Well, it is finally cold outside and the holidays are upon us. This might have you wondering, “Where can I meet Santa in Atlanta?” Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, there are lots of fun opportunities to give Santa your wish list, take a photo with Santa and more. Here is a round up of what is going on around town!
Santa’s Post Office at The Battery Atlanta
Nov. 26 – Dec. 24
Experience the magic of the holiday season with a socially distanced Santa experience. Santa Claus is once again setting up shop at his Post Office in The Battery Atlanta! From Friday, November 26 to Thursday, December 24, Santa continues the time-honored tradition of greeting local children. Santa will set up shop every Friday through Sunday in the Community Corner presented by Truist, located at the corner of Power Alley and Battery Avenue.
Families are invited to bring their handwritten letters to Santa – postage not required – in person at his official Atlanta outpost. Santa’s helpers will take care of the rest!
Additionally, Truist will provide activities for the whole family, celebrating multiple holidays taking place this time of year. Come take a photo in a winter wonderland, hit a snowball out of the park, send a holiday message to a community group in need, and grab some treats to share.
Note: There isn’t a professional photographer on-site, so bring a camera or a smartphone. Parents are encouraged to take photos of their children interacting with Santa, from a safe distance, as he listens to their wish lists. Santa will be stationed behind a countertop for a contactless experience. Please note that masks are required inside the Community Corner.
The Battery Atlanta also hosts themed Santa Paws nights so guests and their four-legged friends can take free, adorable photos with Santa from 4 to 8 p.m. on December 2, December 9, and December 16.
WHAT: Santa’s Post Office sponsored by Truist at The Battery Atlanta
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Nov. 26-Dec. 19
Every Friday, 4-8 p.m.
Every Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Dec. 20-24
WHERE: The Battery Atlanta
800 Battery Ave
Atlanta, GA 30339
Located at Community Corner presented by Truist.
MORE INFO: This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is free for the first three hours (on non-event days) in the Red, Purple, Green and Yellow decks.
Santa Claus is setting up shop at Town Center at Cobb
Town Center at Cobb is welcoming Santa to his outpost in the mall for another festive holiday season. The man in the red suit is preparing for his visit, and he has several events planned for boys and girls of all ages. From sharing their Christmas wish lists to a PJ party with Santa, the center has events to get families in the holiday spirit this November and December!
Photos and Visits with Santa
Through Dec. 24; hours vary daily
Santa is ready to pose for tons of pictures this season with all of his visitors! Kids can sit on Santa’s lap or a socially distanced bench, if preferred to share their wish list and capture a photo memory with Santa. Santa’s home also features whimsical, new décor. Reservations are recommended but not required and can be made here.
Every Wednesday beginning Nov. 17; hours vary each day
Santa ditches his famous red suit to get to work in the shop! The holly jolly man interacts in this hands-on photo experience for families to capture some unforgettable and nontraditional Christmas photos. Children will also receive a special take-home craft, while supplies last.
Sweet Moments with Santa
Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. – noon
Children with disabilities and special needs are invited to enjoy quiet mornings with Santa for a chance to share Christmas wish lists and take festive photos in a sensory friendly environment. Photo packages range from $30-$40 and reservations can be made here.
Pet Photos with Santa
Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Even four-legged friends need their one-on-one with Santa this season! Mr. Claus will be hosting two Pet Photo sessions this season, during which he will pose for photos with fur babies.
PJ Party with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Guests are invited to put on their pajamas and join Santa for a fun, holiday-themed event with holiday focused activities, giveaways, entertainment and more on the Upper Level JCPenney Wing.
For a full list of events and further information, visit towncenteratcobb.com/events
Pettit Creek Farms Opens Santa’s Cottage
Every Thursday through Sunday from 6 – 9 p.m. (except Nov. 28)
Experience all the warmth and charm of a Southern Family Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms! From beautiful Christmas lights to pictures with Santa and his reindeer, there are so many things to do! Reservations are not required. Tickets are nonrefundabele.
Capture holiday memories and visit Santa and his reindeer, Comet and Cupid, at Santa’s Cottage. Pictures with your camera are included with admission!
For more information, visit PettitCreekFarms.com.