|Wonderful photographers will take your family's picture as you enter Crossroads!|
I love living in Atlanta since we are fortunate to live near some incredible attractions! My favorite place to visit during the Holiday season is always Stone Mountain Park. They do Christmas right!
Last weekend we spent the afternoon and evening at Stone Mountain Park. We arrived early so that David would have time to play in the Great Barn. My boy LOVES that barn!! There are over 65 interactive games, four levels, trampoline floors, slides and play areas - it's an absolute blast! (Can you believe I didn't take a single pic in (or of) the Great Barn?!)
At 6 pm there was a Parade that started up near the barn and continued down into the Crossroad area. It included some really adorable floats, dancers & singers, plus the Snow Angel & Santa & Mrs. Claus!
|Our Miss Katie Loves Stone Mountain's Miss Katie's! : )|
Next, we walked through the Wonderland Walkway! So beautiful! It took us up to Memorial Hall, where we found the Snow Angel Palace. You can also decorate cookies, get hot chocolate, visit the snow Angel and her Toy Soldiers and also take time to enjoy the Holly Jolly Cabaret! Cookie decorating was my kiddos favorite thing there. Check out the wonderful gift shop too. I didn't get a picture of the Snow Angel Palace, as we met her down in the Crossroads area - but it is adorable!!
Next up was Toyrific!, the newest show at Stone Mountain Christmas. It's a really fun show for kids and adults! It's the sweetest tale of a group of misfit toys who band together to save Christmas! Our whole family loved this sweet, 20 minute show. David especially liked Robbie the Robot!
Then we walked over to see Simply Christmas Musical Revue, a family-friendly show with dancing and holiday tunes. We enjoyed this show quite a bit, too! Lots of clapping and toe-tapping in there!
Other can't miss attractions at Stone Mountain Christmas ~ Visit with Santa Claus, then head over to listen to Mistletales told by Mrs. Claus at an adorable gingerbread house! Take a fun sing-along train ride around Stone Mountain complete with Christmas songs, lights, and a live performance of "The Gift", a heartwarming show featuring the story of the very first Christmas. And don't forget the Polar Express 4-D Experience!! It's a family favorite! Make sure you check out the gift shops, too - there is such a variety of glassware, toys, clothing, jewelry and much more. Each shop has different items available. Bet you won't leave without buying something beautiful!
Look up at the top of the mountain after dark and enjoy the beautiful mountain-top Christmas tree, too!
After all the shows, delicious food and shopping, we planned to watch the Snow Angels Snowfall and Fireworks Finale at 9:45, but my kiddos were tired and getting grumpy, so we ended up leaving at about 9. I'm disappointed we didn't get to see that, but we had such a wonderful afternoon & evening visiting everything else there! It's simply a must-visit Christmas tradition! I really hope that if you live in or near Atlanta, you will spend a day at Stone Mountain Christmas making wonderful Christmas memories! (Please leave me a comment if you go, or have already been; I'd love to hear what you think of it too!)
And finally....guess what else we saw there? A sneak peek of something Frosty & Fun!!!
See that snow-making machine? That HUGE wall of snow? Soon, it will be part of Snow Mountain!! The kids & I will visiting in a few weeks to tell you all about it - and they are SO excited!! After all, we live in Atlanta, where our usual snowfall is a couple of inches - they have never gotten to really sled or tube in our snowfalls!! This is a huge treat for Georgia kids!! So check back soon and I'll share my review of Snow Mountain!
For more information on Stone Mountain Christmas:
Website: http://festivals.stonemountainpark.com/mini-section/default.aspx?id=42 and http://stonemountainpark.com/default.aspx
For information on Snow Mountain: http://festivals.stonemountainpark.com/mini-section/default.aspx?season=christmas&id=113
Check out the calendar for operating dates/times: http://stonemountainpark.com/dates-hours/OperatingCalendar.aspx
Contact information: http://www.stonemountainpark.com/contact/
Disclaimer: I was provided a family pass for the afternoon, plus meals and activity passes for my family in order to review the shows and attractions at Stone Mountain Christmas. I was not compensated in any other way.