Where to See Santa in Cedar Rapids 2016

For many families, the holidays would not be complete without a visit to Santa! So we’ve put together this handy guide to help you know where to see Santa in Cedar Rapids!! Looking for more fun, family-friendly events?! Check out our Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide!! 

Santa in Cedar Rapids

Santa at Lindale Mall

November 12th-December 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  |  Lindale Mall

Visit Santa in Lindale Mall in front of Von Maur!! Visits are free. You may pay for a professional photo or take your own. See the hours here.

Sensitive Santa 

December 4th from 8:00-10:00 a.m.  |  Lindale Mall

Children with special needs and their families are invited to attend a private photo session where extra care is taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children.

Pet Photos with Santa

December 11th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  |  Lindale Mall

Bring in your pet and get a photo with Santa!! Visits are free. Professional photo packages are available.

Santa at Tanenbaum Forest (Amana)

Weekends November 25th-December 18th  |  Tanenbaum 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!! Live reindeer will be making a visit on December 10th!! See the hours and list of activities here.

Santa at Baby Time

November 26th from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  |  Baby Time

Jungling Photography and Baby Time will give you an opportunity to see Santa from 12:30-2:30 p.m. during their Small Business Saturday event.  For $10 you can get your little one’s picture with Santa. You can choose a digital copy or a 4×6 print. Other packages as well as ornaments or wipe boards will be available to purchase.

Santa at the Farm

December 3rd from Noon-5:00 p.m.  |  Bass Family Farms

Come sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what is on your wish list! Grab a picture with Santa too! (Please bring your own camera) Shop our country store and pick up Christmas gifts for your loved ones!  This is a FREE event! Join in on the fun!

Photos with Santa

December 3rd from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  |  AE Photography

Come on down to AE Photography during the Very Cherry Holiday on December 3rd and get a photo with Santa! We will email you 1 digital image for free! No appointment needed! Just come between the times listed!  All ages welcome!

Santa and His Reindeer Meet and Greet

December 3rd @ 4:00 p.m.  |  Cedar Rapids Public Library

Head to the downtown library for a chance to meet Santa and his reindeer!! Part of the Fire & Ice Festival.

Santa Claus is Coming to 42nd St.

December 9th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Collins Community Credit Union

Santa Claus is coming to Collins Community Credit Union’s 42nd Street branch on Friday, December 9 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Children will be able to get their photo taken with Santa, and free cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

Community Holiday Celebration  

December 10th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  |  Physicians Clinic of Iowa  

Santa is stopping by PCI Medical Pavilion! There will be craft/activity stations for the kids and cookies. Bring your own camera to take photos!


Do you know of some other great places to see Santa? Email us and let us know: info(at)cedarrapidsmomsblog.com.  Looking for more fun Holiday events? Check out our Cedar Rapids Holiday Events Guide!! We also have an awesome #ShopCedarRapids2016 Holiday Shopping Guide to help you shop local for everyone on your list this year!! 

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Kaitlyn is the founder and previous owner of Cedar Rapids Moms and is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 5 kids! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!

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