For many, Christmas means a photo with Santa. It’s a timeless tradition that gives you memories you can treasure for years to come. There are plenty of places that have photo ops with Santa Clause, so all you have to do is decide where to go, which is probably the hardest part…aside from choosing which ugly sweater to wear this year. Here is where to get a photo with Santa in Vancouver and throughout Clark County for Christmas 2021.
November 20-21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If you want your photos to have that farm house chic, rustic family Christmas feel, head to Pomeroy Farm! They are kicking off the Santa photos early with amazing photos ops for the whole family. Admission for adults is $5, kids 3-11 $3, under 3 are free. For more information visit the Pomeroy Farm website.
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Santa Train
207 N Railroad Avenue, Yacolt
November 27 – December 19
If you are looking for something different, check out the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Santa Train! You will be treated to warm cider, hot chocolate or coffee. Santa will be there with a gift for each child, just like the famous storybook! Bring your own camera and snap a pic with old St. Nick. This year, there will be no trees. Purchase tickets online.
8700 NW Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver
Now through December 24
Santa will be visiting the Vancouver Mall throughout December, giving you plenty of opportunities to share your list with him. You will find him in his holiday “Elf” home in the JCPenney Court. Reservations are available, but not required. You can also write a letter to him and place it in his mailbox.
December 2, 5 p.m.
Washougal is having their Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting on December 2, and it all starts with Photos with Santa. Head to Reflection Plaza to get your photo with old St. Nick and then stay for the parade starting at 6 p.m.
December 3, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Camas’s Hometown Holidays will take place on December 3, including photos with Santa! There will be entertainment, crafts for kids, street food vendors, and shops will be open for late shopping. Bring your own camera for a free photo with Santa.
Santa has sent his snowman helpers to Camas, where you can get your photo taken with the friendly Frosties as part of their Winter Wonderland First Friday celebration. They have several photo ops throughout town, so pick your favorite and snap a pic!
Gossip in the Grain, 6700 NE 162nd Avenue, Vancouver
December 4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Are you looking for a new best friend this holiday season? Or maybe you want to snap a pic with old St. Nick and your four-legged family member. Either way, head to Mila’s Mutts event at Gossip in the Grain on December 4! They are having a holiday adoption event and pet holiday photos.
Overlook Park and more, S Main Avenue, Ridgefield
Head to Overlook Park in Ridgefield to meet Santa during their Hometown Celebration. You will want to check out the holiday food and gift marketplace for everyone on your list. Maybe you want to participate in the Ugly Sweater 5k/10k or look for one of the limited-edition ornaments hidden throughout the park – find it and it’s yours to keep!
Then, meet Santa from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and give him your wish list. Santa with his sleigh will be outside at the Pioneer Street Game Park (between Pioneer Street Café and Bakery and Fin & Feather). Bring your own camera and the elves can help you get the perfect shot, for free!