Three Simple Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving in Downtown Atlanta [2019]

November 20, 2019

Whether you are bracing yourself to whip up an elaborate meal and host dozens of guests or you plan to leave the cooking to the experts and book a table at a local restaurant, we've got you covered. Here are a few quick tips on where to go and what to do in Downtown to have a great Thanksgiving holiday.


For the talented cooks and bakers among us, run a quick errand in Downtown to pick up the ingredients you need. Multiple merchants at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market offer fresh meat, produce, and other sundries--and even special treats like pralines, hand pies, and loose leaf teas. Origin Market in South Downtown also stocks a variety of affordable produce in addition to their menu of prepared food items. 



Plenty of restaurants in Downtown Atlanta will be open and serving sumptuous Thanksgiving dinners. Those accepting reservations include, but are not limited to:

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Treat yourself to a stroll through Downtown's Centennial Park District neighborhood, which will be buzzing with holiday cheer. Centennial Olympic Park's International Winter Wonderland includes the Atlanta Christkindl Market (free to enter, price of goods varies by vendor) and the Chinese Lantern Festival (ticketed entry). World of Coca-Cola's iconic holiday decor will be on display in Pemberton Place, and the Festival of Trees inside the Embassy Suites is free to enjoy ("vote" for your favorite tree by way of a donation!).