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Science Fiction, Science Fact!

Tellus Science Museum 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville

Determine the technologies science fiction was able to predict, along with the amazing inventions created […]

Candytopia Atlanta

Buckhead Disco Kroger 3330 Piedmont Rd. NE, Buckhead

Enjoy an imaginative fantasyland with art installations, sensory experiences and candy samples.

WILD: Safari Experience

Illuminarium Atlanta 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta

Go on a virtual safari through Africa with an immersive experience that will use all of your senses.

Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

"Happy Days" Explore Georgia native artist Nellie Mae Rowe’s drawings, found-object installations, handmade dolls and […]

Rube Goldberg, The World of Hilarious Invention

Children's Museum of Atlanta 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta

See inventor and artists Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions and illustrations, and explore new 3D life-size […]

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

Tellus Science Museum 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville

Join the fun of the educational, animated comedy series through interactive explorations of science, technology, […]

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Perimeter Pointe 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta

Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images Experience the history, fashion and settings of this six-season show […]

Antarctic Dinosaurs

Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta

Uncover never-before-seen dinosaur fossils from one of the most isolated environments on Earth in this […]

Santa at Phipps Plaza

Phipps Plaza 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

Visit with Santa for a delightful Christmas experience. Appointments required. Oct. 30-Dec. 23; closed Nov. […]

Christmas at the Biltmore

Biltmore Estate 1 Lodge St., Asheville

Enjoy the elegantly decorated rooms, Christmas trees, flickering candlelight, live music and more. See website […]

The Gift of the Magi 2.0

Marietta Theatre in the Square 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta

Jim, an Atlanta streetcar driver, struggles to make ends meet during the holiday season, and […]

Picturing the South: 25 Years

High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

Alec Soth In 1996, the High commissioned photographers from across the world to capture the […]

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

Families can make Christmas memories with free pictures with Santa, crafts and activities.

Free

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta

Rudolph is back with this faithful adaptation of the holiday story at Center for Puppetry Arts.

ATL Holiday Lights

Atlantic Station 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta

Drive-through or walk-through this light show with hand-crafted colorful displays from your favorite holiday movies, […]

The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill Ice Rink 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill

Practice your moves on this real outdoor rink. Nov. 11-Feb. 20. See website for schedule. […]

The Polar Express Train Ride

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 45 Mitchell Street, Bryson City

Journey through the wilderness for a special visit to the North Pole while enjoying warm […]

A Christmas Carol

Alliance Theatre 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

This adaptation of the famous story will include a reimagined set design on a spinning […]

A Country Christmas

Gaylord Opryland Resort 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville

There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season in Nashville than gathering your […]

Lanier Islands

Lanier Islands 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford

Lakeside fun is year-round at Lanier Islands in Buford! This beautiful resort located 45 minutes north […]

Photos with Santa

Lenox Square Mall 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

Capture special holiday moments with the jolliest man around. Reservations required.

Photos with Santa

Mall of Georgia 3333 Buford Dr., Buford

Visit St. Nick in Belk Court to take photos. Reservations required.

Santa Photo Experience

Town Center at Cobb 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw

Visit with Santa and take photos at this spot featuring new, whimsical décor. Reservations recommended.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta

Countless bulbs light up the garden with Nature’s Wonders, Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains.

Holiday Model Train Show

Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta

G scale choo-choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along seven tracks on this landscaped […]

Stone Mountain Christmas

Stone Mountain Park 1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain

Immerse yourself in holiday magic with festive music, dazzling lights, spectacular shows, holiday characters and more.

Holidays at World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola 121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta

Enjoy a winter wonderland with dazzling lights and larger-than-life decorations, taste seasonal beverages, smell festive […]

Holiday Artists Market

Spruill Gallery 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta

Shop locally-crafted gifts and holiday décor from 100 local artists. See website for hours and […]

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Theatrical Outfit 84 Luckie St., Atlanta

See if Sherlock Holmes can determine who killed Sir Charles Baskerville in this fast-paced comedy […]

Photos with Santa

 Perimeter Mall 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta

Take photos with Santa in the Nordstrom wing. Reservations encouraged.

