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Festivities Around the City  

Atlanta transforms into a magical wonderland during the holiday season. Explore the city while making winter memories from this curated list of seasonal events and destinations.

  • Meet Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer from the television classic movie at the Center for Puppetry Arts from November 7 to December 31.
  • Take a stroll through the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights to see the garden covered in millions of colorful LED lights and holiday décor from November 11 to January 7, 2018.
  • Celebrate holiday traditions from around the world while admiring over 25 uniquely decorated Christmas Trees at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Winter Wonderland from November 18 to January 8, 2018.
  • Make room for Thanksgiving dinner with the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K on November 23 at Turner Field hosted by the Atlanta Track Club (registration due by November 15).
  • Listen to the Christmas staple, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Fox Theater on November 25.
  • Play in fresh snow in Georgia, see a parade with Santa, holiday shows and more at Stone Mountain’s Christmas Celebration November 11 to January 3, 2018.
  • Get in the Christmas spirits with Santa during the Children’s Christmas Parade by watching floats, giant helium-filled balloons and marching bands march through Midtown on December 2.
  • Check items off your shopping list at Atlantic Station’s Christkindl Market, the open-air German holiday market from November 24 to December 23.
  • Watch Clara and the Nutcracker Prince dance through a winter wonderland in the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at Fox Theater from December 8 through 28.