Miracle Bar in Atlanta, Georgia

Miracle Bar in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by @girlmeetsthepeach

The Best Holiday Pop-Ups in Georgia

Oh, what fun it is to celebrate the holidays at limited-time-only pop-ups! From ice skating rinks to cozy rooftop igloos, artist markets to holiday-themed bars and more, these holiday pop-ups in Georgia are sure to make you merry. Grab your friends and family, and don't miss the fun at these seasonal surprises throughout the state.

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Ice skating rink at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia
Avalon on Ice in Alpharetta, Georgia

Ice Skating

Blue Ridge on Ice in Blue Ridge

Ice skating opens at the Blue Ridge Farmers Market, located next door to The Swan Drive-In, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, and continues through Jan. 7, 2024. Open daily and will have special hours on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cost is $10 and includes skate rental.

Avalon on Ice in Alpharetta

Glide into the holiday spirit on the monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink at Avalon on Ice Nov. 19, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024, in Alpharetta.

Rink on the River in Canton

Glide across the ice with family and friends on the covered outdoor Rink on the River. Located at The Mill on Etowah in Canton, this ice-skating rink is a great way to create lasting memories with friends and family! Experience the fun on the ice Nov. 24, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024.

Skate City Springs in Sandy Springs

Starting Nov. 24, 2023, you can glide, spin, stride, and laugh with friends while you bumble along, or just watch from the sidelines with a cup of hot cocoa at the ice rink on the City Green. Open daily through Jan. 21, 2024, online reservations will be prioritized.

Find more ice skating rinks and outdoor activities on the Explore Georgia Calendar of Events.

Woman holding coffee cup at Christmas Market in Savannah, Georgia
Christmas Market in Savannah, Georgia. Photo by @savgoldengals


Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District in Savannah

Stroll through the European-style Christmas market in Savannah starting Nov. 16, 2023, and bask in the glow of lights at the tree lighting ceremony Nov. 24, 2023. The celebrations continue through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, with live music and performances, children’s activities, photos with Santa Claus, the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and more.

Atlanta Christkindl Market

Experience a unique fusion of traditional German festivities and the vibrant spirit of Atlanta at the outdoor Atlanta Christkindl Market in the Buckhead Village District. Shop daily through Dec. 24, 2023, for delicious culinary delights and handcrafted treasures, and take pictures with Santa as a keepsake.

Find more holiday shopping events in Georgia.

Inside winter yurt at Osteria Mattone in Roswell, Georgia
Osteria Mattone in Roswell, Georgia

Restaurants & Bars

Osteria Mattone Yurt Experience in Roswell

Experience exceptional Italian cuisine while dining outside in an elegantly decorated yurt at Osteria Mattone in Roswell. Reserve your table for up to six people, and enjoy a special meal of Roman specialties in a magical wintry setting.

Angel Bar Christmas Pop-Up at From the Earth Brewing in Roswell

From Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, 2023, From the Earth Brewing in Roswell turns into a wonderland of joy and festivity, serving up holiday cocktails and mouthwatering bites. You'll be in awe at the over-the-top display of decorations that create photo ops at every turn, with an explosion of lights, ribbons and countless Christmas touches. Wear your tackiest Christmas sweaters and outfits with pride, and create jolly holiday memories at Angel Bar.

Sleigh on Perry in Lawrenceville, Georgia
Sleigh on Perry in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Photo by @sleighonperry

Sleigh on Perry in Lawrenceville

Sleigh on Perry, a limited-time pop-up bar in Lawrenceville, features wall-to-wall holiday decor, an exclusive classic Christmas movie-inspired cocktail list, and yummy snacks. Shop for handmade gifts and holiday decor at the Sleigh Gift Market on Dec. 17, and kick back with friends and festive cocktails Dec. 21-23, 2023. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Marietta Melt Yard in Marietta

Bring friends and family to the "Home Alone"-inspired pop-up at Marietta Melt Yard through New Year's Day, complete with festive cocktails like The Wet Bandit, Buzz's Buzz and the Gingerbread Old Fashioned. Decked out with thousands of lights and movie references down to pizzas served in Little Nero's Pizza boxes, Marietta Melt Yard is definitely a must-see for the holidays.

Find more Holiday Pop-up Bars in Cobb County. 

Alpine Village at The Lost Square in Savannah

Grab a fur blanket, cozy up with a hot drink, and enjoy the twinkling lights in the winter yurts at The Lost Square on the roof of The Alida hotel in Savannah. For 90 minutes, you can enjoy sharable plates, plus festive specials like Lowcountry Boil, tableside S'mores, and cozy cocktails meant for sipping – the ideal way to celebrate the season.

Miracle at The Expat in Athens

Opening Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, and running through the end of the year, Miracle at The Expat adds kitschy decorations and festive cocktails like the Christmapolitan and the Koala Cooler to the restaurant's exceptional menu. Reserve your spot on the patio, at the bar, or in the dining room, and let the fun begin!

Published: November 2023
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