Looking For Santa? Check Out Our List Of Where To Find The Man In Red!


Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s plans to deliver free photos with Santa to more than two million kids and families this holiday season with a “Contactless Claus” experience. Photos with Santa will start on November 7 with FREE advance
reservations. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital video greeting card to share on social media. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly in the store. To learn more, check hours, or make reservations, click on the location of interest below.

5000 Cabela Drive Henrico, VA 23233

Bass Pro Shops
11550 Lakeridge Parkway Ashland, VA 23005


The Children’s Museum is kicking off the holiday season with the highly anticipated arrival of the treasured Richmond tradition of Legendary Santa!  Legendary Santa, the beautiful Snow Queen, and the playful elf will once again delight generations of fans beginning the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Regular ticketed visits this year will assist with limited time in line as well as safety precautions that are necessary due to the pandemic. Each visit will include an emailed photo, with additional photo package purchases available. Please arrive at Children’s Museum Downtown 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Tickets are $30 for up to 6 family members and must be purchased in advance. For complete details, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Regular visits do not include museum admission.


Santa Brunch or Gardenfest Dinner with Santa at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Tickets are on sale now. 


Santa at Stony Point Fashion Park. Capture your child’s special visit with Santa with a photo.  Santa will be available for photos through December 24th.  Santa is located near the Play Area in space 158.  Make a reservation here.

Visit with Santa at Short Pump Town Center.  Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa’s helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family. Reservations are encouraged. Fee.

Santa at Chesterfield Towne Center.  Take a picture with Santa this holiday season. Want to avoid the line? Simply reserve your spot. Fee.


Children, parents, grandparents and visitors of all ages are invited to spend time with Virginia Rep’s very own Santa, right in his Enchanted Workshop.

Jolly Old St. Nick will sing with you, ask you about your most treasured wishes, and tell stories as you celebrate the holidays from the North Pole.

Visits can be scheduled for November 29 through December 24 and last about 8 minutes. Our elf, Gumdrop, will answer your questions and set you up for the Zoom visit. Everyone who schedules a visit gets a complimentary photo.

Each slot costs $25.00, or if you buy 2 or more slots they are discounted at $20.00 apiece. There will be no refunds for late or missed time slots, but Gumdrop can arrange for a rescheduled visit at no extra cost on a different day/time (if open slots are available).