Where families can find Santa this holiday season
Drive-thru events, encounters with treats, and opportunities to get that special photo: we know where kids can find Santa this Christmas
There are a number of things that are different about this year but we can count on one thing when it comes to the holiday season… Santa Claus is coming to Champaign-Urbana! We have rounded up a list of all the local places where your child can see him and ensure their spot on the nice list. So gather your cameras and have your child check their wish list, then pay a visit to the jolly man before he travels back to the North Pole.
Even if your Santa encounter looks different this year, we’re still excited to witness these special, magical moments. 2020 Santa is up for the challenge!
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Now, let’s find Santa!
Whether Santa is waving to families driving by in their vehicles, hanging out somewhere from a safe social distance, or making a day of it in some creative fashion, we’ve got the scoop for where to find Santa throughout Champaign-Urbana this holiday season.
We know Santa is going to be popping in all over the place this holiday season. Be sure to look at our calendar for a full list of events where Santa might show up… we don’t always know ahead of time. Always have your camera (or smartphone) charged and ready!
This list contains events where we are *pretty sure* Santa will be camera-ready and waiting for your little elves, and contains FREE or low-cost events *without* registration. Some may be free; some may be by donations. For 2020, we expect all of these to be “bring your own camera” style and also “catch him as he passes by” style.
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Visit Santa at Market Place Shopping Center (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Santa will be at Market Place Shopping Center near Dick’s Sporting Goods this Christmas, from November 27 – December 23, 2020. Face coverings for both you and Santa may be required during your contactless visit based on current state regulations. Get more info and reserve a time by clicking here.
Zoom with Santa (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
The Champaign Park District has a Zoom channel direct to the big guy himself. Unfortunately, all available timeslots were reserved on Nov. 16 (the same day that reservations opened!). Check here just in case more timeslots are made available.
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