The holiday season is right around the corner and whether you’re new to Atlanta or a seasoned resident, this guide is for you! 

My insiders guide to the holiday’s in Atlanta will help you plan your season with some of the best holiday fun Atlanta has to offer.

Atlanta Track Club Thanksgiving Race

Earn your Turkey: Turkey Day Race

Thanksgiving Day

Atlanta Track Club puts on their turkey day race tradition for all those seeking a little fun and exercise before the big feast. They offer options for all running and walking levels from a ½ marathon to a short dash for the little ones. This is a great option for an all-inclusive family event. The race starts at Atlanta’s iconic Olympic rings. Learn more here

Holiday Lights Atlanta

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights: Atlanta Botanical Gardens

November 16th – January 11th 

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens puts on a spectacular display of lights every holiday season complete with holiday music, carolers, and holiday snacks like homemade S’mores over an open fire. It’s a beautiful and fun event for the whole family or an excellent option for a holiday date night.  Make an evening out of it an dine at their on-premise Longleaf Restaurant. Learn more here

Pro-tip: Buy tickets in advance because they often sell out on the weekends. 

Atlanta Nutcracker

Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker

Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker: Fox Theater

December 7th-24th

If you haven’t seen the Atlanta Ballet perform the Nutcracker then this is the year to see it because it’s the last year it will be performed at the historic Fox Theatre. The latest production version that debuted last year, looms large with exciting special effects that will surely entertain the whole family. Learn more here.

ASO Christmas

ASO Christmas Symphony

Christmas at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Hall

December 6th-8th

Every year the ASO dedicates a weekend to a symphonic rendition of holiday music. If you need some music to get the holiday spirit flowing then this is the place.  They have the full orchestra as well as a choir from the Gwinnett Young Singers. Learn more here.

Pro tip: If you want to have a nice dinner before the show then I recommend avoiding the crowds at the on-site restaurant and instead head across the street to Rose and Rye in the historic castle building.  They have excellent cocktails and southern-inspired cuisine.

Miracle on Monroe

Miracle on Monroe

Holiday Pop-up Bar: Miracle on Monroe

Nov. 23rd through December

Looking for a little extra holiday flare? Look no further than the Miracle on Monroe. For the fourth year in a row, this hidden gem will be hosting a kitschy holiday-themed pop-up bar in the Midtown Promenade. Full of over-the-top holiday decorations and holiday-themed specialty cocktails developed by local Atlanta bartenders.  Learn more here.

Pro tip: Arrive early to avoid lines, no reservations

I hope you get to explore some of these great holiday events Atlanta has to offer and as always, if you or someone you know is in the market for a residential real estate property this holiday season, please contact me.  I am ready and happy to help with your buying and selling needs in the Atlanta market.