The shows and events you’ve been meaning to see — catch them before they’re gone!

IllumiNights at Zoo Atlanta

This cherished holiday tradition is back, showcasing vistas of brilliantly illuminated wildlife and captivating sights that celebrate the wonders of nature with luminous leopards, a towering fiery phoenix and more. Through Jan. 14.

Winter Wonderland Spectacular at Illuminarium

New this year, this immersive holiday experience includes Christmas magic, a fantasyland of nutcrackers, Santa’s winter palace, glowing Northern Lights and more. Through Jan. 6.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Take the crew snow tubing, get your skates on and practice figure eights at the ice rink, hop on the carnival rides, make snow angels, and warm up with s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits! Through Feb. 25. Also, check out Lakeside Lights Spectacular for a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza.

Kim Kenney

Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Cobb Energy Centre

Travel with Marie and her Nutcracker prince through a magical world with falling snowflakes, twirling flowers, spinning stars and more. Dec. 8-26.

Magic of Lights

Holiday Light Displays Around Atlanta

Metro Atlanta has so many gorgeous light displays! Some new ones this year: Magic of Lights at Dixie Speedway; Winter Lantern Festival at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds and Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Jim R. Miller Park.

Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon Theatre

Join Madeline and her friends as a mysterious stranger takes them on a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams. Dec. 2-31.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Center for Puppetry Arts

Rudolph is back with this faithful adaptation of the holiday story. Plus, see the rare Santa and Rudolph puppets from the original Rankin & Bass TV production on display in the Festive Features Special Exhibition! Through Dec. 31.

children's museum holiday

Snow Days at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The Museum will be decked out as a winter wonderland all month long, including listening to stories in a giant igloo, sock skating at Sockefeller Plaza, warming up with Cocoa Mondays and more. Dec. 1-30.

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