When you’re planning your trip to Atlanta this holiday season, check our must-do recommendations for you.

1. Santa’s Fantastical – A Christmas Experience

At this multi-room interactive Christmas experience at 1155 Mt. Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs, come see this Instagram-perfect holiday pop-up. Santa’s Fantastical is open through Christmas Eve, December 24th. Tickets for children 3-12 are $32 and tickets for adults are $36. Themed rooms include Retro Christmas (a 1960s Christmas scene), Laser Tree Forest, Infinity Ornament Room, Peppermint Palace and Unicorn Dreams. Learn more here.


2. Miracle – A Christmas Pop-up Bar

Miracle on Monroe, a Christmas pop-up bar, is located at Tapa Tapa in Midtown and the Brassiere and Neighborhood Café at Parish in Inman Park. Sippin’ Santa, Miracle’s tiki-theme pop-up bar, hosted by Bon Ton in Midtown. The bars open Wednesday through Sunday at 5pm.


3. Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market

The rooftop skating rink at Ponce City Market is open until Sunday, January 13th. Ice skate with a perfect view of Atlanta on the rooftop terrace. $10 will get you access to the roof and then an additional $15 for 50 minutes of ice skating with a pair of skates. Up the luxurious winter ante by renting an igloo for $37.50 per person for two hours. Igloo rentals include some good ole fashioned S’mores, entry to the roof, and dedicated food and beverage service. Nine Mile Station also serves cocktails, bottle service and a full food menu. Learn more here.


4. Christkindl Market at Atlantic Station

At Atlanta’s Christkindl Market, the city’s first and largest winter holiday festival at Atlantic Station presented by the German American Cultural Foundation. Enjoy some tasty bratwurst, beer and gourmet street food. Find great holiday gifts including nutcrackers, glass ornaments, carvings and figurines from a variety of traditional German, Austrian and Swiss craftsmen.


5. Garden Lights Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Enjoy a truly special time at the Atlanta Botanical Garden during Garden Lights Holiday Nights. At Nature’s Wonders, 1,600 strands of light hang above the Canopy Walk choreographed to music and motion. Try the S’mores Station from 5-11pm or warm drinks, beer and wine from the Kiss Me Arch from 5-10:30pm.


Where to stay? Warm up at the Embassy Suites Buckhead or the Hilton Atlanta after a day of shopping and holiday delight.

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