Discover The Holiday Spirit at Atlanta History Center Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time Travel to Holidays Past and Explore Holiday Traditions of the South with Music, Performances, Decorations, and Demonstrations

The Atlanta History Center's annual holiday program, The Holiday Spirit, is filled with family activities that celebrate the season. Holiday crafts, live music, decorations, engaging theatrical performances, and a visit from Saint Nicholas provide fun-filled opportunities for families with little ones to create holiday memories.

Featured activities include time travel to explore holidays past at Smith Family Farm and Swan House where guests encounter friendly “Spirits” from the 1860s and the 1930s.  

At Smith Family Farm, guests meet members of the Smith household and their neighbors as they prepare for the holidays and welcome soldiers returning from war on furlough. Demonstrations of blacksmithing, candle-dipping, and open-hearth cooking showcase time-honored traditions of the South. At Swan House, guests observe holiday decorations and meet the individuals who kept the house running during the busy holiday season, including the gardener, chauffeur, and maid.

WHAT:             The Holiday Spirit; Atlanta History Center’s annual family holiday program  

WHEN:             Saturday, December 15, 2012; 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE:          Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305

ADMISSION:    This program is free to members; included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers.  Purchase advance tickets online and                 save. For information about this program or to purchase admission tickets visit or call 404.814.4000.

SUPPORT:       Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts Council.


About Us

The Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum; two historic houses, 1928 Swan House and 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; Kenan Research Center; Grand Overlook event space; Chick-Fil-A at the Coca-Cola Café, a museum shop, and the Goizueta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of gardens, walkways, paths and trails. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House located in Midtown Atlanta.