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Indoor Family Fun Full of Cheer this Holiday Season

In Events & Entertainment
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The weather outside might be frightful… but in Alpharetta, indoor family fun is delightful! Now that winter has officially arrived, indoor activities are the name of the game. Luckily, the sky is the limit when it comes to adventures that will keep spirits (and smiles) flying high. Prepare for memorable moments and lots of laughter when you take your crew to enjoy any of these awesome Alpharetta activities.

Make Cooking a Family Affair with Kid-Friendly Cooking Workshops

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Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio and Publix Aprons Cooking School offer up one-time cooking workshops designed for little ones and families to take together. Try the Wok N Roll or Cooking with Love family events at Flour Power. The “Big and Little Chef” sessions at Publix Aprons are designed to pair up an adult guardian and young chef for a delicious adventure. For an extra educational experience, Publix is also offering a Kids, Juniors and Teens level 3-Day Camp teaching the science behind cooking. Make sure to book your spot in advance!

Put On Your Explorer Hat for a Dino Safari: A Walk Thru Adventure

Alpharetta has a LARGER THAN LIFE exhibit, Dino Safari: A Walk Thru Adventure that you don’t want to miss! Now through April 2022, grab a prehistoric passport to see 30+ giant moving dinosaurs in a walk thru safari on a globetrotting expedition adventure for the whole family. See a variety of dinosaurs from each of the seven continents that were once Pangea during the Age of Reptiles. Along the journey, earthquakes might erupt, dinosaurs could battle, and you might have to help save a baby dinosaur’s life! Ticket admission required.

Snap Unforgettable Family Photos at The Original Selfie Museum at North Point

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For photos that will stand out and have your social media followers saying, “ooh” and “ahh,” make your way to North Point Mall for The Original Selfie Museum at North Point. With a plethora of eye-catching booths to capture unique photos in and changing rooms so you can make sure each outfit looks Insta-worthy, you’ll capture plenty of smiles on this excursion. Make sure to plan ahead, as this influencer haven is BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera).

Put on Your Best Game Face

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Knock your way through “The Back 9” at Fairway Social if the weather allows or sharpen your sports gaming skills with 11 top-rated simulators featuring everything from basketball to zombie dodgeball! Discover your competitive side at Main Event with state-of-the-art bowling, black light laser tag, more than 100 arcade games, and an indoor ropes course. Dave & Buster’s is the place to chill offering kid and grown-up fun! Put your gaming skills to the test with classic joystick and racing games. Teamwork makes the dream work at Urban Escape Games and Odyssey Escape Game! Within these pulse-pounding escape rooms, you can work as a team to break the code to escape. If your family digs digital gaming, PLAYlive Nation is a premium social gaming lounge inside North Point Mall where you can compete with like-minded players on the hottest new video games. If parents need a night out on the town, Hi-Five Sports Zone at North Point Mall offers “Parents Night Out” classes for kids aged 5-12 where the kiddos can spend their evening playing sports, games, skills challenges, listening to music, and eating pizza.

Awaken Your Inner Artist

Get artsy in Alpharetta with a family-friendly painting or pottery class at Painting with a Twist, All Fired Up or the Artrageous Potter. These create-your-own piece studios inspire creativity with your crew and each person gets to take home their masterpiece as a souvenir. Book ahead for any of the courses to be guaranteed plenty of room for individual creativity, oodles of oversight from educated instructors as needed, and excitement!

Skate Into the New Year with Avalon on Ice

Okay, okay—we know we’re supposed to focus on INDOOR family fun here—but we do live in the South after all. If there happens to be a particularly sunny day, or if you’re impervious to chilly weather, you may be looking for an excuse to get outdoors. We would be remiss to skip the ever-popular Avalon on Ice. This monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice-skating rink is open through January 17, 2022, at the Plaza at Avalon. Rent a pair of ice skates and glide across the ice while lights twinkle across the sky overhead in this Avalon winter wonderland. We recommend booking your timeslot in advance to make sure you’re set for smooth sailing (or skating in this case).

With all the family fun readily available in Alpharetta, you’ll wish you could stay overnight and keep the fun going all week long. Luckily, with 30 modern, family-friend hotels, finding lodging accommodations that fit your needs is as easy as ABC in Alpharetta. Make your Alpharetta visit into a PLAYcation and share your adventures with us by tagging us at @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta!