Where to See Santa: In Person & Online


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 Santa is a must-do for your family, see the list below for some fun options!

Local Options

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!

Santa’s Whimsical Wonderland (My Santa Magic)

Days: November 13th-December 24th

Location: West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

Visit Santa at West Acres Mall. This event is by appointment only with masks, safety prompts, and distancing guidelines in place.

Santa Day at Fargo Air Museum

Days: December 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo

Santa is taking a break from his busy holiday schedule to pay a visit to the Fargo Air Museum! Masks ARE required throughout the event (only removed for the pictures available for purchase). For safety reasons, Santa will not be arriving via their signature fly-in this year. Instead, he will be stationed at the entrance of one of the exhibits for all visits and photos.

Virtual Livestream at Santa Village 2020

Days: December 12th-13th, 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; December 18th, 4:00-7:00 p.m.; December 19th-20th, 1:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St S, Fargo

Santa and Mrs. Claus won’t be present at Santa Village this year. However, families will be able to catch a glimpse of them inside their North Pole workshop through a virtual livestream at the event. Also, kids have the opportunity to drop off a letter to Santa and can register online to receive a personalized greeting from the Clauses in the mail.

Santa at O’Kelly’s

Days: December 12th & 19th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: O’Kelly’s, 3800 Main Ave, Fargo

O’Kelly’s is a family-friendly bar and restaurant offering visits with Santa! They also have family pizza specials for dining in or pizza kits and sugar cookie kits to go!

Scheel’s Virtual Santa Experience

Days: Tuesday, December 15th from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Online 

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves and reindeer all the way from The North Pole for an online-only event before Christmas! Get a personalized letter and video from Santa himself, learn about life at The North Pole, join in reindeer games, and meet Santa and his helpers before Christmas. 

Cookie Making with Santa

Days: Saturday, December 19th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: Tupperware Studio, 3650 Veterans Blvd, Fargo

Pre-registration is required for this event. The cost is $20 and includes a cookie cutter set, the cookies the kids cut out, and a visit with Santa. This event is open house style and space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Wanting to interact with Santa safely from the comfort of your own home?

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: Beginning December 4th

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.

Santa: The Experience

Interact with Santa and a few of his elves with a journey through Santa’s home at the North Pole in this live video chat.

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.

For more holiday fun and activities, check out our Ultimate Guide to the Holidays In & Around Fargo


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  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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