The holidays are here, and if you're looking for the perfect place to go to for some family fun, Atlanta has got you covered! The Big Peach is buzzing with warmth, twinkling lights, and a whole lot of family-friendly festivities. Without further ado, let's dive into the magic of the season, where the motto is simple: holidays are all for connection!
Grab the fam and head over to the Atlanta Botanical Garden's "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights." It's not your average garden stroll -- imagine hotels, restaurants, neighborhoods, and businesses lighting up with trees, menorahs, gingerbread men, and Santa’s reindeer! It's a festive feast for the eyes that'll have the whole family singing, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"
Strap on those skates and hit the ice at The Rink at Park Tavern. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time skater, there's nothing like a little twirl on the ice to get everyone into the holiday groove. Bonus points for hot chocolate breaks between laps!
Imagine a place where the air is sweet, and everything is a treat – that's Candytopia for you! This interactive candy wonderland is not just for the kids; it's a sugar-coated paradise even for the young at heart. Get ready for a Willy Wonka-esque experience right here in Atlanta!
Choo-choo choose to hop on the Christmas-themed trains at the Southeastern Railway Museum. It's a ride through history and holiday cheer. The little ones will love the festive decorations, and the grown-ups might just feel a twinge of nostalgia!
The Center for Puppetry Arts is pulling out all the stops for the holiday season. From timeless classics to new favorites, catch a puppet show that'll have everyone – young and old – captivated. Who knew puppetry could be so festive?
For those last-minute gifts (or just treating yourself), don't miss out on the holiday markets. From the German-inspired Christkindl Market to local artisan fairs, Atlanta's markets are a treasure trove of unique finds and holiday spirit.
Step into a world of enchantment with your family at the Alliance Theatre's latest musical extravaganza, "Into the Burrow: A Peter Rabbit Tale." Running until December 23, this captivating production brings to life the timeless characters from Beatrix Potter's cherished tales. With a delightful blend of familiar faces and original songs, the storyline weaves a magical narrative that invites families to join the forest animals in Peter Rabbit's den, nestled beneath Mr. McGregor's Garden. However, as the animals plan a surprise party for Peter, they uncover Mr. McGregor's not-so-jolly intentions for the land around the burrow. It's a heartwarming tale that teaches the power of teamwork and facing fears head-on.
Step into a Winter Wonderland at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where the enchantment of the holiday season comes to life for the 14th year! Picture this: decorated trees adorned with the traditions and stories of cultures around the world, creating a festive tapestry that spans two floors. It's more than just an exhibit; it's a journey through global celebrations, a collaborative masterpiece crafted by local consuls and community partners. From the charming symbols of Sweden and Norway to the vibrant festivities of Mexico and Argentina, and the rich traditions of India, Kenya, Japan, and the Philippines – each corner unveils a new chapter in the rich tapestry of holiday joy.