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Where to find Santa around Northeast Ohio

Whether you're looking for a selfie with Santa or a pet photo, here's where to find him.
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Ready or not, Santa Claus is comin' to town.

Everyone's favorite jolly man in a red suit will soon be appearing at malls and events across the area. If you're looking for photo ops and Christmas fun, check out our list of places where you and your little ones can meet Santa.

Akron Zoo, Akron: Wild Lights begins Nov. 29, through Dec. 30; click here for tickets

Beachwood Place, Beachwood: Arrives Nov. 15, through Dec. 24

Belden Village Mall, Canton: Arrives Nov. 14, through Dec. 24

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland: Wild Winter Lights begins Nov. 22, through Jan. 5; click here for tickets

Corso's Flower & Garden Center, Sandusky: Photos with Santa on various dates from Nov. 24 through Dec. 22; see the full schedule here

Crocker Park, Westlake: Arrives Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 24; click here for more info

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: Polar Express begins Nov. 8, through Dec. 21

Great Lakes Mall, Mentor: Arrives Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted: Arrives Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., through Dec. 24; click here for hours

Greater Cleveland Aquarium: Scuba Claus arrives Nov. 29, through Dec. 24; buy tickets here

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I-X Center, Cleveland: I-X Christmas Connection runs Nov. 22-24; buy tickets here

Legacy Village, Lyndhurst: Arrives Nov. 30, through Dec. 22; photos from 12-4 p.m.

Lodge at Geneva: Santa lights up the Christmas tree Dec. 7; learn more here

Massillon Public Library, Massillon: 

  • Pictures with Santa during Winter Wonderland: Nov. 23 from 1-4 p.m.
  • Santa's Magical Story Time: Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Mill Creek Metroparks Farm, Canfield: Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mitchell's Ice Cream, Ohio City: Dec 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Oberlin Holiday Bazaar: Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Russia Township Lodge

O'Neill Healthcare, Lakewood: Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon; click here for more info

Playhouse Square, Cleveland: Photos with Santa at the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Holiday Spectacular, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.; buy tickets here

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Photos with Santa on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30-2 p.m.

Rocky River Stables, Cleveland: Pony rides with Santa Dec. 23 from 1-3 p.m.; learn more here

Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Cleveland: Nov. 30 from 12-5 p.m.

SouthPark Mall, Strongsville: Arrives Nov. 9 at 10 a.m., through Dec. 24; click here for hours

Summit Mall, Fairlawn: Arrives Nov. 8, through Dec. 24

Tower City, Cleveland: Mr. Kringle's Inventionasium runs Nov. 23-Dec. 24; buy tickets here

Trail Mix, Peninsula: Dec. 14 from 1-3 p.m.

Western Reserve Fire Museum, Cleveland: Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m.

West Woods, Russell: Hiking with Santa Dec. 14 at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Winterfest, Cleveland: Photos with Santa in the Arcade Nov. 30 from 2-3 p.m.; click here for more info

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If you have an event with Santa you'd like to add to this list, send an email to 3news@wkyc.com.