Christmas in Atlanta

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 09, 2018
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Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia in the USA, has become one of the favorites among travel destinations for tourists around the world. And when you visit Atlanta during Christmas, you will get to see how the whole city is lit up in the spirit of the holidays. Dipping its feet in tradition as well as modern celebratory events, Christmas in Atlanta is all about festivities. 

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The tourists start coming to the city at least a month before holidays to be a part of the city’s celebrations as there are numerous Christmas events in Atlanta. Here is your guide to celebrating the best of Christmas in Atlanta -


The city of Atlanta has a lot to offer when it comes to events. There are a lot of options available that will best suit your preferences. The most popular event happens to the 'Fantasy in Lights' held at Callaway Gardens each year. This event has been rated as one of the top ten Christmas Light Displays by National Geographic. The centerpiece is a drive that is five miles long and is lined with more than eight million lights! This whole place is divided into fourteen sections wherein each section is beautiful and a must-visit! There are a lot of parades happening; the city dwellers are the ones organizing different events across the whole town for the tourists as well as fellow locals. 


Atlanta has a very diverse cuisine when it comes to food. You will have access to all kinds of dishes from various places. During Christmas, especially, the restaurants and diners are all full of people from various parts of the world. The locals love eating food outside on the day of Christmas while doing some last-minute shopping as well. At Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, you get the chance to cozy up against a fireplace with a lot of scones and cream pastries and whatever you love. The winter wonderland is taken a notch higher by The St. Regis, Atlanta. They serve the whole of the winter wonderland on your plate. This is a great way to entertain your kids with really delicious food which will also take your taste buds on a ride!


Atlanta is a little slice of paradise for shoppers. There are more than four hundred places that will help you get great Christmas presents and deals for your loved ones. Some of the best places for Christmas shopping in Atlanta include Avalon, Perimeter Mall, Lenox Square Mall and what not. All of these places are usually flooded with tourists from all over the world. The malls also organize some event or the other to entertain you while you shop for the best Christmas presents for your family and friends. Ponce City Market is a relatively new place for shoppers and is almost always full of people. The place has independently owned food stalls and restaurants, and beautiful loft apartments and flats for all kinds of people. The place is full of shops that feature brands such as Madewell, Anthropologie, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Rye 51, The Frye Company, Goorin Bros, etc. All you would want to do at this place is to stay here and shop all vacation long!

So, when you are visiting Atlanta during the Christmas holidays, all you have to do is follow this guide to make the best of your vacation!

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