Where to Find Santa in Nashville


Looking for the best places to find Santa in Nashville? Let us help — we’ve put together this list just for you. We love a good picture of our kiddos with the Big Guy as much as the next mama (crying or not). So get them in their jammies, that cute Christmas outfit you put together, or just grab ’em and run to the location nearest you. (And don’t forget — Santa can send your little one texts too!)

Where to Find Santa in NashvilleWhere to Find Santa in Nashville

Santa at Opry Mills

November 11th – December 16th
Park and enter at Entry 2, Santa will be waiting in between Coach and Ann Taylor.

*Caring Santa (sensory friendly event) is December 4th, 9-10:30A
*Pet Photos is December 11th, 6-8P

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop, Opry Mills

November 5th – December 24th
Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland, reservations recommended
FREE 4×6 photo

Santa at Gaylord Opryland

November 11-December 24
Friday – Sunday 10am-8pm*
Monday – Thursday 12pm-8pm*
*10am-8pm daily from December 19- 22

Know Before You Go:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, online. No on-site box office.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Optional ticket insurance is available for purchase.
  • Event location is Delta Atrium.
  • Additional fees for parking are non included in admission and charges will apply.
  • Personal Photography is not permitted.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to scheduled time.
  • Other restrictions may apply

Santa at Cool Springs Galleria

Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 24
Visit Santa in the Center Court, lower level

  • Monday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm, Friday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
    *Please note: Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 3pm to 4pm on Monday thru Thursday, 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 5:45pm on Friday & Saturday, and 2:30pm to 3pm on Sunday.
  • Pet photos with Santa: Mondays November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19; from 4pm to 7pm
  • Character Appearances: Thursdays November 17, December 1, December 8, December 15; from 5pm to 7pm
  • Titan Santa: Wednesday, December 7; from 5pm to 7pm

Santa’s Flight Academy at The Mall at Green Hills

November 17th – December 24th
Upper level near Macy’s

Santa at Rivergate Mall

November 19th- December 24th (make a reservation and skip the line!)
*Santa Cares (sensory friendly) December 4, 2022 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Snaps with Santa at The Avenue Murfreesboro

Saturday, November 12th, 8-10A

*Happy Santa is a special event for children with special needs and their families to visit with Santa in a sensory reduced environment. Space for this event is limited, please reserve your time slot using this link. This years Happy Santa will be held in Suite 1450 located near Sunglass Hut and Talbots.
*Snaps with Santa for all kids is November 12th, 11A-2P- Visit with Santa in Central Park just before we kick off the holiday’s with our annual Delight the Lights tree lighting!

Pictures with Santa, offered by Consign & Co

Thursday, November 10th, 6-8P *FREE, Murfreesboro

Our 4-Day Pop Up Kids Sale is happening November 9-12th! Stop in on Thursday 11/10 from 6pm – 8pm for pictures with Santa.

Holiday Kick off at L&L Market

Friday, November 11th, 6-8P
L & L Market, 3820 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville

Each store in the Market will have a special discount or fun treat to help get you in the holiday spirit. There will also be photos with Santa & Mrs. Clause, so bring the kids!

Free Pictures with Santa at Baxter’s Mercantile of Columbia

Saturday, November 12th, 11A-2P
Baxter’s Mercantile of Columbia- 808 S. Garden St

Join us for our annual free pictures with Santa at Baxter’s Mercantile of Columbia! Santa will be here November 12th from 11am-2pm. Be sure to bring your camera! Kids & pets welcome.

Breakfast with Santa by Bows & Ballcaps and HolidayFest 

Saturday, November 26th
Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, 550 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville

Please join us for the 16th annual Breakfast with Santa! Choose from two different seating times at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.  It will be a morning of family fun with a wonderful buffet breakfast, visits from special guests, crafts for the kids, and, of course, pictures with Santa! This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for BOWS & BALLCAPS, helping fund the organization’s constant supply of bows, ballcaps and other accessories to kids who are going through cancer at 10 children’s hospitals across the US. This event is also a toy drive for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for children who will wake up on Christmas morning in the hospital.  You can find more information on the event and all that we do on our website www.bowsandballcaps.org. We are proud to be a part of Hendersonville’s HolidayFest. Visit www.holidayfesttn.org for information on other local events

Santa is coming to town! And straight to ENC!! 

