Atlanta Holiday Guide:: Holiday Activities + Events

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Atlanta Holiday Guide:: Holiday Lights & Activities

Tis the season of holiday activities, lights, parades, and festivities! Atlanta has so many options for you and your family to choose from. Here is a list of some great ones in the Area.

Atlanta Holiday Guide:: Holiday Activities + Events


Stone Mountain Christmas

November 13th – January 2nd
Stone Mountain Park

Each day during Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, and more! Then, become immersed in holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows, and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters!

 


March of the Toys Parade

December 3rd, 7pm
Downtown Ball Ground

One of the largest Christmas parades in North Georgia that benefits Toys for Tots! Attendees to the parade are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign.
Past parades have featured such participants as the Griswold Truckster that appeared in the 2015 movie “Vacation”, the Oscar Myer Weinermobile, Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth Marching Band, the Creekview High School Marching Band, a replica of the 1966 Batmobile, Scooby Do’s Mystery Machine, Atlanta Falcon Cheerleaders, the Georgia Tech Goldrush Dancers, the Georgia State Pantherettes, dance groups, floats, tractors, antique cars and much more.

 


Rudolph at the Center for Puppetry Arts

November 10th – January 2nd
Midtown Atlanta

He’s back! Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation that speaks to the misfit in all of us. This is absolutely one of my families favorite traditions. It is such a great show with a great message and the kids look forward to it year after year. Most years that even have a craft for the kids after the show!

 


Roswell Winter Puppet Series

November 10th – January 2nd
Roswell

The Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents two puppet shows that you do not want to miss this. This year there will be “Santa’s Miss Mail” showing December 17th and 18th, then The North Pole Fa La La La Follies on December 21st and 22nd. Tickets are only $5 per person, so go out and enjoy the show.

 


A Farmstead Christmas at Southern Belle Farm

November 26th – December 23rd
McDonough

Head to the farm to enjoy Christmas in the Country! Take your family on over to Southern Belle Farm to experience all the activities, including pedal karts, hayrides, animal barn and so much more. There are also plenty of tasty treats at their Country Market, so stop in and fill your bellies!

 


Special Holiday Celebrations at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

December 5th – December 26th
Downtown Atlanta

A great way to celebrate Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas, and Kwanzaa with special performances, storytimes and crafts. Reservation are required.
Dates reserved for each Holiday: Hanukkah – Dec 5th; Las Posadas – Dec 11th; Christmas – Dec 18th; Kwanzaa – Dec 26th

 


Grinchmas Party

December 11th, 5pm – 8pm
Alpharetta

What an idea. An awful idea! A wonderful, awful idea!!! If you like the big green guy then go party like him with treats, crafts, and celebrations at the Alpharetta Community Center. Tickets are $12 for Residents & $18 for Non-Residents.

 


Acworth Holiday Events

November 26th – January 2nd
Downtown Acworth

Acworth Community Center has plenty of events this holiday season from Letters to Santa, from a visit from the big guy, to even a special breakfast with the Grinch! Check out all of the events they have to offer.

 


Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

November 20th – January 2nd
Downtown Atlanta

Grab your family or friends and head to Oakland Cemetery to for a day of puzzle solving and sleuthing. This is a self guided Scavenger Hunt where you just download and print off your Holiday Hunt packet and enjoy the fun!

 


Winter Wonderland at the Fernbank

November 20th – January 9th
Atlanta

Enjoy a season of celebrations during Fernbank’s annual Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World. This holiday-inspired exhibit features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as traditions and practices like indigenous art and national symbols, located on Entry and Upper Levels. Winter Wonderland also features iconic winter themes in giant “snow globe” scenes located outdoors. 

 


Holiday at the World of Coca-Cola

November 12th – January 3rd
Downtown Atlanta

The combination of Santa and Coca-Cola goes way back, so what better way to celebrate than in the heart of that great tradition. The World of Coca-Cola has done it right with huge decorations, amazing holiday light displays, seasonal tastes and scent attractions, festive holiday photoshoot opportunities, and much more. 

 


Did we miss any holiday activities in your community? Let us know in the comments! Posts are updated periodically.

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