Pictures with Santa

Christmas 2020 will look different than in years past but we know that many of you will still want a picture of your child with Santa to remember the holiday. Use our list below to plan your Santa photo experience. Please pay close attention the the COVID-19 guidelines set by each photography venue. Make sure, where available, that you book a photo slot online as many locations are limiting the days and hours Santa is available for photos.

***All times and dates were correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. Check your specific location before you head out!***

Rivergate Mall (Map)

Santa arrives Saturday December 12, 2020 and stays through December 24, 2020

“The magic of the holidays is here, and Santa will be arriving at RiverGate Mall on December 12th. Bring your family and friends for professional quality photos with Santa through December 24thCLICK HERE for reservations.

There are 5 key things to know before arriving for your Santa experience, provided by Cherry Hill Programs. They include:

  • Face coverings are required for all Guests ages 2 & up.
  • You will experience physical distancing practices at the set, including maintaining social distance in queues and physical barriers where space does not allow for 6 feet of separation.
  • Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged to promote social distancing and contact-less payments. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
  • Operation modifications, including reduced hours and no special events outside of normal business hours.
  • An increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation, including the addition of hand sanitizer in high traffic areas.

It is Cherry Hill Program’s top priority to ensure the health and well-being of our guests & Santa, therefore, this year, guests will not sit on Santas lap during their interaction, but will still have the opportunity to engage in conversation and enjoy a magical experience with Santa, while maintaining physical distance. By visiting a Cherry Hill Programs experience, all Guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Let us help keep each other healthy.

CLICK HERE for more information on how to visit Santa online (now through December 25th).”

Cool Springs Galleria (Map

Santa arrives November 27 and stays through December 24, 2020.

We are excited to continue the tradition of hosting Santa to meet and greet all kids and kids-at-heart. Santa is doing many things differently this year, and because of that we are providing multiple options for you and your loved ones to see Santa. 
In person visits will still be available, but you will have to reserve a special time to see Santa. Click here to reserve your spot now. These visits will be contactless, and hand sanitizing stations will also be available. Scroll further down the page to learn more about available dates, times, photo package pricing and more. Face masks are required to visit Santa for children age 2 and up as well as adults, so remember to bring your festive holiday mask or face covering.For those unable to see Santa in person or who want additional memorable experiences, we are now offering several online options. You can continue to Create Holiday Magic from the comfort of your home, and celebrate Christmas throughout the season with things like Story Time with Santa, Photos with Santa (including pets), a live zoom call and more! Click here to learn more.

Santa will be located in Center Court on the lower level.


Bass Pro Shops (Map

Santa arrives on Saturday November 7, 2020 and stays through December 24.

Santa’s Wonderland includes a free photo with Santa and a take home craft.

“2020 Guidelines include :
Free Online Reservations
Reservations are required as spots are limited to allow social distancing.
Temperature Screening
Temperature screenings are required for families and team members prior to entering.
“Contactless Claus” Visit
The Magic Santa Shield is an acrylic barrier in place between Santa and families at all times.
Santa’s Sanitization Squad
All surfaces are cleaned and sanitized between each visit.
Face Coverings
All team members wear face coverings. Customer requirements are based on local guidelines.
Physical Distancing
Families standby in a designated area away from other shoppers.”

Santa’s Hours:  Hours vary depending on date.  Find a full schedule of hours at this link.

The Streets of Indian Lake (Map

Santa arrives November 27 and stays through December 24, 2020

Visit with Santa at The Streets!

“No Touch” Magical Photos with Santa Claus! By appointment only.

Located on the corner inside the former Justice building, Suite A-240.

• Beautiful new backdrop
• Santa reading The Christmas Story
• Engaging with children at 6 ft. distance
• Camera angle brings them closer
• Christmas music
• Artisan vendors
• Take home activity


The Mall at Green Hills (Map

Santa arrives on November 27, 2020 and stays through December 24, 2020.

“In conjunction with our photo partner, Cherry Hill Programs, we’ve reimagined Santa’s Flight Academy into a socially distanced, non-contact holiday experience:

• All photo sessions are by reservation only and require pre-payment

• Masks required at all times, including the photoshoot, for guests ages 2 and up (and Santa too!)

• Santa will maintain a 6’ distance from guests at all times

• Heightened cleaning protocols and hand sanitizer provided”


Opry Mills Mall (Map

Santa arrives November 20 and stays through December 24, 2020.

Santa’s Hours :
Monday – Saturday   11AM – 8PM (Break 3-4PM)
Sundays   Noon – 6PM (Break  2:30-3PM)

Things to know before you go:

  • Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.  

  • For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests

  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit

  • Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies

Make your Santa photo reservation today!

Make your Santa photo reservation today!

Santa will be closed and unavailable for photos on the following dates:

Monday, November 23rd
Tuesday, November 24th
Wednesday, November 25th
Thursday, November 26th
Monday, November 30th
Monday December 7th


Stones River Town Centre  (Map)

Santa arrives November 27 and stays through December 23. 2020.

Santa’s Hours :  Monday – Saturday 11AM-7PM   
Sunday 12PM-6PM   Break 2:30 PM-3PM

Christmas Eve  9AM-5PM  

There will be plenty of fun and magic as well as a focus on the health and well-being of everyone. To plan your visit with Santa and review the steps being taken this year based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, please visit or

Reservations are strongly encouraged with walk-up visits available as space allows throughout the day. CDC Guidelines and Best practices will be followed: maintaining social distance, face masks required for everyone and enhanced cleaning between visits.


Pictures with Santa – Kingpics – Mt Juliet (Map)

Santa will be at Smoothie King in Mt Juliet from November 20 – December 23, 2020

Hours :  Monday – Thursday  3PM – 8PM
Friday  3PM-9PM
Saturday  10AM – 9PM
Sunday  12PM – 8PM

Reserve your time in advance at this link.


Gaylord Opryland Hotel (Map)

Santa arrives November 13, 2020 and stays through December 24.

Don’t miss your chance to meet the big guy himself and tell him what’s on your Christmas list! Take a photo while social distancing and capture the memorable moment in a festive setting. Photo Packages by DEI are available. Tickets must be purchased in advance, online. No Box Office on-site.
Tickets are non-refundable, dates and times cannot be changed. Optional ticket insurance is available for purchase.
Face Masks may not be removed for pictures at Photos with Santa. Face masks are required in all indoor areas of the resort and Christmas attractions.

Santa’s Hours:

Dates/Hours and Online Ticket requests HERE.

Wilson Bank & Trust  

Santa’s practicing social distancing to be sure he’s healthy for the big night, but we’re glad he could make an appearance this year! Drive through at select offices to see St. Nick from the comfort of your vehicle, and drop off your letters in his mailbox.

Friday 11/27 Watertown 3 – 5PM
Saturday 11/28 Main/Lebanon 9AM  – 11AM
Friday 12/4 N. Mt. Juliet Rd./ Mt. Juliet 3PM – 5PM

Saturday 12/5 Cookeville 9AM – 11AM

Friday 12/11 Carthage 3PM – 5PM

Saturday 12/12 Smithville 9AM – 11AM
Friday 12/18 Memorial Blvd./ Murfreesboro 3PM – 5PM

Saturday 12/19 Hartsville 9AM – 11AM



**Find more Santa fun in our annual Christmas guide including where to have breakfast with the Jolly Ol’ Elf and even more events where Santa will make an appearance.

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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