Screw the Mall Santas, and Other Atlanta Holiday Events

Now that it’s almost Thanksgiving, it seems that I am bombarded with activities and events surrounding the holidays. A lot of this is really fun stuff to do with little ones, or maybe if you meet friends for drinks and then feel a little childish. (My husband, for example, would have to be drunk to get on ice skates; For an otherwise perfectly rational man, he has an unnatural fear of ice skate blades slicing off his fingers.)

This past weekend, Centennial Olympic Park kicked off its holiday light display, ice skating rink, and penguin train (you know you want to get on the penguin train). You can get details here. There are other holiday light displays at Lake Lanier and Stone Mountain.

On Thanksgiving night, the Rich’s Christmas Tree lighting takes place. (I know it is no longer Rich’s, but I am mired in the old ways.) It’s an Atlanta tradition. Me, I am usually in a wine and turkey coma by this time, but some of you might have more stamina than me.

Grant Park has their annual Candlelight Tour of Homes coming up on December 9th and 10th, and on December 9th, prior to the tour, you can bring your kids to meet Santa. Added plus: You can bring your camera and take your own pictures of the kids with Santa. Screw the mall Santas! (Info here.)

I’ll still be taking my kids to ride The Pink Pig at Lenox, though. Some traditions just can’t be shaken off so easily. Even if it isn’t quite the same as it was in the downtown Rich’s days. If you have the time, you might want to read this blogger’s thoughts on the Pink Pig.

2 Comments so far

  1. james (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    i think i’ll pass on the screwing of the mall santas – ;-)


  2. Annie (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    Agreed. Not all of us are into the Lauren Graham Santa thing. . .



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