Visits & Photos with Santa in Marin & the San Francisco Bay Area
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Saturdays, December 4–18, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Santa is coming to Marin Country Mart every Saturday in December.
Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, 11 am–3:45 pm
Get your photo taken with Santa on his annual visit to Larson Family Winery!
Saturday, December 4, 11 & 18, 12–4 pm
Visit Santa at Northgate mall and snap your own photo!
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!
Saturday, December 4, 2–5 pm
Sensitive Santa is a special event for children with disabilties and their families.
Saturday, December 4, 5 pm
Holiday tree lighting, Santa and much more at Imagination Park
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!
December 10–12 & 17–24, 12–6 pm
Celebrate the holidays at Town Center Corte Madera with free photos with Santa and gift wrapping.
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!
Sunday, December 12, 8:30 am
Join Neiman Marcus San Francisco for Breakfast with Santa and get your picture taken in a photo booth!
Sunday, December 12, 10 am & 1 pm
Come decorate your gingerbread house and get a photo with Santa himself!
December 17–30, 4–7 pm
Evenings in late December are lit with the return of Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland.
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