Updated: Feb 4, 2019
As we all know the day following Thanksgiving is officially Christmas time!! I am SO excited to be spending it at home in Atlanta this year!! With so many festive events taking place this holiday season, I figured it'd be great to get you guys in the ATLmas spirit a little early this year. Here are a few events I've had the pleasure of experiencing thus far:
Skate the Sky
Location: Ponce City Market Rooftop
Hours: M-W 3PM-10PM/Th-F 3PM-11PM/SAT 11AM-11PM/SUN 12PM-9PM
Last night I experienced the CUTEST rooftop winter wonderland in Atlanta! Ponce City Market's Skate the Sky offers ice skating, igloos, food and drinks all while overlooking the city! I booked this igloo experience online at this link and received my wristband onsite at the Skate the Sky ticket booth located right of the "Merry Christmas you Filthy animal" neon sign at the main entrance.
Once I received my wristband, I was escorted to the rooftop on a historical 11-story elevator, which resembles that of a service elevator so don't be alarmed when garage doors open leading you to the roof. My personal favorite of all that ponce rooftop had to offer, was definitely the igloo experience! Whether you are trying to be igloo-boo'd up or glamour-gloo'd out, these igloos offer 4 totally different experiences! I bet you're wondering how do you stay warm on a roof in 40-50 degree weather? Each of these igloos has a space heater that keeps your igloo surprisingly warm throughout the entire experience! They can be reserved for $37.50 per person for a maximum of 2 hours and holds 2-8 people. When reserving online, you have the option of pre-ordering the following: a bottle of champagne ($64), Charcuterie board ($28), apple hand pies ($8). There is an option for private bookings that cost $500 by emailing email@example.com. There is also a snack/christmas cocktail menu and a complimentary s'mores bar located right outside of the igloos and inside a seated area. The S'mores are complimentary of course! There are 4 igloos total that each offer their own individual experiences:
The "Level up":
My favorite of them all! This is the igloo I experienced and the ONLY igloo with Christmas lights all over the igloo giving the pretty, sparkly glamour-gloo experience!
The "Cuddle up":
This igloo is more intimate offering a leather couch and cute faux blankets to snuggle up with your significant other.
This is my second favorite igloo experience, offering ALL the camp vibes! The seats are decorated with the red/black flannel style blankets with a camp fire space heater to accompany them. There's also a faux bear rug and pine tree inside.
Of them all this igloo is the most neutral. It is still cute of course but there is no theme to it really, just cute pillows and blanket throws.
As for the ice skating rink, adult admission is $15 and kids is $8 for 50 minutes of ice gliding time. If you just want admission to the roof top alone its $10.
Location: 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy. Suite 300
Nov.16-Dec.11th: Open Tuesday-Saturday
Dec.12-Dec.24th: Open DAILY
Art installation museum meets winter wonderland in the form of Santa Fasntastical! This fun, interactive museum has a total of 12 rooms decorated in cute holiday themes that make for the perfect instagram holiday picture! There is a photo booth that prints pictures taken from your phone that are complimentary. They also have a live performance that occurs each hour and have a snack bar with light refreshments.
You can also book a reservation to see Santa! If you wish to experience this while at Santa Fantastical be sure to add it on during you ticketing process. Tickets can only be purchased via online. Click here for tickets! Prices listed below:
Seasonal Pass subject to availabilty. Valid for unlimited re-entry thru 12/24/18. Guests may visit Santa on their initial visit only.
Seasonal Pass (all ages) - $64
Adults (13+) - $34
Children (3-12) - $26
Children under 3 - FREE
Family Value Package - $110 ($27.50 each) While supplies last!
Holidate 2-Pack - $58 ($29.00 each) While supplies last!
Atlantic Station's Winter Wonderland of events
Skate The Station
Atlantic Station's ice skating rink is back for the Enjoy an ice glide in Atlantic from 4pm-10pm.
The Atlanta Christkindl Market
Come celebrate the holidays with family and friends at this month long market filled with European vendors in these cute, little wooden booths located on Tower Street in Atlantic Station (2nd right off Market street).
Take pictures with Santa in Atlantic Station and choose from 5 different photo picture packages!
11 Alive "Can-a-thon"
Help 11 Alive reach their goal of providing The Salvation Army's food pantries for a full year! This event kicks off Novmber 30th and will be televised.