Chesapeake! Where to Find Santa in Chesapeake, VA


Where To Find SANTA in Chesapeake VA

Santa is a very busy guy this time of year.

With that in mind, we have a list for you to make it easier to track him down for those memorable holiday meetings, and of course, family photographs!

All of these events in Chesapeake (and many more) can be found on our Website Calendar. If you have a Santa appearance to add to this FREE Listing please SUBMIT IT HERE.

Don't miss our other BIG LISTS of Seasonal Fun including Where to Find Santa in Hampton Roads (all cities), Dining with Santa, Holiday Parades, Holiday Performances, Hampton Roads Lights Displays and more!

Featured Listings:




Merry Market at Central Library

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Where: Chesapeake Central Library 298 Cedar Road Chesapeake Virginia 23322
What: Be merry! Be bright! Join us as artisans, crafters and innovators gather at the Merry Market. Featuring: Santa, Mrs. Claus, music, science, crafts, stories and a gingerbread house contest. 



Dates: Saturday, November 10 through Monday, December 24, 2018. Santa's Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm. Sunday: 12pm - 5:30pm. Please note that Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm on Monday thru Saturday, and from 3pm to 4pm on Sunday.
Pet photos - bring your furry friends for photos with Santa Monday evenings: November 12, 19 and 26, and December 3 and 10, from 6pm to 9pm. Sensory Santa on December 2 from 9-11am.
Where: Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South, Chesapeake, VA 23320 
What: Visit with Santa! 
Cost: Free to visit with Santa, photo packages available for purchase


Dates: Santa arrives FridayNovember 23, 2018. November 23: 10am-8:30pm. November 24-December 15: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8:30pm. Sunday December 16: from 12-5pm (Pet Night 6-8p). December 17-22: 9am-8:30pm. Sunday, December 23, from 12-5pm. Monday, December 24, 2018 from 9am-5pm.
Special Events: Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, December 8th, at 8am. Pet night is Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6-8pm.
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall
What: Visit with Santa!



Dates: November 17-18, 2018. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Santa Claus visits 12-3pm both days.
Where: Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake VA
What: Over 90 crafters to shop from for handmade gifts and decorations! We welcome your little ones to visit us in our Winter Wonderland room where they will be able to make crafts that they can take home. Kids Run Trains will also be on hand to demonstrate their awesome trains. Of course we'll have SANTA CLAUS visits from 12-3pm on both Saturday and Sunday (Parents, bring your camera!). Chessie, the Parks, Recreation and Tourism mascot, will also be around and available for pictures on both days. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free admission

Poinsettia Tours at White's Garden Center

Dates: November 17-18, 2018 Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
Where: White's Nursery & Garden Center 3133 Old Mill Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323  
What: Santa will make an appearance from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday (Nov 17) and Sunday (Nov 18).  Sunday November 18 there will be a Special Appearance by the Hurrah Players from 1 - 2pm.
Cost: Free admission

Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Sparky 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-11am
Where: Fire Station #5, 451 Hanbury Road Chesapeake, VA
What: Start your holiday season off right by having a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa and the Chesapeake Fire Department’s beloved four-legged mascot! Enjoy fire equipment demonstrations and tours. Raffle tickets will be available for gift baskets and 50/50 cash.
Cost: (Credit cards accepted) Buffet Breakfast: $7.00 (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, milk, bananas 4x6 Photos with Santa & Sparky: $5.00 

Storytime w/ Santa & Chick-fil-A Breakfast 

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9am
Where: Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake VA
What: We will start at Chick-fil-A, located in the food court, to enjoy a 3 count chicken mini, hashbrowns, and apple juice for the first 50 children that are registered (breakfast will be available for purchase for parents and for kids that didn't make the 50 person registration limit). Santa Cow will be there to hang out and Elf Cow may make a surprise appearance, then we'll have a little "parade" down to the Santa set for Storytime with Santa!
Cost: Please register for 1 ticket for each child that would like to get the free breakfast. Parents, please only register for the children. Since we have limited availability, we want to make sure as many kids can sign up as possible! 

7th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9am
Where: Chesapeake Square Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
What: Join us as we participate in the 7th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade at Chesapeake Square Mall on December 1! The Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. and features a number of different local groups, bands, and floats. 
Cost: Free


Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 6pm
Where: Parade route begins at Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Battlefield Blvd. and ends in front of City Hall on Cedar Rd.
What: Christmas isn't complete without a hometown parade complete with marching bands, costumed characters, colorful floats, and Santa Claus
Cost: Free

Pet pictures with Santa

Dates: Saturday & Sunday: December 1, 2018 from 1-5pm. December 2, 2018 from 11am-4pm.
Where: PetSuites Chesapeake 3333 Taylor Rd., Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
What: Santa will be visiting the animals and sitting for pictures at Petsuites Chesapeake, December 1st and 2nd. There will be coco & cookies for the two legged and tasty snacks for the four legged.
Cost: Photos will be printed onsite for only $10. All proceeds raised will benefit the animals waiting for their forever homes. 

