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The Best Places to Take Photos with Santa in Atlanta

The Best Places for Photos with Santa in Atlanta, Christmas 2022


We’ve rounded up the best Atlanta locations to take family photos with Santa.
Check out these photos with Santa events across Atlanta for Christmas 2022. 
Don’t forget: Any photo with Santa is a win! If you’ve got a screaming, beet-red kid—consider it a classic shot! It may be difficult to laugh off in the moment, but don't worry, you will later. 


Here's our 2022 list of the best places to take photos with Santa in Atlanta, based on your family's unique style.


Classic Photos With Santa

  • Santa Stops By at City of Smyrna. (Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6-8 ,13-15) Santa will visit your family at your front door or porch.  He will spend time with your family for approximately 10 minutes. This event will be for Smyrna residents only.
  • Photos with Santa at Georgia Aquarium. (Select dates, Dec. 2-Dec. 24, 2022) During your Aquarium visit, capture a photograph with Georgia Aquarium’s own seaside St. Nick. 
  • Visits with Santa at The Avenue West Cobb. (Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14 and 21) Make a lifelong memory taking a selfie with Santa; kids can enjoy playing in a life size snow globe.
  • Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting in Decatur Square. (Dec. 1) Enjoy holiday carols, hot cocoa, “snow,” and Santa lighting the tree. 
  • Santa at Marietta Square. (Dec. 2-24)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.
  • A Day With Santa in Kennesaw. (Dec. 3) Usher in the holiday season with a parade, scavenger hunt, performances, vendor market, a tree lighting and photos with Santa.
  • Deck the Hall in Duluth. (Dec. 3) This event features live entertainment, crafts for the kids, a real snow playground and snow slide, photo ops with Santa and holiday light installations.

Atlanta Favorite Photos With Santa

  • Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. (Dec. 3-4) Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo. In addition to a photo with Santa, you’ll take a To-Go Kit to enjoy warm cocoa, cookies, and crafts at home!
  • Winter Wonderland at Monday Night Garage. (Dec. 11) Photo ops with Santa, a holiday train choo-chooing through the brewery, seasonal stouts, face painting, and hot cocoa.
  • Santa’s Post Office at The Battery Atlanta. (Nov. 25-Dec. 24) Bring handwritten letters to Santa at his Atlanta outpost. Truist will have additional activities, photo ops and giveaways. This free opportunity allows parents and guardians to take their own photos.
  • Botanical St. Nick at Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Dec. 3, 10 and 17) Meet Botanical Saint Nick! Bring your camera and come tell all of your holiday wishes to the big guy clad in green.
  • Selfies With Santa at Ponce City Market. (Dec. 3, 10 and 17) Dash over to The Yard at Ponce City Market for a selfie with the jolly man in the red suit! Guests are invited to bring their own cameras to snap a photo with Santa in his sleigh and enjoy yard games.
  • Mommie and Me Winter Wonderland at Underground Atlanta(Dec 18) Enjoy performances, giveaways, photos with Santa, gingerbread house building, a hot chocolate station and more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will assist local at-risk youth and underprivileged families in the city of Atlanta.

Prim & Proper Photos With Santa

  • Tea with Santa at St. Regis Atlanta. (Nov. 25-Dec. 24)The whole family will enjoy an unforgettable afternoon of tea and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and a mischievous hotel elf, along with live music set against the impeccable backdrop of the luxury hotel’s Astor Court. 
  • Toys and Tea at The Ritz-Carlton. (Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 10-11, 17-18 and 20-21) Have tea, hot chocolate, and enjoy cookie decorating while Santa and Mrs. Claus stop by for a visit. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to support a local charity.
  • Cocoa with Santa at A Queen’s Tea Party, Atlantic Station. (Dec. 17) Enjoy cocoa and snacks with Santa.
  • Photos with Santa at Bellyard Hotel. (Dec. 4) Head to Drawbar for photos with Santa and stay to enjoy brunch. There will be a complimentary coloring station, hot cocoa bar, and more.

Outdoorsy Photos With Santa

  • Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park. (Nov. 12-Jan. 1) Become immersed in holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters!
  • Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops.(Nov. 5-Dec. 24) Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s with a free photo with Santa.

Church Photos With Santa

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