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Must-See Holiday Decor Around Atlanta

‘Tis the season for gorgeous holiday designs and decor! Each year, it fills us with joy to see the city begin to take on that wintry sparkle. While designers and homeowners alike are filling their homes with holiday cheer, the city reflects it back at us. 

It seems impossible to choose favorites, as the Big Peach truly delivers when it comes to holiday decor, but we’re choosing just a few to showcase. Here’s our list of can’t-miss spots when you’re searching for that seasonal spirit!

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
Photo: The Ritz-Carlton

While you’re enjoying one of the most wonderful times of the year, set a moment aside to take in the spirited atmosphere at The Ritz-Carlton. They decorate for the holidays by transforming the hotel into a wonderland full of sparkling lights, sweet treats and special events. The impeccably-trimmed trees filled with lush ornaments and garlands are the perfect sight to see to get into holiday mode.


Home for the Holidays Showhouse

Holiday Showhouse Atlanta
Photo: Atlanta Holiday Home Facebook

There’s nothing quite like seeing Atlanta’s top design-industry talents join together to create a space. What has become a tradition to kick off the holiday season, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles presents their annual Home for the Holidays Showhouse -- created this year in a renovated Buckhead home. Guests will find endless design inspiration as they walk through this year’s chosen red-brick Colonial style abode.



Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum
Photo: Explore Georgia

The expression of culture and design come together beautifully at this exhibit! With over two floors of handsomely decorated trees from celebrations around the world, the Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum has been a centerpiece for guests’ holiday itineraries for years. More than 30 trees are decorated and designed to represent the diverse holidays, traditions and events from around the world.



Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House

 Callanwolde Atlanta
Photo: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

As an Atlanta family tradition for over 40 years, visitors gather at the historic Candler Mansion as it transforms for the holidays. Top interior and floral design professionals decorate the entire 27,000-square-foot space capturing the spirit of the holiday through design in every room. Be on the lookout in the coming days, as we’ll be stopping by and documenting our favorite vignettes on Facebook!



Atlanta Botanical Garden

 Atlanta Botanical Garden
Photo: Dustin Grau

Celebrate the joy of design through lights at the Garden Lights Holiday Nights event held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Feast your eyes on their spectacular display featuring over 1 million twinkling lights that spreads throughout the garden. We know it will get you into the holiday spirit!


We’d love to hear about your Atlanta holiday hot spots! Tell us about your favorites in the comments.




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