Family Holiday Extravaganza at Hope Springs Veterinary - Great Bridge

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Hope Springs Veterinary at Great Bridge, 1010 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
What: Come join our Hope Springs Veterinary family to celebrate the holiday season with your family and furry pets! We will have: • Pet Pictures with Santa • Arts and Crafts • and more All are welcome to come especially PETS and Family members! Please note that all pets must be on a leash (or in a carrier) and up to date on their Rabies vaccine.
Cost: This event is FREE! We are accepting donations which will benefit a local pet non-profit organization! 


Dates: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5-7pm
Where: Major Hillard Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Hear stories, dance and sing. Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa! No registration required. All ages.
Cost: Free

Military - Christmas Tree Lighting, Ice Skating, Cookies & Cocoa, Carols & a Visit by Santa 

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6pm   
Where: NSAHR Northwest - Mariner Community Recreation Center Parking Lot
What: Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Tree lighting will start at 6:15 p.m. Mariner Community Recreation Center Parking Lot
Cost: Event is FREE and open to authorized DoD patrons and their families. For more information and questions on any of the Holiday Celebration events, please call 757-421-8250. 

Military - Annual Breakfast with Santa! 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: NSAHR Northwest - Gymnasium, Chesapeake, VA 23322
What: Breakfast with Santa
Cost: Breakfast is optional: $3 per child / $5 per adult. Seating is limited Register by Monday, November 26. 

Toys For Tots Breakfast With Santa 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 830am-11am
Where: The Egg Bistro 501 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake VA 23320
What: Join us Saturday December 8th for our 10th annual breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Chesapeake Dominion power. Toys for Tots will be accepting new unwrapped toys until 11am with Santa arriving at 9am! Please come early because we fill up fast and don't forget to bring your camera! Thank you again for your continued support of this wonderful event.

Santa at Chubby's Christmas Trees Pumpkin Festival

Date: December 8, 2018 from 3-6pm. December 15-16, 2018 from 3-7pm.
Where: 1325 battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake VA 
What: Visit with Santa!

Santa at Greenbrier Farm

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2018. 10am-12pm & 1-3pm each day. Reservations required.
Where: Greenbrier Farm 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
What: Santa's Coming to the Farmhouse right here at Historic Greenbrier Farms!  The excitement of the holidays will come alive for 40 lucky children.  This special event has very limited tickets and it's first come, first serve! Join us in the ole' country farmhouse for Holiday songs, Souvenir Ornament Craft Station, Christmas Stories, Cookie Decorating & Create Your Own Magic Reindeer Food and More!  A photographer will snap one perfect picture of each guest with Santa and email it to you on the spot!  This event is sure to welcome the holiday season in with open arms! Come make some farm memories and tell the old jolly fellow what's on your list.  
Cost: $18 per child. Please Purchase one ticket per child.  Each Child's Ticket Includes: Admittance to the Ole' Country Farmhouse, Fun Songs & Stories  Ornament Craft with Santa's Elf  Creating Your Own Magic Reindeer Food, Cookie Decorating, A Moment with Santa and a keep-sake picture sent right to your email  

Santa at White's Garden Center

Date: December 15-16, 2018 from 12-4pm
Where: White's Garden Center, 3133 Old Mill Rd, Chesapeake VA 23323
What: Santa will visit White's Garden Center. December 15 & 16 at 12pm to 4pm This will be his last appearance for the year. Come tell him what is on your Christmas list. 

Annual Holiday Pet Pictures at CAS

Date: December 15, 2018 from 12-4pm
Where: Chesapeake Animal Services 2100 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
What: Join us on December 15, 2018 from noon until 4pm as we have a friendly competition between Santa Claus and The Grinch to see which can raise more money for our medical fund! Bring your feathered or furry companions to get their photo taken with Santa or The Grinch (or both, your choice)! This is guaranteed to be a day full of joy and laughter and we can't wait to share it with you! 
Cost: All we ask is for a $10 donation per photo taken to help with our life saving efforts.


Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2-3pm
Where: Indian River Library, 320 Old Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa!
Cost: Free.


Dates: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Join Cuffee Library on a Christmas filled night with the Polar Express, pictures with Santa and hot cocoa. Bring something comfy to sit on if you plan to watch the movie.
Cost: Free


Dates: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 6-7pm
Where: Russell Memorial Library, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa! No registration required
Cost: Free

FunVille Christmas Party - Meet Santa!

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 5-8pm
Where: FunVille Playground and Cafe Chesapeake 4300 Portsmouth Blvd, 270B, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
What: Did you know that Santa is coming from the North Pole especially for FunVille? Don't miss an awesome party filled with music, raffles, discounted admission and pictures with Santa! Cherry on top? FunVille will be giving out raffle tickets for a chance to win multiple free admissions! 


Dates: December 20, 2018 from 6-7pm
Where: Central Library, 320 Old Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA
What: Say hello to Santa and tell him your holiday wishes! Make crafts and bring your camera to take pictures of your little ones with Santa! No registration required.
Cost: Free.
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