*Be sure to call ahead to confirm dates and hours, as they are subject to change!
Santa at Lindale Mall
November 17th-December 24th | Lindale Mall
Visit Santa in Lindale Mall near the food court!! Visits are free. You may pay for a professional photo package. Check out the schedule to see Santa’s hours!
Pet Photo with Santa
December 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Lindale Mall
Pet pics with Santa is back! Bring your on-leash furry friend out for this magical visit with Santa. Pets will have their own turn to sit on Santa’s lap during this special evening. Visit website for more details. Please be sure to bring anything your pet might need while they wait (water, sanitary needs, etc).
December 9th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. | Lindale Mall
Children with special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session where extra care is taken to support sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children. Please join us as we lower the music, dim the lights and create a calm, relaxing atmosphere for your children to have a special visit with Santa. Please note that snacks, crafts and the actual visit is free. However, photo packages are available for a fee.
Santa at Tannenbaum Forest (Amana)
Weekends November 23rd-December 16th | Tannenbaum Forest in Amana
This Santa is one of our favorites! Head to the Tanenbaum Forest to visit Santa, see all of the amazing trees, and take part in the wonderful activities!! View the hours and list of activities here.
Santa at Von Maur in Iowa River Landing
Saturdays and Sundays November 24th-December 16th | Von Maur in Coralville
Santa will be at Von Maur in Coralville from Noon-5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to get there early because there can be a line (and the line is cut off at 4:00). Bonus, they will take your photo for you and give you a FREE 5×7!
Santa at The Market
November 24th-25th; December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd | NewBo City Market
Santa is coming to NewBo City Market! While shopping at our Holiday Market, stop to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and get your picture in front of our Christmas tree display. Visit Santa from 12:00-4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Santa at Indian Creek Nature Center
December 1st from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Indian Creek Nature Center
Nature’s Noel is expanding! Come in the morning for the fresh green decor and the artisan gifts you’ve always loved, and stay for a day of family fun! Enjoy Noel’s Attic, featuring used holiday décor for purchase, festive children’s crafts, naturalist-guided activities, and magical winter nature walks. Visit Santa and peruse a variety of holiday vendors. Brewhemia will be onsite with coffee and hot chocolate available for purchase.
Santa at Baby Time
December 1st from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Baby Time
Jungling Photography and Baby Time will give you an opportunity to see Santa during their Small Business Saturday event. For $10 you can get your little one’s picture with Santa. You can choose a digital copy or a 4×6 print. **The schedule is full, but walk-ins are welcome in case of no-shows or available time between registered sessions.
Photos with Santa
December 1st from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | AE Photography
Come on down to AE Photography during the Very Cherry Holiday on December 1st and get a photo with Santa! We will email you 1 digital image for free! No appointment needed! Just come between the times listed! All ages welcome!
Santa at the Farm
December 1st from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Bass Farms
Join us for another year of Santa at the Farm! Come sit on Santa’s lap and give him your Christmas Wish List!! Grab a picture with Santa while you are here! (Please bring your own camera!) This is a FREE event!
While you’re here, shop our country store filled with local honey, jams, jellies, meat sauces, salad dressings, Edgewood Locker Meats, fabulous wine, local hand soap and more! Ask us about gift baskets for that special someone! We can create any theme you want with various price ranges!
Santa Claus Visits Czech Village
December 1st from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | White Lion Treasures
Come join us as Santa Claus visits White Lion Treasures. Bring the kiddos and have refreshments as you shop our 2800 square foot store.
Santa’s Lil Divas
December 1st from 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo
Come help support Deafinitely Dogs & Teufelhund with the Chrome Divas! Family friendly, there will be adult and kid raffles. Bring a new unwrapped gift for free raffle tickets! (Choose either kids raffle tickets or adult raffle tickets). Games for kids & family fun along with treats.
Santa will be Visiting. 8 kids bikes will be raffled off!!!
Santa Claus is Coming to 42nd St.
December 7th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Collins Community Credit Union
Have your child’s photo taken with Santa this year! Santa Claus will be at our 42nd Street branch from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on December 7. Kids will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, have their photo taken, and enjoy some treats. We hope to see you there!
Photos with Santa
December 8th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. | Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa P.C.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town! Enjoy kids’ games and activities, music, yummy holiday cookies, and, of course, a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Don’t forget your camera!
Santa is Coming to Town!
December 8th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Metro Harley-Davidson Suzuki Can-Am
Santa will be here for kids and pictures!
Santa at Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
December 9th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | NW Recreation Center
Visit Santa and take your own photos for free during the 8th Annual Family Fun Day & Holiday Expo. There will also be activities, crafts, vendors, and more!
Santa, Snacks, and Stories
December 9th-10th and 16th-17th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Brucemore Mansion
Children are invited to Brucemore for a festive and memorable evening of holiday tradition. The Mansion’s holiday décor and the estate’s seasonal spirit add to the evening’s activities. Children will participate in a craft, listen to holiday stories, and give Santa their wish-lists. In between activities, children and parents are invited to view the first and second floors of the mansion and to ask any questions to the available stationary guides. Tickets: $5-10/person. **Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, as this event usually sells out!
Cedar Rapids Holiday Events
Are you looking for other fun things to do with your family? Visit our Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide!!
Christmas Tree Farms
Are you thinking of getting a real Christmas tree this year? Check out our Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Christmas Tree Farms!
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