The Ultimate Guide to Finding Santa in Fort Collins Colorado

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Santa in Fort Collins Colorado

  • Feliz Monjarez
  • 12/1/22

Fort Collins and Northern Colorado is a great place to find Santa during the holiday season! Whether you’re visiting from out of town or you’re a local, there are plenty of opportunities to capture special photos with Santa. From Santa's Workshop in Oldtown Fort Collins to whimsical Garden of Lights on Spring Creek, there’s no shortage of holiday cheer in the area. Plus, don't forget to keep your eyes peeled – you never know where else you might find the jolly old man! With these special memories captured on camera, the gift giving and Christmas cheer will last all year long.



If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, there's no better place to do it than Santa's Workshop in historic Old Town Fort Collins. Santa Claus is visiting through December 24th from 12PM - 6PM, and all of your Christmas wishes can come true with a free visit and a special photo session. Bring your own camera for free memories or have professional photos taken at an additional fee; either way, it's sure to be a memorable experience for family and friends alike. Afterwards, delight in holiday cheer with delicious food from nearby restaurants, or grab a cup of hot chocolate, and stroll around the streets of Fort Collins decorated with sparkling Christmas lights. Get those holiday spirits high by taking your kids downtown and make this festive time extra special!


Residents of Fort Collins, Colorado need look no further than the Foothills Mall for their holiday needs. Santa will be taking up residence in the mall from the 1st - 24th. Monday- Thursday from 3-7pm and Friday-Saturday from 11am-7pm. Families are invited to bring their little ones to meet santa, have special holiday themed photos taken, and even can get their gifts wrapped right in the mall! The Foothills mall will have a variety of events throuhgout the month of December including Chanukah Wonderland, Reindeer Games, Complimentary Carriage Rides and more! A festive oasis that provides all of your santa-meeting, gift wrapping, and carriage ride needs is sure to get locals in the holiday spirit and make everyone's winter truly magical.


You can also spend the holiday season in the magical atmosphere of Fort Collins' Garden of Lights! From December 9th to 24th, the Gardens on Spring Creek will be a twinkling winter wonderland each night, with a half-mile loop of whimsical lights, as well as festive drinks available for purchase at their full bar. Visitors can enjoy hot beverages and treats from Kaleidoscope Cafe while they explore the garden of lights and grandchildren can get photos with Santa! On select nights there will also be special holiday events. Tickets are between $5-$10, and kids ages 4 and under are admitted free. Experiencing light and joy in the Garden of Lights this holiday season is an experience not to be missed!


Take a short drive to Loveland to visit Santa at the Promenade Shops at Centerra. From November 5th until December 24th, you can bring the whole family for a free photo! With no photographer present, come prepared with your own camera for photo opportunities that will last a lifetime. As it is an outdoor mall, make sure all members of your family dress warmly, so you can explore all of the holiday shopping options while still experiencing this magical moment. Whether it's santa photos or picking out gifts for loved ones, The Promenade Shops at Centerra offers a delightful holiday experience!

 Santa is coming to the Snack Attack for a special snack-tastic evening. Stop by on December 16th from 5-7pm for free mini polaroid photos and free yummy hot chocolate. It's first come, first serve so make sure you arrive early to get your photos with Santa! Enjoy a nice dinner with the family at Snack Attack before taking your photo with santa. Here's an opportunity you wouldn't want to miss! We hope you have a wonderful time making memories that will last all winter - santa won't be traveling around town too much longer so don't miss out!

Experience the magic of Santa this holiday season with an unforgettable trip to Fort Collins in Northern Colorado! Whether you’re looking for photos with Santa or a chance to travel and find him, our ultimate guide has all the details. Whether it’s one day or an entire weekend, be sure to plan ahead so that you can enjoy every moment of your journey – and get close enough to meet Santa! From Christmassy activities to places that santa loves visiting, we have the best ideas for a perfect holiday. So come join us in Fort Collins, and make this Christmas one of your most memorable yet – the perfect way to end 2022!

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