Guide to Atlanta Winter Events

Guide to Winter Events in Atlanta

Guide to Atlanta Winter Events

Your kids have unwrapped the gifts and played with the toys…and let us guess. Now they are saying they are already bored by them! It’s cold outside, which means they are stuck inside. Kick the winter boredom to the curb – check out these fun family events happening in and around Atlanta!

Center for Puppetry Arts – The Snowy Day

Midtown Atlanta
Jan. 14-30

Follow Peter and his friends as they set out to celebrate the first snowfall of the year with snowball fights, by making snow angels, and playing in the snow. Based on the Caldecott Award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats.

The Obama Portraits Tour at High Museum of Art

Midtown Atlanta
Jan. 14-March 20

From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in February 2018, the museum’s official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former First Lady has inspired unprecedented responses from the public.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta
Jan. 15-May 30

This exhibit provides imaginative, book-based experiences for children ages birth – 8 years old. Storyland transforms seven beloved books – The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter; The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats; Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; Abuela by Arthur Dorros; and Tuesday by David Wiesner into three-dimensional play and bi-lingual learning environments.

Let It Snow at Halcyon

Jan. 17

This event will be “Snow Much Fun” and includes:
-Meet and Greet with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf
-Snow in the Village Green
-Hot Cocoa, Coffee, and Hot Toddies from our Merchants (extra fee)
-Winter-themed Crafts & Entertainment
There is no charge for this event. However, they do ask that you bring at least one large box of cereal to donate to The Place of Forsyth Food Pantry.

Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station

Midtown Atlanta
Jan. 18-Feb. 28

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Atlantic Station! Visit Atlantic Green to see our spectacular display of Lunar New Year décor and traditions, from a “fire” breathing magnificent red dragon to a mesmerizing lantern show running at the top of the hour each night from 5-9 p.m.

Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Jan. 22

Ahoy, me hearties! Now be the time to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank’s Pirate Day! You’ll be a landlubber no more when you navigate pirate-themed crafts and games and meet members of the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.

Pirate costumes encouraged.

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

Downtown Atlanta
Dec. 4-Jan. 31

Back for its third iteration, PRISM: Winter Lights is an art exhibition displaying light-based works by national and local artists.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Nov. 24-Feb. 27

Take the crew snow tubing, get your skates on and practice your figure eights at the ice rink, hop on the carnival rides, make snow angels, and warm up with s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits. Get outdoors for some fresh air and family-friendly fun at one of the best winter attractions in the southeast.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Dec. 12-Feb. 28

The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along CNC’s forested trails. Slow down as you search for houses made from tiny natural objects. Take notice of the beautiful and enchanting features of the winter woods.

Dino Safari at North Point Mall

Now through April 8

Travel back in time and grab a Jurassic passport and feel the thrill of standing next to 20+ giant moving dinosaurs on a walk-through expedition for the whole family. Along the journey, earthquakes might erupt, dinosaurs could battle, and your family might just have to help save a baby dinosaur’s life! Dino Safari is both thrilling and educational. Learn how dinosaurs evolved over time, where on Earth they lived, and the discoveries paleontologists have made about how they ate, moved, and behaved.

Virtual: The Curious Cardinal

Jan 4-May 31
As the seasons come and go in this GA forest, so too do all of the varied wildlife. Except, of course, for the curious cardinal, who stays put the entire year, curiously exploring all of the changes that the seasons bring. Join our cardinal as he bickers with the blue jays in spring, outwits the mischievous squirrels in summer, and bids a fond farewell to the friendly otters in the fall. This animated short celebrates the majesty of the natural habitats of GA and the daily adventures of an ever-changing world.

Did we miss any family winter events? Drop a comment with your favorite!
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