Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is making a special trip from the North Pole to visit good girls and boys in East Tennessee!
There are still plenty of chances for your children to talk to the jolly old elf this year. Some Santa experiences will be slightly different this year due to COVID-19. Each event outlines what you can expect before you arrive. Most events require advance registration, so be sure to keep that in mind. Wishing you and your little ones tear-free Santa pictures you’ll cherish for years to come!
Santa Sightings in Knoxville and East Tennessee
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops
3629 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN 37764
Enjoy the magic of Christmas inside every Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s store! The tradition at Bass Pro Shops will continue this year with some changes to enhance safety. Reservations will be required in addition to other measures. See website for more details.
Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium
3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN 37764
11/13/20-1/03/21 6:00PM-10:00PM (or possibly later on the weekends). Open rain or shine and on holidays. Cars or family vans (8 passengers or fewer) Sunday-Thursday $25, Friday & Saturday $30, larger vehicles $50, tour/school buses $100. Fees include admission to Santa’s Village. Credit cards accepted. See a synchronized music and light show that will amaze you from the comfort of your vehicle and then get out at Santa’s Village to see Santa and do much more. See website for more details.
Horse Haven Breakfast in the Barn
Lenoir City, TN
2477 Ford Road
Children: $10 breakfast, photo with Santa & craft, Adults: $5 breakfast
Join us for a breakfast in the barn with Twinkie & Santa! Pancakes, sausage, and drinks will be served at 9:00AM. After breakfast children can enjoy making a Christmas craft, write a letter to Santa, and take a photo with Twinkie and Santa! See Facebook page for more details.
Drive-Thru Breakfast from Santa
First Farragut United Methodist Church
12733 Kingston Pike
Children: $5 donation
Santa made a special breakfast just for you! All participants must register in advance. All CDC guidelines will be followed for this event. See the registration website for more details.
Santa at Lawson McGhee Library
500 West Church Avenue
Santa is taking a break from the North Pole to hear kids’ wishes at the Lawson McGhee Library on Wednesday, Dec 18 from 10:30am-11:30am. Be sure to bring your camera! For more details, go to the Peppermint Trail website.
Santa at Mast General Store
402 South Gay Street
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa will be making a couple of stops at Mast General Store on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville. So, for goodness’ sake, drop by Mast Store for candy canes and good cheer and let Santa know what’s on your list this year! For more details, go to the Peppermint Trail website.
Evening with Santa
Lenoir City, TN
War Memorial Building
103 N B St.
Kickoff the holiday season with a visit and photo with Santa, light refreshments and more! See website for more details.
Hunter Valley Farms Santa Photos
9133 Hunter Valley Lane
Prints & Digital Prints Starting at $14
The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm welcomes you to our most socially-distant holiday photo event! Reservations are required. See website for more details.
Santa Photo Event with JCPenney Portraits
West Town Mall
A fun photography session with Santa, new holiday backgrounds and prop options. See website for more information on times and details.