A Not-So-Boring Christmas

Christmas is a joyful and beautiful time of the year when people like to drink hot chocolate and wait for a White Christmas. There are many opportunities for Christmas events in the North Georgia area.

Christmas is a joyful and beautiful time of the year when people like to drink hot chocolate and wait for a White Christmas. There are many opportunities for Christmas events in the North Georgia area.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

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We all like to stay home with a cup of coffee, a blanket and a classic Christmas movie. However, we all eventually get cabin fever and feel the need to get out of the house. There are many things to do all over North Georgia, including Atlanta, to inspire Christmas spirit and here are some of the most popular.

If you have younger siblings or are babysitting some little ones, Macy’s Pink Pig is a perfect way to spend time with them. It is at Lenox Mall in Atlanta inside the Microsoft Store. It is considered a children’s activity, but people of all ages go to ride the Macy’s Pink Pig. This pig-shaped train takes you through “a child’s wonderland” to explore the life of Priscilla the Pig. Tickets are three dollars, and every year, the ride is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Who doesn’t want to ride roller coasters in the fall and winter? Six Flags will be open from November 21 to January 3 and it will be called Six Flags over Georgia: Holiday in the Park. The park becomes a winter wonderland that includes many lights, shows, rides, Santa, activities, food, treats and so many other things. You can buy a 2016 Season Pass and get free visits to this year’s Holiday in the Park, or you can purchase a membership and get all of the same benefits as a Season Pass for as low as $4.75 per month. There are both thrilling and tame rides for everyone to enjoy.

Stone Mountain is considered a magical place because of all the lights, music, holiday characters and the other wonderful activities you can participate in. It is open from November 7 to January 3, and there are a variety of ways to purchase tickets to get into the park. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas is a 4-D event that will “transport you back to the Ice Age.” You can also meet holiday characters like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster to take pictures with them, or you can see them in the Christmas Parade. The Singalong Train is a forty minute ride where you can listen and sing along to various Christmas songs. There are many other events that you can participate in with family and friends.

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas is an event that lasts from November 27th to December 21st. It is a celebration that lasts the whole month, and it begins with the Lighting of the Square. On the first Saturday in December, there is a parade “officially bringing Santa to town”. There are activities and events that are held almost daily and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on tickets to go see fancy lights like at Lake Lanier Islands, you can just drive around and look at lights that local people have set up in front of their home! This is something very simple, and you only have to pay for gas!

Hopefully the events on this list interest you, and you enjoy the merriment!