Santa Sightings: Where to Meet the Big Guy in Frisco

At the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade tomorrow morning, Santa will make his first appearance of the season. It’s time to plan your visit with Santa Claus in Frisco!  There are many wonderful opportunities to meet the big guy this year… Indoors, outdoors…and even with your pet! To cut down on the guesswork, we’ve compiled a list for you, complete with dates, times and links.

Photos with Santa at Stonebriar Centre

Now through December 24th

Generally, the most popular place to meet and greet Santa Claus is at Stonebriar mall, and it’s been a nice tradition for me and my girls the last few years. While some days it can get quite busy as people line up to take photos, I found a mid-week late afternoon or early evening after school was pretty quiet. Even if you don’t want to purchase the formal photo, Santa will kindly meet with you to chat about all things Christmas. It’s highly recommended that you make an appointment ahead of time, as it will dramatically reduce your wait time. Note this year you’ll find Santa at the JCPenney/Dicks Sporting Goods court area…a change from previous years.

There are a few special nights set aside, such as the “Holiday PJ photo with Santa.” On December 8, from 5pm – 8pm, deck the whole family out in festive pajamas and take a fun photo with the big man! Your family pet can get in on the fun, as well. Every Monday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm (November 13 – December 11) you can bring your pet to visit Santa and get that paw-fect memorable picture!

All Santa photos and special events can be booked easily online. Save $5 on photos when you book between Monday and Wednesday now through December 9th.

Christmas in the Square

December 16, 2017, 5pm – 10pm

Christmas in the Square, Frisco Square

In addition to the spectacular month-long holiday lights and music show which occurs annually in Frisco Square from Nov 24-Dec 31, Santa arrives in spectacular style on December 16 for a special night with the big guy. He’ll parachute into the Square at 5:00pm to enjoy the all the festivities and to meet with your family. You can visit with Santa at his workshop beginning at 5:15pm and capture a great photo of this fun family evening. Additional details for Santa’s big night in the square and all other CITS happenings can be found here.

Breakfast with Santa at the Frisco Senior Center

December 2, 2017

This is a lovely, no-stress event that takes place on a single day at the Frisco Senior Center. Crafts, fun, music and dancing with Rudolph and Frosty. A wonderful hot breakfast to include cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, sausage patties and bacon, biscuits and gravy, cheesy hash brown casserole, fresh sliced fruit and holiday cookies, in warm festive surroundings.  Santa arrives and stays throughout your breakfast to meet and chat and take photos. There are three sittings to choose from so book here – and don’t delay as it sells out fast!

Breakfast with Santa at Frisco First United Methodist Church

December 2, 2017, 8am – 12pm

Presented by the Friends in Christ Preschool, join Santa for a spectacular family fun morning with lots of yummy breakfast options, including pancakes from Original Pancake House! Meet with Santa, take photos, and enjoy festive music, crafts and activities, and a silent auction and vendor fair. The best part is the price – only $5 per person. Tickets are for sale in the preschool office, the church office or at the door on event day.

Holiday Market and Breakfast with Santa at Lebanon Trail High School

December 9, 2017, 9am – 2pm

Come to the LTHS annual holiday market and enjoy a choice of over 50 vendors in jewelry, home goods, food, wellness, clothing, crafts and more. Bring the kids for photos, activities, and breakfast with Santa. Tickets will be available at the door or online.

Santa and Hot Chocolate at the Frisco Rail Yard

December 10, 2017, 1pm-2pm

Come to the Frisco Rail Yard and enjoy a lively atmosphere, good music, food and a visit with Santa. Get a festive photo with the big guy and enjoy free hot chocolate.

Paint with Santa at Color Me Mine Frisco

November 25 and December 2-3, 2017

Meet Santa, paint a “Santa N Me” handprint plate and decorate cookies. Bring your camera to capture the moment! BONUS: Stay after the event to paint some more gifts and your child’s studio fee is covered for the day! Personally, we love the Frisco Color Me Mine studio and this event is one of their most popular, so book it now!

Cowboys Christmas at The Star in Frisco

November 18 – December 24, 2017

So how about visiting the “Dallas Cowboys Santa?”  He arrived on Saturday, November 18th and will be stationed inside Fans United at The Star in Frisco. Fans may book appointments to have their photo taken inside his custom-built Dallas Cowboys cottage! Photo packages include a printed 5×7 photo and an exclusive Cowboys gift for each child.

You can also see Santa at their Cowboys Christmas Spectacular every Friday and Saturday from November 24 – December 22.  This is a weekly holiday performance showcasing the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers and Drumline, appearances by Santa and more. It will all take place on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Admission and parking are FREE!!!

Yes, Frisco, there is a Santa Claus! And remember, the United States Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with the North Pole Postmark!

Best of luck to you, Frisco parents! Here’s to hoping that no one is crying in your Santa pics this year!