Are you ready 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!
Santa in Plano
The Shops at Willow Bend
Dates: Daily through December 24th, Daily from 10am – 9pm
Santa will be located in Macy’s Court near Crayola Experience
The Brand NEW Santa experience features illuminated gift boxes that are larger than life combined to an array of great photo opportunities! A classic theme with a MODERN TWIST that is just as impressive for the kids as it is for the adults. Plenty of interactive stations while waiting for Santa and dazzling views from the main floor to the highest level.
In this 38ft Gift Box Extravaganza, you will find:
· Over 200K LED mini lights.
· 108 different hands (Artisans) have worked on this concept.
· Noble materials utilized to build this amazing ART piece. Steel-Aluminum-Wood-Fire Retardant fabric etc.
Santa’s Visiting Hours:
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm with one (1) milk & cookie break from 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm with two (2) milk & cookie breaks from 12:30pm – 1:00pm and 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Photo Package Pricing:
Package A: BEST Value Package! ALL DIGITAL FILES, Four 5x7s, Four 3X5s, Two 4x6s, Four Wallets, Free Shutterfly Promo Card. $49.99
Package B: DIGITAL ONLY (up to 3 photos), Free Shutterfly Promo Card. $42.99
Package C: PRINTS ONLY, Three 5x7s, Two 4x6s, Three 3x5s, Two Wallets, Free Shutterfly Promo Card. $32.99
ADD A 5×7 PRINT FOR $9.99
ADD ON A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FOR $11.99
**ADD ON A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FOR $12 AND RECEIVE 4 FREE WALLETS (photo package purchase required, includes single pose)
They also have a slot for Fur Babies to have Pet Pics with Santa
A Soothing Santa session will be open for children with special needs on Dec. 8 from 9–11am
Meet Santa John
Parker Chase Preschool, 4801 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Date: December 9th, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Do you want to avoid lines and the big rush at the Mall to see the Big Guy this year?
Stop over for an Open House at Parker-Chase, Plano to visit Santa John between 6:30-7:30 pm. Please bring your own camera to capture this memory for your child!
Extended tour hours are also available with the School Leaders if you are interested.
Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 West 15th Street, Plano TX
Dates: December 13, 10am – 11.30am
Join them for a very special visit from Santa at the Farmstead! Decorate a cookie, join Mrs. Claus for story time, and get a special photo taken with Santa. Digital copies of your photo can be emailed to you. Our Fun on the Farm program is designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Spots are limited.
Online registration closes at 5 pm the Wednesday prior to the event.
COST: $15 per Adult/Child Combo ($13 for Museum Members); each Additional Child $12; each Additional Adult $3; each Additional Cookie ($2)
The Shops at Legacy
Head to the Shops at Legacy to meet a Red-Suited Santa at Santa’s Village – now in two locations.
Photo packages start at only $30.
Find Santa off Bishop Road, next to the Christmas Tree
7161 Bishop Road, Suite G1 972-834-4300
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
Santa off Lone Star Drive 7300 Lone Star Drive, Suite C105 800-969-2440
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sundays: 11am – 5pm
Plano Super Bowl
Date: December 8 from 3pm – 6pm
He will be set up in their VIP Room. Pictures are just $20!
Santa in Frisco
Winter Wonderland Frisco
Dates: November 29 – December 22nd. Closed Mondays
Next to FC Dallas, Frisco
The Big Guy will also be present with his Elves in an interactive experience within the one of a kind unique experience is located in the center of Frisco – 3 acres of a spectacular Winter Wonderland. You will find a wonderful North Pole transformed by a Magical Snow Dragon, as snow flies through the air and lands on your skin you will be transported to join us in a world ruled by imagination.
You can get lost in a light maze, fall into our snow pits, speed down our snow slide, listen to live performances, wander through fairyland, giggle in elfland, explore their candyland, enjoy nightly movies in our theatre & indulge in all of our scrumptious treats and foods all in one night.
Dates: Nov. 9–Dec. 24
Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm, Sundays noon–6pm
Extended hours Dec. 14–21 from 9am–9pm; Dec. 22 from 11am–8pm; Dec. 23 from 9am–9pm; Dec. 24 from 8am–6pm
Closed for Thanksgiving
Santa Cares for children with special needs Nov. 24 from 9:30–11:30am;
Dec. 8 from 8:30–10:30am
Fans United: Nov. 18–Dec. 23 (excluding Thanksgiving)
Christmas Spectacular: Every Friday and Saturday from Nov. 22–Dec. 21 at 6pm
Photo packages available for purchase
Christmas in the Square – Frisco
Dates: November 29 – December 1
During opening weekend, they’ll have visits open in a magical lit space. You can enjoy watching Santa and his elves parachute in at 5:00 pm to get the festivities started.
Head to Frisco Square, from November 23 – December 31, to see the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas, running nightly from 6-10pm. Free to the Public. Tune in to 107.3FM on the radio or listen to the music outside through speakers if you walk through the lights.
