Where to see Santa Claus in Metro Vancouver

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Santa Claus is coming to town this month. As well as finding out who’s been naughty or nice the  big guy will also be taking in events all across the city, as well as stopping by your local shopping centre to hear what’s on your wish-list this holiday season.

To help you set up your date with Old St. Nick here’s our guide on where you can see Santa in Metro Vancouver this Christmas.

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SEE ALSO: 50 things to do in Vancouver this Christmas

Shopping Malls and Stores

Park Royal South

  • Where: Park Royal South Centre Court – 2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver
  • When: Now until December 24; Santa’s hours vary, check the schedule below:
  • Cost: $13 to $43 for prints and digital copies
Image: Park Royal

Image: Park Royal

Metropolis at Metrotown

  • Where: Grand Court lower level, Metropolis at Metrotown – 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When: Friday, November 20 to Thursday, December 24; Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2. to 5 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: By donation, minimum $2 per picture, images available digitally for personal prints or online sharing

Oakridge Centre

  • Where: Oakridge Centre – 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Thursday, December 24; Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2. to 5 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2. to 5 p.m, December 24: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids Market at Granville Island

  • Where: Kids Market at Granville Island – 1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, December 5 to Thursday, December 24; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closes at 3 p.m. December 24)

Richmond Centre

  • Where: Main Galleria, Richmond Centre – 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: Now until Thursday, December 24; Santa’s hours vary, check their website here
  • Cost: Photo packages start at $25

Events and Attractions

Christmas in Kerrisdale

  • Where: Kerrisdale Village – West 41st Avenue between Larch St and Maple St.
  • When: Saturday, December 5 to Sunday, December 20; Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

  • Where: Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Thursday, December 24; Santa available for photos from 4 to 9 p.m. every day.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden

  • Where: Indoors beside Shaughnessy Restaurant, VanDusen Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 31; Santa available for photos from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly
  • Cost: $15 to $20, excluding event entrance price

Santa Claus Parade

  • Where: Robson Square Ice Rink – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, December 6 after the parade

Vancouver Christmas Market

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Plaza – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Thursday, December 24; Santa’s house vary, check their website here

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

  • Where: Santa’s Workshop, top of Grouse Mountain –
  • When: Now until Monday, January 4, 2016; Santa available for photos from noon to 8 p.m. every day
  • Cost: By donation, excluding attraction entrance price

Christmas at Canada Place

  • Where: Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Now until Wednesday, December 23; noon to 6 p.m. every day

Where to see Santa Claus in Vancouver

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  • Metropolis at Metrotown

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  • Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden

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