iFly Indoor Skydiving: 5 things to do this week

Start 2017 on a high note by indoor skydiving at iFly in Cobb County.

If you’re looking to have a calm, less adventurous week, we have plenty of suggestions for that, too.

Here are five things to do this week in metro Atlanta:

“Purple Rain” lights show

Continue to pay tribute to late musicians Prince in 2017 by viewing one family’s Purple Rain-themed light show.

Located at 1091 Monroe Drive in Atlanta, the Holiday Magic-Woodruff Family Christmas Lights display features the musician’s purple symbol, red cars (”Little Red Corvette”) and, yes “Purple Rain.”

"A Purple Christmas: Tribute To Prince" is free and will play approximately 15 and 45 minutes into each hour, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at midnight.

The display is one part of a seventeen-part, free Christmas lights display at the home.

6 p.m.-midnight. Through Jan. 10. Free. Holiday Magic-Woodruff Family Christmas Lights, 1091 Monroe Drive, Atlanta. Facebook.com/HolidayMagicWoodruffFamilyChristmasLights.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

Each year, Six Flags extends its season by nearly one month with the help of the Holiday in the Park festival. Visit Santa Claus, experience a light show with more than 1 million LED lights or get inspiration for your own home decorations by viewing more than a dozen Christmas trees.

Gather around a fire pit and indulge in a tasty treat in S’mores Village or take in a beautiful light show in a hot air balloon at this popular family winter attraction.

Through Jan. 4. General admission at the park: $45.99; free ages 2 and younger. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. 770-739-3400, sixflags.com/overgeorgia.


Head to Old Fourth Ward and visit "NEXTO," a new restaurant that nods to contemporary New York and Tokyo ramen restaurants. 

NEXTO officially opens for lunch this week, serving daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.

ExploreView the full lunch menu before you go here.


Enjoy the thrill of skydiving without jumping from an airplane this week. Head to Cobb County and take flight at iFly. The company's vertical wind tunnel simulates the conditions of freefalling this week.

The most basic individual package at iFly includes two flights, gear, a training session, personal instruction and a flight certificate for $69.95.

iFly is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Hot Chocolate in Metro Atlanta

Enjoy a quiet evening with loved ones at a local coffee shop this weekend. But, don’t order coffee. Hot chocolate season is finally here. Whether you opt for a whipped cream mustache or not, this tasty treat is perfect for reminiscing with old friends or bonding with new ones.

ExploreCheck out our roundup of places to find the best hot chocolate in metro Atlanta to decide where to go.

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