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Even Santa Claus needs a break from the snow sometimes. When he does, you can bet he'll be visiting the sunny skies and crisp waters of Central Florida's beaches. From Daytona Beach to Port Orange and more, here's where to see Santa in the Central Florida Beaches area.

Where to See Santa in Ormond Beach

Breakfast with Santa

Santa brings joy and festivity to breakfast when he visits The Casements in Ormond Beach on December 21. Your kids can feast on a tasty meal before posing for pictures with the big man himself.

SC Decorations

A local tradition continues in 2019 as SC Decorations decks its yard with awesome Christmas decorations and lights. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out which dates Santa will be visiting!

Where to See Santa in Daytona Beach

Holiday Happenings at the Volusia Mall

Let your kids hand-deliver their letters to Santa at the Volusia Mall! Santa will be ready for pictures every day through December 24. You can even purchase special photo packages or a fast pass to skip the line!

Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

It may seem an unlikely destination, but Bass Pro Shops in Daytona Beach plays host to Santa through December 24 this year. Kids can get a free photo with Santa and take part in a variety of fun activities.

Toddler Time with Grinch and Santa

Santa is joined by The Grinch (who we can only assume is his rival) as they descend upon Sky Zone in Daytona Beach on December 11 for free photos, hot cocoa, gingerbread house building, and more!

Daytona Ice Arena Skatacular

Santa goes skating at the Daytona Ice Arena on December 21-22! Join him for photo opportunities, fun skating games, face painting, and more, all while a DJ pumps out classic Christmas hits.

Where to See Santa in New Smyrna Beach

Christmas on Canal Street

An annual tradition in New Smyrna Beach, Christmas on Canal Street kicked off in late November but carries on throughout December. Multiple activities and events occur throughout the month, and you can always visit Santa's Work Hub where your kids will love meeting Santa and seeing the sparkling decorations.

Where to See Santa in Palm Coast

Holiday in the Gardens

Santa's stopping by Washington Oaks Gardens State Park on December 8 for entertainment, games, photos, and so much more!

European Village Christmas Market

Visit Palm Coast's European Village on December 14 to celebrate Christmas the European way! Parents can shop for gifts while their kids work on crafts and other fun activities. Local vendors will be serving up traditional food and drinks, as well as handcrafted items. And, of course, Santa will be there for photos!

A Very Merry Christmas

Palm Coast's firefighters are hosting this event at the Palm Coast Community Center on December 21. The free event features games, story time with Chief Forte, and photos with Santa.

Where to See Santa in Port Orange

Christmas in the Park

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 7, you and your family can experience live music and holiday cheer at Christmas in the Park at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater. After the musical performances, Santa makes a guest appearance! You can even take a free horse-drawn carriage ride around the city center.

42nd Annual Holiday Parade

Port Orange's annual holiday parade kicks off on December 8 at 2 p.m.! You won't want to miss the fun floats joining the parade this year, as the 2019 theme of "Santa's Toy Shop" is sure to produce some inspired designs.


Is there anything that says Christmas quite like getting the family dressed up and paying a visit to jolly old St. Nick? We don't think so, which is why we've compiled this list of where to see Santa Claus in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Whether it's a classic photo op in the mall or breakfast with Santa at a local restaurant, there are plenty of ways to make Christmas memories this December.

Where to see Santa in Jacksonville

11/2-12/24: Photos with Santa at the Avenues Mall

Time to put the finishing touches on those Christmas lists and get your best sweater on, because Santa has his sleigh parked at the Avenues Mall from now until Christmas Eve. Head here to check his schedule and reserve your time!

12/15-12/16: Seven Bridges Breakfast with Santa

Head to Seven Bridges in Jacksonville and grab breakfast with Santa! In addition to a tasty meal, kids get a gift bag of goodies and a personal visit with Santa. Professional photo services will also be available.

12/15: Embassy Suites Jacksonville Breakfast with Santa

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Santa will be at the Embassy Suites in the Southside/Mandarin area of Jacksonville. In addition to enjoying a tasty breakfast buffet, you can bring Toys for Tots donations – and children 12 and under who donate a new, unwrapped toy get in for free.

11/10-12/24: Photos with Santa at the St. Johns Town Center

Santa will be waiting between Tory Burch and Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Don't miss your chance to meet the big guy!

Select Dates in December: Santa at WinterFEST

Every year, fun park Adventure Landing transforms into WinterFEST, a frosty destination with ice skating and a 130-foot ice slide. And on select dates throughout December, Santa himself will be onsite! Check here to see when Santa is at the park and plan your trip to WinterFEST.

12/3-12/21: Photos with Santa at the Orange Park Mall

Santa's set up shop at the Orange Park Mall in front of JCPenney through December 21. Reserve your spot here and ensure you don't miss out on your chance to give Santa your Christmas list in person!

12/1-12/29: Santa Claus in the Courtyard, Beaches Town Center

Who says Santa doesn't like the beach? You'll find him at the Beaches Town Center every Saturday before Christmas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where to see Santa in St. Augustine

12/8-12/23: Conch House Breakfast with Santa

Arts and crafts, delicious breakfast buffet, and a visit with Santa – this is what you'll get at Conch House's Breakfast with Santa event. Call them at (904) 829-8646 to reserve your time. Tables will fill up fast!

11/23-12/23: Santa at the St. Augustine Outlets

Head to the food court at the St. Augustine Outlets for a free visit with Santa. Make a donation to the local organizations acting as Santa's helpful elves and you might even find a spot on the nice list!

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