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Santa at the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois Malls and Department Stores

Malls and department stores always have some of the most publicized and memorable Santa events in the area. More families visit the malls to see Santa than at any other place. We felt it would be unfair to list the area malls in the Top 10 Santa Events in Chicago and Northern Illinois, although many if not most of them would qualify for this honor. All of the malls and stores in this section go all out to put on spectacular Santa Claus productions. We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that malls are always great places to see Santa Claus and because we felt it would be unfair to consider them for the Top 10 Santa Events in Chicago and Northern Illinois, should in no way diminish the experience of visiting a Santa at one of the mall events. To rectify this, in the future we will probably ask visitors to this site to rate the various malls and tell us the ones they believe offer the best overall Santa at the malls experience.

 

                                                               

                                        Photo © Mitchell Studios Wauconda, IL

 

Aurora

Santa at Westfield Fox Valley

Fox Valley Center                                                                                                                      Macy's Court
Route 59 and Aurora Avenue
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-3000
www.westfield.com/foxvalley

Santa Days and Hours: 2013: 

Friday, November 15th through Tuesday, December 24th:

 

Santa will be at Westfield Fox Valley in Macy's Court during mall hours:

Mondays-Saturdays 10 am - 9 pm
Sundays 11 am - 6 pm
Monday - December 24th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note: closer to Christmas when the mall is open longer hours Santa will be available for all the hours the mall is open.

Note: Santa normally takes breaks Mondays through Saturday from 2 pm to 3 pm

and from 6 pm to 7 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 3 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer- note: you are not allowed to take your own pictures.

It’s easy to find Santa at Westfield Fox Valley. During the holiday season he’ll be having his picture taken and listing carefully to all the many desires of children in the Fox Valley, Aurora area. You'll find Santa' home on the lower level by Macy's.

Barrington

Santa at the Ice House Mall in Barrington

200 Applebee Street
Barrington IL 60010
(847) 381-6661
www.icehousemall.com

                           

 Santa at the Ice House Mall with the Nutcracker Dancers in Barrington

 

Santa Days and Hours 2013:

Santa arrives Saturday, December 7th 11 am to 4 pm

Visit the Ice House Winter Wonderland at 11:30 am for a magical story hour with Mrs. Claus,  followed by Santa's grand arrival at 12:30 pm. Enjoy a holiday dance presentation of "The Nutcracker". You'll want to be there for a fun and interactive story time in German by Language Stars from 2:30 to 3 pm. Be sure to stop in Gingerbread Land to see the amazing display of holiday gingerbread houses from area culinary chefs as part of the Christkindlefest. Santa will be at Chessie's Restaurant in the Mall on Saturday, December 14th for a Breakfast with Santa.

 

Saturday, December 7th through Tuesday, December 24th:

Santa Visiting and Photo Hours:                                                                                   

Saturday, December 7th - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Santa's arrival                                    Sunday, December 8th - Noon to 3 pm                                                                      Saturday, December 14th - Noon to 3 pm                                                                     Sunday, December 15th - Noon to 3 pm 

Daily - Saturday, December 16th through Sunday, December 22th - Noon to 3 pm
Tuesday, December 24th - Christmas Eve 11 am - 3 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT

Santa spends plenty of time in Barrington talking to the kids and finding out if they have been naughty or nice. Bring your cameras and wish lists when visiting old Saint Nick. Children receive a free holiday gift and a "Good Deeds" certificate when visiting Santa. Drop your letters in Santa's mailbox. There is not a professional photographer at the mall so parents are allowed to bring their own cameras and video cameras and to create their own memories at no charge.                               

Bloomingdale

Santa at Stratford Square Mall

Lower Level, Center Court
Schick Road and Gary Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 630-539-1000
www.stratfordmall.com/

Friday, November 22nd through Tuesday December 24th:

Santa Days and Hours  2013: Santa will be at the mall from:

Hours: Mondays-Saturdays 11 am - 8 pm
Sundays 11 am -7 pm
Tuesday - December 24th 9 am - 5 pm

Note: closer to Christmas when the mall is open longer hours Santa will be available for all the hours the mall is open.

