Atlantic Station Holidays 2016

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Celebrate the holidays with the annual tree lighting, ice skating, snow shows, Santa, Atlanta’s first German Christkindl Markets, and more!

snow-showAs the weather gets chillier and the smells of hot chocolate pour out of Kilwin’s, it’s clear that Atlantic Station will soon become a Winter Wonderland! Make plans now to join us for seasonal favorites and a few new, exciting holiday activities, beginning with our annual Christmas Tree Lighting on November 19, 2016!

Join us throughout the holidays as we toast to Christmas tidings with nightly snowfall, twinkling lights, ice skating, and a little Ho, Ho, Ho.


Celebrate Atlanta’s official kick-off to the holiday season with a day full of exciting holiday events, culminating in the lighting of Midtown’s greatest tree and a fireworks show!

1:00PM – 7:00PM: Holidays performances on the main stage in Central Park, featuring community groups and local artists; plus, holiday happenings will be taking place all over property, including live reindeer, photo ops, musical experiences, and more!

7:30PM – 8:00PM: Sammy Sinatra and the Mad Men take the main stage in Central Park to headling the evening with high-energy holiday swing music.

8:00PM – 8:30PM: The annual holiday parade becomes the official welcome of Santa Claus. Look for the parade route stickers on property to find a great spot to see all of the action!

8:30PM – 9:30PM: Santa Claus and Atlanta television legend Brenda Wood 11Alive light Midtown’s greatest tree, followed by a stunning fireworks show!


NEW this year, the authentic German Christkindl Market takes over Central Park, presented by the German American Cultural Foundation. This FREE outdoor festival runs December 2-December 24 and features a Christmas village of wooden booths selling imported German indulgences as well as handmade Christmas ornaments and one-of-a-kind gift items!

Come for the mulled wine and hot chocolate, stay for the culture!

SANTA’S COTTAGE; November 19-December 24, Hours/Days Vary

Meet the jolly old elf himself in his cozy cottage, located in Central Park.

Santa’s hours vary and will be added to our Events Calendar very soon!

And, don’t miss these special Santa days (more details for each will be announced soon):

  • December 3: Storytime with Santa; 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • December 4: Santa Cares; 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • December 4: Pet Pics with Santa; 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • December 10: Breakfast with Santa; 9:30AM-11:00AM
  • December 11: Pet Pics with Santa; 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • December 18: Pet Pics with Santa; 6:00PM-8:00PM

SNOW SHOWS; November 20-January 1, Daily

Take a walk through a snowy Central Park each evening through New Year’s Day, with holiday favorites playing in the background!

Sunday-Thursday: 7:00PM

Friday-Saturday: 6:00PM, 7:00PM, 8:00PM, 9:00PM

SKATE ATLANTIC STATION; November 19-February 14, Daily

Join in on Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition: SKATE Atlantic Station! At 10,000-square feet, it’s the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Southeast. SKATE Atlantic Station officially opens November 19 just south of Central Park! Skate rental is included with each admission.

For a complete list of days/times, visit our Events Calendar, to be updated very soon!

Monday-Thursday: 4:00PM-10:00PM

Friday-Saturday: 12:00PM-11:00PM

Sunday: 12:00PM-9:00PM

Holidays: 3:00PM-11:00PM

General Admission: $13.00

Children (Under 12): $10.00

Seniors (65 and Over): $10.00

Military (with ID): $10.00

Season Pass: $75.00

Plus, stay tuned for special themed skate night, school spirit nights, college nights, and more!

For Group Sales/Private Group Skate, please contact Concierge at least 7 days in advance.


Kids of all ages will enjoy this special holiday train ride throughout the streets of Atlantic Station beginning November 25!

Monday through Thursday: 2:00PM-7:00PM

Friday: 2:00PM-9:00PM

Saturday: 1:00PM-9:00PM

Sunday: 1:00PM-8:00PM