Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate indoors. With the mild weather in Georgia, you can wait a day or two for the sun to come out and warm things up. If that doesn’t happen, here are five activities worth bundling up to do outside this holiday season.
Night Sky Shows at the Okefenokee Swamp, Fargo: There are no camels, kings or gifts, but you can follow a star of your own walking through the woods. Lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp makes this area of Georgia perfect for stargazing. You can even observe the night sky through a high-powered telescope.
Seasonal Ice Skating Rinks, Atlanta: Nothing says the holidays like bundling up and hitting one of the many seasonal ice skating rinks around Atlanta. The Marietta Square is a newcomer to the scene, joining Centennial Park, Atlantic Station, St. Regis, Conyers and Avalon ice rinks.
Ziplining at North Georgia Canopy Tours, Lula: Your heart pumping in your chest will keep you warm as you fly through the air. Ground school gets first-timers comfortable with the heights and the equipment. For experienced zippers, the adventure course gives you a bird’s eye view of the North Oconee River and surrounding forest.
Holiday Lights at the Ruins, Barnsley Resort, Adairsville: The historic Manor House Ruins are the perfect canvas for this extensive light display that extends through the gardens and the village. Garden hours have been extended until 8 p.m. for day guests, or spend the night with the Light Up the Holidays package. Note: some evenings the ruins are reserved for private events and not open to the public. Call before you go.
Senoia’s Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes, Senoia: On Dec. 13, grab your hat and mittens for a tour of six historic homes and the Senoia United Methodist Church. Afterward, warm up with refreshments at the Senoia Area Historical Society House.
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