It’s the most pun-derful time of the year! Hold on for deer life because the holidays are fast approaching and we could not be more excited! Atlanta has every holiday event you could want so you are not going to be disappointed.
Take a look at some of Atlanta’s best holiday events and make sure to check back for any new events coming up this season! Here is your guide to holiday events in Atlanta.
Light up the night with Garden Lights, Holiday Nights! Even if you’ve been to the Atlanta Botanical Garden before, you haven’t seen it like this. This is an Atlanta favorite and it’s also the world’s largest curtain of synchronized light and sound!
Experience the larger than life plants all lit up this holiday season. This event is taking place through January 15th, and is even open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
There are new and exciting features at this year’s event, but there will be timed entries associated with your tickets. Tickets are only available online, so act fast! These coveted tickets are expected to sell out FAST!
Nov 13–Jan 15 | Times vary
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Tickets starting at $24.95
This Christmas classic is a broadway-scale production at Alliance Theatre! Experience this story come to life on stage with an amazing cast and incredible live music. This is one magical event that you and your family and friends won’t want to miss.
Various dates now through Dec 24
🎟 Tickets starting at $135
Explore Atlanta’s Christkindl Market at Buckhead Village District! This is the city’s largest winter Holiday festival. Enjoy authentic German food and beverages, shop around for gifts for loved ones, take family photos by the giant tree, and sip on some hot cocoa. You’ll be able to shop all season long, with the exception of Christmas Day.
Nov 26–Jan 2
Sunday–Thursday | 11:30am–9:30pm
Friday & Saturday | 11:30am–10:30pm
Closed Christmas Day
Buckhead Village District
🎟 Free entry
Watch the magical story of the Nutcracker come to life with the help of incredible music, beautiful dancing, and a big imagination. Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker is at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre from December 4th through the 29th.
Dec 4–29 | Days and times vary
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Theatre
🎟 Tickets starting at $62.00
It’s the most wonderful time of the beer. Wait…we mean it’s the most wine-derful time of the year. We just can’t get it right. Anyway, the Pub Crawl on the BeltLine is happening again but this time, it’s the Winter Edition!
With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive up to five complimentary drinks as well as food and drink specials at all participating locations! There are three check-in location options: Guac y Margys, City Winery, or Apres Diem!
One bar crawl a day not enough for ya? Well, then you’re in the right city. Starting at 5:00pm is the 7th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl in Buckhead. This one will carry on all night long!
Dec 11 | 12:00pm–4:00pm
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail
Believe in your elf and run (or walk) the Atlanta Christmas 5K with over 1000 fellow Atlantans!
This is an Atlanta tradition that you are not going to want to miss. The Atlanta Christmas 5K is the city’s oldest holiday race and is loved by all. Social distancing and sanitizing protocols will be in place!
Don’t forget your Santa hat on your way out the door!
Dec 11 | 9:00am–11:00am
🎟 Registration starting at $45.00
Yule be sorry if you miss out on Six Flag’s Holiday in the Park! It’s LIT. There are over 1 million LED lights to light up the park and tons of Christmas trees! There will also be festive shows, yummy seasonal food, and even a special guest…Santa Claus!
You can still enjoy all of the rides in the park while you’re there. It is going to be so much fun! Don’t miss this special event.
Nov 13–Jan 2 | Select nights
Six Flags Over Georgia
Looking for something fun to do with friends and family? Why not grab your ice skates and go ice skating at Atlantic Station! This ice skating rink is the largest outdoor ice skate rink in the Southeast. You can buy tickets ahead of time to skip the line. This is sure to be fun for the whole family!
Nov 17–Jan 17
Stone Mountain is a family favorite, and it’s that much more magical during the holidays. There is going to be holiday music, tons of pretty lights, fun shows for the whole family, holiday characters, a parade, and so much more! There are even going to be meet and greet opportunities with Santa, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and others. Don’t miss out on this festive fun event!
Nov 13–Jan 2 | Select dates