Where To See Santa


Austin offers many opportunities to see Santa, whether for a timeless holiday photo or for a special meal or storybook tea. Special events feature Santa all around the ATX this holiday season, so be sure to make a visit to the jolly old elf this season!


Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano’s Little Italy

November 30th

Maggiano’s Little Italy would like to invite you to have Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet featuring bacon and eggs, french toast, Italian potatoes, assorted muffins, fresh fruit and more. There will be arts and crafts for the kids and of course, a picture with Santa to take home! Contact the Banquet Offie at 512-501-7880 if you have any questions.

We can not wait to celebrate the holiday season with you and yours! Click “View More” to reserve your seats.

Family Fun with Santa

December 8th

Santa’s Swingin’ Easy at Butler

  • Calling all future golfers to join us on Sunday, December 8th for free photos with Santa on the green, free family play, and some seriously sweet golf swag give-aways. Our Butler elves will be gifting attendees ages 4 and under a free beginner’s bag and putter, plus golf balls and other future Pros’ gear to kids of all ages while supplies last.
  • 10A – 12P: Free Santa photos on the green
  • 10A – 2P: Families play for free in addition to contests, giveaways and other free family fun to be had.

North Pole Flyer

Saturdays & Sundays November 28rd – December 8th


We are thrilled to announce the 2019 North Pole Flyer, departing from our historic 1912 Bertram Depot.

Our special 2 hour excursion on a real train features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, all-you-can-drink hot cocoa and a locally baked holiday cookie. Each car is decorated for the season where passengers enjoy a live reading of the North Pole Flyer  book-our railroad’s own Christmas Story! Our professional Santa will spend time in each car to “check your list twice”, and pose for photographs before handing out a gift to each child to remember this special ride!

Photos with Santa

December 14th 

Austin. Join Without Regrets at Doc’s for beautiful pictures of your family with Santa while enjoying food & drinks and having family fun! Your donation to Without Regrets helps families with children who have a gravely ill parent dream up and live out family experiences that will become lasting memories.

Photos with Santa Benefiting Lizzy’s Animal Hospice 

November 21st, December 7th & December 21st

Austin. All proceeds benefit the pups at Lizzy’s Animal Hospice, which provides a home environment for companion endearing or terminally ill animals who are or would ultimately end up in a shelter. Bring your kids and their pets — unique pets included and welcome.

  • December 7th – Pictures with Santa from 12-2pm Tomlinson’s Lakeway
  • December 21st – Pictures with Santa Tomlinson’s 12 St

Photos with Santa + Holiday Kids’ Crafts

Tis the season to be jolly! Santa’s coming early for the third-annual Santa’s Workshop at Hotel Ella. On Sunday, December 8th and Sunday, December 15th, from 11am-2pm, get into the holiday spirit as Santa preps for his big day:

Photos with Santa + Holiday Kids’ Crafts:

    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m –  first come first serve

    • Free with toy donation

    • Donations go to Caritas of Austin – Caritas of Austin can only accept new toys + books, and also appreciates receiving school + art supplies

Santa at Barton Creek Square

Caring Santa 

December 8th

Children with special needs and their families are invited to a special photo session with Caring Santa in an environment set up to support the sensory, physical and other development needs of kids with all abilities.

Pet Photos With Santa

November 24th

Sit.  Stay.  Say Cheese!  Bring your furry friend to visit Santa and have a special commemorative photo made to remember your visit.  Cats and dogs are welcome to visit Santa and have photos made on this special limited engagement session. This event is not open to exotic pets, and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Santa Photo Experience

November 1st – December 24th

It’s time for holiday photos with Santa. Come by and say hello to Santa and take your picture.

Santa at The Domain

Pet Photos With Santa

November 24th & December 8th

Sit.  Stay.  Say Cheese!  Bring your furry friend to visit Santa and have a special commemorative photo made to remember your visit.  Cats and dogs are welcome to visit Santa and have photos made on this special limited engagement session. This event is not open to exotic pets, and all pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Santa Photo Experience

November 8th – December 24th

It’s time for holiday photos with Santa! Come by and say hello to Santa and take your picture.

Santa On The Terrace

November 30th

Austin. Santa is coming to town a little early this year—don’t miss your chance to see him! Join us on the H-E-B Terrace with friends and family to celebrate the season, and get a FREE picture with Santa in front of the best downtown view in Austin. Enjoy holiday treats and activities the whole family as we welcome our bearded friend from the North Pole.

Selfies with Santa

Join us for some holiday cheer! Wear your favorite tacky sweater and enjoy tamales. Don’t miss Selfies with Santa 2-4pm! FREE community event – all are welcome!

Sundays with Santa

Every Sunday from December 1st – December 22nd

Austin. Santa will be visiting from The North Pole every Sunday afternoon in December until Christmas! Don’t miss your chance to get your photo taken and tell him all of your holiday wishes. He’ll be sitting in front of the big tree next to Lamps Plus.

Visiting Santa is FREE but be sure to bring your personal camera to take photos.

Bee Caves

Photos with Santa

Select days November 24th thru December 24th

Bee Caves. Santa’s Workshop is located within the Hill Country Holiday Village.  Find the Workshop outdoors, next to the holiday tree in the Central Plaza, adjacent from Athleta and Barnes & Noble.

This holiday season we are introducing Santa’s Workshop, a magical experience that allows families to visit Santa inside his Workshop. Open select days from November 24 through December 24.

