Where to See Santa in Fargo
2023 Days: November 11 & 12, November 18 & 19, November 22, then November 24 – 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.
2023 Days: November 17, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. & November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Scheels Arena
Bring your Christmas shopping list. You’ll find gifts, food, jewelry, and a free visit and photos with Santa!
2023 Days: November 17 – 19 & November 24 – 26, Fridays & Saturdays 12:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Fargo Civic Center
2023 Day: November 24, 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, sleigh rides, cookie decorating, a holiday craft, entertainment, and more!
2023 Days: November 25 & 26, December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 15 – 17, 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. Remember to dress warm and bring your camera!
2023 Days: November 25 & December 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Grain Designs
Santa is coming to the Shoppes at Blue Water Creek! Visit Grain Designs (between EcoChic and Leela & Lavender) to get your photo taken with Santa.
2023 Day: November 30, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: POW/MIA Plaza in Downtown West Fargo
2023 Day: December 2, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Court’s Plus
Come join a run/walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of North Dakota and meet Santa! Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., Santa arrives at 8:30 a.m., and the run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m.
2023 Day: December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2023 Day: December 2 at 2:00 p.m. (Santa visits are after the movie screening)
Location: Fargo Theatre
Visit the Fargo Theatre for an Interactive screening of Elf and visit Santa after the show!
2023 Days: December 2 at 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.; December 3 at 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.; December 16 at 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.; December 17 at 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.; December 23 at 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.; December 24 at 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SANTA is coming to Kingpinz SIX times in December! You might catch him HyperBowling a few frames and you’ll definitely find him snacking at the Axis Tilt Snack Trailer, but most importantly he’ll be available for photos (for free!). The 12/24 date includes a Brunch with Santa option.
2023 Day: December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Skate City
Santa Claus is coming to Skate City! Join us for our Family Skate on Saturday morning from 10am – 12pm for festivities and time with Santa Claus! Parents skate FREE admission with the purchase of child’s admission! Admission is $8 and skate rentals are $3.
2023 Day: December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Delta Hotel
2023 Day: December 3, 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.
Santa Meet & Greet at Brewhalla
2023 Day: December 3, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Bring your kids to meet a holly jolly friend from the North Pole! Old Saint Nick will be making his appearance on the 2nd floor of Brewhalla, and he can’t wait to hear what everyone wants for Christmas! This event is completely free and open to all.
2023 Day: December 7th at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
2023 Day: December 8th from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Scoop N Dough Candy Co.
Come and celebrate the holidays with a free cup of coffee or hot cocoa, in-store specials, and photos with Santa! Photos are free, just come with a phone or camera for pictures.
2023 Day: December 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Horace Senior Center (Horace, ND)
2023 Day: December 9th from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Courts Plus
Sensory Friendly Santa Night
2023 Day: Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Beyond Boundaries (3001 11th St S)
2023 Day: Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Fargo Air Museum
2023 Day: December 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Arena
Santa is coming to Veterans Memorial Arena this holiday season! Bring out the whole family and your skates, say hi to Santa, and skate to your favorite Christmas songs! Enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate while supplies last. *Please note that there will NOT be skates available for rental.
2023 Day: December 19, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Gasper’s School of Dance & Performing Arts
Fargo Mrs. Claus (also does messages in American Sign Language)
Book Santa for Your Own Event!
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.
A one-on-one conversation with Santa. It is recorded and can be saved and shared with family members.