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Where can you see Santa and get your pictures?

Are you ready to see Santa near by?

Updated for 2020.

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

Santa in Plano

The Shops at Willow Bend 

Dates: Daily November 27 through December 24th, Monday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

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

Photo Package Pricing:

Package A: BEST Value Package! ALL DIGITAL FILES, 5×7, (2) 4×6, 3×5, (2) wallets, Exclusive 6×8 digital & printed postcard with border, and Receive *two(2) FREE ticket to Crayola Experience with purchase of photo package A, *1 pair of tickets per family, while supplies last. $49.99

Package B: (2) 4×6, 3×5, (2) wallets and All digital images. $44.99

Package C: (2) 4×6, 3×5, (2) wallets. $39.99

Covid 19 Safety Procedures in place

Santa John Plano TX

Lantern Light – A Texas Prairie Christmas

Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 West 15th Street, Plano TX

Dates: December 10 – 12, 6 pm – 10 pm

Tickets include: 45 minute holiday experience, hot cocoa, tour, Covid safe Santa photo, live longhorns, lighted wagon tour, light up displays, all at the local Heritage Farmstead Museum

COST: $30 per person

Santa Portraits at Legacy West

Dates: November 27, 28, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 – 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano, TX 75024

Santa Claus

During this emotionally draining year, the joy and excitement of visiting Santa within the magic of Legacy West Legacy North during the holiday season) is an irresistible treat! And may just be one of the highlights of 2020. By appointment only. Photography by Misty. Cost is $59 for 2 digital images.

November 15, Mini Session in a park in Plano with a vintage sleigh. Photos are by Promo Photos. More info here.

Christmas Village at Warehouse Church

Warehouse Church is hosting a Christmas Village on Sat, Dec 12 with free pictures with Santa, local vendor booths, a petting zoo, food and more!

Photos with Santa at Goldreich Orthodontics

Date: Saturday Dec 5, 9 am – 12 pm

3105 Legacy Drive, Ste A, Plano TX 75023

Bring an unwrapped toy for a donation to Plano Christmas Cops.

Santa’s Corner

Santa will be accepting donations for a visit with the bulk of the proceeds going to support a mission in Honduras. Profession Photographs will be available for $30, with 1/2 of the proceeds going towards the mission. You will receive four digital images. Sessions will be on Saturdays from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Dec 5th – 19th. Location is 2513 Antlers Ct – Plano, TX 75025.

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Where to see Santa in Frisco

Stonebriar Centre – Virtual & In-person

Virtual Visits with Santa

Dates: November 14 – January 7, 12 am – 11 pm

Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Santa’s helpers have been working hard decking the halls for you and your family, so don’t be late! Choose from the list of enchanting experiences for a jolly good time.

Visit with Santa – Live from the North Pole…it’s Santa Claus! Enjoy exciting pre-session entertainment and a live virtual visit with Santa. For extra holiday fun, add storytime with Santa or Mrs. Claus to your session. Invite up to four guests for this experience.

Storytime with The Clauses – Shhhhh, it’s storytime! Choose a session with either Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus and gather around as they read you a story. Choose from a selection of stories and invite up to four guests to join.

Pre-Recorded Personalized Santa Video – Bring Santa and his magical world straight into your home! Receive a pre-recorded message from St. Nick that’s personalized just for you. Santa will record a video message to your kids based on information you provide in your family profile during your booking. Watch your children stare in amazement as they watch their very own video from Santa

Photos with Santa

Dates: Nov. 20 – Dec. 24. Monday–Saturday 11 am – 7 pm, Sundays noon – 6 pm. Extended hours Dec. 24 from 9 am – 5 pm.

Lower Level Macy’s Wing. Reservations are required, so secure your spot today!

Christmas in the Square – Frisco

Dates: November 27 – January 4, 6 pm – 10 pm

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 16th 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

Santa 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

Holiday Guide

Santa at Watters Creek

Dates: November 27 – December 24

Where: 970 Garden Park Dr, AllenTX 75013

For 2020, your family has two options – a contactless in-person Santa experience or a virtual video chat with Santa!

In person visit – We have taken precautionary measures to enhance the safety of your Santa experience, including modifications to allow for safe distancing between children and Santa.

