Gainesville Santa Sightings Around Town!

By Stephanie Cornwell


December is here and so are Santa Sightings! To make sure your little ones get a chance to meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes, here is a list of Santa Sightings around Gainesville this month! 


Operation Santa Delivery

Dec. 8 at 10 AM-1 PM

Where: Santa Fe College at the intersection of NW 39th Ave and NW 91st St.

Hosted by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, the Operation Santa Delivery is a local blood drive that will have Santa ready for pictures after you help someone in need.


Shop then Santa

Now- Dec. 24

Where: The Oaks Mall

Santa will be seated during mall hours and is ready to hear your kid’s lists! There are three packages offering print pictures in different sizes and digital pictures.


Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events: Santa’s Wonderland

Now- Dec. 24

Bass Pro Shop

If you have a Bass Pass then you’re in luck! Santa’s Wonderland offers free crafts, games, activities and photos with Santa. The perfect Santa Sighting! 


F4GK Playgroup Thank You Letter with Santa

Dec. 4

Where: The Windsor of Gainesville, 3605 NW 83rd St.

From 10:30 a.m.- Noon, a free playgroup is inviting anyone who wants to write thank you letters to service members. There will be crafts for the handmade Christmas cards, Santa story hour and snacks for kids. The event is limited to the first 30 kids that RSVP.


Holiday Party at Santa Fe College

Dec. 7

Where: Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St.

From 2 p.m.-6 p.m., families are invited to a day of crafts, music and food at the Fine Arts College. Adults must pay $15 and children $9.