Santa Claus in Denver:
Santa Claus is a pretty busy fellow, but manages to make several pit stops in Denver before Christmas. Even though Santa's home of the North Pole is near sea level, Santa is no stranger to high altitude once he hops in his sleigh. Visit Santa Claus at one of these Denver locations during 2015.
Most locations charge for photos, but Bass Pro Shops and Larimer Square both offer free photos with Santa Claus.
Bass Pro Shops:
Denver's premier outdoor destination offers free photos with Santa Claus through Dec. 24, 2015. Free photos are available seven days a week. Free crafts are also offered on weekends from 12 noon - 5 p.m. and for two hours on weekdays. Just don't tell Rudolph that Santa is frequenting the popular store for hunters.
Bass Pro Shops
7970 Northfield Blvd.
Denver, CO 80238
Cherry Creek Mall:
Santa arrives with a flourish at Cherry Creek Mall to visit his Ice Palace and pose for a photo on the Ice Throne through Dec. 24, 2015. This year, characters from "The Peanuts Movie" will also visit the Ice Palace. Santa Claus will be available for photos during mall hours, except when Santa takes a break for meals. Photo packages range from $14 - $49, and are offered through Shutterfly. On Dec. 9 and 10, a signing Santa will be on hand for hearing-impaired children.
Cherry Creek Mall
3000 East First Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Santa Claus stops by Flatiron Crossing until Dec. 24, 2015, for photos and more. Santa will be in residence seven days a week with a break for meals. Santa will also open an hour early at 9 a.m. on prime shopping days and 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve. On Dec. 3, Santa will pose for photos with well-behaved cats and dogs. Photo packages are $34.99 to $49.99 if purchased online and redeemed before Dec. 21.
One West FlatIron Crossing Dr.
Broomfield, CO 80021
Whether you've been naughty or nice, Santa wants to hear about it at Larimer Square in downtown Denver. Jolly Old St. Nick will be holding court every weekend in December. He'll be visiting the square Sat. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun. from noon - 5 p.m. every weekend until Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve, Santa will also pose for photos from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission, and no charge for photos with a personal camera.
Denver, CO 80202
Park Meadows Mall:
Santa Claus will visit Park Meadows through Christmas Eve. On Wednesdays through Dec. 14, Santa will pose for photos with dogs and cats starting at 6 p.m. Photo packages are $34.99 to $49.99 if purchased online. Times to visit Santa can also be reserved online as well.
Park Meadows Mall
8401 Park Meadows Center Dr.
Littleton, CO 80124
Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.