Weekends are so much better during the holidays because of all the festive events. Between ugly sweater bar crawls and some great holiday markets, there is never a dull moment in the city.
Take a look at our top picks for the best things to do in Atlanta weekend below!
1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl | 21+
Ugly sweaters, but make it fashion. Explore new areas OTP at Halcyon this Wednesday with their first-ever Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl!
Pick up your Santa swag when you arrive and then start hitting up all the bars and restaurants for specials deals on their holiday cocktails and seasonal beers.
Plus, the Grinch will even be there for photo-ops and to choose the Ugly Sweater Contest winners!
🗓 DEC 18 | 6PM–9PM
2. Power 96.1's Jingle Ball
It’s a ‘rockin’ around’ kind of holiday season, especially with the Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball this weekend! The annual holiday concert takes caroling to a whole other level with amazing artists performing some of our faves at the State Farm Arena.
Headliners include a little trio you might have heard of called the Jo Bros (yep, the Jonas Brothers are back in ATL for the 4th time this year!), Niall Horan, French Montana, and more!
🗓 DEC 20 | 7:30PM–10PM
📍 State Farm Arena
3. Marietta Square Christmas Market
Wrap up your holiday shopping in Marietta Square this weekend at their Christmas Market!
There will be an extra special artisan market, the farmers market, square merchants selling their holiday best, and plenty of restaurants to enjoy. Glover Park will also be hosting Santa and some fun reindeer games!
🗓 DEC 21 | 9AM–2PM
📍 Marietta Square
4. Atlanta Christmas 5k and 1k Elf Run
Grab your Santa (or elf!) hats for the most festive race you’ll ever run in! This Atlanta tradition is a great way to celebrate the season while gettin’ your bod ready for all those holiday treats.
The post-race party will include all the incentives to make it to the finish line! You get to enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, cider, cookies, bagels, holiday music, t-shirts, and more.
Sign up now before spots fill up!
🗓 DEC 21 | 8AM–10AM
📍 Piedmont Park
5. Visa Big Air
We don’t get the chance to see many extreme winter sports here in GA, BUT the Visa Big Air is bringing all the snowy fun to us this year!
This two-day event will feature Olympic winter competitions with elite international men and women’s big air athletes. Some of the best freeskiers and snowboarders will perform on 800 tons of snow that’s going to be brought into the SunTrust Park!
Don’t miss out on this unique winter event!
🗓 DEC 20 & 21 | 5:30PM–8:30PM
📍 SunTrust Park
Check out the other great ways to spend the weekend and have some holiday fun!
Cocoa and Concert
Brunch & Brews with Santa