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. 22-27; closed Nov. 25.

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. 27.


Check out these exhibits for more entertainment with the kids: Naturally Artistic at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Outside the Lines at Woodruff Art Center’s Sifly Piazza, Antarctic Dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Rube Goldberg, The World of Hilarious Invention at Children’s Museum of Atlanta.


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

Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville

Holiday Shopping:

Atlanta Parent’s 2021 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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