Vancouver’s Santa Hours – When To Visit the Big Guy

Santa comes to town but once a year…though he is quite busy all over the place taking pictures until Christmas! As you think about where and when to take the kids for that traditional Santa photo, we know it can be a little overwhelming. So let us give you the rundown of where Santa is hanging out around Metro Vancouver that may be worth checking out. Here are Vancouver’s Santa Hours for when to visit “the big guy.”


Oakridge Centre
650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Visiting is open up until Dec.24th, Santa will be available for photos for a fee, and partial proceeds go to the Canuck Place Hospice.
Monday – Saturday
11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Dec. 24th
11am – 2pm


4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Santa photos are available digitally and completely by donation ($2.00 minimum), proceeds go to Burnaby Christmas Bureau
Monday – Sunday
11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
Dec. 24th
Close at 5pm


Van Dusen Botantical Gardens
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Part of the Festival of Lights, with much more Christmas fun and displays, is an opportunity to take a photo with Santa in this setting. This is an event requiring tickets, purchasable at the door.
430pm – 9pm (Open until 10pm from Dec. 16 – 23rd)


Lansdowne Centre
5300 No.3 Road, Richmond
A quieter mall, meaning smaller line-ups! Photos are available for purchase priced at $25 or less.
Monday – Tuesday
12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm
Thursday – Saturday
12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
12pm – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm
December 24
12pm – 3pm


Richmond Centre
6551 No.3 Road, Richmond
A beautiful set-up, with a fast-lane pre-booking option to avoid line-ups.
1030 am – 1230pm, 2pm – 5pm
Wednesdays – Fridays
230pm – 5pm, 6pm – 830pm
Saturdays – Sundays
11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
Dec. 24th
1030am – 1230pm, 130pm – 430pm
*Special Photo Hours
Monday, December 21 – 11:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 23 – 11:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Park Royal
Corner of Taylor Way and Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Open until Dec. 24th, this Santa is also offering an online reservation and pre-order photo option.
Monday – Sunday
11am – 230pm, 330pm -7pm (Closed on Dec. 5, 6, 7)
Dec. 24th
11am – 2pm, 230pm – 4pm

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