Don’t break the bank this holiday season—here are our ideas for holiday fun for free or under $5.

Carriage Rides in Downtown Norcross

On Tues., Wed. and Fri., ride through the charming downtown on a horse-drawn carriage and take in holiday lights. Dec. 1-24.

Holiday Extravaganza at Depot Park

Residents, families, neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and more have decorated beautiful trees for the holidays. Dec. 1-26.

Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting

See the lighting of the tree. Dec. 2.

Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting

Enjoy holiday carols, hot cocoa, “snow,” and Santa lighting the tree. Dec. 2.

Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic in Norcross

Enjoy carols, a tree lighting, hot chocolate, s’mores, Santa and “Jingle All the Way” on the big screen. Dec. 3.

Season of Celebration

See a flurry of snow, take photos with Santa, listen to carolers, and roast marshmallows. Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

Holiday Art Walk in Kennesaw

Check out the holiday decorations made by members of the community. Dec. 3-27.

Back to Nature Holiday Market at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Shop for unique handmade gifts by local artisans, including eco-friendly candles, bath products, food and more. Dec. 4.

Deck the Hall in Duluth

See the tree lighting, visit with Santa, and enjoy lots of kids’ activities. Dec. 4.

The Lighting at Colony Square

Enjoy street performers, face painting, live reindeer, Santa, a tree lighting and more. Dec. 4.

Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery

Explore mausoleums decorated for the holidays, shop wreaths and the Pop-Up Shop, go on mini tours, and enjoy photo opportunities. Dec. 4-5.

Christmas at Piedmont Church Arts and Crafts Show

More than 40 unique handmade arts and crafts booths, a children’s play area, interactive crafts, food, entertainment and free photos with Santa. Dec. 10-11.

Merry Little Christmas Experience & Fireworks Show in Lawrenceville

Celebrate the Christmas season with a holiday market, Santa and his reindeer, music, ice sculptures, fireworks and more. Dec. 11.

Roswell Winter Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

See two puppet productions, “Santa’s Missing Mail” and “North Pole Fa La La La Follies,” during the holiday season. Dec. 17-18, 21-22.

Fireside Roasting and Toasting at Ponce City Market

Gather around toasty fires to enjoy a complimentary s’mores kit including graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bars and a group game. Through Dec. 19.

Christmas on the Farm at Southern Belle Farm

Visit with Santa, drive pedal karts, go on a hayride or train ride, play games, see barnyard animals, and more. Some activities may cost. Through Dec. 23.

Sugar Plum Fairy Forest at Buckhead Village

Take photos underneath floral canopies, paper trees and flowers, and visit with sugar ballerinas each Saturday. Through Dec. 31.

Celebration at the Station at Atlantic Station

Watch a light show with tree lights, cafe lights, an animated video and a soundtrack from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and play with snow. Through Jan. 2.

For more free fun, check out these Christmas parades.

Past events:

The Lighting of Avalon in Avalon

A light and fireworks show around the 40-foot Christmas tree. Nov. 21.

Christmas Traditions at Buford Community Center

Celebrate the holidays with photos with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, treats, crafts and a Christmas movie. Nov. 27.

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