If you want to make sure Santa Claus gets your wish list this year, you will have plenty of opportunities to visit him. Here are just some of his 2012 Memphis area appearances. Be sure to check out local Christmas parades
for other opportunities to see Santa.
Special One-Day-Only Santa Appearances:
Santa at the Enchanted Forest:
The Enchanted Forest
is a fun excursion for the whole family. This fantasy-land is located in the Pink Palace museum and features dozens of decorated Christmas trees, animated winter scenes, a gingerbread village, and more. At the end of the tour through the forest, Santa is ready and waiting to visit with the kids. A photographer is on hand, but parents are welcome to take their own photos, too. November 17-December 31, 2012
Santa at Starry Nights:
Santa Claus will be at the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms during Starry Nights
. He will also bring Rudolph's Petting Zoo with him. Visits with Santa are only available to visitors of Starry Nights.
Santa in Old Towne:
Santa Claus will be in Olive Branch's Old Towne
from November 26-29, 2012. He will be visiting with children and pets and taking photos.
The Avenue Carriage Crossing:
Santa will arrive at The Avenue Carriage Crossing
on November 17, 2012. Santa will stay through December 24, 2012 and will be available for photos.
Oak Court Mall:
Santa Claus will arrive at the Oak Court Mall
on November 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. He will be there through December 24, 2012.
Santa Claus will be at the Southland Mall
through December 24, 2012. His arrival date TBA.
Santa Claus will arrive at the Wolfchase Galleria Mall
on November 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. He will then be available through December 24, 2012. A photographer will be on hand to take pictures.
Send an Email to Santa:
If you just can't manage to get to one of the Santa spots this year, your child can send an email to Santa and get a personalized one in reply! Santaland.com
is offering this service free of charge.
Santa Claus House on Wells Station Road
***As of 2011, the Wells Station Road Santa Claus is retired.***
Sponsored by St. James Catholic Church, the Santa Claus House has been a Memphis tradition for more than thirty years. Located at 1491 Wells Station, the Santa Claus House offers a personalized Santa experience. As your child approaches Santa, you are directed to a sound booth where you tell Santa about your child via an earpiece carefully concealed in his ear. Santa will know your child by name and will be fully aware if he or she has been bad or good! Please bring a canned good for the needy when you come for your visit.