What’s Happening in Atlanta this December

November was filled with Christmas teasers, but now that December has hit, Atlanta is about to be filled with even more holiday cheer.

This month is full of iconic Atlanta holiday events (including Canopy Christmas!). From Christmas festivities to New Year’s Eve events, we’ve narrowed it down to the things you want to know about in some of our favorite spots around the city.

Here’s what’s happening in Atlanta this December:

Holiday Light Exhibitions

“A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walkin’ in a winter wonderland”:

Christmas Parades

“He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop…”:


Dance Performances

“Everyone dancin’ merrily in the new old-fashioned way”:

Decorative Home Tours

“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”:


Christmas Markets

“Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that’s not a lot”:


Holiday-themed Races

“Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet”:


Classic Christmas Performances

“Yuletide carols being sung by a choir. Folks dressed up like Eskimos”:


Festive Concerts

“You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing let's be jolly...”:

New Year’s Eve Events

“There’ll be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting”:

  • Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve events around town:


Mark your calendars for all the fun that Atlanta brings this time of year. You can also sign up here to receive an email from us at the beginning of every month that’ll keep you in the loop and get you out the door into the city we love. Merry Christmas!

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