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Atlanta sparkles with traditional and delightful holiday events that fill the air with anticipation and excitement for the season to come. Enjoy iconic Atlanta Christmas events, Hanukkah celebrations and Kwanzaa traditions and discover what’s new this season. The possibilities are endless with so many things to do in Atlanta at Christmas time and the holidays. Start making your plans today!

Explore more 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. 

Things to Do on Christmas and for the holiday season in Atlanta

Magical Christmas Shows & Parade

Start your holiday season in Atlanta with the lighting of Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square, and while you’re there, take a ride on Macy’s Pink Pig. Add in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s series of holiday concerts and the Children’s Christmas Parade and your list is already spilling off the page.

Christmas Events Offer Fun for Everyone

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden features more than one million colorful lights. It joins other beloved Atlanta Christmas events such as the Atlanta Festival of Lights, Sounds of the SEAson at Georgia Aquarium and many more.

Holiday Lights Abound in Atlanta

Other holiday light extravaganzas include Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens, A Stone Mountain Christmas, Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park and Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Explore more places to see holiday lights this season in Atlanta!

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11/13/21 – 1/2/22

Stone Mountain Christmas

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

Stone Mountain Park

Editor’s pick

Daily until 01/07/2022

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank

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

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Editor’s pick

11/22/21 – 1/16/22

Chinese Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Festival produced by Hanart Culture will introduce visitors to a nighttime wonderland…

Zoo Atlanta

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11/16/21 – 1/16/22

IllumiNights at the Zoo

Wildlife lights the night at the all-NEW IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival,…

Zoo Atlanta

11/12/21 – 11/13/21

Mt. Zion Holly Jolly Craft Show

This event features: Over 50 arts and crafts vendors Silent auction, door prize, bake sale,…

Mt. Zion UMC

11/13/21

Eatonton Mistletoe Market

Join Eatonton Main Street on the Courthouse Lawn for a fun day of shopping! Arts…

Downtown Eatonton

Multiple dates until 12/19/2021

Mandela Market Days Holiday Festival

Due to COVID 19, small business owners have become limited in the way they can…

Martin Luther King Jr Corridor

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

12/1/21

K-Love Christmas Tour

Awakening Events and the Awakening Foundation are excited to once again partner with K-LOVE Radio…

Fox Theatre

12/3/21 – 12/23/21

(KNOCK, KNOCK)

Come in from the cold and celebrate community, family, and warmth this holiday season! Welcome…

Alliance Theatre

12/8/21 – 12/24/21

CLUB HERTZ LIVE

Experience a special concert series featuring some of Atlanta’s most exciting performers and musicians in…

Alliance Theatre – Hertz Stage

12/19/21

AN EVENING WITH TC CARSON

Two Idle Minds Present An Evening with T.C. Carson T.C. Carson is a jazz vocalist,…

City Winery – Atlanta

Multiple days until 01/02/2022

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™

PUPPET SHOWS | ALL AGES A Holiday Classic Returns to the Stage Based on the…

Center For Puppetry Arts

11/11/21 – 1/2/22

Christmas Town 1964

Don’t miss Christmas Town 1964, a special holiday exhibition running November 11-January 2. The Center…

Center For Puppetry Arts

11/12/21 – 12/24/21

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Alliance Theatre’s beloved production A CHRISTMAS CAROL will return to the Coca-Cola Stage this year with…

Alliance Theatre

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