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Where are the best places to get your pictures with Santa?

Do you want to see Santa near by?

Well, ready or not, it’s time to find opportunities to see the Big Guy as he travels to see us from the North Pole. 

This is such a special time of year to have fun with the family and make some wonderful memories with photos with Santa and Kids and Pets! 

Best Places To See Santa

Where can I get Santa Pictures in Plano?

The Shops at Willow Bend 

Dates: Daily November 12 through December 24th, Monday – Saturday 11am – 7pm and Sunday 12 noon- 6pm

Santa will be located in Macy’s Court near Crayola Experience.

Pre-booking is recommended but some walk-up visits are available (walk-ups are only available on December 22,23 and 24)

Don’t forget your furry friends. They can always have pictures taken with Santa, 4pm – 7pm on the following MONDAYS:

  • November 29
  • December 6
  • December 13
  • December 20

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The Legacy North Pole

Dates: Sunday, December 12, 11am – 2pm

Location: The Shops at Legacy, 7401 Lone Star Drive, Plano, TX 75024

Photos with Santa and Reindeer ($10 to reserve), a 10 foot frozen ice slide for kids and adults ($10 pass for limitless slides), a snow party, music and drop-off letters to Santa

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Christmas Village at Warehouse Church

Location:

Warehouse Church, 600 Data Drive #200, Plano, TX 75075

Warehouse Church is hosting a Christmas Village on Sat, Dec 4 with free pictures with Santa, local vendor booths, a petting zoo, food, and more!


Santa pics with Christmas Cops Plano
Officer Bianez with Santa at Goldreich Orthodontics, Plano

Photos with Santa at Goldreich Orthodontics

Date: Saturday Dec 4, 11am – 1pm

Location: 3105 Legacy Drive, Ste A, Plano TX 75023

Help Goldreich Orthodontics make this holiday season extra special for local families in need.

They will be collecting donations (children’s toys, coats, non-perishable food items, and miscellaneous household items) for the Plano Christmas Cops in their office parking lot. They ask that you enter our parking lot from the northwest entrance on Independence (by Bank of America).

Snap a photo with Santa while your here, and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Mrs. Claus!


Black Santa at Legacy West

Date: Each Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (noon to 4pm)

Location: Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Drive, Plano (Drive up Windrose Avenue)

Book your 10-minute session ahead of time for $59, with Photography by Misty


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Where to get Santa Pictures taken in Frisco

Pictures with Santa

Dates: Until December 21, 12 am – 11 pm

Location: Stonebriar Centre, Frisco.  Head to the Lower Level Macy’s Wing

What’s that sound? Santa’s in town!

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the North Pole, so make this holiday unforgettable and capture magical moments with St. Nick!

Visit Stonebriar Centre for Santa pictures in Frisco. Pre-booking is encouraged

Pets can have their pictures taken with Santa too on the following dates and times:

November 29: 4 PM-8 PM

December 6: 4 PM-8 PM

December 13: 4 PM-8 PM

December 20: 4 PM-8 PM


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Christmas in the Square – Frisco

Dates: November 17 – December 24, various dates.

Location: 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034

The Holiday lights and music will run daily 6-10 PM starting on November 19th. This show is free to the public.

Frisco Square Property Owners Association, and in partnership with the City of Frisco presents the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas.

Christmas in the Square returns for its 17th year, full of established favorites and new surprises, such as the acclaimed Light Show, Skate the Square, Christmas Tree Lot by Scouts Troop 51, Horse Carriages, a Holiday Vendor Market, and Ike the Polar Bear!

Visitors may tune in to 107.3 FM on the radio in their vehicles, or listen to the music piped through speakers as they take a walk through the Square.

The light show for Christmas in the Square features over 180,000 lights, 200 dancing snowflakes, 10 miles of wiring, and 8 miles of extension cords.

Newly upgraded to feature 4,000 feet of roof edge LED RBG lighting and 3,000 feet of RBG color-changing canopy, Christmas in the Square is unlike anything you have ever seen

Christmas at the Cove (Lakefront, Little Elm)

Dates: December 5, 1pm – 5pm

Location: The Cove at The Lakefront, 417 Lakefront Drive, Little Elm

Join us for some holiday fun at The Cove®! We will be having Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Reindeer for a meet and greet and picture opportunity!

They will also have a hot chocolate station, storytime in the splash pad with Mermaid Sunny, and Christmas tree decorating in the water!

They will also offer $5 admission for when you bring in a new toy for the Secret Santas of Little Elm Toy Drive.


Where to get Santa pictures in Allen and Fairview

Santa in Cabela’s Allen

Dates: November 7 – December 24

Where: 1 Cabela Drive, Allen 75002

Santa arrives November 7 at 5pm with extra festivities.

Advance Reservations are required.

Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital download that can be shared on social media. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly at the store


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Santa Pictures at Watters Creek

Dates: November 26 – December 24

Where: 970 Garden Park Dr, AllenTX 75013

Location: Santa’s Bavarian Village is located on Garden Park Dr. next to Village Burger Bar.

