Where to See Santa in 2020


Where to See Santa in 2020

November 9, 2020

2020 has been a year.

Regardless of how you celebrate, the festive season will look different for many people this year in terms of parties and gathering sizes.

But there are many things won’t change: family, warmth, giving, childhood wonder, sparkly lights and decorations, and—the jolly man in red.

We’ve rounded up the top seven spots to see Santa Claus in the west GTA, in-person or virtually.



Erin Mills Town Centre
Nov 14 – Dec 24
Santa Photos begin on Saturday, November 14 in Erin Mills’ centre court with COVID-19 protocols in place. All guests ages 2 and older are required to wear face coverings, and guests will not sit on Santa’s lap during the interaction. Pre-registration is required for Santa photos. This year Pet Photos and Storytime with Santa will only be offered online.

Making Spirits Bright Virtual & In-Person Experiences

Oakville Place, Oakville & Burlington Centre, Burlington
Nov 27 – Dec 20
Contactless in-person, and virtual Santa experiences. In-person photos by reservation only. All guests ages 5 and older are required to wear face coverings, and guests will not sit on Santa’s lap during the interaction.

Downey’s Farm Presents Christmas at the Farm
Downey’s Farm, Caledon
Nov 21 – Dec 20
Christmas at the Farm includes a visit with the farm animals, cookie decorating and cocoa in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, see the Elves Workshop or take your picture in Christmas scenes around the farm, and a private, socially distanced visit with Santa.

Duran Place for Kids

Dec 3 – 22
Making Santa photos safe this year with Santa’s festive red mask, spaced seating and a contact-free transfer of a gift. Visit includes a private 15 minute session with Santa and a take home keepsake photo.


Storytime Magic with Santa
Mountsberg, Campbellville
Nov 20 – Dec 24
Bring Santa’s favourite little helpers out to Mountsberg for a scavenger hunt through the woods and Santa’s magic village, hot chocolate and cookies, and a Christmas craft. Finish out the day with virtual Christmas story time (Santa learned how to use Zoom!) inside Mrs. Claus’ cabin kitchen.

Oakville Santa Claus Parade
Nov 21, 9 a.m.
Oakville Mayor Rob Burton will sit down with Santa in-person in lieu of the annual parade. The event will feature a fireside chat with Santa, colouring contest submissions and winners, and other special guests.



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