Santa has started making his rounds throughout town, and Atlanta is definitely in the holiday spirit! Whether you’re looking to jump into the festivities of the season or experience the winter wonderlands around the city, we have you covered with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend:Thursday – Sunday, December 13th – 15, 2018.
Don’t miss the incredible lineup of Santa spottings, cocktail parties, family outings, and more – complete with two of Atlanta’s favorite special holiday events!
Get the most out of your weekend ahead with our unique lineup of 16 happenings all around the city!
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 2018 Holiday Happenings at Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Members are invited to an exclusive evening to celebrate Fall. Bring a flashlight to tour over 100 Scarecrows in the Garden as the gardens get dark, enjoy live music from Kitty Rose and the Rattlers, and bring the kids along for some children’s activities and delicious food!
For one night only, Member tickets are $12.95 for both adults and children! While delighting in the return of Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition, friends and families will experience a series of festive treats throughout the evening.
‘Tis the Season! The 8th annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with a holiday tradition that is perfect for the whole family, or even an evening out on the town!
Event Details November 17th – January 6th, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden will be shimmering and sparkling with every color of the rainbow during the holiday season. The Garden’s 30 acres will have a spectacular light show with over 1 million energy-efficient lights!
Treat your youngest goblins to a day of Halloween fun at Goblins in the Garden! The festive event will offer pony rides, fall-themed crafts, storytelling, a Ride-on-Train, pumpkin decorating, and more.
Celebrate the harvest season with Fest-of-Ale at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens every Thursday in October! With live music and a selection of seasonal beers, you can experience the Atlanta Botanical Gardens after-hours unlike ever before!
Event Details Every Thursday in October 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Each Thursday will feature a unique way to participate and enjoy the evening. Past favorites include the Arts & Ales local market where guests find pottery, wood working, jewelry and more by local and regional artists. The market is a great way to get a jump start on holiday shopping and mingle with local artisans!