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26 Places To Visit Santa (In Boston + Beyond!)

26 Places To Visit Santa (In Boston + Beyond!)

Ready to visit Santa with your kids this year? We’ve got you covered with this roundup of 26 opportunities to see the big guy, organized alphabetically by town. Make sure you check the direct listings for updates and schedule changes.

1. Santa appears at the Auburn Mall through Christmas Eve and Caring Santa arrives for visitors with special needs on December 3 and he takes photos with pets on December 10 (Auburn)

2. Enjoy The Enchanted Village as you visit with Santa inside Jordan's Furniture (Avon)

3. The Bay State Model Railroad Museum has its holiday open house, with a visit from Santa on December 2-3 (Boston)

4. Take Selfies with Santa on December 2, 9, 16, and 23 at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

5. Prudential Center has Santa visits every day through Christmas Eve (Boston)

6. After paying admission, Santa Saturdays at the Franklin Park Zoo offer a tropical setting for Santa visits on December 2, 9, and 16 (Boston)

7. South Shore Plaza hosts St. Nick through December 24, provides the chance to do crafts and activities with him on December 2, then Caring Santa arrives for visitors with special needs on December 3 and for pet photos with Santa on December 10 (Braintree)

8. Burlington Mall welcomes guests who want to chat with Santa through Christmas Eve, has a pet photo night with Santa on December 3, and a morning visit with Caring Santa for kids with special needs on December 3  (Burlington)

9. Cambridgeside Galleria brings Santa to the mall for free photos through December 24 (Cambridge)

10. The Shops at Chestnut Hill have Santa onsite through Christmas Eve, with a visit from Caring Santa for visitors with special needs on December 3, and a pet photo night on December 10 (Chestnut Hill)

11. Santa visits the decorated greenhouse at Verrill Farm on December 2, with complimentary refreshments (Concord)

12. At the Bass Pro Shops’ Santa's Wonderland, not only are the photos with Santa free, the crafts and games are as well (Foxborough)

13. Take a ride on the historic Paragon Carousel, have your photo taken with Santa and enjoy cookie decorating, crafts, carousel rides, holiday music, and more on December 2 and 10 (Hull)

14. Santa visits Marini Farm on December 2, with complimentary hayrides and hot chocolate for everyone (Ipswich)

15. Enjoy live performances and welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they arrive by lobster boat on December 2 (Marblehead)

16. Have breakfast with Santa on December 2, visit with Santa at the Solomon Pond Mall through December 24, and get pet photos with him on December 10 (Marlborough)

17. Natick Mall welcomes Santa daily through December 24 (Natick)

18. Make holiday crafts and reindeer food in the decorated barn at Smolak Farms for a relaxed, line-free way to see Santa every weekend through December 17 (North Andover)

19. The Emerald Square Mall hosts Santa through Christmas Eve, Caring Santa for visitors with special needs on December 4, and pet photos with Santa on December 10 (North Attleboro)

20. Northshore Mall has Storytime with Santa on December 2 and ongoing opportunities to visit with Santa Claus through December 24 (Peabody)

21. Take photos with Santa in a Model T at Gardens Aglow and wander through 100 acres of twinkling holiday displays, family-friendly activities, marshmallow-roasting, live performances, model trains, and baby animals (Sandwich)

22. Santa appears at the Square One Mall through Christmas Eve and takes photos with pets on December 10 (Saugus)

23. Bring your pet to meet Santa on December 10 (Somerville)

24. After paying admission to enter ZooLights at Stone Zoo, visitors can meet Santa in his castle daily through December 24 (Stoneham)

25. The Festival of Trees welcomes Santa to the Carriage House on various days throughout the season (Wellesley)

26. Join Santa at the Ecotarium for the reading of a classic holiday tale, a trip to the North Pole in our Planetarium, hot cocoa and cookies, and a visit with Santa (Worcester)

Featured photo by Mike Arney on Unsplash


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