Wintertime in Atlanta is magical because the city glistens with wintry delight and holiday cheer. From the city’s twinkling canopy of lights to unique holiday events and fantastic shows, winter activities in Atlanta have something special in-store everywhere you turn. The best part? The winter enchantment doesn’t stop there. Discover all the winter fun with our complimentary Travel Guide. Inside you’ll find details on the best restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and attractions around the city.
These Sensational Winter Activities in Atlanta Will Be Unforgettable
The Rink at Park Tavern | November 26, 2020 – February 15, 2021
Just because it doesn’t snow in Atlanta often does not mean the city doesn’t love ice skating. The Rink at Park Tavern is one of our favorite ice skating rinks because it is located on the edge of Piedmont Park, in the heart of Midtown, and offers impressive views of the Atlanta Skyline. Plus, you’ll have a great time on and off the ice. The 85 by 40-foot rink can accommodate up to 100 skaters safely, so you can take a few laps or try a few tricks at your leisure. When you’re ready for a break, take a seat in a private cabana, and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire.
Pro tip: If you don’t own ice skates, there’s no need to worry. The Rink at Park Tavern has rental skates available in a variety of sizes.
Garden Lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden | November 14, 2020 – January 16, 2021
The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s fabulous holiday spectacle, Garden Lights, is like a secret winter wonderland in the city. The spectacular holiday light exhibit boasts a stunning collection of glowing garden sculptures and millions of sparkling lights. This year’s exhibition features larger-than-life sculptures of the Alice in Wonderland characters, and of course, the Botanical Garden’s beloved Ice Goddess.
A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play | December 11, 2020 – December 23, 2020
This holiday season, enjoy a Christmas classic with a special twist; The Alliance Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: Radio Live Play. This drive-in style theatre show will transport you to the streets of Victorian England from the comfort of your vehicle. With this unique take on the traditional Christmas story, you can watch, listen, and sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes in real-time; all you need are tickets to the show and a radio!
Atlanta Christkindl Market | Postponed Until 2021
Holiday cheer comes alive at the Atlanta Christkindl Market every holiday season. The first Christmas market of its kind, Christkindl Market, offers a perfect blend of German tradition, lively entertainment, and holiday shopping for people of all ages. This festive outdoor atmosphere is a great place to experience German culture as you try authentic German foods and browse through hundreds of unique hand-crafted artisanal goods. The Christkindl Market is a free event that takes place at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta, GA.
The Holiday Fun Doesn’t Stop There!
You’ll find excellent holiday attractions all over the city. These are a few more of our favorites:
- Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park
- Atlantic Station
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Center for Puppetry Arts
- Georgia Aquarium
With so many memorable events, millions of lights to see, and even more fantastic holiday attractions, you’ll want to stay close to all the winter wonderland fun. Stonehurst Place is an Atlanta favorite that offers everything you need for a magical holiday getaway. Each day of your stay, you’ll be treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast, complimentary refreshments, and many more relaxing amenities. A peaceful night in any of our fabulous guest rooms is the perfect way to top off your splendid holiday adventure in Atlanta.
Book your stay today, and get ready to celebrate the season at Stonehurst Place!