Note: Santa takes breaks - check with Stratford for times

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer on site - note: you are not allowed to take your own pictures.

The fun begins on Friday November 22nd when Santa arrives at 6 pm for the opening festivities and continues right through Christmas Eve. Children's wishes are shared with Santa and they can leave their gift lists with him. You’ll find Santa on the Upper Level in Center Court, just follow the line of excited kids. There is a Pet Night on Sunday, December 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm and Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 30th.

Bolingbrook

Santa at Bass Pro Shops Bolingbrook

709 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 296-2700
www.basspro.com
Take the Boughton Road exit off of Ill 355 west to Janes Avenue, turn left on Janes to Bass Pro Shops.

Santa Days and Hours 2013

Santa will be at Bass Pro from Saturday, November 9th through Tuesday, December 24th;

Santa will be there as follows:

Preview Night - Saturday, November 9th 5 pm to 8 pm

November 10th through December 8th, Monday -Friday 3 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, Noon to 5 pm

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th - 10 am to 5 pm

Friday, November 28th - 10 am to 8 pm

December 9th through December 23rd, Monday -Saturday 10 am to 8 pm;

Sundays - 10 am to 5 pm

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th -10 am to 5 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks - times to be determined

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer on site and Bass Pro offers a free photo with Santa - you can also take your own pictures.

As in other Bass Pro Shops, you’ll find Santa waiting for the kids outside of his log cabin in the beautiful nature setting with snow covered lighted Christmas trees. Here you’ll find the children anxious to see and talk to Santa. Mondays through Thursdays usually have shorter lines to see Santa. There are free games and activities all day and free crafts during designated hours.

Santa at Bass Pro Shop Bollingbrook
Santa and helpers at Bass Pro Shop in Bolingbrook



Bourbonnais

Santa at Northfield Square Mall

Northfield Square Mall
Center Court
1600 North State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
At Exit 315 off I-57 on Route 50 in Bradley, Illinois.
(815) 937-4111
www.simon.com/mall

Photos and Visits with Santa Days and Hours 2013

Daily from Friday November 15th through Tuesday, December 24th;

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Christmas Eve 10 am to 6 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks, when crowds permit - call Northfield Square—815-937-4241 for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available. Please note, personal cameras are not allowed.

Santa will settle into Northfield Square for his stay starting November 15th all the way up until Christmas Eve. There will be plenty of time for children to let him know exactly what they want for Christmas and to look him in the eye and tell him that they have been good. Pet Night at the mall is Sunday, Dec.1st. Click on the link and scroll down to "Bourbonnais" for details.

                              

                                      Photo courtesy Northfield Square Mall

Calumet City

Santa at River Oaks Center

96 River Oaks Center Drive
Torrence Avenue and 158th Street
Calumet City, IL 60409
(708) 868-5574
www.simon.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013:

Santa will be at the mall from Saturday, November 16th

through Tuesday, December 24th

Santa will be at River Oaks Center most of the hours the mall is open during the holiday season.

Call River Oaks Center for the exact times you will find Santa at the mall.

Note: Santa takes breaks - call River Oaks Center for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer for Santa at the mall and photo packages are available. Please note, personal cameras are not allowed.

Southside kids will be heading to River Oaks Center to see Santa and tell him all their many wants. From Monday through Saturday children can ride on the Holiday Train.

                                 

                                                Photo courtesy River Oaks Center

Chicago

Santa at Ford City Mall

7601 South Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 767-6400
www.shopfordcity.com

Santa Days and Hours: 2013

Friday, November 15th through Tuesday, December 24th

Santa Hours: Santa will be there during most of the hours the mall is open - check with the mall for times.

Note: Santa takes breaks - check with the mall for times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall - note: you are not allowed to take your own pictures.

