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Santa Pictures Near Me: Where are the best places to go?

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 and find the best places to get your Santa pictures near me. 

For more, here are 31 things to do this Winter in DFW

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! 

More: The Ultimate Holiday and Christmas Events near me: 8 great picks!

Best Places To See Santa

Where can I get Santa Pictures near me in Plano?

The Shops at Willow Bend 

Dates: Daily November 16 through December 24th

Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm (break from 3 pm – 4 pm)

Saturday 10 am – 7 pm (break from 3 pm – 4 pm)

Sunday 11 am – 6 pm (break from 3 pm – 4 pm)

Christmas Eve 9 am – 4 pm (break 1 pm – 2 pm)

Closed Thanksgiving

Santa will be located in Macy’s Court near Crayola Experience on the lower level.

Pre-booking is recommended but some walk-up visits are available.

Packages from $39.99.

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The Shops at Legacy

Dates: Saturdays –  Nov. 25, Dec.  2, 9, 16, & 23, Friday – Dec. 22, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.​

​Sundays – Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, & 17, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Santa’s Village, located off Bishop Road next to Kilwins!

Photos with Santa start at $60.

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Lights on the Farm – Heritage Farmstead Museum

Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings November 24 to December 30.

Saturdays 5pm – 9 pm and Fridays and Sundays 6pm – 8pm.

Location: Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano

Cost: Tickets for the event are on sale. Online, advance registration is encouraged. Online admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Guests can also pay at the door (tickets subject to availability) where admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

The all-outdoor Lights on the Farm event will feature a quarter-mile trail through the property showcasing stunning holiday light creations and animated displays crafted by First Choice Lights.  Guests will also enjoy a 20-foot Christmas tree, refreshments such as hot cocoa, popcorn, mini donuts and make-your-own s’mores, and a chance for the youngest guests to visit with Santa. There will also be plenty of matchless selfie photo opportunities throughout the farm property.


Where to get Santa Pictures taken in Frisco

Santa at the Star

Dates: November 17 – December 24

Location: Santa’s cottage is located centrally in The Star District at 3620 The Star Blvd, Suite 1205 (across from Ascension).

Parking is available in the Silver Parking Garage located off of Gaylord Parkway.

Santa at the Star presented by Monument Realty will welcome Santa Claus to his Cowboys fan-themed set at The Star in Frisco.

Visitors wishing to see and meet Santa will have the opportunity to book appointments for a photograph with him inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage. Photo packages start at $40 and include a printed 5×7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child.

Pictures with Santa at Stonebriar Mall

Dates: November 9 through December 24

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

What’s that sound? Santa’s in town! The Santa photo packages range from $39.99 – $49.99. Remember, visits with Santa are always free and a photo package is not required for hugs and/or list deliveries!

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.

Christmas in the Square – Frisco

Dates: November 18 – January 8. Open every night from 6pm – 10pm.

Where: Located at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street (FM 720), Frisco, TX

The Frisco Square Property Owners Association presents the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. Christmas in the Square returns for its historic 19th anniversary with even more fun surprises this year!

Christmas in the Square draws over 75,000 visitors annually. Families, friends, and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. The Holiday lights and music will run daily 6-10 PM. This show is free to the public.

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. 

Also don’t miss Skate the Square from November 18 – January 8. Visits with Santa, Light Tunnel and Horse Carriages.

Christmas Tree Lighting at The Lawn (Lakefront, Little Elm)

Dates: December 2, 6 pm

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

Join them for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Lawn™ on December 2, at 6 p.m. Spread holiday cheer with additional programming:

🎄 Christmas tree lighting
🎄 Pictures with Santa
🎄 Live Christmas music
🎄 Food and drinks available for purchase

Where to get Santa pictures in Allen and Fairview

Santa in Cabela’s Allen

Dates: November 4 – December 24

Where: 1 Cabela Drive, Allen 75002

Advance Reservations are recommended.

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.

Available at all Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.

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Santa Pictures at Watters Creek

Dates: November 19 – December 24

Where: 970 Garden Park Dr, AllenTX 75013

Santa arrives at Watters Creek on Saturday, November 18th!  You can visit Santa after he lights the tree and heads to his Village around 6:30pm. 

Then, visits with Santa will be available daily until December 24th.**

Reservations are strongly recommended – walk-ins are allowed as schedule permits, but cannot be guaranteed.  To book your reservation, please click on the reservation link and select your preferred date and time.

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

Visits with Santa – Fairview Town Center

Dates: November 18 – December 23

Where: 183 Town Place at Fairview Town Centre, two doors down from NASR Bros. Jewelers

Visit Santa at FTC! Santa will be available by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 18th through December 23rd.

