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10 Attractions to Visit this Winter in Atlanta

Atlanta attractions light up in winter with festive exhibits and activities. Even after the holidays there is so much to see and do. Explore this guide to the top attractions to visit this winter in Atlanta.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Orchid display at Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Orchid Daze celebration returns to Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Photo by Joleen Pete)

Orchid Daze: Reflections in Bloom takes place at Atlanta Botanical Garden from Feb. 14 through April 14. See the garden’s annual exhibition of its signature plant collection along with mixed media works by Atlanta artist Lillian Blades. Attend the 2024 Flower Show: Primavera from Feb. 23 through 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see beautiful floral design, horticulture, photography and more on exhibit. Garden Playtime returns March 5 for little ones on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until noon.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children’s Museum of Atlanta celebrates the impact of Black innovators and artists through a series of special programming for Black History Month from Feb. 1 through 29. On Feb. 3, the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company will provide a special performance. Families are invited to join the museum for a Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 10.

‘Hamilton’ at Fox Theatre

See the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton,” on stage at Fox Theatre. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Hamilton” returns to Atlanta Jan. 30. See it at Fox Theatre through Feb. 25 as part of the Regions Bank Broadway Series.

Georgia Aquarium

There is so much to see and do at Georgia Aquarium. (Photo by Joleen Pete)

Visit the country’s largest aquarium this winter and participate in special events such as Wellness by the Water and Sips Under The Sea: Valentine’s Day (for guests 21+). The Georgia Aquarium 5K takes place on March 9 and is recommended for ages 8 and up. This quick “out and back” 3.1-mile-course is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Dive into the world of marine research and conservation on March 16 during the Atlanta Science Festival and visit the booth at the Exploration Expo on March 23.

Illuminarium Atlanta

Illuminarium is changing the way people experience exhibitions and art. The immersive experiences are a mash up of digital art and music creating a unique and memorable experience. This winter, you can choose from a variety of family-friendly experiences including SPACE: A Journey to the Moon & Beyond and Wild: Safari Experience. On Feb. 11 watch The Big Game like you never have before with the ultimate watch party experience. Enjoy buckets of beer, cocktails, a snack buffet and more. VIP seating is available.

Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Stone Mountain Park. (Photo by Scribbling Geek)

Stone Mountain Park hosts the second annual Lunar New Year Festival on select dates from Feb. 10 through 25. Enjoy a unique drone show, light show, cultural craft activities, storytelling, puppetry, dance and drum exhibitions and more as you celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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