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, a 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.  There are special Sensitive Santa time slots for children with autism and their families, with fewer crowds. Proceeds go to WE Charity towards their goal of inspiring and empowering Canadian youth.

Register in advance

Yorkdale Mall

Fashion Santa made a splash when he hit the mall a few years ago. This year’s Santa leans  more towards the traditional version, but he still has a bit “tude and plenty of personal style. At Santa’s Chalet, there’s room for everybody – with a spot by the fire to have your picture taken with Santa Claus and lots of cozy corners for taking your own selfies. Oh an pooches are welcome on special days too.

Yorkdale Santa
3401 Dufferin St, Toronto

Storytime with Santa at Black Creek Village
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16

Spend a fun-filled festive time with Santa and his helpers at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Make Christmas crafts, decorate cookies, enjoy a wagon ride and explore the village. Gather round Santa’s chair to hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly man himself — and don’t forget to snap that perfect photo!

Storytime with Santa, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, North York

Image credit: Toronto Christmas Market

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  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