Where to See Santa in Fargo & Moorhead | 2022

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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!

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Where to See Santa in Fargo

Santa’s Whimsical Wonderland (My Santa Magic)

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.

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

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

Get a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Perfect for holiday cards or for the fridge.
SUNDAY ONLY! November 20th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p in the Civic Center atrium.

Cookies with the Claus Family

2022 Days: November 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Fargodome

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.!

Santa Village

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.

BIO Girls Holiday Giving Event

2022 Days: November 29, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 4225 38th St S Suite 202 Fargo, ND 58104

Join this BIO Girls Holiday Event for Giving Tuesday! Come check out their new office space, partake in some holiday activities for kiddos and adults alike, and help them reach their Giving Tuesday goal. Event activities include a hot chocolate bar, giving tree and ornaments, Santa Meet & Greet, cooking decorating station, and coloring station.

Meet Santa at SCHEELS

2022 Days: December 1, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: SCHEELS Fargo

Meet Santa at SCHEELS and receive one free 4×6 photo per family with additional photos available for purchase. Register on the Y94 website to be the first kid in line to meet Santa! The winner will be chosen and notified by Y94.

Breakfast with Santa

2022 Days: December 3, 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Location: Radisson Blu, Fargo

Downtown Fargo is proud to announce the return of Breakfast With Santa in conjunction to Holiday Winterfest. There will be two sessions of this ticketed event, 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Both sessions will offer crafts from the Plains Art Museum and a photo op set up with Santa (parents are free to take photos on phone or with camera). Tickets are $25 for person

Christmas on the Prairie

2022 Days: December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Bonanzaville

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.

Brunch with Santa

2022 Days: December 4, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo

Join Santa for brunch on Sunday, December 4th at Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo.
Come and enjoy an all-inclusive buffet menu, photos with Santa, ornament decorating, face painting, and a non-perishable food drive!

Skate with Santa

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.

Stories with Santa

2022 Days: December 7 & December 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Acres

Grab the littles and head to West Acres on December 7th and 21st from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Aquarium Court for Stories with Santa! Santa will be reading some of his favorite holiday stories! And stick around after story time to enjoy a donut decorating station.

Winter Wonderland

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.

Holly Days in Horace

2022 Days: December 10, 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Horace Senior Center

Enjoy a Christmas vendor market, lunch, horse carriage rides, crafts, and a special visitor from the North Pole has agreed to come for Christmas portraits with the kids.

Preschool Playdate with Santa

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.

Santa Night Meet & Greet

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.

Santa Is Coming to Scoop N Dough!

2022 Days: December 16, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Scoop N Dough Candy Co.

Santa is coming to Scoop N Dough in South Fargo! Photos are free, just come with a phone or camera for pictures! Come and celebrate the holidays and enjoy a free cup of coffee, apple cider or hot cocoa. And take care of some last minute shopping with some in-store specials!

Cookies with Santa!

2022 Days: December 17, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Tupperware Studio

Come and visit with Santa and decorate cookies! Registration includes a mini canister for cookies, decorated cookies to take home, and a bonus visit with Santa! Event is open houses style, so come anytime between 9 am and 11 am. Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot! Registration is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child in the same family.

Santa Fly-In

2022 Days: December 17, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo Air Museum

As the reindeers rest up for the big day at the North Pole, watch Santa fly into Fargo in a helicopter! Get your photo with him to remember the occasion!
No pre-registration required. Normal admission applies and this event is free for Museum Members. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. They anticipate Santa will fly in around 10:00 a.m., but cannot account for flight delays.

Santa & Trowbridge Creek Zoo Animals

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!

Pictures with Santa

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!

Skate with Santa

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)

Check out Mrs. Claus on her Facebook page or website to hear messages from her, including one in American Sign Language!


Virtual/Mail Options

JingleRing Virtual Visit with Santa

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.

Letters to Santa Online

Send a letter to Santa online and get a free personalized photo from Santa.

USPS Operation 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.

Package From Santa

Children can receive a personalized package from Santa at the North Pole. This box includes letters and treats.

Live Calls with Santa

This virtual call, provide information to personalize the call and chat with Santa from his workshop.

Hire Santa: Virtual Visit with Santa Claus

A one-on-one conversation with Santa. It is recorded and can be saved and shared with family members.

Did we miss some where to see Santa in Fargo? Contact us at [email protected] and let us know!

For more holiday fun and activities, check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas & Holiday Events in Fargo!

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Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


  1. O’kelly’s in Fargo is Family friendly and has Santa in person on Saturday December 12 and Saturday December 19 from 12-2 with family pizza specials for dining in or pizza kits and sugar cookie kits to go!


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