Santa Sightings on the Island


Santa Claus has called and made reservations to get on Island Time this holiday season, and we have all the dates and times for you and your family to meet him in person!

  • Through December 9th (weekends only) – Photos with Santa at Moody Gardens, located at 1 Hope Blvd.
  • Through December 23rd (Daily) – Surfin’ Santa at Schlitterbahn
  • December 9th (11am-3pm) – SantaPaws, Tom Thumb Nursery, 2014 45th St., $10 donation per photo benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society
  • December 15th–December 23rd (daily)  – Photos with Santa at Moody Gardens, located at 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston.
  • December 9th, 16th, and 23rd – Santa on the Strand in Saengerfest Park, located at 2302 Strand St. This is free.
  • December 10th, 17th, and 24th – Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd.
  • December 16th (10am-2pm) – Santa Train at Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Sante Fe Place
  • December 16th (10am) – Paint with Santa at Clay Cup Studios – Parents bring your cameras! Paint a Whimsical Christmas Tree cookie plate with Santa. Each child signed up will get a cookie plate. Additional kiddos can get a plate, or they can paint another fun project like a Christmas mug for Santa’s Milk. Clay Cups is located at 409 22nd St.
  • December 16th and 23rd – Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Café , 5310 Seawall Blvd.
  • December 17th – Breakfast with Santa at The San Luis Resort (Blake’s Bistro), 5222 Seawall Blvd.
  • December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd – Cheer on the Pier at Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd.
  • December 23rd (8-10am) – Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Cafe – See the big guy and enjoy a heavenly breakfast buffet. Tickets are $20. Goodie Bags for the kids and prizes will be available too.

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