His North Pole duties keep him hopping, but Santa still finds plenty of time to visit his young friends in these parts every November and December. Wondering where to see Santa in Edmonton? Look no further than this Family Fun Edmonton Ultimate Guide!

🎅 Edmonton


Santa’s Chalet at West Edmonton Mall

November 13 – December 24, 2021 | Santa has selected North America’s largest mall to setup his chalet this year. Enjoy a private interaction with Santa as well as many delightful Christmas goodies including cotton candy! Photos are by appointment and can be booked here.

Making Spirits Bright at Mill Woods Town Centre

November 27 & 28, December 2 – 24, 2021 | Visit Santa in person at Mill Woods Town Centre. Meet your favourite jolly old man and get professionally taken photographs. Photos are by appointment and can be booked here.

Celebrate the Season at Bonnie Doon Centre

November 27 – December 24, 2021 | Book your in-person photo session with Santa at Bonnie Doon Mall. Unfortunately, due to Covid, pet photos and the Sensory Santa option will not be offered this year. Photos are by appointment and can be booked here.

Photos with Santa & Friends at Londonderry Mall

November 20 – December 24, 2021 | Meet both Santa and the Mrs at Londonderry Mall, plus some other special guests including the Ice Princesses’ and the Pumpkin King! Visit them in their Northern Lights Wonderland located in Centre Court. Photos are by appointment and can be booked here.

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

November 14 to December 24, 2021 | Back by popular demand, it’s Santa at Cabela’s. Your family can safely share in the wonder of Christmas with a visit and free 4×6″ photo with Santa at your local store. Be sure to bring your letters to Santa to drop in his mailbox and grab a free holiday craft activity kit, while supplies last. Photos are by appointment for both Edmonton locations and can be booked here.

Santa Photos and Hay Rides at the MarketPlace at Callingwood

December 5, 2021 | The MarketPlace at Callingwood invites you for their annual Santa Photos and Hay Rides. Registered spots are sold out, but there is still room for walk-ups. The event will also include live Christmas music from The Sugar Plums trio and a guest appearance by the Ice Queen. For more details, click here.

The Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour

November 20 to December 11, 2021 | Santa is coming to town and he is driving a bright red Coke truck! Take your own photos with Santa and his festive truck on various stops throughout Edmonton and the surrounding communities. See the full schedule here.

The North Star Experience at Southgate Centre

November 26 to December 24, 2021 | This season Southgate Mall is taking a uniquely digital approach to the traditional visit with Santa. Board stationary train cars at the mall and be immersed in a magical 3D projection experience that takes you on a journey through the Canadian wilderness. Once at the North Pole, guests will disembark from the North Star train to discover a 3D Santa and his forest friends, ready for a photo with your own device. Book your tickets aboard this magical virtual experience here.

🎅 Surrounding Communities


Magic of Lights at RAD Torque Raceway

November 19, 2021 to January 8, 2022 | Book a Santa Photo Pass with your visit to the Magic of Lights at RAD Torque Raceway. Enjoy a “Drive-Up” meet and greet with Santa and a commemorative digital photo of your group with Santa under the enchanting tunnel of lights. Book your Magic Photo Pass & Lights here.

Photos with Santa and the Grinch at Pigtopia

December 4, 2021 | Santa and the Grinch are back for family photos at Pigtopia! Head to the farm for a visit with the pigs and distanced photos with Santa inside their festive tent. Reserve your ticket here.

St Albert Centre

November 17 to December 24, 2021 | Visit Santa at his cabin in St Albert Centre. Visit in person or book a live online session.  More details coming soon.

Sherwood Park Mall

November 21 to December 24, 2021 | Santa will be available for photos in his Candy Cane Village in Sherwood Park Mall beginning November 21. There will also be an option for a 1 on 1 Holly Jolly video chat with Santa, and pet photos on select days. Book your appointment here.

🎅 Virtual Photos


AMA Virtual Santa Visits

November 17 to December 22, 2021 | AMA members can enjoy an virtual visit with Santa in the safety and comfort of your own home. Book your exclusive Google Meet for a minimum $10 donation to the Fill Our Fleet program, in support of local food banks. Book your online appointment here.


When you’re out and about, don’t forget to follow all AHS health measures in effect.