This past weekend, we visited Stone Mountain Park for their Stone Mountain Christmas program. It was a ton of fun! Believe it or not, we had never been to the Christmas program even though we’ve been to Stone Mountain a ton of times. It was so magical!
When we first got to Stone Mountain, I was nearly overwhelmed by the gorgeous lights and the great atmosphere. Lights everywhere and on every building! Even a place where mistletoe hung in the air for smooches.
The first thing that we did was watch the parade! The parade strolls down the main walkway in Crossroads was really cute. Plenty of characters to dance with and even the Jolly Old Elf himself and the Snow Angel made their way down the path. This really made it feel like Christmas is upon us even though it’s the beginning of November still.
We enjoyed the shows and especially the new Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4D. Kids thought it was great! Our favorite show was Toyriffic! It is definitely a must!
The most amazing part of the trip was the Singalong Christmas Train. It’s always fun to ride the train at Stone Mountain Park. Having a singalong on the Christmas Train was super special and my husband and I were having as much fun as the kids were! I would definitely recommend bundling up and perhaps bringing along a blanket for this ride. During the train ride, you stop once for a special “Gift”. The “Gift” was amazing. There is a story-teller that tells the real story of Jesus’ birth! It was so refreshing to hear about the birth of Jesus without being watered down or flaky. Big kudos to Stone Mountain Park for keeping it real! Lights would light up during the story as well. Breath-taking.
After our train ride, we ventured over for a funnel cake and some hot cocoa. It’s conveniently located across from the train depot for easy access 😉 Definitely a must to get warmed up after the ride.
Santa says his favorite vacation spot is at Stone Mountain Park. He is having a nice relaxing vacation before he hits the busiest time of year. It was great to see the big guy!
The end of the night wraps up with the Snow Angel flying overhead and then snow falling right below her. The kids thought this was pretty neat! Finally, fireworks closed everything out. It was a short show, but enough for the kids to be happy.
I think we have found a new Christmas family tradition! This was so much fun and really got us into the spirit!