Best Holiday and Christmas Events in Atlanta for Kids

Dazzling Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of the gardens
Dazzling Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy of the gardens

Atlanta's holiday and Christmas events are full of magic and jovial spirit. Families looking for wholesome merriment have plenty of options, including strolling an open-air Holiday Market at Avalon or Buckhead Village, perhaps visiting one of Atlanta's holiday mainstays, Stone Mountain Park, or just guzzle a tumbler full of hot chocolate. For those maintaining social distance, there are amazing holiday and Christmas events to attend in Atlanta. Drive through Rockin' Christmas World of Illumination at Six Flags White Water to watch dazzling Christmas lights synchronized to head-bobbing music (played through your car radio) or stay outside in the holiday weather by walking and/or driving around Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights.

If you need more ideas for Christmas things to do, ride the Polar Express and holiday train rides, check out Atlanta neighborhoods with the greatest Christmas lights displays, and discover great projects in our Christmas Activities & Holiday Guide.

As the warm smells of cookies and apple cider blanket Atlanta, it's time to get into the holiday spirit with all of the wonderful holiday and Christmas events happening throughout the city. Mommy Poppins is ready to share all the great things to do in Atlanta this season —sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay in the know.

Places featured in this article:


Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
Fridays-N-Duluth
Downtown Duluth - 6:00 PM Pick
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival
Adams Park - various times Pick
Origami in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides