Where to Find Santa in Columbus – 2022 | Columbus Moms Network

Find Santa at these local events!   Many of these events require advance registration or the purchase of tickets, while others may be events where Santa is scheduled to be in attendance or available for photo opportunities.  Check the event website or the Facebook event for up to date information and details, as well as cost or any reservations that are required.   If tickets and/or reservations are required, I’d recommend reserving your spot early!

If your favorite Santa event is missing, please email me at [email protected] so I can get it added.    Check back often as I will be updating this list as I hear about events or possible Santa sightings!


The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

November 17th to December 24th

Santa will be available for photos from November 17th to December 24th.  Located on the lower level by Macy’s.  We encourage pre-booking your Santa Magic Photo Experience, you can schedule your visit at whereissanta.com. Make memories that will last a lifetime!

Hours:  Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM  to 7:00 PM.  Sunday 12:00 PM to 6 PM

Polaris Fashion Place

Santa will arrive on Nov. 11 and stay until Christmas Eve.  Family and friends are invited to stop by and take a holiday photo with Santa Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.  In addition, two sensory-friendly options are available on Sunday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.

Click here to make your reservation.

Easton Town Center

November 19 – December 24 | Various Times
Sunday: 12-6PM, break 2-3PM
Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 9PM, breaks at 1-1:45PM, 4:45-5:30PM
Christmas Eve: 10AM – 6PM
Please note: A physical line will be accessible the evening of the Grand Illumination (November 18). Reservations and full hours begin November 19th.

Santa will be taking photos with families and spreading holiday cheer at the North Pole, located in Easton’s South District near J. Crew. Your family’s first 5×7 is only $5, or take a candid photo with your own camera. Photos begin after the Grand Illumination.  Reserve your time to see Santa in advance! Both reservations and walk-up appointments will be available, however, reservations are strongly encouraged. Check back at that time to reserve your time! Please note, guests who do not have a reservation will need to wait in a physical line and taken in between reservations.  Please note, Santa may wear a face covering at any time due to the ever-changing environment.

Reserve your spot online today!


See website for hours-they vary by day.    Advance reservations are strongly encouraged, and appointments are available to be booked one week in advance.    A 4X6 photo is free, additional photos available for purchase.

Oakland Nursery Garden Centers

Santa will be on location at all Garden Centers on Saturdays & Sundays from 12 noon – 3:30 pm starting Saturday, November 26th – December 11th.  Other activities and events vary by location and day.   Call the Center you will be visiting for additional details.


Saturday, December 17

Breakfast with Santa at Scene75 Columbus

9am-11pm.   Prices start at $7 for children and $12 for adults, with options to add a play card, or family bundle.   See website for details.

Santa at the Park in Bridge Park, Dublin

12pm-3pm- Stop by the Keystone Park next to Rebol for your last chance to take your free photo with Santa and to drop off your letter at the North Pole mailboxes.

Sensory Santa at Hilliard Rec Center

Please register for one 10-minute time slot.  Registrants may take their own photos as they visit with Santa.   1pm-4pm.

Santa at Dublin Toy Emporium

Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop in from 2pm-4pm.

Free Pictures with Santa and the Grinch at the Gazebo in Gahanna

Stop by and get a free picture with Santa and the Grinch.   Make sure to bring your phone for the pictures.   6pm-8pm

Sunday, December 18

Christmas Family Yoga and Santa Brunch at Brewdog in Canal Winchester

We are so excited to announce our Family yoga event on December 18th!! We will be Brewdog, leading family yoga from 10-10:45 am and there will be a Santa brunch following yoga from 11-3 pm.  We are honored to be pairing with @studentsuccessstoresoh to make this event a giveback event. Tickets are $15 and all of the proceeds will go to to support their mission! We will also have a donation box at the event to collect other items such as food and hygiene products for students in need. We can’t wait to have tons of fun while also supporting a wonderful organization!

Tuesday, December 20

Cookies with Claus in Powell

Join Santa and Mrs. Clause for some holiday fun! We will enjoy hot coco and cookies, crafts, songs and stories. Bring your camera for a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Clause.  Register in advance: Non Resident-$21, Resident-$12.

Learn & Play with Santa at Recreations Outlet in Powell

Offered the following days: Tuesday, December 20 from 10:30am-1:30pm.  Wednesday, December 21 from 11:30am-2:30pm.  Thursday, December 22 from 11:30am-2:30pm.

Enjoy photo ops with Santa, snack, craft and story time.  Limited spots available, call or stop in to reserve your spot.   Must reserve your spot in advance!

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