7 Ways to Add Some Southern Hospitality to Your Holiday Celebration with a Stay in Atlanta, Ga.

Making plans for the holidays? If those plans include spending some time in Atlanta, you’re in for a treat of sights and sounds like no other. A trip to this Southern jewel is guaranteed to provide families and couples alike with endless entertainment, culture and fun in any season – but especially during the holidays.

The city of Atlanta simply sparkles with delightful holiday cheer all season long – hosting a world of traditional events and entertainment offerings that will help you ring in the holidays. Follow along and see for yourself how a stay a downtown Atlanta hotel will have your holiday spirits soaring.

  1. Stone Mountain Christmas

Millions of shimmering lights, acres of real snow, live musical performances, and your favorite holiday characters add some magic to the air at Snow Mountain Christmas. From early November into January, Atlanta’s most heartwarming holiday celebration grabs hold of the park with a whole new world of rides, shows, and attractions that are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Best of all, staying at the Ellis Hotel can cut your cost of admission by using the promo code ‘THEELLISHOTEL’ at http://www.stonemountainpark.com/tickets-specials/consignment.aspx.

  1. Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker Performance

The Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker is entering its 20th season at the city’s Fox Theatre, and the performances become more stunning with each passing year. Some of the area’s best musicians come together to make up the orchestra and the unique setting for the performances make this one of the hottest tickets in town. Tickets start at just $25, and performances run daily from December 11 to December 27.

  1. Georgia Aquarium’s Festival of the SEAson

The Georgia Aquarium is already the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, holding 10 million gallons of marine and fresh water with tens of millions of animals to make it a must-see no matter what time of year you visit. But if you go during the holidays, you’re in for a special treat.

Georgia Aquarium’s Festival of the SEAson is an annual event that begins the third week in November and transforms the Aquarium into a winter wonderland complete with a light show, live holiday entertainment, tree lighting ceremonies and, of course, a scuba-diving Santa.

  1. Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park has become the social and cultural centerpiece of the city, and it is turned into an amazing winter playground each year starting in November. The 21-acre park is decorated head to toe with thousands of holiday lights, while housing downtown Atlanta’s only ice skating rink.

  1. Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Located just a short walk across the street from Centennial Olympic Park, this Atlanta treasure will be re-opening just in time for the holiday season! Holidays at the Museum help children celebrate all the season’s good tidings.

  1. Holiday Bricktacular

There aren’t many kids, or adults for that matter, who don’t love LEGOs. Every weekend in December, Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center is hosting its popular “Holiday Bricktacular,” where kids can participate in scavenger hunts, Christmas tree building, jolly builds and so much more.

  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Take part in a time-honored Christmas tradition with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ adaptation of this wonderful holiday classic. Based on the classic television special, Rudolph and his friends come to life and take center stage in a performance you surely won’t want to miss during your stay in Atlanta hotels.

Finding Atlanta Accommodations

Whether your tastes run more towards high-end shopping and cuisine, or family fun and entertainment, there is something in Atlanta to suit everyone, and this also goes for some of the extraordinary hotel packages that are being offered throughout the city this holiday season.

Atlanta is an amazing place to visit during the holidays, and you’ll find no shortage of things to do or places to go during your stay in a downtown Atlanta hotel. Book your accommodations today and start making memories that will last a lifetime with help from the Ellis Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the intimate boutique setting of the Ellis Hotel offers guest an unparalleled experience filled with holiday cheer and endless delight. Send your holiday spirit soaring and book your stay at the Ellis Hotel.

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