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.
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
CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook Event Page