Where to See Santa in 2017


posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

Santa Blog Post_Crossroads Mall
Crossroads Center, Waterloo

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick. Lucky for us, Santa will be making appearances at several locations and special events throughout the Cedar Valley. You might even get to meet Mrs. Claus, his elves and live reindeer too!

College Square Mall
Nov 27-Dec 10 | Sun Noon-5pm, Mon-Thurs 4-8pm, Fri Noon-8pm, Sat Noon-7pm
Dec 11-24 | Sun Noon-5pm, Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Christmas Eve 11am-4pm
1 College Square Mall, Cedar Falls
Stop by College Square Mall and share your Christmas wish list with Santa. Or, bring your furry friends for one of their Pet Days (Nov 28, Dec 5 & 12 only).*

*No reservations required, but animals must be in a carrier or on a leash.

Crossroads Mall
Nov 27-Dec 24 | Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun Noon-6pm
2060 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo
Visit Santa's winter wonderland this holiday season at Crossroads Mall. And, don't forget pets can snap a pic with Santa too on Tuesdays in December from 4-7pm.*

*No dangerous animals and all animals must be in a carrier or on a leash.

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Santa's Workshop, Downtown Cedar Falls

Downtown Cedar Falls
Nov 30-Dec 23 | Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 6-8pm; Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 11am-2pm
4th & Main Sts, Cedar Falls
Just in case you missed Santa's surprise arrival during the Holiday Hoopla kick-off celebration, you can also see him on select Thursdays and Saturdays at his workshop in downtown Cedar Falls. Plus, remember to bring your letter for Santa and drop it in his mailbox.

Downtown Waverly
Dec 2-23 | Dec 2 2-6pm; Dec 7 & 21 5-8pm; Dec 9, 16, 23 2-4pm; Dec 14 6-8pm
Kohlmann Park, Waverly
Help welcome Santa to Waverly on Saturday, December 2. Bring your wish list and a camera to capture priceless memories with the Jolly Ol’ Fella himself. Also, stop by the North Pole Party (1-3pm) prior to Santa’s arrival and write letters, listen to holiday music and mix-up your own special blend of reindeer food for Christmas Eve. And, be sure to visit Santa on Saturday, December 16 as he’ll have all of his reindeer with him too.

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College Square Mall, Cedar Falls

Kris Kringle's Tree Farm
Nov 27-Dec 8 | Weekends 9am-5pm; Weekdays 1-5pm
5220 W Bennington Rd, Cedar Falls
Looking for a real tree this Christmas? Check out Kris Kringle's "cut your own" Christmas tree farm and say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus too! Enjoy cookies and hot drinks as you warm your toes by their fire pit. Don't worry, there are plenty of elves available to help you cut and load your tree. Pre-cut trees, wreaths and greenery are also available to deck the halls.

Other events to see Santa and friends:

For a full listing of holiday events taking place in the Cedar Valley, check out our events calendar. Plus, share your holiday photos with us or tag them with the hashtag #IDigWaterloo. You can find Travel Waterloo on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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