Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This month, Atlanta has lots of family fun to offer from performances to special events to trains and more. Don’t miss our ideas for celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and take your family ice-skating.

The Snowy Day at Center for Puppetry Arts

Peter and his friends celebrate the first snowfall of the year with play, snowball fights and snow angels in this puppet musical based on Ezra Jack Keats’ story. Through Jan. 30.

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

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

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 27.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.

Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a “fire-breathing” red dragon, lantern shows, décor and traditions. Through Feb. 28.

The Obama Portraits Tour at High Museum of Art

See the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Through March 20.

Dino Safari at North Point Mall

This walk-through adventure features more than 30 life-sized dinosaurs with scientifically accurate installations and moving dinosaurs. Through April 8.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This exhibit features book-based experiences based on “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” “The Snowy Day,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and more. Through May 30.

Virtual: The Curious Cardinal

Presented by the Alliance Theatre, a curious cardinal explores all of the changes seasons bring. Through May 31.

Last Minute Holiday Celebrations

Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Stroll through a lighted extravaganza with traditional displays, high-tech images and music. Through Feb. 27.

Past 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.

Rube Goldberg, The World of Hilarious Invention at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

See inventor and artists Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions and illustrations, and explore new 3D life-size machines and interactive components of a Rube Goldberg machine. Through Jan. 2.

Holiday Road at The HorseMansion at Bouckaert Farm

This trail reveals thousands of illuminated lights, larger-than-life installations and iconic scenes to include all winter holiday celebrations. Through Jan. 2.

Winterland at Illuminarium Atlanta

In this immersive experience, guests step into an interactive winter palace, where holiday animals respond to movement and sound, a frozen waterfall becomes the Northern Lights and ephemeral creatures roam the forests. Through Jan. 2.

Junior Astronomy Workshop at Tellus Science Museum

Introduce your young scientist to the wonders of astronomy with a tour of Bentley Planetarium, instructions on a rotary star chart and observe the sky through telescopes. Jan. 7.

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A season of celebrations from around the world, including trees and displays representing Christmas, Hanukkah and a variety of other cultures. Through Jan. 9.

Family Night Hike and Campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Jan. 8.

Repticon at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Explore exotic animals at this entertaining and informational event. Jan. 8-9.

Shen Yun at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

Travel back to the magical world of ancient China with this performance featuring classical Chinese dance, stunning costumes, high-tech back drops and a live orchestra. Jan. 11-15.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Countless bulbs light up the garden with Nature’s Wonders, Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains. Through Jan. 15.

IllumiNights at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta

Wildlife lights the night at this Chinese lantern festival with more than 80 lanterns. Through Jan. 16.

Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed activities. Jan. 22.

Let It Snow at Halcyon

Enjoy a winter wonderland with snow, Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen,” hot chocolate and more. Jan. 23.

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