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Visit Santa While He's in Town!

Cleveland is one of Santa's favorite places; and each year, Santa takes some time to vacation in here before heading back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. This year, we got ahold of the top elf in charge of Santa's travel schedule and they shared with us a list of where Santa will be while he's in town. According to the elf, Santa would love to see as many little friends as he can while he's here. So check out the map below and visit Santa for a picture, a hug, and maybe a last-minute Christmas Gift request.

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Kringle's Inventionasium® Experience

Discover how holiday memories are made with an unforgettable adventure inside Mr. Kringle's top secret laboratory. Become an inventor and work with Kringle's elite team to create toys. Visit privately with the Master Toy Maker, himself, to discuss your invention and Christmas wish list. This STEM accredited experience sparks the imaginations of children and adults alike.


When: November 25 – December 24 2022
Where: Tower City Center at 230 W. Huron Rd in Cleveland, Ohio
Admission: $39 – $59, Infants (0-23 Months) Free. Group rates available.
Phone: 1-855-MRKRINGLE (675-7464)
Reservations: Required

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Christmas Eve Experience with Code: NEOFFG2022

Free Photos with Santa at Santa’s Wonderland at

Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s

Santa's Wonderland is a fabulous event that is FREE and great for all ages. While visiting, families can mail letters to Santa, enjoy games and activities, free giveaways (while supplies last) and get free photos with Santa.

The event kicks off with a parade on Saturday, November 5, 2022 and goes through December 25, 2022. Advance reservations are recommended and you can easily reserve a timeslot on their website. If you plan to go, make your reservations early as the event fills up quickly.

When: November 5 – December 24, 2022
Where: Cabela's in Avon – 35685 Chester Road Avon, OH 44011
Cost: FREE (Reservations Recommended)

Paws with Claus - Pet Photos with Santa

Santa loves furry friends just as much as we do, and from what we hear, they love him too. This year, you can bring your four-legged pals to Canine Castle in Maple Heights to be photographed with Santa himself! Be sure to bring your phone to snap a pic!

When: December 10, 2022 from 10am - 2pm
Where: Canine Castle Grooming Salon - 5151 Warrensville Center Rd, Maple Heights, OH

Holiday Experience & Photos with Santa at Crocker Park

Get ready for a magical experience! Climb in Santa's Sleigh for a group photo, take a ride on the holiday express train, shop the pop-up holiday market and get your picture taken with Santa.

There are so many beautiful Christmas light displays to enjoy and walk through and if you visit during the evening you can watch the 50ft tree light show. The decorations are beautiful!

While there, plan to visit the Grinch's live show and get a photo sitting on his throne. If you are interested in ice skating, be sure to stop by the seasonal outdoor ice rink.

When: November 19 – December 24, 2022
Where: 172 Crocker Park Blvd, Westlake, OH 44145
Cost: Charge for some of the attractions

Pictures With Santa at NEO Malls

Local malls also offer opportunities to get photos taken with Santa. Some even have special events for pet photos with Santa, and sensory-friendly Santa experiences. 

Visit Santa at South Park Mall {Find Out More}
Where: 500 SouthPark Ctr., Strongsville, OH 44136
When: November 10 – December 24, 2022

Visit Santa at Eastwood Mall {Find Out More}
Where: 5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles, OH 44446
When: November 12 – December 24, 2022

Visit Santa at Beldon Village Mall {Find Out More}
Where: 4230 Belden Village St. NW, Canton, OH 44718
When: Visit Site for Info

Visit Santa at Summit Mall {Find Out More}
Where: 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, OH 44333
When: November 18-December 24, 2022 [REGISTER]

Visit Santa at Great Northern Mall {Find Out More}
Where: 4954 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH 44070
When: November 17-December 24, 2022

Visit Santa at Beachwood Place {Find Out More}
Where: 26300 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122
When: November 25 - December 24, 2022


FREE Photos with Santa in Cleveland Public Square

Visit with Santa from 2pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sunday in December. Santa Saturdays and Sundays in December. Each family will receive two free print photos, a digital photo and complimentary hot chocolate.

While there, enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights and get your photo in front of the huge Christmas tree. If you are interested in ice skating, be sure to stop by the seasonal outdoor ice rink.


When: Saturdays & Sundays December 3 – 18, 2022; 2pm-4pm
Where: Public Square Cleveland, OH

Visit Santa at Majestic Meadows Alpacas & Boutique

It's a Christmas Wonderland on the farm! If you are looking for a unique family Christmas photo or outing, this is it! Enjoy huge Christmas displays throughout the 20 acre farm as you visit, pet and feed the adorable animals.

The farm is open daily but if you want to visit with Santa make sure to plan your visit on a Saturday or Sunday in the month of December. Visit their website to make reservations.

Make sure to stop in the farm store while you are there for unique gifts for all ages.

Christmas & Photos with Santa at Majestic Meadows Alpacas & Boutique

When: The farm is open daily, Santa is there on Saturdays & Sundays in December
Where: 4195 Abbeyville Road Medina, OH 44256

Pictures with Scuba Claus at the Cleveland Aquarium

Get your photo taken with Santa as he swim underwater with sharks, stingrays, eels, and angelfish. This is a great option for little ones you may not like the idea of sitting on Santa's lap. Instead they get their picture taken standing next to the aquarium with Santa swimming behind them! 

The price of admission also include aquarium access, a seasonal I-Spy activity, an “I Saw Scuba Claus” pin and a digital photo with Scuba Claus. Registration required.

Scuba Claus Merry Meet-and-Greets

Where: The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, OH 44113
When: December 14-18, 2022 [REGISTER]


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