Santa at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia

Santa at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia

3 Unusual Ways to See Santa

From pubs 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. As little children everywhere are sitting on Santa's lap at the mall, telling him their holiday wishes, his dopplegangers will be spreading joy and cheer in some fun ways, including these three from around Georgia.

Athens Santa Pub Crawl

Athens Santa Pub Crawl, Facebook

Athens Santa Pub Crawl, Facebook

Baby, it’s cold outside. A man’s gotta do something to stay warm. Dress up as your favorite Santa and join the fun in this festive pub crawl hosted by Live Wire Athens to benefit Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc. Bar covers are waived; there will be drink specials and a costume contest with prizes from local sponsors. Date: Dec. 1, 2018, from 6:30 to 12 p.m.

Atlanta Santa Speedo Run benefiting Bert's Big Adventure

Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
Atlanta Santa Speedo Run

Running shorts are getting smaller and smaller. The festive 1-mile Atlanta Speedo Run begins and ends at Hudson Grille in Midtown, and benefits Bert's Big Adventure. Their mission is to provide all-expenses paid trips to Walt Disney World for children with chronic/terminal illnesses and their families. Date: Dec. 8, 2018, at 2 p.m.

Santa Claus, Georgia

Photo credit: Lori Hennesy

Photo credit: Lori Hennesy

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 a more traditional way to see Santa?

Here’s a list of the best 25+ places to take pictures with Santa, including in Alpharetta at Avalon Nov. 19 - Dec. 24, 2018.

Published: September 2018
Written by: Sue Rodman