Still haven’t spent any quality time with the Big Guy (Santa that is) this holiday season? If you’re in Atlanta, you’re in luck! There are still lots of opportunities to visit with Mr. Claus and get that photo you feel obligated to get every year in a more unique environment. Here are some of the fun events coming up when you can meet with Santa, but also have an enjoyable time as well.
Santa at Rhodes Hall
On weekends from now through December 21, 2013, Santa Claus will receive guests at the historic (and beautifully decorated) Rhodes Hall on Peachtree Street. This event will give families the opportunity to meet one on one with Santa. A $35 family admission covers entertainment, refreshments from area caterers, personal time with Santa, and a 5×7 photo. Families can also bring their own camera and/or video camera for an additional $20 (payable at the event). Appointments can be made by registering online at www.GeorgiaTrust.org or calling 404-885-7812. (And they go fast).
- Overnight accommodations (one or two nights) for four in a resort-view guestroom
- Admission to Breakfast with Santa, includes breakfast gratuity
- Starting rates: $399 Friday for one-night stay only; or $339 per night Friday and Saturday
- To book a holiday stay, please call 800-826-1945
Tea with Santa at the St. Regis
For an extra special treat, save time for Tea with Santa, hosted by the man in red himself at the posh St. Regis hotel! Unlike any other holiday experience, families will relish the moment where Santa and Mrs. Claus leisurely join for a private visit over holiday tea and invite the children to share wishes and dreams in an intimate family setting. Offered daily through 24th. ($42/child, $52/adult). All Holiday tea reservations can be made by dialing 404.563.7797. And check out all the other holiday activities going on at the St. Regis while you’re there too!
A Stone Mountain Christmas and Snow Mountain
Going to a Stone Mountain Christmas is one of my favorite traditions of the season and this year you can include some snow action too as Snow Mountain is already open! Santa visits Stone Mountain nightly and is open for receiving guests in his cottage. Mrs. Claus spins some “Mistletoe Tales” too so don’t miss out! My advice is to get out there early and stay late. There’s so much to see!