This website is all about finding Santa Claus in Chicagoland. The Santa Claus Events that you'll find listed here are all across the Chicagoland area and bound to bring joy to everyone's heart. You'll find something for everyone from young children to everyone in the entire family.


Where to Find Santa Claus in
Chicagoland and Northern Illinois

Discover all the very best Santa events in Chicago and Santa sites in one convenient place. Listed are over 1,250 different events in the Chicago area and Northern Illinois where you can find Santa Claus during the 2019 Christmas season. Santa events in Chicago plus over 200 cities, towns and villages around Northern Illinois are included.

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While you can find Santa at 29 Northern Illinois and Chicagoland malls, youngsters can also have breakfast, lunch and dinner with the jolly old elf at over 200 different locations. You’ll also find 73 cities and towns that offer ” Polar Express Storytime Trains” as well as other holiday rail trips with Santa. In addition there are more than 70 places where you can get your pets pictures taken with him.

Take a look at the Top 10 Santa Events in the Chicago Area, which include popular offerings such as the Santa House at Daly Plaza in Chicago, Santa at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Santa at Navy Pier in Chicago, Santa at the Annual Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in Wheaton and more.

A recent addition is the “Top 10 Christmas Events in Chicago & Northern Illinois”—that don’t include Santa Claus. These listings reveal some of the best things to do in Chicagoland during the festive season.

There are plenty of FREE Santa Events in Chicago

Over 150 Chicagoland cities and towns have tree lighting ceremonies and other events that include Santa. Other things to do include “Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus”, “Santa Visits with Special Needs Children”, “Santa at the Christmas Tree Farms”, cities, towns and villages with “Santa Houses in Chicagoland and Northern Illinois”, “Santa from Times Past” and last but by no means least, you’ll find “Offbeat, Unusual and Fascinating Santa Events in Chicago”. In addition there is a listing of sites where you can “Hire a Santa” or find “Santa Photographers” and get some free gifts from Santa.