Where To See Santa

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Austin offers many opportunities to see Santa, whether for a timeless holiday photo or for a special meal or story time. Special events feature Santa all around the ATX this holiday season, but socially distanced, of course. Be sure to make a visit to the jolly old elf this season!


 

Austin

North Pole Flyer

Saturdays & Sundays November 27th – December 9th

Austin.

Welcome to the North Pole Flyer 2021! In this unique year, this special annual tradition is evolving for the health and safety of our passengers. Seating is VERY limited, and we will only run a limited number of trains! You can read the FAQ below to see the latest news and learn about the new format and activities. This ride is 2 hours and departs from our historic 1912 Bertram Depot in Bertram, TX. 

While passengers may choose their train car, seats will be assigned by our team. Private compartments are available for booking for passengers who would like distance and/or privacy, but please note that those private rooms will not be able to experience the Storytime activity happening in the main lounge.

Visits with Santa. Santa Claus is on board every North Pole Flyer.  He walks through each car, greeting passengers young and old!  Every child has an opportunity to see Santa, and receive a special gift from Santa or his elf. Please note that unlike previous years, pictures in Santa’s lap will not be possible due to Covid-19. Santa will travel through each car to say hello and talk briefly with everyone, but visits will be socially distanced and brief. Sitting in a private compartment? Due to physical distancing rules, Santa and other entertainers will come to the door on your compartment, but will not be able to enter. Like in the lounge, they will stop at a careful distance to say hello, and then will move to the next compartment.

While under way a Story Teller Elf will come to your car to read the story of the North Pole Flyer. This gives all of our passengers a chance to sit with their family and friends and listen or read along together. Copies of the North Pole Flyer book are available for $10. These may be purchased when you purchase your tickets or at the Bertram Depot when you pick up your tickets. During some departures books may be available to purchase on board the train in the Cedar Park Concession Car.

Cookies will be passed out for all passengers. They will be individually wrapped for safety.

Mrs. Claus may be available for some rides, but not others. Sorry, we are not able to announce which rides those are ahead of time.

Coloring sheets and crayons will be provided.

Singing and caroling groups have been moved off of the train and onto the outdoor depot area for your safety.

Due to Covid-19 the balloon twisters are TBD. We will update this page as soon as we have more information!


Santa at Barton Creek Square

November 12th – December 29th

Lights. Camera. Santa!

Santa Photo Experience

Things to know before you go:

  • A reservation is required.
  • For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit
  • Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies.

Caring Santa at Barton Creek Square

December 12th

Exclusively for children with special needs.  Click below to reserve your appointment for a private photo experience.


Pet Photos with Santa

December 5th

Bring your pets to pose with Santa! Pet Photos with Santa will be back on Sunday, December 5 from 6:30PM-8:30PM. He’ll be waiting on the Lower Level near The Cheesecake Factory.


Santa at The Domain

November 19th – December 24th

Santa Photo Experience

Things to know before you go:

  • A reservation is required.
  • For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit
  • Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies

Santa Paws Pet Photos & Donation Drive 


Weekends with Santa

Every Sunday from November 29th- December 20th

Austin. Santa will be joining us from The North Pole every Sunday afternoon at The Arboretum!

You will be allowed to take free photos with Santa from a short distance (no sitting on laps) and tell him all your holiday wishes! Say hello to Mrs. Claus while you’re here and take home some balloon art too!

Bring your letter to Santa and drop it in his mailbox before you leave.

Santa will be waiting in front of the 22′ tree next to Amy’s Ice Creams in a mask/face shield.

There may be a short wait. Adults and kids  should wear their masks and stay 6ft from others not in their household. Photography is not provided. Please bring your own camera or cell phone to take photos.


Bee Caves

Selfies with Santa

November 26th thru December 24th

Bee Caves.This holiday season we are introducing Selfies With Santa, a magical experience that allows families to visit Santa inside his Workshop and take their own photos for free. Open select days from November 26th through December 24th, Santa’s Workshop will be located indoors, next door to Buenos Aires Café.

We welcome guests to visit and enjoy Santa’s Workshop as many times as they wish this season. There will be no professional photographer on-site.  Families are welcomed to bring their camera phones or try out our HALO selfie camera to text photos to your phone.


Buda

Santa Claus To Starry Nights

November 26 & 27, December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18

Buda. Llano Volunteer Fire Department will bring Santa Claus to Starry Starry Nights in Badu Park the day after Thanksgiving.  Bring your list,  get your picture taken, sip hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the stroll along the Llano River.


Cedar Park

Santa at Lakeline Mall

November 19th – December 24th

The ultimate holiday tradition is back: Photos with Santa in Cedar Park!


Santa’s Wonderland

December 3

Cedar Park.

Music, snow hill, play area, food vendors, holiday inflatables, holiday rides and photos with Santa!  Make sure to bring your own camera.


Georgetown

2021 Sweet Eats Christmas Festival | Santa & Live Reindeer

Saturdays and Sundays, November 27th – December 20th

Santa and his real life reindeer are coming to Sweet Eats Adventure Farm!
You can take your own photos with Santa just by having a General Admission ticket which also grants you FULL ACCESS to over 30 different activities that are included. Apple Cannons, Pig races, pony rides, giant petting zoo, Metal maze, jump pads, treasure mountain, pipe races, and so much more! – https://www.sweeteats.com/activities/
Our pumpkin house from Fall Fest is being turned into a life size Gingerbread House which is a magical place for children to visit and great place for your holiday photos!

 


Round Rock

Photos with Santa

December 3rd – December 24th

The ultimate holiday tradition is back: Photos with Santa in Round Rock!


Sheridan

Christmas Events at Splashway Waterpark & Campground

What Christmas celebration is complete without a photo with Santa? Book your family’s photo session with Santa online and take home a printout of your favorite photo.

The most family friendly Texas waterpark & campground in the state. Now, that’s a bold statement to make, but we have what it takes to back it up. Splashway Waterpark and Campground has been family owned and operated from the moment we first opened our doors. Our focus from the beginning was to give families a fun place to go to be together to bond, make new friends and new memories.


Special Addition:

Letters to Santa

Drop off your letter to Santa at any Austin Emergency Center location from December 1 -15 for express delivery to the North Pole! Don’t forget to include your name and return address to get a special letter back from Santa.
Mailbox Locations:
Anderson Mill
13435 N Hwy 183 N #311
Austin, TX 78750
Far West
3563 Far West Blvd. #110
Austin, TX 78731
Mueller
1801 E 51st Street Unit H
Austin, TX 78723
South Lamar
4015 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704
East Riverside
2020 E Riverside
Austin, TX 78741
Pflugerville
15100 FM 1825
Pflugerville, TX 78660