top of page
Banner.jpg

30+ Places to Visit and Take Pictures with Santa in and near Los Angeles!

🎅🏻 Where to take photos with Santa Near Me?


Santa Claus is a magical icon that we all grew up with. Whether you believe in him or not, it's hard to deny that he's awesome and brings lots of joy with him during the holidays. There are all kinds of places to visit if you want to catch a glimpse of Santa or take photos with him. From posing for photos at his house to visiting Santa's workshop and having breakfast with Santa, here are the best places to visit and take pictures with Santa in and near Los Angeles!


Quick Link to Photos with Santa Near Me:


  1. Photos with Santa at Santa Monica Place

  2. Breakfast with Santa at Santa Monica Place

  3. Santa's North Pole Experience

  4. Meet Santa at the Grove

  5. Complimentary Santa Photos at Beverly Center

  6. Breakfast with Santa at Lowes

  7. Santa Photos at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

  8. Malibu Breakfast with Santa

  9. Meet Santa at the Americana at the Brand

  10. Pictures with Santa at Glendale Galleria

  11. Holiday Family Faire

  12. Visit With Santa at Burbank Town Center

  13. Jamm in Your Jammies for Santa's Arrival

  14. Photos with Santa at Los Cerritos Center

  15. Photos with Santa at the Oaks Mall

  16. Pancake Breakfast with Santa

  17. Aquarium Holidays

  18. Photos with Santa at Fashion Island

  19. Santa Photo Experience Del Amo Fashion Center

  20. Photos With Santa at Westfield Valencia

  21. The Shops at Santa Anita​

  22. Christmas in Brea Downtown

  23. Santa Photos at Dana Point Harbor

  24. Surfing Santa Contest

  25. One Colorado Santa Photos

  26. Pictures with Santa and a Puppet Show

  27. Breakfast with Santa at Terranea

  28. Christmas on the Farm

  29. Santa is Coming to South Bay Galleria

  30. Breakfast With Santa at Catal Restaurant

  31. Photos With Santa at South Coast Plaza

  32. Santa in the Sand

  33. SkyPark At Santa’s Village



395 Santa Monica Place,

Santa Monica, CA

Nov 19 - Dec 24, 2022

Various Times


Visit Santa at his beachside residence for the holiday season, just steps from Third Street Promenade. Santa will be returning to town on November 19th and will be available for visits and photos in Center Plaza. For the best experience, we suggest pre-booking now to save time on your photo session visit. As an added bonus, pre-booked visits come with a special video from Santa that your kids will love.


396 Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica, CA 90401

December 13, 2022

9 am


Children of all ages are invited to celebrate the holidays. Light breakfast treats will be served while children enjoy music, crafts and a special visit from Santa! The event is located in the Food Court and at SaMo’s Playhouse on Level 3. Personal candid photos are welcome. Formal Santa visits and photo packages are available for purchase in Center Plaza following the event.



Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064


Embark on a journey to the North Pole, where Santa and his elves have been working hard to grant wishes and create magic this holiday season. You will journey into Santa’s backyard, and help him plan out his big trip using the Navigation Station. You can take photos with Santa amidst a cozy and festive atmosphere filled with Santa’s favorite things. There are plenty of opportunities to take additional selfies inside the Bungalow, as well as a photo booth that will take a digital photo of your experience. Santa's North Pole Experience starts at $55 for a group of up to six people.


189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles, Ca 90036

Nov 21 – Dec 24, 2022

10 am - 8 pm


Make the season extra merry and bright with a visit to Santa’s Workshop! Celebrate the holidays at the winter wonderland, share your Christmas Wishlist with Santa himself, and take home keepsake photos. The photo packages start at $50. You should make a reservation online to avoid long lines.


 
 

8500 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90048

November 25 – 26

December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17


Grab your family, your friends, and even your dog for themed holiday photos with Santa. Bring your own camera and the staff at Beverly Center will help you take a picture! The photos are complimentary. Beverly Center has also got a special treat from Kono's Kitchen for your furry friends when you stop by for photos! (FREE)


1700 Ocean Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dec 3, 4, 11, & 18


Dine with Santa, enjoy a festive breakfast buffet, and create your own reindeer antlers at Lowes Santa Monica on December 4, 11, or 18. Reservations recommended. Breakfast with Santa is $65 for adults and $45 for kids 3+. You can also enjoy brunch with your pup and fur-iends with beachside views on December 3rd from 11 am to 1 pm. Make sure you're both dressed in your best winter attire for your pup's photo with Santa Paws and for a chance to win the best-dressed contest! You can also make your pup Santa's cutest reindeer at the event.


3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90008

Nov 25 - Dec 23

Various Times


Take photos with Black Santa at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Center Court from November 25th through December 23rd. Photo packages start at $15. You should book online in advance. No cash is accepted at the event.



23825 Stuart Ranch Road

Malibu, CA 90265

Dec 11 & 12

Various Times


It will be a merry morning in Malibu this December 17th from 9 am to 11 am! Families can enjoy a tasty breakfast box and the chance to meet Santa Claus and his friends from the North Pole! The morning also includes art activities, holiday games, and Storytime with the Malibu Library. Wear your holiday pajamas and bring a camera for photos with Santa! Admission is only $5 per person. Registration deadline is Monday, December 12, 2022, or when the maximum amount of participants has been reached.


