If your kids have made their list and checked it twice, it’s time for a face-to-face with Mr. Claus himself. From a winery to the Zoo, there are plenty of spots to skip the mall madness for your yearly Santa photos. Flip through the photo gallery to find your perfect place to meet Old St. Nick. Say cheese!

Santa by the Sea, Del Mar

Santa Claus is coming to town (and he’s bringing the missus!) You’ll love that you can BYO camera for those pics of the man-in-red. Then, your little elves will delight in mailing a letter to Santa, creating a fancy Mad Hatter fedora and sampling the sweet treats from local restaurants.

When: Sunday, Dec. 6, 3-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

L'Auberge Amphitheater
Camino Del Mar & 15th Street
Del Mar, Ca
Online: santabythesea.com

Photo: John & Jill

  • Santa by the Sea, Del Mar
  • Holiday in the Village, La Mesa
  • Santa at the Lakes, Santee
  • Bernardo Winery
  • LEGOLAND, Carlsbad
  • Seaport Village
  • Jungle Bells, San Diego Zoo
  • SeaWorld

Where do you go for Santa Photos? Let us know in the comments below.

—Nikki Walsh