25 Places to See Santa in Boston + Beyond

If you're looking to take your kids (or you dog, see #22!) to see Santa, there's no shortage of places to do so in Boston and beyond. We've rounded up 25 options for you; the list is alphabetical by town. We've also indicated admission prices (where applicable), but of course check the individual websites for additional details and hours. And when you're sharing your photos, remember that the outtakes are often times brilliant gems! Have fun!

1. Santa appears at the Auburn Mall through Christmas Eve (Auburn)

2. Enjoy The Enchanted Village inside the Jordan's Furniture store (Avon)

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

4. The Bay State Model Railroad Museum has its holiday open house, with a visit from Santa on December 6 (Boston)

5. Faneuil Hall hosts Santa on December 11 (Boston)

6. After paying admission to the zoo, Santa Saturdays at the Franklin Park Zoo are a tropical way to visit Santa on December 5, 12, and 19. There’s also a Breakfast with Santa on December 19, at a cost of $29.99 for nonmembers; the price includes zoo admission for the rest of the day. (Boston)

7. South Shore Plaza hosts St. Nick through December 24, Caring Santa for visitors with special needs on December 6, and pet photos with Santa on December 6 and 13 (Braintree)

8. Burlington Mall welcomes guests who want to chat with Santa through Christmas Eve, and has a pet photo night with Santa on December 6 (Burlington)

9. Cambridgeside Galleria brings Santa to the mail through December 24, and hosts a breakfast with Santa on December 5 (Cambridge)

10. The Shops at Chestnut Hill have Santa onsite through Christmas Eve, with a Breakfast at Tiffany with Santa on December 5, a visit from Caring Santa for visitors with special needs on December 6, pet photo night on December 13, (Chestnut Hill)

11. Santa visits the decorated greenhouse at Verrill Farm on December 5, with cider and cookies, and performances by young musicians (Concord)

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

13. For $10, take a ride on the historic Paragon Carousel and have your photo taken with Santa, December 5 and 6 (Hull)

14. Santa visits Marini Farm on December 5, and the hayrides and hot chocolate are also complimentary (Ipswich)

15. Enjoy live performances and welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they arrive by lobster boat December 5 during this Christmas Walk event (Marblehead)

16. Santa waits for visits at the Solomon Pond Mall through December 24, and welcomes pets for photos on December 13 (Marlborough)

17. Natick Mall welcomes Santa daily through December 24, pets are welcome on Monday evenings through December 14 (Natick)

18. Make holiday crafts or reindeer feed in the decorated historic barn at Smolak Farms, and enjoy a relaxed line-free way to see Santa every weekend through December 19 (North Andover)

19. The Emerald Square Mall hosts Santa through Christmas Eve (North Attleboro)

20. Northshore Mall has Santa waiting to greet visitors through December 24 (Peabody)

21. Santa appears at the Square One Mall through Christmas Eve and welcomes pets for photos on December 13 (Saugus)

22. Bring your pooch to meet Santa on December 6 (Somerville)

23. After paying admission to enter ZooLights at the Stone Zoo, visitors can check in on Santa daily through December 23 (Stoneham)

24. For $10 per person (children 11 and under free), the Festival of Trees welcomes Santa to the Carriage House at Mass Hort throughout the season (Wellesley)

25. For $6 plus museum admission, join Santa at the Ecotarium (Worcester)

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