Here are some places where the kids can visit with Santa this holiday season. For even more events, including parades and tree lighting ceremonies, visit our UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE.

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The Little Toy Shop

When:  Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 23rd ~ 11am-5pm

Saturday, Nov. 24th ~ 11am-4pm

Where:  230 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines

Santa will be at this adorable toy store the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Bring your cameras and Christmas lists!

Santa Claus at Ace Hardware

When:  Friday, November 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm

Where:  Southern Pines Ace Hardware

Bring the kids to Ace on Black Friday to visit with Santa.  This will be a great photo opportunity!  CLICK HERE for the Facebook event page. 

Southern Pines Tree Lighting

When:  Saturday, November 24th, 4:30-6:00pm

Where:  Southern Pines Train Station Area

Head to Downtown Southern Pines to usher in the Holiday Season with music and good cheer! Santa will arrive at 4:30pm and the festivities will include musical performances and end with the tree lighting.  Bring your cameras for pictures with Santa.  CLICK HERE to see the Facebook event page.

Breakfast with Santa

When:  Saturday, November 24th, 8-9:30am or 9:30-11am

Where:  Little River Golf Club

Ho, Ho, Ho, support Moore County Extension and Community Association’s wish list of community service projects.  Just $10 includes breakfast, crafts for children, a raffle, and of course, pictures with Santa.  CLICK HERE to visit the website for more information. 

Pinehurst Christmas Tree Lighting

When:  Friday, November 30th, 5:00-7:30pm 

Where:  Village of Pinehurst

The evening will include on-stage musical performances, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and a mailbox for letters that Santa will take back to the North Pole!  The lighting of the tree is scheduled for 6:30pm.  Concessions will be available for purchase and canned goods and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event page.

Candy Cane Hunt

When:  Friday, November 30th, 5pm

Where:  Memorial Park and the Southern Pines Recreation Center off of Morganton Road

Enjoy holiday fun with activities for children ages 4-10 including edible crafts, games, photos with Santa and of course--the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt--complete with prizes. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to bring your cameras!  CLICK HERE to see the Facebook event page.

Champagne & Pictures with Santa

When:  Friday, November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where:  Coldwell Banker Advantage, 100 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst

Visit Coldwell Banker during the Village of Pinehurst Tree Lighting Ceremony for a glass of champagne to kick off the holiday season! Bring the whole family and a camera because you'll also get to meet and take photos with Santa! See the Facebook event page HERE

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

When:  Saturday, December 1st, 8:30-11am

Where:  Northside Clubhouse in Seven Lakes

The Women of Seven Lakes will be having their fourth annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1st.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children.  Call 910-673-0016 for tickets or CLICK HERE for information.  Tickets available at the door. Proceeds will benefit local food banks.

Meet & Greet with Santa & Friends

When:  Saturday, December 1st, 12-4pm

Where: Maison Realty Group, 135 E Pennsylvania Ave

Before and after the Christmas Parade in downtown Southern Pines, come and get your picture with Santa and some of his North Pole friends! Bring a toy for the toy drive if you would like! We will have snacks, hot cocoa, raffles and more. Facebook event page HERE

Santa is Coming to Gulley's

When:  Saturday, December 1st, 2-4pm

Where:  Gulley's Garden Center

After the Southern Pines parade, Santa will get lunch, a quick nap, and then he will be at Gulley's Garden Center ready to get his picture taken with you, your kids, and/or your pets! Bring your camera and your list of what you want Santa to bring you this year!

There will also be several tables set up where kids can make special and unique Christmas Crafts! While they are being creative you can shop Gulley's spectacular holiday décor! Spend $15 or more on holiday merchandise and you can enter to win a $100 gift certificate!  AND all poinsettias will be 25% off!

CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event page.

Santa Express Visits Pinehurst

When:  Sunday, December 2nd, 2-4pm

Where:  Aberdeen, Carolina, & Western Railway Company Route 5 at the entrance to the Pinehurst Clubhouse

Your adventure will include the following:  Visit and Picture with Santa with a real locomotive as the backdrop, a gift box containing a silver sleigh bell and gold ‘Believe’ ticket, hot chocolate and cookies, trolley rides to two other stops – Carolina Hotel and Given Bookstore, and much more!  CLICK HERE for ticket info.

