Celebrate the holidays with a family-friendly getaway to one of these top destinations. For more holiday events and activities, read our list of 175+ Atlanta’s Top Holiday Events.

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Alpine Winter Lights

The Alpine Bavarian Community of Helen magically transforms into a Christmas wonderland and brings lights, a German Christmas market and festive holiday décor! Kick off the holiday season November 25 with Helen’s Annual Lighting of the Village at 5 p.m. The Alpine Lights of Helen lets families extend their holiday memories through February. Don’t miss the Christkindlmarkt on November 26-27 and December 3-4, with unique gifts and decorations to savory foods and candied treats.

A Mountain Holiday Getaway

If you’re looking for quality family time away from the crowds this holiday season, come to the mountains! Atlanta’s most charming mountain getaway, Rabun County is just a short trip away. Enjoy quaint and traditional holiday experiences, all of which come with fresh air and views that are even more amazing during the winter months. From outdoor activities and boutique shopping to cozy accommodations and fine dining, there’s something for everyone in Rabun County!

A Holiday Celebration

Visit Villa Rica for holiday fun at Christmas on Main at The MILL Amphitheater December 3. Join the Reindeer Run 5K and Fun Run, shop at the Mistletoe Market, enjoy the Christmas parade, tree lighting and pictures with Santa! Afterward, visit Pine Mountain Gold Museum for the Winter Wonderland Train, Christmas lights, carolers and more.

Animal Adventures

This holiday season, visit Pine Mountain Safari, Georgia’s largest wild animal safari! Experience the thrill of meeting animals from around the world on a guided or self-guided tour. Keep the holiday cheer going all year with an annual membership; shop their Black Friday sale online.

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