By Rachel Hoeing

Need pictures with Santa in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, or Burlington?  Or just hoping to catch a glimpse of the man in red? Our comprehensive directory has Triad Santa photo opps, holiday parades, holiday lighting events and other special Santa events in the greater Triad area and beyond!

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 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
Santa Photos (one time events)
Train Rides with Santa
Breakfasts & Cookies with Santa
Special Events from Our Sponsors
Holiday Parades
Tree Lightings
Other Holiday Events Where Santa will be in Attendance


*These are venues that have Santa available for visits most days during the holiday season and do not require advance reservations.
* Some require you to bring your own camera
*Click the website for dates and times!

Alamance Crossing, Burlington (2019 dates not posted yet)
Event page: alamancecrossing.com

Bass Pro Shop, Concord (open Nov. 16)
Event page: stores.basspro.com/us/nc/concord

Biltmore Hotel, Greensboro (Dec. 8, 14-15, 21-23, 2019)
Event page: downtownindecember.org/santa-at-the-biltmore

Friendly Center, Greensboro (2019 dates on link)
Event page: friendlycenter.com/content/holiday

Four Seasons Town Mall,Greensboro (opens Nov. 16th)
Event page: shopfourseasons.com/en/events.html

Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem (opens Nov. 9th)
* Also has sensory-friendly dates
Event page: shophanesmall.com/content/holiday

Holly Hill Mall, Burlington (opens Nov. 9th)
Event page: facebook.com/HollyHillMall

Mast General Store, Winston-Salem (Dec. 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13 and 15)
Event page: facebook.com/events

McLaurin Farms, Greensboro (Opens Nov. 28th, check website for specific dates)
Event page: mclaurinfarms.com

Millstone Creek Orchards, Ramseur (Opens Nov. 29th, check website for specific dates)
Event page: millstonecreekorchards.com

Old Salem, St. Nick at Butner Hat Shop (November 16th – December 28th)
Event page: oldsalem.org

Tanglewood Festival of Lights, Clemmons (Nov. 15 – Dec. 23rd)
Event page: forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood

Zootastic Park, Troutman (Nov. 22nd – Jan. 4th)
Event page: zootasticpark.com/special-events.html

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

We have numerous events on our calendar where Santa will be present to take pictures with your kids.
New events are added daily!!
Click a choice below and scroll down on the landing page to view the calendar:
Full event calendar
GSO/Bton event calendar
HP/Kville event calendar
WS and Surrounding Areas calendar

Christmas on the Farm – Hubb’s Farm, Clinton (Dec. 13 – 15, 20 – 22)
Event page: hubbsfarmnc.com

Denton Farmpark Country Christmas Train – Denton (Opens Nov. 29th)
Event page: dentonfarmpark.com

Hayrides with Santa – Maple View Farm, Hillsborough (Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15)
Event page: mapleviewfarm.com

McLaurin Farms Hayrides, Greensboro (Opens Nov. 28th)
Event page: mclaurinfarms.com

Millstone Creek Christmas Hayrides, Ramseur (Opens Nov. 29th)
Event page: millstonecreekorchards.com

The Polar Express Train Ride – Smokey Mnt. RR, Bryson City (Opens Nov. 8th)
Event page: gsmr.com

The Polar Express Train Ride –  NC Transportation Museum, Spencer (Opens Nov. 15th)
Event page: nctrans.org/Events

Tweetsie Christmas, Blowing Rock (Opens Nov. 22nd)
Event page: tweetsie.com/special-events

*RSVP and/or buy tickets through each website link

NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED DAILY!
LIST IS IN ORDER BY DATE OF EVENT. 

Breakfast with Santa, Graylyn, Winston-Salem
December 1, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22
Event page: graylyn.com/dining

Winston-Salem Dash Brunch with Santa, BB&T Ballpark
December 1st and 8th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Event page: milb.com/winston-salem/news

Santa & Smores, Summerfield Farms
December 2, 3 and 4 from 4 – 7pm
Event page: summerfieldfarms.com/events

Supper and Santa, Kaleideum Downtown, Winston-Salem
December 6th from 6pm – 8:30pm
Event page: kaleideum.org/programs

Slices with Santa, Hoots and Hollers, WS
December 6th at 6 and 7 pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/611014369435017

Breakfast with Santa, Village Tavern Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem
December 7th from 7:30am – 10am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Pancakes & Pajamas with Santa, 206 N. Main St, Lexington
December 7th from 8am – 11am
Event page: facebook.com/events/771446366600646

Breakfast with Santa at Project: Re3 Church, Kernersville
December 7th from 8am – 11am
Event page: facebook.com/events/414783495871839

