Where to Find Santa in Collin County

From fancy to free, check out our list of the best places to see Santa in Collin County. You can also find Santa photo ops (first come, first served) at a lot of the special events and professional light displays in the area. He’s out there!

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Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

Arranged by date.

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops
November 5 – December 24

A free Santa photo without waiting in line! Get a photo with Santa and enjoy free crafts, games, and activities in the magical wonderland. Advanced registration is required for photos. See link for details.


Stonebriar Centre in Frisco
November 11 – December 24

Reservations are strongly encouraged but not required for visits with St. Nick at Stonebriar. He’ll be in residence during mall hours. See link for available times and to make reservations. Book a spot December 4 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. if you’d prefer a sensory-friendly Santa experience. Photo packages from $39.99. Receive a free phone call from Santa when you book online.


Santa at Fairview Town Center
November 12 – December 17 (Saturdays)

This is a little different from last year, so take note: The $10 booking fee includes a dedicated time slot for your family with Santa, a gift for each child, and a Santa’s Helper who will be happy to use your personal camera to snap photos of your family. All proceeds go to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. Schedule Santa photos here.

If your little one is too shy for a formal Santa visit, consider Cookies with Santa or Breakfast with Santa, also at Fairview Town Center.


The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano
November 17 – December 24

Santa will set up shop in Macy’s Court near Crayola Experience. Sensory-friendly Santa photos will be December 4 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Photo pricing packages start at $39.99. All packages include a free personalized video, and you’ll receive a free phone call from Santa if you book online.

One more Willow Bend Santa option: December 3 at 9:00 a.m. is Breakfast with Santa at Neiman Marcus. See the link for a complete menu. Price is $60 for adults, $50 for ages three – 12; includes breakfast. Advanced registration required.


Miracle on 134h Street in Celina
November 18 – December 23

Why not make an evening out of this year’s Santa visit? Take your own photos and videos as your children sit with Santa on an oversized green velvet chair in his festively decorated workshop. Afterwards, have some treats and enjoy all the fun activities on the property. Lots of details at the link. Open nightly. Admission from $20.99; kids three and under are free.


Santa at the Star in Frisco
November 18 – December 24

Book appointments ahead of time for a photo with the big guy inside his custom Dallas Cowboys cottage at The Star in Frisco. Photo packages are $40 and include a printed 5X7 photo and exclusive gift for each child.


Watters Creek in Allen
November 21 – December 24

Santa’s magical Bavarian Village is on Garden Park Drive between Village Burger Bar and Beaubeaux’s Bourbon & Biscuits. Lots of photo packages and accessories to choose from. FAQs here. December 8 is a sensory-friendly experience from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. See the link for more details and to make reservations.


Shops at Legacy in Plano
December 3 – 24

If you prefer, you can take Santa photos in a private boutique away from the hustle and bustle. See Santa’s schedule for available appointments. Walk-ins are accepted if the schedule allows. Note: New location this year, next to Kilwins. Photo packages from $60.


Be sure to check out our special holiday events and holiday lights round-ups for mentions of additional Santa sightings near you! You can also find great Santa photos in Dallas at places like the Arboretum, NorthPark, the Galleria, and more.

After almost 20 years in other parts of Texas (Austin and Fort Worth!), Katie now lives in Richardson with her husband and two kids. She's horrible at social media but secretly likes Twitter best. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.

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