Where to See Santa in Cedar Rapids 2021

Did you miss our Cookies with Santa event? There’s still plenty of time to catch the “Big Guy” out and around town.

We’ve put together this handy guide to help you know where to see Santa in Cedar Rapids!!

Where to See Santa in Cedar Rapids*Be sure to call ahead to confirm dates and hours, as they are subject to change!

Santa at Lindale Mall

November 27th-December 24th All Day |  Lindale Mall

Visit Santa in Lindale Mall near Justice!! Visits are free. You may pay for a professional photo package. You can skip the line and get VIP treatment with a fastpass by scheduling it here.

Paws & Claus

December 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  |  Lindale Mall- East Hallway

Pet Pics with Santa is back! Bring your on-leash furry friend out for this magical visit with Santa. Pets will have their own turn to sit on Santa’s lap during this special evening.
More details to come.
Pet Parents: Please be sure to bring anything you think your pet might need while they wait patiently for their visit. {Portable water bowls, sanitary needs etc.}

 

Santa at Tannenbaum Forest (Amana)

December 10th-12th | Tannenbaum Forest in Amana

This Santa is one of our favorites! Head to the Tanenbaum Forest to visit Santa, see all of the amazing trees, and take part in the wonderful activities!! Unfortunately, Santa’s schedule is extremely busy this year so he will only be at the Forest for Children’s Weekend, December 10th-12th.  He will be bringing one of his reindeer to visit on December 11th from 1 pm-4 pm so long as the weather is good.  You can also catch Santa for some cookies and stories at Hotel Millwright on December 4th and December 18th at 2 pm.  Plus, if you can use our Direct-to-Santa Mailbox inside Tannenbaum Forest to make sure he gets your letter before Christmas.

Santa at Family of Holiday Fun

December 11th, 10 am-3 pm | 5926 Langdon Ave SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Come visit Santa Claus!
FREE Event!!
Bring your little ones for a visit with Santa!
Feel free to take your own keepsake photo!
Drop your letters to Santa in our North Pole Express mailbox! (No postage needed)

Santa at Sweetopia

December 12th, 12 pm- 2 pm | 1468 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302

Come see Santa and shop for some delicious treats at Sweetopia’s new location in Marion, next to Michaels!

Santa at the Iowa River Landing

December 12th, 1 pm- 4 pm

Santa will be in Coralville from Noon-5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to get there early because there is often a line!

Santa at Newbo Market

Every Sunday before Christmas from Noon-4:00 p.m.  |  Newbo City Market

The big man himself will be back at the Market every Sunday before Christmas! This year, Santa at NewBo City Market will not only be representing the spirit of the season but also the diversity of our community! Check our Facebook page or subscribe to our email newsletter for weekly updates on Santa’s arrival!

Breakfast with Santa

December 18th from 8:00-10:00 a.m.  |  Marion Hy-Vee

Bring the family for a delish breakfast with Santa. Kids may interact with Santa and give last-minute wish list items!


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Valerie grew up Naperville, Illinois, and is a Midwestern girl at heart even though she spent 16 years in Phoenix. She moved to Marion in 2016 with her husband, daughter (14), and two sons (12 and 9). Valerie graduated from BYU with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. She is a former band director, a current substitute teacher and accompanist, and an avid reader and crafter.

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