15+ Not-to-Miss December Events
Atlanta Parent has you covered with the best events this month from theatre to exhibits to ice skating and more. Make sure to also check out our 175+ Best Holiday Events in Atlanta and Beyond for holiday happenings.
Knock, Knock at Alliance Theatre
Celebrate community, family and warmth at The Apartment Building with surprises behind each door. Through Dec. 23.
Cirque Du Soleil’s KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities at Atlantic Station
An ambitious inventor reinvents everything around him to turn his world upside down. Through Dec. 24.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Synchronicity Theatre
China rabbit Edward Tulane goes on an unexpected magical journey to discover the transformative powers of love. Through Dec. 24.
Shen Yun at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Travel back to the magical world of ancient China with classical dance, legendary tales, stunning costumes, high-tech backdrops and an orchestra. Dec. 24-Jan. 8.
Chick-fil-A Peachbowl FanFest at Georgia World Congress Center
This giant indoor fan experience features 200,00 square feet of interactive attractions, like punting, passing and kicking games, obstacle courses, ziplining and Pep Rallies. Dec. 31.
Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Search for the whimsical homes fairies and gnomes have built along forested trails. Reservation recommended. Through Feb. 28.
New Year’s Crafts & Parades at INK Museum
Welcome the New Year by making a party hat and a noisemaker, and walk in the parade. Dec. 30.
New Year’s Bubble Bash at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
This kid-friendly New Year’s countdown includes music from a DJ, a Peach Drop, making bubble solution and ringing in the new year with popping bubble wrap. Dec. 31.
Noon Year’s Eve at The Avenue Peachtree City
Say goodbye to 2022 with a dance party, a photo booth, face painting and party hat coloring stations. Dec. 31.
Noon Year’s Eve at Hotel at Avalon
Ring in 2023 with live music, face painting, crafts, a donut wall and a giant balloon drop at noon. Dec. 31.
Noon Year’s Eve at The Roof at Ponce City Market
Countdown to noon with tons of gameplay and ice skating. Dec. 31.
Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration at Stone Mountain Park
Ring in 2023 early with a magical snowfall and fireworks. Dec. 31.
New Year’s Eve Bash Presented by Xfinity at The Battery Atlanta
With The Early Innings event, ring in the New Year with your family in the Plaza with a concert from Justin Roberts and an inflatable baseball drop at 8 p.m. Dec. 31.
Shrek the Musical JR. at Roswell Cultural Arts Center
In this hilarious musical, ogre Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess. Dec. 2-3.
Datsuzoku Akrosphere: A Cirque Show at Aurora Theatre
From Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts, view a cirque-style performance of Japanese principle showing the excitement and beauty that exists everywhere. Dec. 2-4.
Sunday Funday at Carlos Museum
Explore all types of aerophones, an instrument that produces sound by vibrating air, before creating your own. Dec. 4.
Anastasia at Fox Theatre
A brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past to find home, love and family. Dec. 6-11.
Xfinity Movies Series at The Battery Atlanta
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch “Kung Fu Panda” on the outdoor screen. Dec. 9.
Jurassic Quest at Georgia World Congress Center
This adventure includes life-size dinosaurs, riding an animatronic dinosaur, themed bounce houses, fossils and more for all things dinosaur. Dec. 9-11.
Princess Day at Crowne Plaza Atlanta
Visit with your favorite princesses, enjoy a vocal performance, play games, make crafts, watch a princess parade and more. Dec. 11.
UPS Second Sunday at High Museum of Art
Enjoy art-making activities, music from a DJ and access to the permanent and special exhibits. Dec. 11.
Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History
Enjoy holiday-themed crafts. Dec. 17.
The Secret Garden at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Orphan Mary lives with her reclusive uncle Archibald and his son, and the children find a magic garden in this play adapted from the children’s classic. Dec. 17-18.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Legacy Theatre
This enchanting musical retells the story of Cinderella. Through Dec. 18.