Top Outdoor Winter Happenings Around Atlanta

The temperatures throughout Atlanta may be dropping, but there is still plenty of opportunity for outdoor fun!

We’ve put a list together of Outdoor Winter Fun Activities for you and your family to enjoy some fresh air while getting the most out of the city this Winter.

  1. Centennial Olympic Park Holiday in Lights & Ice Skating
    Explore the 21-acre park as it transforms into a Winter Wonderland adorned with thousands of sparkling lights! While at the park, the 115-by-64 foot ice rink creates the ultimate holiday experience with music, concessions, and the special Coca-Cola© Skate Cam where skaters can see themselves on the ice. Once you step off the ice, warm up with special holiday treats including hot cocoa, apple cider, and carnival favorite snacks.
  2. Chinese Lantern Festival
    The winter event will illuminate South Park, bringing the park alive each evening with colorful decorations. Constructed by artisans from China, the handcrafted decorations include 25 lanterns, a three-story pagoda, and a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Each night, craftsmen will be stationed throughout the Park offering everything from edible sugar dragons to Chinese paintings. Nightly entertainment features dancers, acrobatics, theatre performances, and more!
  3. Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park
    From snowman building to snowball shooting, tubing to togetherness, Stone Mountain offers all the moments that will make for the perfect snow day!Open through February 26th.
  4. Atlanta Botanical Gardens
    Woven Whimsy
    showcases the monumental works of Patrick Dougherty who has crafted a sculpture from wood, branches and twigs harvested on site.
    Garden Lights, Holiday Nights: It’s not too late to celebrate the holidays! 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!
  5. Piedmont Park
    Enjoy everything from picnics and flying kites to wellness programs, dog park visits, and more! Piedmont Park offers everything from lush scenery to an oasis within the city, all in one stop.
  6. SkyLine Park at Ponce City Market
    With breathtaking views and carnival amusement, SkyLine Park is bringing old-timey fun back to the city of Atlanta! Step up and enjoy delicious food, refreshing libations, and fun for fall ages.
  7. Skyview Atlanta
    Located next to Centennial Olympic Park, the SkyView Ferris Wheel allows guests to soar 200 feet in a private climate controlled gondola. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari leather seats, glass floor and a longer flight time.
  8. Zoo Atlanta
    While enjoying a day at Atlanta’s Zoo, meet a zookeeper, see an animal training demonstration, and make new buddies with friendly goats and sheep in Outback Station! Additional animal experiences and encounters are also available to make your day among the animals even more special.
  9. Atlanta BeltLine
    With so many connections to various parts of the city, the Atlanta BeltLine not simply a means of getting somewhere, but a destination unto itself! Walk, stroll, cycle, and ride your way through the pedestrian-friendly trails and explore Atlanta in a brand new way.
  10. Atlanta’s Parks
    Bundle up and pack a picnic, take a stroll with your family, get your four-legged friend some exercise, and enjoy Atlanta’s beautiful winter scenery at any number of the city’s parks!
    Visit Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, Piedmont Park in Midtown, Candler Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Centennial Olympic Park, Chastain Park in Buckhead, Grant Park, and more!
  11. Outdoor Shopping
    From Marietta Square to Avalon in Alpharetta; Town Brookhaven to Midtown’s own Atlantic Station, Atlanta is a hub for premier shopping and dining experiences – no matter the part of town!