Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town, and you don't want to miss him. Take a break from Christmas shopping and check out these top spots to see Santa Claus in Orange County.

Updated: November 11, 2005

Visit With Santa

Jo Malone South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hang with St. Nick at the tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 27 at 6pm, or visit him at Santa's Village through Dec. 24.

Disney's California Adventure

1313 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Hang out with Surfin' Santa and see his woodie-style sleigh at the Holiday Beach Blast.

Fashion Island

401 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Father Christmas breezes in Nov. 18 for the tree-lighting ceremony, and poses for photos at Santa's Village through Dec. 24.

Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Visit Santa's workshop and find unique gifts at Christmas Crafts Village, open Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 in Ghost Town.

Irvine Improv, The

71 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

On weekends beginning after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, Santa rides his scooter around the mall where he'll stop for free photo ops.


700 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92802

See Mr. and Mrs. Claus with live reindeer at the Reindeer Roundup in Frontierland from Nov. 10 through Jan. 7.


8321 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620

Pets can have their photos taken with the bearded one at the "Santa Claws" event on weekends from Dec. 2 to Dec. 17 between 11am and 4pm.

Stores to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Roger's Gardens

2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Browse for exquisite ornaments, ceramics, bookends, lamps, antiques and paperweights, or pick up festive holiday plants and tree displays.

Virgin Megastore

20 City Blvd W, Orange, CA 92868

Find retro T-shirts, CDs, DVDs, storage cases, books, trendy apparel, and more.