How do you get into the spirit of the holidays? Get out of the house! Wherever you are in the world and whatever you’re doing being active and participating in life has its huge advantages. Especially around the holidays there’s always something to do or see. So, whether you’re making new traditions or keeping old ones get out and enjoy yourself! Here are three great events in Atlanta that I’m going to use to channel my inner child. Happy Holidays!!
Chinese Lantern Festival
Chinese Lantern Festival in Centennial Olympic Park. This is the 1st year Atlanta is hosting the Chinese Lantern Festival in Centennial Olympic Park. It begins Dec. 9th and runs through Jan. 15th. The festival is open from 6-11 p.m. each night. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children. (A family of four can buy four tickets for $12 apiece.) Purchase tickets at the door up until 10 p.m. or online https://centennialpark.freshtix.com.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park will glow with over 2 million lights this holiday season. The park will feature a new musical walk-through experience titled Skylights Spectacular as well as a 4-D showing of the Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” There are other walking light tours around the park such as Wonderland Walkway or Snow Angel Palace. Times vary. Nov. 12-Jan. 4. $25.95-$49.95; children under 3 get in for free. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 1-800-401-2407, www.stonemountainpark.com.
Experience Six Flags festive shows, dozens of Christmas trees, more than one million LED lights and meet Santa Claus. Stroll through Peppermint Plaza, the North Pole and snowy Main Street Christmas. The park is open Dec. 26 through Jan. 4 from 2 to 10 p.m. Purchase tickets online at https://holiday.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/