Free and Cheap Christmas Holiday Fun for Atlanta Families
Don’t break the bank this holiday season–here are our ideas for holiday fun for free or under $5.
Sip on spiced apple cider, treat yourself to homemade cookies, and listen to Christmas carols. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Santa comes to visit. Through Dec. 16.
Watch puppet characters perform in “The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man.” Dec. 19-21.
Ride through the charming downtown on a horse-drawn carriage and take in holiday lights. Take photos with Santa afterwards. Through Dec. 20.
Take a picture with Santa, ride the holiday train in winter wonderland, sip hot cocoa while listening to holiday-themed music performed by special guests and more. Dec. 21.
Families can make Christmas memories with free pictures with Santa, crafts and activities. Through Dec. 24.
Take a walk through Celebration at the Station and watch snow fall from above while holiday music plays. Through Dec. 25.
Walk through a wonderland of festively decorated wooden houses painted by local groups and organizations. Through Dec. 31.
Ride the pink train through a life-sized storybook that includes the original Pink Pig and other holiday friends. Through Jan. 5.
Celebrate the holidays with photos with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, treats, crafts and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” showings. Nov. 30.
Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, see Santa’s reindeer, enjoy live entertainment, watch Crystalline the Snow Princess light the tree and more. Dec. 5.
Enjoy storytelling, performances by the Morrow High School choir and refreshments over a bonfire. Dec. 6.
Celebrate the holidays with carriage rides and train rides, visits and photos with Santa, sweet treats, marshmallow-roasting, ice skating and more. Dec. 6.
Watch the annual tree lighting, musical performances, snow, photos with Santa and more. Dec. 6.
Watch festive performances by local schools, see the tree lighting, get a photo with Santa, make crafts and s’mores and more. Dec. 6.
Become an honorary member of Santa’s Crew and travel through Santa’s Village to help find all nine of the missing reindeer before Christmas Eve. Dec. 7.
Meet with Santa, and participate in Christmas cookie decorating, face painting, tree lighting and more. Dec. 7.
Shop for unique handmade gifts by local artisans, including eco-friendly candles, bath products, food and more. Dec. 7.
Pioneer-style Christmas celebration with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts, toys, games, music and more. Dec. 7.
Cozy up in holiday PJs to enjoy activities, games and giveaways, and Santa will read a story to all the good little boys and girls. Dec. 7.
Celebrate the season and Joel Chandler Harris’s birthday with music, entertainment, refreshments, dancing, storytelling and a holly, jolly couple. Dec. 8.
Listen to your favorite holiday tunes while sipping hot chocolate and strolling along the street. Dec. 8.
Enjoy a festive evening of roasting marshmallows and listening to holiday music. Dec. 12.
Decorate gingerbread cookies for baking over the open-hearth in the historic 1863 cookhouse and make an ornament. Dec. 14.
Hunt for candy canes, enjoy hot cocoa, take “sleigh” rides and more. Dec. 14.