We bet your little elves made the nice list this year, so we’ve found 13 fabulous places beyond the mall where they can whisper their wish lists to jolly ol’ St. Nick. From a spectacular seaside village and an idyllic winery to a lively nut farm and a wild animal park, scroll through our slideshow to find the best spots to get face-time with Santa and a priceless photo op this holiday season.

Holiday Festival at Hotel del Coronado

Join The Del for a merry start to the season! Spend time in Santa’s Village and enjoy a professional ice skating show, carnival games, s’mores on the beach, fireworks, live music, visits and photos with Santa and much more.

Date: Weds., Dec. 6
Time: 4 p.m.
Cost: Varies based on activities; photos with Santa are $15/photo

1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, Ca 92118
619-435-6611
Online: hoteldel.com

photo: Hotel del Coronado

Where do you go to see Santa? Tell us in the comments below. 

––Nikki Walsh