(2022) FREE Photo With Santa & Fun at Cabela’s & Bass Pro Shops

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Are you hoping to bring the kids to see Santa this year? Kick off the season with Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Truly FREE, a visit to Santa’s Wonderland at both Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops includes not only a chance to talk to Santa, but a free studio-quality printed 4×6 photo, activities, candy cane, games, and more. This is one place where holiday magic is really, actually free, and we love it.

  • Santa arrives at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops on November 5th, 2022
  • Lots of Free fun all season long!
  • Free 4×6 high-quality photo
  • Reservations are open NOW! Make your reservation to see Santa at Cabela’s!

See Santa at Cabela’s in 2022

November 5th, 2022: Santa’s Arrival Parade at 5 pm
November 6th, 2022 through December 24, 2022: FREE photos with Santa at Cabela’s.

Note: The time listed above are for Cabela’s of Greenville, SC. Times and dates may vary by location, but the offerings will be very similar. Just check with your local Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shop for their Santa’s Wonderland schedule.

FREE Arrival Parade Event

Santa will arrive on a boat straight from the North Pole at Cabela’s on November 5th, 2022 at 5 pm.

The arrival event will include:

  • Carolers
  • Free special giveaways
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Various vendors
  • Free games and activities
Santa arrives via boat at Cabela's
Photo credit: Cabela’s

Free Photos and Visit to Santa’s Wonderland: Yes! It’s Really Free!

  • Make a reservation in advance.
  • Visits include a FREE 4×6 photo with Santa that you will receive on-site.
  • A visit to Santa’s Wonderland includes FREE crafts and games
  • Use the letterbox to drop off your list to Santa

Don’t forget to take a walk through the store before or after your visit so you can enjoy the large aquariums and wildlife displays throughout each store. That’s actually something that’s great to do any day, but even more fun when you’re making a day of it and visiting Santa, too!

santa at Cabela's

Want more photos? Purchase Additional Photos with Santa at Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops

Love your free photo? Copying is prohibited, but you can purchase a photo package for additional photos. They’ll print right in the store. Use your CLUB Mastercard® and you can purchase a special CLUB Member Exclusive Photo Package for just $20.

But, remember, no purchase is necessary to visit Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops and no purchase is necessary for a free photo with Santa. You can have a great time with the kids and spend nothing at all.

Santa’s Wonderland: What you need to know before you go

Kidding Around Guest Contributor Lauren Justus brought her family to Cabela’s of Greenville for a visit with Santa and now she’s sharing everything you need to know before you go for your visit with the big man in red.

Plan Ahead

In order to visit Santa’s Wonderland, you are required to make a free online reservation with Santa. It takes just a minute to register and you will receive a confirmation email with your booking date and time.

Reservations are available up to seven days in advance, November 6-December 24, 2022. No walk-ins are allowed at this time. 

Visiting Santa at Cabela's
Photo Credit: Cabela’s

How It Works

Upon arrival, one of Santa’s helpers will ask to see your booking confirmation. After your photo is taken, each family will receive a complimentary 4 x 6 print as part of their free online booking. There are additional packages available for purchase.

Santa at Cabela's
From this angle you can see Santa’s face shield, but it is not visible in the free 4×6 photo from Cabela’s. Cabela’s currently does not plan to have a plexiglass divider in 2022!
Santa at Cabela's
Photo with Santa provided by Cabela’s at Lauren’s visit.

Extra Touches

Before our exit, Santa’s helpers provided our children with an individually packaged holiday activity kit full of festive surprises. They were also given a huge candy cane and a “Letter for Santa” printout to send to the North Pole in the coming weeks! 

There is a letterbox at Santa’s Wonderland so you can send your list!

Cabela’s 2022 Gift Card Promotion

If you’re looking to do a little gift shopping while you’re in the store, you’ll want to know about Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shop’s holiday gift card promotions. Purchase a gift card for use starting December 25th, 2022 and you’ll get 10% off the purchase of the gift card. Minimum gift card purchase amount is $25.

That means you don’t have to try to shop while you have the kids in tow. Just pick up a couple of gift cards for the outdoors-loving people in your life and cross one more thing off your holiday to-do list.

Where will your family visit with Santa this year?

About the Author
Lauren Justus lives in Greenville, SC with her husband, Chris, and two sons, Mason (5) and Parker (3). When she's not chasing around her two boys at home, she is always working on planning their next family adventure. Growing up on the Georgia coast has her eager to explore the beauty of the western NC mountains, and residing in Greenville has opened the doors to do just that. Lauren and her family have been living in the Greenville area since 2013.

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