Christmas Things to Do in Atlanta
The holiday season is evident everywhere you turn in Atlanta with Christmas things to do. So, don’t put all of your eggs in the December 25th basket when you can soak up the season for an entire month.
Atlanta media outlets are on the scene covering light displays, Christmas shows, skating rinks, and plenty of things to do for the entire family. The following is a just a quick glimpse at the long list of events and opportunities. All you have to do is click on the links under each section to review the full breakdown.
Regardless of what sounds good to you, don’t wait too long to make your plans. These activities come around just once a year and they fill up fast!
Holiday light displays around Atlanta are brighter this year
With the holiday season upon us, the Atlanta area is glowing with spectacular light displays.
Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier
Magical Nights of Lights is back for its 26th year, now with a Margaritaville twist.
Stone Mountain Christmas
The holidays come to life during Stone Mountain Christmas where more than 2 million LED lights adorn the park, including a 275-foot lit tree at the mountain’s summit.
Six Flags Over Georgia’s Holiday in the Park
A newer attraction only in its fifth year, this holiday wonderland is stepping it up with 30 holiday rides, including several roller coasters, and live performances. The Main Street Christmas park entrance features a twinkling light canopy and artificial snow.
Atlanta gets an early ‘White Christmas’ this year
The national tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will blanket the stage at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre beginning on November 27th, bringing the classic 1954 movie musical to life for eight performances. Originally starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, White Christmas tells the story of a spirited quartet of entertainers who take over a Vermont inn and stage an unforgettable holiday showcase.
The touring stage version not only keeps that story intact, but also features the movie’s classic Irving Berlin songs, including “Sisters,” “Snow,” “Count Your Blessings,” and “White Christmas,” along with some new additions from the Berlin songbook.
Atlanta, Sandy Springs ice-skating rinks ready for holidays, winter
Nothing signals the start of the holidays and winter more than when ice skating rinks open for the season.
The area has four rinks that are now open and ready to give children and adults the opportunity to enhance their skills on ice in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Midtown.
The Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink, 88 W. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, is open through Jan. 6. Skate rentals are $8, and skating sessions are $30 for adults and $18 for children.
Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre cooks up pair of holiday treats
Whether you enjoy a down-home Southern holiday meal or something a bit more international, Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre has you covered with a pair of holiday productions running through the end of December.
Waffle Palace Christmas opened November 16th and will run through December 30th, with shows at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays along with select Tuesdays and additional matinees. Tickets start at $25.
Meanwhile, the much-loved Madeline’s Christmas returns for an 11th year on December 1st, bringing back the musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelmans’ children’s tale. The production includes a cast of more than 20 local girls, all of whom are between the ages of eight and 12 and come from five Metro Atlanta counties and 18 schools.
Sure, your kids may want to leave a plate of cookies and glass of milk on the kitchen counter for Santa, but the milk may spoil and you may be tempted to eat the cookies. Instead, take your kids to breakfast with Santa, sign them up for a culinary class or let them show off creative talents via delectable decorations for gingerbread houses. This holiday season, jingle all the way to the following nine places to have a good time with your kids, take photos and of course, eat really good food. These events will make everyone feel like a kid again.
The hit holiday musical ‘Black Nativity: A Christmas Musical Experience’ is back! And this time the star-studded cast is kicking off in Atlanta beginning this Friday.
We spoke with some of the biggest stars in the play which was originally conceived by Langston Hughes and graced the stage in 1961 on Broadway as they get ready for the big night.