According to Access Atlanta, there are a number of festivals taking place at this moment in honor of the pending holiday. Just in case you haven't checked, here are a few functions that you can partake in this Christmas season:
- Winter Wonderland, Fernbank Museum. Through January 5, 2011. Twenty Christmas trees have been decorated to celebrate diversity in this celebration of diverse places and cultures. Featured countries include Peru, Mexico, Germany, Israel, Turkey and others. Hunt for particular ornaments representative of featured countries with this Winter Wonderland-style scavenger hunt. The kids are bound to enjoy the game. Winter Wonderland is free with museum admission: $15.00 for adults, $14.00 for students and seniors, and $13.00 for children, ages 3 - 12 years. Museum members enter Free. For more information, visit www.FernbankMuseum.org. The museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE. Museum hours are 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Monday - Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and will have extended hours (with a closing time of 7:00 PM) on December 26th.
- Stone Mountain Christmas with Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain Park. Through January 2 and March 6, respectively. Pay $44.00 plus park entry to enjoy all that Stone Mountain has to offer this season: 2-hour Snow Mountain tubing session, access to the Snow Zone, admission to Summit Skyride, Mini-Golf, the 2-million lights display, festive performances, the Polar Express 4D movie, visit with Santa, and more. Add $5.75 for the Family Value Pass, which includes a meal and unlimited hot chocolate. Hours are 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM through Thursday, December 23rd, and from Monday, December 26th - Thursday, December 30th. Wear warm, comfortable and preferrably water-resistant clothing and bring a change of clothes, as per www.SnowMountainPark.com. Add $3.50 for a ticket fee and a customer service fee for purchase online at the aforementioned website. Stone Mountain is located at Highway 78, Exit 8. Check the widget to the left of the page at www.StoneMountainPark.com for the weather and featured attractions before you go.
- Fantasy of Trees, Greenbriar Mall. Through Christmas Eve. Visit GreenBriar Mall, located at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW for the 2010 Fantasy of Trees festival. Hosted by E.D. Cubed, Inc., the festival features a number of Christmas trees displayed by such organizations as Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the City of East Point, the Ben Hill UMC Girl Scout Troup, the Regal E.lectrifying D.ivas' Red Hat Society, and various other organizations and persons. For more information, visit www.ShopGreenBriar.com or www.ED3Inc.org and select Events. Mall hours are 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM today, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM through Wednesday, and 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
For more information about any of the aforementioned festivals, select the appropriate links. For a look at the AJC's listing of festivals, which includes forthcoming festivals for 2011, visit Access Atlanta at www.AccessAtlanta.com and select the Events and "Fairs & Festivals" links. Enjoy the season and Merry Christmas!