Best Places to Get Pictures With Santa Around Atlanta


Take family photos this holiday season, send letters or meet Santa at these Atlanta events.

Toys and Tea at The Ritz-Carlton. Families can enjoy tea, hot chocolate, a cookie decorating station and more as Santa and Mrs. Claus drop by for a visit. Dec. 20-21.

Visits with Santa at The Avenue West Cobb. Take photos with Santa, play in the life-size snow globe and listen to a Christmas concert. Dec. 21.

Santa at The Avenue East Cobb. Create joyful memories with train rides, crafts, a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and more. Through Dec. 23.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Families can make Christmas memories with 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 listen to live music. Through Dec. 24.

Santa on the Square at Marietta Square. Reserve a time to take photos with Santa against a Christmas backdrop. Through Dec. 24.

Santa’s Post Office at The Battery Atlanta. Drop off letters to Santa and take photos with him at his Atlanta outpost sponsored by Truist. Through Dec. 24.

A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms. Drive or take a hayride through the Christmas light display and visit with Santa and his reindeer. Through Dec. 30.

Take photos with Santa at these locations:

Mall of Georgia. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788. Through Dec. 24.

Avalon. 900 Third St., Alpharetta. 770-765-1000. Through Dec. 24.

Sugarloaf Mills. 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 678-847-5000. Through Dec. 24.

Town Center at Cobb. 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw. 770-424-0742. Through Dec. 24.

Lenox Square Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-233-7575. Through Dec. 24.

Greenbriar Mall. 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy. SW, Atlanta. 404-344-6611. Through Dec. 24.

Arbor Place Mall. 6700 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville. 770-947-4244. Through Dec. 24.

Cumberland Mall. 2860 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta. 770-435-2206. Through Dec. 24.

Perimeter Mall. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 770-394-4270. Through Dec. 24.

Past events:

Portraits on the Porch with Santa at Dolvin House. Take photos with Santa at this historical home. Nov. 12.

North Georgia Premium Outlets. 800 Hwy. 400 S, Dawsonville. 706-216-3609. Through Dec. 11.

Mt. Zion Craft Show. Visit with Santa, shop arts and crafts vendors, a bake sale and more. Nov. 12-13.

Santa Arrives! at Southeastern Railway Museum. Santa Claus arrives by train for photos with friends and family. Nov. 19.

The Lighting of Avalon. Tree lighting, festive music and an appearance from Old St. Nick. Nov. 20.

Santa on the Square in Downtown Newnan. See Santa arrive in a fire truck to light the Christmas tree before visiting with him. Nov. 25.

Georgia Festival of Trees at Georgia World Congress Center. See the beautiful Christmas tree, enjoy live entertainment, play games, make crafts, visit with Santa and more. Through Nov. 27.

Coming Home for the Holidays in Smyrna. Kick off the season with Santa, holiday festivities and a tree lighting. Nov. 29.

A Day With Santa in Kennesaw. Play on the snow slide, watch performances and a parade, shop the market, and take photos with Santa. Dec. 3.

Halcyon Holiday Magic at Halcyon. Welcome Santa and the holidays with your favorite characters, a teddy bear hospital, holiday entertainment, face painting, ornament making and more. Dec. 3.

Smiles for the Season at Colony Square. Enjoy a holiday breakfast with festive characters and a visit with Santa benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dec. 3.

Christmas Jubilee & Parade of Lights in Woodstock. Watch this lighted parade, and afterwards, visit with Santa, watch the tree lighting, listen to “The Polar Express” and more. Dec. 3.

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Loganville. After the parade, Santa will light the tree. Dec. 3.

Lilburn Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at Lilburn City Park. Watch the parade on Main Street, go on a train ride around the park, take a selfie with Santa, listen to music and more. Dec. 3.

Peachtree City Hometown Holiday at Drake Field. Meet with Santa, listen to holiday music, enjoy holiday treats, watch the tree lighting and more. Dec. 3.

Deck the Hall in Duluth. See the tree lighting, visit with Santa, and enjoy lots of kids’ activities. Dec. 3.

Christmas Traditions at Sylvia Beard Theatre. Take photos with Santa, sip the hot chocolate bar, watch a holiday classic, and enjoy tons of holiday fun. Dec. 3.

Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. Grab a to-go kit of holiday goodies before meeting Santa. Dec. 3-4.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival at Glover Park. Write letters to Santa, listen to choir performances, see decorated trees, watch the tree lighting ceremony, and visit with Santa. Dec. 1.

Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting in Decatur. Enjoy holiday carols, hot cocoa, “snow,” and Santa lighting the tree. Dec. 1.

