3 Fun and Simple Places to Enjoy the Holidays in Georgia

Written by Salina Jivani

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and that means there are a ton of equally wonderful events to help you celebrate this season of love, peace and charity.

Luckily, Atlanta’s one of those cities that’s always bustling with great, fun things to do for anyone and everyone. Whether you’re single, hitched or have a family in tow, you can choose from a whole slew of options this season. To get into the swing of the holiday spirit, be sure to be sure to check out these happening events.

2016 Macy’s Pink Pig

Macy’s is popular for their annual Christmas Tree lighting every year at Lenox Mall, but if you’ve missed that this year’s event and have little ones that you’re looking to enjoy something exciting with, worry not. You’ve still got a chance to make it up to them with the Macy’s Pink Pig event. A fun ride through a life-sized story book, the Pink Pig has been around since the 1950s and is still an adventure the wee ones look forward to. Hurry, while it’s still around, it won’t last—January 1st is the last day to enjoy!

Holiday lights

If you’re fascinated by the glimmer of Christmas, you’ll love the Garden Lights Holiday Nights display in Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens. But don’t stress if you have no time (or patience!) to make the trek to see some amazing holiday displays—no matter how spectacular they may be (and they’re pretty spectacular, if we may say so ourselves!). Plenty of local places are equally as reputable for their lovely lighting, including Callaway Gardens, Stone Mountain, Centennial Olympic Park and Lake Lanier Islands. Pick one of these more proximal locations to enjoy the holiday décor with less of the travel.

Atlantic Station

One of the most beautiful, high-end, bustling places in Atlanta wouldn’t be all the rave, all the time if it didn’t have at least something spectacular to offer this holiday season, right?

Beginning November, Atlantic Station opened its doors to Atlanta’s largest outdoor ice skating rink! If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays in a fun, festive way, this is the perfect opportunity to inject a little romance, or even family fun, into the season. Whether you decide to make it a daytime trip or a nice, mesmerizing evening under the stars, you won’t regret it.

But wait, is your holiday season already jam packed? Don’t worry! You’ve got plenty of time. The rink is open throughout the holidays till Valentine’s 2017 (hint-hint for proactive V-Day planners!).

If any of these don’t like something that might appeal to your interests, you can always surf the web for other great ideas or visit the Atlanta events website listed here (http://www.atlanta.net/events/seasonal/christmas/) for a list of annual events throughout the year.

Seasons greeting and happy holidays!

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