Santa Sightings | Where to Find Santa Near Greenville, SC

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Are you hoping to run into Santa near Greenville, SC this season? We are tracking his sleigh and reindeer to be sure that you get the inside scoop on where Santa will be visiting this Christmas in Greenville and Spartanburg! This list includes everything from free events to professional photos and even a spot where you can see Santa climb a mountain. Did we miss anything? Let us know at [email protected].

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This article includes:
Places to See Santa in Greenville, SC
Where to See Santa in Spartanburg, SC

Where to See Santa in the Upstate, SC

Stay tuned for even more opportunities to see Santa in 2022! We’ll be updating this list throughout the season!

Find Santa in Greenville, SC

Places to Get Professional Photos with Santa in Greenville

Santa at Haywood Mall Make a reservation now to see Santa beginning November 11th, 2022. You will need to book and pay for your Santa Magic photo experience in advance. Packages start at $39.99.

Santa at Cabela’s 2022 Reservations are now open. Santa arrives on November 5th, and photos with Santa begin November 6th, 2022. Reserve your time slot in advance to visit with Santa at Cabela’s and receive a free 4×6 photo with Santa. Here’s our Kidding Around Mom Review of Visiting Santa at Cabela’s.

Santa at Hidden Pasture Farm’s Yuletide Unicorn Festival: Weekends November 11th through December 23rd, 2022 from 11 am until 4 pm see Santa for visits and pictures. Pictures from the workshop visit will be available for purchase. Tickets to the festival are $14 each, 2 and under are free.

Holiday Hop (November 26th, 2022) Tree Lighting, Christmas kids craft station, stories with Mrs. Claus, FREE professional photos with Santa (available for download after the event) all on Main Street in Travelers Rest, SC.

Greenville Christmas Market at Grand Bohemian Lodge (Select dates with Santa are November 25th, 2022 – December 24th, 2022) Meet and greet with Santa on select dates during the Greenville Christmas Market at the Grand Bohemian Lodge in Downtown Greenville. Hours vary.

Dine with Santa in Greenville

December 3rd, 2022: Greer’s Breakfast With Santa, Tickets go on sale November 8th and will sell out quickly. Ticket sales will be available on November 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm for purchase online (click on programs/classes) or by phone at 864.968.7008. Maximum of 8 people per table.

December 3rd, 2022: Santa Brunch at Nose Dive, From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, For reservations, call 864.373.7300.

December 4th, 2022: Santa Brunch at Soby’s, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Call 864.232.7007 for reservations.

December 10th, 2022: Merry Little Christmas Party at Radiance Chiropractic in Greenville from 10 am to 12 pm. Crafts, photos with Santa, and hot chocolate and apple cider station. Donations are requested to benefit Greer Relief. Bring 3 items to participate in all activities.

December 11th, 2022: Santa Brunch at Avenue. There are three times to choose from, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:15 pm. Tickets are $0 – $49, and can be purchased ahead of time.

Upstate Events Where Santa Is On the Guest List

sun19nov11:00 amsun2:00 pmSanta Photos with Molly Hensley Photography11:00 am - 2:00 pm Price:$185 early booking discount

See Santa in Spartanburg, SC

We’ll be updating the section below with all the places to see and take photos with Santa this year in Spartanburg. Check back soon.

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See Santa Near the Upstate: Santa Day Trips and Getaways

Select dates in November and December, 2022: Visit Santa at Winchester Creek Farm in Waynesville, NC. Tour of the farm, where they have alpacas (and baby alpacas!), miniature cows and horses, donkeys, and chickens. Kids can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the comfort of the barn and tickets include a complimentary cookie and candy cane.

November and December 2022 Information coming soon: Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Jingle Bell Trolley on the Craggy Mountain Line.

December 3rd and 10th, 2022: 25th Annual Santa on the Chimney at Chimney Rock State Park. Viewers will get to see Santa climbing down the Chimney (rock that is!). There will be photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live holiday music, letters to Santa, crafts, hiking with an elf, animal meet and greets, holiday shopping, and more! The event is included in park admission.

December 20th through December 23rd, 2022: Tiny Town in Easley is where you will find Santa visiting and meeting with children. While there, you can also visit dozens of miniature Christmas displays.

2022: Heading down to the Midlands? Check out where to see Santa in Columbia, SC.

While we do our best to offer accurate information, please check with these venues and organizations before visitingPlease help keep Kidding Around Greenville free by not copying and reproducing this content without permission.

About the Author
Bethany Winston is the owner and editor-in-chief of Kidding Around Greenville & Kidding Around Spartanburg. She enjoys exploring parks, discovering local events, and meeting the people who make Greenville an amazing place to live. You can contact her directly at [email protected].

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7 years ago

Please remember our VERY family friendly Holly Jolly Holiday Fair at the Anderson Civic Center! FREE Santa opportunities and so much more! Nov. 11th-13th Anderson Civic Center,

6 years ago

Artisans of Greenville will have Santa with on-site photos available for purchase on Nov. 26th, and the first 3 weekends in December. Please call for hours and appointments.

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Augusta Street will have TWO SANTAS! Sunday, November 15 from 1-5 pm.

2 years ago

I may have misunderstood but thought I saw that Santa will be virtual for the breakfast with Santa in Greer.

Erica Williams
2 years ago

Cocoa with Santa at Steam Coffee & Cream! Being mindful of Covid restrictions, we are requiring reservations and will be taking other precautions. One good thing about doing it this way is Santa can know your kid’s names ahead of time and really bring the magic! Children will receive a personalized gift from Santa as well as hot cocoa. Use the link below to sign up for a time!!/showSignUp/30E044BA5AC2DA4FB6-santa