Santa’s Village is The Empty Stocking Fund’s gift distribution center for Fulton and DeKalb counties. Each year, parents and guardians of more than 40,000 children come to Santa’s Village to play Santa for their children.
Here's What to Expect During Your Shift As a Volunteer
First and foremost, you should expect to have a great time helping some amazing people! Beyond that, there are a wide variety of tasks at Santa’s Village, and while we can’t guarantee specific assignments, there is sure to be plenty for you to jump in and help out with. Children 14 years of age and older are welcome to join you.
Dress comfortably! Since Santa’s Village is located in a drafty warehouse and there’s a good chance you’ll be on your feet a lot, we suggest wearing layers and comfortable shoes. Please feel free to sport your company or organization’s logo. Of course, festive attire is always welcome at Santa’s Village!
We don’t have a lot of secured storage space, so please minimize the loose valuables (purse, bags, etc.) that you bring into Santa’s Village. We are not responsible for personal items lost while you are at Santa’s Village.
Don’t come hungry. Before your shift, eat a hearty breakfast or lunch. The Empty Stocking Fund spends every dollar we possibly can on toys and gifts, so we are unable to provide food and drinks for volunteers. If you’d like to bring something (or have it delivered), you are welcome to do so. We have a volunteer break area with tables and chairs, a refrigerator and a microwave available for your use. We also have a water cooler and a Coca-Cola vending machine on site.
From the North
Follow I-75 South or I-85 South. Take exit 249D for North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue NW. After approximately 1 mile, use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto US-278 W/US-78. Turn left onto Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. Turn right onto Joseph E Lowery Blvd. Turn left onto Jefferson St. Santa’s village will be on the left.
From the South
Follow I-85N. Take exit 246 for Fulton St/Central Ave. Follow signs for Fulton St and then take a left onto Fulton St. Turn right onto McDaniel St. Turn right onto Northside Dr SW. Turn left onto Northside Dr NW. Turn left onto Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. Turn right onto Joseph E Lowery Blvd. Turn left onto Jefferson St. Santa’s village will be on the left.
From the West
Follow I-20 East. Take exit 53 for GA-139/M L King Jr Dr. Turn left onto M L King Jr Dr. Turn left onto Chappell Rd. Turn right onto Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. Turn left onto Marietta Blvd. Turn right onto Jefferson St. Santa’s Village will be on your right.
From the East
Follow I-20W. Take exit 55A toward Lowery Blvd/West End. Merge onto Park St. Turn right onto Joseph E Lowery Blvd. Turn left onto Jefferson St NW. Santa’s village will be on the left.
Marta Bus No. 26 (from North Avenue Station) to Donald L Hollowell Pkwy @ Joseph E Lowery Blvd. Walk right on Joseph E Lowery Blvd. Turn left onto Jefferson St and Santa’s Village will be on your left. For more information, please visit or call (404) 848-5000.
Hours of Operation
Dec. 1st – Dec. 21st
Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
970 Jefferson St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318