Where to See Santa Claus in Little Rock

The countdown is on! There are only two short weeks left until Christmas, and time is running out to get in with jolly ol’ Saint Nicholas.

While we know he’ll be popping into local events all over central Arkansas, here are a few surefire places to catch Santa Claus when he comes to town.

Christmas at The Capital Hotel: Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be visiting The Capital Hotel throughout the holiday season. There will be a storytime with Santa, lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a very beary workshop and a teddy bear tea. Plus, don’t miss your chance to see the stunning tree. For info, call 501.374.7474 or visit capitalhotel.com.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops: Visitors will find a Christmas village, model trains, twinkling lights and free photos with Saint Nick. Kids can also participate in activities, giveaways and write letters to the North Pole. Photos take place through Dec. 24, reservations required. For info, call 501.954.4500 or visit basspro.com.

Santa Claus at Park Plaza Mall: Here, Santa arrives to visit with boys and girls every day until Christmas Eve. Hear him ho-ho-ho on the first level near the food court. Hours vary and reservations for photos are required. For info, call 501.664.4956 or visit parkplazamall.com.

Santa Claus at McCain Mall: Find Kris Kringle on the lower level and give him your secret wish list for the holiday season through Dec. 24. Make a reservation here. Hours vary and reservations are encouraged. For info, call 501.758.758.6340 or visit the mall website.


Bonus Sightings & Events:

  • Santa Chris, from the HBO Max documentary Santa Camp, is coming to Sterling Market on Dec. 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at Laman Library on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. –  1 p.m.
  • Community Bakery is hosting a storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Santa will be visiting the Little Rock Zoo for a special breakfast on Dec. 16 from 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Ol’ Saint Nick will be stopping by the Junior League of Little Rock for donuts and photos on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Enjoy a holly jolly breakfast with Santa Claus at Dave & Buster’s on Dec. 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Skin Fix Med Spa is bringing Santa to town during its shop with Santa event on Dec. 16 from 12-4 p.m.
  • A brunch with Santa will be hosted at Rustry Tractor Vineyards on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Dip into some doughnut decorating with Santa at Hurts Donut on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.


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