Atlanta events January 2019. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events January 2019

Resolution Run

January 1, 2019
3.1 miles NE
Resolution Run (5K, one mile, kids’ dash) is New Year’s Day at Piedmont Park. No pets or wheels.

Run on New Year’s Day

January 1, 2019
26.2 miles NE
Kick off the new year by running or walking 5K on Commitment Day beginning at Life Time Athletic in Lawrenceville.

Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens

January 1 - 5, 2019
82 miles SE
Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with eight million lights, 15 scenes, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Special events are held some nights. Reserve holiday meals.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

January 1 - 6, 2019
2.5 miles NE
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features high-tech light displays, illuminated attractions, model trains, and restaurants at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Holidays around the world

January 1 - 6, 2019
4 miles NE
Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays with twinkling lights and trees hung with ornaments and cultural objects at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Closed Dec. 25.

Christmas at Stone Mountain

January 1 - 6, 2019
19 miles east
Stone Mountain Christmas has 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, a nightly parade with Santa, and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain has tube rides. Schedule.

Magical play outdoors

January 2 - 6, 2019
34 miles SW
Gerda must save her brother Kai from the icy clutches of a cold-hearted queen in The Snow Queen, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. You see different scenes of the play as you walk the grounds at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

Cocktail hour

January 10, 2019 (5:30 to 8 p.m.)
0 miles
Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment, drinks, and restaurant tastes at the Culinary Futures Event at the Ritz-Carlton to support students.

Boat Show

January 10 - 13, 2019
0.5 miles west
See hundreds of new boats, marine gear, and accessories at the Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center.

Western show

January 12 - 19, 2019
150 miles east
Augusta Futurity has horseback competitions, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and vendors of western clothing and riding equipment at James Brown Arena in Augusta. The last day includes a “family fun fest.”

Wine party

January 19, 2019
1.8 miles NE
Atlanta Winter Wine Fest offers 50 wines to taste with live music, a DJ, and food for sale at City Winery for age 21+. Repeats in April and August.

Cask ale festival

January 19, 2019 (2:30 to 6 p.m.)
2.2 miles NW
Sample 55 cask-conditioned ales from U.S. and U.K. craft brewers at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting at 5 Seasons Westside Restaurant and Brewery.

Train show

January 19, 2019
26.4 miles NE
Shop from 350 model-train vendors and see a few large working layouts at the Atlanta Model Train & Railroadiana Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Held in January and August.

MLK Day for kids

January 21, 2019
0.4 miles NW
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has special events (music, stories, and performances). Admission cost.

Free tour on MLK day

January 21, 2019 (1 to 2 p.m.)
2 miles SE
Register as soon as possible for We Shall Overcome: Free MLK Day Tour, a walking tour at Oakland Cemetery that features stories about African Americans from the Civil War to Civil Rights. Free.

MLK run/walk

January 21, 2019
2.3 miles north
Drummers line the course of the MLK Day 5K Drum Run, which is preceded by music and dancing and followed by a party at Piedmont Park.

Martin Luther King play

January 21, 2019 (5 p.m.)
18.5 miles south
Martin Luther King Jr. meets Malcolm X to debate the future of the civil rights movement in the fictional drama The Meeting at Clayton County Performing Arts Center in Jonesboro.

Ticket deal $20

Free national park day

January 21, 2019
19 miles north
Enjoy Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MLK Day in McDonough

January 21, 2019
32 miles SE
The MLK Celebration in McDonough includes:
  • Jan. 19 (9:30 a.m.) - prayer breakfast
  • Jan. 21 (10 a.m.) - parade/peace march

Broadway comedy

January 22 - Feb. 10, 2019
32 miles NE
Continuing where the original left off, A Doll’s House: Part 2 follows Nora after she leaves her husband and children to pursue the life of an author, winning rave reviews for its humor, at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Ticket deal $9 to $25

Amazing Chinese acrobats

January 24, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
10.7 miles NW
Watch the superbly skilled Chinese Acrobats of Hebei in a “production that combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props, and a beautiful music soundtrack” at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for age 3+.