Saturday, November 26th, 9A-Noon
East Nashville Chiropractic- 211 South 17th Street, Nashville

Santa is coming to town early!! Come with your little ones(or pet!) to our East Nashville Office for some holiday fun and family pictures, hot cocoa, coffee, and s’mores. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer and available for your electronic download and use via email after the event! Coffee and Cocoa will be generously provided by Flora + Fauna of Nashville! All photography donations will go to the Metro Police Christmas Charities.
*Cash donations will be accepted, as well as toy or bicycle donations.*

Rutherford County Courthouse

Saturday, December 3rd, 10th, 17th (10A-2P) *FREE

Come downtown and get your family’s picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the historic Rutherford County courthouse for free. Visit with Santa and then do some shopping around downtown with locally owned small businesses for the holidays!

Pictures with Santa at Sweet CeCe’s

Sunday, December 4,  5-6:30P, Sweet CeCe’s Nolensville, *FREE
Grab a sweet treat, and meet Santa! Bring your camera and entire family!

Santa at Linebaugh Library

Wednesday, December 7th from 10 am – 12 pm *FREE

Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Linebaugh Library. Mrs. Claus will lead a special Christmas story time with stories and songs, and Santa will be available for pictures!

FREE Professional Photos with Santa @ Brandon Leonard State Farm

Thursday, December 8th, 5-7P
7648 Hwy 70 S Ste 10 Nashville, TN 37221

Santa Claus is coming to town and will be at Brandon Leonard State Farm on December 8th from 5-7PM! Bring the family and enjoy free professional photos with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Professional photos by Anna Marie Creative. This event is totally free and open to the public.

Snapshots with Santa at Crieve Hall

Saturday, December 10th, 11A-2P, Crieve Hall Church of Christ *FREE

Sundaes with Santa

Sunday, December 11th, 1-2:30
Hattie Jane’s Creamery, 3078 Maddux Way #Suite 100 Franklin

Join us for a holly jolly afternoon with Santa at Hattie Jane’s Creamery Franklin. Families will be invited to take photos with Santa to commemorate the special occasion, and children will receive a few special presents of their own. Each child will decorate a themed holiday ornament to take home, as well as build a festive ice cream parfait of their sugar plum dreams. Seating is limited and tickets are required for each child in attendance. Reserve your spot now for this special holiday memory!

Christmas Story Time with Santa & Mrs. Clause

Tuesday, December 13th, 10-11A, Spring Hill Public Library

Mrs. Claus will get you in the holiday mood with a special story and some songs you might recognize. And Santa is stopping by, too! So be ready to tell him what you want for Christmas. You’ll even get to go home with a balloon animal!

Scouts BSA Troop 818’s Second Annual Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 17th, 7:30-10:30A
Martin’s Bar-B-Que, 2076 Wall Street, Spring Hill

Breakfast slots are 30 minutes each. We can seat 60 people at a time, so please sign up for the total number in your party at a time slot that works for you. Photos with Santa will be available to be taken after you’ve finished eating.
Adults – $12 Children ages 4 to 11 – $10 Children 3 and under – FREE
Once you’ve purchased your tickets, please visit our Sign Up Genius at the link to reserve your preferred time slot.

 Know a great place we missed? Let us know in the comments!


  1. THE SPOT to meet Santa Clause in Spring Hill. Beautiful background, free photos, December 19th 4pm-6pm. Join us at The Spot Burgers and treat yourself to a peppermint shake or hot chocolate while the kids visit Santa Clause


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