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Ho, Ho, Hurry! Book Your Santa Photos in South Florida

Getting photos with Santa at the mall is a timeless tradition, and the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. No lines, no fuss. Just friendly staff, a jolly Santa, and the most heartwarming photos to capture the moment!

The closer we get to Christmas, the busier photos with Santa events get.

It can be hard enough to get a good photo with Santa with kids – with nap time, meal times, and sometimes fear of strangers, parents never know what to expect with Santa pictures. 

While no one can promise your kids won’t cry, being able to schedule it around the best time for your kids will give you the best chance! 

Where to book photos with Santa

Here’s how to book your photos with Santa in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties:

  • Visit to choose the date and time most convenient to you! Here is where you will find Santa Photos in malls in South Florida:
    • The Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens
    • Boynton Beach Mall
    • Mall at Wellington Green
    • Town Center at Boca Raton
    • Coral Square in Coral Springs
    • Pembroke Lakes Mall
    • Miami International Mall
    • Dolphin Mall
    • Dadeland Mall in Kendall
    • The Falls in Miami 
  1. Choose if you’d prefer a traditional visit or a special event.Events include Santa Cares sensory-friendly visits, Pet Parties for pet photos, Pajama Parties for cozy Christmas photos, and Ugly Sweater Parties for festive fun! 
  1. Select your package. Packages vary by location, but there are digital and print options available. There’s also a Reserve Now, Decide Later option to hold your space if you aren’t sure what package you want. When you check out, don’t forget to use code LOTC for a Free 5-by-7 Print with Package A!
  1. Claim your phone call from Santa! Every reservation comes with a free personalized phone call from Santa prior to your visit, powered by Portable North Pole.

Phone call from Santa

Once you book you appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule a phone call from Santa to invite your children to visit him. The call is a pre-recorded call on which you can personalize a few options.

You can set it to call right away, or pick a time and date to receive the call. It’s just one of the free extras that come with the photo packages.

And that’s it! Hurry over to and book your visit now, because this is one tradition you don’t want to miss!

Visits are FREE with Santa

It’s also important to note that you can visit with Santa at these locations without getting photos! Kids are always welcome to walk up and just talk to Santa with no charge. You only pay if you want photos taken (parents aren’t permitted to take their own photos).

If you have toddlers who are unsure about visiting with Santa, this is a GREAT way to introduce them to Santa without the pressure of getting a perfect photo. They can stay as far away as they want, or talk to him from the comfort of your arms.

If you aren’t sure how your child will do with Santa, take him for a visit before you book a package. For the very timid child, it may work better if you just “happen upon” Santa at the mall and suggest a quick visit to say hi.





About Teresa

Teresa Mears is a publisher, writer and editor who was raised to be frugal. She became a website entrepreneur after 30 years as an editor at newspapers ranging in size from the Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she worked most recently. She moved to Florida in 1980 because it was the only place she could get a job during that recession and has lived in South Florida since 1985, in Miami, Hollywood, Tamarac, Wilton Manors and Fort Pierce. She is co-owner and CEO of the parent network, Living on the Cheap.

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