Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Thanksgiving | 2021


November is officially here, and the holiday season is fast-approaching! Take a break from all the recipe planning, and explore the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Thanksgiving: 2021.

With so much more to do than Black Friday shopping, it’s easier than ever to keep your family happy and engaged this 2021 Thanksgiving holiday!

From holiday interior decor to dining, activities for all ages,  and even some unconventional fun, we have all your tastes covered even if turkey isn’t on the menu this year.

  1. Winter House
    November 26th – December 11th
    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
    Complete with visits from Santa himself, the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion will be filled with laughter, holiday magic, activities, and workshops for all! Cozy up next to a blazing fire in the Wine Bar and Beer Garden, and step outside to make s’mores by the outdoor fire pits as jazzy holiday tunes fill the air. Guests can play classic board games, build and decorate gingerbread houses, and explore the holiday artist market for that special gift this season! Callanwolde Santa
  2. Holiday Artisan Market
    Friday – Saturday, November 29th – 30th
    High Museum of Art

    Join Atlanta’s top artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs all in one space as you meet local artisans and shop their unique gifts. The two-day event will feature jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more! With handmade goods from 20 of the city’s top artists, you’re sure to find the best gifts for your holiday list.
  3. Holiday Happenings at PCM
    November 26th – December 31st
    Ponce City Market & The Roof

    Ponce City Market is transforming into your one-stop-shop this December to make your holiday season merry and bright! With special visits from Santa, festive pop-ups, ice skating, fireside treats, and more, these Holiday Happenings are sure to bring that bit of extra joy we all seem to need this year.
  4. Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse & Gardens
    Open Friday through Sunday
    Buckhead Paces
    Home for the Holidays will showcase Atlanta’s leading design industry talents while celebrating design and effortless elegance. Located in the heart of Buckhead, this year’s 11,838 square-foot residence focuses on function and active lifestyles while brimming with simplistic elegance.
  5. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
    Through January 15th
    Atlanta Botanical Gardens

    Explore the Botanical Gardens unlike ever before on Thanksgiving night. Sip on a hot cocoa as you stroll through the millions of sparkling lights and roast s’mores by a toasty fire. Seasonal favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, and Model Trains also return to make your
    long Thanksgiving weekend the ultimate experience to kicking off the holiday season!
  6. Holiday Happenings at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
    Through January 15th
    Atlanta Botanical Gardens
    While enjoy the Gardens’ remarkable twinkling light displays, don’t miss out on the other holiday happenings! Visit Botanical Saint Nick as he makes his first appearance on Saturday, hop aboard the ride-on train, and get in the holiday spirit.
  7. Atlanta Half Marathon & Thanksgiving Day 5k
    Thursday, November 25th
    Spend Thanksgiving morning working up an appetite for that turkey and pumpkin pie! The annual Thanksgiving Day tradition has become one of the largest half marathons in the country. Join the day’s festivities at the Thanksgiving Day 5k or participate in the 50-Meter Dash – both open to children and families!Chastain Tree Sale
  8. Chastain Park Holiday Tree Sale
    Friday, November 26th
    Chastain Horse Park Red Lot

    Looking for the most beautiful and long-lasting trees in Atlanta? The Holiday Tree Sale boasts beautiful trees by Barefoot Mountain for sale in the Chastain Horse Park’s Park Red Lot. Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend tradition while holiday shopping for fraser fir wreaths, garland, and trees!
  9. Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum
    Through January 9th
    Showcasing celebrations from around the globe, Winter Wonderland fills Fernbank Museum with over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees throughout the holiday season! The variety of trees will be adorned with twinkling with lights, glimmer with color, and shine with a variety of cultural objects.  The displays throughout the museum recognize the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions, and events from around the world.
  10. Snap a photo with Santa!
    He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice – Santa Claus is coming to town! We’ve put together a list where you can be sure to spot him in 2021 and get a picture with your family and pets.