And so the countdown begins with my favorite things in Georgia. Let’s get straight to it.
Centennial Olympic Park
One of my favorite parks to visit in Georgia is Centennial Olympic Park. I remember when we first went there with my aunt when we moved to Georgia. We went down to the Quilt of Nations and looked up to find the flag of the Virgin Islands. If you’ve never done this, you should try it.
This place is especially beautiful during the holidays. From the top to the bottom this place is covered in holiday lights, with a huge Christmas tree in the far corner for optics.
Each year they have an ice skating rink and an outdoor area where you can sit and grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate. I took my cousins there most years when they were little. We had a lot of fun, but we never braved the ice skating. We just watched from the sidelines. Maybe one year.
This year they have two things in the park that my family and I will be visiting, called the Chinese Lantern Festival and Atlanta Christkindl Market. I’ll post some pics on my social media when we visit. Hopefully, it’s as nice as everything else we’ve ever been to in Centennial.
For the last couple of years when Centennial Park was closed for renovations, we had to find an alternative place to visit for the holiday. That alternative turned out to be Atlantic Station.
What attracted me to this alternative was that they had an ice skating rink as well. Yes, I know we just watch the skaters, but I enjoy it anyway. Plus, the whole area is decorative, with Santa’s Cottage and spots to stop and drink hot cocoa on the promenade.
I don’t know if they will be doing it this year, but the last time they also made it snow at certain times in the evenings, which is always fun to be a part of. I would take this fake snow any day over the real thing that causes the worst traffic accidents in a city like Atlanta.
These are two places that don’t disappoint for the holidays. If you’re in Georgia, you should take a visit. Try the Winter Wonderland or Skate the Station. And don’t forget to come back next week for my #2 favorite thing for Christmas in Georgia.
What’s your favorite thing to do or place to go for the holidays? Share it in the comments below, let’s all get in the mood for the holiday season.