It is that time of year Santa Claus is coming to town, find out the best places for Santa Visits in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)!  But the big question is where to go to see him.  There are several options for where to get Santa Visits and Santa Photos on Brampton, Mississauga and surrounding area online and in-person.  This post will show you the Santa photo set ups for each one, any special activities going on (story time, pet photos with Santa etc) and prices (where we have them) so you can make the best choice for your family for where you would like to go see Santa this year.  Don’t Forget to Enter our 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!

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Santa Visits: Where & How To Safely See Santa in the GTA

Brampton Santa Photos
1 – Bramalea City Centre Santa Photos
2 – Shoppers World Santa Photos & Story Time with Santa
3 – Woodbine Mall Santa Photos

Mississauga Santa Photos
1 – Square One Santa Photos & Pet Photos
2 – Erin Mills Town Center Santa Photos & Story Time & Pet photos
3 – Dixie Outlet Santa Photos – FREE
4 – Sherway Gardens Santa Photos

Santa Photos in the GTA
1 – Georgetown Santa Photos
2 – Vaughan Mills Santa Photos
3 – Bass Pro Shop Santa Photos – FREE
4 – Oakville
5 – Milton

Brampton Santa Photos

Where to go in Brampton for Santa Photos and Santa Visits

There are 2 main locations to get pictures with Santa in Brampton in a Mall – Bramalea City Centre and Shoppers World Brampton.  There are several smaller events where you can grab your yearly pictures with St. Nick, but for drop in hours these 2 malls are your best bet in Brampton.


Santa Photos Bramalea City Centre

Photos with Santa at Bramalea City Centre – Closed, no Santa photos at BCC this year.  However some stores are open for curbside pick up if you need to do a little shopping.  You can find details on what is open and curbside pick up on the BCC website. 


Shoppers World

Santa Photos Shoppers World Brampton

Photos with Santa at Shoppers World Brampton – Located at the south end of Brampton at the intersection of Steeles Ave & Main Street.  Visit Santa at Shoppers World starting November 23rd, 2019.





Woodbine Mall Santa Pictures

 Visit the Woodbine Mall – Cancelled due to COVID


Mississauga Santa Photos

Where to go in Mississauga for Santa Photos and Santa Visits

Santa Claus is coming to town and you have several options in Mississauga for where to go see him!  Don’t worry Santa is not camera shy so check out the set ups for Santa Photos in Mississauga and then head out to let St. Nick know what is on your Christmas wish list.
Square One

Square One Santa Photos

Photos with Santa at Square One:  2020 Square one is hosting the Grinch’s Grotto.

2020, you’ve been a mean one!  So this year, celebrate the holiday season like never before with an exclusive visit to the Grinch’s Cave at Square One!  Each party will have a private meet and greet experience with The Grinch with some special surprises. All groups will receive a FREE holiday photo with The Grinch in front of a perfectly playful Grinch catch phrase to help capture the essence of 2020.


Erin Mills

Erin Mills Town Center Santa Photos

Photos at Erin Mills Town Centre – Need to book ahead, slots available Nov 21 and Nov 22 before the closure


Dixie Outlet Mall Santa Photos


Dixie Outlet
Santa photos at Dixie Outlet Mall – Stop by Dixie Outlet Mall just off the QEW for your FREE photo with Santa.  Bring your camera and take your own photos with Santa at Dixie Outlet Mall. 


Sherway Gardens Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa at Sherway Gardens are done on a reservation system.  Times are pre-booked online and sell out quickly.  As of Nov 30 2018 there were no dates available at all (although you can check back for cancellations.) LOCATION: Santa’s workshop will be located at Centre Court.

Start Date: Thu Nov 14, 2019
End Date: Tue Dec 24, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re making your visit with Santa more convenient and magical than ever before! Select the experience that best suits your family and pre-book the date and time that fits your schedule.

Children will gather around for storytime where Santa will read a special holiday book, “A Magical Canadian Christmas”. After storytime, our Elves will invite each child individually for a visit and photo with Santa. Each child will receive 3 professional digital photos, a copy of the keepsake Holiday book, “A Magical Canadian Christmas” by Canadian author, Jackie Burns and a surprise email from Santa on Christmas Eve!

As a special gift for parents/guardians, each family will also receive a Leon’s tote bag that includes a voucher for a free memory foam pillow redeemable in-store ($29 retail value). While quantities last.

Pre-purchase your ticket for this experience to guarantee your reservation. You will receive a reminder email 48-hours in advance of your booking. Be sure to look for your exclusive retail offers that will be included in the email!
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: $22 plus HST

Each Sherway Visit With Santa session is approximately 30 minutes including photos, a story with Santa and more!  Photos with Santa at Sherway Gardens are available via the “Visit with Santa” experience only.  All children including infants need a ticket.

More Places to Get Pictures With Santa in the Greater Toronto Area and Santa Visits


Where to go in Georgetown for Santa Photos and Santa Visits

Georgetown Marketplace

Santa Claus is coming to town and you have several options in the Greater Toronto Area for where to go see him!  Don’t worry Santa is not camera shy so check out the set ups for Santa Photos and then head out to let St. Nick know what is on your Christmas wish list.


Georgetown Marketplace

Where to go in Oakville for Santa Photos and Santa Visits

Oakville Place

Duran Place for Kids

Where to go in Milton for Santa Photos and Santa Visits

Milton Mall


Where to go in Vaughan for Santa Photos and Santa Visits

Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills Photos with Santa

From the moment you pass through the grand entrance of Santa’s Tiny Big Town, you experience the wonder of a classic snowy Christmas village nestled in a forest of twinkling trees. The queue inside Santa’s Tiny Big Town directs you in a zigzag pattern, with an immersive magical world at every turn: iPad game stations, touchscreen technology for letter-writing to Santa, an interactive mail box, traditional games and puzzles and a selfie station that provides free digital photos.

You will experience an enclosed private, distraction-free visit with Santa to capture your memorable Santa photo. After the photos and exchange of wishes a NEW video will be played for you to enjoy. With the help of you and Santa’s magic, you will receive Santa’s magical key to be included in your Christmas Eve’s tradition.

Santa looks forward to your visit and we thank you for continuous support for SickKids Foundation.

***This is where Kate’s family had their Santa Photos done in 2017 and it was a great experience.  There are some activities for kids to do if you have to wait in line, when visiting with Santa you are in his house so your kids can actually have a chat with him without everyone watching.  And the prices are so reasonable!***

Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday : 11 AM – 5 PM
Christmas Eve Hours: 10am- 3pm 


Pet Night with Santa in partnership with Sweetie B Petwear from 6pm – 7pm:

Vaughan Mills invites guests to bring your pets to Santa’s Tiny Big Town and receive a special treat from Sweetie B Petwear.

Sunday, November 17th
Sunday, November 24th
Sunday, December 1st
Sunday, December 8th
Sunday, December 15th
Sunday, December 22nd

Cost of Photos with Santa at Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills Santa
Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops Photos with Santa

You have a couple of options for pictures with Santa at Vaughan Mills – you can head to see Santa in Tiny Town in the mall or stop in to Brass Pro Shops to see Santa there! 

They have a process to keep the Free pictures with Santa organized, and also have free activities and crafts for kids.


Where do you go for your Photos with Santa?

Santa Visits: Where & How To Safely See Santa in the GTA

You may also be interested in The Best Christmas Displays in Brampton, Missisauga and Georgetown or Christmas Parades in the GTA! Also checkout Holiday Traditions around the world!

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