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast with Santa, Maple View’s Creamery, Gibsonville
December 7th from 8am – noon
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa at PepperMill Cafe – High Point
December 7th from 8am to Noon
Event page: facebook.com/events/523538535102071

Breakfast with Santa at the Reeves Theater & Cafe, Elkin
December 7th, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 12:30 PM seatings
Event page: lightupelkin.com

Breakfast with Santa, Main Street UMC, Kernersville
December 7th from 9am – 10am
Event page: mainstreetumc.org/events

Breakfast With Santa – Sheffield-Calahaln Fire Department, Mocksville
December 7th from 9am – 11am
Event page: facebook.com/events/523554085042878

Breakfast with Santa – Davie Family YMCA, Mocksville
December 7th from 9am – 11am 
Event page: ymcanwnc.org/program/breakfast-with-santa

Breakfast with Santa at Davie Family YMCA, Mocksville
December 7th from 9 – 11am
Event page: ymcanwnc.org/program/breakfast-with-santa

Breakfast with Santa, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury NC
December 7th from 9am – 11am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Brunch with Santa, Heritage Hill Banquets, Greensboro
December 7th from 9am – Noon
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro
December 7th from 9am – noon
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa at Randolph County Public Library,  Asheboro
December 7th from 10 – 11am
Event page: facebook.com/events/594813294591896

Cookies with Santa, Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, Colfax
December 7th from 10:30am – Noon
Event page: facebook.com/events/678875982636431

Cookies with Santa, Local Roots Coffee Bar, Kernersville
December 7th from 11am – 3pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies with Santa, Mendenhall Homeplace, Jamestown
December 7, 12-2:30pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa, Rock Outdoors, Lexington
December 7th from 12 – 4 pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/552489172249870

Cookies, Christmas Crafting & Cocoa, Holly Hill Mall, Burlington
December 7th from 1pm – 4pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/1021222991547523

Pajama Jam with Santa, Lexington Parks & Rec,
December 7th from 3 – 4:30 pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies with Santa, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, WS
December 7th from 3 – 6 pm
Event page: .facebook.com/events/2449929621723653

Dinner with Signing Santa – Services For The Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Lexington
December 7th from 4 – 6 pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/769204290187928

Brunch with Santa, String & Splinter Club, High Point
December 8th from 11:30am – 2pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast for dinner with Santa – Providence Restaurant, Winston-Salem
December 9, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Event page: eventbrite.com/e/dear-santa-tickets

Cookies with Santa, Children’s Museum of Alamance County
December 13th, 4pm or 6pm *must RSVP
Event page: childrensmuseumofalamance.org

Cookies with Santa, South Fork Church of Christ
December 13th from 6 – 8pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Jared and Katie’s Breakfast with Santa, Embassy Suites Greensboro
December 14th, 8am and 9:30am
Event page: 1075kzl.com/ticket/view

Breakfast with Santa, Chick-fil-A Friendly Center
December 14th, 8am – 9:45am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa, Friedberg Moravian Church, W-S
December 14th, 8:30am – 11:30am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa – High Point Elks
December 14, 9am – 10:30am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa at 421 Market & Grill, Kernersville
December 14th from 9 – 11:30 am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa – Celebration Station, Greensboro
December 14, 10am – 12pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Lunch With Santa – Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, W-S
December 14, 11am – 1pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Brunch with Santa at Liberty Brewery & Grill, High Point
December 15, 11am – 2pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Greensboro Children’s Museum
December 16, 17, and 18, 3:30p – 5p
Event page: sales.gcmuseum.com

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus – West Davidson Public Library, Lexington
December 16 from 5 to 7pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/427401591278174

Come Have Dinner with Santa – Church Street Cafe, Greensboro
December 18 from 5 to 7 pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/2536915049725040

Milk and Cookies with Santa – Public Library, Denton
December 16 at 6pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa – Bales Wesleyan Church, Jamestown
December 18, 7 – 8pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies with Santa in High Point – Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
December 19 from 4 to 6:30 pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/1200570306803777

Sundaes with Santa and His Friends – Maple View’s Creamery, Gibsonville
December 20, 3:30 – 7:30pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Breakfast with Santa at Foster Street Wesleyan Church – Asheboro
December 21 at 8am
Event page: facebook.com/events/468084687152349

Christmas Storytime, Cookies & Cocoa – Cupcakes & Cuties, Wallburg
December 21, 9am 
Event page: facebook.com/events

Brunch with Santa at Kickback Jacks Battleground – Greensboro
December 21 from 9 am to 11 am
Event page: facebook.com/events/418804212329358/

