Santa Sightings

This page lists places to see Santa in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Kids Raleigh: Santa - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
11/16 - 11/24/2019 Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday se ...

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cabela's 201 Cabela Drive, Garner, NC
11/16-12/24/2019  Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus will be at Crabtree Valley Mall! For your convenience and enjoyment, you ca ...

November 16 - December 24
Hours: See times when booking online
4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27612
11/18 - 12/16/2019 Pet Nights with Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall

Pet Nights with Santa are every Monday night (November 18 - December 16). Pet Night Dates are a ...

Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16
Hours: See times when booking online
4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27612
11/22 - 11/24/2019 Winter Wonderland at Park West Village

Come share the excitement as Park West Village hosts Winter Wonderland in The District. Kids of all ...

11/22 - 11/24/2019
Hours: 530-830 pm
Each sledding slot is a mandatory $1 donation American ...
Park West Village 3113 Market Center Dr, Morrisville, NC, 27560
11/22 - 12/24/2019 Photos with Santa at Cary Towne Center

Santa Claus is here from Friday, November 22 through Tuesday, December 24. Visits are always fre ...

11/22 - 12/24/2019
Hours: See website for details
See website for details
Cary Towne Center 1105 Walnut ST STE 200, Cary, NC
11/22 - 12/24/2019 Santa at Triangle Town Mall

Mon-Sat Santa will be at Triangle Town Mall from 10AM-9PM and Sunday from 12-6 PM up until Christmas ...

Every day
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM; Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM
5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh, NC
11/22/2019 Santa's Arrival at Triangle Town Mall

Join us at Triangle Town Center on Friday, November 22 for Santa's Arrival featuring special guest a ...

November 22, 2019
Hours: 6 PM - 8 PM
5959 Triangle Town Boulevard, Raleigh, NC
11/23/2019 Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration

The annual Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting returns Saturday, November 23, to the Duke Energy Center f ...

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free admission
Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts CAT/R-Line Bus Stop South St at Performing Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
11/24/2019 Cookies with Santa at The Rusty Bucket

Beat the crowd and bring the kids to The Rusty Bucket for cookies with Santa. Feel free to take your ...

November 24, 2019
Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No cost indicated
The Rusty Bucket 104 N Salem St, Apex, NC
11/27 - 12/31/2019 Lake Myra Christmas Lights

Friends, We're looking forward to seeing all of you at this year's Christmas lights!!! We'll be in d ...

Hours: 6pm-10pm (Sun-Thurs); 6pm-11pm (Fri & Sat) - Santa on S...
Corner of Third and Cypress Streets, Wendell, NC, 27591
11/29 - 01/03/2020  Piper Lights

It all started with a manger scene 30 years ago and today Piper Lights is much more. It’s a magical ...

November 29, 2019 - January 3 2020
Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 5:30-9pm, Friday and Saturday from...
Admission, Santa, and the train are always free but don...
5725 Fixit Shop Road, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
11/29 - 12/01/2019 Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market at NC State Fairgrounds

The 32nd Annual Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market returns to the NC State Fairgrounds on Thanks ...

11/29 - 12/01/201
Hours: Friday, November 29 9am – 6pm Saturday, November 30 9am...
Adults $9; Seniors/Military $8; Children (6 – 12) $5; C...
Jim Graham Building N.C. State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC
11/29 - 12/24/2019 Lights on the Neuse - Boyette Family Farms Clayton

Bring your family and celebrate Christmas at Lights on the Neuse. This down home Christmas Lights fa ...

Select Dates: Check schedule online
Hours: See website for details
Prices vary by activity.
1620 Loop Rd, Clayton, NC, 27527
11/30/2019 Crossroads Plaza Tree Lighting

The holiday season is upon us and what better way to celebrate then to light up the trees in Crossro ...

November 30, 2019
Hours: 3 PM - 6 PM
Free activities
Crossroads Plaza 213 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC
11/30/2019 Santa Visits the Mercantile

On Saturday November 30th, Santa will be visiting The Mercantile to meet with all the good (and slig ...

