Visits with Santa around Columbus! 2023

Stefanie Halbert, REALTOR Author - Stefanie Halbert

Experience the Magic of Santa around Columbus. Explore our list of places where you can meet Santa, snap photos, and make memories this holiday season!

Is your little one eager to visit Santa and whisper holiday wishes into his ear? Are you hoping to get a great Christmas photo with the jolly old elf himself? Here’s a list of places with Santa around Columbus where he is making himself available for boys and girls of all ages to have a quick chat and a photo!

Holiday Pops Spectacular

Stuart Chafetz, Conductor

Friday, December 1, 2023 | 8 PM
Saturday, December 2, 20223 | 3 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 3 PM

Experience the enchanting transformation of the Ohio Theatre as the Columbus Symphony conjures holiday magic with exquisite decorations, captivating music, celestial voices, and seasonal merriment. Joining the festivities, the Columbus Symphony Chorus and Columbus Children’s Choir will fill the stage with cherished holiday songs and carols. The little ones will have an opportunity to have photos with Santa so be sure to bring your camera.

Location: 39 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Breakfast with Santa

December 2-3, 2023 | 8 AM – 12 Noon

Franklin Park Conservatory’s signature holiday event is back! Delight yourself with all the pancakes and sausages you can eat, plus orange juice and coffee. The big guy himself, Santa Claus, will visit you after you “catch” breakfast.

*A reservation is required for every guest, including children under 3.

Location: 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203

Country Christmas and Santa Experiences

Country Christmas
December 2, 9, and 16, 2023 | 12 Noon – 7 PM

Experience the magic of Country Christmas at 22 Acres Farm where holiday cheer and festive fun come together! Enjoy a day filled with delightful activities, a heartwarming visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a Christmas-themed barn, hayrides, and more. Plus, don’t forget to strike a pose at the photo booth by Visual Storytelling & Co!

Santa Experience
Thursday & Friday of the first 3 weekends of December

Step into a delightful 30-minute session filled with crafts and captivating story time with Santa. This isn’t your typical ‘sit on Santa’s lap’ affair—our interactions begin from the moment Santa welcomes your child. No more waiting in long lines, just pure holiday magic. Reservations are a must for this memorable experience.

RMHC of Central Ohio’s Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 2023 | SESSION 1: 9 AM – 11 AM
and SESSION 2: 12 Noon – 2 PM

Nothing beats the warmth of holiday cheer except the joy of families helping those in need. By joining this event, you directly support RMHC of Central Ohio’s mission to keep families close to their hospitalized children. Expect holiday crafts, engaging activities, a raffle, professional photos with Santa and Mrs. Klaus, and a scrumptious breakfast. Each child will receive a specially chosen gift, and there will be multiple opportunities for holiday photos, so don’t forget your cameras!

Location: The Grange Insurance Audubon Center – 505 W Whittier Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Santa and Mrs Claus in the Train Station

December 10, 2023 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Share your Christmas wish list with Santa and Mrs. Claus, all while savoring hot chocolate and donuts and listening to the sweet sounds of holiday music at the Historical Village in Weaver Park.

Location: 4100 Columbia Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience

December 10, 2023 | 12 Noon – 4 PM

Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for this joyful event, specially designed to provide a welcoming experience for guests with sensory needs and their families as they meet Santa. Reservations are limited and mandatory, so be sure to secure your tickets on their website.

Location: 4850 W Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065


November 16, 2023 | 5 PM – 9 PM (Wildlights Member Night)
November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2023 | 5 PM – 9 PM (Sunday – Thursday)
and 5 PM – 10 PM (Friday – Saturday)

*Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Prepare to be dazzled as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ignites the Yuletide spirit with millions of LED lights, captivating musical performances, appearances by Santa and his reindeer, and an array of festive holiday activities!

Location: 4850 W Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

Meet & Greet With Santa And His Live Reindeer

December 17, 2023 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Don’t miss the chance to see Santa and his live reindeer in action! Come and meet Santa while getting a close-up look at his furry friends during Conservatory Aglow. Please keep in mind that a Special Engagement ticket is essential for access to Conservatory Aglow.

*A reservation is required for every guest, including children under 3.

Location: 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203

The Santa Experience

November 18, 2023 – December 24, 2023
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM, break 2 PM – 3:00 PM
Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 9:00 PM, breaks at 1-1:45 PM, 4:45-5:00 PM
Christmas Eve: 10 AM – 6 PM

Santa’s Here! Join at the North Pole in Easton’s North District near Kendra Scott for festive photos and holiday joy. Your first 5×7 is just $10, or snap a candid pic with your camera. Photo sessions start after the Grand Illumination. Secure your Santa time in advance—reservations are recommended for a seamless visit. Walk-ups welcome too, but reservations are a jolly good idea. Please note: Guests without reservations will join a physical line and be accommodated between reserved appointments

Location: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio, 43219

Make This Holiday Season Magical with The Columbus Team!

Are you ready to create cherished memories with your loved ones this holiday season? The Columbus Team is here to help you find the perfect home to make your dreams come true. Whether you’re looking for a cozy space to celebrate your holiday traditions or a larger place to accommodate your growing family, we have a wide range of beautiful homes in and around Columbus.

Don’t wait for Santa around Columbus – make your real estate wishes come true with The Columbus Team!