Where to See Santa in Fargo (+ Virtual Options!)

where to see santa in fargo

NOTE: Please visit each event link/page to see COVID-19 guidelines. Each event is subject to cancellation, as determined by the organizer. 

If a yearly visit to the Big Guy is a must-do for your family, we’ve rounded up all the places of where to see Santa in Fargo. We’ve included some fun virtual options as well to add to the festive fun!

Where to See Santa in Fargo

Santa’s Whimsical Wonderland (My Santa Magic)

2021 Days: November 11 – December 24, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: West Acres Mall

Be transported to the North Pole with two whimsical setting choices for photos with Santa. For more information and tickets see the  Santa Magic website

Pictures with Santa at Pride of Dakota

2021 Days: November 19 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. | November 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | November 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Scheel’s Arena

Shop local at this holiday showcase and grab a photo with Santa! 


2021 Days: Sunday, November 21 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo Civic Center

Santa will be on hand to take professional photos with a fun backdrop!

It’s A Wonderful Night 

2021 Days: November 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: West Acres Mall

Shop sales, visit with Santa, and have the chance to win door prizes while supporting local non-profits! Tickets are $5 per person and ages 6 and younger are free.

Santa Village

2021 Days: November 27th & 28th, December 4th-5th, 10th-12th, 16th-19th, 22nd-23rd (hours vary)

Location: Rheault Farm 

Celebrate the holiday season with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at this free event. Participate this Season of Giving by bringing donations of canned goods, cash, and gently used or new toys for local organizations.

Santa at Moorhead Center Mall

2021 Days: Fridays and Saturdays, starting November 27th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Moorhead Center Mall

Santa is coming to the Moorhead Center Mall! starting Saturday, November 27th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your own camera and unperishable food for Santas Food Collection. Take your own pictures and visit with Santa. He will be around each Friday and Saturday up until Christmas.
Check the link above for times coming soon.

Christmas on the Prairie

2021 Days: December 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Bonanzaville

Come for a visit with Santa, a craft show, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, and kids crafts!

Santa & Mrs. Claus at Dandy Lion Cuts

Day: December 5th, 12th & 19th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Dandy Lion Cuts for Kids

Come hang out with Santa and Mrs Clause! Read stories, color pictures, have snacks, and take photos with the festive Christmas couple.

Skate with Santa

2021 Days: December 5th from 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Location: Moorhead Sports Center

Enjoy a free open skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Northern Express

2021 Days: December 10th – 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Rustic Oaks, Moorhead

An immersive holiday experience for the whole family. Featuring a full Christmas market, get pictures taken with Santa, see Santa’s kitchen, workshop, and more!

A-Z Studios Santa Minis

2021 Days: December 11th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and December 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: A-Z Studio, 624 Main Ave, Fargo, Lower Level

Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making one of his stops at A-Z Studio! There are appointments available, but also time to photograph walk-in visits.  You will receive one image for $25 and if you bring a toy for the toy drive, you will receive an additional image! You can also purchase your whole gallery of digital images for only $50. 

Sensory Friendly Santa Event

Day: December 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Great Kids Therapy

Come meet our sensory friendly Santa! Games and activities will be available. Open to families with special needs children. Registration is preferred to provide the most sensory friendly experience. Call 701.205.4194 or email [email protected] 

Santa Claus Storytime & Meet n’ Greet

Day: December 11th at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ferguson Books in West Fargo

Santa Claus is coming to Ferguson Books! Come hear Santa read a story, tell him what you want for Christmas, take a picture with him, and do a small craft to take home!

Preschool Playdate with Santa

Day: December 16th from 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Location: Fargo Basketball Academy

Don’t miss your chance to play with Santa in the gym at FBA – he’ll be jumping in the bounce house, shooting on the mini-hoop, scoring soccer goals and riding on scooters. It will be plenty of active fun along with some unique Santa photo-ops. Plus, you’ll also leave with a fun holiday prize.

Santa at Scoop N Dough!

Day: December 17th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Scoop N Dough (32nd Ave Location)

Santa is coming to Scoop N Dough in South Fargo! Come and celebrate the holidays and enjoy a free cup of coffee, apple cider or hot cocoa. Photos are free, just come with a phone or camera for pictures!

Cookies with Santa

2021 Days: December 18th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Tupperware Studio, 3650 Veterans Blvd (Fargo)

Come and visit with Santa and decorate cookies! Pre-registration required, and includes EITHER a snowman or Santa water bottle and decorated cookies to take home. PLUS, a bonus visit with Santa!

Santa Fly-In

2021 Days: December 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo Air Museum

Watch Santa fly in to Fargo! And stay for holiday fun and photo opportunities with Santa. No pre-registration is required, regular admission rates will apply, and admission for children under the age of 4 is $5.

Skate with Santa

2021 Day: December 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: The Lights in West Fargo

Bring the whole family out and skate to all your favorite Christmas music and a movie at The Lights! Admission is FREE!

Breakfast with Santa at Little Leapers SkyZone

Day: Thursday December 23, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: SkyZone

Come eat breakfast with your little leaper and Santa at Sky Zone! Tickets are $10. 

Fargo Mrs. Claus (also does messages in American Sign Language)

Check out Mrs. Claus on her Facebook page or website to hear messages from her, including one in American Sign Language!


Virtual/Mail Options

JingleRing Virtual Visit with Santa

This is a safe way to see Santa without leaving the house. Book online and a shareable video and group pictures are included in the cost. Also, have the option of adding a story time.

Letters to Santa Online

Send a letter to Santa online and get a free personalized photo from Santa.

USPS Operation Santa

Days: USPS Operation Santa opens November 15 for registration and identity verification. Letter adoption starts November 29.

Every year, the Post Offices around the country receive letters sent to Santa from children and families. Letters ask for games and toys, help for loved ones, and for basic necessities. If you or someone you know is in need of help this Christmas, here are some instructions on writing a letter in order to obtain a response.

USPS Operation Santa makes it possible for people to adopt these letters and send gifts and responses in Santa’s place. Click here to adopt a letter.

Package From Santa

Children can receive a personalized package from Santa at the North Pole. This box includes letters and treats.

Live Calls with Santa

This virtual call, provide information to personalize the call and chat with Santa from his workshop.

Hire Santa: Virtual Visit with Santa Claus

A one-on-one conversation with Santa. It is recorded and can be saved and shared with family members.

Did we miss some where to see Santa in Fargo? Contact us at [email protected] and let us know!

For more holiday fun and activities, check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas & Holiday Events in Fargo

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Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


  1. O’kelly’s in Fargo is Family friendly and has Santa in person on Saturday December 12 and Saturday December 19 from 12-2 with family pizza specials for dining in or pizza kits and sugar cookie kits to go!


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