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The Best Places to See Santa in Collin County

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus way! If you like to get a good picture with your kids and Santa then we have the perfect list for you. We have all the details below on Santa’s around town and some that have been around for years and years. I will even tell you my personal favorite so read all of them! Here’s a list of the best places to see Santa in Collin County!

Willow Bend Mall

This is a fun place to visit Santa at the Ice Palace! Macy’s Court at the lower level. 

Visit with Santa November 17 until December 24 during all mall hours with the exception of the following dates.

  • Sundays: 12pm – 6pm (break from 2:30pm – 3:00pm)
  • Mondays – Saturdays: 11am – 7pm (break from 2:00pm – 3:00pm)

Packages from $39.99.

Pet Photos with Santa – 4 pm – 7 pm, Nov 21 & 28, Dec 5 & 12

Sensory Santa – Sunday December 4, 9 am – 11 am

Stonebriar Mall

Visit Santa from November 11 until December 24th.  Lower Level Macy’s Court

Don’t miss the easiest way to visit Santa—just reserve your time and skip the line! 

Reservations and photo purchases are not required to visit Santa.

*Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.

Pet Nights
Mondays from 4 PM – 7 PM (November 14 – December 5)

Watters Creek (Allen)


Daily from November 21 through December 24.

Reservations are recommended and walk-in visits are offered as space allows.

A $20 deposit is required at time of booking.  Your deposit includes your visit with Santa and a $20 credit towards your purchase of photos and/or digital download. 

November 19 6:30pm – 9:00pm

November 20 – December 16 (Closed Thanksgiving)
Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 7:00pm (Break 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
Friday – Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm (Break 2:00 – 3:00)
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm (Break 3:00 – 3:30)

December 17 – 23
Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm (Break 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
Sunday 10:00am – 7:00pm (Break 2:00pm – 3:00pm)

December 24 9:00am – 6:00pm (Break 1:00 -1:30)

Paws with Claus
November 28, December 5 & 12

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Santa Cares – Reservation Required
December 4

9:00am – 11:00am

The Galleria Mall

November 18 – December 24.

A Meet & Greet With Santa Unlike Any Other. Ever dreamed of visiting the North Pole and meeting Santa in person? Make that dream a reality.

Storytime with Mrs Claus – Saturdays only, November 26 – December 17, 11.30 am – 12 pm. Gather around for storytime with Mrs. Claus. She has prepared her favorite classic Christmas stories to share with you. Level 3, near Play Place.

North Park Mall – 2022 details coming Nov 15

This is probably the most popular Santa ever. I have friends that grew up in Dallas and had pictures made with him now they take their own kids to see this Santa. He is very authentic looking and it’s quite the ordeal to actually see him! If you want to see this Santa the best thing to do is to go super early (or send someone down there early to get a ticket).

Tickets are available starting at 9AM, Monday – Saturday, and 10AM on Sunday.

Monday – Saturday
11AM – 2PM
2:30 – 5PM
5:30 – 7PM

12:30 – 3PM
3:30 – 5PM

Christmas Eve
10AM – 2PM

They also have storytime with Santa!

Monday – Saturday


Fairview Santa

Saturday November 19 through December 17.  Saturdays only 3 pm – 7 pm.

You will still need to make an appointment for your visit, but FTC will no longer be selling photos. You asked for it, and they heard you loud and clear – you (or Santa’s Helper) will take the photos with your personal camera! No more waiting for a digital download via email. The $10 booking fee includes your special time with Santa, a gift for each child, and a Santa’s helper who will snap photos of your family with Santa. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the booking fee will be donated to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.

Breakfast with Santa – November 26 – December 17. 9 am – 11 am. Have Breakfast With Santa at Profound Foods at FTC. Choose from four dates and different menus. Event includes the meal, a visit with Santa, a photo area, a goodie bag for each child and story time with Santa.

Cookies with Santa – December 1 & 8, 6 pm – 8 pm. Come decorate your own cookies with Santa! Event includes a cookie kit, visits with Santa at the table, a photo area, a goodie bag for each child and story time with Santa.

