44 Places to Take Pictures with Santa in Atlanta & Picture-Perfect Breakfast with Santa

Have a magical moment with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. Photo courtesy Zoo Atlanta
Have a magical moment with Santa at Zoo Atlanta. Photo courtesy Zoo Atlanta
11/26/23 - By Rebecca Ruffin Leffler

Take pictures with Santa as Christmas approaches and usher in this magical season with great Santa photos! Dress the kids in holiday outfits as they hand-deliver their wish list to Santa himself. Capture these adorable moments with Santa pictures...even Fido can get in on the fun! And keep the holiday fun going at mealtime with a fun breakfast with Santa (or even tea time)!

Here's a list of places to get pictures with Santa in Atlanta, ranging from tree lightings and holiday festivals to breakfasts and malls. Even if reservations aren't necessary for some Santa photo spots, reserve time anyway to avoid long lines and cranky kids.


Check out our Atlanta Christmas Activities and Holiday Guide, including Must-Do Christmas Events and Holiday Activities for Kids and Holiday Lights Drive-Thrus and Christmas Light Shows for more family fun.

Pctures with Santa in New Jersey Visit Santa at Bass Pro Shops
Tell Santa all your wishes at Bass Pro Shops. Photo courtesy Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's

Pictures with Santa at Holiday Events in Atlanta

1. Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's – Lawrenceville and Acworth

Book a reservation to let the kiddos get Santa pictures! You'll receive a free 4x6 photo and a digital greeting card to share on social media. While there, purchase additional photo packages printed in the store. November 4 - December 24, 2023

2. Stone Mountain Christmas – Stone Mountain

Head to the North Pole at Stone Mountain Christmas and take photos of your little ones while they chat with Santa. Enjoy the nightly Enchanted Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Christmas parade, and the world’s largest Christmas light show. One-day passes begin at $34.95 for kids 3-12 and $39.95 for ages 12 and up. November 11, 2023 - January 2, 2024

3. Georgia Festival of Trees - Atlanta

Santa provides photo opportunities at the Georgia World Congress Center at various times during the event featuring holiday trees, live entertainment, and shopping. The photo package, which includes 10 digital images, costs $29.95 and you can reserve a time to skip the line. November 18-26, 2023

4. Santa at Rhodes Hall – Midtown

Enjoy the historic mansion and let your children give their wish list to Santa. The cost is $55 for a 5x7 photo; for an additional $20, you can bring your own device to capture extra memories. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Reservations are required and all children receive a goodie bag. Pet night is November 30 and December 6. Weekends, November 18 - December 16, 2023

5. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia – Austell

Come to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags for a full day of Christmas fun. Get photos with Santa, as well as have children write letters to Santa, play reindeer games, and make crafts at the North Pole Playground. The price of admission includes holiday shows, the new light show extravaganza, and train ride featuring global traditions. Admission begins at $40 for a one-day pass. November 18 - December 23, 2023

Santa visitng a boy who is in his pajamas"
Get cozy for photos with Santa at Santa at Avalon. 

6. Santa at Avalon – Alpharetta

Santa visits with youngsters at his North Pole cottage located in Avalon's Palmer Court. Reservations may be booked, but walk-ups are available as time permits. For $40, get a digital copy of all images taken. On Tuesday evenings, Santa will pose with dogs. November 20 - December 24, 2023

7. A Farmstead Christmas at Southern Belle Farms – McDonough

Snap free pictures with Santa at this fifth-generation farm. For a fee, kids can partake in hayrides, pedal karts, rubber duck races, and other activities. Weekends, November 24 - December 17, 2023 

Boy getting a hug from Santa
Get a holiday hug from the big man at The Battery. Photo courtesy of The Battery

8. Santa's Post Office at The Battery – Atlanta

Kids deliver their wish lists to the big man himself at Santa’s Post Office. Conveniently located in the Truist Community Corner at The Battery, snap pictures with Santa. He'll stay behind the counter if you prefer a no-contact experience. FREE. Select days, November 24 - December 24, 2023

9. Callanwolde Winter House – Virginia Highland

The Winter House is free to attend, but tickets are required. For an additional $25, register for a picture session where staff take Santa photos of your family on the front porch using your personal camera. Pets can pose with families on November 30-December 2, 2023; sensory-free photo sessions occur November 25 & 26 and December 9 & 10, 2023. Select dates November 25 - December 10, 2023

10. Santa at Georgia Aquarium – Downtown

Get a picture with Seaside Santa when you visit the Georgia Aquarium. Package prices vary. Select dates November 24-December 24, 2023

Snap a photo with Botanical St. Nick at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Snap a photo with Botanical St. Nick at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. 

