Where to Find Santa in Columbus - 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!

ONGOING EVENTS

Polaris Fashion Place

Santa will arrive on Nov. 16 and stay until Christmas Eve.  Reservations encouraged, walk-up guests welcome.

Easton Town Center

THE SANTA EXPERIENCE
November 18 – December 24
Various times
Sunday: 12-6PM, break 2-3PM
Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 9PM, breaks at 1-1:45PM, 4:45-5PM
Christmas Eve: 10AM – 6PM
Note: A physical line will be accessible the evening of the Grand Illumination (November 17). Reservations and full hours will begin November 18.

Santa will be taking photos with families and spreading holiday cheer at the North Pole, located in Easton’s North District near Kendra Scott. Your family’s first 5×7 is only $10, 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. Please note, guests who do not have a reservation will need to wait in a physical line and taken in between reservations. Reserve your spot online today!

Cabela’s

See website for hours-they vary by day.    Advance reservations are required in all locations and can go quickly. Reserving is easy and free. Reservations are available up to seven days in advance. Photos start November 5. A 4X6 photo is free.

For the Cabela’s Columbus store, bookings can be made here.

Oakland Nursery Garden Centers

* Santa will be on location Saturdays & Sundays from 12 noon – 3:30 pm starting Saturday, November 25th – December 10th.
* While visiting Santa, please enjoy his magical wonderland!
* Horse drawn carriage rides! Saturdays & Sundays starting Saturday, November 25th – December 10th from noon – 4 pm (weather permitting).
* A Reindeer will visit on December 9th from 11 am – 2 pm! This is sure to be a favorite with the family!
* Other weekend events & guests. Please call the store for more details.
** Events are subject to change without further notice **


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA EVENTS

Please check each event individually to determine if tickets are required, cost if any, and additional details. Some of these tickets go quickly, so I recommend getting your tickets early if they are required!

Skate Zone 71

November 26 from 10am-12pm

Tickets must be purchased by November 21

Franklin Park Conservatory

When: December 2, 3 and December 9, 10 from 8am-12pm

Reservations are required for every guest, including children under 3.

Amelita Mirolo Barn, Upper Arlington

When: Saturday, December 2 from 9am-2pm

Children must register with one parent/guardian or responsible adult.

Blendon Township

When: Saturday, December 2 from 9am-11am

Scene 75

When: Saturday, December 2 from 9am-11am

Westerville Central High School

December 2 from 8:30am-12pm

Northwest United Methodist Church

December 2 from 9am-11am

Applebee’s Grill + Bar in Grove City

December 9. Seating is limited so get your tickets today! Two seating times available: 8a-9a and 9a-10a, children 2 and under are FREE!

Dublin Presbyterian Church

December 9 from 11am-12:30pm

Prairie Township

When: Saturday, December 9 from 8:30am-9:45am and 10am-11:15am.

Children under 2 are free, must reserve a spot.

Clintonville Woman’s Club

December 9 from 9am-11am

Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard

December 9 from 9am-11am.

Seating is limited and reservations are required

Union County Family YMCA

December 9 from 9am-11am.

Ronald McDonald House

December 10 from 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm

Fado Pub & Kitchen

December 10 from 10am-12pm

Lazalle Woods Community Center

December 16 from 9:30am-11am

 


SPECIAL EVENTS WITH SANTA SCHEDULED TO APPEAR

Check back regularly as new events will be added as I see them!

Saturday, November 17

Easton’s Grand Illumination

A visit from Santa at the Town Square around the fifty-foot tree.

Saturday, November 18

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

The festivities start with the arrival of Santa at 3:00pm.

Holiday Lights Celebration

Santa arrives by fire truck at 6:20pm to light the tree and set off the Holiday Fireworks!

Sunday, November 26

Old Worthington Holiday Open House

Photo opportunities with Santa will be available.

Tree Illumination

Come out on the Southeast Village Green to see Santa, enjoy some hot chocolate, meet Santa’s reindeer and get in the holiday spirit with your fellow neighbors!

Monday, November 27

Uptown Christmas Walk

Come see Santa, browse the Uptown shops, and watch the Tree be lit in Partners Park!

Tuesday, November 28

Holiday Party and Toy Drive

Thursday, November 30

City of Dublin Tree Lighting

Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the tree at 6:40 p.m.

Friday, December 1

Pictures with Santa Claus

Pictures and a visit with Santa Claus in the large white tents at the Grove City Mistletoe Market. $5 donation.

Winter Festival in Upper Arlington

Tree Lighting, Elementary School musical performances, Santa Visits, Live Reindeer, carriage rides, and Mallway merchant deals.

Grove City Christmas Celebration

Holiday shopping, visits with Santa, live entertainment, the Christmas parade and more.

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Westerville

The big man in red will light the tree (7 p.m.) with a touch of holiday magic at City Hall (21 S. State St.).

