Santa Claus is coming to town! It’s time to pick out that festive outfit and head to one of these fun events to tell Santa what you want for Christmas and capture a holiday memory that you can cherish forever. Here is where to get photos with Santa in Vancouver, Washington and throughout Clark County in 2022.
8700 NW Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver
Now through December 24
Vancouver Mall has once again been visited by Buddy and has been turned into a winter wonderland reminiscent of the blockbuster hit, “Elf.” Reservations are available, but not required. You can also write a letter to him and place it in his mailbox.
December 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is their sensory-friendly Santa photo day.
November 19-20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pomeroy Farm is kicking off the holiday season with the jolly man himself! Santa will be in their beautiful, rustic farm setting for photos and fun on November 19 and 20. Get your photos taken early and then turn them into Christmas cards! Admission for adults is $5, kids 3-11 $3, under 3 are free. For more information visit the Pomeroy Farm website.
ilani Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 23, 5 p.m.
Ilani will host Santa for visits and pictures at their Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 23 at 5 p.m. They will also have Dickens Carolers and free cookies, cocoa and coffee!
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Santa Train
207 N Railroad Avenue, Yacolt
November 26 – December 18
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Santa Train is a fun experience for the whole family that includes photos with Santa! Santa will even have a gift for each child. And all can enjoy warm cider, hot chocolate or coffee. Bring your own camera to take photos. This year, there will be no trees but they will be having an Ugly Sweater Contest! Put on your most festive – and maybe a bit ridiculous – holiday sweater and the train guests will judge the winner. They just ask that you keep all outfits suitable for all ages. Purchase tickets on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website.
December 1, 5 p.m.
Washougal is having their Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting on December 1, 2022. At 5 p.m., before the parade, take a selfie with Santa at Reflection Plaza. Stay for the parade at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting that follows.
December 2, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Camas’s Hometown Holidays will take place on December 2, part of First Friday and includes free photos with Santa – just bring your own camera. Then stay and enjoy all the fun including holiday shopping, arts and crafts, arts shows, hay rides, entertainment and more!
Overlook Park and more, S Main Avenue, Ridgefield
Santa will be at Ridgefield’s Hometown Celebration on December 3, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Liberty Theater. It’s free to visit with Santa and take your own photos – just bring your camera.
Then stay and enjoy all the festivities including a food and gift marketplace, circle of trees, performances and the tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m.