It’s no secret that people will do just about anything for the ‘gram these days, and the holidays are the perfect time to give your followers a serious case of FOMO. During the holidays, Alpharetta transforms into the most Instagrammable destination, ideal for capturing those sweet holiday memories that will leave your friends and family wanting more. If you are looking to light up your followers’ feeds this holiday season, grab your camera (or phone!) and check out these exciting Instagrammable events and experiences happening in Alpharetta.
Make some super photogenic friends with the 13 life-sized nutcrackers lining the streets of Downtown Alpharetta during the holiday season. These wooden soldiers are sponsored and personalized by local organizations and businesses and are all handmade by Nelson’s of Steubenville, Ohio. Be sure to snap a picture with each statue including the mad scientist, king, police officer, firefighter, chef, Revolutionary War soldier, nurse, doctor, two princes and an Uncle Drosselmeyer.
It’s not truly the holidays without a trip to the ice-skating rink! Avalon’s Rockefeller-inspired rink in the center of the community’s stores, restaurants, and holiday festivities offers a picture-perfect backdrop for adorable holiday shots, especially of the little ones. Glide across the ice in the beautifully decorated Avalon Plaza. New skaters can lace up their skates and register for group or private skating lessons to get in some extra practice. After taking some action shots on the ice, warm up in one of Avalon’s many delicious restaurants, cafes or shops.
Downtown Alpharetta takes its charm to a new level during the holidays. Get lost in a winter wonderland featuring twinkling lights and elaborate wreaths decorating the city’s historic buildings.
Capture those iconic holiday portraits with Santa Claus at several Alpharetta locations this year. Whether your children loved every second of the photo session or were less than thrilled, the photos are sure to be a hit.
Capture some sweet memories every weekend throughout the holiday season with Publix Aprons Cooking School’s gingerbread house class. This hands-on activity is a perfect way for families with little ones to get in the holiday spirit without destroying their kitchens. Decorate your delicious architectural masterpiece with icing snow, gumdrop lights, candy cane doors and windows, and more sweet treats. Be sure to snap a picture of the whole family with your creation at the end of the class.
Capture a sweet photo of your child mailing their Christmas list to Santa at Santa’s Mailbox in the Alpharetta Community Center. Children of all ages can mail their letters to the North Pole right here from Alpharetta. Letters need to include the child’s first and last name, age, address and wish list. Don’t forget to grab a priceless shot of your child’s reaction when they receive their reply from Santa, himself!
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