Santa Claus, Georgia, City Hall

Santa Claus, Georgia, City Hall

Unusual Ways to See Santa

From lakes to small towns, Santa shows up in some unlikely places in Georgia!

Santa Claus is coming to town, but not the way you might think. COVID-19 precautions have changed the way Santa can visit this year, so he's devised creative ways to spread cheer throughout the state. Check out these events and even a town in Georgia named for the jolly old elf! Find even more places to see Santa on ExploreGeorgia.org/calendar-of-events.

Kayaking with Santa

On Dec. 5, 2020, you can join Santa on a short paddle at Black Rock Mountain State Park. Get out on the water with Santa on Black Rock Mountain Lake and then enjoy hot chocolate and s'mores! There are two opportunities in the afternoon: 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reserve your spot in advance. Read more.

Santa at Treetop Quest in Dunwoody, Georgia
Santa at Treetop Quest in Dunwoody, Georgia

Ziplining with Santa

On Dec. 5, 2020, Santa is ziplining to Treetop Quest's Enchanted Forest in Dunwoody from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. He'll be wearing a mask and practicing social distance as he navigates the festively decorated forest. Book a 2.5-hour self-guided aerial adventure for this limited capacity special event. Read more.

Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Cordele Holiday Train
Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Cordele Holiday Train

Cordele Holiday Train

On Dec. 18 and 19, 2020, the Cordele Holiday Train will take passengers on a Christmas-themed, hour-long ride for the whole family. Santa will be on board and will give each passenger a gift. Riders will enjoy holiday music, hot chocolate and cookies. COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing will be observed. Read more.

Photo credit: Lori Hennesy

Photo credit: Lori Hennesy

Santa Claus, Georgia

There’s no guarantee you’ll actually see the big man in red here, but you can drive down holiday-themed streets such as Rudolph Way and Candy Cane Road. While there, stop at the post office and have your Christmas cards postmarked from this jolly town. Santa Claus, Georgia, is located in Toombs County, just outside Lyons, Georgia.

Photo credit: Lori Hennesy
Photo credit: Lori Hennesy

Looking for more ways to see Santa?

Here’s a list of the best 25+ places to take pictures with Santa.

Published: December 2020
Written by: Sue Rodman