Supper with Santa

When:  Friday, December 7th, 6-8pm 

Where:  Aberdeen Recreation Center

Who:  Children ages 8 & Under and their families

Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor this very popular Holiday event. Children and their families can enjoy a catered dinner from Texas Roadhouse, holiday crafts, watch Rudolph the Frosty the Snowman, and hang out with Santa (great picture opportunity)!  Tickets are available at the Aberdeen Recreation Center until December 1st, unless the event fills before then.  For additional information, please call the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at (910) 944-7275.

Cost- $5 Kids
          $10-Aberdeen resident adults
          $15-Non-resident adults

CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook Event Page

Santa Brunch

When:  Saturday, December 8th, 8-11am

Where:  Midland Bistro, 2160 Midland Road, Southern Pines

Midland Bistro will be offering tasty waffles for the kiddos and Mimosas for Mom and Dad as well as their full menu selection!  They are NOT taking reservations for this event.

Milk & Cookies with Santa

When: Saturday, December 8th 9am-11am

Where: Cameron Elementary School

Enjoy some milk and cookies, fun Christmas crafts and some one on one time with Santa himself. $5 per kid, includes Cookie decorating, Christmas craft and a picture with Santa.    

See Facebook event page HERE.

This Little Piggy Baby & Children's Boutique

When:  Saturday, December 8th, 12-1pm

Where:  103 W. South Street, Aberdeen NC

Santa will be making a stop at this adorable children's shop after the Aberdeen parade.

Santa Sighting with The Elks 

When:  Saturday, December 8th, 2-4pm

Where:  Southern Pines Elks Lodge

Bring the kids to meet with Santa.  All are welcome! CLICK HERE to see the Facebook event page.


Christmas with Santa

When:  Tuesday, December 11th, 5:30-7pm

Where:  Robbins Area Library

Mr. AND Mrs. Claus are coming to the library!  Join them for stories, songs and refreshments.  CLICK HERE for the Facebook event page.

Christmas Open House

When:  Thursday, December 13th, 3:45pm

Where:  Vass Area Library

Enjoy the Vass-Lakeview Elementary Chorus, refreshments and a visit with Santa.  CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event page.

Santa Visits Kickback Jacks

When:  Thursday, December 13th, 6-8pm

Where:  10745 US Hwy 15/501South, Southern Pines

Come on out to Kickbacks for Kids Night (.99 cent kids meals 😍) and see Santa.  He would love to see you and take his picture with you!!  They will also have crafts and face painting!  To see the Facebook event page, CLICK HERE.

Breakfast with Santa

When:  Saturday, December 15th, 10am-noon

Where:  Aberdeen Bead & Brushes

Join Santa for breakfast and crafts.

Santa at Southern Angel

When: Saturday, December 15th 8am-9:30am

Where: Southern Angel Donut Company

Free candy canes & donut holes for all the kiddies! 

Santa Fly-in at Pik-n-Pig

When:  Saturday, December 15th, 4:30-8pm

Where: 194 Gilliam McConnell Rd. Carthage 

Are you ready to see Santa fly in next to this barbecue restaurant to visit the young'uns?!  Kids can get pictures with Santa and tell him what they would like for Christmas. They will also be taking donations of canned food and kids toys!  CLICK HERE to see the Facebook event page.

Santa at Daphne's Hallmark

When:  Saturday, December 22nd, 12-4pm

Where:  Dahpne's Hallmark by Belk in Southern Pines

The young and young-at-heart are welcome to take their photo with Santa (as are pets)!  He is not charging anything, but he is asking for donations for the Sandhills Food Bank (either food or cash donations). 

Christmas Eve Visit with Santa

When:  Monday, December 24th, 2-4pm

Where:  The Sly Fox, 795 SW Broad St. Southern Pines

Santa will be at The Sly Fox with some treats for the kids. If your child is in desperate need to tell Santa their last minute gifts or parents need a small break in the afternoon, it's the perfect place to go!


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