Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary Stone Mountain Christmas experience for purposes of review. All opinions are my own.
Stone Mountain Christmas is one of my favorite traditions to kick off our holiday season! My family already loves Stone Mountain Park for the crazy amount of fun things you can do there throughout the year. Seeing the Crossroads area all lit up for the holidays is an amazing thing!
We ate at one of our favorite restaurants in Crossroads, the Campfire Grill. I love this restaurant because all my picky eaters can find something to eat here. The fried chicken and sides are fantastic!
We lined the streets of Crossroads to wait for the parade to start. While we were waiting, we took in the thousands of lights, everywhere!
The parade offers a great mix of decorated vehicles, live performers and costumed characters. And who else would close out the parade but Santa and Mrs. Claus?
After the parade we moved across the street to the 4-D Theatre to catch one of my holiday favorites – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! It’s an abbreviated version of the classic cartoon that puts you in the action with blowing wind and even a snowfall or two! There is a singalong at the end that I join in as loudly as I can so I can embarrass my kids.
If you need more singing, you’ll definitely want to check out the Singalong Christmas Train! Christmas lyrics are displayed on a screen in the train as you travel around the base of Stone Mountain. During the train ride, you pause for a few minutes while a narrator tells you the touching story of “The Gift” before you continue your ride.
There are SIX holiday shows you can check out! My crew is not one for these shows, so I get overruled sometimes. The one thing that I was most definitely going to get my way on was seeing the Big Guy.
Even though my teenagers are not interested, this is a must-stop for me and the youngest. Mrs. Claus takes a turn in the rotation and you can visit with her, too! This is a gorgeous setting if you need that family Christmas Card shot!
In fact, there are tons of fantastic photo ops all over Stone Mountain Christmas! It would be the perfect place for a fun photo shoot.
You need characters? They’ve got characters. You can pose with Rudolph & Clarice or you can cuddle up to the Bumble!
One of my kids favorite things to do is the cookie decorating. We headed over to Memorial Hall where they could choose either a chocolate chip cookie or a sugar cookie. The kids chose their colored icing and whatever candy decorations they wanted to use.
My teenagers were too cool at first, but then succumbed to the temptation of cookies and icing.
We didn’t stay until the end of the night, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded. Wrap up your evening with the Snow Angel Snowfall Finale and fireworks!
The boys and I had a great time at Stone Mountain Christmas this year. Then again, we always do. It’s something that’s become a family tradition for us and the boys still look forward to it!
A Christmas Adventure Pass is $31.95 for adults and $29.95 for children. Christmas activities start at 2pm.
If you want to really make a day of it, check out the combo pass that includes Stone Mountain Christmas AND Snow Mountain. This includes a two-hour tubing session, all day snow-play and a Christmas Adventure Pass. Reservations are required for the tubing session. The combo pass is $49.95 for Adults or Children.