Skate the Station at Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta

A large, open-air ice skating rink. Mon.-Fri. 4-10 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun. […]

Holiday Happenings

Arbor Place 6700 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville

Visit Santa's Workshop between Bed, Bath & Beyond and Macy's for photos and special pet […]

Ice Days Ice Skating Rink

Legion Field Fair Grounds 3173 Mill St. NE, Covington

Covered ice skating rink with real ice. Nov. 19-Feb. 15. See website for full schedule. […]

$12

Dino Safari

North Point Mall 1000 North Point Cir., Alpharetta

This exciting experience features life-like dinosaurs in a prehistoric Pangea setting.

Skate on the Square

Colony Square 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

The Plaza transforms into an ice-skating rink.

Holidays at Sweetland

Sweetland Amphitheatre 110 Smith St., LaGrange

Practice your moves at this outdoor rink. Thur.-Fri. 5-9 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. noon-9 p.m. See […]

Macy’s Great Tree Lighting

Lenox Square Mall 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta

Jenni Girtman This giant tree stands 56-feet tall and is adorned with 45,000 sparkling lights.

Free

Fantasy in Lights

Callaway Gardens 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain

Drive through more than 8 million twinkling lights and a garden decorated for the season.

Ice Days Ice Skating Rink

Olde Town Conyers Pavilion 949 S. Main St. NE, Conyers

Skate on this open air, real ice-skating rink. $12.

$12

Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Over Georgia 275 Riverside Pkwy. SW, Austell

More than 1 million LED lights, dozens of Christmas trees, festive shows and culinary treats […]

North Pole Limited

Tennessee Valley Railroad 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga

This round-trip journey to the North Pole features refreshments, storytelling and sing-a-longs. Advance purchase required. […]

Santa at Rhodes Hall

Rhodes Hall 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta

Visit Santa and see a winter wonderland on the weekends from Nov. 20-Dec. 12. Special […]

$50

Holiday Hunt Scavenger Hunt

Historic Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta

Celebrate love and test your sleuthing skills and solve riddles on this scavenger hunt.

Visit with Santa

Greenbriar Mall 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta

Enjoy a visit with an African American Santa; advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Nov. 20-Dec. […]

Winter Wonderland

Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta

Celebrate holidays from around the world with trees and displays, a sock skating rink, and life-sized snow globes.

Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park

Veteran's Park 7345 Cumming Hwy., Canton

Drive through this two-mile Christmas light show with a canopy tunnel, trees and more. Nightly, […]

Avalon on Ice

Avalon 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta

Lace up your skates and glide on the ice.

Santa at Avalon

Santa’s Cottage in Palmer Plaza 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta

Enjoy festive photo ops with Santa. Nov. 22-Dec. 24. Sun., Tues.-Thur. noon-7 p.m.; Mon. noon-6 […]

$40

License to Chill Snow Island

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands 7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford

License to Chill Snow Island features one of the fastest snow tubing hills in North America.

Lakeside Lights Spectacular

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands 7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford

Drive through this large, magical light display. See set ups such as the North Pole Express, Wizard of Oz and back this year, The 12 Days of Christmas.

Mountain Country Christmas In Lights

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee

A magical holiday light show with music, food, Santa, art and craft vendors and decorations. […]

A Country Christmas

Pettit Creek Farms 337 Cassville Rd., Cartersville

Take a drive or hayride through lights, visit the petting zoo and more.

The Rink at Park Tavern

Park Tavern 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta

Heated tent, state-of-the-art sound system and rink-side dining. Nov. 26-Feb. 15. Mon.-Fri. 4:30 p.m.-midnight; Sat.-Sun. […]

Lights of Life

Life University 1269 Barclay Cir., Marietta

Tons of holiday lights on display around the campus.

