Things to do Thanksgiving Weekend with Kids

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. 


The Sound of Music at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

See the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family and hear favorites like “Do-Re-Mi” and “Edelweiss.” Nov. 23-24.

Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Features classic Disney cartoons with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing the score live. Nov. 25.

Day After Thanksgiving at High Museum of Art

This Thanksgiving event has activities for all ages, including art-making workshops, story time, gallery tours, scavenger hunts, and a photo booth. Don’t miss exploring the newly renovated Greene Family Learning Gallery, with a brand new area for families to learn and play. The redesign includes CREATE, a bright and open studio and EXPERIENCE, an immersive gallery, which enables visitors to explore what art means and how it feels.

The Harvest Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

The Harvest Hunt is a scavenger hunt to complete by following a map and packet of riddles. This year, pick up the kids’ junior version and hunt through Oakland Cemetery to discover Atlanta history. Purchase a Junior Harvest Hunt packet (one per team) at the Visitors Center at Oakland Cemetery and follow clues to solve riddles.

Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile & 50m Dash

Families can line up under Atlanta’s Olympic rings for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile and 50 Meter Dash hosted by the Atlanta Track Club. Stick around for a post-race celebration outside Georgia State Stadium (formerly known as Turner Field). The 50 Meter Dash is specially designed for ages 6 and younger and the One Mile run is for ages 6-14 and 15 and older, perfect for the whole family.


Georgia vs. Georgia Tech 

Sanford Stadium, Athens

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Holiday Shopping: Atlanta Parent’s 2018 Holiday Toy Guide 

Other Ideas:

8 Easy Hikes with Kids Near Atlanta 

Step outside and experience nature –there are so many beautiful places for easy hikes near Atlanta. Try these out next time you’re looking for free and cheap fun with the kids.

30+ 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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