Christmas Weekend Things To Do in Atlanta with Kids: Christmas Lights, Holiday Shows

Yes, there is snow in Georgia. Take the crew tubing at License to Chill at Snow Island at Margaritaville. Photo courtesy of Margaritaville
Yes, there is snow in Georgia. Take the crew tubing at License to Chill at Snow Island at Margaritaville. Photo courtesy of Margaritaville

Looking for the best things to do in Atlanta this Christmas weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your weekend list!

Christmas weekend is upon us and kids in Atlanta are bursting with anticipation and energy. Luckily, we here at Mommy Poppins have lots of ways for you to make amazing memories with your family all Christmas weekend long. 

If you haven't had a chance to see all of the incredible light shows Atlanta has to offer, this weekend is a great time to check out Holiday Road in Fairburn, Lights of LIFE, and World of Illumination Arctic Adventure at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Families can still get tickets for classic holiday shows like A Christmas Carol at Alliance Theatre (through December 24) and Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker (through December 29). 

If you're having too much Christmas fun to clean up the kitchen, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants open on Christmas Day in Atlanta. In fact, your family doesn't even have to stay home at all; we've got the scoop on all things open on Christmas Day in Atlanta, from ice skating rinks to light shows to attractions. Need that entertainment to last a bit past Christmas? Be prepared with our list of Fun Things to Do Over the Winter Break with Kids in Atlanta. 

Whatever you celebrate, your friends at Mommy Poppins wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Be sure to check with the venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event. Some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge. 

Places featured in this article:


Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Holiday Lights in Cumming

Holiday Lights in Alpharetta

Holiday Lights in Decatur

Holiday Lights in Kennesaw

Holiday Lights in Lawrenceville

Holiday Lights in Powder Springs

Holiday LIghts of Hope at Hobgood Park

Andersonville National Historic Site

National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
Yaarab Shrine Circus
Jim R. Miller Park - various times Pick
EcoTinker at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Chattahoochee Nature Center - various times
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites
Children's Museum of Atlanta - various times
Online Guitar Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Online Art Lessons for Kids
Virtual - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides