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Photos with Santa (Dallas Area)

Where else can I find Santa for photos? Photos with Santa at the mall are so expensive. I'm looking for a santa outside of the mall because i know it will be less expensive.


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Bass pro does pics with Santa. They give you a free 4x6 and you can order a package if you want I think they start at 9.99.

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Bass pro does pics with Santa. They give you a free 4x6 and you can order a package if you want I think they start at 9.99.

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We always have gone to the Northpark Center Santa. My daughter is seven and has gone since she was 6 months old. I have the best photo of her with Santa at 6 months old so I always went back. We used to have to wait in line for hours and it was a mess. The kids were tired, parents were frustrated, etc. In recent years, it has gotten better. What I do is go first thing in the morning and get a number. They'll tell you what time to return. For example, we went last Saturday at 11:30 (30 minutes after it opened, I think) and were told to come back by 6:30. We had to wait about 15 minutes in line... so much easier than standing for hours in line!

You can take your own photos so you could get a free one if you are good with a camera, although this year, the photographer rushed us through and put my daughter on the opposite side than she has been for the last seven times so I couldn't get many good photos this year. I always buy a photo. The 5x7 is around $16. It's fun seeing the progression of my daughter with the same Santa each year.

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I have seen the big chair at HEB for Santa but have yet to see times or if he would actualy be there. Might check into it

The Bass Pro in Grapevine has a great looking Santa. Like others said it is free for 1 picture and I think the others were reasonable as well. They also have various activities for the kids to do. My kids had a blast there!

We like Cabela's too. The pictures are free and they allow you to take as many of your own pictures as you want. When we went last week, they had a four string quartet playing Christmas carols, my three year old loved that! I have also heard that Central Market has free Santa visits too. And we have been to Bass Pro as well. The wait there was a bit too long, but like the other poster mentioned it's free and the set up was really cute. Check the websites, they have Santa times listed.

Bass Pro Shops, Grapevine.

Watters Creek in Allen has a Santa and you take your own pictures. He sits by the fireplace. Check out the schedule online before you drive over here though. Last year they had snow falling in a specific area which was very nice as well.

We've ALWAYS done the Northpark Santa. My daughter is almost 17 and I have all her Santa pictures, not that expensive for the 1 polaroid shot, on the mantle with the same Santa. He is great. When she was little, he could come down the chimney and read a story before children would sit on his lap. The only negative is that he is SO popular and you wait a long time, even with the number system they use. It was always worth it to us though!


We did Bass Pro yesterday. You get the 5X7 free and then I purchased the download for 9.99 so I can print off whatever I want from another site.

Bass Pro. I go on a weekday right after work. This year, we had a whopping 3 people in front of us. :)

My friend did Bass Pro yesterday. One picture free. That's all she needed. San Antonio Bass Pro had a pretty good-lookin Santa too.

Half Price Books on NW Hwy in Dallas. Their camera isn't that great, so I would bring your own. They are accepting donations for the North Texas Food Bank, otherwise no charge.

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