Best Holiday and Christmas Events in Atlanta for Kids, 2022

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is open on Thanksgiving and all holidays throughout the season! Photo courtesy of the Garden
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is open on Thanksgiving and all holidays throughout the season! Photo courtesy of the Garden

With November's arrival, so too comes the fun of Atlanta's holiday and Christmas events! Families looking for wholesome merriment have plenty of options, including Illuminights at Zoo Atlanta or Buckhead Village, perhaps visiting one of Atlanta's holiday mainstays, Stone Mountain Park, or just guzzle a tumbler full of hot chocolate. Enjoy the amazing holiday and Christmas by driving through Reindeer Road World of Illumination at Six Flags White Water to watch dazzling Christmas lights synchronized to music (played through the car radio) or stay outside in the holiday weather by walking around Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights.

If you need more ideas for holiday and Christmas things to do, ride the Polar Express and Holiday Train Rides Near Atlanta and discover great projects and ideas in our Atlanta Christmas Activities & Holiday Guide.

As the warm smells of pumpkin pie and apple cider blanket Atlanta, get into the holiday spirit with the city's wonderful holiday and Christmas events. Sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay in the know!

Places featured in this article:


Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
Holiday Lights at Brook Run Park
Brook Run Park - 3:00 PM Pick
Lawrenceville Lights
LV First United Methodist Church Campground - 6:00 PM Pick
Bonfire + Marshmallow Roast on the Square
Decatur Square - 6:00 PM Pick
Toddler Thursday
High Museum of Art - 10:00 AM
Journey to Space at Fernbank
Fernbank Museum - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides