Guide to Santa Photos in Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas


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When it comes to Santa photos in Fort Worth, you’ve got options! And many of the Santa experiences below allow you to visit and take pictures with the big guy by appointment. No waiting in line? Yes, please, and thank you.

You might also check out our round-ups of fancy light shows and big holiday events, many of which will have Santa on hand for photos, too. Just keep in mind that waiting in line will be part of the deal at those.

Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

Arranged by date.

Believe! A Treasured Santa Tradition | Keller
October 29 – December 24

If you want over-the-top Santa photos in a private setting with luxe backdrops and fun activities with both Santa and Mrs. Clause, check out Ivey Photography. Fair warning: It’s pricey! Be sure to watch the video to find out what to expect and how to make the most of your session.

Gaylord Texan | Grapevine
November 11 – December 24

Visit Santa in a festive environment and add on fun North Pole experiences to make a day of it. Activities range from immersive attractions to snow tubing, snowball games, ICE!, and more. Photo pricing packages start at $35, and tickets must be purchased online in advance. No walk-ups!

North East Mall | Hurst
November 17 – TBA

The Santa photo experience is expected to open on November 17. Exact dates and pricing details TBA, but you’ll be able to make a reservation and save your spot at the link.

The Parks at Arlington | Arlington
November 17 – December 24

Receive a free phone call from Santa when you book online. Photo packages start at $39.99, but you can book your spot now and decide which package you want later. Families and children who require a more inclusive atmosphere are welcome to visit Santa during Santa Cares on December 4 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Reservations required for this special session.

Santa’s Village | Southlake
November 20 – December 24

Visit Southlake Town Square to see Santa in the outdoor pavilion in Rustin Park. They don’t take reservations, but there’s a paging system: Check in at the Elf Station next to Santa’s Village and put your name on the reservation list for that day only. You’ll get a text 10 minutes prior to your family’s turn. Photos from $25.95.

Granbury Santa House | Historic Granbury Square
November 25 – December 18

Find Santa and friends in a cute dwelling right behind the Hood County Courthouse. You’ll take your own photos at this one. See the link for exact times by day and info on writing letters to Santa. No reservations required. Free!

Cowboy Santa | Fort Worth 
November 25 – December 24 (select dates)

Cowboy Santa is back at the Fort Worth Stockyards! He arrives by stagecoach after the 11:30 a.m. cattle drive on November 25. Celebrate the occasion with a parade, photos, lots of festive activities, and a tree lighting at 6:00 p.m. Reserve photo appointments at the link. Packages from $25.

Main Street Santa | Grapevine
November 25 – December 24 

The city offers photos with Santa at the North Pole Express General Store. Times are quite variable, so be sure to consult the link. Photo package pricing starts at $30. At noon on December 15 there’s a special story time with Santa (with photos after). That one is booking up quickly!

The Shops at Clearfork | Fort Worth
November 25 – December 24 (select dates)

With a $10 donation, you can join the walk-up line and take a photo with Santa using your camera or cell phone. No reservation required! Or with a minimum $25 donation, you can reserve a time at the link.

On December 3 you can have a fancy Breakfast with Santa at Neiman Marcus. Book at the link; tickets from $50 (includes breakfast).

Santa’s Breakfast | Burleson
December 3

This event is one day only, but there are seatings every 30 minutes. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, holiday crafts, and a visit with Santa at Russel Farm Art Center. Take your own photos. Event runs 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. Reserve your spot at the link or in person at the BRiCK. Tickets from $5; kids two and under are free.

Sensory-Friendly Breakfast with Santa | Hurst
December 3

Here’s a calmer event for children with sensory or mobility needs to take photos with Santa. Enjoy breakfast items and face painting, create a Christmas craft, and spend time with Santa. Space is limited; RSVP for your desired time slot at the link. 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Free!

Photos with Santa | Flower Mound
December 3

Find Santa and a professional photographer in the Parker Square gazebo this morning. You can use your own camera, too! Kids can write a letter to Santa and will receive one back from the North Pole before Christmas. Reserve your spot at the link. Event runs 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free!

Breakfast with Santa at FamilyTime | Mansfield
December 10

Bring your littles to this indoor play area for a pancake and sausage breakfast, story time, open play, and take-your-own photos with Santa. Event runs 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tickets $15.

Photos and Cookies with Santa | Colleyville and Fort Worth

2022 dates TBA. This is a free event for the autism community courtesy of Therapy and Beyond. Come enjoy Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, a balloon artist, and of course, photos with Santa. Stay tuned for dates and times. Free!

Please share other Santa photo options (even one-day-only events) in the comments, so we can make this a great resource for Tarrant County families!

Thank you to the Fort Worth Stockyards for sponsoring this guide.


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