It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Our love for Stone Mountain is no secret if you’ve been around here for a while. Of course, we haven’t climbed the mountain in years, but we hope to do it one day again with the girls (That last part is steep!)

We were fortunate enough to be invited back to a sneak peak at the now open Stone Mountain Christmas, and just like last year, we had a blast! (Well, even more fun this time, because Mr. Serious was able to come, and I wasn’t pretty hugely pregnant!)

I have to start with my favorite picture from the evening! I got all four girls to sit with Santa….and nobody is crying!

Stone Mountain Christmas with Santa

We arrived, grabbed a quick picture, and some dinner.

Stone Mountain Christmas

During dinner, we had several opportunities to meet with some famous characters. You can’t not take a picture with Rudolph!

Stone Mountain Christmas

As it got dark, we settled outside to check out the lights (my pictures don’t do them justice). They are amazing and everywhere!

Stone Mountain Christmas

We caught the parade, had some dancing and singing along, and then waved to Santa!

Stone Mountain Christmas with Santa and Parade

We were constantly on the go, even way after bedtime and mostly everybody stayed happy. My favorite part of Stone Mountain Christmas is the Singalong Train where we (you guessed it) sing along to some favorite Christmas tunes. Mid-ride, the train stops for a heartwarming story of the first Christmas in “The Gift.” I just love that they take the time to tell the story of Jesus’ birth and the reason for the season.

We wrote letters to santa, caught the Holly Jolly Cabaret (super cute and recommended) and met with the Snow Angel (yes, another picture with all four girls looking…what?)

Stone Mountain Christmas

After the show and the picture, it was time for us to head back to see the magical Snow Angel® Snowfall and Fireworks Finale to wrap up the evening. We didn’t stop moving and didn’t see half of what was going on.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music and visits from some your favorite holiday characters. Start a new tradition and create memories that will last a lifetime for your kids…and you.

NEW for 2014, experience Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D, a hilarious adventure featured in 3-D with added in-theater effects that will transport you back to the Ice Age.

Meet two iconic North Pole favorites, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Bumble™ the Abominable Snow Monster. Kids of all ages can meet these two heartwarming characters or catch them in the nightly Christmas parade!

Enjoy live performances that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, including Forever Christmas, Holly Jolly Cabaret, Toyrific!, and A Christmas Carol.

All aboard the Singalong Train to hear your favorite Christmas tunes as well as the heartwarming story of the first Christmas in The Gift.

Wander through the Wonderland Walkway, a dazzling tunnel of lights guiding you to the Snow Angel® Palace, where you can have your picture taken with beautiful Snow Angel and her Toy Soldiers.

Take in the sights and sounds of the season with a nightly Christmas Parade including whimsical floats and the arrival of Santa Claus. Be sure to stay for the magical Snow Angel® Snowfall and Fireworks Finale to wrap up the evening.

Bring your Christmas wishes and visit with Santa Claus — Named by USA Today as one of the ten best places in the country to catch Santa Claus.

Enjoy great holiday shopping that includes hand blown glass ornaments, homemade fudge, unique toys and seasonal apparel.

Additionally, enjoy Stone Mountain Park’s fun attractions that will be open during the daytime – included in your Christmas admission ticket:

Summit Skyride

Discovering Stone Mountain Museum

Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard

If you get a chance, definitely check out Stone Mountain Christmas. It’s not one to miss!

What will you be seeing this holiday season?

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  1. We had so much fun at Stone Mountain Christmas. My kids and I had so much fun. It was great to meet all four of your girls and Mr. Serious in person.

  2. That looks like a fun and busy night!!!!
    LOVE that santa photo 🙂

  3. pat chance says:

    Looks like Stone Mountain has done it again this year. 2 years ago when we went was a lot of fun too.

  4. Oh my goodness the pictures in this post are seriously adorable!! I am loving getting into the Christmas spirit this year!!

  5. EXCELLENT photos of the girls! All happy, and I can’t believe how many are looking. A Christmas miracle! I hope to take Red to see all the lights. He loved seeing the zoo lights in SC and keeps asking about them.

  6. Wow, that is a rare occurrence – all kids are not only not crying, but they’re all smiling! LOL! I love those lights and that you guys got to take a picture with Rudolph! We have a winter amusement park called Santa’s Enchanted Forest that I like to go to every year, it’s all light up, has rides and fair food!

  7. i love the snow queen photo too! I had never heard of stone mountain before.

  8. What a fun adventure! Your girls are adorable. I can’t believe you have 4 girls. We’ll have to keep our kids far apart- I have three boys!

  9. Those are great pictures of your kids! I have two girls and at 7 and 9 years old I STILL can’t get a decent Santa picture with the two of them. 🙂

  10. Can I go? This looks like an amazing place to see lights, Santa and all the Christmas festivities! We don’t have anything that good around here for the kids. It looks like you got some great family photos!

  11. Sarah Hayes says:

    how fabulous!! my LO would love all the lights. this looks like a lot of fun

  12. Michelle S says:

    Such cuties! My little one still is afraid of Santa LOL. Such a great family shot, and nice Christmas decorations as well! Great scene.

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