of the most interactive Atlanta holiday events. Visit the Holiday Village. There are rides and games, pony rides and delicious holiday treats. Get a cup of hot chocolate or warm up in Santa’s Workshop for a visit with Santa and some uniquely Georgian holiday shopping.