This post is updated for 2017 and brought to you by Kellie’s Characters. Call Kellie’s Characters if you need to hire a Santa, elf, or Mrs. Claus for your holiday party!

If you’re not careful it will Christmas Eve when you realize that you’ve forgotten to take care of this holiday tradition. Your best bet is to plan ahead and figure out exactly where and when you plan to get that coveted photo of your kids with Kris Kringle. To help you do this, we’ve provided a list here of every opportunity we know of to get those pictures taken with Santa Claus. That means we’ve both paid opportunities and opportunities to get a free picture with Santa Claus. Just remember, if it’s free it usually means you have to bring your own camera, so come prepared! If you’re looking for something else holiday related–maybe an activities list, or place to buy a Christmas tree, please visit our complete holiday guide which covers everything you need to know to celebrate Christmas on the Northshore.

November 21st-22nd

Pictures with Santa Noon-7PM. Northshore Square Mall

November 24th

Pictures with Santa. Noon-6PM. Northshore Square Mall

November 25th

Pictures with Santa. Noon-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

November 26th

Pictures with Santa. Noon-6PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 1-6PM. Hammond Square Mall.

November 27th

Pictures with Santa. Noon-6PM. Northshore Square Mall.

November 28th-30th, 2017

Pictures with Santa. Noon-6PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

December 1st

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Christmas Under the Stars. 6-9PM. Griffith Park, Olde Towne Slidell. This event features visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive music, a life-size Christmas Village, Slidell’s Nativity, the Parade of Trees, plus more holiday surprises for kids of all ages. Admission is free. Santa and Mrs. Claus available for photographs after their entrance typically 6:30-8:30PM. 

18th Annual Holiday of Lights. 6-8:30PM. Tammany Trace Kids Town Pavilion & Kids Konnection Playground, Koop Drive. Enjoy entertainment from local schools and area performance groups, holiday décor, kiddie rides, and more. Santa will be on site for pictures with the children at a cost of $15.00 each, printed while you wait. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

December 2nd

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Merry Madisonville Parade. 4-8PM. Downtown Madisonville. The Parade starts at the Maritime Museum and winds through town and ends on the Riverfront in front of Town Hall. It is led by the Mayor who is followed by the Court of the Krewe of Tchefuncte, bands, dancers, classic cars and more!  The Parade makes one stop on the way for a Champagne toast and then continues on to Town Hall to await the arrival of Santa! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat.  The festivities also include the lighting of the Christmas tree, caroling, and Santa’s Workshop. Santa pictures start at 6:15 and are BYOC (bring your own camera). 

Christmas Under the Stars. 6-9PM. Griffith Park, Olde Towne Slidell. This event features visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive music, a life-size Christmas Village, Slidell’s Nativity, the Parade of Trees, plus more holiday surprises for kids of all ages. Admission is free. Santa and Mrs. Claus available for photographs after their entrance typically 6:30-8:30PM. 

18th Annual Holiday of Lights. 6-8:30PM. Tammany Trace Kids Town Pavilion & Kids Konnection Playground, Koop Drive. Enjoy entertainment from local schools and area performance groups, holiday décor, kiddie rides, and more. Santa will be on site for pictures with the children at a cost of $15.00 each, printed while you wait. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

December 3rd

Pictures with Santa. Noon-6PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 1-6PM. Hammond Square Mall. *

Christmas at Terra Bella. 3-6PM. Ride the TerraBella Express, enjoy Christmas crafts and treats, mini horses, write a letter to Santa. Santa pictures $5.00

December 4th, 2017

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

December 5th-6th, 2017

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

December 7th, 2017

Santa Visit for All Ages. 10:30-11:30AM. Lee Road Library. Listen to a Christmas story and take a picture with Santa. Please bring your own camera. All Ages. No registration required. Candy canes will be served.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

December 8th, 2017

Santa Visit for All Ages. 10:30-11:30AM. Abita Springs Library. Listen to a Christmas story and take a picture with Santa. Please bring your own camera. All Ages. No registration required. Candy canes will be served.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Christmas Under the Stars. 6-9PM. Griffith Park, Olde Towne Slidell. This event features visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive music, a life-size Christmas Village, Slidell’s Nativity, the Parade of Trees, plus more holiday surprises for kids of all ages. Admission is free. Santa and Mrs. Claus available for photographs after their entrance typically 6:30-8:30PM. 

