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Maryland Santa Sightings

bandoGuess who's coming to town? Santa Claus is making stops all over Maryland. You'll find Santa in Annapolis, Baltimore, Severna Park, Chesapeake Beach, and many other locations.

Visit Santa as he arrives by plane at College Park Aviation Museum, via train at the B&O Railroad Museum or eating breakfast at some Maryland restaurants. Santa gets around.

Here's where to plan your special visit with Santa (or Mrs. Claus) and tell him your Christmas wish list.

Updated for 2017. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

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Santa at Annapolis Westfield Mall - 2017
Nov. 10-Dec. 24. Pictures with Santa. Sundays 11am-6pm, Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and 10am-5pm Dec. 24. Santa Paws where pets get pictures with Santa is Dec. 3. Closed Thanksgiving Day and on break Mon.-Sat. 2-3pm and 6-7pm and Sun. 2-3pm. westfield.com

Breakfast with Santa - 2017
Nov. 11. Buffet breakfast including pancakes, toppings bar, eggs, coffee and more. $8; $5 ages 14 and under. $20 for a photo with Santa. St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Prince Frederick. stpaulspf.org

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro - 2017
Nov. 11-Dec. 24. Crafts, games, interactive displays, photos with Santa and more. Free. Check website for times. Bass Pro, Baltimore. BassPro.com/Santa

National Harbor Tree Lighting Ceremony - 2017
Nov. 12. Pictures with Santa, crafts, holiday movie and more. Free. Noon-7pm. National Harbor, Md. nationalharbor.com/event/tree-lighting-ceremony

Santa at the Mall in Columbia - 2017
Nov. 13-Dec. 24. Photos with Santa at Nordstrom Court. Nov. 7-Dec. 10 Sundays noon-6pm, Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Expanded hours closer to Christmas. Pet photos with Santa Mon. through Dec. 11. Closed Thanksgiving Day. The Mall in Columbia. themallincolumbia.com/events/santa-photos

Santa at Arundel Mills - 2017
Nov. 17-Dec. 24. Photos with Santa in the center of the food court. Caring Santa will happen on Dec. 4 from 8:30-10am for children with special needs. Visit simon.com/caringsanta for more information. Pet photo night will be on Dec. 11, 7-9pm. Mon.-Thurs., 11am-8pm. Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm. Sun., noon-6pm. Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover. 410-540-5110, simon.com/mall/arundel-mills

Christmas on the Square - 2017
Nov. 24. Holiday festivities, music, entertainment, sleigh rides, live nativity, petting zoo, stories with Mrs. Claus and Santa's arrival. Free. 5-9pm. Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. 301-475-9791, visitstmarysmd.com/events-entertainment/christmas-on-the-square-and-annual-christmas-tree-lighting

Santa's Arrival & Lighting of the Town - 2017
Nov. 24. Marching band, Santas arrival, music, lighting of the Historic District and more. Free. 6:30pm. Downtown Chestertown. downtownchestertown@gmail.com, downtownchestertown.org

Grand Illumination – City Tree Lighting - 2017
Nov. 26. The lighting of the Annapolis tree plus Santa, live performances, refreshments and more. Free. 5:30-8pm. Market Space at the Market House, Annapolis. annapolisbusinessassoc.com

Solomons Christmas Walk - 2017
Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Holiday shopping, entertainment, Santa, and holiday crafts. Other activities include breakfast with Santa, Santas arrival by firetruck and more. Some activities require a fee. Free. 6-9pm. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. solomonsmaryland.com/events/signature-events/solomons-christmas-walk

Joyful Paws Holiday Open House - 2017
Dec. 2. Family and pet pictures with Santa Clause, bake sale, vendors, games, silent auctions and more. Free. 10am-3pm. Calvert Animal Welfare League, Prince Frederick. 410-535-9300, cawlrescue.org

Train Ride and Breakfast Buffet with Santa - 2017
Dec. 2-3 and 10. The museum's annual breakfast with Santa event. Also, train rides, pictures and more. $23-36. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. borail.org

Santa Fly-in - 2017
Dec. 2. Watch Santa fly into the College Park Airport in a helicopter and have your picture taken. Holiday arts and crafts throughout the museum. $5. Noon. College Park Aviation Museum, College Park. collegeparkaviationmuseum.com

Saturdays with Santa - 2017
Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23. Skating and photographs with Santa. $9-10, plus skate rental of $4. 11am-1pm. Pandora Ice rink, Baltimore. Innerharboricerink.org

Breakfast with Santa - 2017
Dec. 2, 9 and 10. Visits from Santa and animals. Music, breakfast buffet and crafts. Free with $12 admission. 11am-1pm. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Baltimore. marylandzoo.org

Holiday Open House - 2017
Dec. 2. Professional photos with Santa, interactive exotic animals exhibit and more. Free. 1-3pm. Baltimore Humane Society, Reisterstown. bmorehumane.org

Breakfast with Santa and Friends - 2017
Dec. 9. Breakfast buffet and Santa meet and greet. Bring a camera. $15-27. 8-10am. Adventure Park USA, Monrovia. adventureparkusa.com

Holiday Family Breakfast - 2017
Dec. 9. Light refreshments, seasonal crafts, fun activities, and pictures with Santa. Free. Please register. 9-11:30am. Greater Annapolis Y Center. ymaryland.org/register

Holiday Craft Fair - 2017
Dec. 9. Over 80 expert crafters and vendors for one of a kind gifts such as handmade jewelry, holiday decorations, gourmet food, sports memorabilia, artwork, and more. Door prizes awarded every hour. Santa and Mrs. Claus , crafts, food and more. Free. 9am-3pm. Northern High School, Owings. northernbandboosterscraftfair@gmail.com

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa - 2017
Dec. 10. Crafts, food, photos with Santa and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $5. Noon-3pm. Downs Park, Pasadena. 443-685-4333, aacounty.org

Cookies with Santa - 2017
Dec. 15. Santa, songs, music, playtime, cookies and more. $21. Time slots 2:15-6pm. My Gym, Annapolis. mygym.com/annapolis/camp

Santa's Soaring Adventure - 2017
Dec. 16. Join Santa and his elves for photos, decorate a stocking, festive music, holiday cookies and more. Ages 5-10. Proceeds to benefit HopeWorks, an organization providing support and advocacy. Free; stocking decorating $10. Sessions at 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Terrapin Adventures, Savage. terrapinadventures.com/adventures/

Captain Santa’s Workshop - 2017
Dec 21. Create eco-crafts and gifts, string bird feed garland, create upcycled jingle bells and make your own candle while enjoying hot cocoa, coffee, and a sweet and salty popcorn bar. Two time slots available; please register. $15. 10am-noon. Annapolis Maritime Museum. amaritime.org

Water Skiing Santa - 2017
Dec. 24. Watch Santa on skis. Also see elves, the Grinch and more. Free. 1pm. Waterfront, Old Alexandria, Virginia. Waterskiingsanta.com

Looking for more holiday fun? See a complete list of all our holiday guides here.

 

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