As soon as Halloween is over, it’s time to find the best places to take pictures with Santa in Atlanta! Here’s a round up of where to see the jolly man in red (or green).
Please note we are still updating information for 2020; keep checking back for more information on your “pictures with Santa near me” search.
Treetop Quest. Santa will be a Treetop Quest Dunwoody on Dec. 5, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and at Treetop Quest Gwinnett on Nov. 28, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visits included with regular admission.
Southeastern Railway Museum. Included with regular admission, take photos with your own camera with Santa, write letters and take a train ride. Nov 21, 202 only.
Great Wolf Lodge. Stay tuned for 2020 info.
Zoo Atlanta. Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo at Zoo Atlanta. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies before visiting the Zoo! Come dressed in your festive face mask for a socially distanced photo with Santa your family will always remember. Limited timed reservations are available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 5 and 6, 2020.
Gainesville Swim with Santa. Make an ornament and swim with Santa on Dec 4.
Atlantic Station. Stay tuned for 2020 info. (Santa Paws pics are scheduled for Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, 2020.)
Ponce City Market. Stay tuned for 2020 info.
Marietta. They’re doing both pictures with Santa, and a Santa Blitz — where Santa will be riding a fire truck through Marietta neighborhoods spreading holiday cheer. Photos: Begins Dec. 4, 2020; Santa Blitz: Dec. 3 – 5, 2020.
Scottsdale Farms. See the tree lighted and enjoy the evening, complete with hot cocoa and cookies, and Santa Claus himself. Nov 24, 2020
North Georgia Wildlife Park. Meet some adorable mini farm animals in their petting farm and take a wildlife walk and learn about some amazing exotic animals while you visit with Santa. Nov 28, 2020.
Goats on a Roof. Get your picture taken with Santa and his newborn baby goat at Goats on the Roof in Tiger, GA. Appointment only. Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 5-6, 2020.
Stone Mountain Christmas. Santa is making it to Stone Mountain again this year – bring your holiday list! Nov 14, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021 Discount Tickets: Save up to 42% off single day tickets to Stone Mountain Christmas.
Downtown Kennesaw. Contactless photos with Santa will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Ben Robertson Community Center on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Santa in Newnan. Santa will arrive downtown in a Fire Truck, and will immediately light the Christmas tree on the Court House Square. Afterward, children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and read him their Christmas list! Nov 27, 2020
The Art Barn. Santa will be visiting The Art Barn in Canton for one day this year — Nov. 14. 2020 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Reservations required. And The Grinch will be stopping by too! This year he’ll be visiting on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.
Mimosa Hall & Gardens. Nov 7 only, get photos with Santa Duncan rain or shine.
Candlelight Tours at Atlanta History Center. Stay tuned for 2020 info
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s. Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s is continuing the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus in-person this holiday season, with a re-imagined, contact-less Santa’s Wonderland experience. Nov. 7 – Dec. 24, 2020.
Santa at Avalon. Have photos taken in an open-air, North Pole-inspired cottage. Reservations required. Nov 23-Dec 24, 2020
Santa in Decatur. Santa arrives on a Decatur fire truck in the Plaza. Come have milk and cookies with him Nov 28, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Botanical St. Nick. While the holiday light show is still a go, it looks like our favorite Santa is taking a break in 2020.
Georgia Aquarium: Winter Waterland. This has been postponed for 2020, but Santa is expected to return from the North Pole for a visit in 2021.
Henderson Farm in Gordon County. Santa will be at Henderson Farms on Dec. 5, 2020 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Lakeside Lights Spectacular and Snow Island. The new light show and snow tubing at Lake Lanier are epic – and of course Santa will be there.
Santa at Rhodes Hall. The castle is still open this year, but only to 1/2 the number of regulars so make a reservation for the kids (and pets!) early. Weekends Nov 29-Dec 19, 2020.
Reindeer Flight School, Milledgeville. Christmas lights in Middle Georgia for all ages. Visit to see the lights and Santa. Free to all! Have your photo taken with Santa in his sleigh for Free!
Downtown Alpharetta. Stay tuned for 2020 info
The Battery. Santa Claus is opening a Post Office at The Battery Atlanta, the southeast’s premier entertainment destination. From Friday, Nov. 27 to Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 Santa will continue the time-honored tradition of greeting local children. This year, he’ll set-up shop on Heritage Court across the street from Wahlburgers, ensuring the holiday moment is still magical! This event is free, and parents get to take all the photos they want.
At The Mall
Cumberland Mall. Virtual only!
Northpoint Mall: Santa’s Toy Factory is open for in-person visits or virtual visits Nov 27-Dec 3
Perimeter Mall. Visit the Lower Level Nordstrom Wing Nov 20-Dec 25
Virtual Visits Worth Mentioning
JingleRing. Reservations open on November 5, 2020
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