Thrill to the illuminations at the Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival. Photo courtesy of Centennial Olympic Park
Thrill to the illuminations at the Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival. Photo courtesy of Centennial Olympic Park

New Year's Weekend Things to Do in Atlanta: Winter Art, Holiday Celebrations

Feel a case of the post-Christmas blues coming? We here at Mommy Poppins Atlanta have the cure for just that feeling. It’s called the weekend.

The weekend between Christmas and New Year’s Day features a host of thrilling things to do for kids, and for adults who just want to act young. Seasonal celebrations continue from Atlanta to Stone Mountain; illuminations delight at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Centennial Olympic Park; and art instruction takes center stage during holiday break. 

And that’s just a beginning. Thrill-seekers will love Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA at Atlantic Station while locomotive lovers have another chance to jump aboard the Botanical Express.  

Whatever you choose, have a happy new year and know Mommy Poppins will be with you in Atlanta all through 2020.

It's hard to escape holiday-themed entertainment this time of year, but if you'd like to, why not take part in a weekend nature hike. Need more inspiration? See our rundown of the best winter break activities with kids in the Atlanta area. And remember, our events calendar is loaded with fun, family events right into the new year.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta , GA 30309

Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park Drive & Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlantic Station
241 20th Street
Atlanta, GA 30363

Southeastern Railway Museum
3595 Buford Hwy.
Duluth, GA 30096

Santas Fantastical (former Babies R Us)
1155 Mount Vernon Hwy
Sandy Springs, GA 30338

Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
250 Marietta St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313

Horizon Theater Company
1083 Austin Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

American Girl
1202 North Point Circle North Point Mall
Alpharetta, GA 30022