Where to Find Santa in Spartanburg

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Searching for Santa in Spartanburg? It’s almost that time again, when the bearded man in the red suit seems to be everywhere. He really should be busy in the North Pole! We wonder “how does he do it?” To help him out, the elves are sending us his appearance schedule and we’re listing everything right here. That way, your child is sure to get his or her wishes heard by the big guy himself.

We’ll be updating this list throughout the Christmas season. Check back often so you don’t miss a thing!

Monica Parkkonen Photography
Photo by Monica Parkkonen Photography

Find all our Spartanburg Holiday content in our Spartanburg Holiday Guide! We’ll be updating all this content throughout the 2020 holiday season.

Professional Photography Studios with Santa

Monica Parkkonen Photography

Located in Taylors, this studio has a Santa that is an Upstate favorite with families. Our family has met Santa here several times, and the photos are incredible. Even grownups fall under his spell.

Suzanne’s Photography, LLC

A barn in Boiling springs is where Santa hangs out on this side of the Upstate. Free popcorn and hot chocolate when you visit with Santa. Visit Suzanne’s Photography Facebook page for available dates.

Places to Get Professional Photos with Santa

Santa at Westgate Mall Make a reservation now to see Santa at Westgate Mall. Visits with Santa are contactless. Make sure to make a reservation in advance.

Santa at Haywood Mall Make a reservation now to see Santa beginning November 20th, 2020. Visits with Santa are contactless.

Santa at Cabela’s (November 7 through December 24, 2020) Reserve your time slot in advance to visit with Santa at Cabela’s and receive a free 4×6 photo with Santa. All visits with Santa will occur with the magic Santa Shield in place.

Santa at Hidden Pasture Farm’s Yuletide Unicorn Festival: Weekends November 6 through December 20th, 2020 from 11 am until 4 pm see Santa for visits and pictures. Visit Santa’s workshop and see Santa one family at a time, socially distanced behind his desk. Pictures from the workshop visit will be available for purchase. Tickets to the festival are $10 each, 2 and under are free.

November 28, 2020: The Greenville Santa Experience is a private and personalized family visit with Santa that includes photographs.

December 4, 2020: Cookies with Santa at “Market on Main” (December 4th, 2020 5 pm to 7 pm)- Get a sweet treat and photo op (socially distant). Tickets for the photo op are $8. Call the store to reserve a time. 864.285.0351

December 12th, 2020 from 12 pm to 2 pm: Photos with Santa at Harley Davidson in Greer. Free Event

Dine with Santa

December 5th, 2020: Greer’s Breakfast With Santa, Tickets go on sale November 9th and will sell out quickly. No more than 6 tickets (one table) per family. There are only 15 tables per seating which are at 8 am, 9:30 am and 11 am.

December 5th, 2020: Cookies and Milk with Santa at Pink Butterfly Monogramming in Spartanburg. The event includes a custom cookie and glass of milk, seat at the table with Santa, a goodie to take home and an opportunity for a quick photo with Santa. Limited seating, reserve your tickets and time slot now. $10 per child, $8 per child for family of 2 or more children.

December 5, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm: Cookies & Milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy cookies from Paige’s Delightful Crumbles and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event is free, but the organizer requests you bring one new toy for a boy and one new toy for a girl to fill Santa’s sack. The event will take place at Upstate Family Resource Center.

December 12th, 2020 from 9 am to 11am : Santa Breakfast at Sonny’s Grill, reservations encouraged (Greer)

December 12th, 2020, 5 pm to 7 pm: Supper With Santa at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. This is a fundraiser to support a family’s adoption. Purchase tickets in advance, $7 kids, $10 adults. Prices at the door are $8 and $12.

December 13th, 2020, 11 am – 1 pm: Brunch with Santa at DRAY: Bar & Grill. Enjoy a delicious meal and get a photo in with Jolly Old St. Nick. While reservations are not required, they are encouraged.

Events Where Santa Is On the Guest List

November 7, 2020: Santa’s Arrival at Cabela’s Welcome Santa as he arrives at Cabela’s at this Drive-Thru event. The first 500 children will receive a free goodie bag. 5 pm to 7 pm, free

November 21, 2020: Cookies with Santa from 8:30am to 3:30 pm at the Junior League of Spartanburg Office. The event includes a commemorative photo with Santa and a take home cookie decorating kit! Covid-19 Precautions: Limited slots available. Family unit reservations only (no more than five (5) people, one family per reservation). Masks are required by all attendees at all times, but may be removed when taking photos with Santa. Make reservations online.

November 28, 2020: The Greenville Santa Experience is a private and personalized family visit with Santa that includes 5 digital photographs. Price is $159.99 per session. Make your reservation online.

December 5 and 12, 2020 Santa on the Chimney in Chimney Rock, NC Watch Santa Claus climb Chimney Rock. Santa will also be available after each climb to greet guests. This event has placed as one of the top Santa sightings in the USA.

December 5, 12 and 19th, 2020: Santa Claus at Hobo Hollar Farm See Santa sitting in his sleigh from 10 am to 2 pm. Hot cider available for $1 a cup. Bring your camera for free pictures.

December 12th 2020: The North Pole at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Spartanburg During The North Pole at TCMU, families can learn about different holiday traditions, make holiday crafts and have their photo taken with a socially distanced Santa! Purchase tickets in advance for a specific time slot. Time slots at the Spartanburg museum are 1 hour long.

December 19th, 2020: Meet With Santa at Reidville Area Fire District, 7450 Reidville Road, Reidville, SC. Kids will get a chance to meet with Santa, take a photo and get a sweet treat.

December 19th, 2020: The Annual Tyger River Fire Department Santa Ride starts at 9 am and will include as many communities as time allows.

December 23rd 2020: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Party at Citizens and Southern Event Center. The event includes cookies with milk, a craft, music, an opportunity for a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a gift for the children. Mimosa’s will be available for the adults. Cost is $20 for first child, $10 each additional child and $35/family max (kids must be of the same family) if tickets are purchased before December 15, 2020. Price increases to $40/family max after Dec. 15th. Mimosa’s will be $5 each.

Bonus: Santa Green Screen

Get a photo with a digital Santa on a green screen at the Middle Tyger Library on December 10th, 2020. Call 864.439.4759 to schedule a time for your photo.

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom
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Abigail Hoffman
Abigail Hoffman
5 months ago

And at Dray Bar & Grill for brunch, 12/13

Abigail Hoffman
Abigail Hoffman
5 months ago

Santa will also be at TCMU Spartanburg December 12th