It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season! Whether you can’t wait for Santa to arrive or you’re trying to get the very most out of these last few Fall days, you’ll be pleased by this weekend’s line-up of activities for Atlanta families. Keep reading for everything you need to know to make the most of the weekend.
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Georgia Veterans Day Parade & Festival
Don’t miss the 38th annual Veterans Day Parade and Festival at Pemberton Place near the World of Coca-Cola, where after the parade you’ll find vintage military vehicle displays, veteran service associations, and many great organizations that provide support to our Veterans, as well as the 116th Army Band performing classic rock and country music (bring your blankets or chairs!) at this year’s festival. Sat. Event details.
Wicked at The Fox
Long before Dorothy arrived, there was another young woman with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” See this before-the-Oz classic at The Fox. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Center for Puppetry Arts
Celebrate the holidays when Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ returns to the stage for its tenth consecutive year. The beloved tale is a faithful adaptation of the classic 1964 stop-motion animated television special. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. Sat. Event details.
Free Family Flicks
Head to The Battery for a free outdoor movie, and don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is free for the first four hours in the Red, Purple and Green decks at The Battery Atlanta. Watch Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) on Nov. 15. Fri. Event details.
Toys”R”Us Adventure at Lenox Marketplace
Toys“R”Us and Candytopia are excited to present an all-new, totally immersive, fill-up-your-photo-album super-experience! The Toys“R”Us Adventure is a vast indoor playland that celebrates all the whimsy, silly and FUN of toys. Explore over eight mind-blowing rooms and celebrate play with installations designed around brands you know and love. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Artful Stories at the Carlos Museum
The story of Princess Gie Gie and her long daily trek for water is based on high-fashion model Georgie Badiel’s childhood experience growing up in Burkina Faso. After hearing the story and looking closely at a Makonde water vessel, a finely-decorated clay vessel from Mozambique, children will head to the studio to make clay pinch pots. This is for preschoolers and kindergarteners with an accompanying adult. Sat. Event details.
Back Yard Campout at Dunwoody Nature Center
Enjoy a night under the stars without going too far from home. At this family focused program, you’ll learn some of the camping basics like how to set up and break down tents and how to build and put out a campfire. Educators will help you plan for the overnight by explaining everything that you need to bring for your adventure. And what campout would be complete without a fire, some s’mores, games, a night hike, and even a camp song or two? Sat. Event details.
Santa’s Arrival by Train at Southeastern Railway Museum
Take free photos with Santa, who arrives by steam locomotive to the Southeastern Railway and Locomotive Museum. Enjoy refreshments (cookies and cocoa), lunch, entertainment, and letter writing to Santa. Sat. Event details.
Snow Mountain Opening Weekend
Conquer a 400-foot snow-covered tubing hill and enjoy an enormous snowy play area this winter at Stone Mountain Park. Get your thrills and chills on Dare Devil Plunge, where you’ll reach speeds up to 30 mph as you zip through a 150′ tunnel of lights! Be sure to check out Galactic Snow Tubing for an out-of-this-world nighttime tubing experience featuring color-changing lights and lasers that dance along to today’s hottest music. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.