This weekend is all about the in-betweens. Loved the holidays and hate to see them go? You can still get one final glimpse of the bright lights at Holiday Nights, check out the holiday train display at Botanical, and ice skate at Centennial. Ready to turn the page on the holiday festivities? Try on a Monster Jam Truck Show, Seussical the Musical, or Wild Africa Day at Fernbank for size. Read on to find out all the details of these fun family events and more.
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Monster Jam Truck Show at The Georgia Dome
Monster trucks, with names like Grave Digger and Wrecking Crew, are invading the Georgia Dome for one day only. Load up your littles and take them to see what real road rage looks like (the Connector at rush hour pales in comparison). Be sure to prepare them for the noise, though. It gets a little loco. Held at Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Dr. NW. Ticket prices vary, see website for pricing. All ages (but it’s a LOUD show). Event details.
Romeo and Juliet at The Fox
Star crossed lovers, family feuds and the Russian Ballet? Check, check, and check. What else do you need to hold your little thespian’s attention? Held at The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE. Tickets start at $22/ person. Sun. at 3 p.m. Ages 7 & up. Event details.
Ice Skate at Centennial Olympic Park
Now that the holidays are behind us, the rink at Centennial Olympic Park has calmed down considerably. Lose the crowds but still enjoy the lights? Yes, please. The kiddos will love a walk through this park, and if you match it with a trip to World of Coke, the Children’s Museum, or the Aquarium, you’ll be about as popular as Santa. Held at Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave West N.W. $12/ person. Fri. from 4:30 to 11 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Holiday Model Train Show at the Botanical Garden
This one’s going to knock their socks off. Don’t miss the G-scale model train display that runs through incredibly decorated town and countryscapes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. Free with admission ($18.95/ adults, $12.95/ ages 3-12, Free under 3). All ages. Event details.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Don’t miss the 5th annual dazzling display of twinkling lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In addition to the millions of lights, there will be s’mores, hot cocoa, and adult beverages for purchase. Held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. Thurs. to Sun. $26/ adult, $20/ ages 3 – 12, Free under 3, Mon. to Wed. $23/ adult, $17/ ages 3 – 12, Free under 3. All ages. Event details.
Final Weekend: Mo Willems at The High
We all secretly want to give the pigeon a hot dog. Now’s your chance. The High Museum of Art presents Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems, featuring over 100 works by the artist. Held at The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Free with admission ($19.50/ Adult, $12/ Children ages 6-17). Fri. and Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Guided Tour of The Worlds of Puppetry Museum
If you are looking for an in-depth examination of the new Jim Henson Collection and Global Collection galleries, head to the Center for Puppetry Arts on Tuesday through Friday at 1 p.m. for an interactive guided tour that includes an activity sheet for children. Please note that this ticket is for the Museum and Tour ONLY and does not include admission to a Performance or Create-A-Puppet Workshop. Held at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th. $14.50/ person, Children under age 2 are free. Tues. through Fri. at 1 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Three Kings Day at Atlanta History Museum
Head to the Atlanta History Center for storytelling, games, music, and special performances in honor of the Latin tradition of celebrating Three Kings Day. This is a free admission day for the Center so enjoy the property and permanent exhibits while you’re there! Held at Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW. Free. Sun. from 1 to 5 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Wild Africa Day
Take your wild ones to check out the sights, sounds, wildlife and culture of Africa at this special family adventure day inspired by the new giant screen film, Wild Africa. The event will include live performances, hands-on activities, storytelling and a live animal encounter. Held at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE. All Wild Africa Day activities are included with Value Pass tickets ($18/ adult, $16/ child) for non-members and are $8 to include IMAX® for members. Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Seussical the Musical
Don’t miss this FUN musical presented by OnStage Atlanta Young Performers, perfect for kids of all ages. Held at OnStage Atlanta, 2969 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Sat. at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Hit the Slopes at Snow Mountain
Who says Atlantans don’t know how to handle a few inches of snow? Head to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park to prove just how much fun we know how to have in the white stuff. SnoBoggans, sledding, and s’mores, oh my! Held at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Price varies by date. Open select dates from 11/21/15 to 2/28/16; See website for details. All ages. Event details.
What’s the verdict? Are you ready to turn the page on the holidays or keep making merry? Tell us in the comments section below!