Enjoying a magical holiday season is as easy as pointing the car in the right direction–so long as you know where you're headed. Living in Atlanta, the options are wide-ranging at holiday time. If you have a young family and want to share the magic of the season with your wee-ones, a visit to the tree lightings at both Decatur Square and Lenox Square are worth the waiting in line. Watch their eyes sparkle with excitement at the site of Rudolph at Center for Puppetry Arts or ride the Singalong Train at Stone Mountain Christmas.
If you don't mind an hour-and-a-half drive, your entire family (or just you and a date) can bask in the mesmerizing light display at Callaway Gardens. More than 8 million lights are draped across the lawns of these majestic gardens. Besides taking in the scene, you can enjoy shopping in the destination's Christmas Village and getting photos with Santa, too.
Two of Atlanta's newest holiday attractions are Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia and The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse. While these both offer outdoor fun, indoor entertainment can be found throughout the city. It's tough to beat Alliance Theatre's A Christmas Carol and Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker for classic Christmas shows.