Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District are proud to bring back a holiday tradition. The 'Tis the Season to Be Downtown program is designed to showcase Downtown Atlanta attractions, entertainment venues and holiday activities to Metro Atlanta residents and visitors alike. The holiday season is a stressful time for many families with traveling, shopping and bill paying. This year, start a new family tradition with nostalgic holiday performances, twinkling light displays, world class attractions and many other adventures.

'Tis the Season to Be Downtown lasts from November 22, 2014 through January 1, 2015 in Downtown Atlanta, easily accessed via MARTA, city streets, major highways and soon...a streetcar!

The holiday promotion provides something for everyone—from outdoor ice-skating in Centennial Olympic Park, to holiday productions in Downtown theaters and the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. Enjoy the annual holiday decorations, feast on Downtown Dining holiday offerings, or watch an 800 pound Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta on New Year's Eve. 'Tis the Season to Be Downtown!


This Christmas, let someone else handle the cooking.  With your family coming in town, you already have enough to worry about and plan for.  Downtown Atlanta has many restaurants that will be open on Christmas Even and Christmas to allow you to spend more time enjoying the holiday with loved ones. The following Downtown restaurants are open over Christmas offering their regular menu.  For hours, reservations and special holiday menus, visit the restaurant's webpage or contact them directly

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