The best places to go get pictures with Santa in Orange County.
Irvine Regional Park
Could you ever imagine taking a train ride to the north pole to meet Santa? Well, Irvine Regional Park has created a memorable experience where you travel to the North Pole to meet Santa and get the perfect picture for the holidays! I know I’d rather avoid the mall at this time of the year and this is the perfect way to get those holiday pictures without the shopping madness.
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
South Coast Plaza
Despite the mall crowds, South Coast Plaza still has a way of bringing the holiday magic to life! You can find Santa in his village with crafts, photos, a train, and a reindeer carousel. The whole village is designed to keep the whole family occupied and excited to meet Santa!
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
At Fashion Island the magic continues! Enjoy all of the festive decorations and the VERY large tree that seems to light up all of Newport. This jolly set up doesn’t stop there, Santa welcomes you into his home for holiday photos and smiles. Be sure to consult the schedule in the link below before your trip, Santa may be visiting other good boys and girls that day.
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Santa in Carona Del Mar? It must be a Cali Christmas! At Roger’s Gardens Santa will be welcoming all the good boys and girls to take pictures and put in their gift requests. With the original Disneyland bandstand gazebo, this holiday wonderland will make the best memories while possibly bringing home your own Christmas tree! Santa will be accepting photos till December 20th so don’t miss out!
2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Sometimes the mall can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you are with kids. At the Brea mall, Santa sits in BIG chair with room for all of the kids and even parents. With room for the whole family, meeting Santa may not be as overwhelming as before. Here there are even appointments available so that you won’t have to wait on a long line, which always makes my kids happy!
1065 Brea Mall
Brea, CA 92821