Visits with Santa around Columbus! 2022

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Visits with Santa around Columbus!

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 around town where Santa is making himself available for boys and girls of all ages to have a quick chat and a photo!

Holiday Pops Spectacular with Tony DeSare

Friday, December 2, 2022, 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3:00 pm

Choose a jazzy take on some holiday classics with the Columbus Symphony and Tony DeSare. 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

WILDLIGHTS

November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Sunday – Thursdays (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Fridays and Saturdays (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm)

* Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Be amazed as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium brings the Yuletide season alive with millions of LED lights, animated musical shows, Santa, reindeer and other holiday festivities!

Location: 4850 W Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience

December 11, 2022, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to this holly jolly event that will allow guests with sensory needs and their family enjoy a visit with Santa. Reservations are limited and required. Buy your tickets in their website.

Location: 4850 W Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

Santa at the Depot

December 11, 2022, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Give your Christmas wish list to Santa and listen to beautiful holiday music while enjoying your hot chocolate and donuts.

Location: Weaver Park, 4100 Columbia Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

Breakfast with Santa

December 3-4, 2022, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
December 10-11, 2022, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Photos with Santa

November 19 – December 24, 2022
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, break 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, breaks at 1-1:45 pm, 4:45-5:30 pm
Christmas Eve: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

* “Reserve your spot in line on site, at home, or on your phone! Both reservations and walk-up appointments will be available, however, reservations are strongly encouraged.”

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