Santa at the Eden Prairie Center
Through December 24 Multi-tasking families can see Santa anytime this holiday season at the Eden Prairie Center. Finish up your holiday shopping, catch a movie and visit with Santa in Sears Court. Free. Hours vary. Sears Court, Eden Prairie Center.
Pet Night with Santa
Mondays, November 16-December 14 Let your furry friends in on all of the holiday cheer. Monday nights at the Eden Prairie Center are all about Santa, animals and the owners who love them. Free. 6-8 p.m. Sears Court, Eden Prairie Center.
Photos with Santa at UFC Farm Supply
December 5 Christmas cards have become a social necessity, but let’s face it—they’re easier said than done. Thanks to UFC Farm Supply, your professionally taken family Christmas card is free, easily accessible through the website, and will include Mr. Claus himself. Don’t forget your four-legged friend; pets are more than welcome in the frame. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. UFC Farm Supply.
Santa at the Arboretum
December 5, 12, 19–20 A visit with Santa at the arboretum doesn’t mean just popping in for a quick photo, it’s all about spending time with Mr. Claus. Whether that’s reading a holiday story, or partaking in some Christmas trivia, this Claus is all about interacting with his adoring visitors while professional photographers capture the moment. Photos $5 and up. Hours vary, check website. Oswald Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Breakfast with Santa
December 6 Breakfast with Santa is returning to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. This annual favorite boasts a line-up that’s hard to refuse: a pancake bar with all imaginable toppings, reindeer and photos with Santa. Grab the family, grab a fork, and come kick the season off right. $4 seniors and kids, $8 adults. Tickets available at the door or through the Rotary Club of Chanhassen. 8 a.m.—1 p.m. Chanhassen Dinner Theater.
Donuts with Santa
December 17 What’s better than a sweet holiday treat? A sweet holiday treat shared with the man in red. This Tot Time Adventure is for parents and children ages 2-6. The little ones will be delighted to follow Santa’s lead while everyone shares in holiday treats, games and crafts. Space is limited, register on website. $5.50 member, $7 non-member; Chaska Community Center.
Santa’s North Pole Experience
December 17-23 There’s no better place to honor Christmas traditions than the 159-year-old Cummins-Phipps-Grill House in Eden Prairie. Find cookies and cocoa with Mr. Claus inside and a visit with his team of reindeer outside. Pick up your Christmas tree on the way out—the Eden Prairie Optimist Club is selling them outside of the house. Free, photo prices vary. Hours vary, check website. Cummins-Phipps-Grill House.