*Be sure to call ahead to confirm dates and hours, as they are subject to change!
November 18th-December 24th | Lindale Mall
Visit Santa in Lindale Mall near the food court!! Visits are free. You may pay for a professional photo package. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. | Sat 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. | Sun Noon-8:00 p.m.
November 26th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Lindale Mall
Santa can’t wait to take a picture with your furry loved one! Please sign up at Eventbrite.com beginning on November 1st, 2017. (Search Pet Photo with Santa.) Space is limited. Please enter the mall through the Food Court Entrance.
December 3rd from 8:00-10:00 a.m. | Lindale Mall
Sensitive Santa provides a special opportunity for families with a loved one who has sensory concerns. We take extra precautions for this event which is held early in the day before the mall traffic picks up. Each family should reserve a time slot at Eventbrite.com beginning on November 1st.
Weekends November 24th-December 17th | Tanenbaum Forest in Amana
This Santa is one of our favorites! Head to the Tanenbaum Forest to visit Santa, see all of the amazing trees, and take part in the wonderful activities!! View the hours and list of activities here.
Saturday, November 25th from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Baby Time
Jungling Photography and Baby Time will give you an opportunity to see Santa from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. during their Small Business Saturday event. For $10 you can get your little one’s picture with Santa. You can choose a digital copy or a 4×6 print. **The schedule is full, but you can try walking in from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
November 24th-26th; December 3rd | Newbo City Market
Santa is coming to NewBo City Market! While shopping at Small Business Saturday at NewBo City Market and our Holiday Market, stop to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get your picture in front of our Christmas tree display. Visit Santa from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, or from Noon- 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is free and open to the public. Come again on December 3rd from Noon-4:00 p.m.
December 2nd from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Indian Creek Nature Center
Enjoy festive children’s crafts, Santa, naturalist-guided activities, and magical winter nature walks during Indian Creek Nature Center’s Nature’s Noel Event!
December 2nd from 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Aces & Eights Saloon
Come help support Marion Cares Program with the Chrome Divas! Family friendly, there will be adult and kid raffles. Santa will be there from 2:00 -3:30!! Bring the kiddos! Bring a new unwrapped gift for 5 free raffle tickets! (Choose either kids raffle tickets or adult raffle tickets). Bring a new book and get 1 free raffle ticket! All donations (books and unwrapped gifts) will go directly to Marion Cares!
December 2nd from 10:00 a.m.-Noon | AE Photography
Come on down to AE Photography during the Very Cherry Holiday on December 2nd and get a photo with Santa! We will email you 1 digital image for free! No appointment needed! Just come between the times listed! All ages welcome!
December 2nd from Noon-5:00 p.m. | Bass Farms
Join us for another year of Santa at the Farm! Come sit on Santa’s lap and give him your Christmas Wish List!! Grab a picture with Santa while you are here! (Please bring your own camera!) This is a FREE event!
While you’re here, shop our country store filled with local honey, jams, jellies, meat sauces, salad dressings, Edgewood Locker Meats, fabulous wine, local hand soap and more! Ask us about gift baskets for that special someone! We can create any theme you want with various price ranges!
December 9th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. | NW Recreation Center
Visit Santa and take your own photos for free during the 7th Annual Family Fun Day & Holiday Expo. There will also be activities, crafts, vendors, and more!
December 10th-12th | Brucemore Mansion
Children are invited to Brucemore for a festive and memorable evening of holiday tradition. The Mansion’s holiday décor and the estate’s seasonal spirit add to the evening’s activities. Children will participate in a craft, listen to holiday stories, and give Santa their wish-lists. In between activities, children and parents are invited to view the first and second floors of the mansion and to ask any questions to the available stationary guides. Tickets: $5-10/person. **Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, as this event usually sells out!
December 15th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Collins Community Credit Union
Santa Claus is coming to Collins Community Credit Union’s 42nd Street branch on Friday, December 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Kiddos will have the opportunity to visit with the big guy, get their photo taken, and enjoy hot cocoa and treats. We hope to see you there!
Are you looking for other fun things to do with your family? Visit our Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide!!
Christmas Tree Farms
Are you thinking of getting a real Christmas tree this year? Check out our Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Christmas Tree Farms!
Holiday Shopping Guide
We love to shop local and shop small! Check out our #ShopCedarRapids2017 Holiday Shopping Guide for great gift ideas and a list of fantastic Cedar Rapids area businesses who can help you cross everyone off your list this year!
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