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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.

New Year’s:

New Year’s Bubble Bash at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Ring in the new year with a DJ dance party, bubble wrap “fireworks,” bubbles, confetti and more. Dec. 31.

Noon Year’s Eve at The Avenue West Cobb

Party the day away with a live DJ, photo booth, cotton candy, popcorn, sparkling cider and more. Dec. 31.

Noon Year’s Eve at Hotel at Avalon

Celebrate the upcoming new year with live music from DJ Willy Wow, face painting, crafts, snacks, photo opportunities and a giant balloon drop at noon. Dec. 31.

Noon Year’s Eve on The Roof at The Roof at Ponce City Market

This annual celebration at Skyline Park rings in 2022 at noon. Dec. 31.

Noon Year’s Eve at The Avenue Peachtree City

Ring in the new year with confetti, sparkling cider, live music, a photobooth, face painting and more. Dec. 31.

Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration at Stone Mountain Park

Ring in the year early with magical snowfall and a fireworks show. Dec. 31.

December Events:

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure at Synchronicity Theatre

Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story, young Alice finds her true voice and her true self through the help of music. Through Jan. 2.

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

This outdoor exhibit features light-based works by artists from around the country. Through Jan. 31.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Fairies and gnomes have built their whimsical winter homes with tiny natural objects—see if you can spot them all! Through Feb. 28.

KAWS PRINTS at High Museum of Art

KAWS’s works include printmaking, painting, sculpture and more combining the world of design, popular culture and fine art. Through March 27.

Dino Safari at North Point Mall

See more than 30 giant moving dinosaurs in this walk-thru safari adventure for an up-close look at prehistoric creatures and their natural habitats, and stop by the interactive area for kids. Through April 8.

Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900-1940 at High Museum of Art

Explore art history with poster design showcasing typography and graphics to sell commercial products from the past. Through April 24.

Hidden Secrets Mysterious World of Caves at Tellus Science Museum

Explore the mysterious subterranean world of caves with a cave reconstructions, and search for cave critters in the scavenger hunt. Through Oct. 30.

Past events:

Roswell Youth Theatre Presents Willy Wonka JR. at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Featuring the songs from the 1971 film, as well as new songs, follow enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he gives away five golden tickets. Dec. 3-4.

Cave Simulation at Tellus Science Museum

Stop by this cave simulator to see how well you can explore a cave without touching stalactites and learn how pulleys work with vertical caving. Dec. 3-5.

Free First Saturday at Dunwoody Nature Center

Go on a guided walk to learn the winter habits of native animals. Dec. 4.

“Hansel and Gretel” in Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Hansel and Gretel get lost in the woods, but this time, they have the Sandman and the Dew Fairy to help them in this opera with a twist on the classic fairy tale. Dec. 8.

Xfinity Movies Series at The Battery Atlanta

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch “Jurassic World” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the outdoor screen. Dec. 10.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to see the art in the galleries. Dec. 12.

Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History

Enjoy holiday-themed crafts. Dec. 18.

Virtual: Puppet Playdate: The Velveteen Rabbit

Based on the beloved tale, a velveteen rabbit learns a special kind of magic can make him a real animal with the love of a little boy. Dec. 18.

The Sound of Music at Legacy Theatre

This beloved musical tells the story of a governess who serves the seven Von Trapp children and becomes a beloved member of their family. Through Dec. 19.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s

Brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes must determine who killed Sir Charles Baskerville in this fast-paced comedy mystery. Through Dec. 19.

(Knock, Knock) at Alliance Theatre

Celebrate community, family and warmth as residents of The Apartment Building prepare for the holidays. Through Dec. 23.

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