Santa Finder: Pictures with Santa, Santa Parades + More Holiday Fun in Lansing 2020

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Lansing’s Santa Tracker – See Santa, Pictures with Santa, Visits with Santa + More Holiday Fun

It’s official, Santa Claus is STILL coming to town in 2020. Masks, plexiglass, and other clever ideas will be in place because after all, it’s Santa, and if he knows how to get around the world in 24 hours he definitely knows how to stay safe while he’s at it!

If your family is looking for Santa in Lansing and Mid-Michigan, here’s the scoop on where he’ll be and when.

Read on to find out how you can see Santa – visit Santa, take pictures with Santa, ride a train with Santa, and even ride a sleigh with the jolly old soul!

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Look below to find out when and where you can see Santa near you.

SANTA PHOTOS AND VISITS 

Taking pictures with Santa is a rite of passage for most Michigan kids – and parents. But what about this year? Yes, you’ll still be able to check this off of your Holiday bucket list and stay safe all in one.

Huge smiles or crying faces – you’re guaranteed an epic 2020 picture with the man with all the toys.

Lansing has many places this year to take your kids for Santa pictures to tell him their wishes. Below you’ll find both FREE visits with Santa and recurring Santa picture locations.

Family Photo with Santa Kids Lansing Michigan

Free Santa Photos & Visits

Photos with Santa 
Howell Recreation
925 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
» December 3, 2020 | 5-7pm
Snap a photo with Santa outside the Bennett Recreation Center! Santa will be set up in a giant inflatable snow globe to keep him safe. Drive up, hop out, and get your picture taken next to St Nick. We’ll provide the photographer and one printed photo. There is no fee to participate in this program but donations are appreciated.


Santa’s Coming to Andy T’s! 
Andy T’s Farm Market
3131 US-127 BUS, St Johns, MI 48879
» December 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 2020 | 1-4pm
Come share your wish list with Santa! The reindeer are quarantined until Christmas Eve so they can make their world wide journey.


Recurring Santa Photos & Visits

Virtual Visits with Santa
Hosted by Lansing Mall
Virtual Event
» November 14, 2020-January 7, 2021
Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Choose from a live Virtual Visit with Santa, Storytime with The Clauses, or a Pre-Recorded Personalized Santa Video.


Virtual Visits with Santa
Hosted by Westwood Mall
Virtual Event
» November 14, 2020-January 7, 2021
Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Choose from a live Virtual Visit with Santa, Storytime with The Clauses, or a Pre-Recorded Personalized Santa Video.


Photos with Santa
Lansing Mall
5330 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917
» November 27-December 25, 2020
Visit us in the front of JCPenney to get your professional pics with Santa taken. Face coverings for you and Santa may be required during your contactless visit based on current state regulations.


Photos with Santa
Westwood Mall
1850 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202
» November 27-December 25, 2020
Visit us in Center Court to get your professional pics with Santa taken. Face coverings for you and Santa may be required during your contactless visit based on current state regulations.


Santa Experience
Peacock Road Family Farm
1850 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202
» November 28-December 24, 2020 | Various Dates & Times
Come out and ride the Peacock Express to visit with Santa. You will be able to talk with Santa and there will be a photo opportunity. Each family unit will have their own car. $80/car


Here Comes Santa Claus Experience
Your House
Lansing, East Lansing, St. Johns, Mason, Jackson, & Williamston, MI 
» November 28-December 23, 2020 | By Appointment
A scheduled appointment times where Santa himself will come to your front door, greet your children, pick up their Christmas lists, deliver a treat (different packages available), and provide a photo opp for you to capture with your personal camera.


SANTA EVENTS  

These are some of our fav Santa sightings – events! These make for great family outings and quality holiday time with the family.

Below you’ll find socially distanced Santa experiences like a hot cocoa bar, Santa activities, games, and so much more.

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Storytime with Santa
Hosted by Howell Carnegie Library
Virtual Event
» December 5, 2020 | 9:30am
Celebrate the holidays with storytime for the whole family and a very special guest. Join Howell Library staff over Zoom for an interactive experience featuring favorite seasonal rhymes, songs, stories, and the big guy himself… Santa!


Christmas with Santa
Northfork Farms & Outback
3637 Morrice Rd, Webberville, MI 48892
» December 5 & 19, 2020 | 10am-1pm
All activities are indoor and heated, one family at a time. Reservations required. Horse ride, petting zoo, visit with Santa (socially distanced), harvest reindeer feed, short riding lesson, and write a letter to Santa while indulging in Christmas goodies.


