DFW Pictures with Santa



What: ALLEN: Watters Creek Santa
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00AM – 8:00PM)
Where: The Village at Fairview
329 Town Pl., Fairview, TX 75069
Why:  Everyone’s favorite jolly guy will be available to take photos with children and listen to holiday wishes through Christmas Eve. Visit him at his home away from home on Garden Park Drive across the street from The Blue Fish restaurant and next door to the ACO Boutique.. Santa plus an awesome outdoor tree fort?

ALLEN: Photos with The Big Guy
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 1:00PM – 8:00PM (11AM starting 12/18)
Where: The Village at Fairview
329 Town Pl., Fairview, TX 75069
Why:  By far the most convenient Santa to visit because it’s by appointment only AND they text you to let you know when it’s your turn. Win in my book with no crowds, no lines and a premium experience for you and your children!

What: ARLINGTON: DreamWorks presents Adventure to Santa
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00AM
Where: The Parks at Arlington
3811 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76015
Why:  Adventure to Santa, a DreamWorks DreamPlace, magically combines the time-honored tradition of meeting Santa Claus with technological wizardry to deliver a very special and immersive holiday experience. This season, the all-new attraction lets you and your family join Po and Friends from Kung Fu Panda for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports guests to the North Pole for your private meeting with Santa.

What: CARROLLTON: Santa on the Square
When: Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ 11:30AM- 5:30PM
Where: Downtown Carrolltonn
1066 S. Broadway St., Carrollton, TX 75006
Why: Bring your family, friends and fur babies to Downtown Carrollton for a FREE 4×6 picture with Santa*! Take your own picture at one of our many photo ops with live reindeer, a 16ft decorated tree, and inside of a giant 15ft snow globe! Enjoy a special appearance from Olaf the Snowman, elves that juggle and twist balloons, and jingles provided by DJ Cone! Afterward, take care of that Christmas shopping list in the Downtown shops and boutiques or grab a bite to eat at one of the many eclectic restaurants. 1 free picture per family.

What: DALLAS: Santa is Coming to the Plaza
When: Saturdays, Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th @ 11:00AM- 4:00PM
Where: The Plaza at Preston Center
8311 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225
Why:  The Plaza at Preston Center welcomes Santa Claus and his loyal reindeer, Comet and Cupid, for the annual Santa Days celebration. Santa Day visitors are asked to make a monetary donation to the North Texas Food Bank. In exchange, you’ll receive a complimentary keepsake photo by professional photographer John Hudson. All donations enable the North Texas Food Bank to provide meals for children, families and the elderly in North Texas.

What: DALLAS: Reliant Lights Your Holidays
When: Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ 5:30PM                                                                                    Where: Elaine D. Charles A Sammons Park
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201                                                                                             Why: Reliant lights up the holidays at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, so bring your entire family for an evening of holiday magic. We’ll be illuminating the Center’s campus with dazzling LED lights to celebrate the holiday season. This FREE festival includes a Holiday Concert and Fireworks Show featuring live performances by The Polyphonic Spree, Bubba Hernandez y los Super Vatos, and cast members of the national tour of Jersey Boys. Also included will be free Phots with Santa and a fireworks display.

What: DALLAS: Galleria Mall Santa Claus Village
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00AM-8:00PM
Where: Galleria Dallas (Level 2, near Belk)
13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
Why: You can’t beat this Santa! An authentic beard with Village backdrop, virtually no lines during the week, and an awesome indoor kids play place all within 30 feet of each other. If you’re one of the first 300 in line for the day, Nestle Toll House Cafe will gift each child a chocolate chip cookie before you leave.  Plus Galleria Dallas is home to the world’s largest indoor Christmas tree at 95 ft tall that illuminates every hour.

What: DALLAS: NorthPark Mall Santa Photos
When: Thurs., Dec 1st – Sat., Dec. 24th @ 11AM -7PM (Check Website for exact times)
Where: NorthPark Center (Level One in Macy’s Court)
8687 N. Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225
Why:  Capture memories of a lifetime with one-on-one visits and portraits with Santa Claus. Children feel right at home in Santa Claus’ cozy living room with a fireplace, holiday tree and a comfy leather armchair. Take photos with your own camera or purchase professional portraits by Marc Robins Photography.

What: DALLAS: Santa at Reunion Tower
When: Saturdays Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th @ 12PM-3:00PM (Zoo Animals @ 11AM, Santa @ 12PM)
Where: Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd, East Dallas, TX 75027
Why: ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, Jangles the balloon artist elf and tasty treats from Cloud Nine Café! Santa will visit the GeO-Deck every Saturday

What: FORT WORTH: Christmas in the Stockyards
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 12:00PM-4:00PM
Where: Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
140 East Exchange Ave, Suite 139, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Why:  Christmas in the Stockyards activities included: Cowboy Santa photos (please bring your own camera), Herd Cow Camp & Cattle Drives, live music with local children’s choirs, holiday face painting, games & fun, Armadillo races & cow milking, Christmas Parade.  Everything is free and open to the public.

What: GRAPEVINE: Santa’s Wonderland
When: Thursday, Dec, 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00AM -8:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shop
2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, TX
Why:  Kids can visit Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops in Garland and Grapevine with more than 3,500 square feet of holiday magic and fun! Enjoy old-time model trains, arcades, a carousel and free crafts every week, along with a free 4×6 photo with Santa.
• Free Photos With Santa: Mon-Sat 10a.m-8 p.m. and  Sun noon-5 p.m.
• Free Crafts: Mon-Fri 5-7 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.
• Free Games & Activities – Open to Close

What: GRAPEVINE: Legoland Holiday Bricktacular
When: Saturday, Dec. 10th & 17th and Sunday, Dec. 11th & 18th @ 11:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Legoland Discovery Center
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051
Why: Build holiday memories with your family at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s annual Holiday Bricktacular. Throughout these weekends, Legoland will have a variety of holiday activities for kids to participate in such as Winter Wonderland Big Build, Santa Invasion and Scavenger Hunt, and Meet LEGO® Santa.

