Visit Santa

COVID_Santa-01 (1).png

snapshots with santa

Batavia Depot Museum | 155 Houston Street, Batavia, IL

DATES: December 5, 2020 from 8:00a - 11:30a

DETAILS: Schedule your visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a socially-distant visit and photo with Santa at the Batavia Depot Museum caboose. Each family will receive a photo and an ornament. Dress for the weather! Additional photos will be available for download through the Batavia Park District website. Families must register for a time slot and can arrive at any time within the time slot.

COST: $25 per family

batavia

oh what fun with santa at the geneva commons

Geneva Commons | 602 Commons Drive, Geneva

DATES: Saturdays, November 28-December 19 | 1pm - 3pm

DETAILS: We’ve got great fun planned with Santa this year! Start with Free Hot Chocolate & Toys while supplies last from 1pm-3pm on Saturdays, near the fire pit. Then watch for Santa Sightings! From 2pm-3pm on Saturdays, Santa will be driving through on a bright red firetruck!

geneva

santa's house in downtown geneva

Geneva Visitor Cemter | 10 S. Third Street, Geneva

DATES: Saturdays + Sundays from December 5 - 20, 2020 from 10:30a – 3:30p 

DETAILS: Children are able to speak to Santa behind glass from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. To encourage social distancing and discourage crowds, register below to see Santa, no exceptions. Wave to Santa from 10-10:30 am each Saturday and Sunday through December 20 riding in the carriage on Third Street.

 

COST: $10/family. Spots are limited to see the jolly old elf.

geneva

santa paws is coming to town

 Bruce & Willy's Natural Pet Source

308 W. State Street, Geneva

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: Come join Tiny N Tall Rescue at Bruce & Willy's in downtown Geneva for PET PICTURES with Santa Paws! All pets are welcome! Photos will be $10.00 each - 100% of proceeds are donated back to Tiny N Tall Rescue, Inc. The first 30 people will received a special TNT Swag Bag!

geneva

santa and his reindeer

Geneva Bank & Trust

514 W. State Street, Geneva

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: Reindeer visit the Geneva Bank & Trust with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

COST: FREE!

geneva

woodland santa

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: Take a short hike winding through the woodlands of Hickory Knolls. Along the one-way trail, play a festive game and make a holiday ornament at the activity stations. Warm up at the campfire and enjoy a special treat. Santa is making a trip all the way from the North Pole to the woods of Hickory Knolls with his favorite husky dog to take a picture with your family next to the glowing fireplace at the outside pavilion. Dress for the weather. Trails are not stroller friendly.

COST: $10 per person Resident, $15 Non-Resident, advanced registration required

st. charles

santa on the plaza

First Street Plaza in Downtown STC

DATES:  Saturdays, November 28, December 5, 12, 19 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

DETAILS: Santa’s House will be on the First St. Plaza every Saturday with limited hours, starting November 28 from 1pm-4pm. The house will be set up so Santa will be socially distant from visitors, still allowing for a photo to be taken. There will also be a mailbox set up for children to leave their letters for Santa.

COST: FREE!

st. charles

santa at wasco nursery

Wasco Nursery

41W781 IL-64, St. Charles

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: FREE - bring your own camera to capture pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (these two have notoriously been VERY good 'Clauses')!

st. charles

santa at fox valley mall

Fox Valley Mall | Level 1 in Macy's Court | 195 Fox Valley Center Aurora, IL

DATE:  November 27 - December 23, 2020 | 11 am - 7 pm (break from 3 pm - 4 pm) | December 24, 2020 from 9 am - 6 pm (break from 1pm - 2pm)

DETAILS This year, guests can expect a “contactless” Santa visit that begins with a walk through the new interactive “Peanuts Christmas Experience with Santa” set. To deliver a captivating experience, children will still be able to talk with Santa at a safe distance to share their wish lists, though Santa and each family member will wear masks during their visit. Photos with Santa will be taken with 6 feet of social distance between Santa and his guests, and each picture will be professionally staged to minimize the visibility of that distance. 

