Visits with SantaVisits with Santa are a bit harder to come by in 2020. One of my favourite Christmas activities is to look at all the photos with Santa I’ve had taken over the years. My mom displays them with pride: the one with me screaming my head off at 10 months of age all the way through to the one my husband and I took in our first year of marriage. Both my boys love sitting on Santa’s knee, telling him their big Christmas wish, and smiling at a camera to make a lasting memory.

Now sitting on Santa’s knee may be a near-impossible reality in 2020 thanks to COVID. But the organizers of Santa’s social calendar have done a terrific job of devising creative ways kids can interact with the jolly ol’ elf.

If we’ve missed a Santa location, please send us an email and we will update our information. Please make sure you visit the mall’s website for additional information; the hours for most locations change throughout November & December. Also, for 2020 almost all of the visits with Santa require pre-registration to reserve your spot.

Visits with Santa:


Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (November 12 – December 24, 2020) *details not formally announced


Lougheed Town Centre (November 21 – December 24, 2020) *in person photos
Metropolis at Metrotown (dates not yet announced) *in person photos (outside)


Coquitlam Centre (November 13 – 30, 2020) *details not formally announced


Willowbrook Shopping Centre (until December 17, 2020) *virtual visits


Richmond CentreĀ (dates not yet announced) *virtual visits


Guildford Town Centre (until December 23, 2020) * in person photos
Semiahmoo Shopping Centre (November 21 – December 24, 2020) *in person photos

West Vancouver

Park Royal MallĀ (Santa arrives November 12) *socially distant visits and separate photos