ATLANTA – Tis the season for lights, treats and holiday fun!
Atlanta is geared up and ready to celebrate the holiday season with various events fun for everyone in the family. From light displays to meeting Santa, you are sure to get into the holiday spirit this year!
Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker
Nothing says, ‘Happy Holidays’ like watching the iconic Atlanta Ballet perform the Nutcracker. From December 8 to December 28 you can watch the story unfold at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta.
For ticket prices and times, you can visit Atlanta Ballet.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Experience a night of lights at the Garden Lights Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through January 7, you can explore the Walk of Flames and Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.
For ticket prices and times, you can visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Atlantic Station is your one-stop destination for all things holiday cheer this year. From ice skating to crafting, a day at Atlantic Station is sure to be filled with holiday fun!
Christkindl Market: Open until December 23, you can enjoy Atlanta’s only authentic German Christkindl Market in Central Park that features a Christmas village of authentic German booths selling imported German food and beverages and one-of-a-kind gift items.
For more information, visit Christkindl Market.
Hanukkah: From Dec. 12 through Dec. 20 enjoy the marvelous lighting of the great Menorah in Central Park with Chabad Intown. There will also be a special celebration the evening of December 13 in Central Park.
For times and to RSVP, visit Chabad Intown.
Santa’s Cottage: Grab the kiddos and get your picture with Saint Nick! On December 9, you can enjoy Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at California Pizza Kitchen. You can call California Pizza Kitchen to make reservations at (404) 249-7034. On December 20, Rudolph’s Paint Workshop is going on from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at California Pizza Kitchen.
For tickets and times, you can visit Santa’s Cottage.
SKATE Atlantic Station: Lace up and take the first lap around the 10,000-square-foot ice rink decked out in twinkling lights now through mid-February.
For ticket prices and times, visit Skate The Station.
Hop in the car and travel to The South’s Christmas Tradition at Calloway Gardens. Enjoy the Christmas Village while meeting holiday characters up close and be amazed as you drive through the dazzling illuminated forest. From dinner with The Grinch to cookies with Mrs. Claus, you’ll never want to leave this wonderland!
For tickets and a full list of events, visit Calloway Gardens.
Head under the water and ring in the holiday season with the whale sharks. Georgia Aquarium’s Festival of SEAson features The Polar Express 4-D Experience and even SCUBA Claus as Santa dons a wetsuit and swims with the fishes!
For tickets and a full list of events, visit Georgia Aquarium.
For 25 years Lake Lanier has wowed families across Georgia with their Magical Nights of Lights. On their 25th Anniversary, they’ll be bringing back their ’12 Days of Christmas’ where you can sing holiday tunes as you drive by each sparkling light display. When you’re done, celebrate in the Holiday Village at Santa’s Workshop!
For tickets and times, visit Lake Lanier.
Macy’s Pink Pig
For five generations, Macy’s Pink Pig has been the jump-start to the holiday season as families ride the iconic Pink Pig train. Located at Macy's Lenox Square, the Pink Pig will run through December 31.
For tickets and times, visit Macy’s Pink Pig.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Spend the Holidays in the Park! For the fourth year in a row, Six Flags is celebrating the holidays through January 3. Enjoy the thrill of the roller coasters while gazing at the winter wonderland lights throughout the park.
For tickets and park times, visit Six Flags Over Georgia.
Have a holly jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain where cheer is in the air and snow is on the ground.
Stone Mountain Christmas: Experience the new tree lighting ceremony along with the Snow Angel and hop onboard the Singalong Christmas Train as you listen to Christmas tunes and hear the story of the first Christmas gift.
For tickets and times, visit Stone Mountain Christmas.
Snow Mountain: Now until February 25 you can enjoy a snow day in the South! Take a ride on the cold side of Snow Mountain. Enjoy a 400-foot tubing hill and 2 moving sidewalks to take you back to the top.
For tickets and times, visit Snow Mountain.
Looking for something new this holiday season? You might want to check out The Battery! The Battery will have Atlanta’s newest ice skating rink along with a Winter Wonderland Party Zone and, of course, Santa.
For tickets and a full list of events, visit The Battery.
The Rock Ranch
Enjoy yourself a country Christmas this year at The Rock Ranch in South Georgia. Visit Country Christmas Nights on select days in December where you can visit Santa’s Workshop for a keepsake ornament station, cookie decorating, face painting, story time with an elf, and letter to Santa station. You can also drive through the Christmas light display on the farm for a bit of “country Christmas cheer.”
For tickets and event dates, visit The Rock Ranch.
World of Coca-Cola
Nothing says an Atlanta Christmas like a visit to the Coca-Cola Christmas Celebration! Throughout the building, you can view timeless artifacts in the special holiday exhibit that celebrates how Coca‑Cola has been a part of Christmas celebrations all over the world.
For tickets and times, visit World of Coca-Cola.
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