Where can you find Santa in Virginia Beach and Norfolk this holiday season? Here you go

Grand Illumination and Santa at Lynnhaven Mall (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Lynnhaven Mall)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Lynnhaven Mall)

Santa is very busy this time of year but he has made some time to visit several locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Find out where you can meet Santa for those holiday photos.

Virginia Beach

Here are just a few of the places you can meet Santa:

Santa at Lynnhaven Mall

  • When: Nov. 9 – Dec. 24. Regular hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday: noon – 6 p.m. Special Hours: Monday – Saturday (12/15-12/22): 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday (12/23): 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Christmas Eve (12/24): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Lynnhaven Mall, 701 Lynnhaven Parkway
  • What: Bring your kids to share their holiday wish list and get your annual Santa photos. Pet photos will be taken Mondays (Nov. 12 – Dec. 17) from 5 – 8 p.m. Ugly Sweater Night with Santa will be Dec. 13
  • Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase.

Santa at Pembroke Mall

  • When: Nov. 18 – Dec. 24; Dec. 7-8 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Dec. 10-15 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 18-23 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Break times vary by day. Pet photos on Dec. 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 201
  • What: Visit and photos with Santa
  • Cost: Free to visit; photos for purchase

Santa at the Hilton

  • When: Saturdays, Nov. 24 – Dec. 22; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Hilton Virginia Beach 3001 Atlantic Ave.
  • What: Visit with Santa
  • Cost: Visit and Photo with Santa is free

Scuba Santa

  • When: Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 10:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, 717 General Booth Blvd.
  • What: See Santa as he dives in the Red Sea Tunnel. Watch as he spends some time beneath the surface with our spotted eagle rays and zebra shark.
  • Cost: Included with Aquarium admission

Saturdays with Santa at Chick-Fil-A

  • When: Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 24 from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Chick-Fil-A Virginia Beach Boulevard, 4752 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • What: Santa will be there every Saturday to visit, take photos and spread Christmas joy. Kids are invited to drop their letters to Santa with their special delivery mailbox and enjoy a special surprise treat.

Pet Photos with Santa

  • When: Dec. 9 and 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. Dec. 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. Dec. 10 from 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Pembroke Mall
  • What: Bring your furry four-legged friends (dogs and/or cats) to Pembroke Mall for their Pet Photo Nights with Santa. Santa is located across from the Kids Play Area through the mall entrance between Off Broadway Shoes and Target
  • Cost: Photos available for purchase

Norfolk

Here are a few places to find Santa:

Santa at the Ice Palace at MacArthur Center

  • When: Nov. 10 – Dec. 24
  • Where: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave.
  • What: Visit with Santa
  • Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages for purchase.

Visit with Santa at Norfolk Farm Market

  • When: Nov. 17 – Dec. 24. Friday Nights 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Norfolk Farm Market 6870 North Military Highway
  • What: Visit Santa and also purchase a fresh cut tree and tree stand, wreaths, pine roping, poinsettias and shop for Christmas
  • Cost: Purchase of seasonal items

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Barron F. Black Branch 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive
  • What: Visit with Santa Claus
  • Cost: Free

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