A Few Holiday Activities

Here are a few ideas for events you might want to attend this holiday season:

The Pink Pig
An Atlanta tradition, natives will remember the Pig used to be at the Rich’s downtown. The Lenox Mall Pink Pig is a sad substitute for the original, but the sentimentalist in me still wants my kids to know about the Pink Pig at Christmas. Now through New Year’s Day.

Ice Skating at Centennial Park
Pretty cool that kids (and adults) in the ATL can experience the joy of outdoor ice skating. Now through Jan. 6th.

Snowfall at Atlanta Station
It’s not real, and if you try to catch a snowflake on your tongue, it tastes like crap, but the faux snow at Atlantic Station is fun, and the spirit of the season does become contagious while watching the children run willy nilly all over the park in the snow. They have a train touring the lights, and there are even horse-drawn carriages with sleigh bells ringing. Completely touristy, but the kids will love it.

Photos with St. Nick at the Botanical Gardens
An awesome idea – Avoid the mall! Instead, get pictures in a beautiful outdoor setting.

East Atlanta Santa
Speaking of avoiding the mall . . . a bunch of like-minded East Atlantans didn’t want to brave the mall insanity, and instead decided to create their own holiday tradition. Santa will be at Joe’s coffee shop in the East Atlanta village on Sat. Dec. 8th. Bring an unwrapped toy to give to kids in need. 510 Flat Shoals Ave.

What Atlanta holiday offerings did I miss? What are your Atlanta-specific holiday traditions?

2 Comments so far

  1. Catherine Ogle (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

    Atlanta.net is doing a home holiday decorating contest called “Holiday Lights, Southern Nights.” Enter your photo and win $2,500 cash, $1,000 Macy’s gift card or $500 Fresh Market gift card.
    Please visit: http://atlinsider.atlanta.net/photocontest/

  2. Atlanta Real Estate (unregistered) on December 16th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    If you want to venture a little further out, the light displays at Stone Mountain and Lanier Islands are worth the trip.

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