We are very sad to share that “The Big Guy” recently passed away. He was a legend around North Dallas families always bringing smiles and happiness to every child. He was very loved by many Plano Moms (myself included). 



The Shops at Legacy

December 3 – 23. Next to Kilwins. Photo packages start at $60.

Saturday, Dec. 3: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 4: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday, Dec. 10: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 11: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday, Dec. 17: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 18: 2pm – 6pm
Thursday, Dec. 22: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Friday, Dec. 23: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm


Other Places to See Santa This Year:

Time with Santa

Saturday November 12, 3 pm – 5 pm. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Panther Creek, Little Elm. A 5 minute, meet and greet with Santa

Santa at The Star

November 18 – December 24. Visitors wishing to see Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage. Photo packages include a printed 5×7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child. Visitors can save $5 when they book their appointment before December 2 using code STAR5.

Santa is coming to town! – Fury Fun Center

November 19, 9 am. Fury Fun Center Frisco. 

Lights on the Farm – Heritage Farmstead Museum

November 25 – December 30. The all-outdoor event features a quarter-mile trail through the property showcasing stunning holiday light creations and animated displays. This is the perfect event to enjoy a new family tradition and experience holiday cheer. Guests will enjoy a 20-foot Christmas tree, tasty treats such as hot cocoa, kettle corn and make your own s’mores. There’s even a chance to visit with Santa and take a photo in Santa’s Farmshop.

Santa Claus is Coming to DFM

Nov 26, Dec 3 & 17, 11 am – 3 pm. Bring the whole family–pets and all–to tell Santa who’s been a good boy! Get prints instantly to capture your holiday memory forever. Prints $15 each. Also enjoy letters to Santa.

Santa on the Square – Historic Downtown McKinney

November 30 – December 23. These are 5 minutes sessions with prints and digital files available. Reservations are suggested, but they do accept walk ups.

Breakfast with Santa – The Grove at Frisco Commons

December 3. Gather your family and friends for a delicious breakfast with St. Nick! Make special holiday memories that include a visit and picture with Santa, crafts, hot cocoa bar, and a special take home favor. 

Breakfast Timeslots:
8 – 9 a.m.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa – Little Elm High School

December 3, 8 am – 12 pm. Pancake breakfast, vendor fair, Santa Claus.

Pancakes with Santa – Lava Cantina

December 3, 9 am – 12 pm. Want to meet Jolly Ole’ Saint Nick and enjoy as many pancakes as you can? Kids 12 & under: $10 all you can eat pancakes. Make them as fun as you’d like with CRAZY toppings, or enjoy them plain! Comes with juice and a hot chocolate bar, PLUS a picture with Santa! Adults: $15 all you can eat pancakes and hot chocolate bar! Also showing The Grinch starting at 10am!!!! 

Santa Is Coming To Prosper! – 3R’s Ranch

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a personal visit with St. Nick that includes several photo opportunities with Santa, Santa’s Reindeer, and special guest! ICKETS (Tickets are limited and this event will sell out – purchase tickets early!) On sale for $15.00 per person, until November 1, after November 1,tickets will be $19.00 per person.

Breakfast with Santa – Flower Mound Community Activities Center

December 10, 8 am – 10.30 am. You and your family are invited to join Santa as he makes his yearly stop for a pancake breakfast at the Community Activity Center! Enjoy making crafts and writing a wish list for Santa. Remember to bring your camera for pictures with Santa!

Santa with Pajamas – Play Street Museum Plano

December 24. Kiddos are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas because Santa is going to be in his pajamas too! Bring your camera and get ready to take lots of pictures, enjoy crafts, playtime and a visit with Santa. Each child receives a special gift, milk and cookies from Santa at the end of the event. 2 adults per family please! $50 per child. 

Bass Pro Shop (Grapevine)

Get a free photo with Santa from now until December 24th! Call ahead and make sure to check on hours.

Enchant Christmas

November 25 – January 1. Free once you’ve entered the gates of Enchant. He was a really sweet Santa! Bring your little ones to Santa’s Landing. Let their professional photographers capture the moment for you with their Santa photo packages, and snap your own. It’s the perfect backdrop for your family Christmas card!

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