 

To reduce overall wait times and promote social distancing and contactless payment, families are strongly encouraged to make a reservation in advance of their visit

COST: Packages range form $39.99 - $49.99

Aurora

santa on the farm

Abbey Farms | 2855 Hart Rd, Aurora

DATE: December 6, 13, 20, 2020 from 8:30am - 9:30am

DETAILS:  This year, Santa is visiting the farm outside! Purchase your ticket to reserve your spot at your own picnic table on the front lawn (up to 6 per table). Each visitor receives: Hot chocolate with lid, 6 Apple Cider donuts, a special gift from Santa, and coloring book & crayons.

COST: $19.99 per visitor. Each visitor is required to purchase a ticket. Please notate Adult or child so we can ensure you receive the correct gift! An Abbey Farms helper will be happy to take a photo with your camera (in new gloves) with Santa in the background!

Aurora

Santa's Village Santa 2 U Experience

Santa's Village AZOOSMENT Park | 601 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL

DATE: November 21, 22, 27 & December 22, 2020 from 4pm - 9pm

DETAILS: Includes: a 15 minute visit with Santa for up to 6 people in his mobile house, a Reindeer Encounter with a “Selfie Station”, Hot Cocoa, and more! Call for reservations or click the link below.

COST: Packages run from $95 per family

EAST dundee

Photos with santa at spring hill mall

Spring Hill Mall | 1072 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL (across from Barnes and Noble)

DATE: November 27 – December 23, 2020 | Monday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm | Sunday from 12pm – 6pm | December 24 from 9am – 5pm

DETAILS: Tis the season! If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season, you’re in luck—we’re offering photos with Santa! Reservations required.

COST: Packages run from $39.99 - $49.99

west dundee

santa's workshop

Grafelman Park

112 N 5th St., West Dundee

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: Pay a visit to Santa and enjoy hoilday crafts, hot cocoa, coffee, and popcorn. There will be a petting zoo from 10:30-1pm including goats, donkeys, sheep, ponies and more! Also "Ron Rhoades Festival of Trees Display ", from 9-9pm Walk through a gallery of Christmas trees decorated by local school groups and clubs

west dundee

Almost winter day

Panton Mill Park | South Elgin, IL

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020 | 4pm - 6pm

DETAILS: Santa will be inside a snow globe, and will be available for pictures. NOTE: this is the only non-drive-thru activity and limited to those who pre-register for a socially-distant photo with Santa. There is a limited number of slots available and they will fill quickly. To register, enter section number 33612 after clicking the link below.

COST: FREE, but registration is required

south elgin

Santa at nick's pizza

Nick's Pizza & Pub

990 S Randall Rd., Elgin,

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: Dine in only, Santa and Mrs. Claus as you eat dinner they will call you for a picture with Santa. Bring your own camera.

south elgin

kuiper's family farm

1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park

DATE:   CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS  

DETAILS: Inside the Country Store on Kuipers Farm, you will find Santa meeting and greeting children for two hours!  Bring a camera and snap as many pictures as you'd like!

maple park

Photos with Santa at Oakbrook Center

Oakbrook Center | 100 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL

DATE: November 20 – December 23, 2020 | Monday – Saturday from 11AM – 7PM | Sunday from 12PM – 6PM | December 24 from 9AM – 5PM

DETAILS: Tis the season! If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season, you’re in luck—we’re offering photos with Santa! Reservations required.

COST: Packages run from $39.99 - $49.99

oakbrook

Virtual visits with santa from oakbrook

LOCATION: The comfort of your own home (while Santa will be at Oakbrook Center Mall)

DATE: Various times from November 14, 2020 - January 7, 2021

DETAILS: Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Santa's helpers have been working hard decking the halls for you and your family, so don’t be late! Choose from our list of enchanting experiences for a jolly good time.

