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.

Save on red value days

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

January 1 - 6, 2019
(begins Nov. 17)
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.

Save on purple value days

Holidays around the world

January 1 - 6, 2019
(begins Nov. 16)
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 Nov. 22 & Dec. 25.

Christmas at Stone Mountain

January 1 - 6, 2019
(begins Nov. 10)
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.

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 13 - 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.

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 to 8 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.

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+.

Indoor arts festival

January 26 - 27, 2019
(preview Jan. 25)
4 miles NE
Callanwolde Artist Market features 80 fine artists, demonstrations, live acoustic music, and gourmet food trucks at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Cocktail hour

January 2019
0 miles
Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment, drinks, and restaurant tastes at the Culinary Futures Event at the Ritz-Carlton to support students.

Oyster festival

January 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+.

Celebration in Sandy Springs

January 2019
14.5 miles north
Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will acknowledge volunteers who help children, and it features a pastor sharing inspirational thoughts at Heritage Sandy Springs. Free.

MLK Day in McDonough

January 2019
32 miles SE
The MLK Celebration in McDonough has three events.
  • celebration with a speaker
  • parade/peace march
  • prayer breakfast

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