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Ultimate Guide to Winter in Atlanta

The first day of winter is Dec. 21, which mean lots of seasonal fun. And who knows? We may even have snow this year. Here is our guide to winter in Atlanta.

Spend Time Outdoors this Winter

With relatively mild winters, you can still get outdoors year around in Atlanta. Check out the Atlanta BeltLine, Westside Park and beyond. Chattahoochee Nature Center offers a selection of easy wooded nature hikes, or you can grab a map and hike around the city to find some tiny doors, thanks to the local art installations provided by Tiny Doors ATL. Atlanta is also home to a plethora of impressive street art, so grab your camera and take a self-guided photo safari. For more ideas, visit this ultimate list of things to do outdoors in Atlanta.

Winter Festivals in Atlanta

Chinese New Year is Feb. 10, 2024.

Atlanta is host to many festivals throughout the year and winter is no exception. The new year brings the annual MLK Day Celebration and Lunar New Year Festival. Here is a complete list of winter festivals in the A.

Ice Skating in Atlanta

Skate the Station returns to Atlantic Station for the winter season. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic Station)

Even if it doesn’t snow this winter, you don’t have to miss out on all the icy fun. Find out where to go ice skating in Atlanta.

Festive Things to do for the Holidays

Brighten your evening when you visit Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden)

Atlanta knows how to celebrate. Whether strolling through Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden or checking out the myriad of festive activities at the annual Miracle on Peachtree, visitors and residents can find plenty of activities to activate the holiday spirit. Try one of these festive things to do for the holidays in Atlanta. Looking for something fun to do to usher in 2024? Here are the best things to do on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta.

Festive Christmas Pop-up Bars and Experiential Dining

The Blind Pig turns into The Blind Elf for the season. (Photo by Heidi Harris Geldhauser)

Take a break from holiday shopping or plan a romantic date night at one of these festive, Christmas pop-up bars. Experience the bold and diverse flavors being offered at one of these restaurants offering experiential dining in Atlanta.

For more things to do in Atlanta this winter, explore our events calendar.

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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