Another one in the books. A beautiful night spent experiencing songs, laughter, stories and more at Stone Mountain Christmas. Quite possibly one of the most fun holiday experiences that we have here in Atlanta, Stone Mountain doesn’t hold back on any Holiday cheer during the last two months of the year. Who said that you it has to be warm to have a blast at Stone Mountain, they totally keep the fun coming throughout the year, and these colder months are no exception.
I received tickets to facilitate a review, as always, my opinions are my own
Like I mentioned, I thoroughly enjoy Stone Mountain Christmas, so much that I bypassed getting my phone fixed to get there in a timely manner. Hey, I can get my phone fixed another time, but Stone Mountain Christmas isn’t here forever. You never know who you may bump in to at Stone Mountain Christmas. From the big guy himself (and if you don’t know who that is, I am speaking of Santa), Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Clarice, Bumpy to name a few. You have several opportunities to take some fun photos with them during your visit. We always love a fun photo opportunity.
I also love great music, especially holiday music. Stone Mountain has several shows during the holiday season, during our visit we only got to see one show, T’was The Night Before… A Holiday Cabaret and it was great! The performers were amazing. Great voices, always on cue and funny. It was a short show, around 20 minutes, but totally worth going to. I highly suggest if going, to go early in the day to catch the shows so that it will free up your time during the night what the grounds are decked out in lights. Trust me, getting there when the sun goes down does not offer enough time to do all the things that are offered. Get there early and make a day of it.
We always enjoy cookie decorating during Stone Mountain Christmas, they moved the location from where it was previously. It is now located in Memorial Hall, which allows you to see The Night Before and the Snow Angel all in one place. We missed the Snow Angel during our visit, but totally make it one of your stops when you go. We have visited her in the past, and the whole setting of where you will visit her at is one of the prettiest displays, and perfect for a photo opportunity. During your visit with the Snow Angel, she’ll give you some bells that will come in handy at the end of the night, so keep them close.
The Skylights Spectacular is transformed during Stone Mountain Christmas to a magical lighted display. I really loved this area. I think my son did as well, especially since we experienced a little “snow”. There really isn’t much activity in the area other than allowing the kids to run around, dance to the music and enjoying the display, but well worth the time to spend a few moments there.
We decided to make the 4-D movie of the season; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: A 4-D Experience, which last right around 15-minutes and is adorable. Although you won’t experience any 3-D effects, you will experience some wind and a light snow fall. We always missed it in years passed, but will definitely make it a regular in future visits. Something we didn’t make time for was Sing-a-Long Christmas Train, which will tell the tale of The Gift. We did it before, and enjoyed it, but felt like it took a chunk of time, and we were already limited. I would totally grab a cup of hot cocoa, since it can be a chilly ride.
There is a new feature to Stone Mountain Christmas. In the middle of the park is a huge tree displayed, but not any kind of tree, but a tree where projectors can create different images and even tell the story of It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s pretty cool.
Every year in the past we stayed to see the finale, which is when the Snow Angel glides down from the roof top and makes it snow. It’s a pretty magical moment, when fireworks finishing the night. This time we left out right when the night was coming to an end, but I wasn’t a but upset. From the parking lot, I got a great view of the firework display along with the beauty of the park being lit up. It was gorgeous viewing it from a different angle, and honestly, we were able to beat the traffic on the way out, so, win-win for us.
You can also get some shopping done while you’re here. They have an array of merchandise to get your friends and loved ones this holiday season.
So should you go to Stone Mountain Christmas?
Yes! It’s totally worth it. I highly suggest getting the a Membership Pass, you will get your money’s worth for sure. We tend to go about 3-4 times per year for the attractions alone, not including just experiencing the park itself, like walking the mountain.
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