Georgia’s most visited attraction is the only place in Atlanta to experience both the joy of Christmas and tons of fresh snow.
Stone Mountain Park (SMP) debuts its popular holiday attraction Stone Mountain Christmas, presented by Humana, on select dates from Nov. 10 to Jan. 1. This year, Snow Mountain, the region’s only snow park opens for its fifth season starting on Nov. 22 and operating on select dates through Feb. 18.
Guests looking for fun winter memory-making opportunities closer to home get to experience snow even earlier this year. The attraction returns to delight families with the region’s only snow park featuring more than 20 snow-tubing slides. Situated on what is commonly known as the “Laser Lawn,” the snow park features various tubing runs and activities, including the Avalanche Alley family tube ride and the Snow Zone area where younger kids can tube, make the ultimate snowmen and snow angels and throw snowballs in a snowball shooting gallery. After playing in the snow, families and visitors can warm up next to a crackling fire, roast marshmallows and enjoy s’mores.
Stone Mountain Christmas – The Christmas Spirit Is Brighter Than Ever
Snow Mountain-Snow Facts
Snow Mountain adapted technology used at many of the top ski resorts in Europe and Japan to make fresh snow. The technology is temperature independent, allowing snow production in any climate. Snow Mountain has the capability of making 360 tons of snow per day.
Snow Mountain provides family fun responsibly. The attraction uses a closed loop system that borrows water from Stone Mountain Lake and does not use city water. Water goes through a treatment process that brings it to a potable standard suitable for people, similar to swimming pool water. Melted snow returns to the lake via storm line drainage.
For single tubes, guests must be 42 inches or taller. For the family tube ride, guests must be 36 inches or taller. The maximum height for Fort Snow is 53 inches. Space is limited, advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Snow Mountain tickets include a two-hour tubing session and an all-day snow play access. Tickets are on sale now at www.StoneMountainPark.com.
Special Stone Mountain Christmas & Snow Mountain Promotions
•Veteran’s Day Weekend, Nov. 10-11: Complimentary Stone Mountain Christmas Adventure Pass (includes Stone Mountain Christmas activities) to active and retired military and up to $10 off for immediate family members. For more information: www.stonemountainpark.com/tickets-specials/military
•Mountain Member Bring-A-Friend Free Weekend, Nov. 10-11: As a benefit to annual attraction ticket holders, SMP is offering members to bring a friend for free to Stone Mountain Christmas. For more information: www.stonemountainpark.com/tickets-specials/members-only/Bring-a-Friend-Free.aspx.
•Teacher Appreciation Week, Nov. 19-23: To honor teachers, SMP invites Georgia educators to take a holiday break by offering all active and certified K-12 teachers and principals a complimentary Adventure Pass (includes Stone Mountain Christmas activities) and the opportunity to purchase additional Adventure Passes at a discounted rate of $20 plus tax. For more information: www.stonemountainpark.com/events/Educator-Appreciation-Week
•Scout Day, Dec 8: Girl & Boy Scout troops are invited to Stone Mountain Christmas & Snow Mountain for a special discount Combo Pass including a meal for $40. For more information: www.stonemountainpark.com/scouts
•Special Winter Stay & Play: hotel packages are available to stay inside the park at two Marriott hotels. Packages start at $149 and include overnight accommodations and breakfast. Stone Mountain Christmas tickets are included in most packages. For Snow Mountain tickets, simply go online to book your tubing session time. More details are available at www.stonemountainpark.com/lodging-camping/hotels/Offers-and-Packages.
For more information, special promotions and giveaways, guests are invited to “Like” Stone Mountain Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stonemountainpark. Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See …,” Stone Mountain Park is located 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. To get to the park, take I-285 to Exit 39B, Hwy. 78 East. Stone Mountain Park is off Exit 8 on Hwy. 78.