Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Nov. 19-21

The turkey may be trotting its way toward us, but it’s the holiday freight train coming at us at full speed that has most of our attention. Whether you’re planning your Thanksgiving menu or booking your holiday performances, visits with Santa or route of Atlanta’s best neighborhood light shows, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the weekend ahead.

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Book Your Holiday Shows Now
Is it just us or is there a little extra jingle in our steps this holiday season? If you’re feeling festive and are ready to fill your calendar with performances that will make you downright jolly, check out our collection of shows in Atlanta to put on your calendar, now. Find out details here.

Free Outdoor Movie at the Battery
Watch The Muppet Movie outdoors on the big screen at The Battery on Friday night. Find out details here.

See Christmas Town 1964 Exhibit at Center for Puppetry Arts
Don’t miss Christmas Town 1964, a special holiday exhibition that digs into the history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which will once again be performed at the Center. The halls will be decked in vintage style décor and the Rudolph and Santa puppets from the original Rankin/Bass production can be viewed. Here are the details.

See ATL Holiday Lights at Atlantic Station
ATL Holiday Lights is back with a bigger, better and longer lights display than ever before! This year’s show features hand-crafted light displays from everyone’s favorite holiday movies, a mini neighborhood featuring some local Atlanta establishments and more. Here‘s the scoop.

Dive Into (Fake) Marshmallows at Candytopia 
Head to Candytopia for an indoor candy museum, tasting areas, cute photo opportunities, and a giant “marshmallow” pit that you can hop in. Holiday weeks have additional hours of operation. Check out the details here.

Invent with Rube Goldberg at The Children’s Museum
See inventor and artists Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions and illustrations, and explore new 3D life-size machines and interactive components of a Rube Goldberg machine. The Museum is closed on Wednesdays except for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Day. Here‘s what you need to know.

Learn with Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab at Tellus Museum
Inspired by the educational, animated comedy series, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab presents an exciting world of science and discovery! The exhibit invites you to join the fun through interactive explorations of science, technology, engineering, and math. Discover invisible forces that seem more like magic than science, manipulate simple machines, learn basic coding, and much more.  Check it out here.

Enjoy Tailgate Saturday at College Football Hall of Fame
Head to the College Football Hall of Fame every Saturday during the football season for GameDay Tailgate, Built by The Home Depot and you won’t miss a minute of the action with up to 4 games live on a 36-ft high def video board. Enjoy 95,000 square feet of inspiration and entertainment as you celebrate the best day of the week with tailgate games, prizes and much more. Here‘s the scoop.

Catch the Holiday Spirit at World of Illumination in Hampton & Marietta
Choose from two new Worlds of Illumination drive-through light experiences for the ultimate holiday activity for all ages—from tots to grandparents, and everyone, in between. At the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton (opening Nov. 17) you’ll have an Arctic Adventure, while at Six Flags White Water in Marietta (opening Nov. 12) you’ll have a Rockin’ Christmas. Both shows feature millions of colorful lights and animated displays synchronized to holiday music. Here‘s the scoop.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

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—Shelley Massey


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