A Holiday Tradition for Over 20 Years!

Weekends, November 29-December 19, 2020
Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

See Santa in the Castle on Peachtree Street

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to introduce the children in your life (or yourself) to the magic of Santa at Rhodes Hall.

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Skip the crowded malls, avoid the uncertainty of “pre-registering,” and come to Rhodes Hall for a fun, easy and enjoyable Santa experience, with enhanced safety measures and procedures

On weekends from November 29-December 19, 2020, “the castle on Peachtree” will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring personal appointments with Santa at Rhodes Hall.

Things will look a little different at this year’s Santa at the Rhodes Hall as we implement enhanced safety protocols and procedures.

This year, only half of the usual number of spots will be available as we incorporate new procedures to create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone. Other safety measures include a modified layout for social distancing, temperature checks, and hand sanitizing stations. Learn more about our new safety measures.

Make a Reservation
Reserve your family’s appointment with Santa for only $50, which includes a photo session and custom 5×7 portrait with Santa.

You may also bring your own camera or video recorder for an additional $20 (payable at the event).

Make your family’s reservation


Thanks to you and your families, Santa at Rhodes Hall has become one of Atlanta’s most popular Christmas traditions, with appointments selling out each year. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again this holiday season.

All proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

New Safety Measures & Procedures

In order to comply with CDC Guidelines for Events and Gatherings, Santa at Rhodes Hall will incorporate new safety procedures in an effort to protect our staff, Santa and participating families. Please see below for measures that the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will be taking:

  • The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will require that a waiver of liability must be signed prior to entry to Rhodes Hall.
  • Santa at Rhodes Hall will be limiting the amount of appointments offered per time slot.
  • The Georgia Trust will offer a modified layout for Santa at Rhodes Hall to allow for social distancing, including limiting each appointment to immediate family only (parents/guardians, siblings), using multiple entrances and exits to discourage crowded waiting areas, and eliminating food and craft stations.
  • Children will not be permitted to sit on Santa’s lap, photo will be taken with children standing beside (or sitting below) Santa.
  • Babies will need to be photographed with their parent or sibling. Santa will be unable to hold babies.
  • Mandatory masks and temperature checks for all staff and volunteers.
  • Masks will be required while waiting for your appointment. Masks are not required for photo with Santa. *Children under the age of 2 are exempt.
  • Guest temperature checks required at check-in. If temperature exceeds 100.4 F, guest will not be permitted to proceed.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be provided. Sanitizing is required prior to visit with Santa.
  • Staff and volunteers will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces within Rhodes Hall between uses as much as possible.
  • Cash will not be accepted for merchandise purchases. Credit card and check will be accepted.

*These precautions may be adjusted as CDC guidelines continue to change.

Pet Night

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 4-8 p.m.

Pet Night is a one-night only personal appointment with Santa at Rhodes Hall for your pets. As long as your pets are friendly and well behaved, they’re invited! Both children and pets are allowed in pictures. This is a pets-required event, so guests without pets should reserve a regular Santa appointment. Pet Night is $40 per family. All proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Register for Pet Night

Know Before You Go

  • All appointments must be pre-registered. We do not accept walk-up registrations.
  • Appointments will be limited to only immediate family, parents/guardians and siblings.
  • We will be unable to accommodate multiple families for group photographs, each appointment is limited.
  • If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact Director of Special Events Brittany Darlington at bdarlington@georgiatrust.org. We are not able to offer refunds within 72 hours of your scheduled appointment.
  • All changes or cancellations must be requested via e-mail at specialevents@georgiatrust.org. Due to our busy Santa schedule, we are not always available by phone.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment with Santa, we will do our best to reschedule. Please keep in mind that we can only reschedule an appointment if we have an available time slot.
  • Each 15-minute time slot accommodates 2 appointments.
  • If you wish to use your own camera, you may bring your own camera for an additional $20 fee payable at the event. This includes cameras, video equipment, phones and other technology.

Help making a reservation
For more information about booking your family’s appointment with Santa, contact our Special Events Department at SpecialEvents@GeorgiaTrust.org or 404-885-7812.

Changing a reservation
To make changes to your reservation, contact the Special Events Manager at specialevents@georgiatrust.org or 404-885-7812. No changes or refunds will be given within 72 hours of your appointment.

Sponsoring
Interested in sponsoring this magical event? Contact Brittany Darlington at bdarlington@georgiatrust.org or 404-885-7812.

Want to volunteer for this magical event?
Contact specialevents@georgiatrust.org or 404-885-7812.