For the ideal way to start the new year, plan an escape to the city among the trees. You’ll find plenty of exciting things to do in Atlanta in January, from ice rinks to cozy igloos to sophisticated museum exhibits; the enjoyment is never-ending. Delight yourself with memorable moments, twinkling lights, and glistening cityscapes for the optimal vacation. To discover all the best things the city has to offer, request access to our free Travel Guide and prepare for an unforgettable getaway.
These Are the Best Things To Do in Atlanta in January
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes Benz Stadium | January 1, 2021
Year after year, fans enjoy gathering at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cheer on their favorite college football teams in the Peach Bowl. This iconic football bowl game has been played in Atlanta since 1968, and it has raised more than $32 million for charity in the last four years.
Ice Skating near Piedmont Park
Although Atlanta is in the South, ice skating is still one of the best things to do in Atlanta in January! Seasoned skaters and beginners alike love skating here because, from Thanksgiving Day to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the city offers various outdoor and covered ice rinks. For an enchanting experience just a few blocks from Stonehurst Place, visit Park Tavern’s Garden Tent at Piedmont Park. This covered rink also features stone fire pits, fireplaces, and rink-side dining for skaters and spectators. If you’d prefer to glide along the ice in an outdoor setting, a short drive from Stonehurst Place takes you to Atlantic Station, where you’ll find the largest outdoor rink in the southeast. With 10,000 square feet of ice, you’ll have plenty of space to try a couple of new tricks.
- The Rink at Park Tavern | November 26, 2020 – February 15, 2021
- Skate the Station at Atlantic Station | November 16, 2020 – January 18, 2021
Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum | November 20, 2020 – January 8, 2021
This annual winter wonderland offers a glimpse into several holiday celebrations and traditions from around the world. The exhibit features various displays that recognize several of the season’s most celebrated holidays, including Christmas and Hanukkah. Each year, Fernbank Museum of Natural History works with local partners to create displays, decorate Christmas trees, and honor cultural practices like origami, indigenous art, and national symbols.
Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Market | November 27, 2020 – January 10, 2021
If you’ve ever dreamt of spending some time in an igloo, you’ll be happy to know that Atlanta has igloos! From November to January, the roof of nearby Ponce City Market transforms into a frosty affair complete with igloos, an ice-skating rink, and holiday tunes. Perhaps the most popular features of Holidays on the Roof are the unique igloo-like dome structures that offer incredible skyline views and full dining services. Visitors from near and far adore everything that this unique experience promises.
Stonehurst Place offers a varied selection of elegant accommodations with everything you need to experience an unforgettable winter trip to Atlanta. Conveniently situated in the lively Historic Midtown Atlanta neighborhood, you’ll stay steps away from the best attractions. In addition to an excellent location, at Stonehurst Place, you will be able to indulge in a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. No matter which suite or room you choose, any visit is always remarkable when you stay at Stonehurst Place.
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