Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

2020 Holiday Family Fun Guide

November 13, 2020

'Tis the season! Here are all the events we've found scheduled for this holiday season where kids can visit Santa in the Hickory / Western Piedmont area.  Some events are already filling up and selling out so don't delay! 

We'll be adding more to this list as details become available so bookmark this page and check back often. If you know of other opportunities to visit with Santa, please use the submit an event-form to send in the details or email

As always, events are subject to change with or without notice so make sure to confirm prior to attending.

The Santa Experience
Are you looking for a personal, one-on-one visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus? The Santa Experience is so much more than just photos with Santa. Click the pink link above to read our review!
Where: Tim Turnmire Photography, Claremont
When:  Booking Now
Who: Kids of all ages
How: Reservations required.
Cost: Save 10% with code: MACARONI

Virtual Visit with Santa
Where: Jingle Ring
When:  Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Thursday, Jan 4, 2022
Who: The whole family
How: Reservations required.
Cost: $19.95 - $24.95

Valley Hills Mall Santa 
It's official- Santa will be coming to the mall this year for your little ones to visit with and have their photos taken. You MUST make a reservation in advance.
Where: Valley Hills Mall, Hickory
When: Friday, November 27 - Friday, Dec 25, 2020
Who: The whole family
How: Reservations required.
Cost: Free, Photos are an additional cost. 

Cookies With Santa
Come enjoy cookies with Santa Claus. Come see Santa with social distancing. You can take photos of your child with Santa. You're child won't be sitting on his lap, but the child can tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas. You'll receive a treat and gift bag.
Where: High Peak Baptist Church, 3073 High Peak Road, Valdese
When: Saturday, November 28, 2020, 2pm - 3:30pm
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free

Cookies With The Grinch
Get in the spirt with the lovable not so bad Grinch. Bring the kids out for cookies and milk with the Grinch and Mom can shop the event.
Where: Lasting Impressions Boutique, 304 Burkemont Ave, Morganton
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 2pm
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free

Shirts with Santa
With practically everything around being canceled we want to jump on board and help make Christmas a little special for the kiddos this year as we decorate shirts with Santa.
Where: Roma Pizza, 3068 Hickory Blvd, Hudson
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 2pm - 8pm
Who: The whole family
How: Please RSVP by calling (828) 726-3783
Cost: Only $5 when you dine in - bring your own shirt!

Drive-By Meet Santa
The Town of Hildebran and HHDA are hosting a Drive-By event where everyone can meet Santa. For Santa's safety, please wear a mask and remain in your car. Santa will come to you!
Where: Town of Hildebran, 202 S Center Street, Hildebran
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 4pm - 6pm
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free

Family Drive-Thru Santa Event
Our free, socially distanced drive-through Family Holiday Event With Santa will feature masked Santa and Elves, carolers, and traffic directors. Get into the spirit of the season by viewing the decorations and singing along with the carolers and the music on your way to see Santa.
Where: Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library, 9154 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell
When: Saturday, December 6, 2020 from 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Cost: Free

Breakfast with Santa at Killians Hardware
Bring your family and friends for biscuits and donuts with Santa and take a tour through our antique museum!
Where: Killians Hardware, 3790 Springs Rd NE, Hickory
When: Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 9:00am - 11:00am
Who: The whole family
How: Just show up
Cost: Free

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