Family-Friendly Events

Experience family fun in Atlanta

There is no shortage of family fun in Atlanta. Outdoors or in, summer or fall, Atlanta is the place to be for family-friendly events. Take your kids out to a neighborhood festival where there is fun for mom and dad too, or venture to one of Atlanta’s top-notch attractions and discover a world of wonder. Whether you’re in town for one day or a week, your family can experience non-stop excitement with these family-friendly events in Atlanta.

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11/14/20 – 1/3/21

Stone Mountain Christmas

Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic…

Stone Mountain Park

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Every day for 5 weeks until 01/08/2021

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank

Enjoy a season of celebrations during Fernbank’s annual Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has always been one of the country’s most exciting college football…

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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5/21/21 – 5/22/21

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates the Caribbean this May, promoting a broader understanding and deeper…

Central Park

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Every day for 6 weeks until 01/18/2021

Atlanta Festival of Lights

The 1st annual Atlanta Festival of Lights is a great way to celebrate the season…

Atlantic Station- Pinnacle Site

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12/5/20 – 12/31/20

Celebrations in Light Programs

We’re exploring this chilly season with some cool science, art, and stage programming complete with…

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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Children’s Christmas Parade

As a true Atlanta holiday tradition, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade has grown…


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12/5/20 – 12/31/20

Holiday Bricktacular LEGOLAND

Jump into a Winter Wonderland of LEGO Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta! From December…

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

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Every day for 8 weeks until 01/31/2021

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

Back for its second year, PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park, presented by the Atlanta…

Woodruff Park

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New Year’s Bubble Bash

Countdown to 2021 with Atlanta’s favorite NYE party for families! Join Children’s Museum of Atlanta…

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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Every weekend for 26 weeks until 06/06/2021

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! Our…

6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.

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7/11/21 – 7/13/21

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. SFGE is…

Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

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Every day for 4 weeks until 01/03/2021

Candy Rush presented by World of Illumination

The world’s largest holiday drive-through animated light show comes to Marietta! A delicious whimsical wonderland…

White Water Park – Six Flags Over Georgia White Water Park

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Every day for 6 weeks until 01/16/2021

Garden Lights Holiday Nights

Be among the first to experience the 10th annual holiday lights show before it opens…

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

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Every day for 4 weeks until 01/04/2021

Fantasy In Lights

It’s the most magical time of the year! Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Resort &…

Callaway Gardens

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Every day for 11 weeks until 02/21/2021

Lakeside Lights Spectacular

Kick start your holidays with a visit to Margaritaville’s all-new Lakeside Lights Spectacular for a…

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

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11/21/20 – 1/3/21

Holiday in the Park

Christmas trees and more than one million LED lights to create holiday magic select nights…

Six Flags Over Georgia Railroad

Every day for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

Lights of LIFE at Life University

The Life University campus is being decorated for the annual Lights of LIFE seasonal celebration….

Life University

Multiple weekdays for 2 weeks until 12/22/2020

Dashing Through The Snow

Directed by Cathe Hall Payne November 27 – December 22, 2020 Fridays and Saturdays at…

OnStage Atlanta

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Visit Santa at Lenox Square

Simon® is pleased to announce a safe and socially distanced Santa visit for families as…

Lenox Square

Every weekend for 3 weeks until 12/27/2020

Christmas at Creekwater Alpaca Farm

Come enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas with all our Alpaca buddies, Prince the Magical Pony, four…

Creekwater Alpaca Farm

Every Friday for 2 weeks until 12/18/2020

Snow in Downtown Alpharetta

A flurry of snow is coming to downtown Alpharetta’s Town Green from 6-7pm on the…

Village Green by Alpharetta City Hall

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/06/2020

Cookies with Santa

Be here when Santa makes his first stop– Zoo Atlanta! Bring the little ones for…

Zoo Atlanta

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/07/2020

Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery

Indulge in the seasonal spirit at Oakland Cemetery! Returning for its sixth year, Victorian Holiday…

Oakland Cemetery


NIA Holiday Event

We understand the holidays can be difficult for the families of incarcerated individuals. That is…

Buckhead Space

Every day for 1 weeks until 12/12/2020

A Sugarloaf Ballet Christmas

Join the Sugarloaf Youth Ballet at their annual Christmas celebration at the Infinite Energy Center….

Infinite Energy Arena

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Santa arrived IN PERSON

Santa’s on his way to Greenbriar Mall! The magic of the holidays is here, and…

Greenbriar Mall


Drive in Chanukah

Celebrate Chanukah with Chabad Intown On Sunday, December 13th, Chabad Intown and Ponce City Market…

Ponce City Market

Multiple weekdays for 3 weeks until 12/27/2020

Virtual Ugly Sweater Party

End 2020 with a Virtual Ugly Sweater Party with laughs, fun, and gourmet treats. You…


11/30/21 – 12/4/21

Georgia Festival of Trees

Georgia Festival of Trees is a community event that seeks to unite residents of Atlanta…

Georgia World Congress Center

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Santa at Avalon

Ho, ho, ho! Beginning Nov. 23, the jolly man in red will take up residence…


Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 01/03/2021

Holiday Tree Trail

Discover holiday-themed trees nestled throughout the Garden created by artists, businesses and staff. Restrictions: *…

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 01/03/2021

Stan the Lovesick Snowman

See How Loves Wins in the End Based on the Hans Christian Andersen short story…

Center For Puppetry Arts

Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

Wild Encounter: Elephant

Days Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday No creature looms larger over the savanna than…

Zoo Atlanta

12/15/20 – 2/18/20

Adventure Cubs

Calling all Adventure Cubs, ages 0-5, and their favorite grownups for a morning of exploration,…

Zoo Atlanta

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Visit with Santa Online

Santa’s elves launched a petition to start celebrating the holidays a little earlier this year,…


11/6/20 – 2/21/21

License to Chill Snow Island

Take the crew snow tubing, get your skates on and practice your figure eights at…

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Multiple weekdays for 6 weeks until 01/16/2021

Holiday Model Trains

Join kids and the kids at heart for this holiday favorite.

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.


Skate the Station

It’s back! Skate under the stars at the largest outdoor skating rink in metro-Atlanta, Skate…

Atlantic Station Event Space


Celebration at the Station

You can’t miss this! Set to the soundtrack provided by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, we’ve integrated…

Atlantic Station Event Space

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