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mercantile 315 N First Ave, Knightdale, NC
12/01 - 12/31/2019 The Holiday Lights Tour on the Great Raleigh Trolley

To meet your group or family needs - FIVE OPTIONS are available, all equally full of Christmas cheer ...

Holiday Tours run every day in December except Christma...
Hours: See website for details
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $30 - Infants under 2 in la...
424 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
12/01/2019 A City Market Christmas

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a Christmas celebration taking place throughout City ...

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Hours: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free admission
City Market 215 Wolfe St, Raleigh, NC
12/02/2019 Cookies & Cocoa with Santa at Stewart's Bistro

Join us for Cookies & Cocoa with Santa at Stewart's Bistro in Wake Forest on Monday, December 2nd fr ...

Monday, December 2, 2019
Hours: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost not listed
3652 Rogers Rd, Wake Forest, NC
12/06 - 12/08/2019 Christmas on Salem Street Downtown Apex

Friday, December 6th 5:00 pm: Christmas Carols at the Depot (Chamber of Commerce) 5:30 pm: Ligh ...

12/06 - 12/08/2019
Hours: See website for details
See website for details
12/06/2019 Brier Creek Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Get ready for the Brier Creek Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Featuring: Santa, Carriage Rides, Track ...

Friday, December 6, 2019
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brier Creek Commons 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC
12/06/2019 Christmas Tree Lighting in Morrisville

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with our Town of Morrisville Tree Lighting event! This fre ...

December 6, 2019
Hours: 6 PM - 7 PM
102 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC
12/06/2019 Light Up Main in Garner

Join the Town of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and the Garner Revitaliz ...

December 6, 2019
Hours: 6-8 pm
Main Street, Garner, NC
12/06/2019 Lighting of Wake Forest

Bring your family and friends to this event that kicks off the holiday season. We will be lighting t ...

Friday, December 6, 2019
Hours: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC, 27587
12/07, 12/14/2019 Breakfast with Mrs. Claus at Garden Supply Company

It’s the most wonderful time of the year here at Garden Supply! We are excited to welcome back Mrs. ...

December 7 & 14
Hours: 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Free pony rides
1421 Old Apex Road, Cary, NC, 27513
12/07/2019 3rd Annual Holiday Festival at Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program

Come out to Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program on Saturday, December 7th, from 12:00pm to 3pm ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program 12200 Shooting Club Rd, Raleigh, NC
12/07/2019 Breakfast With Santa at Sunrise Church

Arrive at 8:30am to find your group to enjoy breakfast, music, games, crafts, a Christmas story, and ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Sunrise United Methodist Church, 5420 Sunset Lake Rd, Holly Springs, NC
12/07/2019 Downtown Holiday Open House Wake Forest

Kick off the holiday season and discover historic downtown Wake Forest’s unique array of shops and r ...

Saturday, Dec. 7
Hours: 10 AM – 3 PM
12/07/2019 Free Santa Photos at Smart Choice Realty

Professional Photographer Norah Patrick will be taking photos for us. Check out her work here: https ...

December 7, 2019
Hours: 10 AM - 1 PM
Free; toy donations appreciated.
Smart Choice Realty 203 E Whitaker Mill Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC
12/07/2019 Holidays Around the World at Raleigh Union Station

Come enjoy international desserts, crafts, bazaars, performances, beer and wine. Santa will be there ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 12 PM - 8 PM
Free admission
Raleigh Union Station, 510 W Martin Street, Raleigh, NC
12/07/2019 Parkside Town Commons Santa Breakfast 2019 at Chuy's Cary

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa himself at Chuy's at Parkside Town Commons! Choose between three time slo ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$5; Children 1 and under are free
Chuy's, 1035 Parkside Main Street, Cary, NC
12/07/2019 Pictures with Santa at the Holly Springs Farmers Market

Please share to spread the word—Santa will be at the Holly Springs Farmers Market on December 7th fr ...

December 7, 2019
Hours: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holly Springs Farmers Market 300 W. Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC
12/07/2019 Pup Pictures with Santa! at Black Dog Bottle Shop

What's cuter than having your child's picture taken with Santa? Having your DOG'S picture taken with ...

