It's officially the most wonderful time of the year - holiday season! It's a happy time of the year, so it's important to find time to unwind and actually enjoy it in the midst of all the holiday shopping, commitments, and traffic. There's a lot happening in Atlanta this holiday season, so be sure to join in on some of the fun!
Here's a few ways to celebrate the winter holidays in Atlanta:
My personal favorite holiday tradition in Atlanta! This Christmas-themed pop-up is the definition of "decking the halls." This year, they will be transforming three locations (Highland, Monroe, Sipping Santa) into Christmas paradise. Miracle Bar has tons of holiday-themed cocktails and shots to make your spirit bright! This popular pop-up is known for having long waits because it's that amazing, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly. Miracle Bar is definitely a holiday must if you're in the Atlanta area.
Dates: November 29 - December 29 (Wednesday - Sunday, 5pm)
Join Santa's Fantastical for an immersive holiday experience! This family-friendly destination combines art, technology, and the holidays to create a fun, Instagram-worthy experience. Guests can enjoy live performances, interact with costumed characters, play games, and have fun! Also, Santa's Fantastical has tons of photo opps! This year's installation features a speakeasy, so guests 21+ can experience a little holiday "cheers!" There's fun for everyone, so check out Santa's Fantastical to create magical holiday moments with friends or family!
Dates: November 15 - January 5
Cost: $24.95 - $34.95 for adults, $19.95 - $29.95 for children
Light the Station & Skate the Station
Located in the Midtown, Atlantic Station is kicking off holiday traditions with their annual Light the Station and Skate the Station activities. Light the Station is a day of free activities including live performances, activities, games, crafts, and the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree. Guests can also celebrate the opening of Santa's Cottage, where they can take photos with Santa Claus through December 24th. Skate the Station opens a bit earlier, and is suitable for a family activity, company outing, girl’s night, or even a holiday date night. Put on some ice skates and enjoy skating under the stars on the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the Southeast! This is a great way to start the holiday season, and it’s fun for all ages! Although,
Dates: November 23
Dates: November 15 – January 20
For the sixth year, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens will host Garden Lights, Holiday Lights.
Guests will be able to walk through the amazing gardens while experiencing holiday music and lights. Garden Lights, Holiday Lights features the world's largest curtain of synchronized light and sound. Guests also have the chance to roast s’mores and sip warm beverages while touring the exhibits. This definitely makes for a cute date night or a family-fun evening!
Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Dates: November 16 – January 11
Cost: $19.95 – $44.95 for adults, $16.95 – $26.95 for children
Want to go to Winter Wonderland in Georgia? Well, Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain is where it’s at! This holiday excursion was voted Atlanta's Top Winter Activity and features a
400-foot snow-covered tubing hill, snow play areas, park attractions, and holiday entertainment. Guests can also enjoy a Christmas parade,The Polar Express 4-D experience, Santa Claus, and other holiday favorites! This is probably the closest thing you'll get to a real winter experience in Georgia!
Location: Stone Mountain Park
Dates: November 16 – January 5 (Snow Mountain experience is open until February 23)
Cost: $34.95 – $79.95
There's tons to do during the holiday season in Atlanta, so hopefully you'll find time to have some fun!