Located on the city's south side, the Ford City Mall offers kids a chance to have pictures and chats with the old guy. Other attractions for children include a real carousel and a free club for kids up to twelve years old, known as the City Kids Club with arts and crafts and other activities.

Santa at Macy’s on State Street

111 N. State Street                                                                                                                   Fifth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 781-1000
www.macys.com/events for more information and special SantaLand hours

Santa Days and Hours: 2013:

Saturday, November 2nd through Tuesday, December 24th

Santa is at Macy's on State Street on weekends only until Thanksgiving and then daily through December 24th.                                                                                        

Monday-Saturdays 10 am - 7 pm                                                                                    Sundays 11 am - 5 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks - check with the store for times

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at Macy’s SantaLand® or you can take your own pictures.

The Christmas season never seems to end. This year Macy’s starts Santa visits on Saturday, November 2nd and they will continue every day through Christmas Eve. You’ll find Ho Ho on the fifth floor Childrens department where he is meeting his young fans. Macy’s has a long history with Santa Claus, dating all the way back to 1870, they were the very first department store to introduce an in-store Santa. And who can forget the 1947 classic, Miracle on 34th Street, an all time favorite Holiday movie which was set in Macy’s. Children have been going to Macy’s SantaLand® at the State Street store since 1948.

Santa at 900 North Michigan Shops

900 Shops
900 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-3916
www.shop900.com/events/592/

Santa Days and Hours: 2013

Santa can be found in his home on the 3rd level 7-days a week from:

Saturday, November 23rd through Tuesday, Dec. 24th


Mondays-Fridays 12 Noon - 6 pm
Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm
Sundays 12 Noon - 5 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer available or you can take your own pictures.

The Christmas Season is alive and well at the 900 Shops where you’ll find Santa Claus hanging out on the third level of the mall in a holiday setting, with a beautifully decorated 40 foot tree. The old guy in the red suit is waiting to hear what children want and to take their wish lists. Santa has a special gift for each child which they are sure to treasure. Different photo packages are available for purchase.

 

                               

Santa at the 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago

 

Santa at Water Tower Place

Water Tower Place                                                                                                                      835 North Michigan Avenue
900 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-3166
www.shopwatertower.com

www.shopwatertower.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013: 
Santa can be found on the Santa set on the 2nd floor from:

Saturday, November 16th through Tuesday, Dec. 24th

Call Water Tower Place for the times Santa will be there.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer available. Personal cameras are not allowed on the Santa set.

Santa has come down from the North Pole and will be at Water Tower Place all the way through December 24th. He will be there waiting to learn what girls and boys would like for Christmas.

Chicago Ridge

Santa at Chicago Ridge Mall

Chicago Ridge Mall                                                                                                           Carson's Court
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(708) 499-0840                                                                 www.shoppingchicagoridgemall.com
(on 95th Street between Natoma and Ridgeland)

Santa will be at the mall from:

Saturday, November 9th through Tuesday, December 24th 2013:

Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 9 pm; Saturday 10am - 8pm; Sunday 11 am -6 pm - Christmas Eve: 10 am - 6 pm                                                                                              Note: on certain days hours may be extended

Note: Santa takes breaks - call Chicago Ridge for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall - note: you are not allowed to take your own pictures.

Santa will be here to listen to the kids' Christmas wishes for the better part of November and December.

                               

                                   Photo courtesy Chicago Ridge Mall

Deer Park

Santa’s Arrival & Fireworks Extravaganza at Deer Park

ParkDeer Park Town Center
20530 North Rand Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
(847) 726-7755
www.shopdeerparktowncenter.com

Santa will be there Friday, November 7th 2014 
 
Santa will be at Deer Park Center: 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is no photographer at this event so be sure to bring a camera.

Santa will be available for visits with children until 8:30 pm an each child will receive a free pouch of reindeer food while supplies last. The Stevenson High School Marching Band will lead Santa’s arrival on a fire truck, he will turn on the holiday lights and then there will be the fireworks extravaganza.

