Where to Find Santa Claus in Charlotte’s Malls

Have a holly-jolly visit with the man in red at these shopping centers—there's even a stop at Whoville to meet the Grinch!
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Blakeney Shopping Center | Throughout December
9870 Rea Rd., 980.474.1660
Spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Blakely this season. Visit Santa for photos at his custom-built house on the Village Green on  Dec. 2, 10 & 18. Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus read holiday stories to and sing popular holiday tunes with visitors on Dec. 3, 11 & 16. 

Carolina Place Mall | Nov. 18-Dec. 24
11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville, 704.542.4111
‘Tis the season to pose for photos with St. Nick! Pictures take place on the lower level near Dillard’s. Book your reservations online and receive a free phone call from Santa. Pet nights on Nov. 21, 28 & Dec. 5. On Dec. 4, you can take part in the Caring Santa experience, the chance to have a private photo with Santa.

Concord Mills | Nov. 19-Dec. 24
8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, 704.886.5000
Make merry at the Santa Photo Experience at Concord Mills. Santa arrives in holiday style on Nov. 18 at 6 pm at Entrance 7. The event includes a ride on the Red Suit Railroad, cookie decorating, picture frame making, special guest appearances, snowfall and a parade. Photos begin at 8 pm. Book your reservations for this and additional dates.

Metropolitan | Dec. 3 & 17
1111 Metropolitan Ave., 704.552.1700
Have your picture taken with Santa and get free digital images, hot cocoa, cookies and more. First come, first served, Dec. 17 from 11 am-3 pm On Dec. 3, get transported to Whoville to meet the Grinch at Grinchmas, a festive affair with holiday activities, caricature art, a hot cocoa bar. cookies and popcorn, from 3 pm.

Northlake Mall | Nov. 25-Dec. 24
6801 Northlake Mall Dr., 704.921.2000
Northlake Mall offers photos with Santa for both humans and their pets—Pet Nights are Nov. 28 & Dec., 5 from 5-7 pm. There’s also a special sensory-friendly morning on Dec. 4 from 9-10:30 am; register here. The Signing Santa event takes place on Dec. 6 from 10 am-1 pm and includes lunch, a balloon, face painting and more. 

SouthPark Mall | Through Dec. 24
4400 Sharon Rd., 704.364.4411
SouthPark is also taking reservations for photos with Santa, and will have a pet night on Dec. 11. On Dec. 4, you can take part in the Caring Santa experience, the chance to have a private photo with Santa.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s | Through Dec. 24
Multiple Locations
Celebrate the magic of the season at these sports goods department stores. Reserve your spot online for a free photo with Santa, then enjoy the decked-out halls and make merry at Santa’s Toy Shop.