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Santa Sightings

There’s nothing more magical at Christmas than taking your kids to meet Santa. Here’s our round-up of some of the most wonderful places to see Santa in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Santa’s Toy Factory, Pet Pictures and Santa Cares Day
Through December 24, 2019
North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle
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Experience the magic of the holidays by entering Santa’s workshop and becoming an official toy tester! Get your picture taken with Santa and test and design one-of-a-kind toys with Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, and Thomas & Friends™! Grab your furry friend and have a Pet Picture taken with Santa Nov 11 – Mon, Dec 16, 2019. Santa Cares Days will take place on Nov. 24 and Dec. 8,2019. All children with special needs and their families are welcome to our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa at North Point Mall.


Santa’s Mailbox
Through December 13, 2019
Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
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Santa’s elves will install a special mailbox at the Alpharetta Community Center for children to mail their letters to Santa. Children may drop off their letters and Santa will respond to all letters he receives.Letters need to include child’s first and last name, age, address and wish list.


Santa at Avalon
Through December 24, 2019
Santa’s Cottage at Palmer Plaza at Avalon
900 3rd Street
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Up on the rooftop click, click, click! Visit jolly Old Saint Nick in his cozy North Pole-inspired cottage and make sure you’re on the nice list. Santa will be at Avalon throughout the season spreading holiday magic and taking photos with families to cherish for a lifetime.


Tuck-ins with Santa
Through December 22, 2019
Times vary by day
The Hotel at Avalon
9000 Avalon Boulevard
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Experience the holiday magic with Santa at The Hotel at Avalon this season. The magic begins with a knock-knock-knock on the door, a smile spreads from ear to ear as the sound of reindeer bells fill the room and Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive. Imagine young ones excitedly sharing their hopes, dreams, and a bedtime snack with the jolly man in red. The “Tuck-in” experience first requires a guest room reservation at The Hotel at Avalon.


Breakfast with Santa at South City Kitchen Avalon
December 8, 2019
8:30 am – 10:00 am
South City Kitchen Avalon
9000 Avalon Boulevard
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Santa loves Christmas at South City Kitchen Avalon a waffle lot! Now you and your family can join him too. Enjoy a classic Southern breakfast with the jolly man in red and a mini-photography session in your family’s finest! Savor South City Kitchen Avalon’s brunch menu as the Nutcracker Prince, the Nutcracker Princess, and the Sugar Plum Fairy work their way around the room to meet and greet each family.


Santa Brunch
December 8, 15 & 21, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
American Girl
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!


Free Pictures with Santa
December 7, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alpharetta Welcome Center
178 South Main St. Ste. 200
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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. As part of the fun and festivities of the day, enjoy fun creations from a balloon artist on the plaza, hear holiday carols being sung by area high school students and score some fun with corn hole.


Free Photos With Santa at Urban Hardware
December 11, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Urban Hardware
11770 Haynes Bridge Rd.
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Walk away from your awesome photo op with Santa with a beautiful photo and a digital version that you can email to yourself so you can create this year’s holiday card or share with friends and family. There will be a green screen, so plan to not wear green.


Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A
December 14, 2019
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Chick-fil-A Avalon
2720 Old Milton Pkwy.
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Join Santa Claus and his jolly elves for a delicious breakfast at Chick-fil-A Avalon! Enjoy your choice of a breakfast combo from Chick-fil-A’s delectable breakfast menu while visiting with Santa and taking part in other exciting holiday surprises!


Breakfast with Santa at Oak Steakhouse
December 15, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Oak Steakhouse
950 3rd Street
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All of the good boys & girls are invited to join jolly old Saint Nick and his cheerful elves for a delicious family style breakfast at Oak Steakhouse! Guests are invited to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet, visit with Santa, and delight in additional holiday surprises!