Here's where you can take pictures with Santa around Dallas and Fort Worth - use the map to find a spot near you. Remember to leave a review for any places where your kids have gotten photos with Santa to help fellow parents!
If snapping photos with Santa Claus is high on your list of Christmas traditions, these family events will be one of the highlights of your holiday. You'll find more festive things to do on our DFW Christmas activity list, too.
Magic Makers Studio - Magic of Santa
$75+/deposit + $200+ minimum order
Lisa R: Christmas photos at Magic Makers Studios are a magical experience for the whole family. Their elaborate sets and imaginative special effects make it look like your family was transported into a Norman Rockwell painting. Kids love the 15- or 45-minute private play session with Santa, while the moments are being captured on camera.
Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's - Santa's Wonderland
Stephanie W.: Visit Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's for a FREE photo with Santa! Your kids will love exploring the amazing aquariums and wildlife displays. While you are there, don't forget to mail your letter to Santa and enjoy free giveaways!
Watters Creek - Santa's Bavarian Village
$20 deposit required
Stephanie W.: Santa is coming to Allen, Texas! Take your photo with Santa at Watters Creek. Reservations are strongly recommended - walk-ins are allowed as schedule permits, but cannot be guaranteed. A deposit is required at the time of booking. The deposit includes your visit with Santa and a credit towards your purchase of photos and/or digital download.
Ivey Photography - Believe! A Treasured Santa Tradition
Stephanie W.: Ivey Photography Studio offers a private, interactive portrait experience with Santa Claus.
Stonebriar Centre - Santa Pictures
Free. Photos for purchase
Stephanie W.: Get into the holiday spirit by taking a Christmas shopping break and posing with Santa at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco! Reservations are encouraged and photo packages are available for purchase.
NorthPark Center - Visits and Portraits with Santa
Stephanie W.: This favorite NorthPark holiday tradition includes one-on-one visits, a photography session, a commemorative digital photo, and a donation to Children's Health.
The Shops at Willow Bend - Photos With Santa
Free. Photos for purchase
Stephanie W.: Visit Santa at Macy's Court at The Shops at Willow Bend. Save time in line by booking your experience ahead of time.
Galleria Dallas - Santaland
Stephanie W.: Galleria is one of Dallas' premier malls, so of course you can expect Santa to stop by! Catch the train to Santaland and travel an enchanted path with twinkling lights and fun photo ops all leading to Santa’s cabin! Santa already knows every child’s name and what they want most for Christmas! For even more fun, you can add on a SNOWDAY ticket and discover what fun awaits on the other side of the North Pole.
Grapevine Mills - 'Tis the Season for Photos with Santa
Stephanie W.: Santa is coming to Grapevine Mills! He's a busy man, so schedule your visit ahead of time and even pre-order photo packages!
Gaylord Texan - Photos with Santa
Stephanie W.: Visit Santa as part of your holiday experience at the Gaylord Texan. Reservations are required.
Grapevine Christmas Village - Main Street Santa
Photos for purchase
Stephanie W.: Watch the magic of Christmas come to life with your visit to see Santa at the North Pole Express on Main Street in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Main Street Santa offers photo sessions and story time. Secure your spot today and book your visit with Santa!
$50/car, photos for purchase
Stephanie W.: Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie has a beautiful 2-mile light display viewed from your car! Take a break from your drive in the middle of the display to stop at the Holiday Village where you can enjoy carnival rides, concessions, the magical walk-thru forest, and photos with Santa!
Primary photo: Picture This at the Fort Worth Stockyards
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