Geneva


Santa at Geneva Commons

Santa’s Station Geneva Commons
602 Commons Drive Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 262-0044

www.shopgenevacommons.com


Sundays, December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd 2013


Santa Hours  2013 Santa will be at the mall from: Hours:

Sundays only 2 pm - 5 pm

Note: Santa will be strolling the mall on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT


Santa will be available to visit with children every Sunday beginning December 1st through December 22nd at his Holiday Station next to Learning Express Toys. There is no Santa photo concession at the mall, so be sure to bring your cameras to get your free pictures with Santa. Free horse-drawn carriage rides on December 1st, 8th & 15th from 1pm - 5 pm.

Gurnee

Santa at Bass Pro Shops Gurnee

6112 West Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 856-1229
www.basspro.com
Take the Grand Avenue exit off of IL 94 and go west about 1/4 mile to Gurnee Mills Mall, turn right at Gurnee Mills Circle to Bass Pro Shops.

Santa Days and Hours 2013

Santa will be at Bass Pro from Saturday, November 9th through Tuesday, December 24th;

Santa will be there as follows:

Preview Night - Saturday, November 9th 5 pm to 8 pm

November 10th through December 8th, Monday -Friday 3 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, Noon to 5 pm

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th - 10 am to 5 pm

Friday, November 28th - 10 am to 8 pm

December 9th through December 23rd, Monday -Saturday 10 am to 8 pm;

Sundays - 10 am to 5 pm

Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th -10 am to 5 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks - times to be determined

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer on site and Bass Pro offers a free photo with Santa - you can also take your own pictures.

As in other Bass Pro Shops, you’ll find Santa waiting for the kids outside of his log cabin in the beautiful nature setting with snow covered lighted Christmas trees. Here you’ll find the children anxious to see and talk to Santa. Mondays through Thursdays usually have shorter lines to see Santa. There are free games and activities all day and free crafts during designated hours.

Santa at Gurnee Mills Mall

Gurnee Mills Mall                                                                                                                     Santa is in The Christmas Nook - Grange Hall                                                                  6170 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 263-7500
http://www.simon.com/mall/gurnee-mills/news-trends-and-events

Santa Days and Hours 2013

Friday, November 15th through Tuesday, December 24th - Monday -

Saturday 10 am - 9 pm; Sundays 11 am - 7 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks - check with the mall for times

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer on site or you can take your own pictures.

Santa ‘s ready for the Holiday Season—bring the children and get pictures, and be sure they have their Christmas wish lists for the big guy in red.

Joliet

Santa at Louis Joliet Mall

Louis Joliet Mall                                                                                                                     Santa is located near Macy’s                                                                                                 3340 Mall Loop Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
(847) 263-7500
www.shoppinglouisjolietmall.com/shop/louisjoliet.nsf/Custom/Believe+More

Santa Days and Hours 2013

Saturday, November 9th through Tuesday, December 24th                      

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9 pm Sundays 11 am - 6 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks - 2:30 pm - 3 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer on site and photo packages are available. Personal cameras are not permitted.

Santa ‘s ready for the Holiday Season—bring the children and get pictures, and be sure they have their Christmas wish lists for the big guy in the red suit.

Lincolnwood

Santa at Lincolnwood Town Center

3333 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 674-1219
www.simon.com
Lincolnwood Town Center is located t the intersection of Touhy Avenue and McCormick Boulevard in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

Santa Days and Hours 2013:

Friday, November 22nd through Tuesday, December, 24th:

Santa will be at Lincolnwood Town Center most of the hours the mall is open, he does take breaks - check with the mall for the exact times Santa will be there.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available - Personal photos are not permitted without the purchase of a photo package.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Santa Claus with the real white beard is at the Lincolnwood Town Center waiting to see the kids to get in line and visit him.

Santa arrives at Center Court Black Friday, November 22nd at 10 am. There will be a special performance of the "Nutcracker" by Performing Arts Limited to kick off the Santa season at the mall.

