Best Places to Take Pictures with Santa in Las Vegas

Updated December 3, 2017

1. Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Santa Claus is trading in his reindeer for green sea turtles, zebra sharks and 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of water this holiday season for Santa in the Shipwreck at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Twinkling lights will line Shark Reef Aquarium's jungle, leading spirited guests to Santa himself where he will be ready to spread holiday cheer and sweet treats with his pal, Santa Jaws. With each paid admission during select dates in December, children 12 and under can take a photograph with Santa as they share with him all of their last-minute holiday wishes. Before jumping on his sleigh, Santa will plunge into the Shipwreck waters to bid everyone farewell alongside his underwater friends.
Admission: Adult admission: $25; Children 4-12 years: $19; Nevada residents with valid I.D. receive a discount on admission: Adults: $22; Children 4-12 years: $17; Children three and under are free.
When: From 10AM to 4PM every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve 2017

2. Photos with Santa Claus at Town Square


Santa has been making his list and checking it twice and wants to know who has been naughty and nice. Bring the kids to Santa's Norman Rockwell inspired house in Town Square Park for photos to help make this holiday season a memory that will last forever. Photos with Santa are by appointment only. The initial print, which is included with your reservation is $20.
When: November 18 through December 23, 2017
Location: Town Square
Phone: 702-812-4456
Important: Online appointment is required at tslvsanta.com

3. Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro


Wait...is Bass Pro really giving away FREE Santa pictures?!!! Yay! This Christmas season get a free 4x6 studio-quality photo in store. Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase and instant print at the store. With every photo, get a free kid's entrée at Bass Pro Shops locations with a restaurant. While supplies last.
When: December 3 to December 23, 2017
Location: All Bass Pro Shops
Address: 8200 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone: 702-730-5200

4. Holiday at The Park


In case you haven't heard of The Park, it's an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district located between Monte Carlo Resort and New York - New York. Bring the whole family by and have some fun at the Ice Rink at The Park. There will be tents with hot cocoa and winter treats such as rice crispy snowmen, and gingerbread cookies! And carolers...yes there'll be carolers each evening.
When: Now to December 22, 2017. Please see website for more.
Location: The Park
Phone: 702-693-7275
Website: theparkvegas.com

5. Springs Preserve Holiday Express

Climb aboard the Springs Preserve?s Holiday Express and be whisked away on a magical train ride to Santa?s village. Your very merry adventure includes personal time and photos with Santa, holiday crafts, storytelling, cookie decorating, a nutcracker display, "snow" (yes, snow!) and more. It's a family-fun winter wonderland with departures 12 times each day at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The Springs Preserve Holiday Express experience is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Remember Your Camera! Keeping your time with Santa personal, there won't be a professional photographer at Santa's village. You are encouraged to bring your own camera or smartphone to document your Santa sighting.
When: Dec. 9-10, 16-23, 2017, 12pm-6pm
Location: Springs Preserve
Address: 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: 702-822-7700

6. Breakfast with Santa on the Lawn at the Container Park


Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa at Container Park downtown. After eating, make your own holiday cookie and hot chocolate and take home your own Christmas ornament.
When: December 9, 2017 from 8am
Location: Container Park
Address: 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

8. Pet Night with Santa

Bring your four-legged friend to see Santa and pose for a photo! Cats and dogs only.....Santa's afraid of snakes!
When: Mondays Now to December 11, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: Meadows Mall, Lower Level Sears Court
Address: 4300 Meadows Lane #10, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Phone: 702-878-3331
Website: www.meadowsmall.com

9. Santa Train 2017 at Nevada Southern Railway Museum

What child won't remember an 35 minute long ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus? During the ride about 200 passangers ride on restored railway cars while visiting with Mr and Mrs Clause. Don't forget to bring your camera and have your picture taken with them.
When: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
Location: Nevada Southern Railway Museum
Address: 601 Yucca Street, Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Website: www.nevadasouthern.com

10. Visit Santa in his office at Tivoli Village

Santa's office is a warm rustic experience with a stone fireplace and his own personal effects brought from his North Pole home. While most of his day is spent reading letters from children his naughty & nice list is kept safely on his desk, and he checks his list twice. Santa has allowed one on one family visits at Operation North Pole to ensure your child has some extra special holiday magic the season! This Christmas season you'll also enjoy a full enchanted village at Tivoli Village. Come early to take a ride on the polar express train through the enchanted village. The tree lined streets lit by magical colored trees and festive lights set the tone for this charming experience. As you gaze and enjoy the architecture keep your eyes apprised, hidden amongst the trees are the Elves tiny homes, if you look closely you might catch a glimpse of one!
When: Now through December 24, 2017. View schedule
Location: Tivoli Village
Address: 440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: 702-570-7400

12. Pictures with Santa at Galleria Mall in Henderson

Santa will be making his list and checking it twice this holiday season while he is at Galleria at Sunset for photos November 19- December 24. This year, there will be two ways to see Santa, making it easier than ever.
When: November 11 to December 24, 2017. Hours differ, check the schedule
Price: Check pricing Location: Galleria Mall
Address: 1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV
Phone: 702-434-0202

13. Pet Photo with Santa at Galleria Mall in Henderson

Bring your pet to visit and take photos with Santa. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Cats & dogs only. When: Nov 14 to Dec 5, 2017. Hours differ, check the schedule
Price: Check pricing Location: Galleria Mall
Address: 1300 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV
Phone: 702-434-0202