Best Places to Get Pictures With Santa Around Atlanta


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

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Santa at Phipps Plaza. Visit with Santa for a delightful Christmas experience. Through Dec. 20.

Santa House at Taylor-Brawner House. Stop by to take photos and visit with Santa. Through Dec. 21.

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. 21-22.

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. 23.

Santa at The Avenue East Cobb. Create joyful memories with carriage sleigh rides, book readings, cookies, photos and more. Through Dec. 23.

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 listen to live music. 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.

Winter Wonderland at Marietta Square. Reserve a time to take photos with Santa against a Christmas backdrop. 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:

Arbor Place Mall. 6700 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville. 770-947-4244. Through Dec. 21.

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

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

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

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

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

North Georgia Premium Outlets. 800 Hwy. 400 S, Dawsonville. 706-216-3609. Through Dec. 24.

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

North Point Mall. 1000 North Point Cir., Alpharetta. 770-740-9273. Through Dec. 24.

Past events:

Photos with Santa at Mimosa Hall & Gardens. Take photos with Santa on the historical grounds of Mimosa Hall. Nov. 6.

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

Here Comes Santa Claus! at Southeastern Railway Museum. Enjoy holiday festivities, see Santa, watch the Jingle Bell Dancers perform and more at this celebration. Nov. 20.

The Lighting of Avalon. Tree lighting, festive music and an appearance from Old St. Nick. Nov. 21.

Holly Jolly Holiday Event at INK. Celebrate the Christmas season with milk and cookies, a craft, ornament painting and photos with Santa. Nov. 22.

Santa on the Square in Downtown Newnan. See Santa arrive in a fire truck to light the Christmas tree before visiting with him. Nov. 26.

Santa on the Square in Decatur. Support Decatur’s local businesses and see Santa as he rides a fire truck around town. Nov. 27.

Coming Home for the Holidays in Smyrna. Kick off the season with Santa, holiday festivities and a tree lighting. Nov. 30.

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. Dec. 1-4.

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. 2.

Santa’s Arrival in Acworth. See Santa, special guests and Mayor Tommy Allegood ring in the holiday season. Dec. 3.

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. 3.

Deck the Hall at Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Visit with Santa and his Elf, take photos in the photo booth, play like a legend on the 45-yard field, engage with exciting interactive exhibits, and go “caroling” with your school’s fight song. Dec. 3.

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. 4.

Lucy’s Christmas Tea at Marietta Educational Garden Center. Kids ages 3-10 celebrate the magic of the holidays with tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches, confections, crafts, face painting, Santa and more. Dec. 4.

Holiday Kick-Off Celebration & Santa Arrival at Halcyon. Listen to holiday entertainment by local musicians, dancers and singers, take photos with Santa and other characters, make ornaments and more. Dec. 4.

Holiday Avenue in Roswell. Enjoy a variety of holiday celebrations, including a merry market, the SEC Championship game screening, s’mores, the tree lighting, Santa and more. Dec. 4.

Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. Grab a to-go kit of holiday goodies before meeting Santa. Dec. 4-5.

Christmas in Acworth. Visit with Santa to take photos. Dec. 11.

Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Avalon. This breakfast includes a visit with Santa and holiday surprises. Dec. 11.

Visit with Santa at The Art Barn. Meet Santa to take photos, visit with the barnyard buddies, and make an art project. Dec. 11.

Holiday PJ Party at Tellus Science Museum. Wear your favorite PJs for hands-on activities, a visit with Santa and the Grinch, cupcakes, “The Polar Express” and more. Dec. 11.

Santa Visits Scottsdale at Scottsdale Farms. Join in holiday events, visit with Santa, listen to festive music, enjoy presents, decorate cookies and more. Dec. 11-12.

Photos with Santa at Rhodes Hall. The castle on Peachtree will be transformed into a winter wonderland for photos with Santa. Through Dec. 12.

Holiday Happenings at The Point. Ring in the season with pictures with Santa, hot chocolate stations, carolers, snow globes and more. Dec. 18.

Botanical St. Nick at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tell your holiday wishes to this green, botanically-inspired Santa. Dec. 18.

Breakfast with Santa at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Eat breakfast with Santa, make a craft and take home a photo with Santa. Dec. 18.

Safari Santa at North Georgia Wildlife Park. Get in the holiday spirit with a candy cane hunt, cookies, Safari Santa and more. Dec. 19.

Brunch with Santa at Swan Coach House. Celebrate the holidays with a brunch buffet and Santa visit. Dec. 19.

Santa Brunch at Milton’s. Enjoy this cozy family brunch and visit and take photos with Santa. Dec. 19.

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