Santa Sightings

This page lists places to see Santa in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: Santa - Fun 4 Gator Kids
11/03 and 12/01 Walmart Wishlist Events

Celebrate the season with special in-store events held on Saturdays throughout the holidays. Our America's Best Toy Shop: Wishlist and America's Best ...

November 3 and December 1
All locations
11/03-12/02 Step 317 Photography Santa Experience

Imagine a private session with Santa. No malls, no crowds, no lines. Just one on one attention with Santa himself in a relaxed environment. Free or ...

November 3-4, and December 2
$39 session fee
3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL, 32609
11/10-12/24 Oaks Mall: Photos with Santa Claus

Make a date with Santa! Don’t miss the easiest way to visit Santa—just reserve your time and skip the line! Save $5 on photos when you book between ...

Santa: Photos
November 10 -December 24th
6419 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, Florida, 32605
11/11-12/24 Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events

Free Crafts, Free Games and Activites, and Free Photos with Santa(Bass Pass required).

November 11-December 24
Hours: see website for specific hours
2650 Bass Pro Shops Blvd, Gainesville, FL, 32608
11/23 High Springs Tree Lighting

After the lighting of the High Springs Christmas tree, we will enjoy a visit from Santa Claus at the downtown gazebo. Be sure to visit our downtown bu ...

November 23
Hours: 5-8pm
Railroad Ave, High Springs, Florida
11/23- 12/30 Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express

You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm property on our authen ...

Select Dates: November 23 - December 30
Hours: 6-10PM
$20 in advance, $25 at door, Advance purchase tickets ...
19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL, 32696
11/25  Light Up Tioga

Come join us for a Holiday celebration! Light up Tioga is an evening full of holiday cheer for the whole family! Get your free pictures with Mr. a ...

November 25
Hours: 4-8pm
105 SW 128th St, Newberry, FL, 32669
11/29 - 12/01 Christmas on the Square - Live Oak

Christmas on the Square in Live Oak, FL is one of the largest Christmas festivals in the Southeast. This year is our 34th annual event and will be spr ...

November 29th - December 1st
Hours: Thursday 5:30-9pm | Friday 4-10pm | Saturday 8am-4pm
11/30  Light The Village in the Haile Village Center

Join us for a night of lights, entertainment, and fun! Enjoy holiday music, horse drawn carriage and train rides, face painting, and a special appe ...

November 30
Hours: 5-9pm
Haile Village Center, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
12/01 A Children's Holiday at Santa Fe

A holiday tradition for the whole family: Bring your children to enjoy a fun-filled day at the Fine Arts Hall with kid-friendly crafts and refreshmen ...

December 1
Hours: 2pm and 6pm
Adults: $15 / Children: $9.
Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
12/01 Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Thomas Center

On first Saturday of December each year, the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is held at the Historic Thomas Center. The free program runs fro ...

December 1
Hours: 6-8pm
302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601
12/01 Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional Medical Center

It's that time of year again! Time to light up the duck pond once more! In benefit of Toys for Tots, join us for a FREE night of lights, music, and ...

December 1
Hours: 5-8PM
North Florida Regional Medical Center:, 6500 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL
12/07 Alachua Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Visit

The City of Alachua will be holding a Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at City Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will t ...

December 7
Hours: 6-8PM
Downtown Main Street Park then Theatre Park, Alachua, FL
12/08 Hawthorne's Christmas Festival and Parade

The Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Hawthorne Lights the Way" in downtown Hawthorne. The annual Christmas event includes live enter ...

December 8
Hours: 11AM - 5:30PM
Downtown Hawthorne on Johnson Street (S.E. 221st Street) Hawthorne, FL 32640, Hawthorne, FL
12/08 High Springs Twilight Christmas Parade

Please join us for the High Springs' Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. After the Parade: Santa will visit with the children ...

December 8
Hours: 6-9pm
12/08 Shops at Butler Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Watch your children's eyes sparkle as they have the opportunity to meet Santa! This year ...

December 8
Hours: 2:30-6pm
3217 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
12/16 Donuts with Santa at The Depot Park Event Space

Gainesville FL Moms Blog is excited to present its first premier kids and family event, Donuts with Santa! More details coming soon! For now you can e ...

December 16
Hours: 10am-12pm
see website for tickets starting November 8th
201 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
12/22 Christmas in the Pines

Family fun filled day with local performances, food trucks, activities, tree decorating contest, hayrides, campfire smores & hot cocoa, etc… and of co ...

Santa: Appearances
December 22
Hours: 3-8pm
Rustic Oaks Ranch - 27317 NW 78th Ave, High Springs, FL