Best Places to Get Pictures With Santa Around Atlanta


Take family photos this holiday season or meet and get pictures with Santa in Atlanta for breakfast, hot chocolate or dinner.

Naughty v. Nice Holiday Spectacular at Ponce City Market. Take photos with Santa Claus and write letters for delivery to the South Pole and North Pole. Through Dec. 24.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Families can make Christmas memories including free pictures with Santa, crafts and activities. Through Dec. 24.

Tea with Santa at St. Regis Atlanta. Have tea and visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a mischievous hotel elf, and enjoy andouille, roasted pepper and smoked cheddar quiche, peppermint layer cake and gingerbread cheesecake. Through Dec. 24.

Santa’s Fantastical at Perimeter Pointe. Visit with Santa at this interactive wonderland. On Dec. 14 and 21, have a Chick-fil-A breakfast with Santa and enjoy a character meet and greet. Through Jan. 5.

Take photos with Santa at these locations:

Arbor Place Mall. 6700 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville. 770-947-4244.

Atlantic Station. 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta. 404-410-4010.

Avalon. 900 Third St., Alpharetta. 770-765-1000.

The Battery Atlanta. 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Cumberland Mall. 2860 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta. 770-435-2206.

Lenox Square Mall.  3393 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-233-6767.

Mall at Stonecrest. 2929 Turner Hill Rd., Lithonia. 678-526-8955.

Mall of Georgia. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 770-271-9458.

Northlake Mall. 4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 770-938-3565.

North Point Mall. 1000 North Point Cir., Alpharetta. 770-740-9273.

Perimeter Mall. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 770-394-4270.

Sugarloaf Mills. 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 678-847-5000.

Town Center at Cobb. 400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-424-0742.

Past Events:

Santa Arrives on the Train at Southeastern Railway Museum. Take photos with Santa and enjoy refreshments and entertainment by the Jingle Bell Dancers. Nov. 16.

Brunch with Santa/Christmas Party at Von Maur in the Perimeter Mall. Celebrate the holiday season at two fun-filled family parties: Brunch with Santa and The Singing Ice Princess and The Children’s Christmas Party with live performances, crafts, storytime, face painting and more. Nov. 23.

Santa on the Square in Downtown Newnan. See Santa light the Christmas tree, and kids are invited to discuss their Christmas list and take photos. Nov. 29.

Santa’s Corner at Momentum Christian Church. Kick off the holiday season with a visit to Santa. Nov. 30.

Santa on the Square at Decatur Plaza. Watch Santa arrive on a fire truck, share your Christmas list, and enjoy fresh cookies with milk or hot cocoa. Nov. 30.

Breakfast with Santa/Tea Party with Santa at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Guests will enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast buffet or tea, hot cocoa and treats, holiday sing-a-longs and a visit from Santa. Dec. 1 and 7.

Breakfast with Santa at Osteria 832. Photo opportunity with Santa who arrives on a fire truck with local firefighters, then enjoy breakfast. Proceeds benefit local fire stations. Dec. 7.

Christmas with the Kringles at Heritage Park. Come dressed in your favorite PJs or princess attire to treat yourself to breakfast while visiting Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Princess Tiana. Dec. 7.

Pictures with Santa at the Alpharetta Welcome Center. Stop in for a photo with Santa and have it printed and emailed to you. Dec. 7.

PJ Party with Santa at Town Center at Cobb. Cozy up in holiday PJs to enjoy activities, games and giveaways, and Santa will read a story to all the good little boys and girls. Dec. 7.

Story Time with Santa at Lilburn Activity Building. Eat breakfast treats with Santa while he reads a story. Play with elves and make a craft. Dec. 7.

A Day with Santa in Kennesaw. Holiday activities include a parade, free snow tubing, inflatables, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment and a holiday market. Dec. 7.

Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, make festive crafts, meet costumed characters and Santa. Dec. 7-8.

Children’s Holiday Party at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Visit this winter wonderland for holiday festivities, including brunch, photos with Santa and holiday cookie decorating. Dec. 8.

Jolly Jingle Jam at Alpharetta Community Center. Children ages 2-5 will make holiday crafts, play candy cane match, take a photo with Santa and more. Dec. 13.

Santa’s Mailbox at Alpharetta Community Center. Drop off your letter to Santa for a response from Kris Kringle himself. Through Dec. 13.

Holiday PJ Party at Tellus Science Museum. Wear your favorite PJs to the Museum for hands-on activities, photos with Santa, science demos with elves and more. Dec. 14.

Breakfast Buffet with Santa at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. Treat yourself to a breakfast buffet with Santa, sing carols, get an all-attractions pass to Stone Mountain Park and more. Benefits Friends of Disabled Adults and Children. Dec. 14.

Cookies & Cocoa With Santa at Duluth Festival Center. Little ones will get the chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes and make arts and crafts. Dec. 14.

Photos with Santa at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center. Pose for photos with Santa and tell him what’s on your Christmas wish list; donate toys for a local charity. Dec. 14.

Breakfast with Santa at the Georgia Aquarium. Wake Santa up to enjoy a breakfast buffet and take a photo together. Dec. 14.

Photos with Santa at Rhodes Hall. Delight in a winter wonderland and enjoy holiday music, art activities and a buffet before taking photos with Santa. Through Dec. 15.

Santa Brunch at Pancake Social. Jolly St. Nick will spread holiday cheer while guests enjoy breakfast. Dec. 18.

Botanical St. Nick at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Bring your camera and come tell all of your holiday wishes to St. Nick in his botanical head wreath. Dec. 21.

Santa Brunch at American Girl. Spend time with Santa to share your holiday wishes and take a photo and eat a delicious breakfast. Dec. 21.

Swim with Santa at Bethesda Park Aquatic Center. Join Santa in a fun holiday swim, make holiday crafts, participate in games, and treat yourself to refreshments. Dec. 21.

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