Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced. But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out. But with things constantly changing, please confirm the event is still happening before attending and it’s best to always take a mask.

Jan. 15 & 16

The Springs Cinema and Taphouse

Enjoy a double feature drive-in movie at The Springs Cinema and Taphouse. Conveniently order delicious food and drinks on their mobile app, and a runner will safely deliver your order straight to your vehicle. Tickets may be purchased online.

Monday, Jan. 18

MLK Children’s Celebration

Join Children’s Museum of Atlanta, in collaboration with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, as they celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Explore his life and legacy on the Stage, at the Science Bar, and in the Creativity Café. The theme this year is Dreams for a Better World.

Halcyon Rocks!

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Halcyon will host its second annual Halcyon Rocks! Participants have an opportunity to paint rocks with positive messages and uplifting designs before hiding them along the Big Creek Greenway for residents to find. Each guest is asked to donate at least one box of cereal to replenish the food pantry at The Place at Forsyth, which Halcyon will collect during the event. This free, socially distant event aims to spread kindness and give back to the community, two things the late Civil Rights leader did so well.

Through Jan. 18

Skate the Station

Skaters are invited to glide around the popular rink at Atlantic Station amongst the twinkling lights and holiday magic of the West Midtown mixed-use destination. General admission tickets are on sale now for $15, and season passes are available for $60; skate rental is included with ticket price.

Avalon on Ice

Hit the rink at Avalon on Ice! Due to new regulations & limiting the number of guests on the ice at one time, guests will need to book ice skating reservations in advance to ensure a skating time slot. Walk-ups are also welcome, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to skate at that time. Additionally, face coverings are required while waiting in line and while skating on the ice

Feb 14 & 15

WinterFest Arts Tour

WinterFest is an interactive, move at your own pace event that is set in the winter beauty of Northeast Georgia. Local and regional artists will display and demonstrate their skills and bring to life new and exciting pieces. Food vendors and live music are present at some sites. The event will take place at three venues – Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Helen Arts & Heritage Center and the Sautee Nacoochee Center.

Now through Feb. 15

The Rink at Park Tavern

A beloved annual tradition, this year, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a new theme at The Rink at Park Tavern, A Miracle on 10th Street. Setting the scene, a winter wonderland featuring an abundance of festive and kitschy decor, makes for unforgettable experiences and Instagrammable moments seven days a week. Holiday cheer promises to be abound with an array of seasonal cocktails served in playful glassware, delicious fare, special events, all day skate sessions, themed skate nights, cozy fire pits, and much more. Guests of all ages can enjoy skating experiences for $15 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday until 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., The Rink at Park Tavern becomes an ages 16 and up venue until midnight.

Feb. 16

Fat Tuesday

C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar - Vinings & Sandy Springs and Hugo’s Oyster Bar are celebrating the occasion with their annual Fat Tuesday Party on February 16. All locations will be offering festive food and drink specials like Boudin Balls, Beignets, BBQ NOLA Shrimp, Hurricanes and much more!

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