College Students: Here are 7 Reasons to Stay in Atlanta Over December Break


Spend your college break this month in Atlanta with these fun ideas.
Bundle up and head out for some December fun in Atlanta. (Diane Macdonald)
Tailgate Saturdays are a touchdown for college football fans. (James Duckworth)
Cheers to a fun pub crawl that benefits kids. (dangrytsku)
Ring in the new year at these fun New Year's Eve parties. (ClaudeLux)

Looking for some fun ways to spend your time in Atlanta this December? School is breaking for the holiday, but you're thinking about sticking around this year. Here are our picks for what to do over college break in Atlanta. 

  1. Tailgate Saturdays
    Love college football? Stop by the College Football Hall of Fame for a full day of watching, cash bar, snacks and scavenger hunts sponsored by Home Depot. 

  2. Snow Mountain
    Virtually everyone loves a good snowball fight or sliding down a snowy hill. Grab some friends and hit the slopes at Snow Mountain where you can slide on your own or with up to eight friends in one special tube. Build a snowman, pelt your buddy with snowballs and enjoy the crisp clean air. 

  3. Invasion: Christmas Carol 2017
    Head on down to Dad’s Garage for a night of fun and laughter as the Dad’s Garage ensemble kicks the classic Christmas Carol tale in the tuchus. Check website for details, ticket prices and deals. 

  4. 26th Annual Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl
    After 25 years, you know they’re doing it right. Take an unwrapped toy and join the holiday fun and merriment at the 26th Annual Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl at its new location, Live! At the Battery. 

  5. Pop Up Christmas Cocktail Bar: Miracle on Monroe
    The popular holiday pop up is back in two locations. The merriment is free but shots are $5 and cocktails are $12. It's a great place to celebrate the season with friends. See website for locations, dates and hours.

  6. Jingle Ball
    A great way to ring in the season. See live performances from Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Halsey, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne and Why Don't We at 96.1’s Jingle Ball at Philips Arena. 

  7. Ring in 2018
    A new year is coming. Check out our list of the best New Year's Eve parties in Atlanta to ring in 2018.

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Joleen Pete is a Southern California transplant, living and loving it in the ‘burbs outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and their son. On the weekends, they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography, and lifestyle/family blogger behind Love, Joleen.