12 Magical Things To Do In Atlanta Before New Year’s Day

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12 Magical Things To Do In Atlanta Before New Year’s Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – make it count!

December is already coming to a close, as is the year! With all the ups and downs in 2021, you owe it to yourselves to end it on a high note. Don’t let the holidays pass you by  without indulging in some good old fashioned holiday cheer!

1. Experience stunning Candlelight concerts

You can still experience an absolutely magical winter here in Atlanta, and part of that is thanks to the amazing entertainment on offer. Luckily, Fever Originals presents their wildly popular Candlelight concert series at iconic venues across the city. From evenings dedicated to holiday classics, to a concert honoring legendary jazz icons, click here to check out all the Candlelight offerings in Atlanta this holiday season.

2. Illuminarium’s ‘WINTERLAND’


This holiday season, Illuminarium transforms into an ever-changing winter dreamland, perfect for getting into the spirit of the season with family and friends. Discover a luxurious winter palace, an enchanted winter forest, and even witness the magnificent Northern Lights. Click the link below to get your tickets for this unforgettable festive treat!

Step into Christmas: Experience Illuminarium’s ‘WINTERLAND‘ this holiday season!

3. Chill out in a winter igloo!

Willow Bar

Igloo dining has become a winter phenomenon, that was originally only available at select locations. Nowadays, more and more ATL venues and bars are getting creative in the winter months. Several festive winter igloos are popping up across the city, and here are a few of our favorites you need to check out this season.

4. Winter Warmer Foodie Tour


This scavenger hunt meets foodie tour is the perfect winter date to have this holiday season in Atlanta. Enjoy a lovely picnic spread for 2 with this ultimate date night experience. Take part in games and conversation starters, and do the recommending walking routes provided. You will be met with a stunning picnic spread! Click here for more information.

5. Hit the ice in and around Atlanta!

Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition is back, and there’s plenty of opportunities to lace up those skates in Atlanta. Head to one of the spectacular ice skating rinks in and around the city, and skate the night away! Click the link below for our full round up!

An ice day: 10 Incredible Places To Go Ice Skating In And Around Atlanta

6. Christkindl Market

Buckhead Village

Transport yourselves to an authentic German market this Christmas! Buckhead Village is home to Atlanta’s Christkindl Market. Formerly at the Centennial Olympic Park and after a short hiatus due to the pandemic, the beloved festive favorite is back for the holiday season!

7. Atlanta’s dazzling light shows & festivals!

The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta’s had a major glow up due to the spectacular light shows popping up in the city for the holidays. From the Atlanta Botanical Garden to L.A.’s beloved Holiday Road hitting up the ATL! Make sure you check out our full roundup of unmissable light shows in Atlanta below.


Glow up: 10 Dazzling Light Shows & Festivals In And Around Atlanta For The Holidays

8. PRISM: Winter Lights

Dashboard (PRISM: Winter Lights)

Speaking of light shows, there’s an epic light-based art exhibition that’s taken over Downtown Atlanta. Back for its third iteration, don’t miss PRISM: Winter Lights on display until late January. Bigger and brighter than ever, there’s now two Downtown locations to check out. Click here for more information.

9. Holiday pop-up bars in the ATL!

There are so many festive pop-up bars scattered across Atlanta to spark good tidings of great joy this holiday season. From a Grinch-themed tiki bar, to rooftop igloos at Ponce City Market, check out our full round-up of jolly pop-up bars in the ATL, here!

10. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Why not treat yourself to one of Atlanta’s hottest new experiences for the holidays? Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is the perfect gift for yourself, or an art-loving friend! Delve into the incomparable world of Vincent Van Gogh at this spectacular exhibition at ATL’s iconic Pullman Yards. If you’ve already been, two other historic artists will be popping up at the immersive space. With the Claude Monet Immersive Night already sold out, make sure you get your tickets for Gustav Klimt’s takeover at Van Gogh: The Immersive experience.

Klimt takeover: Get your tickets for Van Gogh: Immersive Night with Gustav Klimt

11. Hotels with the best holiday decorations!

St Regis Atlanta

Some of Atlanta’s best hotels have decked their halls for the holiday season! Make sure you check out our round-up of gorgeous hotels with the best holiday decorations in Atlanta. Expect cozy private igloos on the top-notch rooftops, and combined, hundreds of glistening Christmas trees.

12. Cozy outdoor dining in Atlanta!

Things are getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of Atlanta’s favorite outdoor dining hotspots! From campfire vibes, to some of the ATL’s finest eateries, keep enjoying your meals outside this winter. Especially if you’re checking out one of these bars & restaurants over the next few months.

Featured Image: Ponce City Market
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