Santa’s Arrival in Acworth. See Santa, special guests and Mayor Tommy Allegood ring in the holiday season. Dec. 2.

Holly Jolly Day in Town Center Park. Watch festive performances by local schools, see the tree lighting, get a photo with Santa, make crafts, and treat yourself to s’mores and hot cocoa. Dec. 2.

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Powder Springs. Watch the parade travel from Marietta St. to downtown Powder Springs, and afterwards, enjoy photos with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate. Dec. 2.

Sparkle! Celebration at Thrasher Park. The City of Norcross celebrates Christmas with activities, including a tree lighting, carriage rides and photos with Santa. Dec. 2.

Olde Town Christmas Party at Conyers Welcome Center/Depot. Take selfies with Santa, taste food from food trucks, roast marshmallows, enjoy reindeer games and more. Dec. 2.

Christmas on Green Street, Open House and Christmas Parade at Historic Green Street. Watch a parade of antique cars, holiday floats, marching bands and community groups, visit historic homes, and enjoy musical groups, face painters, Santa and more. Dec. 4.

Children’s Holiday Party at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Enjoy an array of children’s festivities, a large buffet, a holiday cookie decorating station and visits with Santa. Dec. 4.

Christmas at Piedmont Church Arts and Crafts Show at Piedmont Church. More than 40 unique handmade arts and crafts booths, a children’s play area, interactive crafts, food, entertainment and free photos with Santa. Dec. 9-10.

Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Avalon. This breakfast includes a visit with Santa and holiday surprises. Dec. 10.

All Aboard for Holiday Fun at The Southern Museum. Come in PJs to watch the “Polar Express,” see a winter-themed model train layout and more holiday activities. Dec. 10.

Breakfast with Santa at Rehoboth Baptist Church. Join WSB Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns and the FODAC team for a wonderful family breakfast and musical entertainment. Dec. 10.

Merry Little Christmas Experience in Lawrenceville. Celebrate the season with holiday festivities, including a visit with Santa. Dec. 10.

Holiday PJ Party at Tellus Science Museum. Wear your favorite PJs for hands-on activities, a visit with Santa and the Grinch, cupcakes and a special scavenger hunt. Dec. 10.

Holiday Whobilation at Bogan Park Community Recreation Center. Your heart will grow three sizes at this holiday celebration with photos with Santa, snacks and holiday shopping. Dec. 10.

Alpharetta Holiday Market at Alpharetta Community Center. Shop holiday gifts and products with crafts, food, décor, jewelry and more, along with free photos with Santa. Dec. 10.

Santa Visits Scottsdale at Scottsdale Farms. Take photos with Santa in a picturesque setting. Dec. 10-11.

Winter Wonderland at The Garage. This whimsical winter wonderland features photo ops with Santa, a holiday train, face painting and more. Dec. 11.

Photos with Santa at Rhodes Hall. The castle on Peachtree will be transformed into a winter wonderland for photos with Santa. Through Dec. 11.

Christmas in Acworth. Visit with Santa to take photos. Dec. 10.

Cookies for Santa at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center. Decorate special cookies for Santa’s stop at your house, and enjoy a story with Mrs. Claus at this event for kids ages 4 and older. Dec. 16.

Breakfast with Santa and Brunch with Santa at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Eat with Santa, and take home a photo with Santa. Dec. 17.

Holidays on the Home Front at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site. Join in 1860s holiday spirit with crafts, games, decorating activities and Santa. Dec. 17.

Botanical St. Nick at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tell your holiday wishes to this green, botanically-inspired Santa. Dec. 17.

Safari Santa at North Georgia Wildlife Park. Get in the holiday spirit with a candy cane hunt, cookies, Safari Santa and more. Dec. 17.

Cocoa with Santa at A Queen’s Tea Party, Atlantic Station. Have cocoa with Santa, listen to a storytime, make crafts, and play games. Dec. 17.

Holiday Open House at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Take advantage of gorgeous holiday decorations for fun family photos, and enjoy a meal with Santa. Dec. 18.

Santa Brunch at Milton’s. Enjoy this cozy family brunch for photos with Santa. Dec. 18.

Holiday Weekend Celebration at The Point. Ring in the season with a hot cocoa or apple cider bar, cookie decorating, a Santa appearance and more. Dec. 18.

Holiday Season at The Avenue Peachtree City. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos, and enjoy holiday music and a life-size snow globe. Dec. 19.

Christmas on the Farm at Southern Belle Farm. Visit with Santa, drive pedal karts, take a hayride or train ride, play games and more. Through Dec. 18.

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