This post is updated for 2021.
If you’re not careful it will be 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.
Santa Pictures in St. Tammany Parish
Don Daigrepont Studio in Slidell. November 22nd-December 24. Professional photographs. See schedule below.
Christmas at Terra Bella. December 3rd. 6-9PM. Pictures will be $15.
Merry Madisonville. December 5th. 2PM Bring your own camera.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit the Book and the Bean. December 11th. 1-3PM. Bring your own camera.
Santa Outside at the Covington Library. December 14th, 10AM-11AM. Covington Library. Bring your own camera. They’ll also have a Christmas story, a StoryWalk®, songs, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more! Please bring your own camera for photos. No Registration is required. Candy canes, cookies, juice, and chocolate milk will be served.
Santa Outside at the Slidell Library. December 15th, 10AM-11AM. Slidell Library. Bring your own camera. They’ll also have a Christmas story, a StoryWalk®, songs, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more! Please bring your own camera for photos. No Registration is required. Candy canes, cookies, juice, and chocolate milk will be served.
Santa Pictures in Tangipahoa Parish
Santa pictures are available at Hammond Square Mall by appointment only through Becky Blount Photography. Open from November 27th-December 23rd. Booking available here.
Pictures at the Library. Hammond Library. December 17th. 6-7PM. Bring your own camera.
Beyond the Northshore
Bass Pro in Denham Springs. Free Santa picture. November 7th-December 24th. Contactless photos but with no masks or plexiglass. Register here.
Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Professional Photos taken by Welliver Productions. November 20-December 24th. Walk-ups accepted, but you can register for a time slot here. Please visit the page for covid restrictions and precautions.
Looking for More Holiday Fun?
There’s really so much to do, so if none of these strike your fancy, check out our complete Holiday guide and see if something else grabs you!