2017 Holiday Happenings at Atlanta Botanical Garden

It’s the most magical time of year, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden is filled with holiday wonder all season long!

In addition to the beloved Garden Lights, Holiday Nights spectacular display, there are plenty of ways to festive through the end of the year – all in one place! Come get your jolly on with the 2017 Holiday Happenings at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Member Premiere Night
November 6th
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Members will experience a sneak peak of the 2017 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights display, and this year is more magical than ever! In addition to the new “Nature’s Wonder” spectacle, which illuminates the Gardens with countless strands of synchronized dancing lights strung high over Storza Woods, Members will enjoy:

  • Music from the Atlanta Concert Ringers and New Manchester High School’s Fame Choir
  • Seasonal craft station for kids
  • Double discount in the Garden Gift Shop
  • Complimentary cupcake

Holiday Model Train Show
November 11th – January 7th
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Take a journey around the holiday model train garden! G-scale choo choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along six tracks in an imaginary, beautifully planted mountain landscape. They emerge from tunnels, cross bridges over rippling water, and soar across trestles. Small towns, train stops, and other structures dot the landscape.

Ride-On-Train
Weekends | November 11th – December 21st
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children’s Ride-on-Train is set to depart on a journey in the Garden. $3 per passenger.

Botanical Saint Nick
Saturdays | November 25th · December 2nd, 9th, 16th
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Meet Saint Nick clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath. Bring a camera to take your own photos. Free with Garden Admission or Membership.

Reindog Parade
Saturday | December 2nd
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off. Enjoy photos with Saint Nick and connect with local canine enthusiasts and businesses in the Doggie Expo. Don’t have a dog? Come enjoy the show!

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