Luckily for us, Santa really likes visiting Atlanta. Even if you missed the summer sign-up for his visit to Phipps or got word about the appointments at that private photographer’s studio a month too late, you still have plenty of time to load up your sleigh and head out for your one-on-one with The Big Guy. Keep reading for some creative and unique spots to catch Santa, below.

Santa on the Farm


Capture holiday memories and visit Santa and his reindeer, Comet and Cupid, at Santa’s Cottage. Pictures with your camera are included with admission! Santa is scheduled every Thursday – Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Santa WILL NOT be there on November 28th.

Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Rd.

The Swan Coach House


Celebrate the Holiday Season in style at the Swan Coach House's Annual Santa Brunch. Santa will be in attendance with some special guests. Tickets include Brunch Buffet and time with Santa, and there will be a professional photographer on site for ordering pictures with Santa.

3130 Slaton Drive Northwest

WINTER HOUSE at Callanwolde


WINTER HOUSE is a new 16-day event where families can enjoy a welcoming, art-filled holiday experience that reflects our passion for arts education. Daily activities include an Artist Market, Mug & Ornament Glazing, Fire Pits & S'mores, Beer Garden & Library Wine Bar, and History Tours at 1 & 4 p.m. daily. Santa will be in the house on select days (usually the weekend) at varied times. Check the events schedule here to make sure you go when the Big Guy is there! 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE Atlanta 404-872-5338 Online:  

Rhodes Hall


Skip the malls, avoid the long lines, and come to Rhodes Hall for a fun, easy and enjoyable Santa experience. On weekends from November 20-December 12, 2021, the “castle on Peachtree” will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring personal appointments with Santa at Rhodes Hall. Purchase a digital image that will be emailed to you within 48 hours of your appointment. Enjoy a craft and the beautiful decorations on the inside of one of Atlanta's most iconic historic homes. 1516 Peachtree St. NW Midtown Online:

The St. Regis Atlanta

Santa looks over a list with a child after taking photos during Santa Cares Day in San Diego

Enjoy a fancy St. Regis tradition of afternoon tea with Santa in the Astor Court. There will be tea, and Santa—of course—and a delectable assortment of cakes and small tea bites that will leave everyone happy and humming holly jolly tunes on the way home. Live music and a funny elf round out the experience for your little ones. 

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW


Santa Brunch at Milton's


Kick off the holidays right with this cozy family brunch at Milton’s and a visit and photo with Santa! Santa Brunch Sundays this year will be on Dec. 5, 12, & 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and portraits with Santa are only available with brunch. Visits with Santa and photos will be taken before your brunch reservation. 800 Mayfield Rd. Milton 770-817-0161 Online:

Santa at Marietta Square's Winter Wonderland


Santa and his elves are so excited to see you! This year, you’ll find Santa in front of a beautiful Christmas backdrop at the Marietta Museum of History this season, with the beloved Hadley’s Photography team ready to capture your family’s memories. Or, register in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one with Santa and his elves for your entire family.

1 Depot St.


Featured photo by iStock.

—Shelley Massey


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