2012 Holiday Events at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has plenty of fun events and activities for children and families during the holiday season.  The museum is located in downtown Atlanta near Centennial Olympic Park.

On Saturday December 8, there is Santa’s Workshop from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Children will be able to make Christmas ornaments, enjoy story time with Santa, participate in reindeer games, and listen to Radio Disney.  There is also a members-only event that morning, which includes a breakfast with Santa beginning at 8:30 am.

On Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 pm, there is a Meet the Holidays: Hannukah event.  There will be a festival of lights to celebrate the Hannukah holiday.  Kids will be greeted by a beautifully lighted banner and they will enjoy listening to The Amazing Menorah of Mazeltown by Hal Dresner.  Visitors will be able to create and decorate their own Hannukah banner, as well.

On Saturday, December 22 at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and on Sunday, December 23 at 2:00 pm, there is a Meet the Holidays: Christmas event.  The story, Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell and Jason Cockcroft will be read to children to get them into the Christmas spirit.  Kids will also be able to make their own holiday gift tags.

On Saturday, December 29 at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and on Sunday, December 30 at 2:00 pm, there is a Meet the Holidays: Kwanzaa event.  This event honors and celebrates African-American heritage and culture.  Children will listen to L’il Rabbit’s Kwanza by Donna L. Washington and Shane W. Evans.  The activity that follows allows kids to make a Mancala game which people of all ages play during the week-long Kwanzaa festivities.

On Saturday, January 5 at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and on Sunday, January 6 at 2:00 pm, there is a Meet the Holidays: Three King’s Day event.  This event celebrates Three King’s Day with a storytelling of Federico and the Magi’s Gift: A Latin American Christmas Story by Beatriz Vidal.  Afterwards, children can make a crown and wear it as the Three Wise Men did.

The Meet the Holidays events are free with general admission and they are recommended for children ages 8 and under.  Admission to the museum is $12.75 (plus tax) for everyone ages 1 and up.

For more information about the 2012 Holiday Events at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/ or check out their Facebook page.