Chicago Area Santa Guide 2015

Chicago Area Santa Guide 2015 #Santa #ChicagoIt’s the season of magic and the symbol of that for lots of kids is Santa. Plan some magic with your kids with this Chicago Area Santa Guide. 

Unless otherwise indicated, visiting with Santa is free. Most locations offer photography packages and do not allow you to take photos with your own camera. Please keep in mind that Santa takes breaks; where the information was available I included scheduled break times, but if they are not listed please inquire with the location regarding break times. 

I will also be posting a Special Needs Santa Guide, a guide of specially designated times for children with special needs and their families to visit with Santa.

900 North Michigan Shops900 N. Michigan, Chicago

  • Santa arrives November 21
  • Monday-Friday Noon-6:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Sunday Noon-5:00 pm
  • Christmas Eve Noon-5:00 pm
  • Photo packages available for purchase; free gift from Santa

Bass Pro Shops709 N. Janes Avenue, Bolingbrook6112 Grand Avenue, Gurnee

  • Santa arrives November 14 at 5:00 pm with festivities
  • Monday-Friday 5:00 pm-8:00 pm through Dec. 6, 10:00 am-8:00 pm after Dec. 6
  • Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm through December 6, 10:00 am-5:00 pm after Dec. 6
  • Special hours 11/26 (Thanksgiving) – 10:00 am-5:00 pm & 11/28 – 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  • FREE pictures with Santa, additional activities available.

CherryVale Mall7200 Harrison Avenue, Suite 5, Rockford

  • Santa arrived November 6.
  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Christmas Eve 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Photography packages are available for purchase (prices available online)

Chicago Ridge Mall444 Chicago Ridge Mall, Chicago Ridge

  • Santa arrived November 6
  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm, through December 6, 9:00 am-9:00 pm after December 6
  • Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Christmas Eve 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Photography packages are available for purchase

CTA Holiday Train, various locations

  • 2015 information is not available at this time.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago,

  • Santa arrives November 27.
  • November 27 10:00 pm-2:00 am
  • Monday-Thursday 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, through December 20
  • Friday-Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm (breaks from 1-1:45 pm & 4:30-5:15 pm) through  December 20
  • Sunday 10:00 am-7:00 pm (breaks from 1-1:45 pm & 4:30-5 pm) through December 20
  • December 21-23 10:00 am-8:00 pm (breaks from 1-1:45 pm & 4:30-5 pm)
  • December 24 10:00 am-6:00 pm (breaks from 11:30-12 pm & 2:30-3 pm)
  • Photo packages are available and start at $16.99.

Golf Mill Shopping Center239 Golf Mill Center, Niles

  • Santa arrives November 21 at 10:00 am with festivities, including live reindeer station, Festival of Trees, and giveaways.
  • Additional information is not available at this time.

Gurnee Mills Mall6170 Grand Avenue, Gurnee

  • Santa arrived November 13.
  • Hours vary. See the website for hours.
  • Photography packages available for purchase.

Harlem Irving Plaza4104 N. Harlem Avenue, Norridge

  • Santa arrived November 14.
  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Photography packages available for purchase.

Lincoln Park Zoo2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago

  • Santa arrives November 27
  • Friday-Sunday 4:30 pm-9:00 pm through December 23

Lincolnwood Town Center3333 W. Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood

  • Santa arrives November 20
  • Hours vary. See website for a full schedule.
  • Photography packages available for purchase.

Macy’s Santaland111 North State Street, Chicago

  • Santa arrived November 14.
  • Hours vary. See website for full schedule.

Northbrook Court2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook

  • Santa arrived November 14.
  • Hours are not available at this time
  • Photography packages available for purchase; order online for discount.
  • Reservations can be made, but only with a pre-purchase of a photo package.

Orland Square Mall288 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park

  • Santa arrived November 5.
  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Photography packages available for purchase.
  • Reservations can be made with a $10 non-refundable deposit that can be used toward a photo package.

Santa House at Naperville River WalkJackson Avenue & Weber Street, Naperville

  • Santa arrives December 1.
  • See website for full schedule.
  • Special needs times available.
  • Photographs available for purchase.

Santa Hut in Woodstock SquareWoodstock Square, Woodstock

  • Santa arrives November 29 with a Christmas parade and milk & cookies.
  • Limited hours; see online calendar.
  • No photographer on site; bring your own camera.

Spring Hill Mall1072 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee

Stratford Square Mall152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale

  • Santa arrived November 14.
  • Hours are not available at this time.

Santa Claus in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Road, Chicago

  • Santa arrives November 24.
  • Tuesday, November 24 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving) Noon-3:00 pm
  • November 28-December 20 Saturdays and Sundays Noon-6:00 pm

Water Tower Place835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

  • Santa arrived November 14.
  • Additional information is not available at this time.
  • Photography packages available for purchase; order online for discount.
  • Reservations can be made, but only with a pre-purchase of a photo package.

Westfield Hawthorn Mall122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills

  • Santa has arrived.
  • Additional information is not available at this time.

Westfield Fox Valley Mall195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora

  • Santa information not available now.

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago

  • Santa arrives December 5.
  • General admission tickets must be purchased for Winter Wonderfest and to meet Santa.

Woodfield Mall5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

  • Santa arrived November 5.
  • Hour vary; see website for full schedule.
  • Photography packages available for purchase.
  • Reservations can be made with a $10 non-refundable deposit that can be used toward a photo package.

Yorktown CenterHighland Avenue and Butterfield Road, Lombard

  • Santa arrived November 8 .
  • Santa is available during normal mall hours.

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