Visit Santa in Council Bluffs and Omaha: Big List of Places!

I recently shared the Holiday and Christmas Events in Council Bluffs for 2017 and that got me thinking. Where would one find Santa in Council Bluffs in Omaha if they wanted to tell him what’s on their wish list? I began tracking down all the places Saint Nick would be at this year and I’m sure there will be more to add to the list as December gets closer!

List of Places to Visit Santa in Council Bluffs and Omaha

Visit Santa in Council Bluffs and Omaha

Where is Santa in Council Bluffs?

Bass Pro Shops

When: November 11th – December 24th
What: Visit Santa at Bass Pro Shops and get your picture taking as well as other activities to enjoy.

Bayliss Park

When: November 16th from 6PM-8PM
What: Visit Santa at Santa’s Workshop during the Annual Lighting Ceremony at Bayliss Park. Two of Santa’s reindeer will be at UP Museum during that time as well!

Mall of the Bluffs

When: Beginning November 18th
What: Visit Santa at the Mall of the Bluffs!

TJ Craft Fair

When: November 18th from 9A-3PM
What: Santa will be taking pictures in the craft are during the craft fair. Stop by and see him and shop tons of vendors to help support TJ Band and Orchestra!

Western Historic Trails Center

When: December 9th from 10AM-1PM
What: Have your picture taken with Santa in the wild west photo booth during the Wild West Christmas Event.

Quaker Steak & Lube

When: December 18th from 5PM-8PM
What: Get photos with Santa and enjoy $0.99 kids meals with adults meal purchases.

Where is Santa in Omaha?

Aksarben Village

When: December 3rd from 2PM-4PM
What: Visit with Santa at the Physicians Mutual and WOWT Holiday Market.


When: December 16th at 9AM
What: Breakfast with Santa at Bravo in Village Point

Countryside Village

When: November 25th – December 23rd
What: Schedule an appointment to visit Santa at Santa Central in Countryside Village or check out the live stream they will be sharing.


When: November 30th from 5PM-7PM
What: Santa is coming to the Lights on Dundee Event where you can enjoy free pictures, cookie decorating, and more!

Durham Museum

When: First Three Tuesdays in December from 5PM-8PM
What: Family Night with Santa at Durham Museum where you can visit Santa and his reindeer as well as enjoy crafts and carols.

Henry Doorly Zoo

When: December 2nd – December 17th
What: There are various holiday happenings and suppers with Santa at Henry Doorly Zoo on different dates in December.

Hollywood Candy

When: November 26th, December 10, and December 17th at Noon
What: Visit Santa in the North Pole at Hollywood Candy & Fairmont Antiques in the Old Market. You can take a picture with Santa and enjoy crafts and activities for the kids in the Fairmont Diner.

Lauritzen Gardens

When: December 9th-10th from 12PM-4PM
What: Take pictures with Santa, enjoy carolers, holiday treats in front of the crackling fireplace, craft for the kids to take home, and walk through the beautiful holiday poinsettia show.


When: November 18th from 10AM-2PM
What: Visit Sanat at Mangelsen’s and check out some product demos.

Oak View Mall

When: November 18th-December 24th
What: Visit Santa in the lower level Younker’s Court at Oak View.

Omaha Children’s Museum

When: December 1st from 5PM-8PM
What: Enjoy winter-themed activities including a Hot & Cold Science Show and Snowman Bingo and meet Santa inside the special Santa’s Magic exhibit!

Regency Court

When: November 24th from 12PM-8PM
What: See Santa at Regency Court and Cindy Lou Who will also be there from 1PM-3PM.


SAC Museum

When: December 2nd from 10AM-2PM
What: Santa Goes to Space at the SAC Museum with a Christmas and Star Wars theme! Kids can visit with Santa and take free pictures with him as well as Star Wars Characters. There will also be activities, make-and-take ornament, and holiday music.


When: December 2nd 10AM-2PM
What: Visit Santa and Mrs. Clause and get your picture taken, as well as enjoy free Ferris wheel rides, face painting, food samples, and much more!

Shadow Lake Towne Center

When: November 22nd from 6PM – 8PM
What: Santa Claus arrives during the annual tree lighting parade at Shadow Lake Town Center. Visit Santa, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and jingle bell bracelets for the kids. The pre-show starts at 6PM with a performance and sing-along lead by the Peppermint Elves!

The Rose Theater

When: December 2nd from 9AM-Noon
What: Purchase tickets to have Breakfast with Santa.

Village Pointe

When: November 24th at 6PM-10PM
What: The evening will kick off with a number of Dickens Carolers and Santa’s Elves handing out jingle bells to children to prepare for the Santa Parade at 7PM. There will be free hot cider and cookies as well as free carriage rides immediately following the lighting ceremony until 10 p.m. Plus, every Tuesday in December Santa will be at a different Village Pointe store for stories and treats.

Village Pointe Cinema

When: December 9th at 9AM and 9:45AM
What: Polar Express Merry Movie Night at Village Pointe Cinema with Santa and friends.

Village Pointe Best Buy

When: December 16th at 2 PM
What: Storytime, cookies, and free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Westroads Mall

When: November 19th-December 24th
What: Visit Santa in the Von Maur Court at Westroads.

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