Here are some places where the kids can visit Santa this holiday season. For even more events, including parades and tree lighting ceremonies, visit our UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE.
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When: Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Sandhills Woman's Exchange, Pinehurst
Cost: $25 per family; limited to 100 tickets!
Enjoy a holiday visit and picture with Santa plus holiday treats and a gift bag for every child! Click title to purchase or call 910-295-4677
Santa Claus at Kohl's
When: Sunday, November 24th, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Southern Pines Kohl's
Bring the kids to Kohl's to visit with Santa. This will be a great photo opportunity and each child will receive a gift while supplies last.
When: Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 29th ~ 11am-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 30th ~ 11am-4pm
Where: 230 SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
Santa will be at this adorable toy store the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. He will have gifts for all the children and there will be treats for everyone. Bring your cameras and Christmas lists!
When: Saturday, November 30th, 8:30-12:00pm
Where: Filly & Colt's at Little River
Bring the family for a delightful morning with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Enjoy breakfast, crafts, cookie decorating, lots of photo opportunities, and the Secret Santa Shoppe! Send your little ones into a shopping extravaganza where gifts are $1 / $3 / $5 and appropriate for everyone on their list. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
When: Saturday, November 30th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Gulley's Garden Center, Southern Pines
Santa is coming to Gulley’s and he cannot wait to hear what you want for Christmas! There will also be crafts for the kids to make!
When: Saturday, November 30th, 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 on a fire truck and he will be available for pictures. Festivities will include musical performances and end with the tree lighting. Many downtown shops will be staying open late so you can start your holiday shopping.
When: Saturdays ~ November 30th & December 14th
Where: Southern Pines Ace Hardware ~ 10am-12pm
Where: Seven Lakes Ace Hardware ~ 12:30-2pm
Bring the kids to Ace to visit with Santa. This will be a great photo opportunity AND a great chance to finish up your Christmas shopping!
Santa Visits Cameron!
When: Saturday, November 30th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Lighting of the Magnolia, 450 Carthage St., Cameron, NC
Come enjoy an evening of caroling, refreshments, visits and pictures with Santa and the lighting of the 150 year old Magnolia Tree in Heart of Historic Cameron. This night is sure to help get you in the Holiday Spirit!
When: Thursday, December 12th, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Kickback Jacks, Southern Pines
Santa Claus will be at Kickbacks! Kid’s night includes crafts, face painting, trivia, and $.99 kids meals. Santa can’t wait to see you and take his picture with you!
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Play Escape, Southern Pines
Santa Claus and Olaf will be stopping by to visit at Play Escape! Get your picture with the big guy and tell him what you want for Christmas this year! Free with admission.
When: Friday, December 6th, 5:00-7:30pm
Where: Village of Pinehurst
The evening will include live music, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and kids holiday crafts! 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.
When: Friday, December 6th, 5:30-7:30pm
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!
When: Saturday, December 7th, 2:00pm
Where: The Elks Club, Southern Pines
Come one and all to the Elk’s lodge after the Southern Pines Christmas parade for a special visit with Santa!
When: Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Midway Trading Co., 10600 NC Hwy 24/27, Carthage,
Sample hoop cheese, pimento cheese, country ham, and more! The halls will be decked and stockings hung for a fun and festive environment. The big jolly guy in red will be there from 11-1 for picture opportunities.
When: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Maison Reality Group
Meet and take photos with Santa Claus before and after the Christmas Parade in downtown Southern Pines! They are located on the corner of E. Pennsylvania Avenue and N. Ashe Street - right across from the park in downtown Southern Pines.
When: Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30-7pm
Where: Robbins Area Library
Mr. AND Mrs. Claus are coming to the library! Join them for stories, songs and refreshments.
When: Thursday, December 12th, 3:45-5:45pm
Where: Vass Area Library
Enjoy the Vass-Lakeview Elementary Chorus, refreshments and a visit with Santa.
When: Friday, December 13th, 6-7:30pm
Where: Aberdeen Recreation Center
Who: Children ages 8 & Under and their families
Cost: $5 Kids; $10-Aberdeen resident adults; $15-Non-resident adults
Children and their families will enjoy a catered dinner from Texas Roadhouse, holiday crafts, watch Frosty the Snowman, and hang out with Santa (great picture opportunity)! Tickets are available at the Aberdeen Recreation Center. For additional information, please call the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at (910) 944-7275.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 4:30-8:00pm
Where: Pik-N-Pig, Carthage
Don't forget to save the date for the Annual Santa Fly-in and skydiving Elves!! Come enjoy fun for all ages and delicious home cooked food. You can even get pictures with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas!
When: Saturday, December 14th, 8-11:30am
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.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2pm-4pm
Where: Dunrovin Country Store
Confirmation has been received straight from the North Pole that Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Dunrovin! This isn't a fake beard wearing Santa either kids, he is the real deal! Parents grab your cameras and your kids or even the grandkids or the neighbors kids and come see Santa!
When: Saturday, December 14th, 8:45-9:45am
Where: Pollywogs Play Pad
Enjoy doughnuts, chocolate milk, a Christmas craft, meeting with Santa Claus and ALL DAY PLAY! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
Santa Claus at Kohl's
When: Sunday, December 15th, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Southern Pines Kohl's
Bring the kids to Kohl's to visit with Santa. This will be a great photo opportunity and each child will receive a Play-Doh gift (while supplies last).
Santa Claus at TruFit Gym
When: Tuesday, December 17th, 5:00-7:00pm
Where: TruFit Gym
Bring the kids to the gym and visit Santa! This will be a great photo opportunity and a chance to share their last minute Christmas wishes!
Santa Claus visits Bob's Pizza
When: Wednesday, December 18th, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Bob's Pizza
Enjoy a great dinner and visit with Santa. You can even get pictures with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas!
Santa Claus at Golden Corral
When: Friday, December 20th, 6:30- 8:30pm
Where: Golden Corral, Southern Pines
Come on down to Golden Corral and to visit with Santa! If you haven't had your photo with Santa, this is your chance! You'll even get to tell him what you would like for Christmas!
When: Friday, December 20th, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: 135 Fox Run Rd, Pinehurst
Mark your calendars! Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy the Christmas lights. Santa will be available from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Donations will be accepted for Santa as he is volunteering his time for this event. We will also have a mailbox for letters to Santa all season long! CLICK HERE to view the Facebook event page.
Santa Claus at Southern Angel Donut Co.
When: Saturday, December 21st, 8:00-11:00am
Where: Southern Angel Donut Co., Pinehurst
Santa will be at Southern Angel for pictures and a chance to hear all those last minute gift requests! All the littles get a free donut!
Santa at Daphne's Hallmark
When: Saturday, December 21st, 11am- 2pm
Where: Daphne'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).
Santa Claus is at Lowes Foods
When: Saturday, December 21st, 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Lowes Foods~Pinehurst
Bring the kids to Lowes Foods in Pinehurst to visit Santa! This is a great picture opportunity!