Rochester MN Santa Events


Ho Ho Home with Santa: A RochMN Holiday Experience

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: Friday November 27 – Friday December 24

Make Plans Now to Join us for a Magical Holiday Experience including RochMN’s own REAL Santa!
We’re bringing the magic of Santa right into your own homes. This Christmas season, Rochester Mom is creating a very special experience for you and your families all December long.

You will need a ticket to access this event, video, content, and all the fun. Tickets to the event will go on sale on Thursday, November 12th at 8 PM. We’ll have all of the great details for you then! For now, make sure to SET YOUR ALARMS! Aspects of this event will have limited space

SPECIAL NOTEL To be clear, this event will not provide a face-to-face meeting with Santa. There will be videos featuring Santa, and pop-in appearances. If you are looking for an individual meeting with Santa, please contact ABC & Toy Zone. They will be offering appointment only visits with Santa for a fee. For everyone’s safety, Santa will be behind a plexiglass barrier if you visit in person.


Visit Santa at ABC & Toy Zone | Virtual

Virtual Experience:

Saturday November 28th – Friday December 4th

Tuesday December 15th – Wednesday December 16th

Santa Claus visits will look a little different this year….because it’s a VERY SPECIAL YEAR. We are trying our very best to provide the best in person and virtual Santa experiences possible in 2020. Appointments WILL be required this year for In Person and also Virtual visits. You may make these appointments on our website at starting November 14th.

Visit the website for all the details!

Location: Miracle Mile Shopping Center 122 17 Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Hours: Check website for details
Cost: Varies




Friday November 27th – Thursday December 24th

Virtual Visit with Santa | Apache Mall

Times Vary; Register here

Friday November 27th

Here Comes Santa Claus Drive Through Parade | Downtown Rochester

All will be merry and bright when Santa Claus comes this night: November 27 for Here Comes Santa Claus presented by Altra Federal Credit Union! The traditional daring Santa rescue atop Old City Hall will be transformed into a magical drive-thru parade featuring an appearance by the jolly old elf himself, courtesy of the Rochester Fire Department, and other enchanting highlights. Stay tuned to for the parade route and details once finalized.

Address: Old City Hall & Peace Plaza , Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free


Friday November 27th

Santa Claus Drive-By at Unitarian Universalist Church | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Santa will be stopping by First UU Church to wave at his adoring fans in the Rochester Minnesota community. Please enter the lower driveway, and drive around to the staircase. Please stay in your vehicles. Children can write him a letter that will be collected from each car by a masked elf, and given to Santa! Then proceed out of the exit.

Address: 727 Walden Ln SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: Free


Saturday December 19th

Santa Claus Drive-By ABC Toy Zone

Come see Rochester’s Real Santa in the Miracle Mile parking lot in front of ABC & Toy Zone.
Drive by in your car and wave to Santa before he travels back to the North Pole. Drop your Letter to Santa in his mailbox or hand to Santa’s elf, give a short message to Santa through your car window, a Holly Jolly dance or a big wave! Rochester’s Real Santa looks forward to seeing you before he leaves to go back to the North Pole.

Please stay in your cars and Santa will stroll the sidewalk. Wear your mask. Cash donations will be accepted.

Address: Miracle Mile Shopping Center 122 17 Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm
Cost: Free
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Sunday December 20th

Virtually Visit with Santa! 

Santa is coming to the Rep Theatre! Grab the kids and join us online to safely visit with the jolly old elf! This is a free event that you can share with family and friends across the country. Click on the zoom link any time during the hour chosen that you and your little ones want to visit with Santa and you will be added to the zoom call. Santa’s technical elf will unmute the children one at a time so that they can have their own visit with the jolly old elf. If you have special requests during the event, please use the “chat” feature during the zoom event and we will do our best to help you out!

Address: Zoom
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: Free

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

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