Finding Santa around Birmingham – 2015

Santa Claus is coming to town.. Here’s a guide to finding him around Birmingham this year! Many locations are offering online scheduling, if waiting in long lines with tiny humans isn’t your thing, give it a try!

Brookwood Village

Enjoy visits and photos with the legendary Singing Santa!  A variety of photo packages will be available. Visiting Hours (Santa will take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.)

Times vary greatly by day: Visit their site for a full schedule

Santa at the North Pole – Saks Plaza, Summit Shopping Center

Now thru December 24th

Meet Santa at The North Pole in Saks Plaza! Get a professional photo taken with Santa plus enjoy a treat from Bud’s Best Cookies.
Sunday – Friday, 11am – 6pm
Satrudays – 12pm – 6pm

For online Scheduling –  Santa Appointment

Riverchase Galleria

November 6th – December 24th

Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your little ones to share their holiday wish list, and get your annual Santa photos.

Location: Lower Level between Auntie Anne’s and Bare Minerals. Make your reservation to see Santa and save 30% or more!

My Time With Santa

Don’t wait in line! Reserve your time with Santa and save 30% or more* on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo package online without making a reservation.

Photo purchase and reservations are not required to visit with Santa.
Santa Hours

Please note: Santa will be taking breaks throughout the day to feed the reindeer and check on toy production at the North Pole.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Now thru December 24th

The Magic Returns! Free Santa Photos & free personalized digital Christmas Card. Free Crafts and Activities. Lots of fun to be had in Santa’s Wonderland. For a full list of Activities, visit their site

Breakfast in Santa’s Workshop – McWane Science Center

Date: December 5th and 12th
Times: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Kids

Bring your little elves to have breakfast in Santa’s Workshop. Make holiday crafts, have breakfast together, explore the Winter Wonderland exhibit and visit with Santa! Be sure to bring your camera!

Reservations are required. Call (205) 714-8414 or click HERE for tickets.

Santa in the City – Chick Fil A, 5pts Location

December 12th, 11am – 2pm
Have your picture made with Santa, enjoy Christmas Crafts, milk and a FREE chocolate Chunk Cookie! Tis the Season for giving. Chick Fil A 5pts will be collecting toys for Children’s Hospital. Consider bringing a donation for the Sugar plum shop at Children’s of Birmingham.

Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo

December 5, 12 & 19th
9am and 10am

Make your reservations now for this popular holiday event. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Kudzoo Café followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself. All children receive a special treat upon arrival. Purchase your tickets in advance today. Click here and select the date and time you would like to come!

Non-Members- $25.00-Adults, $20.00-Kids
Members- $20.00-Adults, $15.00-Kids
*Tax included

Breakfast with Santa – North Shelby Library
Join us for a great time of food, fun, and pictures with Santa. Breakfast will be from 9:00 – 9:30. Pictures with Santa and a Christmas craft will be 9:30 – 10:30. Registration Required. A $5.00 fee per person is due at the time of registration. All Ages are welcome
December 5th

The Santa Special at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Musuem

November, 28th, December 5th, 12th and 19th, 2015
11am and 2pm

Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and girls!

Talk with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas! Santa will have a treat for every boy and girl! Make sure to bring your camera to get a photo of all the sights and make a picture of your family with Santa!

The Santa Special train ride lasts approximately 1 hour. Please arrive 1 hour prior to your departure time to pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot, use the restrooms at the Gift Shop, and to get in line at your boarding location. Make sure to visit the exhibits in our Depot Museum, our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard, our working Signal Garden, and our Gift Shop!

Click here to reserve your seat!

Free Photos with Santa at Grabow Outdoors

Santa Claus is making his way to Grabow Outdoors once again this holiday season!

Families will have the opportunity for their children to visit with Santa and have a professional photo taken with him on Friday and Saturday, December 11-12 and 18-19 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Each family will receive one free 4×6 photo.

Located in Fultondale, Ala., Grabow Outdoors is equipped with the perfect backdrop for your annual Santa Claus experience. With the store’s unique rustic atmosphere adorned with Christmas decorations, Santa and your child will sit on an oversized gleaming hand-crafted wood bench in front of a massive stone fireplace.

“Families and kids of all ages will have a great time kicking off the holiday season by enjoying a visit with Santa,” says David Self, Director of Operations at Grabow Outdoors. “Visits with Santa are a Christmas tradition for many families in the area and we offer a beautiful and unique backdrop. The event was very successful last year so we are thrilled to once again be a part of creating holiday memories for our customers and community.”

Grabow Outdoors is located at 2980 Hawkins Lane, Fultondale Ala., 35068. Take I-65 North to Exit 265-B and follow Highway 31 North.


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