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Fun Things to Do in Atlanta: December Edition – by Kari Ewert-Krocker

Fun Things to Do in Atlanta: December Edition!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Center for Puppetry Arts

From now through December 29th, the Center for Puppetry Arts is performing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, a faithful adaptation of the Rankin and Bass television classic. Recommended for ages 4&up, although I’ve not seen it yet, I’ve had several children over the years attend and enjoy. For more information, check out the Center for Puppetry Arts website.

Garden Lights and Holiday Model trains, Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Through January 4th, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are hosting both the Garden Lights and their Holiday Model Train display! Tickets are discounted for members, and cheaper on weeknights than weekends. For more information, check out the Atlanta Botanical Garden website.

Santa’s Favorite Chamber Music, The Michael C. Carlos Museum

On December 15th at 4pm, the Carlos Museum will host a free family concert with a Christmas theme.  Live music is always a treat, no matter the season! For more information, check out the Michael C. Carlos Museum website.

Holiday Spirit, The Atlanta History Center

Also on the 15th, from 10:30-4:30, the Atlanta History Center will host its annual Holiday Celebration. From their website: “The Atlanta History Center’s annual holiday program is filled with festive family activities that celebrate the season.  Featured activities include flights of time travel exploring holidays past with living history characters at Smith Family Farm and Swan House. See more at:

Madeline’s Christmas, The Horizon Theater

Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company is performing their annual production of Madeline’s Christmas at the Horizon Theater December 7th-31st. From their website: “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines,” begins the story of Madeline. This holiday season will be unlike any other for Madeline and her friends. While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, the girls come down with the flu, and as they take to their bed, many wonder if they will be able to go home for Christmas. With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Madeline and the other girls get a holiday adventure beyond their wildest dreams.” See more at:

Snow Mountain,Stone Mountain Park

Each year, Stone Mountain takes the time to construct a faux snow winter wonderland—complete with opportunities to go tubing, build snowmen and snow forts, and make snowballs. I will receive my fix of snow at home in Ohio (I saw a good deal already when I was there for Thanksgiving!), but I encourage you to go out and play together. There is also full complement of Christmas themed plays, characters, and experiences that occur each year at Stone Mountain, which I invite you to investigate further if you celebrate. Investigate further at the Stone Mountain website.

I wish you a joyful and FUN December!