Santa Sightings in Alpharetta

Santa Claus is in Alpharetta making his list and checking it twice!  Read on to find out where he’ll be for pictures and experience holiday cheer with festive events happening throughout Alpharetta.


Discover Santa’s Toy Factory at North Point Mall
Through December 24, 2017
1000 North Point Circle
Alpharetta, GA
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Embark on an exciting adventure at Santa’s Toy Factory. Put on your safety hat, test new toys and even digitally design your own! Bring your pet to get a ‘paw-fect’ picture with Santa, November 13 – December 11.


The Lighting of Avalon
November 19, 2017
1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Avalon
2200 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA
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A celebration for the season you won’t want to miss! Get in the holiday spirit with festive music and free activities for the whole family. From the annual opening of Avalon on Ice to the magnificent tree lighting, and an appearance from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, there’s something exciting for all to enjoy.


Santa at Avalon
November 20 – December 24, 2017
Santa’s House on Palmer Plaza (located between Colletta and Oak Steakhouse)
2200 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Join jolly Old Saint Nick in his cozy cottage at Avalon for a dose of Christmas magic this holiday season! Santa will be making his way from the North Pole starting November 20th through December 24th. He will be around for the holiday season to spread Christmas cheer, take photos with children and families, share magical moments with those who visit him and more. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, our specialty RFID technology, special Santa events and more.


American Girl Welcomes Santa
November 26, December 3 & 10, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
American Girl at North Point Mall
1202 North Point Circle
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Share a holiday experience that includes a jolly “ho-ho-ho!” Santa is coming to the store, and he can’t wait to meet you and your girl. Whispering her wishes is an exciting holiday tradition, and a special pose with St. Nick is the perfect photo opportunity—bring your camera to capture the moment! Enjoy a delicious meal during your visit, too. This event is offered every 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Duration of event is 1 hour. $20 per person Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up.


Free Pictures with Santa
December 2, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alpharetta Welcome Center
178 South Main Street, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA
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Stop in for an individual or family photo with Santa and have the photo printed and emailed to you to share with friends and family. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. No reservations required. No pets please. The photographer will be using a “green screen” so it is recommended that attendees not wear green.


Alpharetta Tree Lighting
December 2, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Alpharetta
Alpharetta, GA
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All the magic of the holidays glistens at the annual lighting of the 45’ live spruce tree with 10,000 white lights! The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Holiday Activity Lineup: Visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, community holiday performances, shop the Alpharetta Christmas Farmers Market, have fun in the snow playground on Old Roswell Street, roast marshmallows around a fire on Old Roswell Street, free children’s crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and Twas the Night Before Christmas read along with Mayor Belle Isle.


The Alpharetta City Band 2017 Holiday Concert and Free Pictures with Santa
December 3, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
13450 Cogburn Road
Alpharetta, GA
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The Alpharetta City Band, under the direction of Dr. Nicole Fallon, will perform a collection of holiday favorites on Sunday, December 3, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm, at the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center at North Park, 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta, GA., 30004. The concert is free and open to the public. The program has something for everyone; from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” to the annual favorites of “Sleigh Ride” and “A Christmas Festival”. This year even includes a narration of “The Night Before Christmas”. As an extra surprise, a very special guest, all the way from the North Pole, (hint, hint) will be stopping by to take pictures with all the children, so you definitely won’t want to miss it. Unlike other community bands in the area, The Alpharetta City Band is sponsored by the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department.


Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster’s
December 17, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dave & Buster’s
6500 North Point Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA
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Have a holly, jolly breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster’s. $19.99 per person includes breakfast buffet, $10 power card with unlimited video game play and the change to take a photo with Santa.


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