18th Annual Holiday of Lights. 6-8:30PM. Tammany Trace Kids Town Pavilion & Kids Konnection Playground, Koop Drive. Enjoy entertainment from local schools and area performance groups, holiday décor, kiddie rides, and more. Santa will be on site for pictures with the children at a cost of $15.00 each, printed while you wait. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

December 9th

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-2:30PM. Baby’s Corner. $12 for an emailed picture from Allie Cheatwood.

Winter on the Water. 4-7PM. At 4:00 The Annual Winter on the Water (WOW) will begin on the Mandeville Lakefront. Santa’s parade starts at 4:00 on Lakeshore drive at the harbor and ends at the Gazebo. Mayor Donald Villere will arrive at the gazebo along with Santa to light the oaks at approximately 5:15. We will conclude the event with the annual boat parade. Admission is free and open to the public. Remember to bring cameras for pictures with Santa.

Christmas Under the Stars. 6-9PM. Griffith Park, Olde Towne Slidell. This event features visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive music, a life-size Christmas Village, Slidell’s Nativity, the Parade of Trees, plus more holiday surprises for kids of all ages. Admission is free. Santa and Mrs. Claus available for photographs from 6:30-8:30PM. 

18th Annual Holiday of Lights. 6-8:30PM. Tammany Trace Kids Town Pavilion & Kids Konnection Playground, Koop Drive. Enjoy entertainment from local schools and area performance groups, holiday décor, kiddie rides, and more. Santa will be on site for pictures with the children at a cost of $15.00 each, printed while you wait. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

December 10th

Pictures with Santa. 1-6PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 1-4PM. Baby’s Corner. $12 for an emailed picture from Allie Cheatwood.

December 11th

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7pm. Northshore Square Mall.

December 12th

Get Your Jingle On! With Santa. 10:30-11:30AM. Madisonville Library. Listen to a Christmas story, sing songs, take a picture with Santa, and make a craft to take home. Everyone will welcome Santa with a Jingle. Play instruments will be provided. No registration required. Bring your own camera for Santa photos. Candy canes and cookies will be served.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

December 13th, 2017

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

December 14th

Santa Visit for All Ages. 10:30-11:30AM. South Slidell Library. Listen to a Christmas story and take a picture with Santa. Please bring your own camera. All Ages. No registration required. Cookies and milk will be served.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

December 15th

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-7PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Santa Visit. 4-6:30PM. Jean Baptiste Lang House, Old Mandeville. Bring your own camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa in front of the fire place.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, and much more!

December 16th

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM Northshore Square Mall.

Cajun Christmas. 2-4PM. Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus pay a visit to the Wildlife Center. Kids of all ages are invited for story time, cookies, and hot cocoa. To mark this special occasion, photos with Santa are provided at no cost.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, and much more!

December 17th

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 1-6PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 18th

Santa Visit for All Ages. 10-11AM. South Slidell. Come listen to a Christmas story, sing holiday songs, make a craft and meet Santa Claus! Santa will visit the Slidell Branch for short visits and pictures with children. Please bring your own camera. Cookies and candy canes will be served.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM Northshore Square Mall.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 19th

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Here Comes Santa Claus! 10-11AM. Causeway Library. Children of all ages are welcome to join us from 10:00-11:00 am for a Christmas story, to take a picture with Santa, and to enjoy Santa’s favorite treat! Please bring your own camera. Cookies and milk will be served.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 20th

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 4-8PM. Hammond Square Mall. *

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 21st

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Santa Visit for All Ages. 10:30-11:30AM. Mandeville Library. Listen to a Christmas Story, sing Christmas carols, make a holiday craft, and get your picture taken with Santa! All ages welcome. No registration required. Bring your own camera for Santa photos. Milk and cookies will be served.

Pictures with Santa. 11AM-7PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 22nd

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall.

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. Heritage Park. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 23rd

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Hammond Square Mall. *

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-8PM. Northshore Square Mall.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival. 6-10PM Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, scavenger hunt, and much more!

December 24th

Pictures with Santa. 10AM-6PM. Northshore Square Mall.

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