Photos with Santa in the DMV

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Santa Pictures for your Kids in the DMV Area

The magic of Santa Claus has cast its enchanting spell across generations, creating a whimsical and joyous tradition for many families. Each year, kids eagerly anticipate the opportunity to visit Santa, tell him their precious gift request, and take pictures that are a milestone of growing up. The joy on children’s faces as they share their wishes with the jolly old man in the red suit is worth capturing. With the twinkle of lights and the festive décor that surrounds Santa’s grotto, the experience is a delightful fusion of tradition and celebration. Documenting these visits with Santa can be sweet or funny, but will definitely be fun to look back on. 

If you are looking for somewhere to visit to take photos with Santa in the DMV area, check out my list full of many opportunities to see the jolly guy in Maryland, D.C., and northern Virginia!

Where’s to take Photos with Santa this year?

Mondawmin Mall Black Santa

Santa Luke has been bringing joy and cheer to children for over 40 years. He is the longest running Black Santa in the nation. He has spent half his life putting smiles on the faces of all children and bringing inclusion to the tradition.

Wilde Breakfast with Santa 

Indulge in a delightful continental breakfast, Christmas cartoons, and a kids-only shop at this event hosted by the Wilde Lake Community Association in Columbia, MD. Capture fun pictures with Santa on a decorated stage.

Breakfast with Santa for Grassroots 

Support the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center with a Santa-filled breakfast at Seasons 52 in The Mall in Columbia, MD. Enjoy a meal of scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast sticks, fruit, juice, milk, and coffee.

Breakfast Snacks with Santa at The Other Barn

Savor mini breakfast treat boxes, partake in fun holiday crafts, and create lasting memories with Santa in Columbia, MD, at The Other Barn. 

Santa Mall at Prince George’s

At this mall, the Black Santa Claus represents so much more than asking for presents; he represents diversity. Children visiting the Mall at Prince George’s always smile just a little bit wider when they see that Santa Claus looks like them. 

Adventure Park USA Breakfast with Santa & the Grinch

Don’t miss breakfast with Santa and the Grinch at Adventure Park USA in Monrovia, MD. This is a fun spin on the usual Santa visit!

Santa Suite at the Fairmont Washington, D.C.

All naughty and nice children who stop by Santa’s suite with their parents are invited to take photos with Santa, enjoy a gingerbread display created by the hotel’s pastry team, and enjoy holiday treats. Santa’s Suite is available for 15-minute visits for up to 10 people at $10 per person for children and adults, with 100% going to Horton’s Kids.

Santa at Tysons Corner Center
The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting November 9 and is located at Fashion Court, Lower Level Nordstrom Wing. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase.

Santa at Tysons Galleria
Make this holiday the best one yet! Take fun pictures with Santa, find gifts you know your family will love, laugh with old friends and new, plus so much more — join us for the happiest time of the year!

Neiman Marcus at the Tysons Galleria
Santas Just Like Me has been providing Santas of color since 2013. Thousands of children have been touched by visits with this special Santa, sharing their wish lists and taking photos with him.

Pentagon City Santa
Visit with Santa at Pentagon City in Arlington, VA and stop by Guest Services for complimentary hot chocolate!

Dulles Town Center Santa

Step into a magical wonderland at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA and enjoy the holiday tradition of meeting Santa Claus!

Santa at Springfield Town Center

Visit Santa in the Grand Court to capture your holiday memories in Springfield, VA. Digital photo packages are available with the option to purchase prints. Reservations are strongly recommended.

I hope my list of magical places to meet Santa in the DMV area is helpful to you as the 2023 holiday season approaches!. From breakfasts with Santa to photos and hot chocolate, there are plenty of options to choose from.

If you are awaiting a baby’s arrival this holiday season in the Baltimore, D.C., or Northern Virginia areas, reach out about a maternity and newborn portrait session with Angela Singleton Photography! It’s a priceless gift you can give yourself and your family!

Also, check out why a newborn session at home is a great idea here!

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