11. Botanical Saint Nick – Midtown

Bring your camera to the Atlanta Botanical Garden where Botanical St. Nick takes photos with children. The experience is included in the cost of daytime admission to the gardens. Train fans see the holiday model trains on display, and the Botanical Express rides around the Great Lawn. Saturdays, November 25 - December 16, 2023

12. Santa Photos at the Avenue West Cobb - Marietta

Bring your camera to take a free picture with Santa at the Avenue West Cobb. Reservations are not required. Wednesdays, November 29 - December 20, 2023

13. Jolly Holly Day - Suwanee

Bring little ones to Town Center Park in Suwanee! At 6:30pm, Santa arrives to greet children, pose for photos, and collect wish lists. Local schools will provide musical entertainment. At 8:30pm, Santa lights the holiday tree. December 1, 2023

14. Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting - Powder Springs

Pose for a free photo with Santa following the Christmas parade and tree lighting in Thurman Springs Park. Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, in addition to live entertainment, will be provided. December 1, 2023

15. Santa on the Marietta Square – Marietta

Meet and take pictures with Santa at the Marietta Museum of History beginning December 1. Parents can purchase digital images for $37, a Christmas ornament with one image for $20, or a combination package for $52. Reservations required. Select dates November 30-December 24, 2023

Photos with Santa in Atlanta photo session with Santa at Avenue East Cobb.
Book a special photo session with Santa at Avenue East Cobb. Photo courtesy of Avenue East Cobb 

16. Photo with Santa at Avenue East Cobb - Marietta

Book a professional photo with Santa and receive a digital copy. Tickets are $18 and benefit Habitat for Humanity NW Metro Atlanta. December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023

17. Halcyon Holiday Magic - Alpharetta

A ticket to Halcyon Holiday Magic allows your child plenty of photo ops with Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Elsa and Anna from Frozen, The Grinch, and of course, Santa! The fun-filled event includes crafts, face painting, and musical entertainment. Children receive a teddy bear courtesy of Northside Hospital. Advance tickets required. December 2, 2023

18. A Day with Santa – Kennesaw

After the kickoff parade at 2pm, photos with Santa will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A professional photographer will offer free digital downloads the week after the event with an option to purchase additional photos. Live performers and tree lighting. December 2, 2023

19. Deck the Hall – Duluth

Get plenty of photos with Santa using your own camera, and the entire family will also get in the holiday spirit with music, crafts, and the tree lighting. December 2, 2023

20. Veterans and First Responders Family Day with Santa - Buckhead

All members of the military (active or retired) and first responders can bring their family for a special session of Santa photos at Lenox Square Mall. Complimentary photos are included. The event is limited to the first 30 families showing proper ID credentials. December 2, 2023

21. Winter at the Market - Powder Springs

Head to Still Family Farm to get pictures with Santa while shopping at the outdoor holiday market. Options include bringing your own camera or using the professional photographer on site. December 2 & 3, 2023

22. Christmas in Acworth - Acworth

Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa from 1–5pm. FREE. December 9, 2023

23. Holiday Hop and Shop - Alpharetta

Bring the kids for a complimentary picture with Santa from 10 am-noon at Alpharetta's Hop and Shop event. With a free shuttle taking guests to four different holiday markets, the event provides an easy way to let kids help you select holiday gifts for others. Plus, you get gift wrapping for up to three gifts while supplies last. FREE. December 2, 2023

24. Pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Alpacas at L&R Alpaca Haven Farm – Douglasville

For a unique twist, take a picture using your own camera with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and alpacas. While at the farm, pet the alpacas and shop for gifts at the ArtPaca Shopping Market. There is a $3 parking fee and photo prices will be determined. December 9 & 10, 2023

Mealtime Santa Pictures and Breakfast with Santa

25. Afternoon Tea with Santa at St. Regis Hotel - Buckhead

For a special treat, have afternoon tea with Santa! The hotel offers a kid-friendly menu including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and gingerbread cookies, as well as hot chocolate, milk, or juice. Adults enjoy savory finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts along with coffee or tea. Select dates November 24-December 24 

26. Toys and Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta - Downtown

Sip hot cocoa and enjoy seasonal treats at this family-friendly tea with Santa at The Ritz-Carlton. In addition to giving a wish list to Santa, kids decorate cookies and receive a gift from Mrs. Claus. To help Santa spread joy, bring an unwrapped toy to donate to charity. Reservations required. November 26, December 3, 10, 16, 17, and 22, 2023

27. Breakfast with Santa at Scottsdale Farms - Milton

Bring your camera as your kids enjoy breakfast, prepare snacks for the reindeer, and visit with both Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will also make a holiday ornament. Reservations required. December 2, 2023

28. Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano's - Buckhead and Perimeter

