Where to See Santa in Niagara

Get in the holiday spirit with a Santa sighting! We’ve put a list together of where to see Santa in Niagara this holiday season!

Spirit of Christmas In Downtown Ridgeway

December 7-8

Celebrate the holiday season’s sights, sounds and small town atmosphere that is Christmas in Historic Downtown Ridgeway. Choirs, Carriage Rides, Christmas Tree Decorating, Storytelling, Winter Wonderland display, photos with Santa, Christmas shopping & more.

More info here


Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market

Friday December 7, 2018 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Join the Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market located under the arches in Fonthill, for an outdoor celebration where residents gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas. Get some Christmas shopping done, whilst enjoying the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the tradition of Christmas!

“Christmas Cheer” available from 4pm – 10pm

FREE Carriage Rides 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Visits with Santa: 5:30PM -7:30PM

FREE Face painting: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Ice Carving Demonstration: Starts at 5:00PM

Live Music 4pm – 10pm

Retail & Food Vendors 4pm – 10pm

Breakfast with Santa at the Pen Centre

Saturday, November 17, 8am – 11am

Visit the Pen Centre Event Court on Saturday November 17th and have Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus!
Enjoy children’s entertainers, characters, face painting, balloon animals, crafts and train rides!
Tickets are $10 per person*
Tickets available from Guest Services on November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult
Two Seating Options available:
1) 8:00am – 9:00am
2) 9:30am – 10:30am

Breakfast with Santa at the Seaway Mall

Saturday, November 24, 9am – 11am
Food Court, Seaway Mall, Welland

Join us for Breakfast with Santa on Nov 24 in the food court!
Tickets are $6 each and include 2 pancakes, 2 sausage links, a drink and a small gift from Santa!
Space is Limited! Get your tickets today at Customer Service!

Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Sunday, December 16, 9-11:30am
Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill, 271 Merritt St., St. Catharines


Story Time With Santa

Saturday, December 8, 11 am to 11:30 am
Welland Public Library at the Seaway Mall

Join Santa at the Seaway Mall Santa’s Village as he reads holiday stories. No registration required.
 Please note: This event takes place at the Seaway Mall Santa’s Village and NOT the Welland Public Library – Seaway Mall Branch.


Puddicombe’s Santa Polar Express

December 2nd, 9th, 16th, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm

Puddicombe Farms, 1468 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek

Celebrate the season with our version of the Polar Express!

Children love this Christmas pajama party where Mrs. Clause tells the story written by Chris Van Allsburg while guests enjoy nibbling on cookies and sipping on hot, hot hot- hot chocolate. Children will enjoy a Train ride to the Magical North Pole (or wagon, weather permitting).


The Niagara Christmas Market & Mom 2 Mom Sale

Saturday, December 8 at 9 AM – 2 PM

Merritton Lions Club, 7 Park Ave., St. Catharines

A one stop shop for everyone, for anything, for Christmas or Just Because. Guaranteed to find a whole lotta AMAZING things here! Shop local, and support our Community and all the wonderful small businesses within it!

Bring the kids, bring the family. There will be Pictures with Santa, Paw Patrol characters, FREE goodie bags to the first 100 in line, FREE hot chocolate for the kiddies, fun food, kiddie area with FREE take home crafts and more.


Christmas in the Park

Marshville Heritage Village, Wainfleet

Sunday, November 26, 1-4pm

Family Activities

~ decorating Gingerbread cookies~ Father Christmas in the Toy Shop~sampling of soup~hot apple cider~ wild rice ~ Christmas Plum Pudding~Christmas Carolers~Christmas Music in the Church, old fashioned concert in the school~ trinkets in the Blacksmith Shop, old fashioned decorations~ antique toy display~ Manger Scene, bring non perishable food to the Manger Scene at the Gazebo

free will donation in the Tea Room (PI Hall)

Come and join us to get into the Christmas spirit in the good old fashioned way!

Read more: http://www.marshvilleheritagefestival.ca/christmas-in-the-village2/

There is “Father Christmas” in the Toy Shop. They do not have a photographer taking pics of children with him BUT you are welcome to take your own pictures with him!


Santa Claus Parades

And of course, see Santa at all the Santa Claus Parades!!

Some of them have a meet and greet with Santa after the parades!



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