Stone Mountain Christmas is open and we highly recommend you add this to your bucket list of holiday family traditions! Georgia’s most visited attraction is the biggest place in Atlanta to experience both the joy of Christmas and tons of fresh snow. New Christmas parade, all new Dare Devil Plunge debuted Nov. 16
Stone Mountain Park has once again transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland with more than 2 million LED lights, a daily production of over 360 tons of snow, an interactive tree lighting ceremony, Santa’s fly over and plenty of Christmas spirit for families to enjoy.
Photo: Christmas display at Stone Mountain Park
A family-favorite tradition, Stone Mountain Christmas is Atlanta’s most heartwarming celebration filled with festive music, millions of dazzling lights, captivating shows and visits with popular holiday characters. Guests can wander through the new Musical Frosted Forest surrounded by beautiful lights, sights and sounds of the holiday season. Marvel as the town lights up during the Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony and catch Santa’s flight through the sky each night before the Snow Angel’s Christmas Parade. The all-new parade features seven new floats and a cast of 40 performers including 10-foot tall candy canes, walking snow globes, Christmas trees and more.
Photo: Millions of dazzling lights at Stone Mountain Christmas
Take in live musical shows and enjoy special meet and greet opportunities with some of your favorite North Pole friends including Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Bumble. Hear the true meaning of Christmas aboard the Sing-A-Long Christmas Train and end your evening with Angelina the Snow Angel as she flies above the town and creates one last magical snowfall. Discover Stone Mountain Christmas Nov. 16, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020 every weekend and school holidays.
Photo: The Littlest Christmas Tree live show at Stone Mountain Christmas
Returning for an exciting 12th season Nov. 16 until Feb. 23, Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park is a winter wonderland of snow-filled fun and adventures. Hit the slopes on a 400-foot snow-covered hill in single tubes, double tubes, and even family-sized tubes. Then, head over to the Snow Zone where you’ll find tons of real snow and frosty activities everyone will enjoy.
Thrill seekers can conquer the all-new Dare Devil Plunge dark-tunnel ride, Snow Mountain’s tallest, fastest slope ever. Launch down the hill from over three stories high, reaching speeds of up to 30 mph while you zip through a 150-foot tunnel of lights. Take the plunge with a friend in a double tube, or slide solo in a single tube on this daring new ride. Stay into the evening for Galactic Snow Tubing, an out-of-this-world nighttime experience with lasers, lights and music.
Tickets, entertainment schedule and attraction hours are available online at stonemountainpark.com. An All-Attractions Pass includes access to Stone Mountain Christmas located in the Crossroads area of the park. Snow Mountain tickets include a two-hour tubing session and all-day access to the Snow Zone play area located on the laser lawn. Galactic Snow Tubing sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. on Snow Mountain operating days. Space is limited and advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
Photo: Avalanche Alley family tubing at Snow Mountain
About Stone Mountain Christmas
The holidays come to life during Stone Mountain Christmas, with more than 2 million LED lights adorning the park, including a 275-foot light tree at the mountain’s summit. Families can gather after dark for a nightly tree lighting ceremony. After, they can help the Snow Angel make it snow in the park and view nightly fireworks.
Stone Mountain Christmas is known for its wonderful live holiday shows, a 4-D theatre movie experience featuring Polar Express 4-D, and train rides around the mountain featuring a very special show called “The Gift.” Rudolph, Bumble and Clarice are available for photo opportunities along with a cast of other holiday characters including Santa to listen to children’s wishes through Dec. 24.
About Snow Mountain
Situated on what is commonly known as the “Laser Lawn” throughout warmer months, Georgia’s largest snow park features several feet of actual snow sculpted into 12 single or double rider lanes, four family tube lanes that can accommodate as many as eight passengers in giant 10-foot tubes, and four lanes at the new Dare Devil Plunge dark slide. Guests 36 inches and taller can scream their way down the Avalanche Alley family tube ride and the new Dare Devil Plunge, while those 48 inches and taller can take on a single tube lane. The Snow Zone play area is open for younger kids to tube, make the ultimate snowmen and snow angels, experience periodic “snow fall” and more.
Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located 15 miles east of downtown Atlanta. For more information, visit www.stonemountainpark.com, or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.
What to bring: Don’t worry about buying or lugging snow gear, all you need for your tubing and snow play fun is included in the price of admission. For the safety of all Snow Mountain’s guests, only park-provided equipment is allowed. You should consider dressing warmly for your snow outing and bringing a change of clothing in case you get wet.
What to wear: This is real snow! It is wet, cold and slippery. Enjoy your time at Snow Mountain by wearing warm, water-resistant clothes including gloves and boots. You might also consider covering ears with muffs or hats. Layering is also recommended. You might start out cold, but end up breaking a sweat as you play in the snow. Also consider bringing a change of clothing. The snow park offers locker rentals ($5 for large, $3 for small). Don’t own any winter gear? The park sells basic snow gear like hats, gloves and other winter staples at the Hat & Glove Cart.
Much of the above information was provided by SMP in a press release. All additional comments are my own opinion. AlpharettaMoms was invited to the Media Day but unable to attend. We love Stone Mountain Park!