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Psst… 16 Places to Find Santa in and around Denver

Places to Find Santa in and around Denver | The Denver Ear

Guess who is coming to town (besides your relatives)? Tracking Santa with NORAD on Christmas Eve is easy, but until then you can find Santa in and around Denver.

Below is a list of where to find the Jolly Old Elf, reserve spots for Family and Pet Photos with Santa, and even a special date for a sensory friendly Santa, so you can create the best holiday memories this year!

16 PLACES TO FIND SANTA IN AND AROUND DENVER

#1 SANTA’S WONDERLAND AT BASS PRO SHOPS

Dates: November 12 – December 24, 2017

Location: Bass Pro Shops, 7970 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Hours: Weekdays 5pm – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 7pm

To see the jolly man at Bass Pro Shops you will need to get a Bass Pass Ticket which includes a free 4×6 photo. While you are waiting they have activities, crafts as well as a place to write a letter to Santa.

#2 SANTA’S FLIGHT ACADEMY AT CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTER

Dates: November 13 – December 24, 2017

Location: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Hours: Monday – Sunday 10am – 9pm ; Christmas Eve 8am – 6pm

Santa’s Flight Academy, taking place in the Kaiser Permanente Grand Court at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, is an interactive and magical hero’s journey that transforms children into key members of Santa’s Flight Crew.

This year, this event will be themed after the upcoming animated holiday film, “Ferdinand.” Experience a powerful and magical snow and light show inside Santa’s sleigh, and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus.

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#3 SANTA’S VILLAGE AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT CHATFIELD FARMS

Dates: November 24 – December 24, 2017

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Hours: 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms is hosting Santa’s Village this holiday season. Meet Mrs. Claus, Santa and his reindeer while walking through colorful holiday lights that illuminate the night. Chatfield Farms will be transformed into a magical village. Hop on the hayride to catch a short movie at Santa’s cinema and find unique holiday gifts in his workshop.

Psst… Make sure to get your tickets as they do sell out!

#4 ZOO LIGHTS AT DENVER ZOO

Dates: December 1 – 31, 2017

Location: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Hours: 5:30pm – 9pm

Meet and Greet Santa at the Denver Zoo’s Zoo Lights this holiday season! Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo‘s campus and will also feature illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected.

#5 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM

Dates: December 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2017

Location: Downtown Aquarium Denver, 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Hours: 8:30am

Downtown Aquarium offers the unique experience of having Breakfast with Santa this holiday season. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and see Santa swim with the fish!

Places to Find Santa in and around Denver | The Denver Ear

#6 SANTA HQ AT FLATIRON CROSSING

Dates: November 23 – December 24, 2017

Location: Flatiron Crossing, 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021

Hours: Now – Dec 10 Mon – Sat 10am – 8pm & Sun 11am-6pm; Dec 11 – 23 Mon – Sun 9am-9pm; Dec 24 8am – 6pm

Get your Christmas shopping done, see how you did this year on the Naughty-or-Nice ‘O Meter and see Santa at Santa’s HQ Flatiron Crossing! Reservations are available but not required. They have a variety of events including: Storytime with Santa (Nov 13 – Dec 8 10am Mon – Fri), Holliday PJ Night (Dec 8th 5pm – 8pm)  Giving Tree (Nov 24 – Dec 22 During Mall hours).

Psst… Pets are family too! Pet Photos with Santa are available Nov 30 and Dec 7 from 10am-8pm.

#7 A HUDSON CHRISTMAS

Dates: November 24 – 25, December 1 – 3, 8 – 10 & 15 – 31, 2017

Location: Hudson Gardens Event Center, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Enjoy special Santa visits at The Hudson Garden & Event Center’s A Hudson Christmas! A Hudson Christmas is a premier holiday light show with thousands of twinkling lights in majestic trees, visits with Santa and memories for the whole family.

#8 SANTA ON THE SQUARE AT LARIMER SQUARE

Dates: November 25 – December 24, 2017

Location: Larimer Square, 1450 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Hours: Saturdays 10am – 5pm; Sundays: 12pm  – 4pm; Christmas Eve: 11am – 3pm

Throughout the month of December, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Larimer Square. It’s the perfect opportunity to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and to make sure you’ve made the Nice list this year!

Psst… Photos will Santa and Mrs. Claus are free but please bring your own camera.

#9 SATURDAYS WITH SANTA AT OLDE TOWN ARVADA

Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2017

Location: W 57th Ave & Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002

Hours: 12pm – 3pm

Come see St Nick in Downtown Arvada during Saturdays with Santa! Tis’ the season for giving and with a donation of canned food you can get a free photo with Santa. The food with go to the food bank at The Rising Church to support the community through the holidays!

Places to Find Santa in and around Denver | The Denver Ear

#10 SANTA AT OUTLETS AT CASTLE ROCK

Dates: November 18 – December 24, 2017

Location: Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd #437, Castle Rock, CO 80108

Hours: View schedule online

Celebrate the arrival of Jolly Old St. Nick, Outlets at Castle Rock with a special Meet & Greet that includes photos!

#11 SANTA’S NEW VILLAGE AT PARK MEADOWS

Dates: November 13 – December 24, 2017

Location: Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Hours:  Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm Sunday: 12pm – 6pm; Christmas Eve: 9am – 5pm

True holiday magic will take place throughout Santa’s New Village located in the Dillard’s Court in Park Meadows. Discover a whole new Santa experience by walking inside an oversized Christmas tree featuring 3-D lights. Take in the sights and sounds with Santa’s sleigh, the snowman tree, festive reindeer, an over-sized Santa throne, custom costumes and interactive elements!

#12 SANTA’S TOY FACTORY AT SOUTHWEST PLAZA

Dates: November 13 – December 24, 2017

Location: Southwest Plaza, 8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Hours: View schedule online

Embark on an exciting adventure at Santa’s Toy Factory at Southwest Plaza! Put on your safety hat, test new toys and even digitally design your own. Other holiday events include Holiday Pajama Nights with Santa (Dec 8, 5pm – 8pm), and Ugly Sweater Night with Santa (Dec 1, 5pm – 8pm).

#13 SANTA’S PHOTO EXPERIENCE AT SOUTHLANDS

Dates: November 24 – December 23, 2017

Location: Southlands Shopping Center, 6155 S Main St #260, Aurora, CO 80016

Hours: View schedule online

Santa Claus is coming to town at Southlands. Capture the magic of the holiday season with a photo opportunity and let the kids share their gift wishes with Santa!

Places to Find Santa in and around Denver | The Denver Ear

#14 SANTA PHOTOS & VISITS AT THE ORCHARD TOWN CENTER

Dates: November 24 – December 24, 2017

Location: The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St #850, Westminster, CO 80023

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm & Sunday 12pm – 5pm; Christmas Eve – 9am – 5pm

Santa is coming to The Orchard Town Center! Visit Santa’s workshop inside the the grand holiday tree at the Town Center Square. Reservations and photo packages are available but not required to see the the Jolly Old Elf.

#15 SANTA PHOTO EXPERIENCE AT TOWN CENTER AT AURORA

Dates: November 11 – December 24, 2017

Location: Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Find Santa and get a photo with him at the Town Center at Aurora‘s lower level by Dillards. Photo package prices vary.

Psst… For those looking for a sensory friendly event  you can reserve your ticket for a special Sensitive Santa!

#16 FREE SANTA VISITS AT UNION STATION

Dates: November 24 & 26, December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017

Location: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Hours: View schedule online

On Sundays Denver Union Station will be welcoming Santa & Mrs. Claus and offering free family photos against the beautiful, historic backdrop of the Great Hall.

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