I have lived in Atlanta for 9 years and have never been to Stone Mountain, so when I had the chance to go to Christmas at Stone Mountain , I jumped at it. I was so excited to able to take my youngest girls on a special date with just the 4 of us.
When we arrived, the girls could barely contain their excitement, the park is literally decked out from top to bottom in one of the most beautiful displays of lights I have ever seen. Every tree and every building are covered in lights and really are simply breathtaking.
The sounds of parade starting had us dashing outside to get good seats for the Christmas Parade. The parade had appearances by Santa and Mrs. Clause, the abominable
snowman, Rudolph and, of course. the Snow Fairy. There we also dancers and other people dressed up as toys, singing and dancing to our favorite Christmas carols.
After we had gone on the Polar Express several times, we headed to the Sing a long train. I have to confess that I was disappointed in this attraction. It was the only thing about our visit that was just okay. The train takes you through the woods that surround Stone Mountain, and I'm sure during the day it is beautiful, but we were there at night and the only thing we saw was darkness. There were a few light displays along the way, but nothing like I expected. We stopped about halfway through the ride to watch a show about the story of Christmas. The show was good if you had the right seat on the train, if you didn't pick the right train car, you were stuck standing up in the train car and getting very close with your train mates while trying to see the performance. I did enjoy the sing a long. It was a lot of fun to hear voices singing Christmas carols in unison as we chugged along on the train.
When the train ride was over we decorated giant cookies and had our pictures
taken with Santa and then the Snow Fairy.
There were several other little things that made this night so fun for us. There were carolers that
walked throughout the park, they were lovely and made for a complete
Christmas experience. We also enjoyed the man with the bubble cart, he
did a fantastic job of entertaining the kids with his magic bubbles.
The night ended with the Snow Fairy flying into the park and making it snow (so cool!!) followed by a small fireworks show.
Christmas at Stone Mountain runs from November 9th – January 1st on
most days (please check their website for a complete schedule). Tickets
are $28 for adults and $22 for children (ages 3-11).
Disclosure: This review is based on a complimentary visit to
Christmas at Stone Mountain. I received no other compensation and these
opinions are entirely my own.