Also on December 11, 2022, take your furry friend(s) for a photo with Santa, and treats for you and your Pup. There will also be an Ugly Sweater Contest. This event is from 10 am to 12 pm. This event is FREE, but pre-registration is recommended. Donations to a local animal shelter are appreciated!


889 Americana Way

Glendale, CA 91210

Nov 19 - Dec 24, 2022

10 am - 8 pm


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 keepsake photos.


100 W Broadway

Glendale, CA 91210

Nov 18 - Dec 24

11 am - 6:45 pm


Embark on an enchanted adventure to take pictures with Santa. Join him to create magical memories you and your family will always remember! Photos with Pets and Sensory Santa are also available for individuals with sensory issues. Reservations are needed for Sensory Santa.


Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga, CA 90290

Dec 10, 2022

11 am – 5 pm


Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents the second annual Holiday Family Faire at its spectacular outdoor venue in Topanga, where carolers and singing madrigals roam the grounds and Theatricum company members tell winter holiday stories. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to take family photos on December 10, 2022 from 11 am to 5 pm. General admission is $10 for kids and $20 for adults.


201 E Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91502

Nov 18 - Dec 24

10 am - 8 pm


From November 18 through December 24, visit Santa for keepsake memories during special holiday hours in Santa's Village. Share your holiday wishes and take a photo at his custom-designed house, located on the Atrium Lawn. While reservations are recommended, walk-ins are accepted. December 5th is pet night from 3 pm – 7 pm for photos with Santa, and on December 4th and December 7th, there is a Sensory Santa for children with sensory issues.




500 Lakewood Center Mall

Lakewood, CA 90712

Nov 18, 6 pm – 8 pm


Join Lakewood Center on Friday, November 18th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Santa’s Headquarters to welcome Santa from the North Pole! Come in your holiday jammies and enjoy hot cocoa, play games, have story time with Mrs. Claus, do Christmas stocking decorating, and more! Jam until Santa arrives! Plus, you might meet a friendly elf or two!

 
 

239 Los Cerritos Center

Cerritos, CA 90703

Nov 18 - Dec 24

Various Times


The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland at Los Cerritos Center. Santa will be there starting November 18 and is located at Main Court near Forever 21. A visit with Santa is free and photo packages are available for purchase. Pre-book now and receive a FREE personalized call from Santa powered by the Portable North Pole. All guests who pre-book and purchase a photo package get a free, personalized video from the North Pole after the visit.


350 W Hillcrest Dr.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Nov 11 - Dec 24, 2022

10 am - 8 pm


The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be at the oaks starting November 11. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Sensory Santa and Photos with your pets are also available. Every Thursday, all day, is Pajamas Day, and Ugly Sweater Day. Photo packages start at $39.99.



Gilchrist Farm

Various Dates


Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Gilchrist Farm this December. The breakfast includes Pancakes, toppings, coffee, and orange juice. Santa will mingle, tell stories, and be available for pictures with your whole group! You will also get private entry to the festive petting zoo and may write a letter to Santa. Breakfast with Santa is $20 per child and $25 for adults. You need to reserve your spot in advance. Breakfast with Santa is available on December 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th, and 18th from 8 am to 10 am.


100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Dec 3 - Dec 18

9 am - 6 pm


Aquarium Holidays features festive décor, shopping, snowfall in the Great Hall, and appearances by Santa Diver. On weekends December 3 through 18, the Aquarium will have photo opportunities with Santa. Aquarium Holidays is free with general admission.


401 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Nov 18 - Dec 24

Various Times


From November 18 through December 24, visit Santa for keepsake memories during special holiday hours in Santa's Village. Share your holiday wishes and take a photo at his custom-designed house, located on the Atrium Lawn. Photo packages start at $39.99.


3525 W Carson St.

Torrance, CA 90503

Nov 17 – Dec 24

11 am - 6:45 pm


The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Santa is located in Macy's Women's Court on the Main Level near The Ayurveda Experience and Soma. Secure your spot and make your reservation here. Photos with Santa for your pets are also available! Caring Santa for children and adults with sensory issues is also back on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 9 am-10:30 am! Packages start at $39.99.



Dec 11 - Dec 24

11 am - 7 pm


Santa will be at Westfield Valencia this holiday near H&M on level one from November 11th to December 24th (except Nov 24h) for photos with Santa. Pre-booking your Santa photo experience is encouraged. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. Wear your holiday PJ every Tuesday for photos with Santa and wear your silliest sweaters for your photos with Santa every Thursday. On December 4th, all families with children with autism and other special needs can enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa in a more subdued and calm environment. Sensory-friendly Santa events are free and keepsake photo packages will be available for purchase.


