Of course you know the mac daddy of all Santa Photos sessions takes place at Southpark Mall (and Concord Mills) through 6 pm on Christmas Eve, and you can reserve your spot ahead of time online at simonsanta.com ~ although at press time there were only weekday slots available at SP. #FastPassNorthPole

There are lots of other options around the QC this weekend, if you’re looking for something a little less commercial for your 2017 Santa Meet & Greet, or something that comes with a hot toddy, or maybe something for your furry fam in addition to the human kids 🙂

Here are 9 other places for Photos with Santa this weekend in Charlotte:


Saturday, 12/9 & Sunday, 12/10, Seatings at 12:00 / 12:30 / 1:30 and 2:00PM  Teddy Bear Tea at The Westin Charlotte

  • High Tea with Bottomless Mimosas, special kids menu, tea sandwiches and a festive dessert display
  • Private pictures with Santa and story-time with Mrs. Claus
  • Fully stocked cookie decorating station and ornament craft station
  • Every child gets to adopt a Build-A-Bear Teddy Bear before they leave

Adults (including unlimited mimosas) $55 … Adults without alcohol-$48.00 … 1 Adult-1 Child Package-$73.00 … Children-$28.00 … Kids under the age of 2-FREE … Proceeds from the December 9th date will benefit Hospitality House of Charlotte. Guarantee your spot by calling Stephanie Hunt at 704-335-2103 or email [email protected].

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Saturday, 12/9, 8:30-10 a.m. $5  Breakfast With Santa at Rusty Bucket in Southpark (behind Whole Foods) :

Let the kids pose with Santa and enjoy all the breakfast classics while helping out Toys for Tots.

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Saturday, 12/9, 8:30-10 a.m. $10 KIDS $22 ADULTS Breakfast With Santa at Georges Brasserie in Southpark (Piedmont Row)

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Saturday, 12/9, 1-4 p.m. FREE.  Santa Saturday at BLACKLION 10635 Park Rd 704-541-1148 

Join Blacklion Park Road for free photos with Santa, fun scenes for selfies and to meet a few of Santa’s favorite friends. Personal cameras welcome.

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Saturday, 12/9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15 or NEW coat donation Homer’s Holiday Breakfast with Santa at BB&T BallPark: 

Join the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Knights Charities for a fun-filled morning with Homer the Dragon at BB&T Ballpark. Activities include: Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, holiday crafts & so much more! Cost to attend: Minimum donation of $15/Adult or $10/Child OR donation of one NEW coat per person! (Children 2 years of age & younger will be admitted for free)
*Reservations are required and space is limited – please call (704)-274-8221 or email [email protected]m to secure your spot!

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Saturday, 12/9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $5-$30 Ho Ho Bowl With Santa at StrikeCity:

This unique family experience includes 1 hour of bowling and shoe rental for up to 6 people along with a visit and picture with the Big Man himself (your own camera). Santa’s helpers will have a cookie decorating station for all to enjoy + Christmas tunes and a variety of Holiday themed boozy milkshakes and cocktails to treat the parents. Choose to add on a delectable North Pole inspired breakfast buffet for the family to enjoy.  

*Limited avaibilty, reservations required. After purchasing your voucher HERE please reserve a timeslot by calling Caty Dover or Rachel Cockman at 704.716.9300.

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Saturday, 12/9, 3 -5 p.m  Pictures with Santa & Carriage Rides at Promenade on Providence:

Enjoy Pictures and visits with Santa and meet Mrs. Claus December 2, 9, & 16 from 3-5pm along with light refreshments and horse-drawn carriage rides around the Green.

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Saturday, 12/9, 12 – 3 p.m Pet photos with Santa and cat adoption event

Bring your pet to Pet People at Waverly Walk on Providence for photos with Santa ~ heads up!! they will have kittens and cats available for adoption, just in time for holiday gifts. So bring your willpower or your soft heart, whichever suits. Hosted by Animal Adoption League.

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Sunday, 12/10, 7 – 9 p.m. Pet Photos with Santa at SouthPark Mall:

Bring your pet to the Center Court to pose for a picture with Santa. 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Santa Paws with Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte:

Show up in your holiday best fur pictures with Santa! Pictures are provided by Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue and are free with a donation.
This is one of the cutest events, you recieve an adorable picture of your furbaby that will last a lifetime, and it’s for a great cause.
Lucky Dog is a 21 and over establishment and all dogs must be fixed, friendly, and current on vaccinations to come play. Outside food is OK. PLEASE NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES.

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Please note Friday, 12/8 to Sunday, 12/10 SOLD OUT!! PJs in North Pole City at Discovery Place Science  🙁