SMILE. Here are 10 Places to Get a Photo with Santa This Weekend December 6

Its going to be on the chilly side this weekend so perhaps consider the warmth of an indoor pick for a pic with Santa at a mall. Otherwise, BUNDLE UP in those adorable winter outfits.

Carolina Place Mall
CPM is a great place to visit in Pineville. This weekend you can find Santa at Dillard’s Court. Bonus — you can reserve your place online with a fastpass to help avoid waiting line meltdowns. Lots of different prices and packages (pet pics are every Monday.) Check the website for times and details.

SouthPark Mall
This weekend is a wonderful time to stopby SouthPark to see Santa (and wrap up your holiday shopping). Plus, this Sunday is Caring Santa. Check out the website for details and times.

Northlake Mall Tinsel Town is nestled by the food court. Reserve a fast pass online to skip the lines and keep everyone merry.

If you’re thinking you’d prefer to step outdoors here are a few ideas of where to say cheese with the jolly man in red.

Charlotte Christmas Village
A must-see and do in Charlotte. Stopby to see Santa at the German-inspired Christmas Market. Check the website for this weekend’s times – typically 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a moment with the man in red.

Blakeney Shopping Center
There’s a reason why this is called the Santa ‘photo experience’… a custom-built house, located on the Village Green, with ‘make-sense’ pricing and a stunning Christmas tree this is a magical pick for this weekend. Check the website for times.

Birkdale Village
Santa with a side of grits… don’t mind if we do. Get your photo taken with Santa this weekend but also grab breakfast (on Saturday). Check out the website for pics in the wonderful workshop, and buffet breakfast times.

Ayrsley Holiday Celebration
Santa will be available for photos in the afternoon. And, don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggings and plan to stay for a showing of Elf on the lawn.

Ballantyne Village’s Holiday Open House
Everything the holidays are about – photos with the jolly guy, face painting, cookie decorating, bounce houses and more.

A December to Remember at Promenade
Smile with Santa and hear those sleigh bells ring as you take a carriage ride.

Image: @PromenadeOnProvidence

Cocoa With Santa – Cornelius Art Center Hot chocolate and the chance to use your own camera for a pic with Santa, yes, please! Make sure you’re on the Nice List and mail a letter to the North Pole while you’re there.


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.