Where to Find Santa in Dayton

Santa is taking a break from his hectic holiday schedule to pose for pictures and gather wish lists from the children in Dayton. There are numerous places Where to Find Santa in Dayton. Below are just a few places you’ll find him this season:



Santa’s Village Presented by Dayton Children’s Hospital

Where: Fairfield Mall, Center Court
When: November 10- December 25, Times vary weekly, check their website.
Cost: Picture prices vary

Visit with Santa in Dayton Children’s Santa’s Village! Simplify your Santa experience, reserve a date and time to visit with Santa through the FastPass reservation system. FastPass is a convenient time saving service that enables customers to pre-order their photo package and merchandise online in advance of their Santa visit. Please click here to reserve your appointment and follow the instructions.

2017 Sensitive Santa 

Where: Fairfield Mall, Center Court
When: December 3, 9:00- 11:00 am
Cost: Free

This is a special time to visit Santa, which is reserved just for children with sensory disorders. The Mall at Fairfield Commons will make Santa’s Village “sensory friendly,” with lower lighting and quieter surroundings. Therapy Connections will provide an activity center for the children while waiting to visit with Santa.* Families must register for the event HERE

Sensitive Santa at Dayton Mall 

Where: Dayton Mall- Dayton Children’s Flight Zone Soft Play area
When: December 3, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Sensitive Santa is an event for families with children with all spectrums of special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit The Santa Photo Experience. Simple adjustments are made to reduce sensory stimuli (muted lights and music) to create a calming environment. Please RSVP HERE

Breakfast with Santa at Polen Farm 

Where: Polen Farm
When: December 2, 9:00- 10:00 am
Cost: Cost is $7/resident and $10/non-resident.

Fun for the whole family! Santa will join them for this very special breakfast. After eating you will have some individual one on one time with Santa and enjoy a craft. Seating is very limited so register early. Ages: 12 months and older.

Breakfast with Santa

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 2000 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342
When: December 2nd, 9th & 16th, 9:00-10:30 am
Cost: $16-$20

Santa will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Landing three Saturday’s in a row; December 2nd, December 9th, and December 16th to enjoy a yummy all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with you and your littles!

Gingerbread Festival

Where: Mills Lawn Elementary School
When: December 9, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

This new holiday event is a featured stop on the Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Carriage Ride. Come warm up in our gym, visit with Santa, see the judging of the entries to our community wide Gingerbread contest, have cocoa & cookies, have your child build and decorate their own mini cookie cottages on the spot and send them to shop for family gifts with a Student Council Elf in our new Tyke Shop. Activities range from free to $6 each and all proceeds benefit Mills Lawn.

Breakfast with Santa 

Where: Hilton Garden Inn/ Beavercreek
When: December 9, 10:30 am- 1:30 pm
Cost: $12.95/ adults & $7.95/ children

Build your own Pancake Station and Light Breakfast Buffet, Holiday Craft/Coloring Station, Visit and Photo Opportunity with Santa – Bring your Camera!, All activities are at your own pace, so no pressure! Call for Reservations…937-458-2650


The 2nd Annual Santa & Cupcakes

Where: Moore Dessert Please!
When: December 8, 5:30- 8:00 pm
Cost: Please call for more information  937-297-0293

Santa will be arriving at Moore Dessert Please, December 8th! Join us from 5:30p-8:00p for visits and photos with Santa, a full selection of our famous cupcakes, cookies, brownies and other sweet treats along with a hot chocolate bar and dinner from The Drunken Waffle. Our shop is beautifully decorated inside and out for the season and of course for the special man himself, Santa! This event is for kiddos and adults!

Swim with Santa at Aqua- Tots

Where: Aqua-Tots, Beavercreek
When: December 16, 1:30 -3:30 pm
Cost: $6.00/ child, free for adults

Have your photo taken with Santa in a winter wonderland and then enjoy a family open swim in the 90-degree pool. Families must pre-register for this event. Registration will begin December 1st and is a first come, first serve event. Anyone who is planning to swim will need to register in person or over the phone. Payment is due at the time of registration. As always non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Skate & Swim 

Where: Kettering Rec Center
When: December 16, 1:00- 5:00 pm
Cost: $10 Kettering residents; $15 nonresidents; Adult $2 skate rental will apply.

A festive holiday event filled with skating and swimming! Kids will have a great time doing many fun activities, including; ice skating, decorating crafts, visiting with Santa, then heading off to swim! Non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Fee includes admission for one child/one adult, skate rental and a craft. Ages 3 – 15. Preregistration required.

North Pole Express

Where: LM & M Railroad
When: November 24, 25 & 26. December 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17,21, 22, 23 & 24. See website for specific departure times

The LM&M Railroad will have our station area decorated with lights for the Christmas season. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available on the platform while you wait for your train and are included with your ticket. Cookies will be provided by the Sweet Alexis Bakery. Each passenger will receive one cookie that is peanut free, egg free, tree nut free, and dairy free.

A Carillon Christmas 

Where: Carillon Historical Park
When: November 29- December 30, Daily 5:00- 10:00 pm
Cost: $8 Adult (ages 18-59), $7 Seniors (ages 60+), $5 (ages 3-17), Free children under 3

Featuring thousands of Christmas lights, traditional holiday fare, Santa Claus, live music, historical craft demonstrations, and so much more. Join us for A Carillon Christmas to see Carillon Historical Park’s 65-acre campus transformed into a winter wonderland of sparkle, magic, and holiday cheer!


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