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.

Events:

Thanksgiving Programming at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Celebrate Thanksgiving with “Duck for Turkey Day,” building a gratitude tree, making coffee filter turkeys, fall tree paintings and paper leaf banners, exploring Thanksgiving foods and more. Nov. 21-25.

The Holiday Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

Test your sleuthing skills and solve riddles on this scavenger hunt with three different levels of difficulty. Nov. 21-Jan. 3.

Fall Break Guided Hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Walk along part of the historic Etowah Trail and learn more about the Creek and Cherokee peoples. Nov. 23-27; closed Nov. 26.

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. 24-29; closed Nov. 26.

AJC Peachtree Road Race

Compete in the 51st running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race virtually. Participants will receive access to the app, which will allow them to track their progress on the course, upload and compare results and experience the sounds of the Fourth of July. Nov. 26-29.

Puzzle Walk in Decatur

Created by the American Lung Association in Georgia, this scavenger hunt uses ready-to-solve puzzle hunts with information found at local checkpoints. Through Nov. 30.

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. Through Feb. 21.

Exhibits

Check out these exhibits for more entertainment with the kids: Naturally Artistic at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Murmuration at Woodruff Art Center’s Sifly Piazza, Amazing Animals: Built to Survive at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Machines in Motion at Tellus Science Museum.

Football:

Georgia vs. South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Georgia Tech vs. Duke

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Holiday Shopping:

Atlanta Parent’s 2020 Holiday Toy Guide

Our picks for the coolest toys 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.

Spectacular Public Art in Atlanta and Beyond

Head to these spots across metro Atlanta for fun art.

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