Atlantic Station has a busy holiday season planned

It’s time for some holiday fun

For the 2022 holiday season, Atlantic Station has some major events that are sure to get Atlantans into the Christmas spirit — including Celebration at the Station and Skate the Station. There is even something in store for local Black Friday shoppers and fans of Cirque du Soleil.

“The heart of Atlanta and the heart of the holidays, Atlantic Station, welcomes back timeless traditions and family-friendly celebrations to kick off the holiday season this year,” the district said in a press release. “Community favorites such as Skate the Station, Light the Station and Celebration at the Station return for a magical holiday experience. Plus, experience the unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil, unbeatable holiday shopping, picturesque photo opportunities and more at the merry mixed-use destination.”

Celebration at the Station

Celebration at the Station provides Atlantic Station visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the magic of the season with a light and snow show set to a holiday-themed video on the Atlantic Green. Best of all, the 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. event is completely free.

Celebration at the Station kicks off Nov. 20 and ends Jan. 4, 2023.

“Annually during the holiday season, friends and family return to Atlantic Station to enjoy the traditions they’ve made over the years and to make new memories they will cherish forever,” Treina Lewis, director of marketing at Atlantic Station, said in a press release. “We take great pride in creating meaningful experiences for our community. Our hope is for our guests to truly enjoy the magic of the holiday season here at Atlantic Station.”

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Skate the Station

Skate the Station takes place within the largest ice-skating rink in all of metro Atlanta. The event returns Nov. 18, weather permitting, and will end Jan. 16, 2023. Tickets for the event are currently on sale for $16 and skate rentals are included. Before hitting the rink, visitors can enjoy a moment at the ski lounge located at 17th ½ St. (next to the Safety and Security Office).

Group tickets and season passes are available by emailing atlanticstation@icerinkevents.com. Individual tickets can be purchased here.

Black Friday at the Station

Black Friday shoppers will want to stop by Atlantic Station for the Maker’s Market around Atlantic Green and free photos with Santa.

“Black Friday is still Friday, just even better!” a press release explained. “On Friday, Nov. 25, from noon - 7 p.m., the community is invited to join Atlantic Station with Black Friday festivities on Atlantic Green. Events include free gift wrapping available for gifts purchased from an Atlantic Station retailer; energetic tunes spun by DJ Chika Takai; a hot chocolate and s’mores station from Kilwins available for purchase; a holiday cocktail bar with beverages available for purchase; a Letters to Santa Station; and free photo opportunities with jolly old Saint Nicholas himself. Shop unbeatable deals at Atlantic Station’s retailers or at Maker’s Market, where guests can peruse an assortment of local vendors with items for sale, including art, home decor, jewelry, candles and more.”

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Cirque du Soleil: Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities

For those in love with the performing arts, Atlantic Station is hosting Cirque du Soleil: Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities from Oct. 6 to Dec. 24.

“The wait is over as the amazing acrobats of Cirque du Soleil have made their grand return to Atlantic Station!” the station said in a press release. “Bring the whole family to experience the fantastical, impossible, colossal, unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil by stepping into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down.”

Tickets are available here.

Atlantic Station Holiday Fashion Show

On Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., visitors can enjoy the Atlantic Station Holiday Fashion Show, which benefits The Alzheimer’s Association. The show will feature holiday looks from Atlantic Station retailers and exclusive brands. Visitors can grab a seat on the patio or balcony for dinner near the Atlantic Green to watch it all go down from West District Avenue.

Atlantic Station Menorah Lighting

In celebration of Hanukkah, the Atlantic Station Menorah Lighting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Join Chabad Intown to celebrate Hanukkah with the traditional ceremony of the lighting of the Menorah on Tuesday, Dec. 20. From 6 - 7 p.m., family and friends can enjoy holiday-themed activities on Atlantic Green featuring traditional food and beverage offerings, live music, free giveaway items and more,” the station said in a press release. “Beginning Dec. 18 through Dec. 25, a candle will be lit each day to represent the eight nights of Hanukkah.”

RSVPs can be made here.