20+ Not-To-Miss January Events
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.
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.
This outdoor exhibit features light-based, water-inspired works by artists from around the country. Through Jan. 31.
Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 27.
View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a “fire-breathing” red dragon, lantern shows, décor and traditions. Through Feb. 28.
See the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Through March 20.
This walk-through adventure features more than 30 life-sized dinosaurs with scientifically accurate installations and moving dinosaurs. Through April 8.
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.
Last Minute Holiday Celebrations
Stroll through a lighted extravaganza with traditional displays, high-tech images and music. Through Feb. 27.
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.
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.
This trail reveals thousands of illuminated lights, larger-than-life installations and iconic scenes to include all winter holiday celebrations. Through Jan. 2.
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.
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.
A season of celebrations from around the world, including trees and displays representing Christmas, Hanukkah and a variety of other cultures. Through Jan. 9.
Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Jan. 8.
Explore exotic animals at this entertaining and informational event. Jan. 8-9.
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.
Countless bulbs light up the garden with Nature’s Wonders, Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains. Through Jan. 15.
Wildlife lights the night at this Chinese lantern festival with more than 80 lanterns. Through Jan. 16.
Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed activities. Jan. 22.
Enjoy a winter wonderland with snow, Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen,” hot chocolate and more. Jan. 23.