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Santa sightings: 11 places to get a pic with St. Nick

Santa Claus is coming to town and hopefully he doesn’t smell like beef and cheese.

Here is when and where you can prop your kid up on Santa’s lap and either make their year or make them fear bearded men for decades to come.

Photos with Santa at Easton

Now – December 24
Monday-Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Breaks: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM and 4:45 PM-5:30 PM) and Sundays: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM (Break: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Your first 5×7 is just $5, or take a candid pic with your own camera for FREE. Hit up the virtual line so you don’t have to stand and wait.

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Oakland Nursery

Now- December 17
Saturdays and Sundays from noon- 3:30pm

Use your own camera to take shots of your kid(s), pet(s), check your neighborhood Oakland Nursery for more holiday events.

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Columbus Zoo

4850 W Powell Rd, Powell
Now- December 23
Sunday-Thursday: 5:00PM-9:00PM Friday-Saturday: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost.

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Polaris

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
Now- December 24
Very specific times

Visits with Santa are free but if you want that shutter to close, you’ll be forking up $25 for 5×7, 3×5, and 2 wallets – along with 3 personalized phone calls with Santa.

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Sensitive Santa at Polaris Mall

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
December 3 from 10:30 a.m.

Low lights, low music to keep your autistic child calm during their visit with the man in red.

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Tuttle Mall Photos with Santa

5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd, Dublin
Now- December 24
Specific times

$25 packages, skip the line with online appointments.

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Pet Photos with Santa at Tuttle Mall

5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd, Dublin
Now- December 24
Specific times

$25 packages, skip the line with online appointments.

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Eastland Mall Photos with Santa

2740 Eastland Mall B, Columbus
Now- December 24
Weekdays 4- 8pm, weekends noon- 6pm

Click the button below for information about photo packages for children, pets, and sensory-sensitive opportunities.

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The Shoppes at Worthington Place

7227 N High St, Worthington
Now- December 24
Hours vary

Bring your kids, bring your pets, even wear your PJs for your visit with Santa Claus!

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Ohio Herb Education Center

110 Mill St., Gahanna
December 9 and 16 from 9am– 1pm
Sensory-friendly visits December 10 from 3pm – 5pm

Meet Santa and his elves in whichever setting is most comfortable.

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Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Upper Arlington

Friday, December 1, from 6pm– 8:30pm

The UA tree lighting will be quite the festivity with caroling, carriage rides, bonfires, and of course, Santa.

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Read more at Columbusonthecheap.com. 

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