Through through January 3, 2016, you can experience Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park.
Stone Mountain Christmas gets you in the holiday spirit with two million+ lights, festive music, visits with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, live performances of A Christmas Carol & The Littlest Christmas Tree, rides on the Singalong Christmas Train, screenings of Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D, pictures with the Snow Angel & her toy soldiers at Snow Angel Palace, visits with Santa Claus, a Crossroads Christmas Parade with a Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale, & more.
And you can play on Snow Mountain through February 28, 2016. A Snow Mountain pass or Mountain Member PLUS pass is required to play. If you’re not familiar with Snow Mountain, here are the basics:
- The 400-foot tubing hill offers two experiences–Avalanche Alley is for multiple riders while Tube Runners is designed for single riders.
- In the Snow Zone, kids can play at Penguin Run (turrets, tunnels, & mid-sized slides), build a snowman, shoot snowballs at targets, or build an igloo.
- Kids ages three & under can play in the Little Angels section.
Want to head out on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these deals:
- While they last, $21 buys one pass to Christmas at Stone Mountain OR $82 buys four, each good for one pass to Christmas at Stone Mountain, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
- Or while they last, $34.95 buys one combo pass to Snow Mountain and Christmas at Stone Mountain, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
- A Christmas at Stone Mountain & Snow Mountain combo pass is $44.95 online at Stone Mountain Park. The deal is valid for select dates. The dates overlap on most days through January 3, 2016, so plan to head out during that time frame if you plan to enjoy both experiences in the same day. Or you can buy the combo pass & enjoy your Christmas at Stone Mountain & Snow Mountain experiences on different dates, letting you spend a day celebrating Christmas at Stone Mountain & head back later this winter for snow play. Plus, there’s a combo pass meal deal for $49.95, which gets you a meal ticket redeemable at select Stone Mountain Park restaurants, hot chocolate, unlimited refills of Coca-Cola beverages, & admission to Stone Mountain Christmas & Snow Mountain.
- As always, if you’re planning to go more than once (and there’s so much to do, you’ll probably need to), buy the Mountain Membership, a.k.a. the season pass, so it may be worth snagging one even if the Groupon sells out. In addition to unlimited admission, Mountain Members save on tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the ducks, get an extra discount on a parking pass, & more. Even better:The Mountain Members PLUS pass includes tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, annual parking, & other perks. If you’re renewing your membership, wait until you get to the park to do it, as you’ll save a bit.
- Members of the military with ID can purchase an Adventure Pass for $21.95 + tax at the gate. The deal is valid for active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents when valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs are presented.
- Thanks to an offer from Gas South, you can save up to 25% on an Adventure Pass, Mountain Member pass, or Mountain Member Plus pass to Stone Mountain Park.
A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $15. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a Mountain Member or Mountain Member PLUS pass, spring for the $40 annual permit, especially if you live near Stone Mountain Park & plan to visit multiple a year to take advantage of free special events or the park’s free outdoor activities and laser show.
Stone Mountain Park is located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain. Technically, the main entrance is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, but online mapping programs often don’t like the address.