Where to See Santa in the Triad | Santa Photos in the Triad

By Rachel Hoeing

Need pictures with Santa in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem or Burlington?  Our comprehensive directory has Triad Santa Photo opps in these areas and beyond! Plus, we list dozens of additional Triad Santa Sightings at holiday parades, holiday lighting events and other special Santa events in Greensboro, Winston, Burlington, High Point and surrounding areas.

This “Places to See Santa” directory will be housed on our “Directory Page” here. It will also be updated weekly with NEW events as they are announced. Check back often!

  • We have all of these events also listed on our event page HERE.
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We have divided the Triad Santa Photo Opportunities and Triad Santa Sightings into different categories. Click on the category below to go directly to those listings.

On-going Santa Photos
Special Visits and Photos with Santa
Train Rides with Santa
Breakfasts & Cookies with Santa
Holiday Parades
Other Holiday Events Where Santa will be in Attendance

Triad Santa Photos (On-Going)

*These are venues that have Santa available for visits most days during the holiday season and do not require advance reservations.
*Click the venue name for the website which will list dates and times!

Alamance CrossingBurlington
Bass Pro Shop, Concord
Country Christmas TrainDenton
Friendly CenterGreensboro
Four Seasons Town MallGreensboro
Hanes MallWinston-Salem
Holly Hill MallBurlington
Tanglewood Festival of LightsClemmons

(You can also visit our Photographer Directory to schedule individual professional mini-sessions with Santa.)

 

Special Visits & Santa Photos

*These are venues where Santa available for only specific dates and times and may also require advance reservations or payment.
*Click the venue name for the website which will list dates and times! (Listed in order by date. We will move events that have already happened to the end of the list each week.)

Santa Pet Portraits – All Pets Considered, Greensboro
Select Dates Nov – Dec *Call to RSVP

Wesley’s Wonderland- Photos with Santa, Castle McCullough, Jamestown
Mon, November 20th from 5 – 8pm

McLaurin Farms Country Christmas, Greensboro
Select dates from November 24th – December 24th

Christmas with the Kringles, Millstone Creek Orchards, Ramseur
Fri & Sat, Nov 24 & 25, Dec. 16 and Dec. 22 3:30 – 8pm

Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower, Salisbury
Sat, November 25th from 11am – 2pm

Santa Comes to di’lishi, Greensboro
Sun, November 26th from 12:30 – 3pm

Mast General Store Photos with Santa, Winston-Salem
12/1:  5p-8p, 12/2:  10a-4p, 12/3:  noon-2p, 12/7:  4p-7p, 12/14:  4p-7p, 12/21:  4p-7p

Korner’s Folly Puppet Show & Santa Visit, Kernersville
Fri, December 1 at 6pm, Sat, December 2 at 10am, Fri, December 8 at 6pm 

Winter Festival, Babies R Us Winston-Salem
Sat, December 2nd from 10am – 3pm

Cowboy Santa, The Barn Loft, Thomasville
Sat, December 2nd from 11am – 2pm

Pictures & Activities with Santa, Linville Forest Church of Christ, Kernersville
Sat, December 2nd from 2 – 4pm

NAH Santa Paws, Northwood Animal Hospital High Point
Sat, December 2nd from 3 – 5pm

In The Garden With Santa, Council of Garden Clubs Greensboro
Sat, December 2nd and Sun, December 3rd from 12 – 4pm

Santa Cares, Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem *Especially for children with special needs
Sun, December 3rd from 9 – 11am 

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Library, Archdale Public Library
Thurs, December 7th from 6:30 – 7:30pm

St. Nicholas in Salem, Old Salem
December 9 & 16th from 9:30 am – Noon and 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Visit with Santa, Randolph County Public Library, Asheboro
Sat, December 9th from 9 – 10am 

Visit with Santa at Mainstream Boutique, Winston-Salem
Sat, December 9 from 10 am to Noon

