This was my first visit to Halcyon, and I now wish I lived in Alpharetta so that I could attend practically every event they do.
Parking was considerably easier than anticipated. A parking garage is located across the street from the event site. There was plenty of parking space available. We arrived on the fourth floor and headed down the stairwell. Taking the elevator was also an option. It was also convenient that they had a couple of people directing traffic there. Oh, and PARKING IS FREE!
We followed the crowd as they led us towards the busy party area. A lovely lady greeted us and handed us some adorable event brochures shown above. I wish there was also a map included.
We decided to start with Mickey and Minnie, who were posing for photos from 12:30 until 2:30pm. The line was long, but it moved quickly. It was good that there was a lady assisting you with snapping shots with your own phone.
It was also wonderful that while I was holding our place in line, my brother took my baby to play in the sandbox, which was packed of kids and grownups having a good time.
He also had the opportunity to play in the ball arena, which was quite dangerous. Children can be rough, and they were kicking balls in the faces of children by accident, and some would purposely kick them out of the area, hitting people standing in line nearby.
At one time, I was smacked in the face while standing outside watching my child.
On the back of the pamphlet, there was a list of shops in the vicinity that were running offers.
We stopped by Holmes Slice, a pizza restaurant, to purchase a box of pizza baked from scratch and cooked in a wood-burning oven.
I appreciated how they asked for my phone number so they could text me when the pizza was ready.
The wait was only approximately 10 to 15 minutes long. The pizza was delicious! There was only one slice left in the box when we finished.
On-site, there was a FREE photo booth, which was fantastic!
Both inside and outside of the small trailer, there was a setup. We began by capturing shots with our mobile phones on the setup outside. We were assisted by a lovely lady in line. Then we were ushered inside, where a worker snapped photos of us with our own devices before we gazed into the box to pose for photos as the timer counted down, just like a standard photo booth.
On our way to the puppy play area, we stopped by “It’s A Sweet Life’s” cart for some chocolate coated oreos and red velvet cake.
I can say one thing about this event: there were dogs EVERYWHERE. That day, around one-third of the population was made up of dogs, haha. They were all nice to see too.
The event was enjoyable. I’d love to return to Halcyon whenever possible! There’s so much we haven’t done, so many shops and locations we haven’t yet seen. Hopefully, the next event will have a map so I can make more direct stops or I will personally have more time to explore.
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