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 eight million lights, 15 scenes, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Special events are held some nights. Reserve holiday meals.
Holidays around the world
January 1 - 5, 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 Dec. 25.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features high-tech light displays, illuminated attractions, model trains, and restaurants at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.
January 12 - 19, 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.”
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.
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
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.
Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, entertainment, drinks, and restaurant tastes at the Culinary Futures Event at the Ritz-Carlton to support students.
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.
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 “young collectors” tour of homes is held on Saturday, and the main tour of homes is held on Sunday.
Oysterfest has “live New Orleans inspired music” with oysters and beverages for sale at Atkins Park Restaurant in Smyrna for age 21+.
Magical play outdoors
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.
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.