Where to See Santa This Year

Track down Santa Claus this holiday season
35b41efb 8c30 44e9 836c 0a815ed0a468 madison+russell sr 1990 Written by Madison Russell on November 20, 2019.

As the holidays draw near, Santa gets really busy and can be difficult to track down. Here are a few places in the Ozarks to see Santa in 2019. If you know of any more places Santa will be, email m[email protected] and we'll add it to the list.

Scuba Claus at Wonders of Wildlife

Scuba Claus

Visitors to Wonders of Wildlife can watch Scuba Claus and Peppermint the Elf dive in a fish-filled aquarium while Mrs. Claus reads "The Night Before Fishmas."

Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
500 W. Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65807

11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 22

Silver Dollar City

Make seeing Santa Claus an all-day experience at Silver Dollar City in Branson. 

Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway
Branson, MO 65616

Nov. 2 to Dec. 22

(Times Vary)

Battlefield Mall

Trying to tackle holiday shopping and seeing Santa all in one? Stop by Battlefield Mall

Battlefield Mall
2825 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65804

Nov. 8 to Dec. 24 

(Times Vary)

Bass Pro

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland in Bass Pro

Bass Pro
1935 S Campbell Ave 
Springfield, MO 65807

Nov. 16 to Dec. 24
Weekdays:
Vary
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

55th Annual Ozark Christmas Parade

Kick-off the holiday season with the Ozark Christmas parade in the downtown square. Enjoy watching parade floats, taking photos with Santa, face painting, and a holiday movie. 

Downtown Ozark

3:30 p.m. Nov. 23

Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade

The theme for this year's parade is Silver Bells: It's Christmastime in the City.

Downtown Square
134 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO, 65807

2 p.m. Dec. 14

Lights & Flights

Farmers Park is partnering with Crosslines of Springfield to brighten up your holiday season with this fantastical, family-friendly event on Thanksgiving Eve.

Farmers Park
2144 E Republic Rd
Springfield, MO 65804

5-8 p.m. Nov. 27

Polar Express at The Branson Scenic Railway

Pick up Santa Claus at the North Pole with Branson’s Scenic Railway Polar Express ride.

Branson Scenic Railway
206 E. Main
Branson, MO 65616

Nov. 1 to Dec. 19
(Times Vary)

Dickerson Park Zoo Santa Parade

Join Santa as he parades around the zoo and gives gifts to some of the animals. The parade route takes guests through South America and Africa with Santa giving treats along the way.

Dickerson Park Zoo
1401 W. Norton Rd. 
Springfield, MO 65803

10 a.m. Nov. 30

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