Ultimate List of Places to Visit and Take Photos With Santa Claus in LA 2019!

Updated: Jan 9


Ho Ho Ho Santa is coming to town, and it is time to get your wish lists ready for a visit. Below you will find a list of best places in and around Los Angeles that you can take the entire family, even your fury friends, for beautiful photos with Santa this holiday season.

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles 90036

Every Winter, Santa takes his post at the Grove at his little cottage, and is available to take photos starting mid November until December 24th. Mrs. Clause will be joining Santa to help interpret for hearing-impaired guests from 10 am to 2pm. While walk-ins are welcome, it's recommended you make a reservation. Lines to get a picture with Santa can be pretty long without a reservation. Packages range from $40 to $70.

Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place

Los Angeles, CA 90401

Not only can you take your little ones to see and take photos with Santa here, but your pets are also welcome to join for your family photo. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Plaza from November 16th through December 24th. Packages start around $39.99, and you’ll get photo prints in different sizes, digital downloads, and a downloadable e-book about meeting Santa!

Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90067

Santa and Mrs. Claus are in town from November 29 through December 24 at Century City Mall and excited to meet you and your family. Visit their elegant bungalow for a studio style photo session to capture the magic of the holidays with your loved ones. You can book sessions in advance and take festive photos with Saint Nick. Furry friends are also welcome on Thursday, Dec 12 from 6-9pm. Santa takes breaks to feed his reindeer every day from 1pm-2pm and 4pm-5pm and will be too busy to pose for photos at this time. 

Culver City Westfield Mall

10800 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA, 90064

The Santa takes his post at Culver City Westfiled Mall from November 22nd through December 24th. Capture a memorable photo this holiday season in Center Court. Skip the line and pay for photos in advance through the Santa Fast Pass!

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr. Griffith Park, CA 90027

You can find Santa at the LA Zoo Nights now through December 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. There are different photo packages available for photos with Santa. Santa Claus will be available for photos on select days (November 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16-23).


Santa at Two Rodeo Drive

2 Rodeo Drive

Beverlly HIlls, CA 90210


Join Two Rodeo Drive for complimentary visits with Santa throughout the holiday season on November 29, December 6, December 13 (between 4-8 p.m.), and December 5, and December 12 (between 2-6 pm ). Make sure to take your smartphones or your camera to take your own pictures with Santa.

The Paley Center for Media

465 N Beverly Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Santa returns to the Paley Center’s annual PaleyLand Holiday Celebration! Enjoy your favorite Holiday TV Classics on the Big Screen in the Theatre, Visit the Toy Workshop and Participate in holiday themed Kids Craft Activities, and grab a holiday picture with Santa himself! (November 30 & December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 from 11am - 5 pm) .

Greystone Mansion

905 Loma Vista Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Join the City of Beverly Hills' Open House to enjoy a family day of fun with cookie decorating, crafts, a visit with Santa, holiday music and more on December 7th from 12 pm to 5 pm!


Malibu Country Mart

3835 Cross Creek Rd. Malibu, CA 90265

Santa and Mr. Clause come to the Malibu Country Mart with live carolers, live reindeer, festive arts & crafts and more on select days. These events are free and open to public. You can also do some of your holiday shopping here while the kids play. Check the website for dates.

Meet Santa Under the FIG Tree

101 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Meet Me Under the FIG Tree is an afternoon for the entire family and a reason to gather together for the holiday season! The day's festivities include: live entertainment, pictures with Santa Claus, whimsical gingerbread houses, seasonal crafts, a bounce house and snow! This event is free and takes place on December 8th from 2pm to 5pm.

Tree Lighting with Santa

1200 Block of Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Join Santa Claus for a special tree lighting ceremony on Third Street Promenade. Shop at the Winterlit Holiday market or grab a photo with Santa. Live Music and kids crafts. Snow is in the forecast!


Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Baldwin Hills, CA 90008

From November 30th through December 24th, Santa will be in his little North Pole cottage in the center of the mall ready to get your kids' orders for their Christmas gifts. The prices on photo packages varies.

Northridge Fashion Center

9301 Tampa Avenue

Northridge CA 91324

Take your family to see and take photos with Santa at Northridge Fashion Center from November 10th through December 24th. Reservations are available and recommended. Packages start at $39.99.

Aquarium Holidays with Santa

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802


Aquarium Holidays start December 7th through December 23rd at the aquarium and it features special holiday décor, a display of gingerbread houses, daily Penguin Parades at 10 a.m., holiday shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, a special holiday menu in Café Scuba, and daily appearances by Santa Diver and the Aquarium characters in their holiday outfits. On weekends the Aquarium will have a snow play area, and photo opportunities with Santa

The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way.

Glendale, CA 91210

Make the season extra merry and bright with a visit to Santa’s House! Celebrate the holidays at the winter wonderland, share your Christmas wishlist with Santa himself, and take home a keepsake photo for the whole family to treasure forever. Skip the lines when you arrive early at Santa’s House! You can now visit Santa from November 15th through December 24th.


Santa on the Pier

Redondo Pier

100 Fisherman’s Wharf

Redondo Beach, CA 90277


On December 14th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Santa will show up on the Pier. You will have a chance to take an only-in-L.A.-photo: a selfie with Surfing Santa. Also, don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy to participate in the Toy Drive and for a chance to win pier prizes.

Glendale Galleria

2148 Glendale Galleria

Glendale CA 91210

Take your family to see and take photos with Santa starting November 10th through December 24th. Reservations are available and recommended. Packages start at $39.99.

The Oaks Shopping Center

350 West Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Take your family to see and take photos with Santa now through December 24th. This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ. You can try on the latest elf looks with Santa’s Magic Mirror, create your very own Elf- ID Card and scan yourself on the Naughty or Nice O'Meter. Plus, new this year, spend less time in line and more time on holiday fun with a Fast Pass.


Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd. Moorpark, CA 93021

Santa will only be available on two weekends, December 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can visit Santa at his Farm House at Underwood Family Farms. Taking photos with Santa is free so make sure to take your camera. You can also buy fresh cut northwest trees at the Farm, enjoy kids activities and shows, and pick fresh fruits and veggies at the farm.

Santa at Plaza West Covina

112 Plaza Drive

West Covina, CA 91790


From November 22nd through December 24th, share your wish lists with Santa Claus inside the center’s spectacular holiday Ice Palace, a 30-foot-tall ice dome with falling snow, a light show, and larger-than-life snow globes. After visiting with Santa, each child will receive a special gift, while supplies last. Professional photography packages ranging from $29.99 to $49.99.