Fernbank Museum of Natural History is bringing back “Winter Wonderland”, an exhibition partnering with the local international community to honor holiday traditions around the world. 

Throughout the holiday season, more than 30 trees encircling the museum’s cavernous atrium will be decorated with ornaments and cultural artifacts representing the traditions of other cultures, even those that don’t widely celebrate Christmas. Last year’s trees included ornaments in the form of flutes and lamas from Peru, grapes from Argentina and ribbons in cheetah and zebra prints from Kenya, to name a few. Read last year’s story

This year, the Winter Wonderland celebrations won’t just be passive. Fernbank is inviting families to a Winter Wonderland Celebration Day on Saturday, Nov. 22, where trees will be available for viewing and cultural groups including the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker ensemble, the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu and Peruvian group Apu Inka will offer performances. 

The exhibition runs from Nov. 21 to Jan. 11 and is included in the cost of admission. Members can view the exhibition free. Learn more here

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...