Safe & Festive Ways to Enjoy The Winter Weather

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Unobstructed views of Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline!
Skaters will stay warm under the heated Garden Tent, enjoy a state-of-the-art sound system, and an 85-foot long and 40-foot wide rink. 
Available for private skating lessons, parties, marriage proposals and more. 
Due to COVID we are limiting our capacity of skaters on the ice. 
Observers are invited to sit back and relax and catch up with family and friends by stone fire pits and fireplaces, in private holiday cabanas, or take photos in one of the many selfie stations. 
Ice-skating lessons brought to you by the Fireworks Skating Academy this Holiday Season. The Fireworks skating academy boasts professional instructors who have been trained by Olympic coaches. A variety of lessons are offered to patrons of all ages and levels.
Please be aware that the Rink will be implementing a mandatory face mask policy this season. Any guests entering the facility without a mask may purchase one from the front desk for $1.
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Providence Canyon State Park

Unpack your hiking shoes for a trek around one of Georgia’s most beautiful and notable natural wonders! 
Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”
The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park. 
Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge. 
Hikers who explore the deepest canyons will usually find a thin layer of water along the trail, indication of the water table below. 
Backpackers can stay overnight along the backcountry trail, which highlights portions of the canyon and winds through mixed forest. 
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Starlight Drive-in

Times: 9:30 p.m. &  11 p.m.
Location: 2000 Moreland Avenue
Price: $1-$10
At 70-years-old, the Starlight Drive-in is an Atlanta classic and was easily able to adapt to pandemic-friendly programming. 
The permanent drive-in theater boasts big Blockbuster films nightly. Ticket prices are for double features, which means you’ll get to see two movies that are playing on the same screen.
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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Date: Through January 16
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Price: $24.95-$56.95
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens continues its annual tradition of covering roughly 30-acres with lights to create a holiday-themed outdoor trail. This year, Alice and the Red Queen join the White Rabbit and Phoenix in a glowing cast of sculptures. Nature’s Wonders returns with new music and motion, illuminating through countless strands of synchronized dancing lights. For safety, masks are required, entrance capacity has been lowered, all tickets must be purchased online, and visitors are to remain six-feet apart from others.
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PRISM: Winter Lights

Date: Through January 31
Time: The park is open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
Location: Woodruff Park
Price: Free
Back for its second year, PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park, presented by the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and curated by Dashboard, is a two-month art exhibition displaying works by artists from around the country. This year’s show explores the theme of water and features three light-based landmark sculptures installed on the park’s main lawn. Additionally, Arts & Entertainment Atlanta will pilot a projection mapping effort that showcases animated artwork by local artists on the park’s International Peace Fountain water wall. Featured artists include MaDora Frey, Ellex Swavoni, Jason Sweet, Kris Pilcher, NNEKKAA, Amelia Carley and Joseph Peragine.
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