Woodruff Park will host the exhibition PRISM: Winter Lights, which will be on display for three months. It is FREE and open to the public.
The light exhibit will feature imaginative, light-based installations created by artists from around the country. The lights are installed to enhance existing park features, like the International Peace Fountain and the gazebo.
You have plenty of time to view PRISM, as it will remain on site at Woodruff Park through February 2020.
There is also a gorgeous exhibition guide online — with a map of where each installation is within the park, and some preview photos. It is highly recommended!
Opening celebration on Saturday, December 7th
The opening celebration event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7th. It will feature music by Ree De La Vega, with refreshments available for purchase.
Caroling in the Park, on December 9th
The community is invited back on Monday, December 9 for the annual Caroling in the Park event, where the Georgia State University Choral Union and the Atlanta Homeward Choir will sing carols from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
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- Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival at Centennial Olympic Park
- Lights of Life holiday light display at Life University in Marietta
- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
- Best holiday light displays around Atlanta in 2019
- Where to get free photos with Santa in 2019
About the venue
Woodruff Park is located at 91 Peachtree Street NW, in the Fairlie-Poplar district. It is bordered by Edgewood Avenue, Peachtree Street, Auburn Avenue, and Park Place.
This six-acre park is a natural gathering space for a diverse cross-section of Atlantans and a key starting point for exploring downtown Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods. Surrounding buildings include government offices, commerce, and Georgia State University.
Originally known as Central City Park, Woodruff Park was renovated through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company. Today, the park offers playgrounds, fountains, and a variety of facilities and services.
The park is patrolled daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., through a partnership between the Atlanta Police Department and GSU Police, making it a very safe venue. The Downtown Clean Team helps with park maintenance.
Each year, Woodruff Park hosts a variety of festivals, events, and performances, including the WoodRUFF Bark Dog Parade and the annual German Bierfest.
Woodruff Park is easily accessible via both bus and rail. Two Atlanta Streetcar stops—Park Place and Woodruff Park—are located in the park. The park is also home to a Relay Bike Share hub.
If you’re using MARTA rail, it couldn’t be easier. The park is located between Five Points Station and Peachtree Center Station.
Five Points Directions
- Take any train to the Five Points MARTA station
- Go to street level and follow signs to the Peachtree Street exit
- Turn left on Peachtree Street and walk about a block
Peachtree Center Directions
- Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station
- Follow the signs to the Ellis Street at the south end of the train platform
- Exit the fare gates and follow signs to Peachtree Street East
- At street level, turn left on Peachtree Street (toward Residence Inn) to reach the park.
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