Santa Sightings | Where to Find Santa Near Greenville, SC

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Are you searching for “places to see Santa near me”? Or 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

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See Santa, Greenville, SC

Stay tuned for even more opportunities to see Santa in 2023! We’ll be updating this list throughout the season!

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Find Santa Near Greenville, SC and Spartanburg

Kringle Holiday Village is back for its 3rd year at Fluor Field and it’s bigger and better than ever! A weekend of holiday fun, this event has something for everyone – visits with Santa, arts and crafts, balloon art, face painting, magic, inflatable games and rides on the field, and new to this year’s event, a carousel! Holiday market shopping, live music and entertainment and delicious food and drink as well! Tickets are just $12 each!

Places to Get Professional Photos with Santa

Santa at Haywood Mall Make a reservation now to see Santa beginning November 10th, 2023. You will need to book and pay for your Santa Magic photo experience in advance. Packages start at $39.99.

Santa at Westgate Mall Visit Santa starting November 17th, 2023 at Westgate Mall. Reservations are highly recommended, though walk-ups will be accepted if there is room.

Santa at Cabela’s 2023 Reservations are now open. Santa arrives on November 4th, and photos with Santa begin November 5th, 2023. 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.

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Santa at Hidden Pasture Farm’s Yuletide Unicorn Festival: Weekends November 17th through December 23rd, 2023 from 11 am until 9 pm see Santa for visits and pictures. Santa pictures are free to take. Tickets to the festival are $18 each for those 18+, $14 each for those ages 3-17, and babies 2 and under are free.

Holiday Hop & Tree Lighting (November 25th, 2023) 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 24th, 2023 – December 30th, 2023) 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

December 2nd, 2023: Greer’s Breakfast With Santa, Tickets go on sale November 6th and will sell out quickly. Purchase a ticket on November 6th, 2023 at 7:00 pm for online (click on programs/classes) or by phone at 864.968.7008. Maximum of 8 people per table.

December 10th, 2023: Santa Brunch at Avenue. There are three times to choose from, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:30 pm. Tickets are $0 – $49, and can be purchased ahead of time.

Celebrate the holidays with Santa near Greenville, SC

Climb With Santa

Here’s a unique Santa visit! Head to Climb@Blue Ridge on Saturday, December 16th, 2023 from 12 pm to 2 pm if you want to go climbing with Santa. The elves will be on hand to belay kids on their climb up to visit with Santa and share their Christmas wishes.

Upstate Events Where Santa Is On the Guest List


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See Santa Near the Upstate: Santa Day Trips and Getaways

Select dates in November and December, 2023: 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.

December 2nd, 2023: 26th 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.

2023 Dates TBD: 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.

2023: Heading down to the Midlands? Check out where to see Santa in Columbia, SC.

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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

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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,

7 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.

3 years ago

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

3 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