[exp] [/exp]This holiday season, you have quite a few reasons to stop by Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
Holiday in Lights runs through January 15, 2017.
Even if you’ve seen Holiday in Lights at Centennial Park in previous years, it’s worth going again: They make a new holiday lights display each season. Since it’s free to check out thousands of holiday lights, it’s an excellent add-on outing when you happen to be near Centennial Park after dark.
And through January 15, 2017, you can go ice skating at Centennial Park’s ice rink.
The outdoor ice skating rink at Centennial Park is generally open from 4:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, & 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. on Sunday. During Winter Break (December 19-23 & 26-30), the rink will be open from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, it will be open from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. And you can skate from 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
Admission is $12/90 minutes of skating, including skate rental. On select Monday & Tuesday nights, college students & members of the military with ID can get tickets for $9 each. And if you plan on checking out the newest addition to Atlanta’s mix of festivals, the Chinese Lantern Festival, while you’re at Centennial Park, you can snag combo tickets for $21 each on select evenings.
As always, MARTA is your best bet. If you’re driving, parking is available at the Red Parking Deck, located beside the Georgia World Congress Center at 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, Atlanta.