Where to See Santa in Aurora in 2023

The holiday season is in full swing, and the jolliest man in red is on his way to Aurora for a special visit!

Visit Aurora is your guide to help you find out where to catch Santa and share your holiday wishes with him before his sleigh takes off!

Town Center at Aurora
Where: 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

You can reserve your Santa Photo Experience until December 24th here!

Santa’s Arrival
November 17

Get ready for a jolly good time as Santa Claus descends upon the Town Center at Aurora! Join the festive fun at Santa's Arrival, where you can immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with activities like the ugly Christmas sweater contests and Christmas carol performances. Be part of the excitement as Santa leads a spectacular parade, and be sure to stay for a magical photo opportunity to capture cherished memories with the man of the season.

Paws & Claus

November 27 & December 11

We have a special place in our hearts for our beloved furry friends, and we know you feel the same! Santa will be making multiple appearances at the Town Center at Aurora, so don't forget to bring your cherished fur babies for an unforgettable photo moment with Santa! After all, they've been such good boys and girls throughout the year.

Sensitive Santa

December 3

Santa has a heartwarming opportunity tailored for families with sensory needs, ensuring a truly special and memorable visit. During designated times, the lights will be gently dimmed, and the music turned off to create a serene and comfortable atmosphere, allowing you and your loved ones to share a magical moment with Santa.

Gaylord Rockies Resort
Where: 6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019

Get ready for a magical touchdown as Santa arrives at the Gaylord Rockies! While Santa prepares for his visit, be sure to jot down your heartfelt wish list, and keep up the good deeds to secure your spot on his nice list. Make the moment unforgettable by capturing it with a keepsake photo that will warm your heart for many Christmases to come!

Photo packages vary, and you MUST buy tickets ahead of time. Visit this activity up until January 1st!

Southlands Shopping Center
Where: 6155 S Main St., Aurora, CO 80016

Free Santa Photos
November 19 - November 23

Santa is on the move, spreading holiday cheer all around Aurora, and he's making a special pitstop in Southlands! Join us for a delightful moment with Santa, and don't forget to bring your furry friend for our Paws and Claus nights. Santa will be stationed by the iconic Clock Tower, ready to create lasting holiday memories with plenty of festive photo opportunities.

Santa Photo Experience
November 19 - November 23

Enjoy more Santa experiences with the whole family at Southlands Santa Photo Experience, where you can catch up with Santa a little longer! Don’t forget to bring your four-legged friends for Paws & Claus Nights, occurring every Wednesday in December. Make your reservation here!

Santa at Stanley Marketplace

Stanley Marketplace
Where: 2501 Dallas St., Aurora, CO 80010

Santa is coming to Camp Christmas at Stanley Marketplace, and he’s ready to see some Christmas lists! Strike a pose with Santa, and while you’re at it, enjoy all the local shops to get some holiday shopping done! Check out the ticket calendar to ensure you don't miss a visit with Santa this holiday season!

Big Frog T-Shirts
Where: 5588 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80015

Free Santa Photos
November 18

Get in the holiday spirit with Big Frog T-Shirts! Capture your magical moment with Santa and take home a custom Santa photo t-shirt, perfect for gifting to grandparents or cherishing as a holiday keepsake. Plus, savor delightful holiday treats and enjoy the festive tunes in a day filled with creativity and cheer.

Visiting Santa is one of the most special moments of the holiday season, and here at Visit Aurora, we’re here to help all families have a magical experience. Explore more holiday events on Visit Aurora’s events page.