Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! Where To Find Him In Charlotte
Growing up Jewish, we never had our pictures made with Santa as kids. In Gastonia in the 70’s and 80’s, there was one Santa that folks call the ‘original’. Almost every kid I grew up with had their picture made with him when they were little. Now that Thanksgiving is over, Santa Claus will be coming to Charlotte, and there are a few different spots to take your kids so they can see him.
According to Charlotte Parent, Santa, along with a few of his Elves, will be hitting a few different spots in Charlotte this holiday season. Photos will be available with Santa, and a few spots are offering pet pictures with him too! My two dogs have never had a photo taken with Santa, but a few years ago, the doggy daycare Kramer was attending had holiday pictures. Kramer was dressed as an elf, and he looked so adorable! It’s one of my favorite pictures of him.
Ok, back to the fat man! Santa will begin making appearances locally starting this week. You’ll be able to take your kids to different spots for photo opportunities the entire month of December.
Where To See Santa In December
Charlotte Parent has the list of spots to see Santa and engage in fun holiday activities. Here are a few spots you can see Santa in the Charlotte area!
- Blakeney Shopping Center- 9870 Rea Road: Beginning December 1, your kids can spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos are available and they’re having their tree lighting event on December 1, which is this Friday! Santa will be at the shopping center December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. See their website for more info and times.
- Carolina Place Mall-11025 Carolina Place Parkway: If you’d like to get a pet picture with Santa, this is the spot to hit! Pet pictures are starting tonight! They’ll be November 27-28, and December 4-5. Pictures are happening on the lower level near Dillard’s. Beginning December 3, you can take part in the Santa Cares event, giving you a chance for a private photo with Santa. You can also book a reservation online and get a free phone call from Santa himself! Fun!
- Concord Mills-8111 Concord Mills Blvd.: If I’m not mistaken, Santa is already hanging out here! Pictures are available at their Santa Photo Experience. You can go online and book a spot and also take part in Caring Santa and have a private photo with Santa on December 3. The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who are making appearances too!
- Northlake Mall-6801 Northlake Mall Drive: Their tree is already lit at Northlake Mall and Santa is coming tonight for pet pics! Not only are they offering pet pictures with Santa and kid’s pictures, but they’re also offering story time with ‘Mickey and Minnie Mouse’ and a ‘Frozen Cookie Decorating Party’. Find out about all the events here.
Santa will be in other spots in and around the Charlotte area. See the entire list here.