Some places require you to either make a reservation to see Santa or pay a fortune for pictures and packages with "Old Saint Nick." So, we decided to find the free places for you!
Bass Pro Shops have Santa's Wonderland and it's truly magical. Similarly to Disneyland's fast passes for rides, Bass Pro has Bass Passes to meet Santa.
It is required for you to have a Bass Pass to meet him. Go before Santa arrives, whether it's an hour before or earlier in the day, ask for a Bass Pass, and they'll tell you the time to come back. People who arrive without a Bass Pass will have to wait in a long line for a chance to meet the big guy.
They have all kinds of activities to keep the kids entertained. There is an area to write letters to Santa. Be sure to include your email in your letter so he can write you back! Apparently, Santa is savvy with technology. They have arts and crafts and games.
When you get to meet Santa, he will give you a free candy cane and you'll score a free printed picture and free, personalized digital Christmas card. If you want more than that, they offer other packages too! Plus, if you see Santa Monday through Thursday, you'll score a free wooden frame! That is while supplies last, and there is a limit of one per family.
Click here for more information. You can see Santa now through Dec. 24.
The "Jolly Old Elf" will also be at Westgate too!
You'll score a free gift at Fountain Park, no purchase required. You'll also receive one free digital download per family. Print packages are available, and prices vary!
Click here for more information.
We will continue to add to this list. We understand you'll want to either keep or send these photos to family. So, if you know of a free way to get a picture with Santa, let us know!