EXPLORE A WONDERLAND OF JELLY BEANS, CANDY CORN AND MORE

BY: Karon Warren
PHOTOS: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Candytopia

Candytopia co-creator Jackie Sorkin shows off the sweets coated giant peach designed specifically for Atlanta’s event.

For those who want to live out their own Willy Wonka fantasy, head to Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza. This sensory experience features more than a dozen rooms, all filled with colorful, larger-than-life interactive art installations made from licorice, Swedish Fish, chocolate truffles and all sorts of other sweets.

In addition to popular attractions from exhibits previously held in other cities, this rendition includes some Atlanta-inspired elements, ranging from a Ray Charles tribute to a giant candy-coated peach. Along the way, visitors get to sample their favorite candies and try some new ones as they wind through the space. Running through June 2, this fantastical event is the brainchild of candy artist and Candy Queen TV star Jackie Sorkin, events and production design expert Zac Hartog, and retail veteran John Goodman. First introduced as a “marshmallowy mini theme park” in 2018 in Santa Monica, California, Candytopia has now welcomed more than half a million visitors at its appearances around the country.

CANDYTOPIA
Through June 2; check schedule for dates and times
Adults $28, children ages
4-12 $20, 3 and under free
Lenox Marketplace
3535 Peachtree Rd. N.E.
Atlanta 30326
candytopia.com