I received tickets to facilitate a review, as always, my opinions are my own.
One of the ways we like to kick off the holiday season here in Atlanta is spending an evening at Stone Mountain Park.Have you ever been to Christmas at Stone Mountain? It is such a fun place to take the family and literally every building is lit up. It’s quite beautiful. It was perfect timing to go with my MIL in town. She enjoyed herself and we all had such a great time together.
They have several activities to do while you are there, we kicked the night off with decorating cookies. You can choose from sugar or chocolate chips with a choice of different colored icings and decorative toppings. As you can see, most of the frosting went straight to the mouth.
By the time we were finished with our cookies, it was time to catch the Christmas parade.The Christmas parade has all the characters that you’ll see throughout the night, the cast of the shows and of course, the main couple, Mr and Mrs. Claus. I suggest standing close to Santa’s shop so that you can get right in line to meet the big guy, the line can get long and you don’t want your whole visit to be standing in line waiting. Our visit with him was a good visit. It lasted for a few minutes but wasn’t rushed. He’s a great Santa. He’s both personal and friendly.
Same goes for the Snow Angel, the line for her could be potentially long. She is located inside Memorial Hall, of which there is also a show in the same building. Be sure to pay attention to the start times so that you can plan accordingly. When visiting the Snow Angel, she will give you some bells to ring at the end of the night.
As far as shows go, we didn’t get a chance to see any as we were busy stuffing our faces with walking S’mores and other goodies (I personally didn’t care for the walking S’more, I think I would have liked it better if the marshmallow was melted more and if it had a little more chocolate). Each live show last about 30-40 minutes. We seen one of the shows last year and were very impressed. I am a little sad we didn’t have time for it this year. Included with the several shows, you can jump on the sing-a-long train too. My son loved the train last year, we didn’t do it this year because it does take a good chunk of time out.
We checked out the 4D movie Rudolph, which last about 20 minutes. It was cute and the kids likes it, with all the surprises from the water spraying you, snow falling and seats moving. Here is as little snapshot before going into the theatre.
That one time we hung out with Rudolph and his crew. No matter where we are at, we always end up hanging with @sassnspunk the whole time! And my MIL was in town too! It's such a great event to take the family on general, but if you have guest from out-of-town, then you definitely add it! Thanks @stonemountainpark for a wonderful event! And thanks @mrsj9jones for always making sure we have the best time! Appreciate you!! #friends #familyfun #family #stonemountainchristmas16 #stonemountain #hosted
The characters that you’ll see while you are there re Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and the Gingerbread Man, and you’ll get to have a photo op with each.
Want to know what’s new at Christmas at Stone Mountain? There is a walk through light display in the Sky Hike area called Skylight Spectacular. It’s adorable, they have blue lights that emulate water in a creek, a projection screen that projects a fire place on it. Great for another photo op with family and friends.
Tonight we escaped to @stonemountainpark to preview Christmas at Stone Mountain! If you've never experienced this holiday event, then add it to your list! It's a family-friendly, fun and gorgeous event that will keep you coming back every year! We've been the past two years and it really gets us in the holiday spirit. The whole family will love it! Christmas at Stone Mountain starts November 12th!!! #stonemountainchristmas16 #fun #tmom #travel #instatravel #atlanta #stonemountainpark #stonemountain #christmas #hosted
As the night comes to an end, you’ll stick around to see the Snow Angel’s Snowfall Finale!
S/N: The Snow Angel Finale is only on Adventure Pass Days.
The Snow Angel will let you know when to ring those bells. In that moment, you’ll be dusted with snow and the sky with be lit with a great firework finale. It’s a wonderful conclusion to a great night!
So if you love Christmas like Will Ferrell in Elf, then I totally suggest spending an evening at Stone Mountain this holiday season!
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