As the weather cools, festivals heat up
As Atlantans bundle up for winter, the city still warms any visit with Southern hospitality. Get into the holiday spirit with the Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” and enjoy a Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, complete with ice skating. View a complete list of Atlanta winter festivals below.
Plan your getaway to Atlanta for the holidays! Explore Atlanta holiday fun and entertainment taking place throughout the season and find great deals on hotel packages from Stone Mountain and Buckhead, as well as discounts on tickets to some of Atlanta’s most popular attractions.
ATLANTA CHRISTKINDL MARKET
With more than 50 vendors featuring authentic German food, beverages and goods, this festival takes you back to an incredible, traditional German market. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and find great holiday gifts for your beloved one.
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
Kick off bowl week in style during the pregame parade, then join your favorite team for a pregame pep rally at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dish up a little Southern hospitality at the MVP Tailgate Party, featuring live entertainment, food and beverages, and much more.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
A full week of festivities to celebrate the birthday and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events include the annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King day Community Service Project. Other events, as well as exhibits, children’s activities and concerts take place throughout the city.
HBCU CULTURE HOMECOMING FEST & BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Cheer on your favorite HBCU Band as they go head to head, and battle it out at the State Farm Arena. The battle of the bands features six marching bands from various Historically Black Colleges and Universities with show-stopping performances including precision drumlines, high energy routines, and live entertainment from HBCU alumni and supporters across the nation.
ATLANTA CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with authentic cuisine, traditional folk songs, art exhibits and, of course, the beautifully performed Lion & Dragon Dance.
ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Throughout the month of February, theaters citywide present more than 60 films. Featuring docudramas, romantic comedies, animated shorts, biographies and more, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a treat for movie buffs and animation lovers alike.
ATLANTA WINTER BEER FESTIVAL
With more than 150 beers paired with live music, games and excellent company, warm up this January at the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival.
GROUNDHOG DAY JUGGLERS FESTIVAL
Jugglers, unicyclists, hoopers and live music provide family-fun at the annual festival of the Atlanta Jugglers Association. Watch as jugglers compete for the PHIL Trophy or pick up the coordinated skill yourself during one of the festival’s workshops.
MARDIS GRAS STREETCAR ADVENTURE
Hop on the Atlanta Streetcar as it transports more than a thousand Mardi Gras bar crawlers to participating Downtown bars and restaurants serving Cajun food and New Orleans-style drink specials. Dress up in festive Fat Tuesday attire and celebrate along with live music, complimentary shots and beads.
Being landlocked doesn’t stop this city from shell-ebrating its love for the pearl of all seafood. Flex your mussels at Park Tavern’s annual festival serving up fresh, raw, steamed and fried oysters. Please note this is an adult-swim event, so no kids.
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