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Where in the White Mountains is Santa Claus?

Santa has been spotted in the White Mountains and if you want to track him down before he makes his Christmas Eve flight, we’ve got the low-down on the best places to catch him before December 24th. Be sure to have your wish list in hand and your camera ready!

Santa Hat Christmastime at Santa’s Village-Jefferson

Saturdays and Sundays through December 22

Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus, 26 elves, along with all of the reindeer for Christmastime at Santa’s Village. Enjoy warm wassail as you explore the half-million lights and Christmas displays. 18 rides are open and the 3-D show “A Tinkerdoodle Christmas” will leave the entire family laughing at the antics of L. Fastidious Tinkerdoodle as he helps Santa prepare for his Christmas Eve journey.

Santa Hat Santa’s Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic Railroad-North Conway

Saturdays and Sundays in December through December 23

Santa will be on board the train, along with his mischievous elves, to pass out cookies and hot cocoa, and pose for a photo with your child or the whole family. Enjoy the beauty of the White Mountains while spending time with the jolly old elf.

Santa Hat Santa Trains on the Hobo Railroad-Lincoln

December 22 tickets available

Santa Claus and his Elves are on board to pass out hot chocolate and each family receives a box of holiday cookies - plus, each child receives a special gift from Santa while on the train!

Santa Hat Ski with Santa!-Loon Mountain Resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, and Gunstock Mountain Resort

Weekend of December 21 & 22

It’s a busy time of year for Santa, but even the big guy needs to take a sick day now and again. He’ll be ripping turns at Loon from 10am-3pm, at Wildcat from 9:30-11:30 am, and at Attitash from 12pm-2pm.

Santa Hat Pictures with Santa at Settler’s Green-North Conway

December 14

Santa is heading to Settler’s Green to take buy that special gift for Mrs. Claus. He also has his workshop set up Santa's Workshop at Suite D28 near JCrew and Yankee Candle with his elves! Photos with Santa are $12 and is provided by the Kiwanis Club of the Mt. Washington Valley.

Santa Hat Journey to the North Pole with Believe in Books-Lincoln and North Conway

Weekends in December…advanced reservations required

You and your family will board our train and embark on a two-hour adventure to the North Pole and back again. Along the way, you’ll be served delicious hot chocolate by our magical chefs, as well as some of Santa’s favorite treats! Elves will escort you to the North Pole Theater where you will drop you’re your letters to Santa and hear a reading of the classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem. Santa will make an appearance and each child receives a gift.

Santa Hat Celebration of Lights-Lincoln

December 14

The Lincoln Woodstock Interact Club proudly presents the Celebration of Lights at the Village Shops in Lincoln. This event features a Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas carolers, cookie decorating, crafts, games, and pictures with White Mountain Santa!

Santa Hat The Christmas Loft-North Conway and North Woodstock Locations

December 14 and 15

Santa will be making an appearance at both locations (how does he do that?) So while you are shopping for that special ornament or the perfect Christmas décor, you can grab a photo with the big guy!

Santa Hat HolidayFest at Littleton Coop-Littleton

December 14

Join the staff at the Littleton Co-op for an afternoon of free tastings samples, live music, a visit from Santa, ornament making, and all of the holiday cheer!

Santa Hat Breakfast with Santa at the Castle in the Clouds-Moultonborough

December 14…advanced reservations required

For the second year, Santa Claus will be traveling from the North Pole to have a breakfast buffet at the Carriage House with children and their families! Brunch includes story time with Santa at each of the reservation times.

Santa Hat Little Village Toy and Book Shop-Littleton

Sunday December 16

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand at the book shop to meet and greet with the children, take photos, and to find out if the kids have been naughty or nice!


Santa Hat Cocoa and Cookies with Santa at RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain-Lincoln

Saturday December 21

Share your wishes and enjoy an evening with Santa Claus. He wants to hear all of the good things you’ve been doing this year. Enjoy the fun, hot chocolate, games and treats and don’t forget to bring your letter to place in the North Pole Letter Box.