With Christmas just under a month away you’d think Santa Claus would be too busy to make public appearances, but with a little Christmas magic, the big guy seems to be popping up everywhere these days including Corona and Norco. If you or your little ones are looking to get in a last minute request for this year’s Christmas list, here are some places jolly St. Nick will be stopping in 2016.
The Shops at Dos Lagos
Now through Christmas Eve, Santa will be on hand at Dos Lagos (between Bath & Body Works and New York & Co.) spreading Christmas cheer and taking photos with the kids. Santa will be visiting Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Then on Sunday December 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday December 19 through Friday December 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Each child who visits Santa will receive a free gift! Various photo packages are available. Package details and pricing here.
For the first three weekends in December, and from December 19-23 Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand at Tom’s Farms from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. visiting with the kids and taking pictures. Photos are available from a professional photographer at a reasonable price and are provided via flash drive. Stick around and at 5:30 each night of Santa’s visit experience a special Christmas light show and train ride featuring over one million lights!
Santa Breakfast at Live from Memphis
On Saturday, December 3 Santa Claus will be on hand at Live from Memphis (2795 Cabot drive #180, Corona) for a special “fun with Santa” breakfast from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. In addition to having fun with Santa, kids can take part in crafts, get their face painted and more. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time at the restaurant for $19.95 and there is limited availability.
Santa Paws at the Pet Adoption Event & Expo
Head down to Circle City Center (365 N. Main St., Corona) on Sunday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and take a photo with Santa Paws! While you’re at it, adopt a pet, check out the vendor booths and more!
City of Corona Holiday Lighting Celebration
Join the City of Corona on December 4 at 4:00 p.m. for an evening of holiday cheer as they host their annual Holiday Lighting Celebration at the Historic Civic Center. Santa will be on hand taking pictures and will be bringing along real snow for the family to enjoy. Live entertainment and warm refreshments will also be available.
Santa Breakfast at Citrus City Grille
On Saturday, December 10, enjoy breakfast with Santa at Citrus City Grille (2765 Lakeshore Drive, Corona) from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast includes fun with Santa, kids crafts, face painting, balloon animals and more. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time at the restaurant for $19.95 and there is limited availability.
Norco’s 12th Annual Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Festival and Horsetown Parade of Lights
Join the City of Norco on Saturday, December 10 for a full day of fun for the whole family. Kicking off at 9:00 a.m. at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center (3737 Crestview, Norco) families can have breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for just $5 per person. After breakfast
After breakfast enjoy the Christmas Festvial, open until 9:00 p.m., featuring pictures with Santa, Santa’s workshop for kids, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, live entertainment, food, and more. All inclusive activity wristbands are just $5 per person; parking and admission are free.
Finish out the day with the unique Norco tradition of the Parade of Lights, featuring vintage tractors, equestrian groups, wagons, floats, drill teams, marching bands and more. The parade kicks off at 5:00 p.m. at Corona Avenue and heads east up Sixth Street ending at the Event Center.
Santa Claus at Petco
Bring your pet and strike a pose with Santa at Petco (3485 Grand Oaks, Corona) on Saturday, December 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For just $9.95 receive your photo in a keepsake frame with 100% of the proceeds going to help animals this holiday season.
Can’t make it on the 10th? Santa returns on Saturday, December 17!
Santa Claus at Petsmart
Join Petsmart (573 North McKinley St., Corona) and get a free photo of your pet with Santa! Santa will be in-store on December 10 and 11 from noon – 4:00 p.m.
Corona Lights 3rd Annual Community Night
The infamous Corona Lights house, (1149 Carter Lane, Corona) known for it’s Halloween and Christmas lights and music shows will be holding their 3rd Annual Community Night on Friday, December 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Visit Santa, take a photo with him and enjoy complimentary hot chocoloate, cookies, and a holiday train ride. Donations will be accepted at the event to benefit the Corona Fire Safety Foundation, which directly supports the Corona Fire Department.
Santa Breakfast at Miguel’s California Mexican Cocina
On Saturday, December 17, enjoy breakfast with Santa at Miguel’s restaurant at Dos Lagos (2765 Lakeshore Drive, Corona) from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast includes fun with Santa, kids crafts, face painting, balloon animals and more. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time at the restaurant for $19.95 and there is limited availability.
Know of somewhere else Santa is making a stop this holiday season? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list!