Stone Mountain Park gearing up for Christmas

The park has hung thousands of lights for event


Stone Mountain Christmas kicks off this weekend with thousands of lights, live holiday shows and the park's Snow Angel. (Special Photo)


• What: Stone Mountain’s Christmas

• When: Opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 1. For dates and times, visit website.

• Where: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain

• Cost: Price included with an Adventure Pass — $28 for adults and $22 for children (age 3 to 11), plus $10 parking pass

• For more information: Visit festivals.stonemountainpark.com

STONE MOUNTAIN — For all of you holiday fanatics, Stone Mountain Park is kicking off its two-month Christmas celebration on Saturday.

Since July, employees have been hanging and stapling 2 million Christmas lights throughout the park — all of which are LED lights.

The staff doesn’t just outline the buildings with the tiny twinklers. They cover each board on the building to light up the entire park.

From Saturday until January, the park has a magnitude of festivities for the holidays. There are performances, music and storytelling suitable for the entire family.

This year, two iconic North Pole favorites, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, are joining the festivities.

Attendees can take a journey into the Christmas songs of yesterday and today while watching the show “Forever Christmas.” Other live performances to get you in the Christmas spirit include “Holly Jolly Cabaret,” “Toyrific!” and “A Crossroads Christmas Carol.”

There is also a singalong train ride with Christmas tunes as well as the heartwarming story of the first Christmas in “The Gift.” Plus, “The Polar Express” 4-D Experience returns, which is a state-of-the-art movie tradition at Stone Mountain Park.

Every night, Santa Claus and his crew parade down the streets, the Snow Angel sprinkles snow dust on the crowd and fireworks are shot into the air to end the evening.

Snow Mountain, the park’s man-made snow slope, will be open on Nov. 25.