Last week we attended Stone Mountain Christmas with my sister and niece. We spent a wonderful evening getting our Christmas spirit on. Unless you are the Grinch, there is no way you can visit and not leave feeling Christmas Joy in your heart! Now through January 4 (on select dates) you can enjoy the Christmas glow of over two million lights, plus a hilarious 4-D movie, live shows, a parade, the Singalong Christmas train, and so much more!
Some of our favorite things to do at Stone Mountain Christmas:
The Nightly Christmas Parade: Catch a glimpse of all of the characters and actors as they arrive in Crossroads each evening. Music, dancing and lots of fun await! We found a place near the 4-D theater to watch and it was perfect!
The Singalong Christmas Train: It's not Christmas if we didn't get to take a ride on the Christmas train! Sing carols, look at Christmas lights, watch the antics of two silly elves on the monitors throughout the train cars, and watch "The Gift", a touching live presentation about the real reason for CHRISTmas. The ride lasts about 40 minutes, and it can get chilly on the open-air cars. Make sure you've got mittens and hats! It's one of our favorite parts of Stone Mountain Christmas.
Character meet and greets: your kids can meet Bumble, Rudolph, the Snow Angel and more characters while checking out all the great fun at Stone Mountain Christmas. You can even visit with Santa!
Make sure you try the Funnel cakes and Snowflakes (basically a deep fried belgian waffle) for dessert. Order them plain or add sauces, fruits and toppings. The perfectly sweet ending for an evening at Stone Mountain Christmas.
Stone Mountain puts on fabulous Christmas shows ~ there is something for everyone. From Toyrific to Forever Christmas, you will enjoy great music and entertainment for the whole family. Click here for a list of all of the shows you can see this year.
Need a shopping break? There are lots of places to shop at Stone Mountain Park. This year we came home with a beautiful, hand-blown glass Christmas ornament from The Stone Mountain Glass Shop, made right there! They also have a toy store, candy store, a gift shop in the train depot and other spots throughout the park. You can find some great Christmas gifts there!
Until this year, we've never been able to stay long enough for the Finale with the Snow Angel, Fireworks and Snowfall. We live about an hour away, so we usually ended up taking the kids home for bed before the 9:45 finale. This year, however, we were determined to stay til the very end and it was SO worth it! The Snow Angel flies in and floats above you, then she starts a glorious fireworks show complete with snow! To see the wonder in the eyes of all the kids there was magical! I highly recommend that you stay and experience the Finale when you visit Stone Mountain Christmas.
Have you ever visited Stone Mountain Christmas? If not, what is your favorite Christmas event to attend? Leave me a comment below!
Disclosure: Stone Mountain Park invited us out for an evening at the Park to preview Stone Mountain Christmas in order to review it. No other compensation was received, and all opionions given here are my own.