Santa is out and about this year! Here are some of the top photo spots to snap a holiday card picture.

1. Santa at Valley River Center

Santa sightings at Valley River Center are reliable and offered every day throughout December until Christmas Eve. However, reservations are recommended for this busy Santa, so plan ahead. Walk-ups are permitted if there is availability. Visits without photos are free, or professional photo packages are available for purchase. 

2. Santa at 5th Street Public Market

Santa is visiting 5th Street Public Market on the weekends. The already picturesque indoor/outdoor mall is bright with garlands and lights. Be your own photographer for free this year. 

Pose with family in front of the sparkling holiday tree and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Shopping in the evenings on weekends is even more magical when the snow starts to fall at dusk!

3. Santa at Cabela's

Yep, he is there! And getting a photo with him using your own camera is free, you just need to reserve a time slot. The professional photographer offers one free print or you can purchase digital and photo packages. 

4. Santa at Creswell's Winter Lights

Santa is making his appearance at Creswell's Winter Lights Festival in the Creswell Community Center! Alongside the holiday marketplace, let Santa know what is on your wish list this year. Photos with Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And, over at the Creswell Public Library, meet up with Mrs. Claus for crafts and stories.

5. Photos with Santa Paws

Snap pictures with your furry companions at special pet-friendly Santa photo opportunities.

Santa Around Town

You might have to be quick, but you can find Santa at most regional tree lightings and special events like The Festival of Trees. Keep your eyes peeled for the chance to bump into Old Saint Nick at parades, pancake breakfasts and artisan marketplaces. Santa also pops up at stores and restaurants around town, from the Willamette Valley Harley-Davidson store to Papa's Pizza. Track down Santa on his busy schedule.

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