Things To Do In Atlanta – December

Top things to do in Atlanta for the month of December include lots of holiday lights, festivals and events. Holiday festivals include Holidays in Atlantic Station and Holidays in Lights. Simulated snowfall around the Great Tree, Miniature Train Rides, Photos with Santa and holiday shopping are some of the fun things to do at Atlantic Station. The Holidays In Lights contains thousands of dazzling lights is convenient to many Atlanta attractions including the World Of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Located in Centennial Olympic Park, the Holiday In Lights festival is open daily and runs through the first week in January including Christmas and New Years Day.

A popular Atlanta tradition and activity is Ice Skating. It’s a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Be sure to visit the Atlanta Ga Today article on Atlanta Ice Skating to find the best outdoor and indoor ice rinks around town.

December 1
Children's Christmas ParadeAtlanta Parade: Children’s Christmas Parade 2010, the Southeast’s largest holiday parade attracts over 300,000 people. This is a wonderful way for kids and the family to start their holiday season. The parade starts in Downtown Atlanta at Peachtree St. near Baker St. The parade is sponsored by Childern’s Healthcare of Atlanta and runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Make sure to get there early to get a good spot or you can purchase bleacher seats for $12. The Atlanta Christmas Parade features holiday floats, marching bands, giant balloons and Santa Claus. FREE EVENT!

Read more – The Children’s Christmas Parade – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


Holiday Events: Holidays at the Georgia Aquarium, celebrate the holidays with mermaids and Santa. Live performances feature the Weeki Wachee Mermaids and Santa Scuba Claus.

The Wiki Wachee Mermaids hail from Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park where they have been performing for 63 years. Get pictures with Santa before he plunges into the depths of Tropical Diver. In addition the “Fin-tastic 5th Birthday” celebrates the fifth year anniversary of the Georgia Aquarium with live music shows. For schedule times and information visit our Georgia Aquarium page here.



December 5

Atlanta Concert: Kathy Mattea, Kathy brings her highly acclaimed Holiday Tour to Atlanta. Concert time is 5 p.m. at the Ferst Center, Georgia Tech Campus in Midtown Atlanta. For more info visit our Atlanta Ga Today article on Kathy Mattea.

Cocktail Party at Fernbank


December 8

Atlanta Party: Winter Wonderland Cocktail Party, features radio personality Vikki Locke from 98.5 FM. For more information visit the Atlanta Happenings section here.



December 7

Atlanta Family Events: Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker 2012 – always the most most wonderful time of the year. The whole family can enjoy the magical tradition that has thrilled audiences for over fifty years.

December 12

Atlanta Concerts:96.1 Jingle Ball: Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias & Flo Rida – some of the world’s top stars usher in the holiday spirit with this eye-popping concert. Time is 7 p.m. at Philips Arena next to the CNN Center.


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December 9

Holiday Activity: Gingerbread Decorations & Libations, build and decorate your very own Gingerbread House to take home. Tickets are $25 per couple and include 2 drink tickets, refreshments and all the supplies needed to construct and decorate a gingerbread house. Special Prizes are awarded to the top and most original cookie architect. Time 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Magnolia Hall, Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta.


December 11

Kids Activity: Cardio Kid’s Club, kids have a blast while playing hula-hoops, jump rope and other fun games that are good for their heart. For more information, contact Holly at or call 404.876.4024 ext. 323. 9am-1pm, Green Market, Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. FREE EVENT!

Holiday Events: Holiday Ice Spectacular – enjoy an evening filled with music, skating, dance and comedy. The Holiday Ice Spectacular was created and produced by the Georgia native Jeb K. Rand. Runs from Dec. 16 to the 24th at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in North Atlanta.


December 16

Family Activity: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends will be performing live right before your very eyes. The Disney Show features the greatest hits from blockbuster movies including Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams. Friends include Donald and Goofy, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck. Two shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4 p.m., Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.


December 25

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December 27

Monday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints – Are you ready for some football? Doesn’t get any better than this, the high flying Falcons battle the Saints for playoff positions. Monday 8:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Downtown Atlanta. Go here for Falcons Tickets.


December 29

Sport Events: Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball. Red hot Hawks take on the fast paced Warriors. Game time is 7 p.m at Philips Arena in Downtown Atlanta. Complete Atlanta Hawks Schedule and Ticket information here.


December 30

Atlanta Hockey: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Boston Bruins, Thrashers have been playing well in Blueland! 7 p.m. at Philips Arena next to the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta. Thrashers ticket and schedule information here.


December 31

Atlanta Event: Chick-fil-A Bowl: Florida State Seminoles vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Football. Start time is 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Downtown Atlanta. The bowl game is preceded by Chick-fil-A Fanfest at the World Congress Center at 2 p.m. next to the Georgia Dome.

Atlanta New Year’s Eve Countdown: Atlanta Peach Drop – over 170,000 people expected for the biggest New Year’s Eve Party in the Southeast! To find out detailed information about live performances and events visit the Atlanta Ga Today article on the Peach Drop 2011. Festivities start noon at Underground Atlanta which is near the Georgia State Capitol in Downtown Atlanta.

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