Santa Sightings – Where You Can Visit Santa Claus in the Malls This Holiday Season!

Santa Claus Sightings (Family Fun Calgary)

There’s no need to check any lists – for families that celebrate Christmas, a visit (or two, three or four) with Santa Claus is a big highlight of the holidays. Here’s where you can find Mr. Jolly himself in Calgary!

Mall Santas

Chinook Centre

Santa arrives at Chinook Centre on November 16, 2019, and would love for you to stop by for a visit. A visit with Santa is free (photo package prices vary) and you can book your time in advance on the website! No long lines, no waiting for the moment of magic – simply choose a time that suits your children for the best Santa experience! Walkups will also be accepted as time permits. Santa’s workshop will be located in Bay Court.

When: November 16 – December 24, 2019
Address: 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB

Market Mall

Santa is excited to welcome visitors to his Workshop at Centre Court in Market Mall and is now accepting reservations! If you want to come up, check with the elves to see if there is space to squeeze you in.

Storytime With Santa: To the delight of parents and children alike, CF Market Mall is offering Calgarians a new Santa experience – a unique take on the traditional visit, providing a more immersive experience with Santa. Located in the North Pole and adorned with whimsical holiday décor, children will get the chance to gather ‘round for a special storytime with Santa. During the 20-minute experience children will be read a holiday book – “A Magical Canadian Christmas” – written by Canadian author Jackie Burns, which they’re gifted to take home. Parents are able to bring up to seven children per booking and are able to take photos on their personal devices to commemorate the event.

What: Storytime with Santa at CF Market Mall
Price: $17.00 plus GST per ticket.
When: November 16 – December 24, 2019
Address: 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB

Southcentre Mall

Santa’s Enchanted Forest is open during all mall hours and he arrives on November 16, 2019. Parents and guardians will find the Santa experience at Southcentre extra magical, thanks to its virtual lineup system. Whenever the lineup to visit Santa exceeds a 30-minute wait time, guests will receive a numbered ticket and receive a text message when it’s their turn to see Santa, freeing them to decorate a cookie in the interactive cookie kitchen, watch a holiday movie in the magic pond, or play in the ROAR Play Park.

When: November 16 – December 24, 2019
Address: 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary, AB
Facebook: www.facebook.com/southcentremall

Santa at BassPro Shops at CrossIron Mills and Cabela’s at Deerfoot City

Santa is offering a free 4×6 photo when your child comes to visit him at his Wonderland, and other photo packages and cards are available for purchase. Your kids will also enjoy lots of free crafts and activities! When you arrive, swing by the Ticket Depot to get an assigned time for your Santa photo. For a complete Santa’s Wonderland schedule, visit the Bass Pro website or the Cabela’s website.

When: November 16 – December 24, 2019
Address: Bass Pro Shops: 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View, AB
Cabela’s: 851 64 Ave NE, Calgary, AB

Deerfoot City

Capture your perfect moment with Santa from Wednesdays to Sundays, November 20 to December 24, 2019. The timeless display features a backdrop of glowing trees offering beautiful keepsake photos. Santa will be located in the Food Lodge this year and photos are available at $20 a sheet (different photo configurations available). Additional sheets are $5 and memory cards with a variety of poses are available for $45.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays: November 20 – December 24, 2019
Time: See schedule here
Where: Deerfoot City
Address: 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-274-7024


Bring your own device to the CORE Shopping Centre and take photos for FREE with Santa, every Thursday to Sunday starting November 28, 2019. If you post the photo of your child with Santa and use the hashtag #FindChristmasDowntown, the photo will automatically print out at the hashtag printer on-site. Photos will also be available for download on the CORE’s Facebook page every Monday following weekend visits. Given the cost associated with traditional Santa photos, this is a unique way for families to capture those important memories in a hassle and stress-free way. It also offers a chance to “take 2” if the first shot shows an unhappy kiddo.

When: Thursday to Sunday, starting November 28 – December 22, 2019
Time: See here for schedule
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre, 2nd Level on glass bridge by Holt Renfrew
Address: 324 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.coreshopping.ca

Sunridge Mall

Sunridge Mall is offering everything you need for the holidays. Santa is arriving on December 1, 2019, (see schedule here), there will be extended holiday hours, and every Saturday in December you can enjoy family-friendly activities from 1 – 5 pm.

When: December 1 – 24, 2019
Time: See schedule here
 2525 36 St NE, Calgary, AB

Northland Village Mall

This holiday season, Northland Village’s Centre Court will be transformed into Sugar Plum Lane, a special place where kids get to visit with Santa! Be sure to bring your camera to take your own photos (no photographer onsite). There is a suggested donation of $5 per visit or 4 non perishable food items with 100% of proceeds going to the Calgary Food Bank. There will be FREE treats, letters to Santa, and festive holiday colouring sheets inside Sugarplum Lane. The hours vary but check them out here before you go.

When: December 7 – 24, 2019
Time: See here
Address: 5111 Northland Drive NW, Calgary, AB

Marlborough Mall

Starting November 29, 2019, visit Marlborough Mall for a variety of festive activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Santa will be visiting the mall on weekends from November 29 – December 24, 2019, in Santa Land located near the Family Park. See Santa’s full schedule below!

Santa’s Schedule:
Friday & Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
Christmas Eve 10 am – 4 pm

Please keep in mind Santa will need to take a break to feed his reindeer between 2 – 2:30 pm on weekends!

Also remember to bring your kids and visit Marlborough Mall on December 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019, to partake in holiday crafts at the Family Park from 1 – 3 pm.

When: Weekends, November 29 – December 24, 2019
Address: 3800 Memorial Dr NE, Calgary, AB

Westbrook Mall

Starting November 29, 2019, visit Westbrook Mall for a variety of festive activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Santa will be visiting the mall on weekends from November 29 – December 24, 2019, at Centre Court. See Santa’s full schedule below!

Santa’s Schedule:
Friday & Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
Christmas Eve 10 am – 4 pm

Please keep in mind Santa will need to take a break to feed his reindeer between 2 – 2:30 pm on weekends!

When: Weekends, November 29 – December 24, 2019
Address: 1200 37 St SW, Calgary, AB

Photos with Santa – Sheep River Health Trust

The Sheep River Health Trust is bringing Jolly Old St. Nick himself back to town for their Annual Photos with Santa. What child doesn’t want to share their secret wishes with Santa? What parent doesn’t want to capture the memory of innocence & belief? Avoid those long lineups at the mall and pre-book a time with the Sheep River Health Trust.

What you get for your $50 admission fee:

  • Pre-booked time – No Lineups
  • USB Drive with all the photos captured (ranges between 20 -30 photos)
  • The joy of supporting a local charity who invests in Health & Wellness Initiatives in the Foothills region
  • Candy Cane after photos are done

When: Dates available between November 16 & December 14, 2019; See here for the schedule.
Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
Address: 99 Okotoks Drive, Okotoks, AB

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