400 S Baldwin Avenue

Arcadia, CA 91006

Nov 17 - Dec 24


Santa will be at The Shop at Santa Anita for photo packages from November 17th through December 24th. Photo packages start at $39.99, and you will receive a free phone call from Santa as an exclusive gift when you book online. Pet Nights for photos with Santa are on December 5, 12 & 19 at 7 pm. On December 4th at 10:30 am, visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment and celebrate Santa Magic in an inclusive atmosphere for children & families with special needs.


330 W Birch St.

Brea, CA 92821

December 2022


Every weekend in December, Santa will be in Brea Downtown for photos with Santa. There will be holiday performances and music as well.



34571 Golden Lantern Street

Dana Point, CA 92629

December 2022

Various Times


Santa will be at the Harbor on November 27 and December 10 from 10 am to 1 pm and taking residence in the Clock Courtyard. You can book professional photos with Santa in front of a holiday-themed photo op created by "Style My Holiday". The holiday display will remain up throughout the month of December for all to enjoy. Pet Project Foundation will host the 10th Annual Santa Paws on December 17 & 18 from 10 am to 3 pm in the Clock Courtyard. Pet photos will be offered for a small donation. You can also get a boat ride with Santa on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4 from 10 am to 2 pm.


One Ritz-Carlton Dr.

Dana Point, CA 92629

Nov 19 - Nov 20


The 2022 Surfing Santa Contest will take place on Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The surf and SUP contest is a two-day event where contestants dress like Santa or other holiday-inspired characters and battle it out in the waves of Salt Creek Beach. You need to register for this event online.


41 Hugus Alley

Pasadena, CA 91103

Nov 25 - Dec 24

10 am - 9 pm


One Colorado offers all so many ways to celebrate the holiday season this year! Visit Santa and get your holiday photos taken all season long. After your visit to Santa, stop by a participating retailer to pick up a DIY Gingerbread House Kit, free with a qualifying purchase. Photos with Santa start at $20.


The Langham Huntington

1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91106

Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-24

10:00 am & 1:00 pm


Create Enchanting Memories at this Classic Holiday Event. Children enjoy favorite holiday treats, pictures with Santa and a puppet show. Please bring an unwrapped, packaged toy for donation to a children’s charity. Tickets are $65 per child and $85 for adults.


100 Terranea Way

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Dec 17

9, 9:30 & 10 am


Santa journeys from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in the ballroom at Terranea. Enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and hot food stations, an egg kitchen, a kid's buffet, festive crafts, and pictures with Santa! Reservations are required for Breakfast with Santa. Kids 1 and under are free. Tickets are $15 for toddlers, $32 for children 5 to 12, and $65 for adults and children 13+.


Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd.

Moorpark, CA 93021

Nov 25 - Dec 18

11 am - 4 pm


Santa will be at Underwood Family Farms on the weekends from November 25th through December 18th from 11 am to 4 pm. Santa visits are included with the admission, and you can take FREE photos with Santa with your own camera. Weekend admission is $14 per person.


1815 Hawthorne Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Nov 18 - Dec 24

Various Times


Visit Santa in his cottage at South Bay Galleria for photos with Santa. Receive a free phone call from Santa as an exclusive gift when you book online! On various nights, capture Santa photos with your pets, and on December 4th you can visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment exclusively for children & families with special needs. Reservations are required for this private photo experience. Packages start at $39.99


1580 Disneyland Drive.

Anaheim, CA 92802

Nov 26 - Dec 24

Various Times


Create a storybook Christmas for your family with this annual breakfast with Santa event at Catal Restaurant in the Downtown Disney District. Hosted in the midst of the dining room’s warm Mediterranean ambiance — and complete with the twinkle of holiday lights — this experience is sure to enchant. Catal will bring the spirit of Christmas to life with a festive holiday feast, mesmerizing décor, a touch of bubbly for the adults, holiday activities and treats for the smallest partygoers — and of course, the highlight of the morning: a visit from Santa and his elves. This event is happening on select days between November 26th and December 24th. You need to make a reservation online.


3333 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

Nov 22 - Dec 24

Various Times


With twinkling eyes and a fluffy white beard, Santa is ready to hear every Christmas wish. Children can also enjoy a variety of imaginative craft and other festive activities. Located in Carousel Court Open all center hours and in the Macy’s Home Store Wing, Level 1. open during all center hours. Photo Packages $10 - $51.


Manhattan Beach Pier.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Nov 15 - Nov 20

Various Times


Santa in the Sand combines the traditional Santa visit and a Family Portrait Shoot all in one experience. You are encouraged to share something about each child or maybe you’d like Santa to acknowledge something special. Santa takes this information and uses it to customize your children’s visit. While Santa is working his magic, the photographer captures the expressions and pure joy on your and your children’s faces as each of you enjoys your visit with Santa in the Sand. You need to book your session online in advance.


28950 CA-18

Skyforest, CA 92385

Nov 17 - Jan 8


Right here in Southern California, only two hours drive from Los Angeles you can experience a slice of the North Pole during the wintertime at SkyPark at Santa's Village! From November 17, 2022, through January 8, 2023, visit Santa and his friends in the Northwoods, a Village with so many fun attractions that will make you feel like you have been transported to the North Pole itself. You can also have breakfast with Santa and a tea party with Ms. Clause.



 


Comments


bottom of page