Lombard

Santa at Yorktown Center

Yorktown Shopping Center                                                                                                  Lower Level - Center Court
Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-7330

www.yorktowncenter.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013:

Saturday, November 9th through Tuesday, December 24th:

Santa will be at the mall all hours the mall is open:

Mondays through Saturdays: 10 am to 9 pm

Sundays: 11 am to 6 pm                                                                                                       Note: closer to Christmas when the mall is open longer hours Santa will be available for all the hours the mall is open.

Note: Santa normally takes breaks Mondays through Saturday from 1 pm to 2 pm and again from 5 to 6 pm and on Sundays from 2 pm to 3 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available. Please note, personal cameras or photos are not allowed.

This season Santa arrives on Saturday, November 9th at 12 pm. You’ll find plenty of lights, trees, glitter and of course Santa Claus who just can’t wait to hear what the children want for Christmas. Besides going through their list of wants, they will be telling him they have been good and that they won’t forget to leave him some milk and cookies when he arrives on Christmas Eve. The Yorktown Express, the mall’s train will be all decked out for the Holiday season ready to take kids for a ride. Tickets available for purchase at the Information Center—train rides are $1.00 each, or 6 rides for $5.00.

                 Santa at Yorktown Center in Lombard

 

Niles

Santa at Golf Mill Shopping Center

Golf Mill Center                                                                                                                      Center Court
Niles, Illinois  60714
(847) 699-1070
www.golfmill.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013:
Saturday, November 16th, through Tuesday, December 24th:

Monday through Friday Santa will be in the Center Court: 11 am - 8 pm

Saturdays, 10 am - 8 pm

Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks - contact Golf Mill for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available - personal photos can be taken if you purchase a photo package.

It’s that time of year again, and yes, you’ll find Santa Claus at the Golf Mill Shopping Center where he is just waiting for the kids to ask him for Christmas presents.

                                          

                                       Santa photo courtesy Golf Mill Shopping Center

 

Norridge

Santa at Harlem-Irving Plaza

Harlem-Irving Plaza                                                                                                                  4104 N Harlem Ave
Norridge, IL 60706
(708) 453-8296
www.shopthehip.com

Santa Days and Hours: 2013

Santa will be at the Harlem-Irving Plaza from Saturday, November 16th through Tuesday, December 24th:

You'll find Santa at the Harlem-Irving Plaza during regular mall hours

Note: Note: Santa takes breaks - call the Harlem-Irving Plaza for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available.

Santa will be here to see all the little children up until Christmas Eve.

                         

                                            Photo courtesy Harlen-Irving Plaza

 

Northbrook

Santa is Coming to Northbrook Court

Northbrook Court
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-8161
www.northbrookcourt.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013:

Saturday, November 16th through Tuesday, December 24th:

Santa will be at Northbrook Court most of the hours the mall is open, he does take breaks - check with the mall for the exact times Santa will be there.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available - please refrain from using any personal camera within the confines of the Santa set.

Northbrook Court's favorite real bearded Santa will return to spread holiday cheer starting November 16th, 2013. Children and their families can visit 'Ole St. Nick in his beautiful holiday garden at his location on the lower level near Lord & Taylor until December 24, 2013t.

                             

                                       Photo courtesy Northbrook Court

 

Oakbrook

Santa at Oakbrook Center Mall

100 Oak Brook Center                                                                                                              Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 573-0700
www.oakbrookcenter.com/Mallcoupons/OakbrookCenterMall_2013SANTAHOURS.PDF
Santa Days and Hours 2013                                                                  Friday, November 22nd through Tuesday, December 24th:

November 22nd through December 21st                                                                   Monday’s through Saturday’s 10 am - 8 pm                                                                     Santa takes breaks from 2:30 to 3:15 pm                                                                      Sundays 11 am - 6 pm                                                                                                          Santa takes breaks from 2:30 to 3:15 pm                                                                       Closed Thanksgiving                                                                                                     December 22nd & 23rd                                                                                                  Sunday & Monday 10 am - 8pm                                                                                          Santa takes breaks from 1 pm to 1:45 & 5 pm to 5:45 pm                                        December 24th                                                                                                                 Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm                                                                                                            Santa takes breaks from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available,                                                                                                       

Bring the kids to Oakbrook Center to get your holiday photos. You’ll find Santa in his new glass house across from Sears by Starbucks. Please refrain from using any personal camera within the Santa set.