COST: From $24.95

oakbrook

Zoom calls with santa & Mrs. Claus

LOCATION: The comfort of your own home (courtesy of Warrenville Park District)

DATE: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 8am-12pm

DETAILS: Yes – the big man in red has worked out how to unmute and will be hosting Zoom calls from his North Pole office! He’ll be providing a personalized experience on Zoom for your little ones and bringing the magic of the holiday to your home. Each child get a 3-minute personal Zoom call from Santa & Mrs. Claus! If you prefer, you can register multiple children for 1 call. Each parent will be given a questionnaire about their child for personalization and calls will be scheduled after registration. Spots are limited - register early!

COST: $10 for residents, $12 for nonresidents

warrenville

socially distanced santa drive thru

LOCATION: Comfort of your own home (virtual Visit from Cosley Zoo)

DATE: Reserve your video by December 5. Videos will be emailed December 21 - 23.

DETAILS: As usual, Santa will be making his annual stop at Cosley Zoo to check in on all the animals. While he is here, Santa would be happy to record a Christmas video message for your favorite someone with one of our ambassador animals. Choose a rabbit, turtle or blue-tongued skink (lizard) to be included in one 30-second video message personalized for up to five individuals. Santa is very busy and has limited time to stay at the zoo, so secure your request for a video recording early.

COST: $59 per video

wheaton

socially distanced santa drive thru

LOCATION: Kendall County Fairgrounds | 10826 State Route 71, Yorkville, IL

DATE: Friday + Saturday, December 4 and 5, 2020 from 3pm - 9pm

DETAILS: Come out and get your wishes and letters straight to the jolly man himself, SANTA! Enjoy the magic of the season socially distanced but still just as special! Here is what you can look forward to: * Each day Bristol Kendall Fire Department will officially open the gates to Santa and drive our top ticket seller to be the first to visit with Santa! * As you drive in with your family through the beautiful Kendall County Fairgrounds Carolers, Yorkville's friendly fox, fun hand outs from holiday friends as well as the twinkle of Holiday lights will sure to keep your family entertained as you wait for turn to visit with Santa in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Once you reach Santa, roll down your windows enjoy your visit and then pose for a complimentary Socially Distanced Santa 2020 photo to be downloaded after the event.

COST: $20 per car

yorkville

Holiday Pictures with santa at prestige market

LOCATION: Prestige Market | 475 Army Trail Road, Bartlett, IL.

DATE: November 14, 15, 21, 22, and Decemeber 6, 13, 20, 2020 from 10:00am - 2:30pm

DETAILS: Join Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at Prestige Creative Markets for Holiday Pictures in November! Our Socially Safe Santa will be visiting our rustic barn for a no-contact photo opportunity to help keep the magic of the holiday season alive for children. Our unique holiday backdrop will allow your family safe and comfortable space, all while providing a quality photo with Santa that you can treasure for years to come! Children are also encouraged to bring their wish-list items in a letter for Santa, which they can place in his box for him to read later! This way, each child feels their special Christmas wishes are heard without the need for close-contact conversation.

COST: $5 per family for November dates, $10 per family in December

BArtlett

santa's wonderland at bass pro shop

LOCATION: Bass Pro Shop | 709 Janes Avenue, Bolingbrook, IL

DATE: Daily from November 7 - December 24, 2020 

DETAILS: By popular demand we continue the tradition in a safe and responsible way. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital download that can be shared on social media. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly at the store. Registration is required and is available up to 7 days in advance.

COST: FREE! Additional photo packages available for purchase

bolingbrook

santa's wonderland at cabela's

LOCATION: Cabela's | 5225 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL |

DATE: Daily from November 7 - December 24, 2020 

DETAILS: By popular demand we continue the tradition in a safe and responsible way. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital download that can be shared on social media. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly at the store. Registration is required and is available up to 7 days in advance.

COST: FREE! Additional photo packages available for purchase

hoffman estates

Image by Gabby Orcutt

We do the legwork so you can spend less time SEARCHING and more time DOING.

A LOCAL'S GUIDE to St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia, Illinois

  • Black RSS Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon