It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Atlanta! Although I’m a summer girl through and through, if we have to have a winter, I’m glad we get to dress it up with twinkling lights and cozy romantic dates! We know how to celebrate the holidays in style here in Atlanta, so here is my list of my favorite ways to while away these chilly days leading up to Christmas in my hometown.
See all the lights
Atlanta Botanical GardenMy absolute favorite Atlanta winter activity is hands-down the gorgeous light display at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for Holiday Nights of Lights. Take a stroll through the garden and enjoy stunning displays around every turn. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or eggnog and make s’mores over a fire while you’re there, too. My highlights are the Radiant Rainforest and the hanging lights along the Canopy Walk. The Radiant Rainforest is transformed into a sultry tropical holiday paradise with the soundtrack of an exotic jungle. Saunter through the display while you enjoy the mysterious green shimmering lights among the dense tropical foliage. The hanging lights along Canopy Walk are simply magical. This display will leave you mesmerized as they dance and transform to festive holiday music.
Don’t forget to make a stop by the gift shop on your way out to see some of my flower statement necklaces on display!
Stone MountainHead outside the city to the suburbs to experience Stone Mountain at Christmas time. Here you’ll find so many activities and entertainment options that you’ll have a hard time deciding what all to do. Enjoy a walk to the top of the mountain and take in the light display along the way, or bundle up in a cozy blanket on the lawn for the immersive holiday display. Save time to watch Santa through his office window and meet with Stone Mountain’s Snow Fairy! This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family.
Life University- Lights of LifeThe holiday lights at Life University have been a staple since 1989. Each year the display is better than the one before! Drive through the university campus and enjoy beautiful scenes created using over one million lights! You can also enjoy a concession stand for all of your hot chocolate needs along other fun activities like pony and train rides.
Romantic Date Nights
Every year around this time, Atlanta’s favorite bars start to transform into their very own holiday wonderlands, complete with seasonal menus and all the kitschy decor you could ever imagine!
S.O.S .At Devi & Co., we love S.O.S. Tiki Bar on any day, but there is almost nothing better than their Tiki holiday! At S.O.S. the theme is Mele Kalikimaka! Stop by this Decatur haunt for all of the tropical Christmas vibes (and the perfect opportunity to wear your Devi & Co. Orchid Hair Piece!)and imbibe in holiday themed drinks like "Santa's Little Helper" and "Slay Ride."
What is your favorite holiday activity in Atlanta or your own hometown?