Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle as Santa makes his way to Alpharetta! We have top-secret intel from the elves at the North Pole revealing that everyone’s favorite jolly man in red will make multiple magical stops throughout the city. You better not pout, you better not cry, because Santa Claus is coming to town, and we’re telling you where to find him!
North Point Mall is practically the North Pole of Alpharetta! St. Nick is all about efficiency, (how else does he travel around the world in one night?!), and that is why he set up a second Santa’s Workshop inside the mall. Santa’s elves are finishing up the last-minute details before Christmas Eve, making him available for meeting with your little ones during mall hours beginning November 18 – December 24. It’s encouraged to book your appointment in advance so that he can lend a great listening ear to everyone he meets.
From November 21st until he must rush back to work for his big trip around the world on December 24th, you can find Santa at Avalon. In addition to visiting Santa at his cottage on Palmer Plaza, where kids can tell him what’s on their gift wish list and take a photo, you can hear a special Story Time with Santa every Monday night from November 21-December 24. Is your fur-baby a Santa fan, too? Grab the most paw-fect pic of your pet at Portraits with Santa on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Get ready for a jolly good time at Alpharetta’s Jolly Jingle Jam! Mark your calendars for Friday, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Preston Ridge Community Center will be bursting at the seams with festive cheer while families enjoy light refreshments and festive music, create holiday crafts and take their picture with Kris Kringle.
All is merry and bright when the word “FREE” is included. The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting FREE Photos with Santa on December 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to stop by the Alpharetta Community Center for a complimentary individual or family photo with Santa. You will receive an instant print out of your photo, as well as an email with a digital file! Holiday cards, anyone? (Insider tip from the elves: Don’t wear green as the photographer will be using “green screen” for the background!)
If you want to truly surprise your littlest loves, book an unforgettable and wonderful experience at two of Alpharetta’s hotels. The Hilton Alpharetta and The Hotel at Avalon are hosting Santa Tuck-In experiences where Santa and Mrs. Claus will come and tuck in your tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow, into bed and read a special bedtime story. After all the excitement, visions of sugar plums will dance through their heads, and you will sleep soundly in the glorious, comfortable beds.
You can find even more to enjoy while in Alpharetta this holiday season. Throughout the season of giving, find something for everyone on your list by shopping in our three distinct shopping districts. Find all the Holiday Happenings throughout November and December. With so much to do, why not stay the night? Start planning your magical holi-stay weekend in Alpharetta here.