Things to do on Thanksgiving in Atlanta

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Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family this year with Thanksgiving and holiday events. Don’t feel like cooking? Check out restaurants that serve delicious Thanksgiving dinner. After the turkey has been tackled and the food coma averted, it’s time to get out and enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer this holiday weekend. From iconic holiday events to music and more, the possibilities for fun are endless in Atlanta. 

Deluxe king room at Bellyard Hotel
📷 Bellyard Hotel and Mark O’Tyson Photography

Stay in Comfort 

Instead of having 20 members of your family sleeping in your guest rooms, book an Atlanta hotel where everyone can sleep in comfort and convenience. No matter what part of town or budget, there is an Atlanta hotel ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and welcome your family.

Thanksgiving Day Marathon in Atlanta

Thanksgiving Day Marathon

Lace up your running shoes or simply watch from the sidelines at this annual, festive Thanksgiving Day half marathon and 5k. Check out these five reasons to attend Atlanta’s biggest Thanksgiving pre-game event.

Celebrate the holidays in Atlanta

Plan Your Holiday

Have family visiting during the Thanksgiving holiday? There’s no need to twiddle your thumbs after the turkey is gone. There are several popular attractions open on Thanksgiving Day and even more fun things to do over the weekend in Atlanta to keep the whole family entertained.

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12/1/22 – 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

12/1/22 – 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

12/1/22 – 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.

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