Ever since The Polar Express movie made its debut, children (and adults) everywhere know that nothing says “festive” like a trip aboard one of these Christmas train rides.
Winter Holiday Fun
As soon as Halloween is over, Santa Claus begins arriving at local area malls and attractions. Here’s a round up of where to see the jolly man in red (or green). If you’re looking for an African American Santa, we have those listed too.
Have you ever considered spending Christmas in New Orleans?? They have Reveillon dinners, thousands of Christmas lights, caroling in Jackson Square, and so much more.
Looking for FREE Christmas events in Atlanta? Here are our favorite FREE events this holiday. If you know of others, please share!
Several years ago I decided we needed to do something that represented the real reason for Christmas, not just visiting Santa and riding the Pink Pig. So I set out to find one of the live nativity scenes around Atlanta. It wasn’t as easy as you might think. Now I’ve heard of several. If you know of other places to see live nativities around Atlanta, please post a comment. Don’t forget to wear warm clothes. All of these activities are held outside and free unless otherwise noted.
Looking for a way to get out of the house on Christmas Day with your family? These 15+ activities for your kids, even for teenagers, will give you a Christmas you’ll always remember. If you are staying home for the holidays or in town visiting family in Atlanta, these ideas are great! After opening gifts, head out to enjoy the rest of the day!
Santa at Phipps Plaza | Buckhead 3500 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, Ga Santa Website | Phipps Website 2020 Update: This is the Santa arrangement for…
Have you been to Snow Mountain Ga? We love tubing at Snow Mountain within Stone Mountain Park, where every day is a snow day. You don’t have to wait for mother nature to enjoy some wintertime fun. Snow Mountain Ga is especially fun for younger kids or those who have never seen snow. It’s also fun for those Southerners who don’t normally get to play in the snow. There are lots of different activities from tubing to building snowmen to s’mores.
Last year I did a post on where to find Santa in Atlanta. A reader asked where to find the best African American Santa Claus in Atlanta. Since we didn’t know, we turned to our community on Facebook and they did not disappoint.
Whether you use your own elf, or you prefer Elf on the Shelf, mischievous ideas like these will help you survive the holiday season! I resisted welcoming elves into our home for years, but now that they are here, I have to admit, they can be kind of fun.
There are so many holiday activities to choose from in Atlanta. Stone Mountain Christmas is one of our favorites. Spectacular shows, millions of twinkling lights, discount tickets & even a first class hotel to extend the holiday magic.
If you’re ready to go ice skating, Atlanta has some great options for you! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, or a quiet date night, there are plenty of great rinks to choose from in and around our great city. We’ve got you covered!
If you are looking for something to keep the kids occupied while making a fancy Thanksgiving meal, or while they are home for winter break, I highly recommend crafts. You don’t have to be “crafty” to do some fun things with the kids, and we enjoy incorporating natural aspects as often as possible.
Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like millions of twinkling lights set to holiday music! We’ve got a comprehensive list of places to see beautiful Christmas light displays near Atlanta.
Blue Ridge is my favorite mountain town in Georgia, and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is can’t-miss attraction for those visiting. We’ve whizzed through the…