We all have them. Those photos of us when we were little, red-faced and mad on Santa’s lap. No? Just me? It’s true, I may not have been a fan of the big guy back then. But, the photos of my family and I are priceless and I know my mom wouldn’t trade them for the world, even if I was less-than-happy in them. Now’s the time for you to make your own priceless memories. Here are the 2023 Photos with Santa in Vancouver, Washington, and throughout Clark County.
8700 NW Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver
November 10 through December 24, 2023
Vancouver Mall has Santa arriving on November 10 for your holiday photos and to make sure he gets your wish list in plenty of time. On November 11, 2023, at 10 a.m., celebrate Santa’s arrival with a special event including holiday crafts, stockings for Holiday Stocking for Heroes and plenty of treats. Reservations are not required but are recommended. Walk-ups are accommodated as space is available.
Here are their special days for 2023 Santa photos:
- November 27, December 4, December 11: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Santa Pet Photos
- December 3. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: sensory-friendly Santa photos
See full dates and times on the Vancouver Mall website.
Christmastime at the Farm
20902 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt
November 18-19, 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Head to Pomeroy Farm on November 18-19, 2023, for their Christmastime at the Farm event. Get your Santa photos taken, as well as other photo ops around the farm, shop their holiday market and enjoy treats! Admission for adults is $6, kids 3-11 $6, under 3 are free. Parking is free. For more information visit the Pomeroy Farm website.
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Santa Train
207 N Railroad Avenue, Yacolt
November 25 – December 17, 2023
A Christmas tradition that every family should experience, the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Santa Train includes a special photo with Santa unlike anywhere else. Bring your camera to take photos as Santa presents your child with a special gift. Then enjoy hot cider, chocolate and coffee at the station.
Once again, they are hosting their ugly Christmas sweater contest, so be sure to put on your ugliest holiday jumper. Train guests will judge the winner. They just ask that you keep all outfits suitable for all ages. There will be no Christmas tree trains for 2023. Purchase tickets on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website.
December 1, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Downtown Camas Association’s First Friday in December is all about the holidays! Included in the fun is photos with Santa, just bring your camera. Then stay and enjoy all the fun including holiday shopping, activities, crafts, tree lighting and even a snow fall! Learn more on the Hometown Holidays website.
Overlook Park and more, S Main Avenue, Ridgefield
December 2, 2023, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ridgefield’s Hometown Celebration is a day full of activities in multiple locations throughout the city. For those looking for Santa, head to the YMCA Breakfast with Santa at the RACC Commons from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. You can also snap a free Santa photo at the Old Liberty Theater from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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. To see the full list of activities, visit the Ridgefield website.
December 7, 2023 5 p.m.
Spend an evening in Washougal to kick off the holiday season! It all starts at 5 p.m. with Selfies with Santa – so bring your camera! Then at 6 p.m., enjoy the Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting at Refection Plaza.