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Holiday Events in Atlanta

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Make this time even better by booking a holiday stay at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown. Our Atlanta hotel is near all of the holiday cheer, so you and your family will not miss any of the spectacular events Atlanta has to offer. Take a look at our "12 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Atlanta" and start planning your holiday stay today!

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12 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Atlanta

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Tree Lightening Ceremony

Stop by Lenox Square Mall on Thanksgiving Day and witness the Christmas Tree lighting, officially ringing in the start of the Christmas season! Stay a while and get a head start on some Christmas shopping and snag some Black Friday deals.
Date: Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day
Address: Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA

Stone Mountain Christmas

Witness Atlanta’s most heartwarming Christmas celebration at a Stone Mountain Christmas! Bask in the glow of over two million Christmas lights and enjoy festive music that will put everyone in the holiday spirit.
Dates: November 12th-January 4th (Select dates)
Address: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Rober E. Lee Blvd. Stone Mountain, GA

Children’s Christmas Parade

Join an Atlanta annual tradition at the Children’s Christmas Parade. Watch Midtown Atlanta turn into a Winter Wonderland with the sights and sounds of the season. Be sure to keep your eye out for the man in red, Santa Claus himself!
Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Address: Parade starts at the corner of Peach St. and 16th St. Atlanta, GA

Christmas at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Enjoy the "Christmas at Callanwolde Light Show," presented by Illuminating Design, running this year November 21-December 29 or stop by and experience the "Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House" from November 28th-December 13th.
Dates: See above.
Address: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Nriarcliffe Road, NE Atlanta, GA

holiday events in Atlanta

Garden Lights and Holiday Nights - Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Light up the night with this annual, electric extravaganza! This exhibition is in its sixth season and is a must-see stop on your list of holiday events in Atlanta.
Dates: Saturday, November 12th-Saturday, January 7th
Address: Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Fantasy in Lights - Callaway Gardens

Voted one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights," by National Geographic Traveler, Callaway Garden's annual Fantasy in Lights is a top pick during the holiday season with 8 million lights and 15 dazzling scenes.
Dates: Saturday, November 12th-Saturday, January 7th
Address: Callaway Gardens, 1700 US Hwy 27 Pine Mountain, GA

Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands

Celebrate 20 years of Magical Nights of Lights with family and friends! Pack the car and enjoy a slow ride with millions of twinkling lights. Miles of smiles guaranteed!
Dates: Friday, November 16th - New Year's Eve, December 31st
Address: Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy

A Christmas Carol - Alliance Theatre

Enjoy the most treasured of holiday classics with Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol," perfect for family and friends visiting this holiday season.
Dates: November 25th - December 24th
Address: Alliance Theatre 1280 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA

holiday events in Atlanta

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Center for Puppetry Arts

Join Rudolph and all of his friends during this adaptation of the 1964 Christmas classic. This holiday adventure is bound to bring out the misfit in all theater goers!
Dates: Thursday, December 1st
Address: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1401 Springs St. NW at 18th Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Ballet's the Nutcracker

Dance along with the sugar plum fairies at this magical holiday classic. Live accompaniment by the Atlanta Ballet orchestra.
Dates: December 9th - 24th
Address: The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA

Holiday in Lights - Centennial Park

Celebrate the holiday season in lights at Centennial Park! Find out more information about upcoming dates and details on the park's official website, listed below.
Dates: TBD
Address: Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave W NW Atlanta, GA

Festival of the Season - Georgia Aquarium

The fish and sea creatures at the Georgia Aquarium like to celebrate the holidays too! Be sure to stop by and celebrate with them during your holiday stay in Atlanta!
Dates: TBD
Address: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW Atlanta, GA