There is nothing more iconic at Christmas than getting your photo with Santa. Whether celebrating a first Baby’s first Christmas, your first Christmas together, or just want a lasting memory to treasure forever, a photo with Santa is it. This year, you have plenty of options to get that picture perfect Santa photo without going to far. Here is where to get photos with Santa in Olympia and throughout Thurston County.

heritage bank LogoCapital Mall

625 Black Lake Boulevard SW, Olympia
Now through December 24

Capital Mall has Santa photos now, which is perfect timing if you want to order Christmas cards using your family photo. They have differing times from now until December 24, including some special events. On December 1, 8 and 15, pets can come in and get their photos taken with Santa. On November 28 and December 5, they have sensory friendly Santa photos by appointment. Find out more on the Capital Mall website.

Cabela’s Lacey

600 Gateway Boulevard NE, Lacey
Now through December 24

Cabela’s in Lacey has their Santa’s Wonderland in full swing. Get your free photos with Santa and check out their fun displays. They also have a place to mail your letter to Santa and free giveaways. Be sure to check out Satna’s toy shop! Reserve your timeslot online.


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The PET WORKS is having Santa photos with pets this year so the whole family can make a memory! Photo courtesy: the PET WORKS

407 4th Avenue E, Olympia
November 28

The PET WORKS is offering photos for pets with Santa on November 28. Photos are being taken by professional photography company Towne Studios. Each pet gets a free photo ornament or photo mousepad with $5 sitting fee. Kids welcome a are walk-ins. There are discounted packages and part of the proceeds will be donated to Concern for Animals.

Chambers Elementary Signing Santa

6501 Virginia Street SE, Lacey
December 3

This incredible event makes sure every child can give their wishes to Santa! Signing Santa will be at the Chambers Elementary School on December 3. Children who are deaf or hearing impaired can come and tell Santa their list, as well as get a photo. For more information visit the Signing Santa website.

Views on Fifth Luxury Apartments

410 5th Avenue SW, Olympia
December 5

Head to Views on Fifth Luxury Apartments to tell your Christmas wish to Santa! Find him chillin’ in the clubhouse with snacks and beverages. Read updated on the Photos with Santa Facebook event.

City of Lacey

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Visit Signing Santa December 3 at Chambers Elementary School. Photo courtesy: Signing Santa

Hunatmer Park
618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey
December 6

After the City of Lacey Lighted Parade on December 6, make a special memory with photos with Santa at Huntamer Park. There will be lights, music and hot chocolate, the perfect way to celebrate the holidays!

Discover Aquatics Swim School

110 Delphi Road NW Ste 102, Olympia
December 11

Looking for something different? Visit Scuba Santa on December 11 at Discover Aquatics! You do not need to be scuba certified to enjoy this unique holiday experience. Photos are free. Reserve your timeslot online.

Sensory Tool House

December 13, 19 (more dates may be added)

The Sensory Tool House is having a sensory-friendly Santa meet-and-greet so all can tell them his wishes. Each family get 15 minutes with the man in red. Pre-register online. Cost is $30 and includes one photo print and digital copies of any images taken. They will take many photos as you interact with Santa. Cookies, cider and hot cocoa provided, and children will receive a small gift.

Know of another Santa photo op? Email us at submit@thurstontalk.com.

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