LIST🎅: Where to take photos with Santa in Southwest, Central Virginia

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Santa Claus is comin’ to town!

It’s officially the season of all things holly and jolly, and that of course means taking a pic with Old St. Nick.

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If you’re looking to take a photo with Santa while he’s in your neck of the woods, we’ve compiled a list of events where photo-ops will be available.

Here are events where you can take photos with Santa:

  • Photos with Santa at Towers Shopping Center, Sunday, Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to the public.
  • Visits and Photos with Santa at Valley View Mall, every day in December through Christmas Eve. Hours vary, click here for more details.
  • Photos with Santa at River Ridge Mall, every day in December through Christmas Eve. Hours vary, make a reservation here.

If you’d like to take your furry friend for a photo with Santa, here are a few events happening in our area:

  • Pet Photos with Santa at River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg on Mon. Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.
  • Paws & Claus at PetSmart locations on Dec. 16 & Dec. 17. Book a slot here.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Bedford Tractor Supply Co. on Monday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the Bedford Humane Society. Bring a $15 donation.

For a full list of Christmas events and parades happening near you, click here.

Know of any events we missed? Email lhelkowski@wsls.com with relevant information so we can add it to the list!


About the Author:

Lauren Helkowski joined WSLS 10’s digital team in August 2022, but has held a passion for storytelling long before.