Where to Find Santa in Seattle

(Pacific Place)

The jolly old elf is easy to spot when you’re not looking for him, but can be difficult to find when you are! Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered for some of the best places to find him. This year will see a few changes. This will be the last year to see Santa at the downtown Macy’s store due to its upcoming closure and sadly, Santa will not be visiting Northgate Mall (although kids can drop off letters to Santa there). While many of the places listed below offer professional photos, don’t feel pressured to purchase any. These Santas are pros with a motivation to share cheer. They will give your child the same attention that they will be giving to paying customers. With that said, some locations offers some really nice photos that families will treasure for years to come. And, so are even offering free photos.

Here is where Santa will be hanging out now through Christmas Eve. Although the hours listed do not include the times when he will be busy feeding the reindeer. If you’d rather skip the line, check out the location’s websites for information on how you can schedule a time.

Westfield Southcenter Mall

2800 Southcenter Mall, Seattle 98188 – (206) 246-0423 – More info >>>

Westfield Southcenter Mall is offering a special “Storytime with Mr. & Mrs. Claus on December 7 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will read holiday classics and sing carols. Kids will also enjoy cookie decorating and crafts. Tickets are donation based. All proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. More info >>>

Santa’s meet-and-greet times:

  • Dec. 4-7: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
  • Dec. 8: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 10-13: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-19: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-21: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-23: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Anko

19500 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, 98036
12650 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Totem Lake, 98034
15840 1st Ave. S., Burien, 98148

Anko is hosting free meet-and-greets with Santa including a complimentary photo (one per family) that will be sent instantly by email after your visit on Sunday December 15. Santa will be there from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Walk-ins are also accepted. Sign up here: Lynnwood store, Totem Lake store or Burien store.

Macy’s Downtown Seattle

300 Pine St., Seattle, 98181 – (206) 506-6915 – More info >>>

If this place is a tradition for your family, you’ll want to sign up for a spot soon!

  • Dec. 4-13: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 15-19: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-22: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Nordstrom Downtown Seattle

500 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101 – (206) 628-2111 – More info >>>

Nordstrom’s Santa Lane’s hours vary from the regular store hours so we recommend that you call the store ahead of time before you visit. However, to give you a ballpark, here are the store’s hours for the season:

  • Dec. 4-6: 9:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-12: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 13-14: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-21: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dec. 22: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pacific Place

600 Pine St., Seattle, WA  98101 – (206) 405-2655 – More info >>>

Due to all of the construction makeover of this mall, Pacific Place is introducing a new Santa Claus experience for their guests that will be different than the traditional sit-down portrait experience. Each weekend Santa Claus will be at the mall to greet shoppers and stroll the center on every floor, plus he will sit in his holiday ornament chair from time to time located on Level 2 near the holiday pop-up store, Wishes Toys and Games. Guests can take photos, selfies or just visit with the big guy with their wish lists.

  • Dec. 6-7: 4-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 2-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 13-14: 4-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 2-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 20-21: 4-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 22: 2-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 23-24: 1-6 p.m.

Bellevue Square

575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue 98004 – (800) 934-6489 – More info >>>

  • Dec. 4-7: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-14: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 10:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-23: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Alderwood Mall

3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood, 98037 – (425) 967-8994 – More info >>>

  • Dec. 4-7: 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-14: 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 15-23: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Town Center at Lake Forest Park

17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155 – – More info >>>

  • Dec. 4-6: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-12: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 13-14: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-23: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m
  • Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

University Village

2623 NE University Village St., Seattle 98105 – – More info >>>

Every Monday this season, University Village will be offering Pet Photos with Santa! Bring your pet for a picture with Santa and a percentage of sales will benefit Seattle Humane.

  • Dec. 4-5: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 6-7: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-14: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 10:00 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-21: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 22: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 23: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Everett Mall

1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, 98208 – (425) 355-1771 – More info >>>

  • Dec. 4-13: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 15: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-20: 10:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 21-23: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Redmond Town Center

7525 166th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98052 – (425) 869-2640 – More info >>>

Brick and Mortar Books will be offering a free Santa Story Time on December 10 and 17 at 9:45 a.m.

  • Dec. 4-7: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-13: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m
  • Dec. 14-15: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-20: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 21: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-23: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

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