Rochester MN Santa Events

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Saturday November 30th-Monday December 23rd

Visit Santa at ABC & Toy Zone

Sundays: 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Mondays: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesdays: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesdays: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursdays: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Fridays: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturdays: 12:00pm-2:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Friday November 14th – Tuesday December 24th

Photos with Santa at JCPenney Court

Sundays: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM, BREAK: 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Mondays: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, BREAK: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Tuesdays: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, BREAK: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Wednesdays: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, BREAK: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursdays: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, BREAK: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fridays: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, BREAK: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Saturdays: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, BREAK: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

CLOSED THANKSGIVING

Monday December 14th – Monday December 21st

10:00 AM-9:00 PM, BREAK 1: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM, BREAK 2: 3:45 PM-4:30 PM

Sunday December 22nd: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, BREAK 1: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM, BREAK 2: 3:45 PM-4:30 PM

Monday December 23rd: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM, BREAK 1: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM, BREAK 2: 3:45 PM-4:30 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE 8:00AM-4:00PM, BREAK: 12:00PM-12:45PM

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Sunday November 17th

Meet Santa and His Reindeer | SCHEELS

Meet Santa and his live reindeer at SCHEELS. Enjoy Christmas classics, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer & How the Grinch Stole Christmas, read by Santa. There will even be a surprise appearance by one of the storybook characters! Cookies & milk will be provided for kiddos and Starbucks coffee for parents. Join in on the holiday festivities at SCHEELS!

Address: 1220 12th St SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Monday November 18th

Pet Pictures with Santa | Apache Mall

Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers.

Address: 52 U.S. 14, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Photo package options available at Apache Mall.
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Monday November 25th

Pet Pictures with Santa | Apache Mall

Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers.

Address: 52 U.S. 14, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Photo package options available at Apache Mall.
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Friday November 29th

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 a warming house, live musical entertainment, Santa’s Elves’ Workshop, appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus, the daring Santa rescue atop Old City Hall, and Peace Plaza tree lighting ceremony. Santa Claus coming to downtown Rochester is a real holiday treat!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free
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Sunday December 1st

Cookies with Santa | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Santa is BACK for a 3rd year! And of course, with Rochester’s favorite Santa…the REAL Santa! More details coming soon! For now you can expect holiday cheer, festive activities, music, entertainment, and-of course-an individual family photo opportunity with Santa! This year we’re adding a third session. Make sure to follow along…tickets will go on sale in early November!

Address:40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: 12:30pm, 2:00pm, & 4:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices to be announced soon!
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Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
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Monday December 2nd

Pet Pictures with Santa | Apache Mall

Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers.

Address: 52 U.S. 14, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Photo package options available at Apache Mall.
Website

Thursday December 5th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
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Friday December 6th

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Saturday December 7th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Sunday December 8th

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Monday December 9th

Pet Pictures with Santa | Apache Mall

Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers.

Address: 52 U.S. 14, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Photo package options available at Apache Mall.
Website

Wednesday December 11th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Thursday December 14th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Friday December 13th

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Saturday December 14th

Mrs. Claus Meet and Greet

Mrs. Claus is busy preparing Santa’s shop for his big arrival but she’s never too busy for you! Stop by to take a picture with her and let her in on your Christmas wishes. She’ll put in a good word for you with the big man, himself! You’ll be busy decorating sugar cookies, drinking hot cocoa, and making some holiday crafts.

Address: 301 2nd St. SW, Stewartville, Minnesota 55976
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: $12/child
Website

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Breakfast with Santa | Rochester Athletic Club

First, we will start at the Club, Café and Deli with a wonderful breakfast buffet, then off to the Civic View Room for activities and a special picture of your child with Santa Claus! Activities will include face painting, 2 crafts, cookie decorating, color a card, color a picture, write Santa a letter, and more!

Address: 3100 19th St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 8:30am, 8:45am and 9:30am
Cost: $15-23
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Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Sunday December 15th

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Monday December 16th

Pet Pictures with Santa | Apache Mall

Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers.

Address: 52 U.S. 14, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Photo package options available at Apache Mall.
Website

Wednesday December 18th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Thursday December 19th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Friday December 20th

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Saturday December 21st

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Sunday December 22nd

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Monday December 23rd

Jolly Trolley | Kids Santa + Lights

Designed for families with very young children, ages 6 years & under, is our shortest and earliest lights tour of the evening – 1–hour in length. Every tour visits Santa’s Workshop where Santa will board the Trolley. Before or after Santa’s visit, we’ll tour some fun holiday lights displays. Enjoy classic kids holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley!

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $18 (ages 1+)
Website

 

Thursday December 26th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Friday December 27th 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Saturday December 28th

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Sunday December 29th 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

Tuesday December 31st 

Jolly Trolley | Holiday Lights + Santa Tour | FAMILY

Experience some of Rochester’s most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, heated trolley. Tour last 75-90 festive minutes.

Address: Peace Plaza, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: see website
Cost: $20
Website

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Ultimate Guide to Rochester MN Holiday Events | Rochester MN Moms Blog

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