Trust us: you won’t be hearing “I’m bored” from your littles this weekend. Check out the buzz-worthy activities that should be on your radar, including a brunch with Santa, a holiday bash for horse lovers and an unexpected twist on ice skating. Keep reading to get the deets.

photo: Adrian Fallace Photography via Flickr


Sockefeller Plaza at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
File this under coolest idea ever: kids can perfect their sock-skating skills on an ice-like surface at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Stick around to meet Professor Labcoat at the rink during the Super Spectacular Science Show and learn more about the forces, angles and science behind skating. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Callanwolde School of Dance Presents The Nutcracker
The Callanwolde School of Dance presents the complete Act II of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, choreographed by Jillian Mitchell. There will also be performances by Callanwolde School of Dance selected faculty and Prime Movers Performance Group. There will be three performances on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. Sat. Event details.

Kroger Junior Chef Classes
Kroger Chef Junior is a cooking class for kids on Saturday mornings at select local Krogers around Atlanta. A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create a tasty food item on their own. Each class lasts for approximately 20 minutes and includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating your own fruit pizza. Sat. Event details.


Go on an Ice Skating Adventure
Glide over to The Rink at Park Tavern, a can’t-miss seasonal spot where you can take in the views of Piedmont Park and Midtown while showing off your ice skating skills. After you’re done skating, hunker down on the covered patio with tasty hot chocolate, cocktails and s’mores. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Atkins Park

Pictures with Santa & Holiday Brunch
Join The Warren City Club to get pictures taken with Santa and chow down on an amazing holiday brunch. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots, and you can also bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need. Be sure to get your tickets in advance by clicking here. Sun. Event details.

Little Five Points

Madeline’s Christmas
A festive treat for parents and littles alike, join Madeline and friends for a magical musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic tale. The one-hour show is performed by 24 local girls alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Build and Play at a Holiday Bricktacular
Head to LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s holiday bash to experience the LEGO Big Tree Build, learn to build LEGO presents and enjoy the MINILAND® Santa takeover. Kiddos will love looking for mischievous elves and snapping selfies with Rudolph, too. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

Breakfast with Santa
Nosh on breakfast by Zest Atlanta Catering, then tour the decorated Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Little ones can take pictures with Santa and give him their wish lists. Santa will also make a special visit to deliver a gift from LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., event begins at 9 a.m. Sat. Event details.


Sweeten the Deal with See’s Candies
You’re in for a sweet surprise—See’s Candies is popping up in Mansell Crossing for a limited time, so you can stock up on delicious candies and chocolates (they make a perfect last-minute gift!). Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Deck the Stalls with Save the Horses
Head to Save the Horses’ annual holiday event, Deck the Stalls, to help raise funds to continue to feed and provide medical care for nearly 130 rescued horses and other animals. Deck the Stalls offers fun for all ages and features sleigh-hay rides, “reindeer” rides, petting zoo, face painting, holiday treats, professional pictures with the animals, home-baked goods, vendors and so much more. The horses and other animals will be out and about to show everyone where they call home. Sat. Event details.

—Susie Foresman