Here’s a list that you’ll want to check more than twice: Santa announced his schedule of appearances around the Severna Park area this holiday season. He’s hitting all the popular places in town and might even bring some treats with him along the way. Here’s the master calendar of Santa’s visits this holiday season.
Santa Visits Homestead Gardens
Homestead Gardens — known as the place where magic is found and traditions begin — will have Santa on the scene every Saturday and Sunday beginning November 24 and continuing through December 23 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, call 410-384-7966.
Jingle Bell Hayride At Kinder Farm Park
On Christmas Eve, Santa’s preferred means of transport is by sleigh, but he’s always willing to try something new in the weeks leading up to the big night. Children are welcome to join Santa for a festive hayride through Kinder Farm Park at the annual Jingle Bell Hayride on Saturday, December 1, from 10:00am to noon. Afterward, warm drinks and holiday snacks will be served. The ride is $5 per person (children 3 and under are free). Registration and payment must be completed online by November 29. If the event is canceled due to weather, the Jingle Bell Hayride will be rescheduled to Saturday, December 8. Call 410-222-6115.
Breakfast With The Santa Cow At Chick-fil-A
If you’re milking every chance to see Santa this year, you won’t want to miss the chance to have breakfast with the Santa Cow at Chick-fil-A. These memorable morning parties will be held every Saturday, December 1 through December 22, from 8:00am to 10:00am at Chick-fil-A of Severna Park. For more information or to RSVP, call 410-647-6232.
Lunch With Santa At Earleigh Heights
The Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a lunch with Santa on Sunday, December 2, from noon until 3:00pm. There is no cost. Lunch will be provided to children 12 and under (hotdog, chips and a drink). Additional food will be available for purchase. Bring your camera or purchase a photo with Santa for $5. Reservations are required by November 26. To make a reservation or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 410-437-6013 or 443-790-2359 and leave a message.
Park Plaza’s Holiday Celebration
Severna Park’s most popular visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus is always at Park Plaza’s holiday celebration, set this year for Friday, December 7. The Clauses will arrive at 6:00pm and spend the rest of the evening (until 8:00pm) taking free photos. Ahead of Santa’s arrival, Hat Trix will perform live music from 5:00pm-6:00pm. The evening will be a special occasion for adults as well — they can start their holiday shopping by taking part in Park Plaza’s scavenger hunt. Participating businesses will display trees in their windows, and shoppers can collect stickers from each of the businesses and be entered for a chance to win a basket full of goodies. For more information, call Side Street Framers at 410-544-9050.
Santa On The B&A Trail
Santa and his helpers will ride their sleigh down the B&A Trail on Saturday, December 8, between 10:00am to 3:00pm. Along the way, they will make occasional stops to greet youngsters, hand out candy canes and collect nonperishable food items for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Scheduled stops are at 10:00am at Arnold Station, 10:45am at Jones Station, 11:15am at the Hatton Regester Green, 11:45am at Robinson Road, 12:15pm at Whites Road, 12:45pm at Earleigh Heights, 1:45pm at Jumpers Hole Shopping Center, 2:15pm at Harundale Shopping Center and 3:00pm at Sawmill Creek Park. In the event of rain, park rangers will visit all of Santa’s stops to collect nonperishable food. For more information, call 410-222-6141.
Cookies With Santa At Severna Park Taphouse
Severna Park Taphouse invites the community to enjoy cookies and milk with Santa on Sunday, December 9, from noon to 2:00pm. Professional pictures will be taken by Ryan Photography. For more information, call 410-793-5759.
Cookies With Santa At SPCC
Santa will visit the Severna Park Community Center on Friday, December 14, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm for cookies. Santa will read a story and take photos with each child. Challenge Island will be set up for children to do arts and crafts. The Dance Center of Severna Park will perform a small dance, and music will play in the lobby. Girl Scouts will run their giving tree, so make sure to bring a gift! For more information, call 410-647-5843.
Breakfast With Santa At Bella Napoli
A popular tradition for families in and beyond the Pasadena community, Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant’s annual breakfast with Santa is always held on the first Saturday in December — this year, on December 1 — from 9:30am to 11:00am. This free event includes breakfast pizza and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Guests are encouraged to bring a gift to donate to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Unit.
Children's Christmas Party At Riviera Beach VFC
Santa will put in an appearance at the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s children’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00am until noon. The community is invited to join some of Riviera Beach’s finest heroes for a celebration complete with pancakes, music, dancing and a puppet show from Pam and Rascals. For information, call 410- 255-1314.
Holiday Celebration At Lakeshore Plaza
Where else can you meet Santa Claus while seeing demonstrations from the Chesapeake High School robotics team in the same place? Nowhere else but Lakeshore Plaza’s holiday celebration, scheduled this year for Saturday, December 1, from 10:00am to 1:30pm. For more information, call 443-955-1091.
Pasadena Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will arrive in style to Pasadena’s official town Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday, December 4, in Lakeshore Plaza. Festivities start at 5:30pm, and Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6:30pm. Once the tree is illuminated, Santa and his elves will spend time visiting with each one of the children. The event also includes Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and more.
Lunch With Santa At Lake Shore VFC
Santa’s diet consists of more than just milk and cookies. Join him for lunch at Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, December 15 for games, crafts, snacks and a provided lunch for children. Food will be available for purchase for adults. Admission is free, and photos with Santa will be available for $3. Santa will be at Lake Shore VFC from 11:00am until 2:00pm. For more information, contact Brandy Ford at 443-341-7070.
Santa At Annapolis Mall
Santa arrived at the Annapolis Mall on November 12 and will be there every day until Christmas Eve. He will be there Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm (with cookie breaks 1:00pm-2:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm) and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm (cookie breaks 2:00pm-3:00pm).
Breakfast With Santa At Children’s Theatre of Annapolis
Back by popular demand, Children’s Theatre of Annapolis is holding Cocoa With Claus on Sunday, December 2. There will be two seatings this year: one at 9:00am and one at 11:00am. Tickets are $20, and the price includes a light breakfast, holiday crafts, reindeer games, photos with Santa and a storytime performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by the company’s Traveling Acting Group. The event will take place at the company facility at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. For tickets, visit cta.ticketleap.com, and for info, call 410-757-2281.
Breakfast With Santa And Talent Machine Company
Talent Machine Company invites the community to breakfast with Santa at Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs in Annapolis on any Saturday morning, December 1 through 22, at 8:30am. The morning will include a show by Talent Machine’s Soundstage Kids with lots of singing, dancing and audience participation. Santa will be the guest of honor along with Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, Raggedy Ann and Andy, the elves and other holiday characters. Parents should bring their cameras. Buy tickets early — these shows sell out. Tickets cost $13 per person. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.