Where to See Santa in Denver


Maybe it’s for them, maybe it’s for you, but spending a little time with Santa is a Christmas tradition for plenty of us. Here’s where you can find St. Nick around the Denver area this holiday season.

Downtown Denver

Don’t miss a chance to skate with Santa at the outdoor rink on the 16th Street Mall. He’ll be making the rounds (literally) on select days throughout December.

When: December 9, 16, 23 from 1:30-3:30pm

Where: Skyline Park, Arapahoe Street between 16th and 17th Streets.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center

This year, along with their Christmas pictures, your son or daughter can become a member of Santa’s flight crew and learn how to make his sleigh fly and map his Christmas Eve route at Santa’s Flight Academy.

When: November 8-December 23

Where: 3000 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO

Downtown Aquarium

Santa, breakfast, and fish: What could be better? The aquarium is putting on Breakfast with Santa on weekends throughout December. It includes photo ops, a breakfast buffet and, quite possibly, Santa taking with a swim with some of the aquarium’s residents.

When: December 8,9,15,16,22,23 and 24 at 8:30am

Where: 700 Water Street, Denver, CO

Park Meadows Mall

You can find Santa between the Lens Crafters and the Lovesac stores. One nice feature of Santa’s Park Meadows workshop is that you can reserve your spot ahead of time. So if you aren’t into waiting in long lines to get your kids snapped with the jolly fat man sign up for a time slot here.

When: November 14-December 24

Where: 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, CO

Hard Rock Café

Santa is making a one time only stop at Denver’s Hard Rock on December 8 for breakfast from 8:30 until 10:30. Besides breakfast, there will also be arts and crafts to keep everyone entertained.

When: December 8, 8:30 am

Where: Hard Rock Café

500 16th Street, Denver, CO

Flatiron Crossing

Flatiron Crossing in Broomfield has a few high tech features this year including their elf academy where kids can print their own elf ID cards and the augmented reality of Elf Ray Vision that lets kids see the world like Santa’s elves do.

When: November 15-December 24

Where: 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, CO

Santa’s Big Day at the Outlets at Castle Rock

You can find Santa flipping pancakes in the food court early in the morning and then later there will be sleigh rides with real reindeer and a scavenger hunt at 10:30

When: November 17

Where: 5050 Factory Shops Boulevard, Castle Rock, CO

Orchard Town Center

Santa will be around from the day after Thanksgiving all the way through Christmas Eve, so there will be plenty of time to get a picture with him.

When: November 23-December 24

Where: 14697 Delaware Street, Broomfield, CO

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops are after the classic Santa experience. Kids can get their picture taken with him, hand him letters with their Christmas wishes and make some Christmas crafts.

When: November 11-December 24

Where: 7970 Northfield Boulevard, Denver, CO