Cookies & Crafts With Santa, Christ Wesleyan Church, Winston-Salem
Sat, December 9th from 2 – 4pm

Santa at the Caboose, Rural Hall
Sat, December 9th, from 6 – 8:30pm

Santa Claus at the Biltmore Hotel, Greensboro
Select weekends in December from 11am – 2pm

A Special Day with St. Nicholas, Old Salem *Especially for children with special needs
Mon, December 11 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm

Santa Claus is Coming to the Library, Randleman Public Library
Thurs, December 14th from 3;30 – 4:30pm

Pictures with Santa at Smith Senior Center, Greensboro
Thurs, December 14th from 4 – 7pm, and Fri, December 15th from 10am – 1pm

Pictures with Santa in LeBauer Park, Greensboro
Sat, December 16th from 3 – 6pm

Holiday PJ Party and Pictures with Santa, Village Family Chiropractic, Kernersville
Tues, December 19th, from 3 – 6:30pm

The Home Depot, Triad Stores
Dates have not yet been posted. Check website link for details.

Lowes Home Improvement, Triad Stores
Dates have not yet been posted. Check website link for details.

 

Train Rides with Santa

*RSVP and/or buy tickets through each website link

The Polar Express Train Ride – Great Smokey Mt RR, Bryson City
Select nights Nov. 10 – Dec. 31st 

The Polar Express Train Ride – NC Transportation Museum, Spencer
Select nights Nov. 17 – Dec. 22nd

Tweetsie Christmas, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
Fri and Sat nights Nov 24 – Dec 30th

Denton Farmpark Country Christmas Train, Denton
Select nights Nov. 24 – Dec. 27th 

Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides, Ramseur
Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 24 – Dec. 23

 

 

Breakfasts & Cookies with Santa

(Listed in order by date. We will add new events weekly and also move events that have already happened to the end of the list.)

Santa & Smores, Summerfield Farms
Thurs, November 30th from 4 – 7pm

Supper and Santa, Kaleideum Downtown Winston-Salem
Fri, December 1st from 6 – 8pm

High Point Elks Breakfast with Santa, High Point
Sat, December 2nd from 9 – 11am

Breakfast with Santa at Main Street UMC, Kernersville
Sat, December 2nd at 9am or 10am 

Milk + Cookies with Santa, Baby+Co, Winston-Salem
Sat, December 2nd from 1 – 3pm

Breakfast with Santa at Graylyn, Winston-Salem
Sat & Sun from December 3 – 24th *must reserve time through link above

Brunch with Santa at BB&T Ballpark, Winston-Salem
Sun, December 3rd & 10th at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm *must RSVP through link above

Jared and Katie’s Breakfast with Santa, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Greensboro
Sat, December 9th from 7:30 – 11am

Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A, Friendly Center, Greensboro
Sat, December 9th from 8 – 10am 

Breakfast with Santa at Pilot Fire Department, Thomasville
Sat, December 9th from 8 – 11am

Breakfast with Santa at Mt Tabor UCC, Lexington
Sat, December 9th from 8 – 11am 

Breakfast with Santa at Peppermill Cafe, High Point
Sat, December 9th from 9 am to Noon

Hot Cocoa with Santa, West Market Church, Greensboro
Sat, December 9th from 10am – Noon

Milk and Cookies with Santa, Robbins Rec Center, Lexington
Sat, December 9th from 3 – 5pm

Brunch with Santa at String & Splinter Club, High Point
Sun, December 10th from 11:30am – 2pm *must RSVP

Cookies with Santa at The Bella Collina Mansion, Stokesdale
Sun, December 10th from 2 – 6pm

Dear Santa at Providence, Winston-Salem
Mon, December 11th from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cookies with Santa, Children’s Museum of Alamance County
Fri, December 15th, 4:30 – 8:30pm *must RSVP

Breakfast with Santa @ Thataways Youth Center, Burlington
Sat, December 16th at 8am *Must RSVP

Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Greensboro Children’s Museum
Tues, December 19th or Wed, December 20th from 3:30 – 5pm *RSVP through link above.

