Friday, December 5, 2014

Scott And Carol Present - A Stone Mountain Christmas

Here, under the Confederate Memorial Carving in Stone Mountain Park, is the only place "Atlantians" are willing to accept snow. We all remember what happened last winter, with drivers stuck for hours on the highways, and the entire metropolitan area shut down. But under the watchful eyes of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas  J. "Stonewall" Jackson, children of all ages frolic in Snow Mountain, the civilized way to enjoy winter in the deep south.

There's lots to do in the SnoZone. Building castles and making snow angels are just two things to do, you are limited only by your imagination.

Cheers and victory dances arose every time some tossed a snowball through the hole at the Snowball Shootin' gallery! With targets both near and far, many parents challenged their little ones to a contest.

Families built igloos,

or snowmen, which ever they preferred.

Everyone over 36" tall can enjoy Avalanche Alley. The bigger the family that faster you go.

Tube Runners must be at least 42", and as you watch the video below you can see why.

Lots of fun, and a moving sidewalk to help you get back up the hill to do it all over again.

The Summit Skyride offer both a spectacular view of the Confederate Memorial Carving, and the skyline of Atlanta. You can see the lake, and on a clear day you can watch all the activity for over 50 miles away.

You can also get a bird's eye view of Snow Mountain.

Paul, the Project Director for Snow Mountain fills us in with some details.

With over 2 million lights, the displays sparkle and shine.

This lighted pathway leads to the mansion,, where the Snow Angel reigns.

The performers gather for the parade, with stops for mini performances along the way.

This man needs no introduction, for he is the highlight of the nightly parade.

Toyrific! brings your favorite misfit toys to life in the search to save the magic of Christmas.

Forever Christmas regales guests with holiday classics, from yesteryear and today.

A special treat for the younger audience members, black light toys.

You have never seen this version of "A Christmas Carol," if you haven't been to Stone Mountain Christmas. Above is just a little taste to whet your appetite.

The entrance gate beckons you to a winter wonderland

Here are some more views of the Christmas decorations at Stone Mountain. 

This tree is a light show in itself.

You can help the Snow Angel work her magic, and end your visit with fireworks. Fire and ice never blended so well together.

Watching fireworks through the snowflakes is an experience unique to Stone Mountain, and it happens every night.

Many thanks to Stan, Paul, and all of the wonderful people at Stone Mountain. Are the sleigh bells ringing for you yet? We heard them all over Stone Mountain Christmas!