Photos with Santa at the mall in Calgary – 2022

Photos below are from previous years and may be different than this year’s Santa experience.

2022 Santa at the Mall in Calgary

CrossIron Mills – Bass Pro Shops

Santa’s Wonderland  located inside at Bass Pro Shops opens Nov 12, 2022 and offers – a free 4×6 photo with Santa. with the option of purchasing picture packages in store or when you get home. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and there are in store giveaways for the first 50 kids on weekdays.

Reservations are recommended, contactless option.

Bass Pro - Photos with Santa at the Mall Calgary

Cabela’s at Deerfoot City

Cabela’s is in the Deerfoot City complex (on the South West side near Canadian Tire). They have a traditional Santa this year with a set-up similar to Bass Pro in Cross Iron. Santa arrives on November 12th, 2022. You receive free 4×6 photo with Santa. with the option of purchasing picture packages in store or when you get home. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and there are in store giveaways for the first 50 kids on weekdays.

Reservations are recommended, contactless option.

Deerfoot City (Deerfoot Mall)

Santa will be at Deerfoot City (Tuesday-Sunday) beginning on December 1, 2022. Santa will be located in the Food Lodge this year, features a backdrop of glowing trees.
Appointments highly recommended. Walk-in slots may be available if there is time.

Deerfoot City Santa Schedule
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm & 4pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 2pm & 3pm – 6pm
Thursday: – Saturday: 11am – 2pm & 3pm – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 2pm & 3pm – 5pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 11am – 1:30pm & 2:30pm – 4pm

Southcentre

Santa arrives at the Enchanted Forest at centre court on November 12th, 2022. Photo packages available to purchase. You can also send letters to Santa at their special mailbox and decorate a cookie at the cookie kitchen. Reservations are recommended.
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM
December 24: 9 AM – 3 PM

Paws with Claus or Peace of Mind visits are also available. Reservations required.

The Core

Santa will be taking photos from the back of Maison Birks truck starting on December 10, 2022. Take your own photos with your phone or camera. Maison Birks truck is located on level 2, in front of the 49ft Christmas tree.

Santa Hours:

December 10 & 11: 12PM to 5PM
December 17 & 18: 12PM to 5PM

Chinook Centre

Santa is back this year at Chinook Centre near Hudson’s Bay, on November 19th, 2022. 
Reservation only. Pre-book your visit online for $10 to reserve your spot. Time slots are limited to 8 people. Tickets include your visit and up to 5 professional digital photos.

Market Mall

Santa is back this year at Market Mall, near Sephora, on November 19th, 2022.
Reservation only. Pre-book your visit online for $10 to reserve your spot. Time slots are limited to 8 people. Tickets include your visit and up to 5 professional digital photos.

Sunridge Mall

Santa will be at Sunridge on Friday, November 25th at 11am. Reservations recommended. Photographer on site.

  • Mondays to Saturdays: 11am-7pm
  • Sundays: 12pm-5pm
  • Saturday, December 24th: 10am-4pm

Sensory Santa Photo Experience:

  • Sunday, December 4th: 9:30am-11:30am

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17 thoughts on “Photos with Santa at the mall in Calgary – 2022”

  1. Heritage Park has an AWESOME Santa set up in Gasoline Alley. No rushed visits like in the shopping malls Great ideas for gifts all over the park. Way better than last year at the malls rushed vist and we had the option of professional or take your own pictures. Please add this option even though it’s only weekends it was an awesome family day and the Grandkids loved it…..almost as much as Grandpa.

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  2. Just a heads up to everyone, we had a terrible experience at Southcentre Mall for our Santa photos. He was the worst. He barely said hi to our son, he was so distracted and not paying attention. There was a group of young boys trying to get his attention from the second floor balcony and he was completely focused on them for our whole session. i had walked up to him, sat down and they had taken a picture all with him still looking up and singing to these other kids. The girl taking the photo had to snap at him and tell him to pay attention so we could get a photo with him actually looking at the camera. and when my son got nervous and scared he just said ‘it’s not gonna work’ and turned to look for the next kid, completely dismissing us before we were even done. Very disappointed with the experience, as my son was so excited to meet him and he was totally ignored.

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  3. Went to Westbrook Mall this weekend and was ambushed only after we had placed our kids on and beside Santa that you had to buy their photos starting at $25. Is that not outrageous! Scenery was okay, but the Santa doesn’t smile.

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    • For places where you don’t take your own photos the prices are typically around there. Deerfoot is only slightly less expensive at a minimum of $22.

      I wish they would post the rates on their websites but they usually don’t.

  4. I have heard that the Santa who has done photos at Market Mall the past few years, is not the same one for 2019. Any idea where the old santa might be doing his gig? Or how is the new Santa at Market Mall? The old Santa was great with our son that past 2 years and did a great job making the photos work!

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  5. Photo with Santa at Cabela’s this year 2020 doesn’t turn out nice. People is not in the center, part of body got cut out. My friend use her phone taking for turn out better. Her picture from Cabela’s is the same. Disappointed.

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