If you want to take the kids to see Santa this holiday season, you have plenty of options! Here are some of places and events where you can take photos with Santa here in the Corridor:

Lindale Mall - 4444 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids

  • Santa's Arrival
    • Saturday, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • "Santa’s Arrival will feature performances from Prestige Dance, face painting, a balloon twisting elf, crafts, and free goodie bags to the first 200 children"
  • Santa Schedule
    • Mondays through Saturdays in December from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Reservations are not required, but you can book a spot in advance HERE
  • Sensitive Santa
    • Sunday, December 4th from 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • "Join us for a sensory-friendly Santa experience! There will be a variety of sensory-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy while meeting Santa before the hustle and bustle of regular mall hours."
    • Reservations are required - reserve a spot HERE
  • Paws & Claus
    • Monday, December 12th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "Mix and mingle with other pet lovers while your furry friend takes a paw-satively adorable photo with Santa. This event is first come, first serve, and reservations are not required or available during this event time."

Coral Ridge Mall1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville

  • Santa Schedule
    • Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Reserve a spot in advance HERE
  • Santa Cares
    • Sunday, December 4th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • "Visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Celebrate Santa Magic in an inclusive atmosphere. Exclusively for children & families with special needs. Reservations are required for this private photo experience."
    • Reservations are required - reserve a spot HERE
  • Pet Night
    • Monday, December 5th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "Capture Santa photos with your pets. Everyone is welcome, even without pets."
    • Reservations are highly recommended - reserve your spot HERE

NewBo City Market - 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids

  • Sunday December 4th, 11th, & 18th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Event is free and visitors can take their own photos

Downtown Iowa City - FilmScene in the Chauncey

  • Saturday, December 3rd, 10th, & 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Visitors are welcome to take their own photos


Cedar Memorial4200 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids

  • Sunday, December 18th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • "The Chapel of Memories Mausoleum will be filled with festive trees, wreaths, ornaments and thousands of lights. Live Christmas music will be played throughout the evening and Santa will be there, too!"

Skate With Santa

  • ImOn Ice Arena - 1100 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, December 17th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Visit Santa's Workshop, decorate cookies, and do holiday crafts! $12 per skater"
  • The Rink at Coral Ridge Mall1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville
    • Saturday, December 11th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Enjoy Holiday music, activities, gift raffles, a Heartlanders Ticket Giveaway, and more! Everyone will have an opportunity for a photo with Santa!"
    • Purchase tickets HERE

Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center - 300 E 9th St, Coralville

  • Breakfast With Santa
    • Saturday, December 17th at 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
    • "Enjoy a delicious holiday breakfast buffet, featuring a waffle bar, made to order omelets, and carved spiral glazed ham. Kids will get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, have a photo-op with them on Santa’s chair, enjoy holiday crafts and activities, and make a special gift to take home. Parents can get in the holiday spirit too! Each adult 21+ will receive a complimentary holiday-themed drink to enjoy. A cash bar will be available and serving mimosas, hot toddies, spiked hot cocoa, mocktails, and more."
    • Purchase tickets HERE

Tin Roost - 840 W Penn St, North Liberty

  • Saturday, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • "Santa is coming back to the Igloos at Tin Roost! Courtesy of Something Aesthetic, get a FREE photo with Santa just in time for Christmas! Hot Cocoa & Candy Canes will be available for all participants!"

Goldfinch Tap + Eatery - 740 10th St, Marion

  • Saturday, December 3rd & 17th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • "Enjoy a complimentary Hot Cocoa Bar as you wait to share your Christmas Wish List with Santa & take pictures that will last a lifetime!"

You can check out a list of other big events happening in the Corridor this December HERE!

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