This weekend heading towards us like a Mack Truck! If you need some fresh air, there are plenty of options for temperature-testing outings—from ice skating on rooftops to sliding down an ice mountain ITP—waiting for you. Not so sure about frigid frolicking? Keep cozy during some of the year’s best family theatre offerings, check out the circus, or thrill them with trains. Keep reading for everything you need to know to be amazing this weekend.

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East Atlanta

Rooftop Ice Skating at Ponce City Market
Skate closer to the stars on the roof top of Ponce City Market, and enjoy the view of the Atlanta skyline, to boot. Ice skating is priced in addition to the regular admission to the rooftop. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Rainforest Adventure at Center for Puppetry Arts
Celebrate the puppetry and culture of India! Special activities for the day include readings of The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and a book signing with author Sue Sehgal, special gallery programs, puppet building activities, and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Dinosaur! at The Alliance Theatre
Don’t miss this collaboration of the Theatre for the Very Young and Fernbank Museum of Natural History as they present an introduction to the prehistoric world. Science and art intersect, and guests interact with models of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. There is limited availability so book early! Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

The Lion King at The Fox
The Lion King is leaping into Atlanta, so be sure to snag your tickets ASAP. Combining the story that everyone loves and classic music that fuses Western popular music with the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, it’s bound to be a favorite with the whole family. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Go Snow Tubing at Avalanche Alley
Spend a fun-filled day playing across five football fields of frosty joy. Zoom down the 400-foot hill all together in our family-sized tubes, or go it alone as a single rider. From snowman building to snowball shooting, tubing to togetherness, enjoy all the moments that will make for the perfect snow day. Capacity is limited so make your reservations in advance to guarantee your space and tubing availability. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Healthyville at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Pay a visit to Healthyville, a bilingual, interactive exhibit that teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing. Kiddos can explore how different activities affect heart rate, scan a variety of foods for nutrition facts, play sugar or salt detective and ride a bike or row a boat alongside a skeleton and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, head to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta to watch performances by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, learn traditional festival dances, make firework art and more. Sun. Event details.


Trains, Trains, Trains! at The Southern Museum
Featuring model train layouts, music, crafts, and family fun, this annual event at The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is not to be missed. Many of the layouts are interactive so train fans of all ages can operate them and enjoy everything the event has to offer. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Enchant them with more than a dozen fairy and gnome houses on display around Kingfisher Pond Trail at the CNC. Be sure to flutter by the play area to create a house of your own. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Big Apple Circus at Verizon Amphitheater
Step right up for the magic of the Big Apple Circus, where no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action, and the live band sets plays back up to the high wire, daredevil roller skating, a flying trapeze act, and the return of fan-favorite comedian Grandma. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

We showed you ours. Now tell us what’s on your docket this weekend! Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey