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Top 5 Places to Meet Santa, this Holiday Season

Santas WorkshopDo you have your Christmas wish list ready? Along with meeting your favourite Disney and movie characters, this December you can also meet Santa Claus, in Orlando. Have you been good girls and boys this year? The big bellied jolly man is visiting some top attractions and malls around Orlando and your kids can meet him to tell him their Christmas gift list. Which location suits you best?

1. Meet Santa at SeaWorld Orlando

Location: 7007 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando 32821

At SeaWorld Orlando, this holiday season you can meet Santa Claus and his trusted companion Rudolph the red nose reindeer. If you don’t want to wait in line, why not treat your family and get a priority pass for $34.99. It admits up to 5 people in the same group to meet the festive friends. He will be there until he needs to deliver all the presents on Christmas Eve.

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2. Meet Santa at Disney Springs

Location: 1486 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando 32830

Share your wishes and dreams this Christmas with Kris Kringle at the Marketplace Christmas Tree Trail in Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney. Santa is already there and waiting for you to arrive, he is happy to meet you from 11am until 11pm.

All you have to do is check-in at the podium with one of Santa’s little helpers and give them your mobile number. When it is time to meet the legend you will receive a text message, so you can all head straight to Santa’s Chalet for this memorable and joyous experience.

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3. Meet Santa at Gaylord Palms Resort

Location: 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, 34746

For those visiting Orlando and staying in Kissimmee you too can visit Santa. Santa’s Workshop has been setup at the Alpine Village in Gaylord Palms. You can take a look inside his workshop and discover what toys he is making this year and meet him too. You will go home with a magic photo, the perfect souvenir for a Christmas in Orlando. Here you can also discover plenty of fun activities and exhibits at the ICE! Featuring a Christmas Story.

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4. Meet the Christmas Grinch at Universal Orlando Resort

Location: 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando 32819

Father Christmas will also be making a special visit to Universal Orlando Resort. So, along with Spiderman and Popeye, everybody can get a glimpse of Santa. However, if your kids are no longer believers then perhaps they would prefer to attend a Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast!

This unique experience takes place most mornings at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, from 8am until 10pm. You will need a theme park ticket, before reserving your seat. Tickets are $20.99 for children aged 3-9 and $34.99 for everyone who is 10 and older. Remember to take your camera and go with an empty tummy, so that you can take full advantage of the breakfast buffet before spending the rest of your day riding rollercoasters and watching epic shows.

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5. Meet Santa Claus in the Florida Mall

Location: 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando 32809

Until December 24, Santa is available for professional photos at the Florida Mall. Meeting times vary from day to day, so to check the times for your most convenient day click here. You can queue with everyone and wait your turn to meet Santa or get a fast pass which includes a choice of photo packages. Prices range from $24.99 and $49.99.

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