Whether you’re looking for a great Santa picture, or your kids prefer to admire Santa Claus from afar, we’ve got Santa photo locations and events for you. Santa Claus (and occationally Mrs. Claus) will be visiting Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Fort Meade, Auburndale – he’s covering all of Polk County and Central Florida! We’ve listed as many Santa opportunities as we could find, incuding Breakfast with Santa and other events where Santa is making an appearance, because sometimes it takes more than one try to get a good photo…

Featured Event

Breakfast with Santa Lakeside Village 2019
Breakfast with Santa at Fish City Grill in Lakeside Village
Saturday, December 7 at 8am OR 9am
Reservations Required. Click here for more details.

Lakeland Area Santa Picture Locations

Santa Photos at Lakeside Village

Lakeland Pictures with SantaSanta will be at the Lakeside Village Christmas Tree on Saturday afternoons for Christmas wishes and keepsake photos {bring your own camera}. Pet Photos are welcome on any of the listed Saturdays.

Hours: 
Saturday, November 30 from 12 – 4pm
Saturday, December 7 from 12 – 4pm
Saturday, December 14 from 12 – 4pm
Saturday, December 21 from 12 – 4pm

Location: Lakeside Village, 1535 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803 (MAP IT)
Cost: FREE – Bring your own camera
More info: Lakeside Village Website

Lakeside Village will also have a variety of other family friendly Christmas events including holiday concerts, strolling carolers, Breakfast with Santa, and SNOW! Bring the family out for a special night of shopping, dining, and holiday magic. Click here for more information.

Santa Photos at Lakeland Square Mall

Santa arrives at Lakeland Square Mall on Friday, November 29 and will visit with children daily until he returns to the North Pole on December 24. Located near Dillard’s.

Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8pm. Breaks from 1-2pm and 5-6pm while Santa feeds his reindeer.
Sunday from 12pm – 6pm, break from 2:30-3pm.
December 24 – 10am – 6pm, break from 2-3pm.

Check the Lakeland Square Mall Website for any changes to the posted schedule. Santa feeds his reindeer occasionally throughout the day and is unavailable for photos at those times.

Santa CaresDecember 8 from 9:30-11:30am – a sensory-friendly opportunity for children with all spectrums of special needs to enjoy the time-honored tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. Reservation Required – click here.

Location: Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809 (MAP IT)

Cost: Prices vary, packages available. Schedule a Santa Pass and skip the line with the advance purchase of a photo package. Click here for more details.

Pictures with Santa at Eagle Ridge Mall

We have been unable to verify Santa information for Eagle Ridge Mall.

Location: 451 Eagle Ridge Dr. Lake Wales, FL 33859 (MAP IT)
Cost: Packages vary. You may NOT take photos with your own camera.
More info: Eagle Ridge Mall Website
Reservations: Click here (note that you must pay in advance to secure a reservation time)

Events With Santa

Rumor has it the man in the red suit (and sometimes Mrs. Claus!) will be at the events listed below. The availability of pictures with Santa varies by event, we have included all available info in the description. Many of the Breakfast with Santa events have a cost or require an advance ticket purchase for a breakfast buffet, be sure to check event descriptions for ticket info. Santa also appears at the end of every Christmas parade! Check our Christmas Parade Guide for a list of local events.

You will only see upcoming events below. A full list of events can be viewed on our Calendar Page.

Selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartow – Two Crazy Nuts
365 East Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830 United States
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Santa at the Christmas Tree – Lakeside Village

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
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Jolly Holidays – City of Bartow

Jolly Holidays Bartow 2019
December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartow Civic Center
2250 S Floral Ave
Bartow, FL 33830 US
Google Map

Lights of Lakeland

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Highland Park Church Lakeland
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
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Breakfast and Skating with Santa at Skate World

Skate World Breakfast with Santa 2019
December 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Skate World
911 North Lake Parker Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801 US
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Breakfast with Santa – Auburndale

Auburndale Breakfast with Santa
December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Auburndale – Ariana Beach Clubhouse
321 Ramsgate Rd
Auburndale, FL 33823 United States
Google Map

Snowfest in Downtown Lakeland

Snowfest Downtown Lakeland 2019
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland
100 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Meet Santa at the Visitor’s Information Center

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center – Davenport
101 Adventure Ct
Davenport, FL 33837 US
Google Map

Santa at the Christmas Tree – Lakeside Village

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
Google Map

Polk County Coat and Toy Drive: Cookies with Santa

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lions Community Park
Ave L SW
Winter Haven, 33880
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Glitter, Glisten & Snow in Haines City

Glitter Glisten & Snow Haines City
December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haines City – Lake Eva Park
555 Ledwith Ave
Haines City, FL 33844 US
Google Map

Lights of Lakeland

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Highland Park Church Lakeland
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
Google Map

Santa Cares – a Sensory Friendly Santa Experience

Santa Cares
December 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Lakeland Square Mall
3800 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
Google Map

Lights of Lakeland

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Highland Park Church Lakeland
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
Google Map

Santa’s Calling – City of Lakeland

Santa's Calling Lakeland Kids
December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeland, FL United States Google Map

Make it Magical – Lake Wales

Make it Magical Lake Wales 2019
December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wales – Downtown
200 E Park Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853 US
Google Map

Lights of Lakeland

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Highland Park Church Lakeland
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
Google Map

Breakfast with Santa in Haines City

Haines City Breakfast with Santa
December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Haines City – Beef ‘o Brady’s
902 Old Polk City Road
Haines City, FL 33844 United States
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Santa at the Christmas Tree – Lakeside Village

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
Google Map

Winterfest and Christmas Parade in Davenport

Davenport Christmas Tree Lighting 2019
December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Davenport – Wilson Park
County Rd 547 W Orange St
Davenport, FL 33837 US
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Lights of Lakeland

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Highland Park Church Lakeland
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
Google Map

Mulberry’s Christmas Village

Mulberry Christmas Village 2019
December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mulberry – Spence Park
1100 1st St NE
Mulberry, FL 33860 US
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Lights of Lakeland

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Highland Park Church Lakeland
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL 33813 US
Google Map

Haines City Christmas Parade

Haines City Christmas Parade 2019
December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haines City
Haines City, FL United States Google Map

Santa at the Christmas Tree – Lakeside Village

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Lakeside Village
1479 Town Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803 US
Google Map

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