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Take a Holiday Staycation in Atlanta

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You don't have to leave Atlanta this year to have a fantastic holiday experience. Whatever your personal religious persuasion, there are several holiday adventures to enjoy around town. From the familiar holiday light extravaganza at the Botanical Gardens to the new Global Winter Wonderland at Turner Field, the biggest issue may be finding time to fit all of your plans into your schedule!

The holiday lights at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a traditional local favorite. Even just driving past the gardens on Piedmont Road these days you get a thrill of excitement seeing the brilliant LED lights in the distance. Check out the park's web site for full information, and you may want to purchase your tickets early for busier evenings as the season progresses.

This year's new entry into the holiday scene, the Global Winter Wonderland at Turner Field, promises to be an experience your family will not soon forget. World landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are presented in stunning light forms, and there are several rides for kids and adults. Check out the web site for information about the various acts performing on site throughout December.

Of course, there are also theatrical offerings around town, too. John Waters is presenting his annual one-man show about Christmas at the Variety Playhouse, and the offbeat director is sure to have a unique take on the season's festivities. Horizon Theater is presenting its popular David Sedaris piece, Santaland Diaries, again this year as well.

Wherever your interests lie, you have no excuse for being bored in Atlanta this holiday season!

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