 

Holiday Parades

(Listed in order by date. We will move events that have already happened to the end of the list each week.)

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade, Landis to China Grove
Tues, November 21 at 3pm

Downtown Mount Airy Christmas Parade
Sat, November 25th at 9am 

Downtown Thomasville Christmas Parade
Sat, November 25th from 11am – 1pm 

Midway Christmas Parade
Sat, November 25th at 1pm

Asheboro Christmas Parade
Fri, December 1st from 7 – 8:30pm

Mebane Christmas Parade
Fri, December 1st at 7pm

Dobson Christmas Parade
Sat, December 2nd *time not specified

Downtown Graham Christmas Parade
Sat, December 2nd from 10am – 1pm

The Greensboro Holiday Parade
Sat, December 2nd at 12pm

Walkertown Christmas Parade
Sat, December 2nd at 1pm

King Christmas Parade
Sat, December 2 at 2 pm

Liberty Chamber Christmas Parade
Sat, December 2nd from 2:30 – 6pm

Pilot Mountain Christmas Parade
Sat, December 2nd from 6pm

Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade
Sat, December 2nd at 5pm

Jamestown Christmas Parade
Sun, December 3rd at 1:30pm

Kernersville Christmas Parade
Sun, December 3rd at 2:30pm

Rural Hall Christmas Parade
Sun, December 3rd at 2:30pm

Uptown Lexington Christmas Parade
Mon, December 4th at 6pm

Randleman Christmas Parade
Thurs, December 7th from 6:30 – 8pm

Advance Christmas Parade
Sat, December 9th from 10am – noon

Stokesdale Christmas Parade
Sat, December 9th at 2pm

Gibsonville Christmas Parade
Sat, December 9th at 2pm

Ramseur Christmas Parade
Sat, December 9th at 5pm

2017 Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade
Sun, December 10th from 3 – 5pm

Lewisville Civic Club Christmas Parade
Sun, December 10th from 3 – 5pm

 

Other Holiday Events Where Santa will be in Attendance

(Listed in order by date. We will add new events weekly and also move events that have already happened to the end of the list.)

November

Zootastic’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Troutman
Select evenings Nov. 22nd – Jan 1, 2018

Holiday Night Out, Salisbury
Fri, November 24th from 5-9pm

Winston-Salem Symphony: A Carolina Christmas, Winston-Salem
Nov. 25th at 7:30pm, Nov. 26th at 2pm

Village of Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting, Clemmons
Tues, November 28th from 6-7pm

Milk and Cookies with Santa at State Farm, Archdale
Wed, November 29th from 3 – 5pm

Dobson Square Park Christmas Tree Lighting, Dobson
Thurs, November 30th at 6pm

 

December

Downtown Salisbury Jingle Mingle, Salisbury
Fri, December 1st from 5-9pm

Creekside Christmas, Archdale
Fri, December 1st from 5 – 8pm

2017 Light Up Night, Elkin
Fri, December 1st from 6-8pm

Dobson Christmas Tree Lighting, Dobson
Fri, December 1st

Greensboro’s Festival of Lights – Greensboro
Fri, December 1 from 6 to 9 pm

Lewisville Tree Lighting, Lewisville
Fri, December 1 from 7 – 8pm

Greensboro Symphony Holiday Concert, Burlington
Fri, December 1st from 7 – 9pm

Winter Wonderland Lights Festival, Lexington
Dec. 1 & 2, Dec. 8 & 9, Dec. 15 & 16 from 7 – 11pm

FUMC Breakfast with Santa, Pilot Mountain
Sat, December 2nd from 8a – 11am 

Christmas at the Carolina, Greensboro
Sat, December 2 at 9:30am – 12pm 

Uptowne Holiday Stroll, High Point
Sat, December 2nd from 10am – 4pm

Holiday Fun & Santa at the Historical Museum, Greensboro
Sat, December 2nd from 10am – 1pm

