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!

Pelham Santa Clause Parade

Saturday, December 12, 1-3:30pm

Each year the Fabulous Fenwick Lions host the Santa Claus Parade.

This year a modified “Reverse Parade” in Centennial Park will replace the traditional parade experience.

What is a “Reverse Parade?”– in this format, the floats become a stationary display and spectators instead drive through the route to view the displays from the safety of their vehicle.

Santa Claus is Coming to The Pen Centre!

Nov 26 – Dec 24

EVENT COURT (between SportChek / Walmart)

Santa is coming to town, and we look forward to welcoming you and your families to visit him and get a holiday photo this season.

With so many children depending on him this year, Santa’s safety is top of mind for us, so we are offering a socially distance Santa experience that allows guests and Santa to stay safe while capturing the magic of the season.

What is different this year?

Utilizing our beloved Pen Station Train as the backdrop, guests will be invited to sit in one of the train compartments while Santa is off to the side.  To help minimize wait times, and traffic at the set, all photo appointments must be booked in advance.  All payments will be cashless and made online before your appointment with Interac, Visa, MasterCard or Apple Pay.

Santa Hours

November 26th to December 24th

  • November 26 ONLY          Noon to 7 PM
  • Monday to Friday              Noon to 8 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday          11 AM to 6 PM
  • Christmas Eve                  10 AM to 3 PM

Book Your Photo Experience

Reservations are booked through and managed solely by Cherry Hill Programs Inc. (“Cherry Hill”). Any applicable refunds, pricing, or cancellations are subject to terms and conditions outlined by Cherry Hill. For further information please visit www.cherryhillprograms.com/support or contact customerservice@cherryhillprograms.com and 1-800-475-4401.

Please click below to be directed the Cherry Hill Reservation Platform, to choose your date and time (based on availability).


Santa at the Seaway Mall

November 27 @ 11:00 AM – December 24 @ 5:00 PM


Santa and his elves have worked very hard to ensure he can visit with your family safely this year. His workshop will feature the following safety measures to ensure your family’s visit is both safe and magical and provides you the opportunity to capture the moment with a professional keepsake photo.

Enhanced Safety Measures:

  • Sanitization stations before and after visiting Santa
  • Mandatory masks during visits and photos – the more festive the better!
  • Santa will remain seated at a sleigh’s distance from his guests
  • Workshop set will be sanitized by Santa’s Helpers between each visit
  • To avoid overcrowding, reservations are encouraged.

Reservation to visit Santa are strongly encouraged.   Reserve your spot now and pre purchase your packages all online!

Walk-up visits will be available as space allows throughout the day. Be sure to wear your most festive face mask!


Friday, November 27th: 11am – 3pm and 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, November 28th: 11am – 5pm


Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm and 4pm – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Bass Pro Shops Free Photo With Santa

Bass Pro Shops, 300 Taylor Rd., NOTL

November 15 – December 24

Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free shareable video when you provide your email address. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly at the store. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and bring home free holiday craft activity kits while supplies last.

Reservations are required as spots are limited to allow social distancing.


Puddicombe Express

December 6th and 13th

Puddicombe Farms, 1468 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek

Pre-Registered Times: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm | Max. Group 15 guests/group

The Progressive Express is the event for all ages where guests enjoy the experience of multiple activities, but each activity is at a different destination on the estate. Each guest will enjoy a festive holiday celebration while taking part in an elf escorted group walk to 4 different estate destinations.

1. Icewine & Fudge / Sparkling Juice & Fudge
2. Firepit, Holiday Musical Sing-along / Wine & Food Pairing, Hot Chocolate & Cookie
3. Social Distance visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus / Photo & Family Gift
4. Estate Ride with a take home craft for the children
For more information download the information package.

Party Perfect Santa Visits

Santa visit & Holiday gift delivery date is Saturday December 12th!!!
The jolly red fella & his helpful elf will be making deliveries to families throughout the day! Time slots are based on city groupings and we’ll be visiting St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland & Grimsby plus surrounding cities.
Initial visit and gift is $40 and each additional gift is $20 per child plus gst.
We are only delivering on December 12th and bookings are limited so don’t delay! You’ll find our booking link on our website or by pasting this link into your browser:
Multiple families at one address are allowed – please remember to follow social distancing guidelines

Holiday Square at 201 ST. PAUL

November 21-22, 28-29

Celebrate the season in Holiday Square at 201 St. Paul from 12- 8pm.  Shop local makers, artisans and confectionaries. Enjoy interactive activities and a special visit each hour from 4-8pm from Santa. Fun for the whole family at a safe and physically distanced outdoor holiday experience to downtown St. Catharines.


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We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about event and activities in the Niagara Region. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, other websites, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are published here. Sometimes details change. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage you to confirm the details before you go. 

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