Ticket deal $20

Antiques show

January 24 - 26, 2019
7 miles north
Shop from dozens of dealers of period furniture, jewelry, art, and accessories at Cathedral Antiques Show at the Cathedral of Saint Philip. The tour of homes is held on Sunday.

Horror convention

January 25 - 27, 2019
0.5 miles east
Days of the Dead includes films, panels, a party, celebrity signings, and contests at Sheraton Atlanta.

Juggling festival

January 25 - 27, 2019
2 miles NE
Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music, and family fun at Yaarab Shrine Center. Free except the Saturday night cabaret.

Camping & RV Show

January 25 - 27, 2019
11 miles south
Meet RV dealers and manufacturers, and see the latest models of motor homes, fifth wheels, campers, and travel trailers at the Atlanta Camping & RV Show at Atlanta Exposition Center South.

Chinese New Year dinner

January 26, 2019 (6:30 p.m.)
12.1 miles NE
Feast on an multi-course dinner of traditional Chinese dishes at Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet with Chinese Southern Belle at Canton House Restaurant in Chamblee, which includes food history, cultural trivia, calligraphy, and audience participation for age 12+.

Middle school mystery

January 26, 2019 (11 a.m.)
22.6 miles north
For grades 3 to 8, S.T.E.A.M. Team is about five friends who solve a mystery using their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics at Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Ticket deal $7.50

Princess show

January 26, 2019 (10 & 11:30 a.m.)
32 miles NE
Hear your favorite heroines “tell their tales of friendship, bravery and love, and sing along with some of your favorite songs” during Sing, Dream, Lead Like A Princess at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Ticket deal $3

Indoor art fair

January 26 - 27, 2019 (preview Jan. 25)
4 miles NE
Callanwolde Artist Market features 80 fine artists displaying their work in booths, plus “food, dessert, cafe, and bar refreshments” for sale at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Click a blue button for tickets.

Oyster festival

January 26 - 27, 2019
15.6 miles NW
Oysterfest has “live New Orleans inspired music” with oysters and beverages for sale at Atkins Park Restaurant in Smyrna for age 21+.

Family theater in Tucker

January 26 - Feb. 9, 2019
14 miles NE
Young actors perform Little Mermaid Jr., a story by Hans Christian Andersen about King Triton’s daughter Ariel, who longs to be human, in Tucker.

Ticket deal $6.50

Girls’ soccer drama

January 26 - March 3, 2019
3 miles NE
The Wolves keeps you on the edge of your seat” says The New York Times, as a team of women warriors overcomes obstacles on and off the field in a smart and funny play at Horizon Theatre.

Ticket deal $15 to $20

Disney singers

January 27, 2019 (7 p.m.)
1 mile north
Disney’s new “a cappella” singing group DCappella performs your favorite Disney songs and more at Fox Theatre. Video (2 minutes).

Ticket deal $32

Racial satire

January 27 - Feb. 24, 2019
2.4 miles NW
A young man woos the mixed-race daughter of a plantation owner, while a swindler schemes to buy the girl for himself, in An Octoroon, “this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America” [New York Times] at Actor's Express.

Ticket deal $14 to $16

NFL + LGBT party

January 29, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
7.5 miles north
Super Bowl Inclusion Party brings together coaches, players, team owners, and fans “of all sexualities and genders, to publicly show support for inclusion” and to oppose bullying, with DJ music plus a 9:30 p.m. stage show at Buckhead Theatre.

Diverse circus

January 30 - Feb. 10, 2019
1.7 miles south
UniverSoul Circus includes Caribbean dancers, Chinese acrobats, African clowns, and exotic animals in a heated tent at Turner Field.

Ticket deal $15 to $23

Pre Super Bowl luncheon

January 31, 2019 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
0.5 miles west
See current and former NFL players, check out the Vince Lombardi Trophy, watch an awards ceremony, and enjoy a plated lunch at the Leaders For a Cure Luncheon in the College Football Hall of Fame to support charity.

Ticket deal $125

Comic ballet

January 31 - Feb. 2, 2019
24.8 miles NE
Perimeter Ballet performs Coppélia, a playful story about an inventor and his life-sized doll that wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting couple, in Johns Creek.

Ticket deal $7.50

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