Holiday Activities Around Atlanta

Once our bellies have recovered from Thanksgiving dinner and the Black Friday crowds have dissipated, we’re ready to venture out again. This time in search of some holiday activities for any and all members of the family.

Check out our list of great holiday activities in and around the Atlanta area for 2018.

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Things to Do for the Holidays Around Atlanta


 Lake Lanier Christmas Lights
  1. Lake Lanier Magical Nights of Lights

    7650 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518

    “Tradition and excitement merge at a magical place with seven miles of traditional and unique holiday lights. And there's more winter wonderland fun to be had at LandShark Landing with winter-themed carnival rides, fire pits, s'mores, specialty winter drinks, and more!”

    The folks of Lake Lanier have pretty much summed it up in a few sentences. It’s a winter wonderland one-stop-shop for all things Christmas.

 Things to do in Atlanta for the holidays 2018

2. Menorah Lighting at Avalon in Alpharetta

400 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
December 2nd, 5pm


”Join us and Chabad of North Fulton on December 2nd from 5PM to 6PM for a Chanukah celebration this holiday season! Guests are invited to Boulevard East (in front of Brine Seafood Shack) for a traditional Menorah lighting ceremony as well as refreshments, music, and entertainment for all ages. See you there!”
(Source: Avalon Alpharetta)

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3. Pet Photos with Santa

3393 Peachtree Rd NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326
December 9th, 7.30-9.30pm

Pets have Christmas wishes too! On November 12, families are welcome to bring their furry best friends for an unforgettable picture with Santa Claus in the Macy’s Court. Guests can enter the mall through the Main Mall entrance near Sprinkles and Nike. Please refrain from bringing reptiles or exotic animals. Advance registration is recommended.

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4. Photos with Santa

Various Locations Around Atlanta

We couldn’t possibly choose between all the fantastic Santa appearances around Greater Atlanta so we’ll leave the choice up to you. Here’s a full list of over 25 locations compiled by 365 Atlanta Traveler of where the Big Man will be making appearances this year.


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