Visit with Santa at FTC in a relaxed environment at a time that works for you – using your personal camera!  Your $10 booking fee includes a dedicated time slot for your family with Santa, a gift for each child, and a Santa’s Helper who will be happy to use your personal camera to snap photos of your family. 

One hundred percent of the booking fee will be donated to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.

Friendly leashed pets are welcome. Reservations must be made online.

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Home for the Holidays (McKinney)

Dates: November 29 – December 23

Location: Historic Downtown McKinney

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

Santa on the Square is run by Chris and Lori Fritchie of Magic Makers Studio. This year you will have an additional option for your Santa session. Packages from $50. Also offering 15 minute and 45 minute private sessions.

Christmas on the Square (Celina)

Dates: November 29, 5pm – 9pm

Location: Celina’s Downtown Square

This FREE, family-friendly event in Celina’s Historic Downtown Square offers attendees a charming, small-town Christmas celebration reminiscent of a Hallmark movie. Experience the wonder the season brings by partaking in this signature holiday festival with neighbors, friends, and family.

Other Santa pic opportunities

Roller Skate with Black Santa DFW

Date: November 19, 7 pm – 8.30 pm

Location: Arlington Skatium

Santa will be at Worship on Wheels “A Christian Skate Night Experience” at the Arlington Skatium on November 19th from 7pm-8:30pm.
This event is open to the public so bring the entire family.
Admission is $10 (+tax) and includes skates and a raffle ticket for some really cool prizes.
Santa will be available for pictures, so be sure to bring your smart phone or camera to snap your pic with the big man.

Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza

Date: November 25, 4 pm – 7 pm

Location: Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza

Mark your calendars for a festive celebration at the Castle Hills Village Shops! The annual Holiday in the Plaza and tree lighting event will return on Saturday, November 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Castle Hills Village Shops is located at 2520 King Arthur Blvd. in the master-planned Castle Hills community in Lewisville. This event is brimming with holiday cheer and is absolutely FREE for everyone!

Holiday in the Plaza promises an array of family-friendly holiday activities, including special photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, captivating drumming soldiers, and delightful stilt walkers. For the little ones, there are bounce houses, holiday-themed activities, and plenty of entertainment. Sing along with performances featuring the Castle Hills Elementary School Choir at 4:15 pm and the Hebron High School Choir at 5:15 pm. At 6:45 pm, Santa himself will light the iconic Castle Hills 48-foot tree, marking the start of the holiday season.

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Santa in Bass Pro Grapevine

Dates: November 4 – December 24.

Where: 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, TX 75061

Free Advance reservation is required for all locations for your Santa visit and receive a free photo with Santa (a great keepsake photo)!

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Santa in Bass Pro Garland

Dates: November 4 – 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 17 – December 24 

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

Sit back, relax and enjoy our multi-sensory immersive train experience. Then, journey through a magical moonlit forest and enchanted path filled with starry lights, polar bears, and photo ops leading to Santa’s majestic chalet hideaway. There you will find Santa who already knows every child’s name and what they want most for Christmas! Of course he does, he’s Santa! Make your North Pole travels perfect with Santaland Express! Visiting Santa is ticketed per person with timed entry.

Also check out Snow Day!

NorthPark Center

Dates: Nov. 24 – Dec. 24

Location: 8687 N US 75-Central Expy 1000, Dallas, TX 75225. Level One in Macy’s Court

Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm
Sunday, 12:30-5pm
Christmas Eve, 12:30pm-3pm

This favorite NorthPark holiday tradition includes one-on-one visits, a photography session, a commemorative digital photo, and a donation to Children’s HealthSM. Visits begin at $25 and must be booked in advance.

Dallas Arboretum

Dates: Nov. 9 – Jan. 5

Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed for the magic of the season including the return of the beloved Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and the Dazzling Musical Tree! 

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 2, 3pm – 6pm

Free family tradition that includes a festive day of activities and entertainment, photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Clause, face painting, crafts, games and snow flurries! The day culminates with a live show featuring performances of holiday music, visits from Santa’s friends Frosty and Rudolph, and Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting.

Selfies With Santa at TX-Ture Farm

Date: Nov 24-26 and Dec 2-3
Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: 1833 Dr Sanders Rd Aubrey, Texas 76227

Price: Free (donations appreciated)

Christmas on the Farm: Register for FREE ADMISSION! Real Christmas trees and wreaths. Selfies with Santa. Storytime with Mrs. Clause. Paca Express barrel train. Feed the alpacas. Letters to Santa. Local artisan market.

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.

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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.


Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Count me in on any. They all look good.


Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Thanks Brenda!