Thanksgiving in Atlanta 2022

Find events for Thanksgiving 2022 across the Atlanta area.  We will have a full calendar of things to do across the nation, including Thanksgiving Eve parties, Black Friday alternatives and family friendly activities for Thanksgiving Weekend.

2022 Thanksgiving events

Macy’s Pink Pig at Lenox Square - Atlanta, GA - Nov 2 to Jan 5, 2022
The Macy’s Pink Pig has been a beloved Atlanta tradition for more than 50 years. From its debut in the ‘50s as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s store, to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the Macy’s Pink Pig into the holiday season.

ATL Holiday LIghts - Atlanta, GA - Nov 11 to Jan 2, 2022
Get into the holiday spirit from the comfort of your car with a twinkling light display drive-through with themes from everyone’s favorite holiday movies, a mini neighborhood featuring some local Atlanta establishments and more.

Illumination – Marietta - Marietta, GA - Nov 12 to Jan 2, 2022
Georgia’s largest drive-through light show is in two locations this year, both in the Atlanta metro area – Rockin’ Christmas in Marietta, featuring everything from life-sized musical notes to retro Santa spinning it old school, is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.

Stone Mountain Christmas - Stone Mountain, GA - Nov 13 to Jan 2, 2022
Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride and the Scenic Railroad. Then, immerse yourself in holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters (including Santa himself!), enjoy The Polar Express experience, and much more. Plus, be sure to tube down Snow Mountain and throw snowballs in the snow play area. Snow and Christmas combo tickets are available online. Either a Christmas Attractions Pass (limited) or annual Mountain Membership is required to enjoy this event..

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights - Atlanta, GA - Nov 13 to Jan 15, 2022
The 11th annual holiday extravaganza dazzles the Garden nightly with millions of brilliantly-colored LED lights and displays.

Holiday Model Train Show - Atlanta, GA - Nov 13 to Jan 15, 2022
Join kids and the kids at heart for this holiday favorite, running day and night on the Alston Overlook.

Illuminights at Zoo Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Nov 16 to Jan 16, 2022
Wildlife lights the night at the all-NEW IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival. Private and member only events for the first few nights, then open to the general public for the rest of the season.

Illumination – Hampton - Hampton, GA - Nov 17 to Jan 2, 2022
Georgia’s largest drive-through light show is in two locations this year, both in the Atlanta metro area – Artic Adventure in Hampton, featuring a 32-foot-tall snowman and all of his tundra-bound friends, is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens - Pine Mountain, GA - Nov 19 to Jan 3, 2021
Step out of your car and into the All-New Callaway Christmas Village! Wander through an immersive Winter Wonderland where you’ll explore a forest of twinkling lights and larger-than-life Christmas scenes featuring towering nutcrackers and gigantic snowflakes! Next, stroll through a forest of perfectly decorated trees on Christmas Tree Lane and stop for seasonal snacks and character meet-and-greets at the Christmas Market! The fun continues with our classic drive-through experience, now featuring an enchanting Tunnel of Lights! Journey through the beloved seven-mile Fantasy In Lights Enchanted Forest, where festive music fills the air and the mesmerizing Magical Field of Lights returns to delight your family for another year. Make the most out of your magical night of lights with an overnight stay in a cozy Cottage, Villa or The Lodge & Spa.

Macy’s Great Tree Lighting - Atlanta, GA - Nov 19 to Jan 1, 2022
Returning to Macy’s Lenox Square for the 74th consecutive holiday season, the Atlanta Great Tree is an eco-friendly, reusable tree which stands 56 feet tall & is adorned with 45,00 multicolor sparkling LED lights that span more than eight miles from end to end.

Rock City’s Enchanted Garden in Lights - Lookout Mountain, GA - Nov 19 to Jan 2, 2022
Warm your heart during this nighttime, family tradition as you walk through Rock City Gardens’ winter wonderland. Located a quick drive from downtown Chattanooga, this magical Christmas lights experience is one of Chattanooga’s memorable winter events.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia - Austell, GA - Nov 20 to Jan 2, 2022
Tis the season for glittering lights, festive performances, delicious hot chocolate…and s’more!

Lighting of Atlantic Station - Atlanta, GA - Nov 20, 2021
Watch as they light the 50-foot tree on Atlantic Green for the first time of the season! This event will feature the official first tree lighting, a fireworks display and Santa sightings.

Lakeside Lights Spectacular - Buford, GA - Nov 24 to Feb 27, 2022
Kick start your holidays with a visit to Margaritaville’s all-new Lakeside Lights Spectacular for a night of nostalgic wintry fun. The Lakeside Lights Spectacular will take you on a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza with festive seasonal music. Great for the whole family!

Snow Island - Buford, GA - Nov 24 to Feb 27, 2022
Take the crew snow tubing, get your skates on and practice your figure eights at the ice rink, hop on the carnival rides, make snow angels, warm up with s’ mores and hot cocoa, and shop in Santa’s Workshop. Don’t forget to stop in and let the little ones tell Jolly Ole St. Nick what they hope to find under the tree.

Mountain County Christmas in Lights - Hiawassee, GA - Nov 25 to Dec 23, 2021
A holiday treat for the entire family at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, GA along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the Northeast Georgia mountains. The fairgrounds will be transformed into a spectacular and magical holiday light show, with special Christmas music provided by local churches, art & craft vendors, holiday food, hot chocolate, and of course a visit and pictures with Santa!

Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile and Dash - Atlanta, GA - Nov 25, 2021
Atlanta’s Thanksgiving tradition is back! The Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile & Dash returns to Georgia State Stadium!

Gobble Jog - Marietta, GA - Nov 25, 2021
Runners and walkers choose between a 10K, 5K, 1K, Tot Trot (50 yards) or phantom runner and run on November 25. Gobble Jog is MUST Ministries’ #1 fundraising event of the year

Home Alone in Concert - Atlanta, GA - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Christmas at Callanwolde – Winter House - Atlanta, GA - Nov 26 to Dec 10, 2021
Winter House is a brand new 16-day event at Callanwolde where families can enjoy a welcoming, art-filled holiday experience that reflects their passion for arts education. Tons of activities available – check their website for the schedule

Botanical Saint Nick at Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Atlanta, GA - Nov 27 to Dec 18, 2021
Meet Botanical Saint Nick on Saturday! Bring your camera and come tell all of your holiday wishes to the big guy adorned in green

Reindeer Dash Scavenger Hunt - Buford, GA - Dec 1 to Dec 31, 2021
Cruise the Islands on a 4 or 6 seater resort cart to complete this festive scavenger hunt.

More Fall Activities near Atlanta:
Apple Orchards
Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses
Halloween Events

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