Candlelight Nights at Atlanta History Center

‘Tis the season to twinkle! At Candlelight Nights, step back in time as you experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll sure to transport you into the warm glow of the holidays.
Event Details
December 13th & 20th, 2019
Friday Evenings | 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The candle-lit stroll guides guests through the beautifully adorned grounds and gardens of the Atlanta History Center. Holiday traditions of years past come alive as guests explore how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the Civil War era, and the 1930s through the three historic houses.
Whether you want to hear tales of old, hear caroling and live Christmas music, create something special, or finish your holiday shopping – There is something for everyone!

Program Highlights

Holiday Market
The lively Christmas Market welcomes guests with artisanal and local creations. Finish up your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts from jewelry to mosaic-glass, pottery, sculptures, and more!

Visit with Santa Claus
Grab your camera, bring your list, and get ready to photograph the whole family with Old Saint Nick.

1861 Christmas Tree Lighting
Gather round to light the candles on the Christmas tree while enjoying the sweet sounds of caroling!

All Aboard!
Enjoy a special holiday story at the newly restored Texas locomotive and become immersed in the spirit of the holidays as you use your imagination to board a train to the North Pole!

Food & Libations
Enjoy food for purchase and visit one of several cash bars for your favorite libations. Holiday-themed drinks will be available at each bar on campus!

What We’re Looking Forward To:

  • Popcorn and garland making
  • Salt-dough ornament activities
  • Candle-dipping
  • Blacksmithing
  • Open-hearth cooking