Rochester MN Santa Events

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Friday November 26th

Here Comes Santa Claus | Downtown Rochester

All is merry and bright when Santa Claus comes this night! Here Comes Santa Claus—downtown Rochester’s most beloved holiday tradition—features “Santa’s Magical Workshop,” appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus, the daring Santa rescue atop Old City Hall, tree lighting ceremony in Peace Plaza, and more merry entertainment. Santa Claus coming to downtown Rochester is a real holiday treat that free family fun!

Address: Downtown, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free
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Visit Santa at ABC & Toy Zone

Dates: November 27 – December 23

Monday – Friday: 12pm – 3pm and 4pm-7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 2pm and 3pm-5pm

Stop into the store to schedule your visit and pickup your pass. Cash deposit will be required. 100% of your deposits and donations go directly to Santa. Bring your camera to take photos, no professional photographer onsite.

Passes will be very limited as we need to watch store capacity and socially distant with no Santa lines. We will be following CDC guidelines as best as we can with no contact, in-person Santa visits. Masks encouraged and can be removed for photos. If anyone has symptoms of illness, please stay home so we can keep Santa and his Elves healthy.

Location: Miracle Mile Shopping Center 122 17 Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Cost: Minimum cash deposit $10 for up to 2 children; each additional child $5. Scholarships are available. **Deposits are non-refundable
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Wednesday December 1st

Fill Santa’s Sleigh – Before the Reindeer Go Away

Our reindeer friends are visiting Rochester SCHEELS for ONE NIGHT ONLY to help us fill Santa’s sleigh with toys for children of all ages.
But the fun doesn’t stop there!
Other activities include:
– Visit Santa’s reindeer
– Enjoy FREE milk & cookies on us
– Take a picture with Andy the Texas Roadhouse Armadillo
– Write a letter to Santa
– Listen to carolers
We will also be joined by Laser 101.7 and Toys for Tots of Southeast MN for a live in-store radio broadcast! All toys collected will be donated to Toys for Tots. SCHEELS will be matching up to $5000 of what is donated during the event.
*A toy donation is encouraged, however not required to participate in the event.
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***The health and safety of our customers and associates are our highest priority during this event.
Address: Scheels – Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 5:00-7:00pm
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Thursday December 2nd – Tuesday December 21st

Santa Pictures | Apache Mall

Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa’s helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family.

Reservations are encouraged.

Address: Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: Check website
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Saturday December 4th

Santa Parade | Kasson MN

Santa is coming to Kasson for the Santa Parade. He will start from K-M Community Education and travel to the Kasson Fire Department via 5th Ave. NE. He will have goodies for boys and girls along the way. We hope to see you along the route – and then enjoy Christmas in Kasson!

Address: Kasson MN (K-M Community Education down 5th Ave. NE to the Fire Station)
Hours: 8:30-9:30am
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Monday December 6th

Pet Night with Santa

Let your fur kids and grand pups join in on the holiday fun with photos with Santa! Get the family together to strike a pose with the Big Guy to capture paw-fect holiday moments!

Reservations are encouraged.

Address: Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 4:00-8:00pm
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Sunday December 12th

Santa Cares Day

You’re invited! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to join us before the mall opens for our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa.

Reservations are encouraged.

Address: Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 9:30-10:30am
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Monday December 13th

Pet Night with Santa

Let your fur kids and grand pups join in on the holiday fun with photos with Santa! Get the family together to strike a pose with the Big Guy to capture paw-fect holiday moments!

Reservations are encouraged.

Address: Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 4:00-8:00pm
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Sunday December 18th

Santa Cares Day

You’re invited! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to join us before the mall opens for our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa.

Reservations are encouraged.

Address: Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 9:30-10:30am
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Monday December 20th

Pet Night with Santa

Let your fur kids and grand pups join in on the holiday fun with photos with Santa! Get the family together to strike a pose with the Big Guy to capture paw-fect holiday moments!

Reservations are encouraged.

Address: Apache Mall, Rochester MN
Hours: 4:00-8:00pm
Website

Looking for even more festive fun? Check out the Rochester MN Holiday Guide!

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