Don’t miss Santa at Polaris Fashion Place, starting Wednesday, November 15, 2023. In addition to Santa Pictures, there’s so much holiday fun going on through the season at Polaris, like holiday shopping markets, music, and more.
Photos with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place
Meet Santa and make memories at the Santa Photo Experience at Center Court, starting on November 15 – December 24, 2023 (closed November 23).
Save time this holiday season and reserve your photo time slot in advance. Walk-ins are also welcome, but if you schedule in advance, you’ll skip the line. Didn’t book in advance? Pull up the website when you get there and see if there are any openings!
Read more about our experience with Santa Photo Experience here (and get a code for a FREE 5×7 too!).
It’s always free to visit Santa – you only have to pay if you want photos (adults are not permitted to take personal photos during visits, but there are lots of opportunities for free Santa pictures around Columbus during the holiday season.
Hours for Santa Pictures at Polaris
Monday – Saturday 11am to 7pm (in November, start at 2 pm on select weekdays)
Sunday 12am to 6pm
Christmas Eve 9am – 3pm
Note: Santa steps away for cookie breaks on occasion
Sensitive Santa at Polaris Fashion Place
Sundays, December 3 and December 10, 2023 from 10-11:30am. Polaris Fashion Place’s Sensitive Santa will provide children with special needs and their families with a sensory friendly environment to safely experience the time-honored tradition of visiting Santa Claus.
Simple adjustments are made to reduce sensory stimuli (muted lights, music and waiting to visit Santa at activity tables) to create a calming environment. The event is free, and Santa photo packages will be available for purchase.
More fun for Christmas at Polaris Fashion Place
Sounds of the Season
December 7-9, 2023
Sounds of the Season is a program where local schools, organizations, dance groups and singers can spread holiday cheer for all to hear. Performances will take place on the lower level in front of Saks Fifth Avenue throughout the days, Dec. 7-9, at various times.
See schedule for each day on the Polaris Fashion Place website.
Holiday shopping markets at Polaris
Skip the stores and shop small, local vendors at these markets throughout Polaris Fashion Place. See more details about each market on the mall website.
- Holiday Kick-off Market: November 18-19, 2023
- Black Friday Vendor Pop-up weekend: November 24-25, 2023
- Holiday Vendor weekend: December 2-3, 2023
- Pop-up Shop Holiday Jingle: December 9, 2023
- Holiday Count-down popup: December 16-17, 2023
Cookies & Claus at Polaris Fashion Place
While visiting Santa, you can decorate cookies with us! Pick a cookie and create your own holiday design with icing sprinkles and more! Then, enjoy your tasty treat! (link)
tba 2023 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Bring the kids to a free special story time with Santa’s friends! We’ll read a classic holiday story, enjoy a tasty snack and create a holiday craft. Plus, each child can take home a free holiday book! (link)
tba 2023 from 6 pm – 7 pm
See Polaris Fashion Place calendar for additional fun!
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Find upcoming holiday events!
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