Make reservations to attend a breakfast buffet with Santa at select Maggiano's locations. In addition to a holiday craft, families feast on eggs, bacon, pancakes, and muffins. December 2 & 10, 2023

29. Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta – Grant Park

Purchase tickets for Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta! The price includes zoo admission, a 4x6 photo with Santa, hot cocoa, a cookie, and a craft. December 2 & 3, 2023

30. Family Brunch with Santa - Buckhead

Santa returns to the annual brunch held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Enjoy a full brunch buffet items accompanied by hot chocolate and donuts. Guests decorate cookies and watch a holiday movie! Reservations required for the two seatings: 11am and 1pm. December 3, 2023

31. Santa Brunch & Photos at Milton's - Johns Creek

Before feasting on brunch at Milton's Cuisine, sit for a family portrait with Santa. To keep kids entertained, the restaurant serves hot chocolate and cookies. After the photo session, take home a digital image to share. Reservations for both the brunch and the photo session are required. December 3, 10, and 17, 2023  

32. Storytime and Snack with Santa for Preschoolers - Johns Creek

Bring your preschool-age children and a camera to Scottsdale Farms. Capture great photos while your kids enjoy a snack, listen to Santa read a story, and sing holiday favorites. December 5, 2023

33. Breakfast with Santa at Neiman Marcus Atlanta - Buckhead

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the NM Cafe. Offerings include pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast, and more. A balloon artist and dancers from Atlanta Ballet will be in attendance. December 9, 2023

34. Holiday Tea with Santa at Swan Coach House - Buckhead

Introduce your littles to afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts. Santa greets children and pose for photos. Reservations are required. December 12-14, 2023

Santa Pictures at Atlanta Malls

35. Santa at Phipps Plaza – Buckhead

By reservation only, meet Santa Claus at Phipps Plaza. Children can sit in Santa’s lap or on a bench for social distancing. Prices vary and include options for Christmas cards, ornaments, and more. November 3-December 23, 2023 (excludes most Tuesdays)

36. Santa Photo Experience at Mall of Georgia – Buford

Find Santa in the JCPenny's Court on the lower level. Reservations encouraged. Photo packages are $39.99 - $49.99 and include a phone call from Santa. Caring Santa, a sensory-free session, is December 3 and Pet Night is December 10. November 9 - December 24, 2023

37. Photos with Santa at Town Center at Cobb - Kennesaw

Say “cheese” with Santa at Town Center at Cobb. Reservations encouraged. Photo packages range from $35 - $45 and include a personalized phone call from Santa. Bring your pet for photos on November 19 or December 3. November 10 - December 24, 2023

38. Santa Photo Experience at Lenox Square Mall - Buckhead

Visit Santa at Lenox Square Mall! Reservations encouraged. Photo packages are $39.99-$49.99. Pets can come on December 10, and children with special needs can visit for a lower sensory experience on December 3. November 16 - December 24, 2023

39. Santa at Arbor Place Mall – Douglasville

Find Santa’s Workshop at Arbor Place Mall. Reservations encouraged. The Santa Special package is $39.99 in December. An African-American Santa will pose with children on November 22, 24, 25, 26, and 27, while furry friends can attend Santa Paws Photo Night every Monday through December 18. November 17 - December 24, 2023

40. Santa's Workshop at North Point Mall – Alpharetta

Catch Santa at his North Point Mall outpost by the main entrance. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Photography packages range from $39.95-$45.95. November 18 - December 24, 2023

41. Holiday Photos with Santa at Greenbriar Mall – Atlanta

Santa greets children at Greenbriar Mall near the children’s play area. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Photography packages cost $39.99 - $49.99. Pet photos available on select evenings. November 18 - December 24, 2023

42. Pictures with Santa at Perimeter Mall – Dunwoody

Pose with Santa on the lower level of the Von Maur wing. Reservations encouraged. Packages range from $39.99-$49.99. Bring your pet for photos November 27-28 and December 4-5. Children with special needs are encouraged to visit December 3 for a sensory-friendly experience. November 17 - December 24, 2023

43. Pictures with Santa at Cumberland Mall – Atlanta

See St. Nicholas at Cumberland Mall. Reservations encouraged. Photo packages cost $39.99-$49.99 and include a phone call from Santa. Pets join in on the fun on November 27. Special needs children can enjoy a sensory-free, Santa Cares session on December 3. November 22 - December 24, 2023

44. Santa Photo Experience at Sugarloaf Mills - Lawrenceville

Santa photo reservations are encouraged through December 24. Photo packages cost $39.99 - $49.99 and include a phone call from Santa! Santa Cares, for children with special needs, is December 3. November 24 – December 24, 2023

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