Skate the Sky at The Roof

The Roof, Ponce City Market 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta

Twirl across this ice skating rink, and on weekends, play Faux Fur Coat Mini Golf, […]

Christkindl Market

Buckhead Village Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

JamestownIMG This German holiday market features more than 50 vendors offering food, beverages and items, […]

Free

Santa at North Point Mall

North Point Mall 1000 North Point Cir., Alpharetta

Meet Santa in a personalized experience with wishlist technology, selfie opportunities and a cookie café. […]

Tea with Santa at St. Regis

St. Regis Atlanta 88 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta

Have tea and holiday treats during a visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a mischievous […]

Holiday Express

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge

Ride the train to enjoy a storytime, songs, snacks and an activity pack. See website […]

Santa’s Post Office

The Battery Atlanta 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta

Drop off letters to Santa and take photos with him at his Atlanta outpost sponsored […]

Free

Decatur Holiday Marketplace

Clairemont Elementary School 155 Erie Ave., Decatur

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this marketplace with handmade goods from over 100 regional artisans. […]

Winterland

Illuminarium Atlanta 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta

This journey through winter includes windows filled with animated vignettes, hand-crafted scenes an interactive winter […]

Sugar Plum Fairy Forest

Buckhead Village Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

Take photos underneath floral canopies, paper trees and flowers, and visit with sugar ballerinas each […]

Lights at the Landing

Downtown Acworth 4415 Senator Russell Blvd., Acworth

Walk through a holiday light show through the park. Sun.-Thur. 5:30-9 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 […]

Holidays on the Roof

Ponce City Market 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta

Reserve a 9 Mile Station igloo for a festive experience with food and beverages. $200.

Athens on Ice

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St., Athens

Go ice skating at this indoor rink that's National Hockey League regulation sized. $15.

Santa at Sugarloaf Mills

Sugarloaf Mills 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville

Snap a photo with Kris Kringle. Reservations required.

Winter House

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta

Celebrate the holidays with art activities, lights, decorations, s'mores, Santa, workshops and more. Nov. 26-Dec. […]

Tree Celebration

The Point 1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta

See tons of decorated holiday trees from retailers, restaurants and nonprofits.

Holiday Tree Celebration

The Point 1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta

Peruse the trees decorated by local charities and vote for your favorite.

Winter Wonderland Train

Pine Mountain Gold Museum 1881 Stockmar Rd., Villa Rica

Embark on a train ride to see almost a mile of lights and decorations. Dec. […]

$13

Holiday Lights

Brook Run Park 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody

This themed "Hollywood Holidays" light show has sets from "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch," "National Lampoon's […]

Holiday Extravaganza

Depot Park 2828 Cherokee Street NW, Kennesaw

Residents, families, neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and more have decorated beautiful trees for the holidays.

Free

12 Days of Christmas

The Art Station-Big Shanty 2050 Kennesaw Due West Rd., Kennesaw

Shop the holiday market from Cobb County Parks.

The Georgia Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre 548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta

The classic story of Clara and her toy solider presented by The Georgia Ballet and […]

Photos with Santa

Cumberland Mall 2860 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta

Celebrate the holiday season with photos with Santa at lower level main entrance. See website […]

Holiday Lights of Hope

Hobgood Park 6688 Bells Ferry Rd., Woodstock

Walk through a light display with more than 2 million lights, shop concessions and vendors, […]

(Knock, Knock)

Alliance Theatre 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

Celebrate community, family and warmth as residents of The Apartment Building prepare for the holidays. […]

White Christmas: The Musical

ACT1 Theater 180 Academy St., Alpharetta

Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. Dec. 3-19. […]

Cartersville City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Grand Theatre 7 N. Wall St., Cartersville

This presentation of the classic ballet From Cartersville City Ballet. Seating is reserved. Dec. 3-4, […]

A Christmas Carol

Woodstock Arts 8534 Main St., Woodstock

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts who try to convince him to change.

Holiday Art Walk

Depot Park 2828 Cherokee Street NW, Kennesaw

Check out the holiday decorations made by members of the community.

Cave Simulation

Tellus Science Museum 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville

Stop by this cave simulator to see how well you can explore a cave without […]

KAWS PRINTS

High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

KAWS, NO REPLY KAWS’s works include printmaking, painting, sculpture and more combining the world of […]

Santa House

Taylor-Brawner House 3182 Atlanta Rd. SE, Smyrna

Stop by to take photos and visit with Santa. Dec. 3, 11, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. […]

Nutcracker Displays

Downtown Alpharetta 20 S. Main St., Alpharetta

Spot all 13 life-sized nutcrackers on display for the holiday season.

Marietta Square Winter Wonderland

Marietta Square 50 N. Park Square, Marietta

Reserve a time to take photos with Santa against a Christmas backdrop. Dec. 3-24. See […]

The Fleetwood Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker

Blessed Trinity Performing Arts Theater 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell

Join The Fleetwood Dance Theatre for the annual performance of this family classic. Dec. 3, […]

Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta

This fantastic production features larger-than-life sets, bold costumes, video projections and more.

