Sleigh Bells Jingle as Old Kris Kringle Comes to Alpharetta!

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Ho! Ho! Ho! All the way from the North Pole, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is sure to touch every soul in Alpharetta! Check out our top spots for Santa Sightings throughout the are sure to deliver on magical moments that will last a lifetime.

North Point Celebrates Santa

Santa arrives at North Point Mall on November 18 and will stay busy at his workshop through Christmas Eve, of course! He will be meeting with all of the good boys and girls for photos and to hear what is on their holiday wish list. Come see Santa ride the train, enjoy live music and see the annual tree lighting. Reservations are not required but they are strongly encouraged!

Storytime with Santa at Avalon

Settle into Santa’s backyard, the green space behind his cottage at Avalon, for holiday stories read by the big man in red each Monday from November 20 – December 18. Tickets are only needed for children, and all tickets can be refunded in the event of inclement weather. Be sure to bundle up and pack a cozy blanket if it’s chilly, as story time will take place outdoors!

Photos (and Pet Portraits) with Santa at Avalon

Santa will be at Avalon throughout the season and taking photos at the North Pole-inspired cottage in Palmer Plaza November 20 – December 24. He doesn’t stop the spread of holiday cheer with kiddos, you can even bring your furry best friend to join in the fun on Tuesdays from 4-7 PM! Reservations are not required but strongly encouraged.

Free Photos with Santa

Families are invited to stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center on December 2nd 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? This year, Brewable will be on-site to help spread festive cheer with cake pops, coffee and hot chocolate. (Insider tip from the elves: Don’t wear green as the photographer will be using “green screen” for the background!)

Jingle Jog at The Hotel at Avalon

Get your tickets now and dash along the Boulevard with Santa on Sunday, December 3, at 9 AM. This one-mile fun run is for elves of all ages and will feature festive fitness stations along the way to get you in the spirit of the season. After you race down the Boulevard, stick around for a Holiday Brunch featuring a Nutcracker Ballet performance and other activities. Choose between jog only, brunch only, or both!

Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Avalon and Oak Steakhouse

Join Santa at Oak Steakhouse for a special breakfast buffet experience on Sunday, December 10 or enjoy a breakfast combo on Saturday, December 16 at Chick-fil-A Avalon! All proceeds from the event are being donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets go on sale on November 2.

Santa Tuck-In Experience

If you want to truly surprise your littlest loves, book an unforgettable and wonderful experience at an Alpharetta hotel. The Hotel at Avalon will be 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, cozy beds.

Christmas cheer will be spread to all who are near once you experience an exciting Santa sighting. Be sure to share your photos and tag #AwesomeAlpharetta. For more fun things to do and to book your own holiday getaway to Alpharetta, visit