Visit Santa for photos and wishes at his magical Bavarian Village and make sure you’re on the nice list!  Precautionary measures have been made to enhance the safety of your Santa experience.

Reservations are recommended and walk-in visits are offered as space allows. Make your reservations at WattersCreekSanta.com.

Santa Paws:  Nov. 29, Dec. 6 & 13, 4 PM – Close
Four-legged friends will have their own special time for photos with Santa, and $5.00 from the sale of each photo package will be donated to Animal Rescue Crusaders of Texas (ARC).

Sensitive Santa: Dec. 8, 9 – 11 am.
Santa knows that some children need extra patience and quiet time when visiting. So Santa’s sensory-friendly morning is exclusively for families with special needs children and their siblings.

PJ Party with Santa: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6-8 pm
Join us for a Pajama Party at Santa’s Village! Before your annual visit with Santa, enjoy sweet treats*, a balloon elf, a free goodie bag, and more!  Parents are invited to bring children to this free event in their favorite pajamas!  Reservations are not available for this event. *While supplies last.


Santa’s Winter Woods

Dates: November 20 – December 24

Where: 102 Fairview Station Parkway, Fairview 75069 – behind the Container Store.

Fairview Town Center offers the ultimate visit with Santa. All visits are by appointment only. A $35 deposit is required when you book your appointment

Your deposit includes your special time with Santa and either two 5×7 prints or a $35 credit towards a digital purchase. There are no pre-set photo packages – you build your own package on a per sheet basis from viewing stations. Choose one photo or any/all in your portfolio!

Santa in Fairview TX

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Santa Pictures in McKinney

Plan a Photo Session with Chris Fritchie Studios. Choose from 45 minutes with Santa Mike or with Santa Al, for $125 and an additional $200 minimum order. Choose from Wall Portraits – Story Books – Gift Prints – Memory Boxes and more.

With each image that you order you will receive a low-resolution digital file that can be shared online or on your phone.

Chris Fitchie Santa Pictures
Photo Credit: Chris Fritchie Studios

National award-winning The Magic of Santa Experience with Chris Fritchie Studios is booking sessions now. 

Be quick, because they usually sell out!


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Photo Credit: TomK Photography

Home for the Holidays (McKinney)

Dates:

Friday, Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m

Saturday, Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m

Sunday, Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m.

Santa will be on the square to hear what the little ones want for Christmas. Capture the moment with a photo you will cherish for years to come. No reservation is required. Photos were taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Santa photos, holiday shops, kids ornament decorating, holiday carousel, hot cocoa, and candy apples, and the McKinney Christmas Tree (be there for the lighting ceremony on Friday, November 26 at 6.15pm on the west side of Downtown McKinney square)

You can enjoy a ride on a Ferris wheel, carousel, snow hill, Frosty’s train, and more. The petting zoo, a rock climbing wall and a Candyland area are other popular ‘Home for the Holidays’ attractions.

Purchase your ride tickets at one of the ticket booths located on the corners of Tennessee Street/Louisiana Street and Kentucky Street/Virginia Street before waiting in line. 


Christmas on the Square (Celina)

Dates: December 1, 5pm – 9pm

Location: 302 W Walnut Street, Celina

Featuring live musical performances, amusements, food, and a dazzling tree lighting ceremony.

Free family-friendly amusements include train rides, a live reindeer, bounces houses, and photo opportunities with Santa! 


Santa Pictures in Lewisville

Santa ARRIVES at Music City Mall Lewisville

Dates: November 20th, 12pm – 4pm

Location: Music City Mall, I35 & Round Grove Road, Lewisville, TX

See Santa land in a Helicopter in our parking lot, then come into the mall for photos (packages at mcmlewisville.com) and a day of holiday fun

Check out our Snow Globe Selfie area, Olaf and Elf on the Shelf Meet & Greet, FREE Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Balloons, Storytime with Mrs. Claus and so much more!


Castle Hills Annual Holiday in the Plaza

Date: November 27, 4pm – 7pm

Location: 2520 King Arthur Blvd, Lewisville

Holiday in the Plaza is full of family-friendly holiday activities including photo ops with Santa, the popular Christmas monkey (don’t forget your camera) and live reindeer!

The fun also includes drumming toy soldiers, a snow machine, carnival games, the Polar Express Train and more.

Santa will light the iconic Castle Hills 68-foot tree after sunset. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome


Santa Pictures in the Mid Cities

Santa in Bass Pro Grapevine

Dates: November 7 – December 24.

Where: 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, TX 75061

Free Advance reservation required for all locations for your contactless Claus visit and receive a free photo with Santa! Grand Opening November 7 at 5pm with extra festivities.

