Not doing Christmas? Have an un-Christmassy holiday week by finding your own reason for the season with 10 queer things to do on December 24-25 and beyond.
Those are below, and when you're done, of course we also offer the Best Queer Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend.
The lights are up and the crowds are down. Check out these sites decked for the season.
1. Chinese Lantern Festival
Centennial Olympic Park
2. Garden Lights
Atlanta Botanical Garden
3. Fantasy Lights
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain
4. Georgia Aquarium
5. Ice Skating
6. Gather Together
Friends and fr-amily make the season bright
7. Hike It Up
All of Georgia’s state parks are open, several within metro Atlanta. gastateparks.org
8. Netflix & Chill
Alone or with a buddy, binge on your own brand of holiday fare. Check these with our highest recommendations:
The Great British Baking Show
The Haunting of Hill House
She-Ra Princess of Power
9. Get Out
Movies followed by Chinese food used to be called “Jewish Christmas” because they were the only venues open that day. Times have changed and options have expanded, including these two super-queer recommendations:
The Favourite (photo) is in area theaters.
Southern Art restaurant, owned by Chef Art Smith, serves a holiday menu all day, southernart.com
Giving of yourself could help stave off loneliness, or just warm that cold spot you’re harboring.
This feature originally ran in Q magazine. Read the full issue below.
Pick up a new edition of Q each week at queer and LGBTQ-friendly venues around town.