20+ Places to Meet Santa Around Atlanta
Take family photos this holiday season or meet Santa in Atlanta for breakfast, hot chocolate or dinner.
Photos with Santa. Rhodes Hall. Visit and take a photo with Santa. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and more. Through Dec. 17. See georgiatrust.org for times. Reservations required.
Storytime with Santa. Avalon. Visit with St. Nick as he reads holiday classics. Pre-register. Through Dec. 18. Mondays 6 and 6:45 p.m.
Carriage Rides and Santa Photos. Downtown Norcross. Ride through the charming downtown on a horse-drawn carriage and take in holiday lights. Take photos with Santa afterwards. Through Dec. 22. Tues., Wed. and Fri. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Starts in front of Taste of Britain.
Santa’s Wonderland. Bass Pro Shops. Families can make Christmas memories including free pictures with Santa, crafts and activities. Through Dec. 24. Check basspro.com for locations and schedule of events.
Santa and Grinch Appearance. Ponce City Market. Come meet these iconic characters and enjoy other entertainment. Santa’s workshops with gift-wrapping and stocking-stuffing stations. Through Dec. 24.
Brunch with Santa. J. Christopher’s Locations. Meet Santa for photos and enjoy brunch foods as well as items from the holiday menu. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth; Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. 5482 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., #28A, Atlanta; Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. 10 Kings Cir., Atlanta; Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 3070 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta.
Botanical St. Nick. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Bring your camera and come tell all of your holiday wishes to St. Nick in his botanical head wreath. Dec. 9 and 16. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Polar Express Experience. Southeastern Railway Museum. Watch the “Polar Express” in an authentic train car, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Dec. 9 and 16. 1, 1:45, 3:30, 4:15 and 6 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa. Photo opportunity with Santa who arrives on a fire truck with local firefighters, then enjoy a pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit local fire stations. Dec. 9: Doc Chey’s Grant Park, 9 and 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Breakfast with Santa and photos. Dec. 9. 9 a.m. Registration required.
Breakfast Buffet with Santa. Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. Eat with Santa and receive a Stone Mountain Park admission ticket, toy for each child and pictures with Santa and his elves. Benefits Friends of Disabled Adults and Children. Dec. 9. 9:30 a.m.
Brunch with Santa. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel. The Dunwoody Crier hosts this breakfast to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition to brunch, enjoy holiday entertainment, face painting, balloons and more. Dec. 9. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 7 Concourse Pkwy., Atlanta. 770-451-4147. Adults, $25.22; ages 6-12, $14.67; ages 5 and younger, free.
Breakfast with Santa. ONE Midtown Kitchen. Gather your Christmas lists and snap a photo with Santa. Ticket includes breakfast buffet and juice or coffee. Dec. 16. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., Atlanta. 404-892-4111. Adults, $25; Ages 2-17, $15; ages 1 and younger, free.
Breakfast with Santa. Georgia Aquarium. Have breakfast with Santa while viewing beluga whales. Dec. 16. 9-11 a.m.
Polar Express Storytime. Little Shop of Stories. Polar Express storytime, hot chocolate and Santa visit. Reservations recommended. Dec. 16. Noon and 3 p.m.
Supper with Santa. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Enjoy an evening meal with Santa in the decorated Superior Court Ballroom. Make a craft, play games and visit with Santa. Bring your cameras for a photo. Dec. 22. 6:30 p.m. Pre-register by Dec. 18. 185 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450. $18.
Santa at the Mall
Take photos with Santa at these locations:
Mall of Georgia. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 770-271-9458.
Lenox Square Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-233-7575.
Town Center at Cobb. 400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-424- 0742.
Arbor Place Mall. 6700 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville. 770-947-4244.
North Point Mall. 1000 North Point Cir., Alpharetta. 770-740-9273.
Perimeter Mall. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 770-394-4270.
Northlake Mall. 4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 770-938-3565.
Mall at Stonecrest. 2929 Turner Hill Rd., Lithonia. 678-526-8955.
Cumberland Mall. 2860 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta. 770-435-2206.
Gallery at South DeKalb. 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur. 404-241-2431.
Atlantic Station. 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta 404-410-4010.
Avalon. 900 Third St., Alpharetta. 770-765-1000.
Santa’s Arrival. Southeastern Railway Museum. Santa arrives at the museum by train. Take photos with Santa and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. Nov. 18. 1 p.m. 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth. 770-476- 2013. Free with admission to the museum. Adults, $10; ages 2-12, $7; ages 1 and younger, free.
Wake up Santa. Georgia Aquarium. Help wake up Santa Claus to ring in the holidays. Interactive activities, holiday snacks and Santa meet and greet. Nov. 18. 9-10:30 a.m. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. $12.95 per person, does not include aquarium admission: Adults, $39.95; ages 3-12, $33.95; ages 2 and younger, free.
Santa on the Square. Downtown Newnan. See Santa light the Christmas tree. Kids bring your wish list and parents bring a camera for photos. Nov. 24. 6-8 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa. Mall of Georgia. Breakfast, holiday activities and storytime with Santa. Reservations required. Dec. 2. 8:30-10 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa. Roswell Area Park. Eat breakfast, take photos with Santa, make crafts and have your face painted. Register at roswellgov.com/registration. Dec. 2. 9-11 a.m.
Pictures with Santa. Alpharetta Welcome Center. Stop in for a photo with Santa and have it printed and emailed to you. Dec. 2. 10 a.m.-noon. 178 S. Main St. Ste. 200, Alpharetta. Free.
Christmas at the Cabin. Red Top Mountain State Park. 1800s-style Christmas with music, tree decorating, toys and games. Bring a camera for free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dec. 2. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa leaves at 2:30 p.m.
A Day with Santa. Downtown Kennesaw. See floats, vintage cars and costumed characters, then visit with Santa, go snow tubing and play on inflatables. Dec. 2. noon-6 p.m.
PJ Party with Santa. Town Center at Cobb-Upper Level, JCPenney Wing. Dec. 2. 1-3 p.m. Meet Santa and hear him read a story, plus games and giveaways.
Children’s Holiday Party. Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Holiday cookie decorating, hot chocolate bar and photos with Santa and his reindeer. Dec. 3. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required at southernart.com/childrens-holiday-party. 3315 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-946-9070. $20 per child.
Cookies with Santa. Zoo Atlanta. Santa takes over the zoo. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and kick off the holiday season with costumed characters, animal encounters and more. Dec. 2-3. See zooatlanta.org for time slots and reservations. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. 404-624-9453. $12-$33.