What: LEWISVILLE: Santa is Here!
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00AM-8:00PM
Where: Vista Ridge Mall
     2401 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75067
Why:  Just in the St. Nick of time, Santa Claus came to town and he headed straight to the Big Vista Lodge at Vista Ridge Mall! He’ll be jolly and bright, ready to visit with little guests. Little friends (and big ones, too) are invited to stop by and whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear. He will have a crew of friendly elves ready and waiting to take photos.

What: MESQUITE: Town East Mall Santa
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 11AM-9PM
Where: Town East Mall
2063 Town East Mall Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75150
Why: Come and see Santa for individual photos or an entire family portrait. Dress your best and enjoy high quality photos your family can cherish for years to come. Don’t forget you make a reservation ahead of time to skip the lines. Lower Level by Dillard’s.

What: PLANO: Shops at Willow Bend- Visit Santa at the Ice Palace
When: Thursday, Dec. 1st – Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00AM-9:00PM
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093
Why: Throughout the holiday season, visitors to The Shops at Willow Bend are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace. Inspired by the magic of winter, the Ice Palace features a 30-foot globe encircled with a series of majestic arches and smaller globes that appear to be carved from ice.  Plus, each visitor will receive a free gift just for visiting.

What: PLANO: Shops of Legacy Pictures with Santa
When: Saturdays Dec 3rd – 17th @ 9:00AM-12:00PM & 4:00PM-7:00PM
Sundays Dec 4th – 18th @ 3:00PM-6:00PM
Where: Shops at Legacy
5741 Legacy Dr., Plano, TX 75024
Why: The Shops at Legacy offers visits with the big guy himself, all decked out in his beautiful red suit in the perfect setting, Santa’s Village, this year next to Bachendorks. Visit with Santa by appointment, no lines, no waiting, and quality time with the Big Guy!  Walk-ins are always welcome.   Santa arranged to have his “sweet shop” opened for the kids with a “Letter to Santa” nook along with the North Pole Mailbox — all at Santa’s Village at the Shops at Legacy and Silver Star Pictures Studio.

What: RICHARDSON: Santa’s Village
When: December 3rd, 4th, 8th – 11th and 15th -18th @ 6:00PM-9:00PM
Where: City Hall/Civic Center Complex
411 W. Arapaho, Richardson, TX
Why:  Want the full Elf experience? Each year Santa’s Village gives visitors the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus and experience a variety of holiday activities at our tiny dwellings. This free event is open to the public and put on by the City of Richardson Parks and Recreation department and is made possible by our sponsors and volunteers. Special Nights for Richardson Residents ONLY: Thursday Dec. 10th & 17th


What: ALLEN: Pet Photo Night with Santa
When: Wednesday, Dec. 7th @ 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Where: The Village at Allen
190 E. Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75002
Why:  At The Village at Allen, we know that pets love Santa too. People-friendly pets that are well behaved and on a leash or in a carrier are invited to have their pictures taken with Santa at a Pet Photo Night. Pet owners are responsible for the behavior of their animals as well as for any accident clean up that may become necessary. Santa will be available on a first come- first serve basis for pet photos.

What: CARROLLTON: Operation Kindness Pet Photos with Santa
When: Sat. Dec. 3rd -4th and Sun. Dec. 10th -11th @ 10:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Operation Kindness Klubhouse (Next to Half Price Books)
13394 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
Why:  Show your holiday spirit and have your pet’s photos taken with Santa Paws at the Operation Kindness Klubhouse in Dallas! Our photographer will take 10-15 photos of your pet with Santa. $10 for one 4×6 framed photo of your choosing or $25 for one framed photo plus all of the photos on a flash drive. Santa’s helpers will be available to help adorn your furry friends in holiday attire! You can join your pets in the photo if you choose!

What: DALLAS: NorthPark Mall Santa Pet Photo Nights
When: Wednesdays Dec. 7th & 14th @ 5:00PM-8:00PM
Where: NorthPark Center (Level One in Macy’s Court)
8687 N. Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225
Why:  We’ve reserved these special times for your furry friends to visit Santa! *Cats and dogs only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.

What: MESQUITE: Town East Mall Pet Nights with Santa
When: Mondays Dec. 5th & 12th @ 4:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Town East Mall
2063 Town East Mall Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75149
Why:  Bring your four-legged friend to see Santa and pose for a photo! Cats and dogs only, please. Save over 30% on your photos by pre-purchasing online.

What: PLANO: Shops at Willow Bend- Pet Photos at the Ice Palace
When: Thursday, Dec 1st – Monday, Dec. 5th @ 10:00AM-9:00PM Wan
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093
Why: The Shops at Willow Bend invites shoppers with furry friends to visit Santa during our annual Santa Paws event.  We understand that dogs and cats are as much a part of the family as the parents and children – and deserve the chance to divulge their gift wishes!  This year, to help shoppers celebrate the season with pets Santa will sit for photos with pets Thursday Dec 1st through Monday, December 5th during ALL MALL HOURS.  Please note Santa will take a milk and cookie break at 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM each day. The Shops at Willow Bend will roll out the red carpet for pets and their owners on these nights. There will be pet costumes and a special treat to take home

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