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Maryland Santa Sightings

Guess who’s coming to town? Santa Claus! He’s making stops all over Maryland this year so book your visit to see him today!

*Updated for 2021*

Santa at Annapolis Westfield Mall
Nov. 12–Dec. 24. Santa will be visiting Westfield Annapolis starting on Nov. 12 and throughout the Holiday Season. Reservations to visit Santa are strongly encouraged. Walk-up visits will be available as space allows throughout the day. To book your date and time, click here.

Santa at Annapolis Town Center
Nov. 24–Dec. 23. Experience the magic and capture the spirit of the holiday season with a visit to Santa’s Cottage where you will meet Saint Nick himself and take home a photo for the whole family to treasure. Reservations encouraged. Walk-ins accepted. Reserve your spot here

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro
Nov. 7-Dec. 24. Crafts, games, interactive displays, photos with Santa and more. Free. Check website to schedule a time – reservation required. Bass Pro, Hanover.

Virtual Visit with Santa at the Mall in Columbia
Through Dec. 24. Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa’s helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family. Reservations are encouraged. The Mall in Columbia. 

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St. Nick -at Marley Station Mall
Through Dec. 24. Make a reservation for a visit with Santa. Be sure to check the website for specific hour as they are reduced until mid-December.  Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie.

Solomons Christmas Walk – 2021
Dec. 4, 6pm-9pm. Enjoy musical entertainment, Santa, the Otter mascot, holiday crafts, and shopping in the Museum Store. Santa’s Coffee House will be open with complimentary hot tea, coffee, cocoa, and holiday cookies. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.

Roundhouse Breakfast & Train Ride with Santa 2021
Dec. 17-19, 8am. Join us and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet inside the B&O’s spacious Roundhouse, transformed into a holiday wonderland for the season. Enjoy a holiday story time, delicious breakfast, and photos with Santa. Plus, Santa will join you for a train ride and present kids with a special gift. $28-$42. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore.

Santa Fly-in College Park Aviation Museum
*Event has sold out for 2021!
Dec. 4. Come watch Santa fly into the College Park Aviation Museum! Guests will have the opportunity to take two pictures with Santa, create several in-person crafts throughout the museum, and take a craft bag home. Full craft kits are available to take home for those who can’t stay. Pictures with Santa are by reservation only. To register pictures e-mail jamie.jones@pgparks.com. Signing up for a picture slot is just your slot for pictures, not when you can arrive at the museum.

Annual Monument Lighting – 2021
Dec. 2, 5pm-7pm. Illuminating the historic Washington Monument is a holiday tradition and the night includes caroling, food and good cheer. Fireworks cap the evening marking the official start of the holiday season. Mount Vernon, Baltimore.

Christmas at Homestead Gardens
Nov. 27-Dec. 19. Santa will be at all three locations – Davidsonville, Severna Park, and Smyrna DE. It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Homestead Gardens to meet Santa in person. Your kids will be able to tell Santa their wishes in a safe, comfortable setting and you will be able to take pictures. Please note, Santa will not have children in his lap this year. All guests will sit next to Santa.This year guests who wish to visit Santa are asked to register online. Registration is available on a first come, first served basis until all slots are filled. NOTE- we will NOT be able to accommodate walk-ins. Homestead Gardens.

Other ways to Say Hi to Santa

JingleRing
Get your Santa fix with a virtual visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, straight from the North Pole! You can personalize your visit with Santa by choosing your family’s ethnicity, language, special needs and faith. Plus you’ll receive a Christmas activity book with each booking. $19.95 for a prerecorded 2–3 minute call; $25 for a live 10–20 minute virtual visit with Santa.

Santa’s Hotline
Santa’s Hotline is a yearly event that offers a way for parents and children to keep the Christmas spirit alive and celebrate without leaving the comfort of their homes.
Santa’s Hotline (sponsored by Freeconferencecall.com) can be called using any cell phone or landline, connecting users directly to a messaging service where parents and children can leave a message with their Christmas wish list for Santa Claus.
Just call 605-303-4000 and wait for Santa to pick up the phone. Then have your child leave a message for Santa!

USPS Operation Santa
Have your kids write their letters to Santa, address it to:
Santa Claus
123 Elf Road
North Pole 88888. Put a stamp on it and a return address and send it off to Santa! Then see what happens next. Letters received with full Santa addresses will be posted on the USPS Operation Santa site, where anyone can choose to “adopt” a child by sending a gift from their letter to them.

Letters and Packages to Santa
Choose between a Letter to Santa, which comes with a personalized return photo from the big guy, or a Package from Santa, which includes a “Nice List” certificate for your child, as well as personalized letter, photo and other bonus gifts ($49).

Looking for more Christmas and Holiday fun?

Check out our Guide to Holiday Events and Seasonal Fun

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