Orland Park

Santa at Orland Square Mall

Orland Square Mall
288 Orland Square Drive
(at Lake View Drive)
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-1646
www.simon.com/mall

Santa Days and Hours 2013 Saturday November 16th through Tuesday, December 24th:

Hours: Generally run from about 10 or 11 am to 8 pm during most of November, and 10 to 8:30 pm or 9 pm during the month of of December, and 11 am to 7 pm most Sundays. For exact times go to the Orland Square web site or call Orland Square at (708) 349-1646.

Note: Santa takes breaks - check with Orland Square for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available - personal photos are not permitted .

Halloween is barely over and Santa shows up at Orland Square where he will be ready to see the little ones right up until Christmas Eve. You’ll find the happy fellow located in the upper level of the mall, in Carson's Court where he will be listing to the children’s Holiday wishes and having pictures with them. The old guy in red arrives for the season on Saturday, November 16th—there will be crafts, giveaways and special surprises from 9 am to 9:30 am.

Rockford

Santa at CherryValle Mall

CherryValleMall
7200 Harrison Avenue
Suite 5
Rockford, IL 61112
(815) 332-2440
www.ShopCherryValeMall.com

Santa Days and Hours: 2013

Monday through Saturday Santa hours 10 am - 9 pm

Sundays 11 am to 6 pm

Christmas Eve - 10 am to 6 pm

Friday, November 8th through Monday, December 24th:

Note: Santa takes breaks - call CherryValleMall for the times.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available. Please note, personal cameras are not allowed.

Santa arrives at CherryVale Mall’s Center Court, the Rockford area’s largest enclosed shopping center on Friday, November 8th and will be there right through Christmas Eve. You’ll find a real white-bearded Santa ready to welcome children and to visit with them during this Holiday season.

St. Charles

Santa at Charlestowne Mall

Charlestowne Mall
3102 E Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Kirk Rd. and North Avenue 
630) 513-1120
www.charlestownemall.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013

Santa will be at Charlestowne Mall:

Fridays 4 pm to 8 pm

Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm to 6 pm

Santa is not at the Mall on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

except: Monday, December 23rd 2 pm to 8 pm                                                                     Tuesday, December 24th - Christmas Eve - 12 noon to 8 pm

Friday, November 29th through Tuesday, December 24th:

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall and photo packages are available. Please note, personal cameras and photos are permitted.

Charlestowne Mall kicks off the Holiday season with a celebration and Santa’s arrival Friday, November 29th, 2013 on the lower level, Center Court. Following the opening festivities Santa can be found at his seat in Center Court , usually with a throng of children waiting for a chance to have their chat with him, right through Christmas Eve. Another magnet for the kids is the two-story Italian carousel on the second level food court.


Charlestowne mall with Santa
Santa and Christopher Charlestowne Mall 2003

Schaumburg

Santa at Woodfield Shopping Center

Woodfield Shopping Center                                                                                                    Golf Road between Route 53 & Route 72
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 330-1537
www.shopwoodfield.com

Santa Days and Hours 2013:

Santa is at the mall all the hours Woodfield is open with the following exceptions:

Thursday, November 7th - Opening Day 6 pm to 8 pm                                          

Welcome Santa in Grand Court at The Ice Palace! Santa will commence his arrival with a parade through the mall and return back to The Ice Palace where he will kick the holiday season off with photos!

