The holiday season is upon us, and we know all your little ones are thinking it’s time to make a Christmas wishlist and go see Santa to check if you’ve been nice or naughty! We’ve got the details on where to see Santa around Denver, so get your lists ready and get Santa photos!
November 30th | December 7th| December 14th | December 21st
Head downtown to Larimer Square for some holiday cheer and to see Santa! Larimer Square is a favorite Denver destination for fabulous boutiques filled with something for everyone on your list! While you’re there, check out the carolers, carriage rides, and have a sit down with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. Visits with the big man in red are free and open to the public.
December 7th & 8th | December 14th & 15th | December 21st – 24th
Make reservations to have breakfast buffet with Sharkey and Santa before going exploring throughout the Aquarium. Reservations required: Call 303-561-4450
Now – December 24th : hours vary
Head to Cherry Creek Mall to get Santa photos and become an official member of the flight crew! At this special visit with Santa, children get a personalized Cadet Badge, will try on a virtual flight suit, dance in the snow, and more! The Flight Academy is free, and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase.
December 7th : 9am
Bring the entire family for breakfast with Santa at Apex Community Recreation Center. Bring your own camera! An adult must accompany children. Ages 3 to 103 must pay. Children two and under are free, but still need to register. No tickets sold at the door. Register by December 4th.
November 29th : 11am – 2pm| Saturdays November 30 – December 21st 11am – 2pm
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center. Whether you are asking for a fire engine for Tommy, a new doll for Molly, or a diamond ring for mommy, bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories. Then, take a FREE ride on the 100% Electric Tebo Train aka Snowflake Express. Children ages 10 and under (along with accompanying adults) will chug along Pearl Street in this one-of-a-kind experience. The Snowflake Express boards at the corner of 13th and Pearl where hot chocolate samples will be provided. Last train leaves the station at 2:00 pm.
Now – December 24th : hours vary | Reservations available but not required
Head to FlatIron Crossing Mall to visit Santa for photos! He will be available for photos and visits at his Headquarters presented by HGTV, located at the base of the Grand Staircase. Visit the Magical Observatory where you can capture photos with family & friends, scan yourself at the Naughty or Nice O’Meter, and create and star in your own Elfie videos!
Pet Photos: November 14th, 21st, and December 5th : Cats and dogs only. Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.
November 29th – December 15th, Friday – Saturday : 12pm – 6pm | December 18th – 19th : 3pm – 6pm | December 20th – 23rd : 12pm – 6pm | December 24th : 12pm – 4pm
At noon on November 27th, Santa will arrive by horse drawn carriage at the corner of Walnut and Linden streets to kick off the holidays! He is all set to welcome children of all ages and their families to his workshop in Old Town Square. Come give him your list and capture the memory with Santa photos! Visitors may take their own photos for free, or may take advantage of purchasing photos from a professional photographer.
December 7th : 8:30am – 10:30am
Enjoy a magical morning the Olde Golden Christmas Parade, and then join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for lunch at Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse. Seating is limited, make reservations online.
December 4th : 8:30am – 10:30am
Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Jolly Old Saint Nick as he comes to visit us for the holidays at Eastridge. Bring your appetite for the best pancakes and sausage this side of the North Pole. Want to treat your family to a magical morning and make your dreams come true? Santa and his merry elves arrive at 9:00am to listen to every good child’s special wish for Christmas. Remember to bring your camera to capture this favorite family tradition. Children may also enjoy creating crafts and listening to festive holiday music and stories from Mrs. Claus in the Workshop when they come to Breakfast with Santa in Highlands Ranch!
Buy your tickets in advance, as this event may sell out!
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays December 6th – December 22nd : hours vary
Head out to Belmar for holiday shopping and the chance to take a photo with Santa at your favorite Lakewood shopping destination.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, November 29th – December 22nd : 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Come join the fun as Chatfield Farms is transformed into a magical village of holiday lights and fun. This exciting holiday experience for all ages has something for everyone, and of course Take pictures with Santa and his live reindeer after you give him your wish list, craft with Mrs. Claus! Then, hop on the hayride to catch a short movie and find unique holiday gifts in his workshop.
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