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A Guide to Visiting Santa in Orange County


Some cry, others are intimidated by “The Big Guy” and other are all smiles!  Visiting Santa is a time honored tradition with many families in Orange County; here is a list of some of our favorite spots to visit Santa this holiday season!  Ho … Ho … Ho

Rogers Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Road
Corona Del Mar
(949) 640-5800

Santa is available for photos now through December 21st.

Come meet Santa from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Daily

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol
Costa Mesa
(714) 435-2000

Santa is available for photos now through December 24th.

Come meet Santa from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 p.m. daily*

Receive a complimentary ride on Santa’s Express Train and coupons at selected stores.

 * Hours may vary


The Shops at Mission Viejo
555 The Shops at Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo
(949) 364-1832

Santa is available for photos now through December 24th.

Come meet Santa from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 p.m. Daily

Want to save time in line? Reserve your appointment at

*Hours may vary



Fashion Island Newport Beach
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 721-2000

Santa will be at his custom-designed house on the Atrium Lawn

(near Traditional Jewelers and Restoration Hardware

Visit the Jolly ole Fella from 10am to 8pm*

*Hours may vary

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA

Ticket are required:  Christmas Train tickets are $12.00 per person and children age 24 months and younger are free.  Professional photo is available for purchase and ready to pick up shortly after your visit.  Click here to purchase online

Tickets are available for purchase online anytime and in person the day of the event only.  We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance.  Dates and times vary, so please check dates online prior to visiting.  The park also offers many activities to enjoy prior to your train ride and visit with Santa.


Laguna Hills Mall
24155 Laguna Hills
Laguna Hills, CA
(949) 586-8283

Santa Claus has arrived at the Laguna Hills Mall.  Santa and his helpers will have special goodies for all the visiting children. Santa hours: Now – December 23rd: Monday-Saturday: 10 am-9 pm and Sundays: 10 am-8 pm 12/24  (Christmas Eve): 8 am-6 pm

Visit before November 31st and receive a buy one photo, get one free offer with coupon


Westfield Main Place
2800 N. Main Place
Santa Ana, CA

Visit Saint Nick from 10 am to 8pm daily*

Get a Santa Fast Pass online and save time

Santa Paw days are December 2nd and again December 9th from 5pm to 8pm “four-legged friends” are invited to take pet photos with Santa. Well-mannered dogs and cats welcome, in carrier or on leash. Photo rates apply.

 *Hours may vary

Brea Mall
900 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA
(714) 990-2733

This Jolly Fellow is available during regular mall hours, 10am – 9pm*

And, bring your well-mannered pet to visit Santa December 7th (photo rates apply)

 *Hours may vary

Westminster Mall
1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster, CA
(714) 898-2559

Come see Santa from 10am to 8pm daily*

Want to save time in line? Reserve your appointment at

*Hours may vary and reservations are available online

Wendy is a wife and mom of three that lives in Coto. She enjoys experiencing life through the eyes of her kids, party planning, exercising, and cooking.
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