GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS
Nov. 12 to Jan. 7
Holiday lights at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens returns this year for the sixth season. Beginning Nov. 12, guests can see the gardens decked out in more than 69 miles of light strings, the distance from Atlanta to Athens, Georgia. Explore 30 acres of LED light displays, make s’mores by the fire pit, ride holiday model trains and more. Don’t miss the new Walk of Flames, a display of 21 giant candles and animated twinkle lights. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays until Jan. 7.
CREATE ATL FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL
Grab your kids for an afternoon of fun, excitement and exploring at the Woodruff Arts Center! On Nov. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Woodruff Arts Center will host a free, family-oriented festival featuring acting classes, performances by Atlanta musicians, docent-led family tours and more. Reserve your complimentary tickets online.
CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS AT THE ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
Dec. 9 and 16
Ever wonder what the holidays were like for Atlantans before us? For stories of Southern Christmas during the pioneer days, Civil War and the 1930s, follow the gaslight lamps to the Atlanta History Center for Candlelight Nights on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tour homes and learn about Atlanta’s holiday history firsthand from interpreters. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, $8 for ages 4 to 12 and free for kids 3 and under.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE GEORGIA BOY CHOIR
Dec. 16 and 17
The Georgia Boy Choir, joined by a professional orchestra, performs classic Christmas carols in the sanctuary of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Among the highlights: The Twelve Days of Christmas, performed with a rousing round of audience participation.