Oh Snap! The Best Places in Atlanta to Take Pictures with Santa

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Capture Christmas memories with an Atlanta Santa photo you’ll always remember

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are coming to town (all those holiday lights going up around town are the first clue) and want to share in the holiday fun. There is no better way to make memories last forever than to capture them in a photo. No wonder taking Atlanta Santa pictures is a fun holiday tradition for all to enjoy. Santa and his reindeer are making stops all over the Atlanta area to check on the good kids for the holidays. Whether you catch them at a mall, on a train, or at a brunch, Santa will be taking wishes and hugs from kids. A picture with Santa isn’t just for the kiddos, it’s for the furry family members too. So smile big and check out these spots to take the best selfies or group shots with Santa Claus.


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Editor’s note: Santa pictures at Phipps Plaza are completely booked for the 2022 season.

Children writing letter to Santa.

1. Santa’s Post Office

Looking for an Atlanta Santa photo op? What better place to catch Santa and drop off your Christmas list than at the post office—Santa’s post office, that is? This is a free opportunity for parents and guardians to take their own photos of the kids all while they write their Christmas wishes to Saint Nick. Create magical holiday memories at The Battery located in Atlanta all holiday season long through Christmas Eve.

Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 2022

800 Battery Ave. S.E.
Atlanta
Online: batteryatl.com

2. Photos with Santa at Greenbriar Mall

Take a break from holiday shopping to take some and let the little ones take Santa pictures in Atlanta. St. Nick’s little helpers will have this winter wonderland set up now through December 24. You have plenty of time to visit Father Christmas—so just watch out, no crying, no pouting, and the kids know why.

Dates: Nov. 18-Dec. 24, 2022

2841 Greenbriar Pkwy.
Atlanta
Online: shopgreenbriar.com

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3. Santa Like Me

Families can have a private photoshoot at the Black Santa photo experience. With a hot cocoa bar included, good girls and boys can write their Christmas list, meet Santa, and take pictures. Also included in the photo experience are three edited photos and a digital copy of their child’s wishlist for The Big Guy. Not in Atlanta? No worries, Kris Kringle will be guiding his sleigh to Lawrenceville as well. Limited reservations are available for these experiences.

Insider Tip: If you want to really dazzle your Littles, register for the Brunch with Santa in Austell the day before Christmas Eve.

Good to Know: Santa will be in Lawrenceville on December 10 and in Atlanta on December 18.

141 Mangum St. S.W., #306B
Atlanta
Online:
mysantalikeme.com

4. Santa at the Atlanta Zoo

Lions, tigers, and Santa—oh my! Share cookies and milk with Santa Clause all while getting professional photos taken. There will be plenty of holiday festivities to do at the zoo. But Santa will be waiting for you and the kiddies in the Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom, inside Savanna Hall. If the family only has time for pictures, to-go kits will be available for purchase with hot cocoa mix, cookies, and crafts to make at home.

Dates: Dec. 3 & 4, 2022

800 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta
Online: zooatlanta.org

Related: All Aboard! 7 Holiday Train Rides to Book Now

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5. Sweet Moments with Santa

This sweet Atlanta Santa experience taking used to be known as Caring Santa. Happening on December 11th, Kris Kringle will be making a stop in the Town Center for photos. Bring your sweet little ones to say hello and share all of their Christmas wishes with Santa. 

Insider Tip: Fur babies can accompany the kiddos to make them feel more comfortable during this experience. 

Date: Dec. 11, 2022

400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy.
Kennesaw, GA
Online: eventbrite.com

6. Santa at Scottsdale Farms 

Spreading some Christmas cheer, Mr. Claus is making a stop at Scottsdale Farms. The farm offers a beautiful picturesque backdrop for your Santa pictures, Atlanta families. Plus, you’re welcome to take your own pictures. What could be easier? 

Date: Dec. 3, 2022

15639 Birmingham Hwy.
Milton, GA
Online: scottsdalefarms.com

7. Winter House 2022

More than just a chance to take Santa pictures in Atlanta, this Santa visit is a whole experience. Sign up for everything from Santa pictures to holiday workshops, and enjoy them all at the totally decked out Callanwolde Mansion in the city. Live music, fire pits with s’more ready to roast, special storytimes, and more are what you’ll find each weekend. Admission is free, although you do need to sign up for specific events and many have an additional cost associated with them.

Dates: Nov. 25-27, Dec. 1-4 & 8-10, 2022

980 Briarcliff Rd. N.E.
Atlanta
Online: callanwolde.org

Related: That’s Whack! Christmas Tree Farms to Hit Soon

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8. Pictures with Santa

Santa and friends will be at The Avenue ready to say cheese with selfies for the holiday season. From now until Christmas day every Monday families will have a chance to meet, greet and take pictures with Santa. Mrs. Claus is coming along for the sleigh ride as well. There will also be a life-sized snow globe along with your favorite holiday characters.

Dates: Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2022

The Avenue Peachtree City
1239 City Cir., #1050
Peachtree City, GA
Online: avenuepeachtreecity.com

9. Santa at Rhodes Hall

It’s the 25th anniversary of this favorite Atlanta Santa. Bring the kids to Rhodes Hall to see the Castle on Peachtree as it’s transformed into a winter wonderland. It’s where you’ll find Old St. Nick and his crew, waiting to take pictures with hopeful kids clutching holiday wish lists. You’ll need to make a reservation in advance, and your session includes one picture, plus the chance to order an additional digital print when you’re there. After they smile big, kids will get a goodie bag from The Big Guy they can take home. 

Dates: Weekends, Nov. 19-Dec. 11, 2022

1516 Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta
Online: georgiatrust.org

10. A Merry Morning

Spend some QT with Santa at the Georgia Aquarium during the Merry Morning brunch on December 11. The Ocean’s Ballroom will be awash in holiday cheer, and children’s activities to enjoy after you’ve sat down for a catered breakfast. Kids will love listening to the animal keepers give their talks, before heading over to snap the cutest ever pic with jolly Old St. Nick against a special holiday backdrop. Please note, this experience does not include admission to the Georgia Aquarium.

Date: Dec. 11, 2022

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. N.W.
Atlanta
Online: georgiaaquarium.org

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