Black Santa Near Me 2023: Where To Find the Best African American Santa Claus in Atlanta

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 2023: Where To Find the Best African American Santa Claus in Atlanta
Courtesy of 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.


Mimosa Hall and Gardens | Roswell
Date: December 8, 2023

Join Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens in Roswell on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Mimosa Hall for a Meet and Greet and Mini Photo Shoot with Santa Andre! Reservations are required.

5:00 – 5:45    Children will be invited to meet Santa Andre individually 

5:45 – 6:00     Story Time/ Cookies with Santa Andre

6:20– 8:00    10-minute mini photo shoots with Santa Andre ($150 per session)


Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville
Dates: November 22, 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2023

Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville hosts Black Santa Claus days, offering their customers the chance to create treasured memories with a Black Santa Claus!

Reservations for Santa are encouraged, however, not required.


Greenbriar Mall | Southwest Atlanta | 404-344-6611
DATES: November 18 – December 24, 2023

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 offer some pet-friendly days too! You can click HERE to make advanced reservations. 


The Mall at Stonecrest | Stonecrest  | 678-526-8955
DATES: November 30 – December 24, 2023

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.


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. We already mentioned he’ll be at Mimosa Hall & Gardens in Roswell one day this year, but you can find all his latest offerings on his Black Santa of Atlanta Facebook page.


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Black Santa Near Me 2023: Where To Find the Best African American Santa Claus in Atlanta