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Visit with Santa

Start Date: Sat Nov 18, 2017
End Date: Sun Dec 24, 2017

Online Registration may currently be SOLD OUT. Check back for additional openings. Walk-ups are available. See FAQ’s below for regular Santa Hours.

Be part of the special welcome as Santa arrives on Saturday, November 18 at 1:15pm.

Make your shopping trip a breeze and reserve a time for your little ones to take in the wonder of the jolliest man around. No long lines, no waiting for the moment of magic – simply choose a time that suits your family best and enjoy an extra special Santa experience, complete with a gift!

Santa’s workshop will be located in the Main Galleria. 

All visits with Santa are free of charge. Photo package pricing varies.

Questions? Just text (604) 449-2922

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Each visit with Santa is a little different. You’re welcome to come and visit, take a photo and chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The average visit time is approximately 10 minutes.

Santa Central is located in the Main Galleria behind Guest Services.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your reservation. Once you’re there, show your ticket to the reservation attendant and they’ll let you know what to do next.

You can book your visit with Santa by selecting an available date, time, and type of visit from our booking calendar. You’ll then be brought to another site to pay and add any additional information. Once you’re done, your confirmation and ticket will be emailed to you.

1 ticket is for a family.  Example - If you are a family of four and two children are having their photo taken with Santa, 1 ticket is all you need to book!

Your confirmation has been sent to the email address you entered when you booked your reservaton

Of course! It is recommended that any changes be made 24 hours prior of your scheduled visit to make sure we have the most up-to-date list. Simply email tickets@cadillacfairview.com and include the CF Property and / or your confirmation number in your email.

Reservations can be made at any time. Reservations will be available from Nov 18 – Dec 23.

Absolutely! Santa’s Elves will be keeping a close eye on walk-in visitors and will sneak you in to visit with Santa when space is available. Note that reservations are strongly recommended to make sure everyone gets to see Santa this year.

Washrooms are located in the Dining Terrace on the upper level, the corridor next to GAP and the south entrance by Buck-or-Two.

The reservation to visit with Santa is free. There are 3 Santa photo packages starting at $25. Packages include:

Standard Package - $25.00

Includes ONE of the following:

  • 2 – 5x7 photos
  • 1 – 5x7 photo & 4 wallet photos
  • 4 – 3.5x5 photos
  • 8 – wallet photos

Premium Package - $30.00

Includes USB containing ALL photos taken of Santa Experience

Deluxe Package - $40.00

Includes ONE of the following:

  • 2 – 5x7 photos
  • 1 – 5x7 photo & 4 wallet photos
  • 4 – 3.5x5 photos
  • 8 – wallet photos

PLUS USB containing ALL photos taken of Santa Experience 

Additional Items: $10

Yes, Santa’s regular visiting hours are:


Saturday, November 18th:  2:30pm – 6:00pm


November 19th – November 30th December 1st – December 18th December 19th – 24th
Tuesday – Thursday:1:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesday – Thursday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 8:00pm
Friday:11:30am – 8:00pm Friday:11:30am – 8:00pm Friday:11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday:11:00am - 8:00pm Saturday:11:00am – 8:00pm Saturday:10:30am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:30pm Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Santa will have regular breaks scheduled throughout each day


NOTE: Photos will be unavailable each Monday as Santa is at the North Pole.


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