Delaware First Friday

7 to 9 p.m. Visit with Santa at The Delaware Welcome Center, walk-ins welcome! $15 cost includes one print and digital copy

Saturday, December 2

Powell Pictures with Santa

Join us at KSM on December 2nd or 3rd for holiday activities including: pictures with Santa, face painting, story time, hot cocoa and coffee and crafts. This is a free event, registration is required.

Free Santa Extravaganza at the Lazarus Building

Mr. Claus will be at the historic Lazarus Building galleria for photo ops along with a hullabaloo of holiday activities for the whole family.

Grove City Christmas Celebration

Holiday shopping, visits with Santa, live entertainment, the Christmas parade and more.

Holidays in Powell

Register to take your picture with Santa throughout the afternoon in the Powell Municipal Building’s East Room. The official tree-lighting ceremony takes place at 6 p.m., featuring Santa, Mayor Dan Swartwout, and the Powell Community Band.

Christmas Under the Clock

Get your picture with Santa, and enjoy Santa’s parade at 7pm.

Pictures with Santa

Free pictures with Santa at Shagbark Dog Training in Marysville. Cookies, hot chocolate, kids crafts and vendors

Sunday, December 3

Powell Pictures with Santa

Join us at KSM on December 2nd or 3rd for holiday activities including: pictures with Santa, face painting, story time, hot cocoa and coffee and crafts. This is a free event, registration is required.

Hilliard Tree Lighting

Santa and Elves, and Mrs. Claus and Elves are schedule to appear.

Orange Township Holiday Event

Santa and Mrs. Claus scheduled to appear.

Santa in the Park

From 12pm-2pm, grab the family and visit Keystone Park next to REBoL for a chance to take a free photo with Santa Claus.

Tuesday, December 5

Holiday in the Heights

Kick-off the holiday season with us on Grandview Avenue for a street party. Ice skating begins at 3:00 pm and all other activities including Santa, trackless train ride, live reindeer, and take your photo in a globe begins at 5:00 pm. Tree Lighting ceremony at approximately 7:00 pm

Friday, December 8

Holiday Party

This festive extravaganza will include a dance party, reindeer, a special visit from Santa, and more!

Saturday, December 9

Jingle Mingle

Enjoy the annual holiday festivities with friends and family at the The Shops on Lane Avenue. Visit with Santa!

Visit with Santa at Roots & Wings Pediatrics

This experience is limited to 15 children each session to guarantee some quality time with the big guy and allow you to get pictures and leave or stay and do some Christmas crafts.

For Families: Highbanks’ Santa Workshop

Santa will be at the nature center from 1-4pm.

Photos With Santa

West Jefferson Community Center, $15 for your first photo and $10 for each additional! We will have fun pet related items for sale, so bring your credit cards and cash!

Visits With Santa

Come to The Ohio Herb Center and visit Santa in a historic 1910 parlor, the perfect setting for a treasured memory for years to come. A reservation allows one family admittance for a 4 minute time slot to take photos with Santa. Parents may take photos with their personal devices or cameras.

Sunday, December 10

Hilliard Historical Society Clause Train Visit

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Historical Society by horse drawn wagon and children will be able to share their Christmas wish list with Santa. Free holiday music at the gazebo, hot chocolate and donuts, horse drawn wagon rides. (Donations welcome).

Clintonville Tree Lighting

Inside Whetstone Community Center and outside Whetstone Library. Visits with Santa and other activities.

Monday, December 11

A Visit With Santa

Drop by Hilltop Library for a picture with Santa to help get your family into the holiday spirit.

Tuesday, December 12

Festive Fun at Franklinton Library

Santa’s visiting the library!

Wednesday, December 13

Chick-Fil-A Dinner with Santa

We will have crafts, snowman treats and a gift from Santa while supplies last. Don’t miss this special night!

Friday, December 15

Winter Wonderland

Join us at Martin Luther King Library for festive fun including games, the chance to decorate your own gingerbread house and take a photo with Santa!

Saturday, December 16

North Market Bridge Park Holiday Market

Stop by North Market Bridge Park and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Santa in the Park

From 12pm-2pm, grab the family and visit Keystone Park next to REBoL for a chance to take a free photo with Santa Claus.

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

We will have crafts, Chery’s Cookies, hot chocolate, inflatables and of course Santa Claus!

Free Pictures with Santa and the Grinch

We will have hot chocolate, ornament making, and a letters to Santa Station, all FREE.

Monday, December 18

Winter Wonderland

Join us at Parsons Library for festive fun including games, the chance to decorate your own gingerbread house and take a photo with Santa!

Tuesday, December 19

Jingle Bell Bash

Crafts, cookies decorating, holiday games and more at Bug & Bear Cafe. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the 10am party.

Wednesday, December 20

Join BHB at Shepard Library and dance to the beats and learn to perfect your line dance moves. Meet with Santa for your groovy picture and join in on some fun activities.

Saturday, December 23

Visit with Santa at Dublin Toy Emporium

Come see Santa and grab a picture!

Check back often as I’ll be adding events often throughout the holiday season! Know of an event with Santa? Email me at: [email protected] so I can get it added. Happy Holidays!

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