25 Free Holiday and Christmas Events in Atlanta for Kids

Bring your own camera and take free pics with Santa at Christmas in Acworth. Photo courtesy of the City of Acworth
Bring your own camera and take free pics with Santa at Christmas in Acworth. Photo courtesy of the City of Acworth

The holiday season in Atlanta is magical but creating family memories isn't always cheap. We searched for the best free holiday activities and Christmas events in Atlanta happening this season. After all, buying gifts, attending holiday shows, and purchasing photo keepsakes with Santa, has our wallets quickly diminishing. Don't worry: There are lots of great FREE Christmas events in Atlanta! Our list has lightings (both menorahs and Christmas trees), festivals, and holiday markets. We even found free places to pose with Santa and a free drive-thru light show!

For more seasonal highlights, be sure to check out our Christmas Activities and Holiday Guide for Atlanta Kids and of course, our always-up-to-date Family Activity Calendar! 

Places featured in this article:


LV First United Methodist Church Campground

Intersection of Virginia Ave & North Highland

Monday Night Brewing - Garage
Storytime at Little Shop of Stories
Little Shop of Stories - 11:00 AM Pick
Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station
Atlantic Station - 5:00 PM Pick
All Smiles at Alliance Theatre
Alliance Theatre - various times Pick
Toddler Thursday
High Museum of Art - 10:00 AM
How People Make Things at Tellus Science Museum
Tellus Science Museum - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides