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Santa has landed in the Queen City a tiny bit early as a special present to all grown-ups ready to capture their children’s Christmas memories forever on film!

Santa’s magic allows him to be in several places at the same time in South Charlotte, and each visit will provide just a little different atmosphere to please all hurried adults and eager children!

Carolina Place Mall offers photo opportunities for all your little ones, including your favorite 4-legged babies! Babies of the human kind can get their cuteness captured through December 24th at Babies First Christmas located at the lower level in Dillard’s. Beloved pets can visit Santa at a special reserved time, on Mondays, 6:00p.m. through December 16th at the Dillard’s Santa Photo Set. Pajamas are always a cute donning for Christmas pics! Wriggle into your favorite snuggly jammies; bring stuffed animals and books to capture a nighttime moment Tuesdays, 6:00 pm at Pajama Party with Santa at Dillard’s.

Southpark Mall, at 4400 Sharon rd., offers a beautiful holiday display with Santa as the guest of honor! Santa will be available daily in the Center Court through December 24th.

Concord Mills is holding a Caring Santa event Sunday, December 8th. This special event is an opportunity for families with special needs children to enjoy a quieter environment at the Simon Santa Photo experience. Contact the mall manger, Holly Roberson at for details.

Santa through December 21st will visit Blakeney Shopping Center located in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte!  Free Photos with Santa at Old Navy will be available Sunday, December 15th 11am-7pm. December 20-21st, Santa and friends will be visiting and joining in carriage rides, kids crafts and hot cocoa with cookies!

The Stonecrest Shopping Center at Piper Glen will celebrate Santa’s visit with a brunch celebration! Join Santa and help the Second Harvest Food Bank on December 14th, 10am-1pm. Santa’s elves will be helping with crafts and enjoying the balloon artist entertainment! Don’t forget your camera!

At the Arboretum Shopping Center located at 8008 Providence rd., families can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides on Saturdays 5:30-8:30 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be roaming and greeting around the shopping center on December 22nd, 2-5pm.

Santa is always wonderfully excited to visit families in beautiful South Charlotte! Capturing those special moments of childhood excitement will be a cherished memory for many years to come.

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas South Charlotte!




Charlotte is welcoming Santa at several locations throughout the Queen City! Wrestle the youngsters into Granny’s hand-knitted Christmas sweaters and holiday sparkly dresses for those priceless Christmas pictures with Jolly Ole Saint Nick!

Southpark Mall, located on the corner of Fairview and Sharon Roads, has Santa cozily tucked in his Santa Village from November 7-December 24th, 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6:00p.m. or call the Santa Village directly (720)402-9714

Also in the Southpark Mall you can head to a Santa Breakfast at Maggiano’s (December 8th or 20th, 8-11am) where you can enjoy great food, photos, face-painting and more, or at Brio in nearby Piedmont Row (December 8th, 9-10:30) for a delicious plated meal, coloring activities, and a take-away treat bag!

Carolina Place Mall, located on Carolina Place Parkway, will have Santa visits on Saturdays 9 a.m.-9p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-8:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa will listen to wishes 11 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Concord Mills Mall, located off I-85 at exit 49 , has Santa preparing for the great outdoors, waiting to hear holiday present requests at the Brass Pro Shop! Santa will be available Monday-Friday 5p.m.-8:00p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.-5:00p.m.

Blakeney Shopping Center, located at 9870 Rea Road, will be visited by Santa December 7th-8th, 5:30p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Brunch Buffet with Santa is offered at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge on December 2nd – call 704-248-4100 for reservations.  And later in December, don’t miss the fabulous Gingerbread Lane gingerbread house display in the grand halls of the hotel – clever and adorable!

Pancakes with Santa Saturday, December 8, 10am -1:00p.m. at SoneCrest at Piper Glen. Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, located at 6500 New Hope Road in Belmont has holiday fun for the entire family. Holidays at the Garden ,with visits from Santa,  will be Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, Noon – 9 p.m.

Santa has included Charlotte as one of his most important stops! Don’t miss the wonderful tradition of enjoying your child’s belief in the magic of Christmas with a visit to Santa!