Meet Santa in Vancouver – Hours, Dates, Locations

Whether they’re the real Santa, or one of his many helpers, Vancouver’s shopping malls are playing host to a man in red. He will be bringing along a few elves to help spread the Christmas spirit. Here’s where you can find them near you.


Oakridge Mall, 41st and Cambie street, Vancouver.



November 18 – December 3
Saturday to Tuesday: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm


December 4 – December 23
Monday to Saturday: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm


December 24
Sunday: 11am – 2pm

For photo package details and pricing, please click here.

Quiet Days with Santa

Quiet Days with Santa present a chance for kids with special needs to spend time
with Santa in a quiet and comfortable environment before the centre opens.

Dates: Sunday, November 26 and Sunday, December 3
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Please call 604-264-9221 to reserve a spot.


Paws and Mr. Claus

Paws and Mr. Claus is an opportunity to bring your
furry family members for a photo with Santa.

Dates: Wednesday, November 29 and Wednesday, December 6
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Please park at the Southwest Entrance to the mall (by Peninsula Restaurant).



Metropolis MetroTown, Burnaby, BC



Dates: November 17th to December 24th, 2017


Monday – Saturday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. /2 p.m. – 5 p.m./6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m./3 p.m. – 6 p.m.(NOVEMBER)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. /2 p.m. – 5 p.m./6 p.m. – 8 p.m.(DECEMBER)
*Santa photos close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Location: Grand Court (Lower Level).



Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC



Starts Sat. Nov 18
Ends Sat. Nov 18

Starts at 10:30 am
Ends at 12:00 pm

Set design by Urban Barn


More Info


Location: Outside Simons (inside the main mall)



Telus presents the Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver

– supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank


Date: December 3

Time; 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank here.



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Outside of the mall, there are plenty of other places to meet December’s busiest man.


Other Santa Claus Events in Vancouver


Santa’s Workshop at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas

November 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Free with Lift Ticket

Vancouver Christmas Market

November 26 – December 31, 2016

Tickets $8; $4 for kids 7 – 12; free for kids 6 and under



Bright Nights: Stanley Park Christmas Train

November 28, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (closed on Christmas Day)

Tickets $6 – $12



Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens

December 1, 2016 – January 2, 2017 (closed on Christmas Day)

Tickets $9 – $16; $31 for families; free for kids 2 and under



Christmas in Kerrisdale

December 3, 10, 17, 23, 2016





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