Best Thanksgiving Week Atlanta Events & Things To Do

Wondering what to do on Thanksgiving weekend with kids? Choose from our top events and catch a ball game or do some Christmas shopping. Also, check out our list of over 250 fun things for families to do around Atlanta.


Planes and Trains Model Railroad at Museum of Aviation

View miniature train displays featuring a 1950’s drive-in theater, a Christmas Village, a Thomas the Tank Engine and more. Nov. 19-26. Closed Mon. and Thanksgiving Day.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Go snow tubing, practice figure eights on the ice rink, hop on the carnival rides, enjoy sweet treats, meet Santa and more. Nov. 12-Feb. 26. Find more excellent places to skate here.


Check out these exhibits for more entertainment with the kids: Naturally Artistic at Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Fans Strike Back: The Largest Star Wars Fan Exhibition at Exhibition Hub, PAW Patrol: Adventure Play at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, and Journey to Space at Fernbank Museum.


Watch a football game at home or at Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

Sanford Stadium, Athens

Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Commanders

FedEx Field, Landover

Holiday Shopping:

Atlanta Parent’s 2022 Holiday Toy Guide

Our picks for the coolest toys and games for your good girl or boy.

Favorite Holiday Crafts and Markets

Shop these local markets for unique crafts and treats.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Check out these metro Atlanta farms to pick out your own tree and enjoy other family-friendly activities.

Other Ideas:

Explore the Outdoors

Step outside and experience nature—there are so many beautiful places for easy hikes near Atlanta. Try these nature walks and hikes, visit waterfalls, go hiking at Georgia State Parks and enjoy these less crowded State Parks.

75+ Best Playgrounds Around Atlanta

Our top playgrounds in Atlanta include everything from generational swings for both parent and child and large shaded areas to cushioned rubber matting and sculpture-like playscapes. We rounded up the top playgrounds and play places around metro Atlanta for every type of play.

Best Kid-Friendly Things to do on the Atlanta BeltLine

Along the trails currently in use, you will find families biking, rollerblading, skateboarding and jogging, as well as checking out restaurants, shops and attractions.

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