Enjoy Ice Skating on their Outdoor rink through January 7, 2019.
Other attractions include: Parachuting Santa, Trackless train, Visit with Santa, Santa Houses, Live Nativity Scene, Christmas Tree Maze and Tree Lot and Ice Skating Show.
Santa in Allen and Fairview
Dates: November 16 – December 24.
Santa’s Winter Woods
Dates: November 16 – December 24, 2019
102 Fairview Station Parkway, Fairview 75069 – behind the Container Store.
Bring your family and come enjoy Santa’s Winter Woods – the magical Santa experience at Fairview Town Center. Enjoy a relaxed visit in our 10,000 square foot space which includes a new Indoor Snow area, a staffed children’s art area, a coffee station with drinks and snacks available with donation to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, a Christmas store with Holiday merchandise offerings, play area, on site restrooms and baby changing stations, and much much more.
The online booking web site is NOW Open – click here to book your appointment.
Santa in McKinney
Plan a Photo Session with Chris Fritchie Studios
National award winning The Magic of Santa Experience with Chris Fritchie Studios is booking sessions now. This year they have an all new Winter Wonderland set!
Your kids and family will build a snowman with Santa, have a snowball fight, and ride the magic sled!
Be quick because they usually sell out!
Dates: December 5 – December 21 on selected dates.
Join Volunteer McKinney and their retired firemen get dressed up to visit with the Kids for the season (ssshhh… don’t tell the kids!).
As part of the popular Santa on the Square™ event.
Children and families are invited to book their appointment to spend one-on-one time with either Santa Scott or Santa John in his custom-made tiny house filled with antique toys. A private photo shoot adds to the excitement of this holiday tradition.
The Santa on the Square™ experience is open for those ages 1 day to one hundred plus years old, those with special needs, and even well behaved animals!
Expect to pay $30 for 5 minutes with Santa and you get two printed pictures. You can also pay $40 and get the two pictures and a USB with pictures loaded.
Santa in the Mid Cities
Dates: November 16 – December 24.
Dates: November 22 – December 23
Prairie Lights takes you on a two-mile drive featuring 4,000,000 lights with all-new custom displays with themes like “Pirate Christmas”, “Santa’s Mailroom”, and “Winter Woods”.
Mid-way through the drive, stop at Holiday Village for concessions, carousel rides, gift shop, photos with Santa and brand-new attractions.
Santa will be there every night through Dec. 23 listening to holiday wishes and taking pictures with the kids for an additional fee. On Dec. 24 Santa must return to the North Pole to pick up all the presents and deliver them to homes all around the world.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT HOLIDAY VILLAGE
|5″x7″ (Qty. 1)||$15|
|5″x7″ (Qty. 2)||$20|
|5″x7″ (Qty. 1)|
2″x3.5″ (Qty. 4)
|2″x3.5″ (Qty. 8)||$20|
|Digital Photos on Flash Drive (includes up to three poses)||$50|
Santa in Dallas
Dates: November 16 – December 24.
Dates: Nov. 16–Dec. 24 from 11am–6pm
Reservations available to avoid lines
Photo packages start at $20
Santa Cares for children with special needs Dec. 8 from 8–11am; registration required; free, photo packages available for a fee
Storytime with Santa on Nov. 30; Dec. 7; Dec. 14; Dec. 21 from 10–11am; free
Dates: November 29 – December 24, 2019
Level One in Macy’s Court
Capture memories of a lifetime with one-on-one visits and portraits. Children feel right at home in Santa Claus’ cozy living room with a fireplace, holiday tree, and comfy leather armchair. Take photos with your own camera or purchase professional portraits.
Tickets are available starting at 9AM, Monday-Saturday, and 10AM on Sunday.
Mom Tip: You can buy a video or posed picture of both and can also take your own photos. If you go early in the morning for a ticket you can come back later in the day to minimize your wait time.
Monday-Saturday, 11AM-2PM, 2:30-5PM, and 5:30-7PM.
Sunday, 12:30-3PM and 3:30-5PM.
Christmas Eve, 10AM-2PM.
Dates: Nov. 13–Dec. 22
Wednesday evenings 6–9pm
Saturdays and Sundays noon–4pm
Visits with Santa included in admission to arboretum
Photos with Santa available with a donation to the Volunteer Advisory Board
Select dates: November 29 – December 22
The legendary hotel will transform into a winter wonderland complete with festive décor, kids activities and games, train rides and more.
Peppermint Park is an immersive holiday experience, featuring children’s games and activities, holiday shows, endless light displays, Santa Claus, and much more! Reservations ahead are encouraged.
Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting Celebration (presented by Visit Dallas)
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2pm – 6pm
You can also meet Santa for photos as part of this one day celebration in Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas.
Enjoy this free family tradition featuring a festive day of activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and real snow. The day will culminate 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. RSVP’s are encouraged.
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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