If you’re looking for things to do in November in Atlanta, this is the right place! November brings cooler temperatures, fall foliage, Thanksgiving, and holiday lights.
We’re highlighting a few November activities and events on this page. The list may continue to grow after November 1st, so please check back.
Our readers have asked us for content like this, that allows them to see events farther in advance so they can save the date. We’re listening, and trying to give you what you need.
While we like to focus on things that are free or cheap, we often include higher-priced events as well, particularly if we can let you know about discounts that might apply.
Please remember to verify every event before you head out! That’s why we provide so many links. We try to keep up with cancellations, but there are a whole lot of them right now.
And remember, just because something is happening doesn’t mean you have to go.
As always, stay home if you feel unwell, or if you’ve been exposed to someone who was (or became) sick. Use your best judgment and weigh the risks. Take a face mask and hand sanitizer with you.
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November in Atlanta:
top events and things to do this month
Below the spotlighted events, you’ll find a day-by-day calendar listing of November events, in chronological order.
Election Day & National Sandwich Day deals
Coincidentally, Election Day and National Sandwich Day fall on the same date this year — Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Both are dates when retailers and restaurants offer deals, freebies, and giveaways. Get the details by clicking thru the links below.
- Election Day deals & freebies, including a FREE Krispy Kreme donut
- National Sandwich Day deals for 2020
FREE museum days
There are two FREE admission programs are going on this month! The major difference is that you now must reserve a timed ticket in advance, instead of just showing up. In some cases, just selecting the date and time gets the fee waived, while others require a promo code at checkout.
Take advantage of the following, by reserving a spot now:
- November 7th & 8th — Free admission for Bank of America cardholders at Atlanta History Center, High Museum, and Tellus Science Museum (through the Museums on Us program)
- November 8th — Free Second Sundays admission at the High Museum of Art
Free Sunset Sessions outdoor concerts
November 1st and 8th
500 10th St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Head to Park Tavern in midtown Atlanta any Sunday evening in October for a free Sunset Sessions concert, featuring alternative music. It happens rain or shine, under a canopy on the tavern’s patio.
Get the details.
Veterans Day freebies, deals, and giveaways
While Veterans Day is on the 11th, the deals for veterans and their families are more spread out this year, in an effort to limit crowds.
We’ve got everything from FREE meals to haircuts and car washes this year, with some of them starting on the first of the month, and others running through month’s end. And, Target is offering a 10% discount for military, veterans, and their immediate families from Nov. 1st thru 11th.
Check out our big list of Veterans Day deals and freebies
Alpaca Barn Tours
Every Saturday & Sunday in November
Creekwater Alpaca Farm
2812 Centerville Rosebud Rd SW
Snellville, GA 30039
This Gwinnett County farm is open to the public on weekends. The admission fee for the barn tours includes one bag of feed, so you can give the friendly alpacas a healthy snack when you visit them in their pens. According to the farm’s website, tour groups are limited to around 10 people and happen at an easy pace.
Get more details
Murmuration– an outdoor art installation
Through November 29, 2020
Now open on the grounds of the Woodruff Arts Campus, on the plaza outside the High Museum. As with all outdoor exhibits, it is FREE for the public to explore. Visitors are invited to “perch and nest” alongside the birds in this outdoor mesh canopy.
More details on Murmuration
Atlanta From the Ashes history tour
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
We’ve gone on this tour, which starts at the ATL playground at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. Wouldn’t you love to be able to point out a building to your friends and tell them the secret formula for Coca Cola was kept there, in a basement vault, for many decades?
History tour details
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Nightly, November 14 to January 16
The 2020 light display combines new features with perennial favorites. The lights are on from 5 to 10 p.m. each night, including Thanksgiving Day. However, capacity is limited and prices are higher this year. You’ll want to make a reservation well in advance. And you’ll definitely want to check our detailed post on how to save money on tickets this year. Tickets are on sale now!
Get more details
Thanksgiving dinner & holiday weekend events
Whether you’re looking for info on where to dine out, or where to get a complete dinner (or just dessert!) to go, we’ve got you covered.
Check out our Thanksgiving Day listings, and then check back again, because they are growing daily. (Kudos for getting a head start on your holiday planning!)
- Atlanta area restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2020
- Where to order Thanksgiving dinner to go in 2020
- Things to do Thanksgiving weekend
Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
November 20,2020 — January 4, 2021
The spectacular light display returns for the 2020 holiday season! Now is the time to snag discount tickets. There are a couple of ways to save — through advance purchase on Value Days or a new Groupon deal.
Get the details on discounted tickets
The best holiday light displays
Atlantans love a good light display! Since so many of these have always been drive-thru events, they’re perfect for a family outing now that the clocks have changed and it gets dark so early.
We’ve compiled all the details on the best and most popular holiday light shows around the region. Just click through the links for prices, hours, and any available discounts or coupons.
- Lights of Life holiday light display in Marietta
- Stone Mountain Christmas
- Lakeside Lights Spectacular (walkable display at Lanier Islands)
More holiday lights content coming soon! Please check back!
Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and hayrides
Select dates in early November
Many farms continue their fall activities into early November (others shut down after Halloween). Check out our big list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hayrides. Many of the farms listed have produce markets, petting zoos, picnic areas, hayrides, games and more. All have safety precautions and distancing measures in place. Some have discounted admission deals, and you’ll find those listed too.
Get more details.
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