Wild Holidays with Santa
Howell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843
» December 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 2020 | 1-5pm
Stop by our hot cocoa bar before heading out to explore a magical winter wonderland full of festive decorations, visiting all your animal friends and learning about their amazing winter adaptations. Then head to the NatureScape to drop off letters to Santa while the big man himself greets each child from high in his Christmas Treehouse Workshop! He will then deliver a special gift to every child. $8 per Adult, $15 per Child, ages 2 and under are free. Reserve your spot today!


Chillin with Santa and Friends- A Drive Through Experience
Arbor Grove Congregational Church
2621 McCain Rd, Jackson, MI 49203
» December 12, 2020 | 10am-12:30pm & 1:30-4pm
Pack up the family and come see Santa! Christmas Wish Lists will be provided to kids to fill out as well as games while waiting. Vehicles will roll down their windows to interact with Santa and his friends. Complimentary candy canes will be given out and beverages and snacks will be available for a donation.


Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Durand City Hall Circle Drive
215 W Clinton St, Durand, MI 48429
» December 12, 2020 | 1-7pm
A Drive Thru visit with Santa! Each child can speak to St. Nick via their vehicle window. Every child will receive a goodie bag donated by the Durand Rotary Club. Santa be at City Hall 1-3pm and 5-7pm.


Chillin with Santa and Friends- A Drive Through Experience
Arbor Grove Congregational Church
2621 McCain Rd, Jackson, MI 49203
» December 13, 2020 | 1-4pm
Pack up the family and come see Santa! Christmas Wish Lists will be provided to kids to fill out as well as games while waiting. Vehicles will roll down their windows to interact with Santa and his friends. Complimentary candy canes will be given out and beverages and snacks will be available for a donation.


Drive-Thru Santa Circus
Fox View
975 N Main, Nashville, MI 49073
» December 19, 2020 | 6-8pm
Enjoy a Christmas wonderland of holiday spectacles without ever leaving your vehicle! See colorful characters & clowns! Enjoy carnival food & live acts of amazing feats! Play games & win prizes. And, you better be good for goodness sake because Santa will be there along with real reindeer! Tickets are only $8 per person or $45 per carload (Your choice!). Children 2 and under FREE.


Special Santa Videos
Hosted by Howell Recreation
Virtual Event
» December 21, 2020
Surprise your kids with a personalized video from the big man himself! Register today and provide some details about your child’s wish list, activities, etc. Then we will work with Santa to record your child’s video (approx. 30-60 sec) and email it to you. Registration ends Dec 13th. $10/child


SANTA PARADES  

When Santa parades fill the streets of a city they instantly take the Holiday vibe to a whole new level! This year is starkly different but one thing hasn’t changed – the sight of Santa, lights, and holiday decor do in fact still bring in the holiday vibes and we could all use this right about now.

Seeing Santa wave can be a highlight of a kid’s holiday season. Annnnd let’s just admit, shall we? It’s probably a great highlight of our own holiday season as well, yeah?

Below are a few Santa parades still happening in 2020.

Santa parade Lansing Mid Michigan Kids

Santa’s Light Parade
Downtown Laingsburg
Laingsburg, MI 48848
» December 5, 2020 | 6-7pm
Our Winterfest parade will travel a longer route to be seen from more houses and viewing locations! This year you can view from the comfort of your car, local businesses, downtown front porches, other viewing locations, and even your own home over Facebook Live. This event is designed to be contact-free viewing.

MORE HOLIDAY FUN 

Eager for more Holiday fun?! Me, too – In a safe way of course.

What better way than drive-by light shows and holiday light events:

Lansing’s Holiday Light Shows and Events 2020

Michigan’s 10 Best Drive Through Christmas Lights 2020

Christmas-Lite-Show--MI

Happy Holidays in 2020, Greater Lansing!

1 thought on “Santa Finder: Pictures with Santa, Santa Parades + More Holiday Fun in Lansing 2020”

  1. I love playing Santa. I am a retired nurse. I am a fully beatded Santa. I am a graduate of the Charles Howard Santa School. Fully background checked with liabilty insurance. I am in Northern Michigan thru December 1. I am booking events, but still looking for opportunities n

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