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 Christmas 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 Drives a Car?
Find Santa at Sheppard Motors for one day only. You can enjoy free photos with Santa, munch on mini donuts and point out the gift you really want this year — a shiny, new car.
5. 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. And, over at the Creswell Public Library, meet up with Mrs. Claus for crafts and stories from 1 - 3 p.m.
6. Photos with Santa Paws
Snap pictures with your furry companions at special pet-friendly Santa photo opportunities.
More Santa Sightings
You might have to be quick, but you can find Santa at regional tree lightings and special events. Keep your eyes peeled for the chance to bump into Old Saint Nick at parades, pancake breakfasts and marketplaces.