Santa Visits Cricket’s Nest Craft Shop, Winston-Salem
Sat, December 2nd from 11am – 1pm

Santa Claus at Union Cross Fire Department, Kernersville
Sat, December 2nd from 5 – 7pm

Candlefest, Greensboro Arboretum
Sat, December 2nd from 6 – 9pm

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Kernersville
Sat, December 2nd from 7-8:30pm

Lanes of Light, Twin Lakes Community, Burlington
Sat, December 2nd and Sun, December 3rd

45th Annual Holiday Open House, High Point Museum
Sun, December 3rd from 1 – 4pm

Christmas Open House at Cupcake Cuties, Wallburg
Sun, December 3rd from 5 – 8pm

PJ Storytime with Santa Claus, Rural Hall Branch Library
Mon, December 4th at 6pm

Santa is Coming to Walkertown Library, Walkertown
Thurs, December 7th at 6:15pm

Festive Family Friday – Kaleideum North, Winston-Salem
Fri, December 8th at 4:30pm

Holiday Magic: A Dickens Christmas, Burlington
Fri, December 8th from 6-9pm

Bethania Mill Holiday Shopping Event- Winston-Salem
December 9th from 10am – 4pm

Christmas Craft Fair with Santa, Hickory Creek Farm Greensboro
Sat, December 9th from 10am – 4pm

Community Christmas Celebration, High Point
December 14th and 15th 

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Greensboro Coliseum
Fri, December 15th from 7:30 – 9:30pm

Santa Comes to Beech Mountain, Beech Mountain
Sat, December 16 from 2 – 4pm

Annual Christmas Palooza with Santa Cliff, High Point
Sat, December 16 from 2 – 5pm

Preschool Storytime Visit from Mrs. Claus, Mebane Public Library
Tues, December 19th at 10:30am

Bedtime Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Charles H. Stone Library, Pilot Mountain
Tues, December 19th from 6 – 7:30pm

Christmas in the Park, Burlington
Fri, December 22 from 6 -9 pm

 

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Related Links:

2017 Triad Holiday Light Displays and Parades
Local Event Calendar
Holiday Events (Nov. 13 – 19, 2017)
Holiday Events (Nov. 20 – 26, 2017)

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Past Events (Look for these next year!)

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, Food Lion High Point
Wed, November 15th from 6 – 9pm

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion NC 150, Winston-Salem
Thurs, November 16th from 6 – 9pm

71st Annual Burlington Christmas Parade
Sat, November 18th from 10 – 11:30am

Hometown Christmas Parade, Downtown Mocksville
Sat, November 18 from Noon to 4 pm

Breakfast with Santa at Mocks United Methodist, Advance
Sat, November 18th from 9 – 11am

Winter Wonderland Holiday Craft Show, Mebane
Sat, November 18th from 9am – 3pm

JLWS Boutique Holiday Event, Winston-Salem
Santa will be there on Sat, November 18th from 10am – 2pm

Pictures with Santa and a Firetruck – Guil-Rand Fire Dept, Archdale
Sat, November 18th from 10am – noon

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan with Santa, Food Lion on Waughtown St, Winston-Salem
Sat, November 18th from 12 – 3pm

Tree Lighting & Santa – Downtown Reidsville
Fri, November 17th at 6:15pm

12th Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration, Mebane
Sat, November 18th from 3 – 8pm

Light Up the Holidays, Thomasville
Sat, November 18th from 5:30-6:30pm

Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical – Paramount Theater of Burlington
Select dates Nov. 10th – 19th 

Holiday Stroll  – Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
Sat, November 18th from 5-8pm

Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, Food Lion Greensboro
Sun, November 19th from 12 – 3pm

High Point Holiday Festival Parade
Sun, November 19th at 3 pm

Uptown Lexington Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting, Lexington
Sun, November 19th from 1 – 7pm


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