Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/23
Celebrate the Season With Timeless Traditions at Atlantic Station, Including Skate the Station,
Light the Station, the Grand Menorah Lighting and More!
Atlantic Station invites you to enjoy the most magical time of the year in the Heart of Atlanta. With twinkling lights and merry festivities, the 30363 community offers timeless traditions and one-of-a-kind holiday experiences to help guests capture the magic of the season and fill their hearts with warmth and joy. From imaginative performances with Cirque du Soleil “ECHO” and festive celebrations with Light the Station to holiday shopping opportunities with Black Friday and family fun with Skate the Station, Atlantic Station is an enchanted home for the holidays.
“As a community, we are honored to create magical experiences for friends and family during this special time of year,” said Starr Cumming, Retail Director of Hines. “We hope our immersive lineup of holiday events help our guests take in the joy of the season and create meaningful memories they will cherish for a lifetime.”
Kick off the holiday season with the return of the fantastical, colossal and unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024. Featuring poetry, stagecraft and daring acrobatics, Cirque du Soleil “ECHO” explores a story about evolution and the symbiotic unions that our future depends on. Ticket prices and times vary. Visit here to learn more and purchase tickets now. Before or after the show, lace up your skates and spend a night under the stars at Atlanta’s largest outdoor skating rink. Skate the Station, running Friday, Nov. 17 through Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, returns with a Skate Snack Shop and warming zones. Featuring an exciting lineup of theme nights, including Superhero Night (Nov. 19), Pink Night (Nov.28), Cosplayers on Ice Presented by MomoCon (Dec. 2 and Jan. 6, 2024), Atlanta Falcons Night (Dec. 9), Kids Night (Dec. 18), Ugly Sweater Night (Dec. 23) and First Responders Night (Dec. 30), Skate the Station promises a joyful time for all. General Admission tickets ($17) and Season Passes ($90) must be purchased online in advance. Skate the Station hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit here for holiday hours, additional information and to purchase tickets.
And the holiday fun doesn’t stop there. Visit Atlantic Station for one of the biggest events of the season, Light the Station, on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.! This annual event transports guests into a holiday spectacular with the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree in the center of the Atlantic Green. Partake in the free festivities leading up to the epic lighting with a live set from DJ Chika Takai, a Winter Wonderland Parade with merry characters, performances by the Atlanta Drum Academy and the Abominable Marching Band and much more. For additional details and a schedule of events for Light the Station, visit here. Return to the merry mixed-use destination on Sunday, Nov. 19, to kick off Celebrate the Station, an interactive experience with a festive video featuring music, holiday lights, swirls of snow and a Christmas tree show. During the holiday season, check out this fantastical display at the top of every hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 31.
Then, join Chabad Intown on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate Hanukkah with the Grand Menorah Lighting. Family and friends are invited to enjoy holiday-themed activities on the Atlantic Green with traditional food and beverage offerings, live music, giveaways and more. A candle will be lit each night following the Grand Menorah Lighting to represent the eight nights of Hanukkah. This celebration is RSVP only. Visit here to learn more and secure your spot.
In addition to the merry lineup of events, Atlantic Station has you covered for unbeatable holiday shopping experiences. The Black Friday Event on Friday, Nov. 24, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. features exclusive holiday shopping deals paired with energetic tunes from DJ Chika Takai, free photos with Santa beside the Christmas tree, a Kilwins hot chocolate bar and a holiday cocktail bar, a “Letters to Santa” station, complimentary gift wrapping for gifts purchased from an Atlantic Station retailer and a special gift redeemable at the Concierge when you spend $100 or more. Visit here to learn more about this free event. For the unique items on your list, shop from Atlanta’s most talented artisans every Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) in December at the Creator’s Market. For last minute gifts, be sure to stop by the special Christmas Eve Creator’s Market on Sunday, Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit here to learn more.
“Atlantic Station enthusiastically celebrates the joy the holiday season brings with experiences that we hope will put guests in a festive mood for months to come,” said Cumming. For additional details and tickets for the merry happenings at Atlantic Station, click here.