Get into the Holiday Spirit – Where to Find Santa Near You

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Ignite your holiday spirit with a visit from Old Saint Nick.

Taking the little ones to recite Christmas wishes to Santa is a magical time-honored tradition and we’ve uncovered some of the most unique places near all our communities to meet the man in red.

Pack your reindeer treats and head out to find Mr. Claus!

The happiest of holidays to you and yours, from all of us at Taylor Morrison.

Big Guy in the Bay Area

Christmas in the Park returns to San Jose November 25th – January 1st. Get on Santa’s “good side” at the photo booth and enjoy exciting holiday-themed events all month long.

In the East Bay, Kris Kringle is slated to appear at Oakland’s annual Fairy Winterland Dec. 16-23.

Sacramento Santa

Winter Wonderland at Fairytale Town (Dec. 8-11 & 15-18) features talented Victorian carolers, a fascinating holiday market and unique hands-on activities. Find Santa in his workshop.

Southern California Homes Get Your Cookies Out

Free professional photos with Santa at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar. First session runs December 9-11 and then again December 16-18.

For twilight fun, stroll through San Diego Botanical Gardens’ Garden of Lights from 5-9pm all month long. There’ll be hot mulled wine, nightly entertainment, holiday crafts and more.

Ride the Railroad in Phoenix

The most popular holiday lights extravaganza returns to the Valley. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale takes you on the choo-choo through a winter wonderland.

Events run December 9th through New Year’s with a tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa on opening day.

Denver Union Station

Partake in a meet & greet with Father Christmas at the historical Great Hall at Union Station. Every Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.

Chicago Lights

A visit to Santa’s House in Crystal Lake is a magical experience you won’t want to miss. Entrance is free, Thursday-Sunday through December 23rd.

For thousands of glittering lights, make an evening trip to ride the Holiday Express at Blackberry Park.

All Aboard in Austin

A true holiday classic, Austin Steam Train’s North Pole Flyer is a 2.5 hour journey through your imagination. Build your own Christmas Story with hot cocoa, cookies and a special visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

Participate in 50+ years of history with the Trail of Lights, 2 million bulbs will be twinkling December 10-23.

Houston Holidays

Make a day of it at George Ranch for Christmas in the Park. Festive hayrides, historical decorations, storytime with Santa and special activities. December 3, 10, 17, 20-23 & 31.

Atlanta Goes Green

Unique to Atlanta, Botanical Saint Nick will be at the Botanical Gardens December 10th and 17th. Who says Santa only wears red?

Candy Canes in Charlotte

A Christmas tradition Dec. 10th at the Greenway. Kids search for striped candy canes near the Dairy Barn before roasting marshmallows and meeting Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Eat breakfast with the big fella in Matthews on December 10th or 17th, tickets are just five dollars for children age 2-8.

Raleigh Bells Ringing

It’s easy to pack your holiday calendar with a variety of exciting events. Don’t miss the Wake Forest Christmas Parade or the Cary Christmas Parade on the tenth.

Sailing Santa in Fort Myers / Naples

Celebrate the big day Florida style with the Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay December 10th.

Orlando Express

Ride the Cannonball Christmas Express to/from Tavares. Set on a 1907 steam train, the experience creates a memory to last a lifetime.

Sarasota Snow Fest

Snow Fest is back December 16-18. Who cares that it’s 80 degrees out – you’re going to play in the snow!

A River Runs through Tampa

The 17th Annual Holiday Boat Parade is set to sail down Hillborough River this December 18th. Set up lawn chairs on the bank to watch 150+ watercraft carry the Christmas spirit.



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