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Photos with Santa in Boston – Image Credits: Southwick Zoo Facebook Page

Taking a picture with Santa Claus is such a fun thing to do during the holiday season, especially with little ones! Unfortunately, pictures with Santa can be expensive with photos usually starting at $20+, and if you have kids like mine, totally not worth the price tag with their miserable faces. Sometimes.

Luckily, there are a few places you can find take a picture with Santa for FREE this holiday season.

Where to get Free Photos with Santa in and near Boston

Santa’s Wonderland

Santa's Wonderland

Image Credits: Santa’s Wonderland Facebook Page


The ultimate free family Christmas event, Santa’s Wonderland, began in Boston on Friday, November 6. At Santa’s Wonderland in Foxborough, you can get a free picture with Santa. This year, scheduled reservations are essential to keep everyone safe. At your nearest Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, experience the best of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland. Make a Free Santa Photo Booking from November 7th through December 24th.

Santa’s Wonderland location: 18898 Highway 6 in College Station, Texas 77845, USA

Polar Express Family Brunch With Santa

Santa Polar Express

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Enjoy a spectacular family breakfast with a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. You’ll get your original Polar Express ticket when you arrive. It will take place on the 18th of December from 10 am to 12 pm. Enjoy a festive breakfast while watching the film “The Polar Express” projected on a giant screen. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will give one fortunate person a gift that represents the spirit of Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will pose for photographs with the kids, and each child will get an authentic Polar Express train ticket and a Silver Bell.

Polar Express Family Brunch With Santa location: The Bistro at LaBelle Winery, 345 NH-101, Amherst, NH 03031, United States

ZooLights at Stone Zoo

Stone Zoo Lights

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Thousands of glittering lights illuminate a winter paradise of tree-lined walkways. Enjoy a one-way walk along Yukon Creek, which is home to black bears, bald eagles, Canada lynx, deer, and arctic foxes, and is festively adorned. This year, many large-scale lighting lantern installations will brighten your winter evening. While Santa will be unable to visit this year, you may meet Mrs. Claus every Tuesday beginning Nov. 30 as she spreads Christmas happiness across the Zoo.

Check out our updated 2021 Guide for Zoolights at Stoneham Zoo

ZooLights at Stone Zoo location: 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180, United States

The Enchanted Village

Jordan's Furniture (Enchanted Village)

Image Credits: Jordan’s Furniture (Enchanted Village) Facebook Page

Enjoy an exciting journey down a slick slide in a vivid inner tube.  This new Enchanted Village activity is a lovely wooden building that measures 72 feet long by 16.5 feet broad and provides a fast gliding experience. It’s a short trip back upward, so you should be able to slide down a couple more times. It’s a pleasant activity for the entire family. Jordan’s Furniture has an old-fashioned town with 59 mechanical figures and 18 sceneries, as well as Santa, synthetic ice skating, and a light show. From November 19, 2021, to January 2, 2022.

The Enchanted Village location: Jordon’s Furniture Avon MA, 100 Stockwell Dr, Avon, MA 02322, United States

Southwick Zoo Winter Wonderland

Southwick Zoo Winter Wonderland

Image Credits: Southwick Zoo Winter Wonderland Facebook Page

Guests at this year’s Winter Wonderland will be treated to two events in one. A drive-thru trip through the Frozen Forest, where tourists may see a few fallow deer, and into Whoville, where visitors may meet the Grinch himself, will be available during Winter Wonderland as well as the Festival of Illumination. Then take a tour around Santa’s Village and take photographs with him during a meet-and-greet, followed by a performance beneath the Cirque de Illumination tent. For Christmas shopping, the Purple Peacock Gift Shop will be open. Visit Mrs. Claus for presents and to say hi. From November 26, 2021, to January 2, 2022. (open on Wednesdays and Sundays)

Southwick Zoo’s location: 2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA 01756, United States

Get your complimentary photos with Santa right away.


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