December 7, 2019
Hours: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free photos; donations appreciated
Black Dog Bottle Shop 140 W. Holly Springs Rd, Holly Springs, NC
12/07/2019 Rolesville Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast will be held at the Rolesville Masonic Lodge, 207 Pulley Street. Proceeds from this breakf ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$7 per person or $20 per family.
Rolesville Masonic Lodge, 207 Pulley Street, Rolesville, NC
12/07/2019 Santa's Workshop at Plantation Point Shopping Center

Celebrate the holiday season with Plantation Point and Macaroni Kid Downtown-Midtown-North Raleigh! ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 10 AM – 12 PM
Free; refreshments for purchase
Plantation Point Shopping Center 6250 Plantation Point Center Driv, Raleigh, NC
12/07/2019 Santa’s Workshop at Herbert C. Young Community Center

To participate, please bring two non-perishable food items or a cash donation to support the Cary Te ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hours: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free; donations of canned food or money accepted.
Herbert C. Young Community Center | 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, NC
12/07/2019 Sleigh Rides & Cider at Historic Oak View Park

Horse-drawn carriage rides, hot apple cider, live music, Ol’ Saint Nick, holiday activities, and muc ...

December 7, 2019
Hours: 5 - 7:30 PM
No cost indicated
4028 Carya Drive - Historic Oak View County Park, Raleigh, NC
12/072019 Party & Pics with Santa at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & Preschool ELCA

Free Digital Photos with Santa - “Fast-Pass Style” Lines (spend time with your friends and family, n ...

December 7, 2019
Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & Preschool ELCA 7000 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC
12/08/2019  Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade

No need to rush back to your car when the parade ends! Join us as we keep the fun going with our Par ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 3pm
12/08/2019 Afternoon with Santa at Meredith College

This fun, family event will include a holiday craft station, yummy snacks, and a chance to smile wit ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free; donations accepted.
Johnson Hall Rotunda Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
12/08/2019 An Afternoon With Santa 2019 at The Sutherland, Estate & Gardens

SANTA is coming to The Sutherland!! He's taking a break from the elves to spend the afternoon with u ...

December 8, 2019
Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sutherland Estate & Gardens 13371 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest, NC
12/08/2019 Breakfast with Santa 2019 at Dave & Buster's

Treat your family to some Christmas fun before the big night! Join us at Dave & Buster's for a one-o ...

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$23.52 plus fees; children 2 and younger are free
Dave & Buster's Cary 1105 Walnut St. Suite #E101, Cary, NC
12/13/2019 Main Street Christmas at Holly Springs Cultural Center

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Holly Springs! Visits with Santa in Town Hall. Kids Crafts in the ...

December 13, 2019
Hours: 6-8 pm
South Main and Ballentine St, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
12/14, 12/15, 12/20, 12/21 Believe in the Magic of the Season at the North Carolina Zoo

Come celebrate the magic of the season at the Zoo's annual Believe event, and see the Zoo all in one ...

12/14, 12/15, 12/20, 12/21
Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Advance Tickets: Believe tickets are $10 per person in ...
North Carolina Zoo 4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC
12/14, 12/15, 12/21, 12/22/2019 Santa Photo Days at PetSmart

Santa Claus is coming to town & to our stores! Two weekends only! Bring the whole family in for FREE ...

12/14, 12/15, 12/21, 12/22/2019
Hours: 12 PM - 4 PM
Free event
PetSmart Stores, Wake County, NC
12/14/2019 OH What Fun! Holiday Event at Beaver Creek Crossings

Do you hear those sleigh bells jingling? And a jolly Ho! Ho! Ho! Join Beaver Creek Crossings and Ape ...

December 14, 2019
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beaver Creek Crossings US 64 & Creekside Landing Drive, Apex, NC
12/7 - 12/21 New Hope Valley Train: Santa's Reindeer Roundup Express

Ride the Rails with Santa! Food, Hot and Cold Drinks and Desserts available for purchase. Passengers ...

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21
Hours: Check online for train schedules
$13 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 60+), $11 for chi...
3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill, NC, 27562