How to Spend Your Winter Break Around Atlanta

The fall semester has come to an end, and the Georgia Tech campus will close from Monday, Dec. 25, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, and classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 8. From shopping excursions to dining experiences to sporting events and more, there are plenty of events around Atlanta to keep you busy over the break.  

Shop Till You Drop:  

Whether you’ve got last-minute gifts to search for or you’re looking to find the perfect holiday décor, shop at these markets around the metro area.   

Dunwoody Holiday Art Fair – Through Saturday, Dec. 23.  

Atlanta Christkindl Market – Through Sunday, Dec. 24.  

Roswell Christkindl Market – Through Sunday, Dec. 24. 

Kwanzaa Celebration With The Village Retail, Ponce City Market – Thursday, Dec. 28.  

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry:  

Get in the holiday spirit with these pop-up bar and restaurant experiences featuring themed menus and cocktails.   

ATL Yule Holiday Bar – Midtown  

Aprés-Ski at Ranger Station – Old Fourth Ward 

Christmas at Dad’s – Virginia Highland 

How the Grinch Stole Hamp & Harry’s – Marietta   

The Blind Elf Holiday Pop-Up – Buckhead  

Tinsel Town Terrace at Drawbar – West Midtown  

Cheer On the Yellow Jackets:  

The men's and women’s basketball teams will look to defend home court at McCamish Pavilion over the break, while the football team heads to Tampa, Florida, to play in its first bowl game since 2018. 

Women’s Basketball vs. USC Upstate – McCamish Pavilion – Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. 

Football vs. UCF – 2023 Gasparilla Bowl – Raymond James Stadium – Friday, Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m. 

Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia – McCamish Pavilion – Thursday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m.  

Men’s Basketball vs. Boston College – McCamish Pavilion – Saturday, Jan. 6, 4 p.m.  

Catch a Show:  

Grab your tickets for holiday classics and exciting new experiences.  

A Very Electric Christmas – Gas South Theatre – Saturday, Dec. 23. 

A Christmas Story – Theatrical Outfit – Through Sunday, Dec. 24. 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Byers Theater – Through Sunday, Dec. 24. 

Atlanta Ballet – The Nutcracker – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center – Through Dec. 26. 

Invasion: Christmas Carol – Dad's Garage – Through Saturday, Dec. 30. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Center for Puppetry Arts – Through Sunday, Dec. 31.  

Cirque du Soleil Echo – Atlanta Station – Through Sunday, Jan 21, 2024.  

Ring in the New Year:  

Say goodbye to 2023 and check out these events around the city to welcome the new year.  

Noon Year’s Eve at Skyline Park – Ponce City Market  

New Year’s Eve at Park Tavern – Park Tavern  

New Year’s Eve Bash – The Battery Atlanta 

Carnaval Masquerade Ball – Omni Hotel at Centennial Park  

New Year’s Eve Yoga – Distillery of Modern Art 

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