Get ready for the holiday season in Atlanta this year with Falcon Charter Bus! We’ve prepared a list of some of the best holiday events in Atlanta for 2022. From holiday lights to special holiday-themed shows and even shopping, we’ve got the best things to do in Atlanta this holiday season ready for you.
And if you’re looking to rent a charter bus in Atlanta this holiday season for an event, let us know by giving us a call at 404-400-3545. As a leading charter bus company in the Southeast, we can connect you to an Atlanta charter bus rental that’s perfect for your group. From 18-passenger minibuses for smaller occasions, to 56-passenger charter buses for larger groups, we’ve got it all.
Holiday Nightlife Events in Atlanta
Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
Saturday, December 10 from 5:00 PM-12:00 AM
Dress in the ugliest holiday sweater you can find, and join the 8th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl and After Party. Participating bars will have discounts on signature drinks, and you can play holiday-themed trivia at select bars to win prizes. Register for the event early to get some special Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl swag. Meet new people, try some of the city’s best bars and drinks, and have a holly jolly good time!
Holiday Lights in Atlanta
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Every year, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is aglow with thousands of sparkling holiday lights. From a lighted tunnel you can walk through, to the greenhouse glittering with green lights, it’s one of the most stunning light displays in all of Atlanta. Their most recent addition to this yearly tradition is a giant light curtain of more than 70,000 lights, the largest of its kind in the world, which twinkles to the beat of popular holiday songs. The lights usually start around mid-November, meaning you can jumpstart your holiday light-seeing early this year.
Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309
Stone Mountain Christmas
Stone Mountain, one of the biggest attractions outside of Atlanta, celebrates the holidays in style every year with Stone Mountain Christmas. The Musical Frosted Forest is a wonderland walkthrough experience mixing cheerful holiday lights and tunes for an immersive experience. New this year is the World’s Largest Christmas Light Show, where favorite holiday songs are brought to life with videos, special effects, and a fireworks display for the finale. Kids will love the Dino Glow Experience, where the Stone Mountain dinosaurs get into the holiday spirit. In addition to the lights, enjoy live entertainment like the Tinseltone Carolers, a Christmas Parade, a comedy performance of A Christmas Carol, and an outdoor movie showing of The Polar Express.
Address: 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Atlanta Family Holiday Events
The Polar Express in Concert with Atlanta Symphony
Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center
Saturday, November 26 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 27 at 2:00 PM
Experience The Polar Express, a holiday movie that is loved by many, in a brand new way with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Tech Choirs will perform every note from the score while the film is projected onto a 40-foot-tall screen for a holiday movie viewing experience like no other. Kids and adults alike will be charmed by the beautiful score and immersive experience that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings.
Address: 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Center for Puppetry Arts
You may think you know puppets, but that’s because you’ve never been to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. Their puppet shows are like no other, and their Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer show is no exception. The classic holiday tale is brought to life with the magic of puppets for a show everybody in the family will enjoy. Keeping in line with the anti-bullying and inclusive message that the show delivers, you can opt for sensory-friendly shows on select dates for children or family members with special needs.
Address: 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309
Holiday Shopping in Atlanta
Georgia Festival of Trees
Georgia World Congress Center
Go shopping for a good cause at the World Congress Center this holiday season for the Georgia Festival of Trees. Every day from November 19 to November 27, you will find Christmas trees available for auction, live music and entertainment, kids’ activities and games, gift shops and goods from local artisans, food, and more. All proceeds benefit Wellspring Living, an organization that supports survivors of human trafficking in Atlanta.
Address: 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Piedmont Holiday Gift Market
Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Get your holiday shopping done early and support local Atlanta artisans at the Piedmont Holiday Gift Market! The brand-new event will include goods from 175 local artists at Piedmont Park in Midtown, including painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, leather and metalworkers, jewelers, and crafters. Plus, enjoy some hot cocoa and holiday music while you shop. There are bound to be the right gifts here for everyone on your nice list!
Address: 1320 Monroe Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Holiday Shows in Atlanta
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 PM
The classic Christmas show gets a modern upgrade in this performance at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Hip Hop Nutcracker features an all-star lineup of a dozen dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, who is considered one of Hip Hop’s founding fathers. The remixed and dynamic performance celebrates Atlanta’s cultural roots while staying true to the spirit of the holidays.
Address: 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball
State Farm Arena
Thursday, December 15 from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
Attend the holiday season’s biggest bash in Atlanta with the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. For more than 20 years, the Jingle Ball has been in cities all over the country, and on December 15 this year, it’s coming to Atlanta. Don’t miss a chance to see some of music’s biggest stars performing their best hits. Some of this year’s standouts include Ava Max, Macklemore, Sam Smith, and Pitbull.
Address: 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Falcon Charter Bus
Need group transportation in Atlanta this holiday season? Falcon Charter Bus has got you covered. Ditch MARTA or rideshares and give us a call at 404-400-3545. We can set you up with a customized charter bus rental in Atlanta that’s perfect for your trip. Our reservation specialists are available 24/7, so just give us a call with your itinerary when you’re ready to book your Atlanta bus rental. Happy holidays!