2022 marked our seventeenth year of heading down to Phipps Plaza to see the quintessential Atlanta Santa! I know it’s a little ridiculous that we still do this, but the boys completely humor me. And, believe it or not, every year we are not the oldest kids in line. :-)
We always head down over Thanksgiving break and it feels like the official kickoff to Christmas for our family! Like always, he handed them candy canes as he said “Brush your teeth, say your prayers, and have a Merry Christmas!”
I think I am about ready to call it a wrap on this tradition, to be honest, but I’ve done it for sooooo long I don’t know how to quit. LOL. I tried to explain the predicament to the family and they looked at me like I have three heads. “Mom, you just don’t make an appointment.” I am one of those people that loves the first of the year, the first of the month, Mondays, years in increments of five. I know… I’m weird. Alas, I think next year will be our last.
We used to go ride the Pink Pig at Macy’s back in the day, but when they (quite literally) outgrew that, I started taking them to dinner after Santa at Maggiano’s. It’s so yummy and festive at Christmas and they boys love it. We did just that this year, and Mother and Daddy-O came along for the fun.
It was a Merry Thanksgiving, indeed.
Dixie Delights Classic Christmas Home Tour 2022
video tour | exterior lighting | exterior + entry | living room + office
den + powder room | kitchen, dining + mudroom
bedrooms | porch + pool
Christmas Decor Shopping List
Remote Tree Switch | Monogram Guest Towels | Magic Light Wand
Balsam & Cedar Candle | North Pole Pillow
1″ Red Velvet Ribbon | 3″ Double Face Satin Red Ribbon
Record Player | Elf soundtrack vinyl | Battery Tree Candles
Holiday DIY Video Series
How to Make Christmas Bows | How to Spruce Up a Basic Wreath
How to Make a Greenery Bouquet | Easy Flower Arranging Tips + Tricks
2 Ways to Tie the Perfect Bow | Candy Cane Calzone
Other Holiday DIY
2 Easy Ways to Hang Christmas Wreaths | Paper Bow DIY
Painted Lamp Shades | Reindeer Kid Art | Tinsel Trees
All Holiday & Seasonal Decor | All things Christmas
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED