The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Jolly Old Saint Nick to snap a picture and let your kids share their wish list. We spoke to moms all over Atlanta, and these are some of their favorite places to see Santa.
Let us know in the comments who your favorite Santa in Atlanta is!
The Phipps Plaza Santa has been hailed as one of Atlanta’s favorite Santa’s. Not just because of how great and authenticate the Santa is, but also the quality of photos that you receive. The Phipps Plaza Santa is so popular that you have to book him in advance and he is normally full by November!
Botanical Saint Nick at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
One of my personal favorites is the Botanical Saint Nick at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. He is the most unique of all the Santa’s in Atlanta. Meet Saint Nick clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath. Bring a camera to take your own photos.
Free with Garden Admission or Membership
Saturdays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16
You can also have Breakfast with Saint Nick, find out more here.
The Battery Atlanta at Suntrust Park
Located inside the SunTrust OnUp Experience at The Battery Atlanta, this experience is FREE for all guests and includes
one free print of your photo.
Hours of Operation
Open weekends from November 24 thru December 24.
Fridays: 4pm – 8pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 8pm
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Special Holiday Hours:
November 24 (Black Friday): 12pm – 8pm
December 1 (Tree Lighting): 4pm – 9pm
December 22: 12pm – 8pm
Christmas Eve: 12pm – 6pm
Scuba Claus at the Georgia Aquarium
Ok, maybe I was wrong about the most unique Santa in Atlanta. Maybe Scuba Claus takes that prize. You can also
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a visit from our very own underwater Santa, SCUBA Claus! Come face-to-face with Santa as he dons his specially-designed Santa wetsuit and plunges into the world’s largest aquatic habitat, Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot. He’ll talk live to guests on the dry side in the Ocean Voyager Theater.
Thursday – Sunday during 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. dive shows
Ocean Voyager Theater
You can also see Santa in the Atrium.
Time for a visit and a photograph with Georgia Aquarium’s own seaside St. Nick! Santa is available for kids of all ages during scheduled dates and times in our Atrium and is waiting to hear what all of Georgia Aquarium’s guests hope for this holiday.
Dates & Times:
|November 18||12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|November 19||10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|November 24-25||10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|November 26||11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 1||11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 2||10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 3||11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 8||11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 9||10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 10||11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 15-17||11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|December 18-24||10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
Santa will once again spread magic and merriment to the Marietta Square from December 1st-24th. Amidst a wonderland of holiday festivity, tucked away in his own cozy house, children of all ages will have a chance to visit the Jolly Old Elf. Guests may choose a special personalized Visit with Santa, or a tryst with Classic Santa to maintain a Marietta tradition of nearly 20 years. A special day for pets to visit Santa Paws is available on Thursday, December 7th. Pre-paid photo packages and pre-booking are available online, no purchase necessary!
Swan Coach House – Lunch with Santa
Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Sunday, November 26th, Sunday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 10th, reservation only, call for more detail
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be coming to the Swan Coach House for lunch! Enjoy Santa’s favorite foods on the buffet, story time, caroling, and tell Santa your wish list! Professional photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus available. $45 for adults, $25 for children.
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St. Regis Atlanta – Holiday Tea with Santa
A beloved St. Regis tradition, Afternoon Tea presents a festive menu of culinary delights this holiday season. Guests are invited to the elegant Astor Court to take pleasure in the hand-selected teas complemented by delectable holiday treats and live music by critically-acclaimed pianist Joe Alterman.
Beginning November 24th, young visitors will be enchanted by the cheerful Tea with Santa, hosted by the man in red himself! Unlike any other holiday experience, families will relish the moment where Santa and Mrs. Claus leisurely join all Holiday Tea times and invite children to share wishes and take photos with them, too!
ALL HOLIDAY TEA RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY DIALING 404.563.7797 EXT. 2797
- November 24 – 26
- December 1 – 3
- December 8 – 10
- December 14 – 24
- Adults, $78
- Children 4 – 12 years, $52
- Children 3 and under, Free of charge
*Service charge: 22%. Tax and Service charge additional to listed price.
- 2:00PM – 4:00PM
- 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Santa’s Cottage at Atlantic Station
St. Nick is here and visiting you in his cozy cottage through Christmas Eve. New this year – with any photo purchase, receive a free pair of Santa’s Magic Glasses to enjoy the holiday lights and Snow Shows in a whole new way!
You can book a Santa Fast Pass online now!
Santa’s Workshop at Lake Lanier Islands
As you drive through the 7-mile light show, just know that your magical night does not stop with the lights. As you wind your way pass dazzling light displays, you’ll discover the electric epicenter of Magical Nights of Lights – the Holiday Village. It’s here where you visit Jolly Old St. Nick in Santa’s Workshop, peruse holiday ornaments to trim your Christmas tree or find the perfect gift for that someone special at Bucky’s Gift Shop, roast marshmallows over the roaring fire pit, and climb aboard a classic carnival ride. Continue the tradition at Lanier Islands this holiday season! Carload Tickets $10.00 off online!
Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village operates from 5pm – 10pm nightly from November 17 – January 3.