If a yearly visit to the Big Guy is a must-do for your family, we’ve rounded up all the places of where to see Santa in Fargo. We’ve included some fun virtual options as well to add to the festive fun!
Thanks to our partners at SCHEELS for sponsoring this guide, and make sure to check out their gift guides below on SCHEELS.com!
Where to See Santa in Fargo
2022 Days: November 11 – December 24, hours vary
Location: West Acres Mall
Be transported to the North Pole with two whimsical setting choices for photos with Santa. For more information and tickets see the Santa Magic website.
2022 Days: November 18, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. & November 19, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Scheels Arena
Bring your Christmas shopping list. You’ll find gifts, food, jewelry, and a free visit and photos with Santa!
2022 Days: November 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fargo Civic Center
2022 Days: November 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cookies with the Claus Family, presented by Fraser, Ltd., is back! Join in the afternoon of entertainment and fun at this free holiday event. There will be bouncy houses, cookie decorating, a holiday craft, entertainment, and more! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be arriving by horse-drawn sleigh at 1:00 p.m.!
2022 Days: November 26 & 27, December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 16 – 18, 21 & 22 (hours vary)
Location: Rheault Farm
Celebrate the holiday season with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at this free event. Participate this Season of Giving by bringing donations of canned goods, cash, and gently used or new toys for local organizations.
2022 Days: November 29, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 4225 38th St S Suite 202 Fargo, ND 58104
2022 Days: December 1, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: SCHEELS Fargo
2022 Days: December 3, 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Location: Radisson Blu, Fargo
2022 Days: December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join in the fun with a day of long lasting Christmas traditions at Bonanzaville. Enjoy a craft show in Dawson Hall, horse drawn wagon rides through the village, or print your own Christmas card and listen to live music.
2022 Days: December 4, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo
2022 Days: December 4, 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Moorhead Sport Center
Enjoy a free open skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus with free cookies and hot chocolate! And skate rental will be available for limited sizes.
2022 Days: December 7 & December 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Acres
2022 Days: December 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Legacy Elementary, West Fargo
Legacy PTO invites you to our Winter Wonderland and Santa and his reindeer will be there! Enjoy some Windsor Waffles and hot chocolate and get into the holiday mood.
2022 Days: December 10, 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Horace Senior Center
2022 Days: December 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Fargo Basketball Academy
Don’t miss your chance to play with Santa in the gym at FBA! He’ll be jumping in the bounce house, shooting on the mini-hoop, scoring soccer goals, and riding on scooters. This event will provide plenty of active fun along with some unique Santa photo-ops. Open to new walkers up to age five. See the FBA website for more information.
2022 Days: December 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services
This is a free holiday event for children with special health care needs, their family and friends. Come and meet Santa in a safe and comfortable environment while participating in fun activities with the therapists from Beyond Boundaries! This is an opportunity to meet Santa without pressure, stress, and the long lines. Please feel free to bring your camera and take pictures. Snacks will be served from your friends at Family Voices of ND.
2022 Days: December 16, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Scoop N Dough Candy Co.
2022 Days: December 17, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Tupperware Studio
2022 Days: December 17, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fargo Air Museum
2022 Days: December 17, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lakeland General Store, Pelican Rapids, MN
Head out to lakes country and stop by Lakeland General Store to visit with Santa & Trowbridge Creek Zoo animals!
2022 Days: December 17, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Midwest Bounce
Come to Midwest Bounce for some seasonal fun. Take pictures with Santa, enjoy jump time, crafts, and hot chocolate!
2022 Days: December 18, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Lights in West Fargo
Bring the family and skate with Santa to favorite holiday songs! And enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate while supplies last.
Fargo Mrs. Claus (also does messages in American Sign Language)
This is a safe way to see Santa without leaving the house. Book online and a shareable video and group pictures are included in the cost. Also, have the option of adding a story time.
Send a letter to Santa online and get a free personalized photo from Santa.
Days: Now accepting letters! Letter adoption starts November 28.
Every year, the Post Offices around the country receive letters sent to Santa from children and families. Letters ask for games and toys, help for loved ones, and for basic necessities. If you or someone you know is in need of help this Christmas, here are some instructions on writing a letter in order to obtain a response.
USPS Operation Santa makes it possible for people to adopt these letters and send gifts and responses in Santa’s place. Click here to adopt a letter.
Children can receive a personalized package from Santa at the North Pole. This box includes letters and treats.
This virtual call, provide information to personalize the call and chat with Santa from his workshop.
A one-on-one conversation with Santa. It is recorded and can be saved and shared with family members.