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!
Find all our Spartanburg Holiday content in our Spartanburg Holiday Guide!
- Looking for more to do? Check out our list of Spartanburg Holiday Events and Things to Do!
- Love those lights? Here’s our list of Christmas Lights near Spartanburg
- Time for a Christmas parade! Here are the Holiday Parades near Spartanburg
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.
Community Events with Santa
Holiday Events with the Spartanburg Parks Department
Registration for everything will open on spartanburgparks.org , November 15th and it will close on December 5th. We will be collecting new, unopened toys at each of these activities. The toys will then be donated to charity to help local families this Christmas.
- Movie Night with Santa at TW Edwards Community Center on December 6th from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
- Chesnee Christmas Event will take place on December 13, 2019 (2019 time TBA). Enjoy an evening of holiday fun in Winter Wonderland! There will be plenty of games, activities and even a visit from Santa himself! Dinner will be served. Register in advance.
Town of Lyman Tree Lighting Ceremony (December 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) You won’t want to miss all of the events on this special evening – from music, activities, refreshments and horse and buggy rides to visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus! All events are free, except there is a $5 fee per family for the horse and buggy rides.
Photos with Santa at RJ Rockers Santa Stop (December 7, 2019 from 11 am – 3 pm) Finalize your wish list and get in some quality time with St. Nick! For a suggested minimum donation of $5, guests will be emailed their digital, professional photo with Santa Claus. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run Upstate.
301 McCall Street, Greer
December 13, 2019 12 pm – 4:30 pm
Celebrate the season with GCPW. Customers and their children are invited to enjoy snacks, photos with Santa and a goodie bag. A toy donation for the Greer Police department’s Cops for Tots program is encouraged.
820 John B. White Sr. Boulevard, Spartanburg
The 11th Annual Santa in the Garden date will be Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9 am – 12 pm. Bring canned goods for Middle Tyger Community Center food pantry, for a free photo with Santa and decorate cookies with elves.
Free Photos with Santa at 4 Points Church (December 14, 2019 from 9 – 11 am) Grab a free photo with Santa and enjoy some milk and cookies!
Santa at the Spartanburg Depot (December 21, 2019 11 am – 1 pm) Santa will be visiting the Hub City RR Museum’s caboose.
Stores Santa will Visit
205 West Blackstock, Spartanburg
Santa photos in the food court of the mall. Expect to see the big man starting on November 16, 2019.
1025 Woodruff Road, Suite H101 Greenville
(November 16 at 6 p.m. – December 24, 2019) See the online schedule for times. A Bass Pass, either paper or digital, is required to reserve a spot in line to see Santa. A limited number are available each day. Visitors receive a free 4×6 photo with an option to purchase other photo packages. Free kids’ craft and activity tables will also be set up in Santa’s Wonderland.
Santa’s Ticketed Events
Santa Storytime at TCMU Spartanburg (December 14 and 21, 2019 at 8:00 am) Enjoy photos with Santa, a singalong, storytime, crafts, and a full day of museum play time following the event. Cost: $15 (general); $10 (members)
Breakfast with Santa in Lyman (December 14, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am) Have breakfast, color, and get a family picture with Santa! Tickets on sale now at Lyman Town Hall. Cost: $6/adults (10+); $4/child (1-9 years)
*No tickets will be sold at the door, so make sure you head over to Lyman Town Hall (open M – F from 9 am – 4 pm) to get your tickets before they are sold out!
Brunch with Santa at Eighteen Hundred Drayton Catering & Events (December 8, 2019, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Enjoy a brunch buffet, an ornament-making station, and a free DIY photo op with Santa. Ticket prices are $19.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids aged 5 – 13, $16.99 for seniors, and kids under the age of 5 are free.
Hollywild Animal Park
2325 Hampton Road, Inman
November 15th- 24th: Santa will be in the North Pole Village to visit with.