Where to See Santa in Kalamazoo: Photos, Parades and Events- 2022

Where to See Santa Pictures with Santa

2022’s Santa Planner: Where to See Santa in SWMI

The jolly man in the red suit will be in Kalamazoo this year, providing opportunities to visit with local families.

We’ve rounded up spots for your family to visit Santa Claus before Christmas to deliver their wish lists and snag some photos.

We’ve also listed Santa breakfasts, parades and other Christmas events where St. Nick will be in attendance.

Make a list – and check it twice – as there are many opportunities for the family to enjoy this special part of the holiday season.

Some events require advanced registration. Verify details with the event organizer. 

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Pictures with Santa

We’ve rounded up all of the local spots to visit with Santa and take photos.

Please note some locations are free, while others may require a fee for tickets or to purchase the prints.

Please confirm any reservation requirements before heading out.

Where to See Santa

Pictures With Santa at Gull Meadow Farms

Gull Meadow Farms
8544 Gull Rd, Richland, MI 49083
Dec 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 19-21, 2022

Come visit Santa at Gull Meadow Farms!

Guests need to reserve their date and arrival time to see Santa.

Reservations are $6 per immediate family (NOT per person).*

If you have a larger family (more than 4 children visiting Santa), reserving 2 spaces is suggested to help keep the wait to see Santa at a minimum for all families.

*Tickets incur a $0.49/ticket fee at checkout.

Update: All Tickets are SOLD OUT for 2022.

Gull Meadow Farms Santa 2021
Purchase tickets to see Santa at Gull Meadow Farms

Pictures With Santa at Santa’s Workshop in Downtown Kalamazoo

Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Nov 26 – Dec 24, 2022 (Thursdays – Sundays)
Closed Nov 27

Visit Santa’s Workshop at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo.

A trip to Santa’s Workshop includes the ability to visit with Santa, write a letter, make and decorate a shopping bag, and take as many pictures as you would like!

Come visit Santa downtown Thursday through Sunday. Black Santa also returns this year, visiting on Thursdays and Sundays.

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa
See Santa in Downtown Kalamazoo at the Radisson Hotel

Pictures With Santa at Crossroads Mall

The Crossroads
6650 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024
Nov 25 – Dec 24, 2022

Santa will be at Crossroads Mall in Portage seven days per week, starting November 25, 2022. Reserve your time online.

Monday – Saturday
11AM – 7PM
Break: 2PM – 3PM

12PM – 6PM
Break: 2:30PM – 3PM

Pictures With Santa at JCPenney

JCPenney at Crossroads Mall
6580 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024
Nov 14, 2022

The schedule for photos with Santa at JCPenney varies by store location.

Crossroads Mall lists its Santa date as November 14, 2022. Book your reservation online.


Ongoing Santa Events

Recurring Santa Events

These recurring events offer a chance to visit Santa more than once this holiday season.

Gilmore Car Museum
Santa at Gilmore Car Museum’s Winter Wonderland

More Christmas Events Featuring Santa Claus

One-time Santa Events

Santa is a busy guy during the holidays. Here are more opportunities to see him before Christmas in Kalamazoo:

Parades with Santa

Santa is a special guest at many holiday celebrations. Here’s where you can catch him this festive parade season:

Kalamazoo Holiday Parade Maple Hill Parade
image: Maple Hill Holiday Parade

More Holiday Fun

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