PRISM: Winter Lights

Woodruff Park 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta

This outdoor exhibit features light-based, water-inspired works by artists from around the country.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse 499 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

On a fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge will learn the meaning of Christmas spirit with song […]

Hidden Secrets Mysterious World of Caves

Tellus Science Museum 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville

Explore the mysterious subterranean world of caves with a cave reconstructions, and search for cave […]

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Santa Visits Scottsdale

Scottsdale Farms 15639 Birmingham Hwy., Milton

Join in holiday events, visit with Santa, listen to festive music, enjoy presents, decorate cookies […]

Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta

Explore mausoleums decorated for the holidays and hear a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

Free

Zoo Atlanta’s Cookies with Santa

Zoo Atlanta 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta

Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo.

Carols by Candlelight

First Baptist Church Marietta 148 Church St., Marietta

Celebrate the Christmas season with this beautiful concert in its 22 tradition. Dec. 5, 3 […]

Free

Celebrations in Light: Hanukkah

Children’s Museum of Atlanta 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta

Celebrate Hanukkah with storytime, music and more. Advance ticket purchase required. Dec. 5, 11 a.m. […]

Ongoing

World of Illumination’s Rockin’ Christmas

Six Flags White Water 250 Cobb Pkwy. N., Marietta

See sugar plum fairies, a gigantic gingerbread village, Christmas characters and more.

Enchanted Garden of Lights

Rock City 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain

Walk through the enchanting lighted Grand Corridor in Yule Town, experience the twinkle of icy […]

Celebration at the Station

Atlantic Station 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta

Watch a light show with tree lights, cafe lights, an animated video and a soundtrack […]

Holiday Road

The Horse Mansion @ Bouckaert Farm 10045 Cedar Grove Rd., Fairburn

The trail reveals thousands of illuminated lights, larger-than-life installations, and iconic scenes to include all winter holiday celebrations.

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Toys and Tea

The Ritz-Carlton 181 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

Families can enjoy tea service, hot chocolate, a cookie decorating kit and more with a […]

Holiday Family Portraits

Gwinnett Historic Courthouse 185 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville

Take family pictures in one of the beautifully decorated rooms. Nov. 29-Dec. 22. Mon.-Fri. 10 […]

Winter WonderLights

State Botanical Garden of Georgia 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens

This walk-thru light show extravaganza features 11 illuminated displays, including a multi-colored light tunnel.

Bethlehem Walk

Mountain View United Methodist Church 2300 Jamerson Rd., Marietta

Walk through the streets of Bethlehem to haggle with shopkeepers, sign the census, sample hot […]

Free
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Santa Brunch at Milton’s

Milton's 800 Mayfield Rd., Milton

Enjoy this cozy family brunch and visit and take photos with Santa. Dec. 5, 12 […]

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Hot Peas ‘n Butter Family

MJCCA at Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody

This "Holidays from Around the World" show will celebrate the similarities and differences of global […]

Recurring

Safari Santa

North Georgia Wildlife Park 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland

Reserve a visit with Safari Santa, enjoy milk and cookies, go on a candy cane […]

Christmas at the Centre

The Nixon Centre for the Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan

Listen to the sounds of the season with the Masterworks Chorale and The Gate City […]

Christmas on Green Street

Downtown Gainesville Square 104 Main Street, Gainesville

See a parade of antique cars, holiday floats, marching bands and community groups, enjoy musical […]

Holiday Lights

East Cobb Park 3322 Roswell Rd., Marietta

This event includes live music, outdoor fun, a tree lighting and a Santa visit.

Free

Chanukah Bash

Congregation Gesher L'Torah 4320 Kimball Bridge Rd., Alpharetta

Join GLT for latkes, music, games and more. $18 per family. Reservation required.

Sparkle Sandy Springs

City Green 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs

See the parade, tree lighting, menorah lighting and miniature village.

Chanukah Night with the Hawks

State Farm Arena 1 State Farm Dr., Atlanta

This Chanukah celebration includes a pre-game menorah lighting, kosher food options, raffles and watching the […]