Breakfast with Santa – The Gathering Place, Archdale
December 21, 9am – 11:30am
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies and Crafts with Santa – Gibsonville Parks & Rec
December 21, 11am – 1pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Lunch with Santa at Giannos – High Point
December 21 from 11am to 3pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/390324898332103

Cookies + Crafts with the Clauses – Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem
December 21 from 1 to 3pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/2376117835848469

Cookies with Santa at Gypsy-Road Brewing Company – Kernersville
December 21 from 4 to 7pm
Event page: facebook.com/events/1306140446259505

Brunch Buffet with Santa, Giadas Trattoria, Kernersville
December 22, 10AM – 3PM
Event page: facebook.com/events

*RSVP and/or buy tickets through each website link

NEW EVENTS WILL BE ADDED DAILY!
LIST IS IN ORDER BY DATE OF EVENT.

Reynolda’s Estate-Wide Holiday Stroll – Winston-Salem
November 23rd, 2 – 8pm
Event page: reynoldahouse.org/calendar/event

Denton Farmpark Country Christmas Train – Denton
Opens Nov. 29th, select dates at 4:30PM
Event page: dentonfarmpark.com

Polar Express Movie + Visit with Santa – Hubb’s Farm, Clinton
November 30, 6PM
Event page: hubbsfarmnc.com/polar-express

Santa’s Arrival at Mast General Store, Winston-Salem
Dec. 1st, 2 – 5PM 
Event page: facebook.com/events

Santa Paws is Coming to Town, Mast General Store Winston-Salem
Dec. 1st, 2 – 5PM 
Event page: facebook.com/events

Clemmons Annual Tree Lighting with Santa, Village of Clemmons
December 3rd, 6:30 – 7:30PM
Event page: facebook.com/events

Village Holiday Market – Village Family Chiropractic, Kernersville
December 3, 3PM – 6PM
Event page: villagefamilychiropractic.com

Visit with Santa at Mast General Store, Winston-Salem
Dec. 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, and 15 (see times on link below)
Event page: facebook.com/events

Supper and Santa, Kaleideum Downtown, Winston-Salem
December 6th from 6pm – 8:30pm
Event page: kaleideum.org/programs

Breakfast with Santa – Davie Family YMCA, Mocksville
December 7th from 9am – 11am 
Event page: ymcanwnc.org/program/breakfast-with-santa

Santa Palooza, Little Blank Canvas, High Point
December 7th, 2 – 4PM
Event page: littleblankcanvas.com/new-events

Festive Family Friday – Kaleideum North, Winston-Salem
December 13, 4:30–8:30 pm
Event page: 19331.blackbaudhosting.com

Christmas on the Farm – Hubb’s Farm, Clinton
Dec. 13 – 15, 20 – 22
Event page: hubbsfarmnc.com

Santa’s Workshop Day – Greensboro Children’s Museum 
December 14, 9am – 5pm

Event page: gcmuseum.com/event

Santa Visits the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, Winston-Salem
December 14th from 10:30am – noon
Event page: ymcanwnc.org/locations/william-g-white-jr-family-ymca

Special visit from Santa – Wonderland Bookshop, Greensboro
December 14, 10:30am to 11:30am
Event page: wonderlandbookshopnc.com/event

Santa at the Caboose, Train Depot, Rural Hall
December 14, 6 – 8:30PM
Event page: facebook.com/events

“Camel City Craft Fair” Holiday Market, Foothills Brewing Tasting Room, W-S
December 15, 12:00-5:00pm
Event page: facebook.com/camelcitycraftfair

Visit with Santa in Reynolda Village – Winston-Salem
December 15th, 1 – 4pm
Event page: facebook.com/events

Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Greensboro Children’s Museum
December 16, 17, and 18, 3:30p – 5p
Event page: sales.gcmuseum.com

North Carolina Zoo’s Annual Believe Event – NC Zoo, Asheboro
December 14, 15, & 20, 21, 12-4PM
Event page: nczoo.org/experiences/events

Santa at the Caboose (cookies & singing) – Rural Hall Historic Train Depot
December 14, 6 – 8:30PM
Event page: ruralhalldepot.org/event

“Camel City Craft Fair” Holiday Market + Santa Photos –  Foothills Brewing Tasting Room, W-S
December 15, 12 – 5PM
Event page: facebook.com/camelcitycraftfair


CLICK HERE to view our annual blog of Holiday Parades!


CLICK HERE to view our annual blog of Tree Lightings and Light Shows!

Storytimes, open houses, Christmas parties, and more! We have numerous additional events on our calendar where Santa will be in attendance.
New events are added daily!!
Click a choice below and scroll down on the landing page to view events:
Full event calendar
GSO/Bton event calendar
HP/Kville event calendar
WS and Surrounding Areas calendar

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