Pictures with Santa

Ongoing Santa Photo Stops (2019)

The Shops at Chestnut Hill

2019: Daily through December 24
Times vary, see full schedule here

Prudential Center, Boston

2019: Daily through December 24
Times vary, see full schedule here
Packages start at $20

Blink! at Faneuil Hall, Boston

2019: Saturdays Nov 30 – Dec 21
Sat Only: 12 PM – 5 PM

Santa Claus visits with guests; bring your own camera for “Selfies with Santa”. Details here.


2019: Nov 29 – Dec 24
Mon-Sat: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sun: 11 AM – 6 PM
Christmas Eve: 8 AM – 5 PM

Free photo with Santa: Two free 4″ x 6″ prints and a digital download. Additional photos and merchandise available for purchase. Arrive early! Details here.

Natick Mall

2019: Daily through December 24
Times vary, see website for details

Friendly Santa. Short line weekdays or early in the season, but weekends close to Christmas can be very busy. You can book a time online and cut the line with a reservation (Packages $40-$50). Historically, basic packages are also available for walk-ins; check ahead for details. Details here

Festival of Trees & Snow Village at Elm Bank, Wellesley

2019: Select Dates Nov 29 to Dec 29
Nov 29 – Dec 15: 4-8 PM Wed-Th, 10-8 Fri-Sat, 10-6 Sun
Trees, Trains, Lights, and Fire Pit.
Santa visit and horse-drawn carriage rides at select times
Dec 20-22 and Dec 27-29: 4-8 PM
Trains, Lights, and Fire Pit
(No Santa, trees, or wagon rides)

Beautifully decorated trees and Snow Village with trains winding throughout. Santa visits and horse-drawn wagon rides on certain dates/times (additional charge). Admission $15/adult through 12/15, then $10/adult for the final two weekends (kids 12 and under free). Details here

Legacy Place, Dedham

[2018: Weekends Dec 1 – 23]
2019 Info not provided as of 11/27/2019
Check here for updates


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