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 have seen photos with Santa events as high as $60. That doesn’t feel like it is aligning with the holiday spirit. 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 a big crowd. Try to be one of the first in line by arriving early to your favorite location or registering in advance.
Have a great time creating a lasting keepsake of this holiday season! Are you hosting a free photos with Santa event? Send me an email about it.
2022 Free Photos with Santa
November 27-December 20 (select days)
Kids and families can take their photos with Black Santa merrily dressed in his holiday best. Events are taking place at locations in and around Portland. Photos with Black Santa are free, but you must register in advance online.
November 5-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 free giveaways. You will need to reserve your spot.
Pet Pictures with Santa
Head to Burns Feed Store for free pet pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. Bring your dogs, cats, horses, llamas, cows, goats, or whatever type of pet you have. You’ll get one free photo per family. Additional photos available for $2 each.
Donations will also be accepted for NW Guide Dogs For The Blind. Burns Feed Store is located at 29215 SE Orient Drive in Gresham.
Photos with Santa at Harley-Davidson
Visit the Paradise Harley-Davidson for free photos with Santa Claus. From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, bring your camera to take your own photo or the photographer will take it for you. Images will be available to download from the store’s Facebook page.
Paradise Harley-Davidson is at 10770 SW Cascade Ave. in Tigard.
Gresham Station Shopping Center
December 5, 12, 17, and 18
Head to Gresham Station Shopping Center for contactless visits and professional photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. All you have to bring along with you is a canned good to donate to the SnowCap Community Charities “Fill A Bag” campaign.
Advance online registration is required to participate in this event.
Fremont Holiday Fest
On Friday, December 2, from 4-7 p.m., the Beaumont Business Association is hosting Fremont Holiday Fest, an evening full of fun, free activities. Sign up for free selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
December 10-11 and 17-18
Does your pet have a special spot on your holiday card? Attend a free pet photo with Santa at PetSmart. All thirteen PetSmart locations in the Portland area are participating. You must register in advance to participate in this event. Photos can be taken on your own phone or on the store camera, which will be delivered to you via email.
Looking for more holiday events in Portland? Here’s a full list: