A Day with Santa

Every year as we celebrate Christmas, the Santa image is part of our tradition. The big jolly man from the…

Every year as we celebrate Christmas, the Santa image is part of our tradition. The big jolly man from the North Pole puts a smile on every kids face. Check out this places that gives you and your family a photo op with Santa.

1. Santa Phipps Plaza

Kids will love the life-like Santa that is an Atlanta tradition. Warm lighting and professional quality photos unlike many other Santa photo experiences.

2. The Real Black Santa

Get your photo taken with The Real Black Santa at Results Central Fitness in Decatur.

3. Santa Express on Blue Ridge Railway

Ride along with Santa. Your family will be able to hear Christmas stories, sing Christmas carols, and visit with the North Pole’s jolliest elf himself, Santa, as he walks through each train car visiting and posing with the kids for photos. Check the train schedule for various dates and times. After each visit, passengers will also be receiving the traditional Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas Memento.

4. Santa at Rhodes Hall

“The castle on Peachtree Street” is transformed into a winter wonderland featuring holiday entertainment, delicious refreshments from area caterers, music, art activities and personal appointments with Santa at Rhodes Hall.

5Santa at SRM

Enjoy Breakfast or Lunch with Santa, or the Polar Express. Watch the “Polar Express” in an authentic train car, and while watching the movie families will experience some of what is happening on the screen! Tickets include cookies, hot chocolate and a special gift.

6Bass Pro Shops

During Santa’s Wonderland, you can pose with Santa and receive a photo for free. There are also games, activities and crafts, and much more.

7LEGOLAND Breakfast with Santa.

This event features a kid-friendly breakfast sponsored by Sean O’Keefe Events and LEGOLAND activities. General Admission to tour the decorated estate of Callanwolde, as well as picture-perfect moments with Santa when children share their secret wish lists are included with the purchase of a ticket. All children receive a special gift bag from Santa to take home.

8Santa’s Cottage at Atlantic Station.

Swing by and meet the jolly man himself, take a pic, and make sure to let him know what you’re hoping to see under your tree this year!

9Santa Buzz.

Santa Buzz is back for 2015 and it’s the 10th Anniversary Year.

10Santa on the Square

Join Santa Claus for the kick off to the holiday season in Marietta in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Festivities include performances by local school choruses. Santa will make his grand entrance and light the giant Christmas tree.

11Cookies with Santa

Be at Zoo Atlanta when Santa makes his first stop! Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and kick off the holiday season with plenty of fun!


Enjoy a magical moment in the serenity of Serenbe telling your holiday wish list to Santa. Your special moment will be captured by J.Ashley Photography and you will receive instructions on how to receive a digital image of your time with Santa to enjoy this holiday season.

13Hot Cocoa and Photos with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta! Families can have a memorable keepsake photo taken with Santa and then sip on hot cocoa and sample festive treats. The event takes place from 1pm to 4pm and is priced at $65 per family. Reservations are required.

14Santa at the North Ga Zoo

Get your picture with Santa. Pictures printed or emailed on site! Meet the little Miniature Reindeer!

15Tea with Santa

Tea with Santa is a long-standing tradition in the Lobby Lounge. Perfect for adults and older children, this formal and traditional holiday tea service includes a visit from Santa and musical entertainment and caroling by the Dickens Singers.

If you're in the North Atlanta area on a weekday, odds are you may find Carrie camped out at a local coffee shop. Having lived in the area since 1985, she knows all the hot spots and enjoys supporting local businesses while conducting business of her own.
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