Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Nov. 17-March 5

Wildwood: AGLOW

Journey into the magnificent, sometimes hidden worlds of nature in Fernbank’s outdoor, nighttime experience, WildWoods: AGLOW. Inspired by the native flora and fauna that thrive in the 10 acres of featured woodlands, and unlike anything else in Atlanta, this multi-sensory experience reveals the wonder of nature and wildlife through an immersive blend of the real environment and glowing displays.

Nov. 19-27

Georgia Festival of Trees

The festival features a forest of dazzling Christmas trees available for auction, live music and entertainment, kids’ activities and games, gift shops from local artisans, food and more. All proceeds from the event and holiday tree sales will benefit Wellspring Living, a local nonprofit organization that supports and serves survivors of human trafficking in metro Atlanta.

Nov.19 - Jan. 8

Sloomoo Institute

Experience all kinds of fun slime activities at the new Sloomoo Institute! It’s a colorful, visual, interactive space where you can concoct your own slime -- combining one of 40 different colors, 60 different scents, and 150 different charms into a custom slime to take home!

Nov. 23

T.I. to perform at Atlanta Hawks game

The Hawks Shop, the official team store of the Atlanta Hawks, announced a special in-store collaboration with the international phenomenon Trap Music Museum and Atlanta’s own famed artist, comedian and entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris and his son, artist Domani. To help introduce the co-branded two retail pieces, the duo behind the hit single ‘Family Connect’ will perform at halftime of the Hawks game against Sacramento.

Nov. 25

A Night of Sinful Stouts

Join Monday Night Brewing for a decadent VIP Event celebrating the release of the 2022 edition of its legendary brew, 7 Deadly Stouts, and the first-ever release of Shadow King, a Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Rye Stout set to emerge from the depths of the Garage on the same eve. Tickets are $100, and the event is set to be a smorgasbord of depravity, featuring:

  • 2 take home bottles (one bottle of 7 Deadly Stouts; one bottle of The Shadow King)
  • A tasting of our award-winning dark beers led by Brewmaster Peter Kiley
  • Live aerial and fire-eating performances by Jaylnn Haywood
  • Neapolitan pizzas from our wood-fired oven
  • A commemorative goblet
  • Cigar pairings from ATL Cigar Co.

Nov. 26

Cold-Stunned Plunge

Take a ‘cold-stunned’ plunge into the chilly Atlantic in support of sea turtles on the Georgia coast! It’s the second annual fun-and-frigid fundraising event for the Jekyll Island Authority’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Many sea turtles get caught in hypothermic water temperatures during the winter months, and your support will assist with cold-stun rehabilitation and recovery. Take the plunge and raise some funds!

Fridays, on the Plaza Green

The community is invited to gather under the stars on the Plaza Green at The Battery Atlanta every Friday night this month to watch film-favorites with family and friends. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating for the free movie showings. “The Grinch” Saturday, Nov. 26 following the Tree Lighting

Now-Dec. 30

The Fans Strike Back Star Wars Experience

Get ready for the largest exhibition in the saga of fan-made Star Wars events! You’ll find photos, posters, costumes, figures, and models of different types and sizes—all official objects bought by Star Wars fans. There will also be a green chroma to take pictures in the Star Wars universe.

Now - Jan 1

Journey to Space! at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum presents the lates exhibit: Journey to Space. A hands-on exhibit, where, through games, multimedia components, and interactive exhibits, you can learn how astronauts eat, sleep, and live, while in space! Its perfect for scientists at any age, allowing them to play with water rockets and operate a robotic arm.

Dec. 1- Jan. 2

College Football Hall of Fame turns into North Pole for Deck the Hall

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. The annual Deck the Hall tradition returns to the epicenter of college football for a month of fun holiday cheer. Local fans and fans visiting Atlanta for the Peach Bowl and Celebration Bowl can engage in family friendly activities and sing Christmas carols of their favorite fight songs while enjoying nearly 95,000 square feet of interactive space. Special artifacts will be displayed for Bowl season and guests are encouraged to explore the Hall’s newest exhibits including the 2022 Hall of Fame Class Exhibit. The attraction transforms into a college football winter wonderland on December 1.


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