Atlanta events January 2020. Things to do in Atlanta.
Atlanta events January 2020
January 1, 2020
3.1 miles NE
Resolution Run (5K, one mile, kids’ dash) is New Year’s Day at Piedmont Park. No pets or wheels.
Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens
January 1 - 4, 2020
(begins Nov. 15)
82 miles SE
Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with 8 million of lights, 15 scenes, 2 shows, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Open every night. Reserve holiday meals.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features illuminated attractions, synchronized light and sound, model trains, s’more roasting, and food for sale at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Open every day, but cheaper on “value nights.”
Holidays around the world
January 1 - 12, 2020
(begin Nov. 22)
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. 28 and Dec. 25.
Cask ale festival
January 11, 2020
(2:30 to 6 p.m.)
5 miles NW
Sample 55 cask-conditioned ales from U.S. and U.K. craft brewers at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting at Bold Monk Brewing Co.
January 16 - 19, 2020
0.5 miles west
See hundreds of new boats, marine gear, and accessories at the Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center.
January 18, 2020
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.
Feast on an multi-course dinner of traditional Chinese dishes at Chinese Lunar New Year Cultural Dinner at Canton House Restaurant in Chamblee, which includes food history, cultural trivia, calligraphy, and audience participation for age 12+.
January 29 - 25, 2020
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.”
Shop from dozens of dealers of period furniture, jewelry, art, and accessories at Cathedral Antiques Show at the Cathedral of Saint Philip. The “young collectors” tour of homes is held on Saturday, and the main tour of homes is held on Sunday.
Camping & RV Show
January 24 - 26, 2020
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.
The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, films, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Friday evening requires a separate ticket.
January 31 - Feb. 2, 2020
0.2 miles NE
Seishun Con celebrates Japanese animation, manga, and culture with celebrity guests, panels, vendors, and workshops at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
January 31 - Feb. 2, 2020
72 miles NE
Athens Wine Weekend includes a chef reception Friday evening; seminars, a grand tasting, and a gourmet dinner Saturday; and a brunch Sunday at The Classic Center in Athens.
Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment, drinks, and restaurant tastes at the Culinary Futures Event at the Ritz-Carlton to support students.
Indoor art fair
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.
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+.
Free tour on MLK day
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.