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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

Festive Things to Do for Holidays in Atlanta

Festive Things to Do for Holidays

From holiday happenings at Lenox Square to shopping and strolling at Buckhead Village and more, Miracle on Peachtree returns to celebrate the holiday season in Buckhead. The celebrations continue throughout the city with even more festive things to do for the holidays in Atlanta.

Atlanta Christmas Events Offer Fun for Everyone

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 ATL Holiday Lights, Holiday in the Parks at Six Flags Over Georgia and many more.

Holiday Lights Abound in Atlanta
(Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden)

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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11/30/22 – 12/18/22

Holiday Tree Market in the Courtyard

Deck the halls with a holiday tree, garland and wreaths from Ponce City Market! Tradition…

Ponce City Market


Nature Holiday Market

Shop local this holiday season! Explore local artisans who have unique, handmade, and/or eco-friendly gifts…

Chattahoochee Nature Center

11/30/22 – 1/16/23

The Rink at Park Tavern

This holiday season, Park Tavern in Piedmont Park is bringing back the power of miracles,…

Park Tavern

11/30/22 – 1/1/23

Holiday in the Park

Celebrate the holiday season with a symphony of music and dancing lights. See the Christmas…

Six Flags Over Georgia

11/30/22 – 1/6/23

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank

Travel the world and embrace rich holiday traditions during Fernbank’s annual holiday exhibit, Winter Wonderland:…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

11/30/22 – 12/31/22

Lights of Life

Join us for the annual Lights of Life at Life University! More than just a…

Life University

11/30/22 – 1/1/23

ATL Holiday Lights

Join us for a safe, drive thru holiday lights experience. Entry will be timed to…

Lakewood Amphitheatre


Holiday Toy Drive & Happy Hour

Celebrate the holidays with Red Shoe Society — Atlanta for a toy drive to benefit…

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House


Madrigal Singers in Concert

Tis the season to be jolly with celebrations and music! Capitol City Opera Company’s Madrigal…

Morningside Presbyterian Church

Multiple dates until 12/03/2022

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Heralding the beginning of the Christmas season, this candlelit choral concert at Emory has been…

Emory University – Glenn Memorial Auditorium

Multiple days until 12/10/2022

A Haunted Christmas Carol

Take a trip down the darker side of Christmas as we take you through the…

Containment Haunted House


Harp for the Holidays

A dynamic all African American female harp ensemble featuring Challenge the Stats Founder, harpist Angelica…

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Every Friday until 12/30/2022

Winter Wonderland Tea at Brassica

Beginning in December, Saturday and Sunday afternoon tea will reawaken for the holiday season offering…

W Atlanta Buckhead

Multiple dates until 12/04/2022

Cookies with Santa

EVENT DATES: December 3 & 4 Be here when Santa makes his first stop –…

Zoo Atlanta

Multiple dates until 12/04/2022


Join us for a fun afternoon of playing with clay! We’ll use cookie cutters, texture…

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art


Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

In partnership with Le Jardin Français, Buckhead Village invites you to a bespoke wreath making…

The Veranda at Buckhead Village District 

Every Saturday until 12/17/2022

Selfie Saturdays with Santa

Dash over to The Yard at Ponce City Market for a selfie with the jolly…

Ponce City Market

Multiple dates until 12/03/2022

The Elves & the Shoemaker

Our most popular Children’s Series show returns! Come and watch Holly & Ivy save the…

The Legacy Theatre


Caring Santa® at Lenox Square

Caring Santa events provide a private Santa Photo opportunity for children and adults with special…

Lenox Square


Gift Wrapping Christmas Festival

Support 1000 local kids and families in need by attending Gift Wrapping Festival and Contest:…

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort


Holidays with the Honeybees

Enjoy holiday cheer at this free outdoor public performance with the HoneyBees, SCAD’s premier singing…

Colony Square


Urban Nutcracker

Urban Nutcracker – The holiday ballet, with an urban twist. Big Mama shares the story…

MLK Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College


Atlanta Santa Speedo Run

The mission of the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run is to raise funds for those less…

Colony Square


Christmas Toy Drive and Food Drive

Christmas Toy Drive and Food Drive which will be held from 11am to 1pm on…

Lovejoy Community Center, 11622 Hastings Bridge Rd, Lovejoy (Hampton), GA


Christmas at Wire Park

The third annual Christmas at Wire Park will be Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Wire…

The Yard @ Wire Park


Pet Photos with Santa

Pet photos with Santa allow families to take photos with their beloved pets and our…

Lenox Square


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is…

Fox Theatre

Multiple dates until 12/18/2022

Christmas Spectacular at Free Chapel

Kick off the Christmas season with an unforgettable live production including Christmas musical favorites, live…

Free Chapel Gainesville

12/17/22 – 12/18/22

Holiday “In”

After the past two years of there being no place BUT home for the holidays,…

Woodruff Arts Center – Rich Auditorium


The Santa Hustle Atlanta

There will be cookies, candy, and music, and Santa is bringing coziness to the swag…

ASW Distillery


Winter White Affair

Celebrate the season with us! You’re invited to a holiday party for family and friends….

The House Of Fashion Killa

Multiple dates until 12/22/2022

Madrigal Singers Boar’s Head Feast

Tis the season to be jolly with celebrations and music! Capitol City Opera Company’s Madrigal…

Petite Violette Restaurant


TC Carson at Eddie’s Attic

TC Carson It’s no secret that there are countless famous singers, actors, and dancers who…

Eddie’s Attic

12/20/22 – 12/21/22

A Christmas Carol: Reimagined

A live theater performance of the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge presented by STORYBOOK Theater….

Gas South Arena


Christmas Eve Maker’s Market

Shop local and celebrate Atlanta’s unstoppable creativity. Find festive art, jewelry, couture and more, all…

Atlantic Station

Multiple dates until 12/17/2022

A Christmas Carol

The Alliance Theatre’s beloved production A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to The Coca-Cola Stage with its…

Alliance Theatre

11/30/22 – 12/31/22

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

A Holiday Classic Returns to the Stage Based on the classic television special Adapted by…

Center For Puppetry Arts

11/30/22 – 1/14/23

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

The 12th annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights shines Nov. 12, 2022 – Jan. 14, 2023….

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

11/30/22 – 3/5/23

WildWoods AGLOW

This all-new, limited-run nighttime experience offers a different experience within WildWoods, a 10-acre natural habitat…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

11/30/22 – 1/16/23

Skate the Station

Get into the holiday spirit at Atlanta’s largest ice-skating rink at Atlantic Station! Skate the…

Atlantic Station

11/30/22 – 1/3/23

Celebration at the Station

Start a new holiday tradition with friends and family and gather around the dazzling tree…

Atlantic Green

11/30/22 – 1/8/23

Igloos on The Roof

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Reserve one of our cozy, private igloos,…

Ponce City Market

11/30/22 – 1/8/23

Igloos on the Roof

Cozy up this holiday season in private, six-person igloos on Ponce City Market’s Roof, located…

9 Mile Station

Multiple dates until 01/29/2023

Lakeside Lights Spectacular

Visit Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular for a night of nostalgic wintry fun. The Lakeside Lights…

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Multiple dates until 12/23/2022

Misfit DIY Wrapping Co.

Come one, come all and stop by Misfit DIY Wrapping Co. to jazz up gifts…

Ponce City Market

Multiple dates until 12/31/2022

Stone Mountain Christmas

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

Stone Mountain Park

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