Best spots for Santa photos

To get a great photo of your kids with Santa this year, we’ve rounded up a few options for you. A heritage village to the traditional mall Santa, we have you covered.

Toronto Christmas Market

Take a trip down Santa Lane in the Toronto Christmas Market, get a photo with Santa, ride the carousel, and visit the life-size gingerbread house. There’s even a daily stage show, the Santa’s Elves Singalong. ASL days and pet photo days as well!

Distillery District

Eaton Centre

Book your visit to Santa’s Log Cabin ahead of time, and avoid the lines. This Santa visit includes a story reading session and professional photography. There are special Sensitive Santa time slots for children with autism and their families, with fewer crowds. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks, Covenant House, and Women’s College Hospital Foundation.

220 Yonge St, Toronto

Yorkdale Mall

Fashion Santa made a splash when he hit the mall a few years ago. Let’s face it, it was more for the moms than the kids, but still!  PS: Yorkdale will be donating $1 to SickKids Foundation for every selfie shared using #FashionSanta2017.

3401 Dufferin St, Toronto

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village, and learn about the history of many of our Christmas traditions. Try a flaming plum pudding, mince tarts, and visit Santa in his cottage. It’s worth nothing the Christmas activities are only on weekends, and there isn’t a professional photographer, so bring your own camera.

1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto

Image credit: Toronto Christmas Market

Erin McGann

Erin McGann is Managing Editor for Toronto Mom Now and Vancouver Mom. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large. Contact her at erin [dot] mcgann [at] crispmedia [dot] ca

  1. Hi, just to let you know, the Eaton Centre Santa visit does not include a professional photo- you have to take your own picture. If anyone knows of a Santa visit that includes a professional photo in/near Downtown Toronto, please let me know. Thanks, Louise