He’s making a list and checking it twice…so now’s your chance to tell Santa if you’ve been naughty or nice. That’s right — it’s time for Santa photos!
You may find yourself asking, “Where’s a black Santa near me?” We’ve got the answer!
If you’re looking for the best African American Santa in the Atlanta metro area, we’ve got some great choices. Here are all the best places to find the jolly man in red this holiday season in Atlanta, Georgia.
BLACK SANTA NEAR ME
THE REAL BLACK SANTA
Santa Dee, also known as the Real Black Santa, is one of the most well-known African American Santas in Atlanta. You can see him at a variety of private and public events throughout the holidays.
He also offers photo mini sessions for your kids, which includes 10 minutes with Santa and 10 digital images from the session. They book up fast, so make your reservations soon! You can find updates and more info on The Real Black Santa Facebook page.
Greenbriar Mall | 404-344-6611
DATES: November 18 – December 24, 2022
Throughout the Holiday Season, families will have the opportunity to capture keepsake portraits that will last a lifetime with Greenbriar Mall’s own naturally bearded African-American Santa.
Parents can purchase professional photos in a wide range of packages. They’re even offering a Pet Night in 2022! You can click HERE to make advanced reservations.
Stonecrest Mall | 678-526-8955
DATES: December 1-24, 2022
Visit Santa on the lower level near Macy’s at Stonecrest Mall! See his magical reindeer and sleigh up close and personal! Meet Santa daily from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Santa feeds the reindeer daily from 2 pm to 3 pm, Sunday from 2:30 pm to 3 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm on Christmas Eve.
Last year, this mall had both a Caucasian and African American Santa. The Caucasian Santa arrived at 10 am and the Black Santa took over at 5 pm. At press time they could not confirm this was happening again this year, so make sure to call before you go.
BLACK SANTA OF ATLANTA: SANTA ANDRE
Santa Andre is a retired Fire and Police Chief who has become the Black Santa of Atlanta. As you can imagine, he absolutely loves Christmas, and loves helping families make holiday memories like he enjoyed as a kid.
Santa Andre is available for in-home visits, virtual visits, school events, photoshoots and more. You can find his latest offerings on his Black Santa of Atlanta Facebook page.
THE GALLERY AT SOUTH DEKALB
South DeKalb Mall | 404-241-2431
DATES: TBD (the following info is from 2021)
According to reader Michael Wilcox, this is the real deal!
They’re asking for guests to make reservations online this year. The Santa Pics at South DeKalb Mall will be contactless and socially distant, with digital files only.
In 2021, pictures with Santa were available from Dec. 1-23.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOLIDAY FUN IN ATLANTA
- SANTA PICS: 25+ Of The Best Places To Take Pictures With Santa In Atlanta
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