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!
*Updating for 2022*
Places to Visit Santa
Annapolis Town Center
Nov. 21–Dec. 23, 2022. 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
Annapolis Westfield Mall
Santa will be visiting Westfield Annapolis 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.
Bass Pro Shop
Nov. 5-Dec. 24, 2022.
Visit the big guy at Santa’s Wonderland in Bass Pro Shop. Crafts, games, interactive displays, photos with Santa and more. Check website to schedule a time – reservation required.
Davidsonville | Severna Park
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.
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.
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.
Events with Santa
Santa Fly In at The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
Nov. 26, 2022
On Saturday, November 26 at 11am the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum is hosting a special guest as Santa is flying into Martin State Airport by PHI Air service and after landing will meet children in the Museum’ s Hangar 5 Gallery Room until 1pm. Prior to Santa’s landing time families should plan to arrive with sufficient time to park and walk up the hill to the landing site. When arriving, families should proceed to the top of the Airport control tower hill where there is a fence along the viewing area located beyond the Airport’s entrance gate. In the event of rain, Santa will arrive by fire truck. Refer to Museum’s website www.mdairmuseum.org for latest fly-in updates.
Santa Fly In at College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 3, 2022
Watch Santa fly into the College Park Airport and Aviation Museum! All guests will have the opportunity to take two pictures with Santa and create several in-person crafts. Santa will arrive between 10:00 am-10:15 am. We encourage guests to start arriving at 9:30 am.
Solomons Christmas Walk
Dec. 10, 2022
Enjoy Santa Parade with a Fire Truck, Lighted Boat Parade, and more holiday fun! Have the kids bring their letters to Santa to mail from Santa’s mailbox.
Holiday Toddler Time at B&O Railroad Museum
Dec. 8 at 10:30 am
Come make crafts and take pictures with Santa as B&O Railroad Museum gets into the Christmas spirit. There will also be a special appearance from Mrs. Claus for a reading of There’s a Moose Loose on the Christmas Caboose.
Stuff the Train Dance Party at B&O Railroad Museum
Dec. 8 at 5pm
In support of the Stuff the Train Toy Drive, join DJ Kopec for a fun, all-ages Holiday Dance Party in the Roundhouse of the B&O Railroad Museum! Bring new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages, from infants to 18-year-olds. Enjoy visits with Santa, special guests and more!
The Polar Express Train Ride at B&O Railroad Museum
Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-19, 2022
Climb aboard The Polar Express to create a Christmas memory that you and your family will cherish forever! Once on the train, the classic Christmas tale will be performed and little ones will have the opportunity to meet Santa and receive their first gift of Christmas! Santa’s helpers will greet you upon arrival to the North Pole, where you can take pictures with Santa and have lots of holiday fun.
Family Film Day with Santa
Share in some community holiday spirit on our December Family Fun Day. Enjoy a classic holiday film and a sweet treat, as well as a chance to visit with a special someone from the North Pole.
Italian Christmas Market
Join the fun at the Italian Christmas Market. There will be vendors, amazing food and a crafting tent for the kids. They will also have a chance to meet Babbo Natale (Santa Claus).
Christmas on the Farm
Dec. 19 & 20
4th Annual Christmas on the Farm is a Family Fun Event with craft vendors, covered wagon ride, barrel train, bounce arena baked goods, Santa, inflatables, kids play house area, animals (goats mini horses, pigs, and cows) and much more.
Other ways to Say Hi to Santa
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:
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.