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Santa Is Making the Rounds at Disney Parks

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Festival Of The Seasons

Santa Claus is a busy guy this time of year, but we have good news! He’s carving time out of his schedule to pay a visit to Disney Parks, where you can meet him and fill him in on your fondest wish for this holiday season. Between now and Christmas Day, Santa will be making stops throughout Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some of the places you’re bound to find him:

Be sure to consult the in-park Times Guide or ask a cast member to find out just when you can see Santa on the day of your visit, and have a wonderful ho-ho-holiday!


  • Hello,
    Would love to see Santa when we go to Disney World on Christmas day but it looks like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be over by then. Will he still be around Magic Kingdom or just in Epcot that day? Thanks!

  • Sure woukd like to visit Santa at Disney Parks, I have a few wishes he might be able to help cone true through the magic of Disney!
    Loved article Shawn!

    • Ellen – From all of us to all of you, may all your wishes come true this holiday season and throughout the year!

  • Santa is usually at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, but he has a specific schedule for each hotel so he is only there for a limited time each day.

    Also, this year the omnipresent Santa is appearing in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort on a just few mornings. He is doing something called “Breakfast with Santa at Downtown Disney” (held at Catal restaurant), and the price includes a voucher for ice skating at Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink.

    Can you clear up exactly how long Santa will be at his Jingle Jangle Jamboree post? “Red Suit Santa” seems to disappear after Christmas Eve/Day, but he has occasionally been spotted at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree in his green plaid “street clothes” — even after New Year’s Day. Is “Green Plaid Santa” always at the Jamboree beyond Christmas Eve/Day, or does he just play it by ear, depending on what’s going on back at the North Pole? 🙂

    I am just curious to know — since Santa is spending so much time at Disney parks and resorts (who can blame him?), who is minding the reindeer and the elves?! 🙂

    • Sherry – You’re right! Santa and Mrs. Claus continue to visit Disneyland Resort for some well-deserved R&R after his big night. You’ll find him in his less-formal attire at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree, through January 6. As for who’s minding the reindeer and workshop, it’s Elf Judy and Head Elf Bernard, of course! 😉 (Don’t you just love “The Santa Clause?”)

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