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28th- closed                                                  Friday, November 29th - 4 pm to 10 pm                                                                       Saturday, December 7th - 10 am to 10 pm                                                                   Tuesday, December 24th - 7 am to 4 pm

Note: Santa takes breaks usually from 12 noon until 12: 30 pm although this is subject to change.

Thursday, November 7th through Tuesday, December 24th:

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer on site - note: you are not allowed to take your own pictures.

Every Christmas season Woodfield Shopping Center, the Chicago area's largest mall always manages to welcome Santa with world-class public festivities. After the parade, welcoming events and other ceremonies, the ‘big guy’ will be taking lists and gift ideas in the in court in the center of the mall. There you’ll find a huge holiday tree, surrounded by a model train layout and a winter wonderland. Note while there is no charge to see Santa there is a cost for some activities and for Santa photos.

      

                                              Photo Courtesy Woodfield Shopping Center

South Barrington

Santa at The Arboretum of South Barrington

The Arboretum of South Barrington                                                                                 Higgins Road and Route 59
100 W. Higgins Road
South Barrington, IL
(847) 426-6200
www.shopthearboretumsb.com

Santa Day and Hours 2013

Saturday November 30th                                                                      Sunday December 1st

Hours: 2 pm to 5 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There won't be a photographer at the Arboretum, so be sure to bring your camera.

Santa will be at The Arboretum of South Barrington for two days in 2013, so remember to mark the calendar. On Saturday, November 30th and Sunday December 1st, there will be pictures with Santa, carolers and sleigh rides. You'll find the old guy between L'Eiffel Bistro and Sur La Table.

                          

                       Photo Courtesy The Arboretum of South Barrington

 

Vernon Hills

Santa at Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center

Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center                                                                                   122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills IL 60061
(847) 362-2600
westfield.com/hawthorn

Santa Days and Hours: 2013

Friday, November 15th through Tuesday, December 24th

2012 Santa hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 9 pm

Note: Santa usually takes breaks from 1 to 2 pm and 5 pm to 6 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall - note: you are not allowed to take your own pictures.

Westfield Hawthorn kicks off the season when Santa arrives at his Holiday Home with a special evening for the family at 7 pm until 8 pm on Friday, November 15th. There will be prizes for the kids, milk and cookies and of course Santa making his grand entrance. This event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available and can be picked up at Westfield Concierge starting Monday, November 4th. Saint Nick and his helpers can be found at Macy’s Court in the Westfield Hawthorne Shopping Center from mid-November right through Christmas Eve. The younger children will receive a gift and the old elf will be spending a lot of hours at the mall.

 

West Dundee

Santa at Santa at Spring Hill Mall

Spring Hill Mall
Route 59 and Aurora Avenue
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-2200
www.springhillmall.com

Santa Days and Hours: 2013

Saturday, November 16th through Tuesday, December 24th:

November 16th - December 1st
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm; Break 2 - 3 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm; Break 1 - 1:30 pm & 5 - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm; Break 3 - 3:30 pm

Saturday, November 23rd - Santa's Arrival Parade

10 am welcome followed by Sleigh Rides, Crafts, Treats & More in the Sears Wing!
Parade begins at 10am near Macy's, and will continue around Sears to the Barnes & Noble entrance. Santa will be on hand after the parade for photos, cookies and more!

December 2nd - 23rd
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 9 pm; Break 1 - 1:30 pm & 5 - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 9 pm; Break 12:30 - 1 pm & 5 - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm; Break 3 - 4 pm

Tuesday, December 24th
9 am - 5 pm; Break 1 - 2 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer at the mall- you are not allowed to take your own camera on the Santa set.

Spring Hill is a large Chicago area mall with major department stores and over 150 specialty shops. From November 27th through Christmas Eve Santa will be busily entertaining children at the center court, so stop by and visit with the Jolly Old Elf.

 


Little girl with Santa
This little girl is having a very serious conversation with the old fellow.

 

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Please note—all of the above events are subject to change without notice

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