ATLANTA (CBS46) — If you are looking for something fun to do during the holiday season, here are some of the events that are happening in metro Atlanta. 

Holidays at World of Coca-Cola 

  • When: Nov. 15-Jan. 7
  • Where: 121 Baker St. NW
  • What: Enjoy dazzling lights, larger-than-life decorations, seasonal beverages, a scavenger hunt and more.
  • Cost: $18 general admission, children's tickets available

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

  • When: Nov. 20-Jan. 9
  • Where: 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta
  • What: Displays representing Christmas, Hanukkah and a variety of other cultures from around the world and life-sized snow globes outdoors.
  • Cost: $20 general admission, children's tickets available

Miracle at the Marquee Club

  • When: Nov. 20-Dec. 31 (Thursdays through Sundays)
  • Where: Fox Theatre
  • What: Miracle, a kitschy Christmas-themed pop-up bar, will be activating a safe, one-of-a-kind holiday experience for six weeks in the Fox's Marquee Club presented by Lexus. Drag nights every Thursday and Sunday.
  • Cost: Ticket prices vary

Christmas at Downton Abbey

  • When: Now through Dec. 29
  • Where: 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta
  • What: The exhibition is celebrating the holiday season. The reimaged mansion is garnished in festive 1920s style lights, wreaths, garlands, trees, and more, offering visitors a truly royal holiday experience. To complement the experience, there is also a new exclusive “holiday package” — opt to sip on a festive tipple (either a refreshing Cranberry Sparkler Cocktail or Mocktail). And to top it off, a sweet British treat awaits you at the end of your stay.
  • Cost: $36, free for children 14 and under. The holiday treat package is extra ($56 regular or $69 VIP).

Atlanta Christkindl Market 

  • When: Nov. 26 to Jan. 2
  • Where: East Paces Ferry Road NE, Buckhead
  • What: A German holiday market with 50+ vendors, live music and more.
  • Cost: Free admission

Winterland at Illuminarium 

  • When: Nov. 26-Jan. 2
  • Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta
  • What: Visitors begin their journey in a luxurious winter palace surrounded by windows filled with animated vignettes depicting classic winter scenes, holiday traditions and moments of joy. The choreographed immersive experience continues as visitors pass through a portal into an enchanted winter paradise with an original musical score featuring vocals from the local nonprofit Atlanta Young Singers choir. The show’s magical landscape includes a frozen waterfall that transforms into the Northern Lights, the feeling of ice cracking underfoot, and majestic forest creatures that walk around the space with you. Afterwards, stop by the shop for a souvenir and the café for some hot chocolate.
  • Cost: $30 to $75

Holiday Art Walk in Kennesaw 

  • When: Dec. 3-27
  • Where: Depot Park, 2828 Cherokee St. NW
  • What: Check out holiday decorations made by members of the community.
  • Cost: Free

Season of Celebration in Alpharetta

  • When: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17
  • Where: Town Green in downtown Alpharetta
  • What: Photos with Santa, caroling, holiday music, food trucks and more.
  • Cost: N/A

Deck the Hall at Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

  • When: Noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 3
  • Where: 250 Marietta St., Atlanta
  • What: Visit with Santa and his Elf, take photos in the photo booth, play like a legend on the 45-yard field, engage with exciting interactive exhibits, and go “caroling” with your school’s fight song.
  • Cost: $34.95, free for ages 2 and younger

Lighting at Colony Square

  • When: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4
  • Where: Colony Square
  • What: The all-day family friendly celebration includes live music and ice-skating performances, Santa photos, seasonal activities and more leading up to the official lighting ceremony and show. Guests who donate $50 or more to the organization at Concierge will be invited to push a button and experience a magical surprise. Following the official ceremony, Colony Square will host nightly tree lighting shows at the top of every hour from 5 to 8 p.m. starting Dec. 6 through 25.
  • Cost: Free admission

Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery

  • When: Dec. 4-5
  • Where: 248 Oakland Ave., Atlanta
  • What: Explore mausoleums decorated for the holidays and go shopping at the pop-up shop.
  • Cost: Free

Celebrations in Light at Children's Museum of Atlanta

  • When: Dec. 5, 11, 18 and 26
  • Where: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
  • What: Celebrate Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas and Kwanzaa with special performances, story times and crafts.
  • Cost: $15.95-$20.95

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

  • When: Nov. 6-Dec. 24
  • Where: 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville
  • What: Photos with Santa, arts and crafts and other activities.
  • Cost: Free except photos (reservations required)

Conyers Christmas Party

  • When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3
  • Where: Conyers Welcome Center, 901 Railroad St.
  • What: Live entertainment, food trucks, marshmallow roasting, selfies with Santa, special guest appearances and more.
  • Cost: Free admission

Breakfast with The Grinch in Acworth

  • When: 8 a.m. Dec. 11
  • Where: Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee St.
  • What: Enjoy breakfast with The Grinch and make themed ornaments and crafts
  • Cost: $10 each of $80 for table

Merry Little Christmas Experience & Fireworks in Lawrenceville

  • When: Noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 11
  • Where: downtown Lawrenceville
  • What: Holiday market, Santa and his reindeer, music, ice sculptures, and fireworks.
  • Cost: Free

Grinchmas Party in Alpharetta

  • When: 5 p.m. Dec. 11
  • Where: Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell St.
  • What: Party like The Grinch with good eats, crafts and more.
  • Cost: N/A

All Aboard for Holiday Fun at The Southern Museum

  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11
  • Where: 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw
  • What: Wear your pajamas and watch the movie Polar Express, check out a winter-themed model train layout and more.
  • Cost: N/A


  • When: Dec. 18
  • Where: Netherworld
  • What: Celebrate the holidays Netherworld style with a Yuletide-fueld presentation of "Rise of the Netherspawn." Unlike previous incarnations, this year there will be no rope to hold on to and no guide to shield you from the Holiday Horrors that await! Krampus will be there and there will be lots of festival photo ops and a gift shop.
  • How much: Start at $25.95

Classic Christmas Drive-In Movie in Lilburn 

  • When: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18
  • Where: Lilburn City Hall, 340 Main St.
  • What: Enjoy a holiday movie from the comfort of your car
  • Cost: $10 per car


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