Santa at Prairie Lights, TX

Main Street Santa in Grapevine


Dates: November 26th-December 24th

Location: 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

Since 2013, each year they bring “the best Santa in town” and also allow pet photoshoots, offer exclusive Story Time with Santa sessions, and a candy/toy store to shop on your way out of your photoshoot!

You can even enjoy nearby amenities, like riding the North Pole Express train and seeing the entire street decorated from head-to-toe in Holiday Spirit.

In-Person Only.
Walk-Ups Welcome, Reservations Recommended!
Packages begin at $50

Santa Claus Grapevine

Santa in Dallas

Santa in Bass Pro Garland

Dates: November 8 – December 24.

Where: 5001 Bass Pro Dr, Garland, TX 75043

Well it’s that time of year again!! Santa is here! There will be no lines this year waiting to get in, you must have already registered in advance to get your right date and time.

You still will receive your Free 4×6 photo and option to purchase more. Crafts will be handed out to do out home only on Mondays-Fridays after 5pm.

Laser Arcade and Form Duck Shooting are Free too!


Visit Santaland at Galleria Dallas

Dates: November 19 – December 24 

Location: Level 1, near Banana Republic. 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240

Santa is on his way to Galleria Dallas! Get your tickets to board a special and safe experience with Santa.

Santa has made a special stop in his sleigh at Galleria Dallas, and has worked extremely hard to provide you and your family a safe and enjoyable experience.

Book your visit and get your photo package for $35.


NorthPark Center

Dates: Nov. 27 – Dec. 23

Location: 8687 N US 75-Central Expy 1000, Dallas, TX 75225

NorthPark is excited to partner with Children’s Health for the second year to present A Season of Giving, which includes the donation of all funds raised from virtual visits with NorthPark’s renowned Santa of 33 years.

Families will have the chance to see and speak virtually with NorthPark’s Santa with a donation to Children’s Health beginning at $25.

Each virtual visit takes place via a secure link and includes a private conversation with Santa live from his cozy home at the North Pole along with a shareable, commemorative photo and video. 

Appointment time slots will be released online in weekly increments on Sundays at 12PM. The link to book will be posted on Sunday, November 21. 

Sunday, November 21 for the week of Friday, November 26 – Sunday, December 5
Sunday, December 5 for the week of Monday, December 6 – Sunday, December 12
Sunday, December 12 for the week of Monday, December 13 – Sunday, December 19
Sunday, December 19 for Monday, December 20 – Thursday, December 23


Dallas Arboretum

Dates: Nov. 7 – Dec. 31

Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition! Stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas.

In the evenings, the garden comes to life for a beautiful nighttime experience aglow with over one million lights. Enjoy visits with Santa Claus, entertainment, shopping, food & beverage options and more.

For more information on this event, it’s listed in our Best Places to see Christmas Lights in Dallas

Kids at Christmas Hilton Anatole
Credit: Hilton Anatole Hotel

Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting Celebration

Date: Saturday, December 4, 3pm – 6pm

Enjoy this free family tradition featuring a festive day of activities and entertainment, such as photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, games and crafts for children!

The day will culminate with a live holiday show that includes visits from Frosty and Rudolph, the beloved second act of The Nutcracker Suite performed by the award-winning dancers at The Dallas Conservatory and, of course, Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting.

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Santa Claus is coming to the Dallas Farmers Market

Dates: November 27 & December 11, 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201

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 inside The Market.


Black Moms of Suburbia

Black Santa photos

December 5, 10am – 5 pm

Keller Williams Frisco Stars, 4783 Preston Road #100, Frisco, TX 75034

Come join Black Moms of Suburbia – 2nd Annual Christmas Party, for some Family fun in Frisco!

The cost is $35.00 for a one digital photo. The Event will include a Digital Photo with a Black Santa, snacks and shopping from local Moms.

Due to the high number of guests they’re expecting, there is a limit of 5 minutes per family with Santa. One digital photo will given to you on a USB jump drive. $5 for additional photos to be added to your USB jump drive.


Santa at Home

Santa Ken is available for home visits, photography sessions etc. He is the Shops at Legacy Santa. You can email him at santaken58@yahoo.com for pricing and availability.

You can also get personalized videos too!


As you can see, there are so many fun events going on in the next few weeks to keep your family entertained!

This is the best time of year to make memories with your family and friends.

For more, here are 25 things to do this Winter in DFW

To get all the fun information and coverage of local events, we use Instagram!

Check out our Events Calendar for tons of ideas and be sure to submit any events if you are involved in organizing any here

Happy Holidays!

Kathryn McFearin

Friday 10th of November 2017

The Chamberlain Performing Arts Nutcracker is showing over the Thanksgiving weekend at the Eiseman. It is a fabulous production with NYC Ballet principal dancers as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier and. Sugar Plum Tea that is a delight for children to attend. Could it be included in this listing/guide? Please let me know how to help. My children have danced in this production for years.

Brenda

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Count me in on any. They all look good.

PlanoMoms

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Thanks Brenda!