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Santa Claus is Coming to the Twin Cities: Where and When to Meet Him

Santa and his elves will be setting up shop in local malls around the Twin Cities metro area.

Southdale Center

Santa is ready and willing to talk with youngsters and pose for photos from now through Christmas Eve at . 

Where: 10 Southdale Center Edina, MN 55435

When: Every day through Dec. 24.

Mondays through Friday:

  • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturdays

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve

  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special notes: Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer from 1-1:45 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 2-2:45 p.m. on Sundays. The Santa set at Southdale is in a new location this year, in the AMC District Rotunda.

Southtown Shopping Center

Where: I-494 and Penn Avenue in Bloomington, MN 55431

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22

Valley West Shopping Center

Where: 10606 France Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55431

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15

Eden Prairie Center

Where: 8251 Flying Cloud Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344

When: Every day through Dec. 24.

Monday through Saturday:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • 6 to 8 p.m.

Sundays:

  • 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Special notes: Click here for photo package information.

Ridgedale Center

Where: 12401 Wayzata Blvd. Minnetonka, MN 55305

When: Every day through Dec. 23.

Nov. 10 through Dec. 14

Monday through Saturday:

  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sundays:

  • Noon to 6 p.m.

Dec. 15 through Dec. 23

Monday through Saturday

  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sundays:

  • Noon to 6 p.m.

Special notes: There will be breaks from 1-2 p.m. and 5:15-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays. Holiday photo packages are available.

Northtown Mall

Where: 398 Northtown Dr. NE  Blaine, MN 55434

When: Every day through Dec. 24

  • Dec. 12-14: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 17-21: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special notes: Santa needs to take breaks to feed his reindeer from 1-1:45 p.m. and 5:15-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2-3 p.m. on Sundays.

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