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 Los Angeles.

Updated: November 11, 2005

Stores to Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Zipper Artform & Function Inc

8316 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Marie Mason Apothecary

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Visit With Santa

Citadel Outlets

100 Citadel Drive, Suite 480, Los Angeles, CA 90040

Santa makes his appearance on Nov. 24 and hangs around for photo ops till Christmas Eve.

Northridge Fashion Ctr

9301 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324

The lower-level central court--in front of JCPenney--belongs to the man in red from Nov. 21 throughout the holidays.

Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

There's no sit-down picture time with Kris Kringle, but you can find him roving through the open-air mall on weekends during peak hours.

Westfield Corp

14006 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

St. Nick sets up shop on this Valley mall's lower level near the glass elevator beginning Nov 18.

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd # 501, Los Angeles, CA 90048

"Classic Santa" entertains children 10am-5pm seven days a week. "Hunky Santa" and the "Candy Cane Girls" entertain parents over the weekend. Call for times.

Brentwood Country Mart

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

In addition to the annual Christmas cookie bake-off, the Country Mart welcomes Santa for photos, wish-whispering and the works through Christmas Eve.