Virtual visit – Chat with Santa on a Zoom video call! Santa will even video record your visit & send you a link to share with family and friends.

Both options will require reservations. Make your appointment today and find out what your naughty or nice status is! 

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

Santa Paws
NOV 30, DEC 7 & 14 | 5–8 PM

Four legged friends will have their own special time for photos with Santa and $5.00 from sale of each photo package will be donated to Animal Rescue Crusaders of Texas (ARC).

Sensitive Santa
SUNDAY, DEC 6 | 9–11 AM

Santa knows that some children need extra patience and quiet time when visiting. Santa’s sensory-friendly morning is exclusively for families with special needs children and their siblings.

Santa’s Winter Woods

Dates: November 21 – December 24

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

Fairview Town Center will be offering both Contactless In-Person Visit AND a Virtual Visit options. All visits are by appointment only. A $25 deposit is required when you book your appointment. 

Santa in Fairview TX

Where are the best places to see Christmas Lights?

Santa in McKinney

Plan a Photo Session with Chris Fritchie Studios

Chris Fitchie Santa Pictures

National award winning The Magic of Santa Experience with Chris Fritchie Studios is booking sessions now. All NEW SET AND LOOK FOR 2020 – Upscale Cabin and one additional bonus set, they will have green screen available for winter wonderland if required. Be quick, because they usually sell out!

Home for the Holidays (McKinney)

Dates: November 27 – December 24 on selected dates

Santa photos, holiday shops, kids ornament decorating, holiday carousel, hot cocoa and candy apples and the McKinney Christmas Tree. 

Santa 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

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!! Santa will be available for socially distant photos this year. Please Visit for all the details on how to sign up at your home or phone to get a free time to see Santa. There will be no lines this year waiting to get in, you must have already registered in advance on the website to get your right date and time.

There will be temperature checks for elves and customers in line before seeing Santa. They will have masks on to protect the elves and Santa, Santa will be behind plexi glass. 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 and will be wiped down after every use.

Galleria Dallas

Dates: Nov. 20 – Dec. 24 

Get your ticket to board The North Pole Express for a magical in-person or virtual visit with Santa, November 20 – December 24.

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.

For 2020, your family has two options to meet Santa:
1. In-Person Experience: Hop aboard Santa’s sleigh, The North Pole Express, for an in-person and contactless photo with Santa.
2. Virtual Experience: Visit with Santa virtually from the comfort of your home – your special visit will include a keepsake video of your time with Santa.

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

North Park Center

Dates: Nov. 27 – Dec. 23

This holiday season, in lieu of in-person visits and photos with Santa Claus at NorthPark Center, children and families will have the unique opportunity to see and speak virtually with NorthPark’s renowned Santa beginning at $24.95, benefiting Children’s Health.

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 5, 2pm – 6pm

This free event features a festive day of activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and snow flurries! The day will culminate with a live show featuring performances of holiday music, visits from Santa’s friends Frosty and Rudolph, a performance by Downtown Fever Band and Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting.

Christmas Tree Plano TX

Santa Claus is coming to the Dallas Farmers Market

November 28 & December 12, 10 am – 2 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 inside The Market.

Black Santa photos

December 5, 11 am – 5 pm, Capital Title of Texas, 4611 Preston Rd, Ste 400, Frisco TX 75034

Come join Black Moms of Suburbia – 2nd Annual Christmas Party, for some Family fun in Frisco, TX! The cost is $35.00 for a family of 4 or less. Families with 5 or more members pay $5.00 for each additional member (ie a family of 5 would pay $40.00). The Event will include a Printed or Digital Photo with a Black Santa, Pre-Package Snacks & Arts & Crafts. Due to the high number of guest there is a limit of 5 minutes per family with Santa. One Photo will be printed. Additional photos will be available to purchase from the photographer.

Another opportunity for photos with Black Santa will be December 6 & 13, 9 am – 3 pm, at Legacy West with Photography by Misty. More info here.

Santa at Home

Can’t visit Santa this year? Order a custom video from Santa himself. From the North Pole, delivered to your inbox. Go to for more information and to book.

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

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.


Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Count me in on any. They all look good.


Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Thanks Brenda!