I Spy Santa in the Tri-Cities

All the places to see Santa here locally to keep the magic alive!

By Faith Spencer November 25, 2023

Santa Claus is coming down from the North Pole to visit the Tri-Cities quite a bit this December! Along with Mrs. Claus and The Grinch occasionally. Here is a list to help you figure out what works best for your family! Merry Christmas from your local Macaroni Kid publisher, Faith Spencer. 

Queensgate Gardens in Richland
Fridays, 3-7pm, Saturdays, 10am-7pm. Nov 24-Dec 23rd.
Poinsettias, Christmas trees, free ornament/wreath craft for kids and photo op with Santa.
Benton County Fairgrounds - Angel Brook Farm & Market
Friday, Sat, and Sunday 11am-7pm, Thursdays 4-7pm Nov 24-Dec 23rd.
Little piglets, alpacas, trees, and meet Santa, along with a gift and decor shop and cocoa and coffee available.
Senske Services Holiday Light Show
5-11:45pm, 12/1-12/31.Drop off your letter to Santa in official North Pole Box
Free, bring non-perishable food items
Winter Wonderland Opening Weekend at John Dam Plaza
12/2. 5:30-9pm.
Santa will make an appearance. Lighted vehicle parade, choreographed light show and live entertainment.
Howard Amon Park by the Richland Community Center
6:30-8:30pm, Dec 2
Movies, bingo, crafts, free popcorn and cocoa, ,Thrive Holiday performance, Santa and Mrs. C
How Sweet it is
12/2 from 11am-2:30pm
Free cell phone photos with Santa or pay the photographer. Free craft for kiddos!
Richland Community CenterEvery weekend through 12/23, Fri and Sat, 6-8pmSanta and Mrs. Claus, Music, lights, and food vendors, and other activities.Free
Beaver Bark 11/23-12/23See Dancer and Prancer outside the business! Free, reindeer food for purchase
Beaver Bark Gift and Garden Center
11/24-12/24 9am-6pm.
Santa Land! 40 minute travel to the North Pole, make an ornament, frost a cookie, visit with Santa in a sleigh, and photos!
Kennewick Irrigation District12/6 and 12/7, 2-5pm.
Free visit with Santa and photos, along with a gift. There will be other free handouts such as coloring books also.
Speck Hyundai in Kennewick12/2 10am-1pmPhotos with Santa, hot chocolate, and cookies. Danny the Elf also present

Gesa Carousel of Dreams12/8, 6-8pmPizza With Santa - pizza, soda/juice, pictures with santa, 1 carousel ride, a fun holiday craft.

Prosser Community Center12/9 - 8:30am-noon
Pancake breakfast with Santa. Holiday craft and photo with Santa.
The Hub of Kennewick12/20, 5-7pm.
Pictures with Santa, facepainting, bounce house, crafts, live music, food, games.
Free entry. 
The Public Market/Two Sparrows Boutique and Latin Fusion11/24-26, 12/1-12/8, 12/22 - 12/23 During Public Market Hours
See Santa Claus and maybe Mrs. Claus with your family/friends/pets. The Grinch will be visiting 12/9-12/17.
$20 session
Northern Pacific Railway Museum - Toppenish, WA
Weekends in DecemberRide the train to see Santa! 40+other train displays. Cookies and hot chocolate.
$10/adult, $7child.
Roscoe's Coffee, Jingle Bell BashDec 2, 10am-3pm40 local vendors, coffee roasting tours, music, food truck, Santa Claus, free face painting

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