We’re all looking for ways to save during the holiday season. Capturing a moment you’ll cherish for years to come should not break the bank. Thankfully, these local events are offering free photos with Santa!
I had seen photos with Santa as high as $60. Some even require you to take your own photo on your phone and pay them for it. That seems a little wrong to me. So I sought out all the free photos with Santa in our area.
These free photos with Santa are a great deal, yet the events are bound to draw in a big crowd. Try to be one of the first in line by arriving early to your favorite location.
Have a great time creating a lasting keepsake of this holiday season!
I have only found these Santa photo freebies so far, but I’ll keep adding to this list as I find more events.
2020 Free Photos with Santa
November 7-December 24
Cabela’s is offering contactless free photos with Santa. The annual event is called Santa’s Wonderland, featuring free photos with Santa, a chance to mail a letter to Santa, and a free take home craft for kids (while supplies last). You will need to reserve your spot.
2019 Free Photos with Santa
These events are from 2019. I will update this list as soon as new information is released.
Bring your cell phone and take your own pictures with Santa complete with holiday music. Bring your kids, your significant other, your friends and even your pup. Staff onsite will be there to take a photo with your phone or camera.
December 15 | 2-6 p.m.
12435 N Starlight Ave., Portland
Next to Bedmart
This local Vancouver grocery store will be hosting free photo with Santa events at both its Salmon Creek and Mill Plain locations. The lines to meet Santa are expected to be long and may loop outside the building. Make sure you dress for the weather.
This freebie is good for one free photo per family. Photos are usually available 30-45 minutes after the picture is taken. That means you’ll have plenty of time to do your grocery shopping while you wait. Please leave your pets at home.
Here are the dates and times:
2302 NE 117th St., Vancouver
December 1-3 | 3-5:30 p.m.
13215 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver
December 4-5 | 3-5:30 p.m.
December 6 | 12-2:30 p.m.
Realty One Group Cascadia
Stop by this Vancouver realty branch for free photos with Santa! Be prepared with your phone fully charged, or camera in hand, to snap a photo of your family. Treats and hot chocolate will also be available.
2004 SE 192nd Ave., Vancouver
December 8 | 2-4 p.m.
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