15 places to get your photo with Santa Claus in Seattle this weekend

Dec 13 2019, 3:11 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town, and here’s where you can find him this weekend, December 14 and 15.

December 14

Photos with Ping Pong Santa


We Are Spin

This ping pong playing Santa is a twist from the norm. SPIN Seattle will be hosting photos with Santa along with ping pong and food and drinks afterward. A digital photograph of your time with Santa is available for purchase for $10.

When: December 14, 2019
1 pm
Where: 1151 6th Avenue, Seattle

European Christmas Market

For the second year, l’Alliance Française de Seattle has partnered with Goethe Pop Up Seattle to bring a true European Christmas Market to Seattle. The market will have handmade arts, crafts, and products from local artisans. What distinguishes this from the other markets this season is its French and German fare. Enjoy French and German performances, food and drinks as you peruse the festival, and of course, snap a pic with Santa!

When: December 14
Time: 10am to 2pm
Where:¬†Chapel Performance Space, 4th floor ‚Äď 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

The Christmas Ship


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The official Christmas Ship, the Spirit of Seattle, features an onboard choir, a kid‚Äôs crafting corner, a reading of ‚ÄėTwas the Night Before Christmas,‚Äô the chance to win two round-trip tickets to Alaska during a raffle, and of course, Santa Claus.¬†A city tradition since 1949, the Christmas Ship Festival features brightly decorated ships parading through waterfront neighborhoods around Lake Washington and the Puget Sound.

When: Dates vary weekly, schedules available online
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Departures vary weekly, schedules available online

Santa Saturday

Stop by Hotel Sorrento for a photo with the jolly Saint Nick. Photos are free, but you’ll¬†need to bring your own camera.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: 900 Madison Street, Seattle

Seattle SantaCon 2019


What better place to catch Santa than at Seattle SantaCon. Over 2000 Santa’s will be painting the downtown red and white; you will not be able to go anywhere without seeing a Santa! SantaCon is the official mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes, parading the streets all over the world. Buy a wristband and enjoy access to 15+ venues, drink specials, a costume contest, and more. Tickets are available online and in-person.

When: December 14
 Noon to 2 am
Where: All over downtown

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a lovely buffet breakfast with the one and only man in red, Santa Claus. He’ll be mingling and snapping photos with patrons throughout the morning. The breakfast is $15 for kids aged three to seventeen, and $25 for those 18 or older. 100% of ticket sales go towards local children’s hospitals.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Downtown Seattle Nordstrom 4th floor cafe — 500 Pine Street, Seattle

Santa at Ounces!


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Bring the whole family down for free Santa pics at Ounces. The event is dog-friendly and will require you to bring your own phone or camera to snap memories of the event.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: 3809 Delridge Way, Seattle

Christmas Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Hot cocoa, storytelling, as well as cookie decorating, are what you’ll be partaking in on Saturday at Westwood Village. Both Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance for photos as well as to help tell their favorite stories of the North Pole.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where:¬†Westwood Village next to Wyatt’s Jewelry – 2600 SW Barton Street, Seattle

Santa at the Conservatory

Santa’s making a tropical stop this winter at the Conservatory. Let Santa know what you want for Christmas, snap a photo, and also enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies. Photos are free with a suggested donation of $5.

When: December 14, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where: Seasonal House — 1400 East Galer Street, Seattle

Black Santa with 100 Black Parents


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Come visit Black Santa this Saturday at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Along with free photos with the man in red, enjoy kid-friendly activities as well as light refreshments and snacks.

When: December 14, 2019
10 am to 2 pm
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute — 104 17th Avenue South, Seattle

December 15

Santa Brunch at Jimmy’s

Along with wonderful brunch, enjoy photos with Santa and his elves at Jimmy’s. The event will offer free parking, as well as over twenty beers on tap available for purchase.

When: December 15, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: 1100 Broadway, Seattle

Annual SoDo Holiday Tasting

Enjoy a holiday tasting with tasty nibbles and holiday decor at the annual SoDo Holiday Tasting. Along with Santa Claus, the Grinch will be making a special appearance with Victorian carolers and a festive mariachi band.

When: December 15, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: 3901 First Avenue South, Seattle

All Weekend Long

Santa Photo Days!


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Santa will visit every PetSmart in America to take free photos with pets and their owners. The visit takes place from 12 to 4 pm and is available at every PetSmart location.
When: December 14 and 15, 2019
12 to 4 pm
Where: Available at every PetSmart location.

Breakfast with Santa

This weekend, enjoy a free breakfast with Santa thanks to The Salvation Army. Reservations are required, and spots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. You’ll be able to take a photo with Santa as well as receive a board game of choice. RSVP by calling 206-783-1225.
When: December 14 and 15, 2019
9 to 11 am
Where: The Salvation Army — 9501 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle

Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market

Fremont Brewing, the company with the Beer Patrol car, is kicking off the season with its first-ever Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market. Stop by to find locally made gifts by dozens of artisans, a Santa Claus Yeti, crafts for kids, and holiday-infused beers on tap.

When: December 14 and 15
Time: Noon t0 6 pm
Where:¬†Black Heron Lounge at Fremont Brewing ‚Äď 3409 Woodland Park Avenue N, Seattle