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Visits & Photos with Santa in Marin & the San Francisco Bay Area

Santa Photos Town Center Corte Madera

It goes without saying that every Holiday season Santa Claus is an extremely popular guy. He and his small army of little helpers will be making the rounds for photos and other holiday fun at various shopping centers and holiday happenings in Marin County and beyond. (And of course you'll need to tell him what you want for Christmas, too!)

Here's our 2021 guide to visits and photo ops with Santa in the Bay Area. We'll keep adding to this list as we learn of more events, so check back often!

We make every effort to assure that all listings and hours are as accurate as possible, but occasionally Santa has to take a break to feed the reindeer or tidy up his beard, so make sure to stay on his "nice" list and call or check the venue's website before visiting.

Photo: Town Center Corte Madera

Glowfari, Oakland Zoo
Oakland Zoo — Oakland

November 12–January 30, 5–10 pm

An unforgettable experience for all ages, with hundreds of larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the zoo. Santa will be on hand for visits through December 23!

Santa in sleigh with reindeer
The Village at Corte Madera — Corte Madera

November 26–December 24

The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland in the Village's Center Court.

Costeaux French Bakery — Healdsburg

Saturday, December 4–18, 7:30 am–2:30 pm

Come meet Santa Claus during the Breakfast with Santa Program at Costeaux French Bakery, a Healdsburg fixture since 1923.

Tilden Park Berkeley Breakfast with Santa
Tilden Park Merry Go Round — Berkeley

Saturday, December 4–18, 8:30–11 am

Enjoy unlimited rides, a buffet breakfast, and a visit with Santa at the Tilden Park Merry Go Round.

Photos with Santa
Marin Country Mart — Larkspur

Saturdays, December 4–18, 10:30 am–1:30 pm

Santa is coming to Marin Country Mart every Saturday in December.

Santa Claus at Larson Family Winery in Sonoma
Larson Family Winery — Sonoma

Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, 11 am–3:45 pm

Get your photo taken with Santa on his annual visit to Larson Family Winery!

Free Photos with Santa at Northgate in San Rafael
Northgate — San Rafael

Saturday, December 4, 11 & 18, 12–4 pm

Visit Santa at Northgate mall and snap your own photo!

Santa at Bon Air Center
Bon Air Center — Greenbrae

Saturday, December 4, 11 & 18, 12–3 pm

Drop off letters to Santa and take socially distanced photos with the kiddos at Bon Air Center in Greenbrae!

Sensitive Santa San Rafael
All Children Academics — San Rafael

Saturday, December 4, 2–5 pm

Sensitive Santa is a special event for children with disabilties and their families.

San Anselmo Holiday Tree Lighting
Imagination Park — San Anselmo

Saturday, December 4, 5 pm

Holiday tree lighting, Santa and much more at Imagination Park

Cavallo Point — Sausalito

Sunday, December 5, 3–5 pm

Bring the whole family into Santa’s Workshop as jolly old St. Nick himself makes his first appearance of the holiday season!

Corte Madera Town Center Free Santa Photos and Gift Wrapping
Town Center Corte Madera — Corte Madera

December 10–12 & 17–24, 12–6 pm

Celebrate the holidays at Town Center Corte Madera with free photos with Santa and gift wrapping.

Margaret Todd Senior Center — Novato

Saturday, December 11, 9 am–12:30 pm

Join Novato Parks & Recreation Staff for a morning of holiday splendor and a free picture with Santa!

Breakfast with Santa, San Francisco CA
Neiman Marcus — San Francisco

Sunday, December 12, 8:30 am

Join Neiman Marcus San Francisco for Breakfast with Santa and get your picture taken in a photo booth!

Gingerbread houses
Belvedere Community Center — Belvedere

Sunday, December 12, 10 am & 1 pm

Come decorate your gingerbread house and get a photo with Santa himself!

Children's Fairyland — Oakland

December 17–30, 4–7 pm

Evenings in late December are lit with the return of Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland.