Keep the fun in the holidays! Join us at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta for a month brimming with exciting educational programs featuring holidays around the world. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for December 2012.
Special December Programming:
Meet the Holidays: Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe
Saturday, December 1 at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 PM
Join the Imaginators for one of Mexico’s most celebrated religious holidays, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Children will listen to Our Lady of Guadalupe by Francisco Serrano to learn about cultural art and create their own Papel Cortado (cut paper) in bright colors to display at home.
December 1 – December 9, 2012
All Aboard!! The North Georgia Tin Plate Trackers will display a variety of interactive holiday trains at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The layout will delight and entertain children of all ages. Every module of the set up has push-buttons which allow spectators to operate various model railroad accessories such as crossing gates, beacon towers, handcars, and trolleys.
Meet the Holidays: Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 8 from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Join Santa and the Imaginators for a special winter holiday workshop. Visitors can make holiday picture ornaments, enjoy story-time with Santa, and play festive Reindeer Games. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these special memories!
Meet the Holidays: Hanukkah
Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 PM
Join the Imaginators for the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is traditionally welcomed with a holiday banner adorned with light. Visitors to the Museum can listen to The Amazing Menorah of Mazeltown by Hal Dresner and then make a banner to decorate their home for Hanukkah.
Meet the Holidays: Christmas
Saturday, December 22 at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and Sunday, December 23 at 2:00 PM
Join the Imaginators for a magical Christmas story Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell and Jason Cockcroft. Children can then make Christmas gift tags as a symbol of welcome, joy, and holiday spirit.
Meet the Holidays: Kwanzaa
Saturday, December 29 at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and Sunday, December 30 at 2:00 PM To honor and celebrate African-American heritage and culture, children will listen to L’il Rabbit’s Kwanza by Donna L. Washington and Shane W. Evans and then make a Mancala game which people of all ages play during the weeklong Kwanzaa festivities.
Noon Year’s Eve Ball
Monday, December 31 at 11:30 AM
10…9…8…7… We are counting down to the “noon year” for 2013. Come celebrate with us! Join Cinderella and Prince Charming for cotillion dancing on Noon Year’s Eve and help them count down to the “noon year”. Then visitors will join a grand ballroom procession throughout the Museum. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
Now through January
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is collecting gently used backpacks during the holidays to help our community partner, Crossroads Community Ministries. They serve over 500 homeless young children and their families each year. Backpacks can be donated in the Museum’s Welcome Center.