Best Places to Get Pictures With Santa Around Atlanta


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

Visits with Santa at Avenue West Cobb. Every Wednesday, take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dec. 20.

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. 22.

Holiday Events at Avenue East Cobb. Celebrate the holidays with Christmas movies, photos with Santa, storytime events and a holiday train ride. Through Dec. 23.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. Take free photos with Santa and experience the magic of Christmas. 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.

Tea with Santa at St. Regis Atlanta. Enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere with delectable holiday teas and treats and a special visit from Santa. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Past events:

Photos with Santa Duncan at Mimosa Hall and Gardens. Create cherished memories at this historic and enchanting hall. Nov. 4.

Holiday Tree Lighting at Atlanta History Center. Kick off the holiday season by watching this 50-foot Christmas tree be lit, listening to music, taking photos with Santa, playing children’s activities and more. Nov. 17.

Jingle Mingle at Historic Downtown Gainesville Square. Bask in the holiday spirit with live music, carriage rides, kiddie train rides, Santa, the lighting of the chicken and more. Nov. 18.

City of Alpharetta Tree Lighting at Town Green Stage. Visit downtown Alpharetta for a 50-foot tree lighting, live music, snow flurries, Santa visits and more. Nov. 18.

North Point Celebrates Santa at North Point Mall. Get in the holiday spirit with a visit with Santa, train rides, live music and a tree lighting. Nov. 18.

The Lighting of Avalon. Tree lighting, festive music and an appearance from Old St. Nick. Nov. 19.

Santa on the Square in Downtown Newnan. See Santa arrive in a fire truck to light the Christmas tree before visiting with him. Nov. 24.

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Loganville. After the parade, Santa will light the tree. Nov. 25.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Snellville Towne Green. Watch the Lighted Christmas Parade from Wisteria Plaza to the Towne Green, and visit with Santa after the parade. 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. 26.

Coming Home for the Holidays in Smyrna. Celebrate the season with Santa, holiday festivities and a tree lighting. Nov. 28.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival at Glover Park. Festivities includes performances by local school and church choirs, visits from Santa and the lighting of the Marietta Christmas tree. Nov. 30.

Santa’s Arrival in Acworth. See Santa, special guests and Mayor Tommy Allegood ring in the holiday season. Dec. 1.

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. 1.

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Powder Springs. Watch the parade travel from Marietta St. to Downtown, and afterwards, enjoy photos with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate. Dec. 1.

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. 1.

Holiday Celebration at Thrasher Park. Ring in the holiday season with choirs singing carols, festive treats, hot cocoa, The Grinch, Santa Claus and more. Dec. 1.

HoliDAYS in Norcross. Spot Santa at this city’s celebratory Christmas events. Dec. 1-2.

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. 2.

Christmas Jubilee & Parade of Lights in Woodstock. Watch this lighted parade, and afterwards, visit with Santa, watch the tree lighting and more. Dec. 2.

Peachtree City Hometown Holiday at Drake Field. Peachtree City welcomes in the holiday season with crafts, food, a gift market, Santa, a tree lighting and more. Dec. 2.

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. 2.

Deck the Hall in Duluth. See the tree lighting, visit with Santa, and enjoy lots of kids’ activities. Dec. 2.

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. 2.

Halcyon Holiday Magic at Halcyon. Bask in the magic of the season with photo meet-and-greets with Santa, Mickey Mouse, Anna, Elsa and more, watch holiday entertainment, enjoy face painting, make ornaments and more. Dec. 2.

Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. Grab a to-go kit of holiday goodies before meeting Santa. Dec. 2-3.

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. 3.

Family Brunch with Santa at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. This brunch buffet includes Santa, cookie decorating, a heartwarming holiday movie and delicious food. Dec. 3.

Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting in Decatur. Watch Santa lighting the tree. Dec. 7.

Supper with Santa at The Hickory Flat Gym. Spend time with Santa while enjoying a delicious meal, listening to music and making holiday crafts. Dec. 8.

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. 8-9.

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. 9.

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. 9.

Christmas in Acworth in Historic Downtown Acworth. Visit with Santa to take photos, and go on horse or carriage rides throughout to celebrate the holiday season in Acworth. Dec. 9.

Goat Yoga with Santa at Double Durango Farm. Show up early to this yoga class to take photos with Santa, and do yoga with cute goats wearing their ugly Christmas sweaters. Dec. 9.

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. 10.

Santa Snack Time On The Square at Colony Square. Enjoy a holiday party with crafts, snacks, Santa and a viewing of “Merry Madagascar” to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dec. 12.

Botanical Saint Nick at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tell your holiday wishes to this green, botanical-inspired Santa. Dec. 16.

Santa at Rhodes Hall. This castle on Peachtree will be transformed into a winter wonderland for photos with Santa. Through Dec. 16.

Waldorf Winter Wonderland Children’s Tea at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. This sweet holiday tea and storytime experience includes a kid-friendly tea service, a puppet performance and a visit with Santa. Dec. 16-17.

Santa Brunch at Milton’s. Enjoy this cozy family brunch for photos with Santa. Dec. 17.

Winter Wonderland at Monday Night Brewing Garage. This whimsical winter wonderland features photo ops with Santa, a holiday train, themed brews and cocktails and more. Dec. 17.

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. 17.

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