While visits with Santa are always free, a professional photographer will snap your keepsake photo for a fee.

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting w/ Ingrid Michaelson

November 23rd

Bee Caves.Join us for the annual Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival event on Black Friday, November 23rd! The fun starts at 6:00 pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor Central Plaza with children’s activities like face painting & flash tattoos. Enjoy a holiday program where you can see Santa, help us light the holiday tree & enjoy live music by Echosmith! Emceed by Mix 94.7.

Cedar Creek

Saturdays with Santa

Every Saturday from December 7th – December 22nd

To celebrate the holiday season, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines welcomes Santa Claus! Join us in Santa’s Workshop where you will be able to take your photo with Santa while enjoying holiday-inspired arts, crafts, and activities. Don’t forget your holiday wish list!

Sunday Story-time with Mrs. Clause

December 1st

Join us December 1st for a very special Story Time with the lovely Mrs. Clause.

Cedar Park

A Magical Evening With Santa

December 15th

Cedar Park. Every year in homes across the world, while children are fast asleep, the magic of Santa happens. That is, of course, unless you join us at Brungot Farms for the one night that Santa’s magic comes to life right before your family’s eyes. For one night only, Santa will make a special trip from the North Pole to help Brungot Farms raise awareness and funds for Operation Christmas Spirit, a program to help bring the magic of Christmas to as many homes in the Austin and Cedar Park area as possible. On Sunday, December 9th, Brungot Farms will once again host A Magical Evening with Santa and we need you!

Help us decorate one of Brungot Farms’ gorgeous Christmas trees while gathered around a warm fire, waiting for Santa to arrive. (He’s known to sneak in when you least expect it). Once he arrives, he will join in the fun and help everyone decorate fresh cookies to take home, lead sing-a-longs, and tell his favorite stories.  Sessions tend to sell out quickly so reserve your spots now!

Returning this year, is the PJ Party with Santa! Take part this fun new event by coming dressed ready for bed in your favorite holiday PJ’s (last Session from 7:30 to 8:30pm).

Refreshments along with light snacks will be served. And all kids regardless of age are invited to participate in cookie decorating…

Santa at Lakeline Mall

November 13th – December 11th

Caring Santa

December 8th 

Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. Lakeline Mall will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

Pet Photos With Santa

November 24th

Sit. Stay. Say Cheese!

Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa on Sunday, November 24, from 6pm to 7pm!

Santa Photo Experience

November 8th – December 24th

Where is Santa? It’s time for holiday photos with Santa. Santa will be on the Lower Level Dillard’s Court.

Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop

December 6th

Cedar Park. The Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop will feature a snow hill, snow playing areas, live music performances, games & prizes, yule fire, inflatables, photos with Santa (bring your own camera) and arts & crafts projects. Food concessions will also be available. The Cedar Park Police Department will be accepting new and unwrapped gifts for Blue Santa.  Admission is free.


Christmas Open House with Santa

December 11

Join us for a Christmas Open House with SANTA!
Pictures with Santa & Decorating Gingerbread Men

Help us support the Blue Santa Toy Drive! Unwrapped toys and monetary donations for children in need will be accepted through Dec. 11


Pfestival of Lights 

December 7th

Pflugerville. Join us for the Pfestival of Lights and Christman Parade on Saturday, December 7th.

Schedule of Events

  • Starting at 5 p.m.: Christmas Parade
  • 4 – 7 p.m.: Pfestive holiday performances, refreshments and pfamily pfun around City Hall
  • 6 p.m. (approx.): Santa arrives to light the tree and take photos

Stage Schedule (located behind City Hall)

  • 4-4:15 p.m.: Infusion Dance
  • 4:20-4:35 p.m.: Recreation Center Dancers
  • 4:45-5 p.m.: Hendrickson High School Choir
  • 5:10-5:40 p.m.: Hendrickson High School Jazz Band
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Vintageous in the Plaza/break for Tree Lighting
  • 6:30-6:45 p.m.: Round Rock Karate Academy Demo Team
  • 6:45-7 p.m.: Weiss High School Choir

Round Rock

Christmas Family Night 2019

December 6th

Round Rock. Christmas Family Night, Round Rock’s annual holiday festival is coming back to Main Street!

The holiday celebration starts at6:30 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019with a welcome from Mayor Morgan and Santa at the Main Stage located at the intersection of Mays and Main Street.

During Christmas Family Night, Main Street host various FREE games and activities. The event kicks off with a welcome from Mayor Craig Morgan, followed by the illumination of the all NEW Hometown Holiday lights. Then Santa makes his grand entrance.

This FREE event includes activities for the entire family including live music, dancers, candle making, game booths, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and more.

Children should bring their “wish lists” for Santa Claus and parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras for pictures with Santa. Plus, enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and other refreshments, activities and snacks.

Round Rock Premium Outlets

Pet Photos with Santa

December 15th

Sit. Stay. Say Cheese!

Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa on Sunday, December 15th, from 6pm to 8pm!

Santa Photo Experience

November 22 – December 24

It’s time for holiday photos with Santa. Come by and say hello to Santa and take your picture.  Santa is located in the Food Court. Best parking entrances are Polo Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfiger.

Santa Visits PlayMazing

December 13 & December 20

We’ve got the fabulous Papa D Santa visiting for photo opportunities for a fun meet and greet with the kiddos! We’ll have some other special holiday things happening at both locations including a holiday craft and holiday cookies.