Every year, Christmas makes for a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the reason for the season. It’s a time of year that’s generally packed with traditions, fun and plenty of food to go around. From gift-giving to gathering around the tree, Christmas has a way of bringing charming moments and heart-felt experiences together. This year, when you’re looking to enjoy the holidays surrounded by Christmas spirit and those you love most, be sure to set your sights on a December trip to Atlanta, Georgia. Getting out of town is a great way to bond, and Atlanta is a city that comes to life during the holidays. The following are a few events you won’t want to miss when you come to experience a Christmas in Atlanta.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
A stop at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a must when you’re celebrating Christmas in the city. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is an annual tradition that brings droves of guests to the gardens to take in the wonder of over one million colorful Christmas lights adorning the premises. Grab a hot chocolate and wander the grounds, enjoying the dazzling display that highlights the sparkle and beauty of the season.
Festival of the Season
When you’re in the mood to combine some underwater adventure with the holiday spirit, the Georgia Aquarium is proud to welcome guests to the Festival of the Season event. Running November through January, this spectacular event provides guests with an opportunity to get a close up look at amazing sea creatures while the aquarium is decked out in its holiday best! Lights, decorations and more make the experience one of a kind, while scuba diving Santa is sure to be unforgettable.
Jungle Bells Tree Lighting
December marks the annual tree lighting at Zoo Atlanta which promises to be an amazing family-friendly event when you’re in town. While the tree lighting event itself is filled with food, drinks, and opportunities to take in the lights and animal exhibits, the tree can also be enjoyed throughout December even if you can’t make it for the official lighting on December 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The cost of admission provides guests with access to a variety of zoo-based holiday events, crafts, and activities that take place throughout December as well.
Skate the Sky
Ponce City Market is one of our favorite places to shop, and now it’s one of our favorite destinations for holiday fun as well! The Skate the Sky event is returning to The Roof at Ponce City Market this year, allowing adults and children 5 and up to enjoy an ice skating experience 10 stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue on a 3,500-square-foot ice rink. You can also enjoy themed igloos set up alongside the ice rink, including themes like Next Level Up, Group Chat, Cuddle Up, and even Glamping. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-12.
Book a Stay Today for Christmas in Atlanta
When you’re planning a trip to Atlanta at Christmas or any other time of year, be sure you’re booked into accommodations that are as beautiful and comfortable as they are convenient. Contact the team at Atlanta Luxury Rentals today for more information on our portfolio of property options.