Places To See Santa In Memphis

Where to find this Jolly Ol' Guy

Santa Claus stays plenty busy during the Christmas season in Memphis attending events and setting up shop at local venues for visits and photos. 

If you’re looking to take the kids to see Santa in Memphis and the Midsouth, here are plenty of events and locations where you can find him.

Santa rockin' down Beale Street at the Memphis Holiday Parade | Allen Gillespie

Zoo Lights

Santa Claus stops by the Memphis Zoo during Zoo Lights, open select nights from November 24 through January 6. Zoo Lights includes holiday light displays, Gingerbread forest, crafts, and more. Your visit with Santa is included in the cost of admission ($19 non-members) and professional photos are available for an additional fee. Activities like the Ferris Wheel and ice skating can be enjoyed for additional fees.

Enchanted Forest at The Pink Palace

Take the family to this Memphis Christmas tradition featuring a snow-covered village, uniquely decorated trees, cuddly-stuffed penguins, and a visit with Santa. Tickets to the Enchanted Forest are $7 for adults and $6 for kids and seniors, and the event is open from November 18 til December 31. In years past, Santa was only around until Christmas Eve and photo packages started at $10.

Bass Pro Shop at the Memphis Pyramid

Travel to Santa’s Wonderland at the Bass Pro Pyramid through Christmas Eve for plenty of activities, crafts, and fun for the kids. It’s free to experience this holiday event at Bass Pro and have your kids or pets take pictures with Santa Claus, but space is limited and you need to grab a free "Bass Pass" to save your spot. See the schedule.

Santa on Beale Street

This is a free amazing outdoor holiday experience on December 1st & 8th from 5 pm-7 pm on Beale Street. Free pictures with Santa will be available on Facebook next day @bealestreet-memphis.

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms

After you drive through the million-plus twinkling lights at Shelby Farm Park’s Starry Nights displays, stop in to Mistletoe Village for more holiday fun. Santa will be in his workshop on select Sundays and Thursdays in December during Starry Nights hours. It's $6.95 to walk and $15 to drive (on Magical Deal Days) through Starry Nights and photo packages are priced separately. Leashed pets and kids are welcome to take photos with Santa. 

Frosty Fest at Carriage Crossing

Carriage Crossing shopping center in Collierville will host Santa Claus for keepsake photos on November 18 from 2 pm - 5 pm. Find Santa on the Center Green along with face painters, holiday characters, and more festive fun.  You can also find him at Mid-South Furniture Christmas Town.

Wolfchase Galleria

Wolfchase Galleria Mall hosts Santa Claus for visits and photos in Memphis daily from morning until evening starting November 24 through Christmas Eve. 

The Shops of Saddle Creek

At the Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, you can take  free photos with Santa on weekends in December. You'll get a printed and a digital copy. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome to take photos with Santa, too.

Christmas In Collierville

The Town of Collierville will host a holiday celebration in the town square on Saturdays starting November 25 til December 16. Head to the gazebo for Photos With Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, plus plenty of other activities like carriage rides, caroling, and more.

Cedar Hill Farm

Take a little trip to Cedar Hill Farm in Hernando, Mississippi on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy (selfie-like) photos and a southern brunch or dinner with Santa. There are very limited hours available just for Santa visits and photos. Here's where to reserve. 


Special Events To See Santa In Memphis

Holiday Kick-Off at Saddle Creek, December 1

Enjoy an outdoor screening of The Polar Express, Santa photos, and train rides. They'll have food trucks on site serving hot chocolate and other tasty treats. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra- Magic of Memphis, Cannon Center, December 2

Experience Memphis’ most beloved holiday tradition featuring the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, chorus and dancing Santas.

Breakfast with Santa & MOPS Merry Market at Collierville United Methodist Church, December 9

They'll have some wonderful breakfast choices for you and your crew (Donutt Hutt donuts, sausage and chicken biscuits, etc.), crafts to keep the kids happy during meal time, and then you can grab your photo with Santa on your own cell phone. Santa's elves will be in the room to help you get a great picture.

Santa & Snow at Overton Square, December 9

Santa returns to Overton Square for this magical holiday event. Enjoy free holiday headbands, take your picture with Santa on our giant holiday chair, and- of course- play in the "snow" in The Square!

Breakfast with Santa at the Fire Museum, December 9

Santa will make his grand entrance on a fire truck around 7:50 a.m. which is a very exciting part of this experience! Children will have the opportunity to engage in fun activities like story time with the Dalmatians, face painting, coloring, playtime and much more.

Storytime with Santa at Tanger Outlets, December 9

Experience the magic of Christmas as Santa Claus himself reads "The Night Before Christ." His enchanting voice and joyful presence will bring this beloved story to life, captivating listeners of all ages.

Brunch with Santa at Lafayette's Music Room, December 9 & 10

Santa is making his annual stop at Lafayette's Music Room! Bring your kiddos to get complimentary pictures with St. Nick himself. They'll have kid family brunch fare, a balloon twister, and a mail box with delivery directly to the North Pole for your little one's to send Santa their wish list. And there just might be a special guest here to make you green with envy.

Brunch with Santa at Sugar and Grits, December 16

Children from each table will have an opportunity to meet and receive a keepsake from Santa. Bring your own phone or camera to capture this experience on photo and video.

Pizza with Santa at Aldo's Pizza Pies- Downtown, December 16

Santa makes his return to Aldo's Pizza Pies for his favorite family tradition. Kids can enjoy free photos with the big guy, cards and crafts, and cookies Adults, you'll get access to the full menu and full bar.

Saturday with Santa and Mrs. Claus at CMoM, December 16

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This festive event includes icy science program, face painters and more.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer: The Musical, Orpheum Theatre, December 19

See all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster,  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life onto the stage. Rudolph kinda takes the shine on this one. You can take your own photos with Mr. Red Nose himself if you pre-purchase a $40 ticket (valid for up to party of 6.)

Let me know your favorite place or events to visit and take photos with Santa in Memphis in the comments!

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Bobbie Jean Hudson


November 13, 2022 1:39pm