20 Things To Do Over Thanksgiving Weekend In Atlanta

There's so much going on this Thanksgiving weekend in the ATL!

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20 Things To Do Over Thanksgiving Weekend In Atlanta

Have yourselves a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!

If you’re searching for some post-turkey things to do this Thanksgiving, then look no further! Atlanta has so much going on that we thought we’d help you out. Check out some of these must-see things to do that are happening over Thanksgiving weekend, right here in the ATL!

1. Volunteer with friends or family

Volunteering in the ATL couldn’t be easier! Thanks to Hands On Atlanta, you can register to find out about all the volunteering opportunities available throughout the community. You can even select projects that you’re passionate about, from arts & culture to hunger & homelessness. It’s important to remember that the holidays aren’t always a special time for certain people. So there’s no better time that Thanksgiving to volunteer your time to those who need it, and causes close to your heart.

2-4. Get outdoors for a Thanksgiving hike!

Kennesaw Mountain Trail via Shutterstock

We’re extremely grateful for the gorgeous hiking trails scattered in and around the city. So why not make the most of all the natural beauty and go outdoors! Soak up all of the stunning fall foliage in Piedmont Park, or head to Atlanta’s newest and largest green space, Westside Reservoir Park. Check out our full round-up of must-do hikes around Atlanta, here.

5. Catch a movie!

If your Thanksgiving traditions include an evening at the movies, then we suggest checking out Silverspot Cinema at The Battery Atlanta. The luxe cinema also has dining options if you’d like to make it a dinner and a movie! Another awesome option is Sandy Spring’s The Springs Cinema! Movies on offer this Thankgiving weekend include Lady Gaga’s new fashion flick House of Gucci, and Disney’s Encanto!

6-8. Art in Atlanta

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

There are so many unmissable art exhibitions scattered across the city, perfect for checking out over Thanksgiving weekend. From immersive experiences to an awesome photography project. Don’t miss out!

9-12. Go ice skating!

Atlantic Station

It’s Thanksgiving, which can only mean that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Check out one of these dazzling ice skating rinks opening up in Atlanta for the holiday season.

13-17. Dazzling light shows in Atlanta

Holiday Road

Atlanta’s about to get LIT! Holiday decorations and twinkling lights will completely transform the city into a winter wonderland. There’re drive-thru and walk-thru options available, however, every single one will put you in the spirit of the season. Check out our recommendations below.

18-20. Holiday pop-up bars!

Bar hopping has become a whole lot more fun! Some of Atlanta’s hottest bars have magically turned into winter dreamlands, embracing the season in total OTT form. From private igloos to thousands of lights, check out these pop-up holiday bars popping up in Atlanta for the holidays.

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