Whether it be online, by mail, on TV or in person in Fremont, Newark, and Union City, there are some great ways to find Santa this year!
In-Person at Local Events
Click on the pink links for more info about each event. We will be adding more events as we find them. Check back often!
More events will be added as we find them! Check back often.
In Person at the Mall
NewPark Mall (Newark) Take the kids to visit Santa at NewPark Mall in Newark. Hours vary from day to day and reservations are encouraged. Visits are free. Photos available for purchase.
Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto) Take the kids to visit Santa at the Stanford Mall. Hours vary from day to day and reservations are encouraged.
The Great Mall (Milpitas) Take the kids to visit Santa at the Great Mall in Milpitas. Hours vary from day to day and reservations are encouraged.
Southland Mall (Hayward) Take the kids to visit Santa at Southland Mall. Hours vary from day to day and reservations are encouraged.
We have come across a few fun, free websites that offer great holiday activities for kids:
- Watch Santa Feed the Reindeer! At www.reindeercam.com you can watch Santa feed the reindeer Monday-Friday at 11am, 6pm and 9pm; Weekends at 6pm (Eastern Time).
- Portable North Pole My daughter loves this site! Enter your child's name and age, answer a few questions about their behavior and what they want for Christmas. Photos can also be uploaded from special events over the course of the year. It then produces a video with an in-the-flesh Santa who reads to your child from a book with your uploaded photos. It is very personalized for an automated website program and is just adorable We have watched this over and over and over. (You do have the option of purchasing the video to download and keep for about $5.) This is great for the little ones! www.portablenorthpole.com
- Track Santa with NORAD Use this popular website to track Santa's movements on Christmas Eve. Until then, there is a "Countdown to Track Santa" and a "Santa's Village" page where your child can scroll over the village to locate which shop is busiest and uncover a secret activity of the day. Beginning at 2:00 am EST on Christmas Eve, NORAD will be posting updates on both Google Maps and Google Earth via the NORAD Santa site. NORAD personnel will begin answering phone calls and emails at 4:30 am EST on Christmas Eve. You can reach the program at 1-877-Hi-NORAD (877) 446-6723 or visit www.noradsanta.org.
Letters to/from Santa
Kids love sending letters to Santa. Here's where you can help them do just that:
- Macaroni KID Fremont Receive a FREE personalized letter from Santa: Just complete the quick form and a minute later you will have an email with a letter from Santa you can give to your child - have their elf deliver it, send it in the mail to them, or just hand it to them. #MKFremontSanta
- (All Macy's Locations) Santa's Post Office at Macy's: At every Macy's around the country, there is a letterbox to collect letters for Santa Claus. Bring your stamped letter to Macy's, addressed to Santa at the North Pole and drop it into Santa's letterbox. For every letter received, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can also send your letter via the link above.
- USPS Letters from Santa: Send your child's letter and a personalized response with a self-addressed envelope to Santa and it will be returned with a postmark from Anchorage, Alaska! Send your letters by December 10th.
Place a call to Santa!
- Santa's Hotline: A totally free phone call to Santa. Call (605) 313-0691.
Enjoy some holiday movies!
- ABC Family (Freeform) 25 Days of Christmas 2023 Full Schedule
- 2023 Christmas TV Schedule
- Christmas Movies and Holiday TV Schedule 2023
- Netflix Holiday Movies 2023
Be sure to visit our guide of Local Holiday Light Displays HERE and get a FREE Personalized Letter from Santa HERE!
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