Last Minute FREE Photos with Santa

It’s the week before Christmas. Really, I double checked. If your December has gotten away from you and your kids haven’t whispered their wishes to the big guy yet never fear! Not only do you still have 7 days to squeeze it in, but we’re also going to help by telling you where to get the photographic evidence for free.  All allow you to take your own photo or offer free pictures with Santa while you are there.

Free Photos with Santa in McHenry County

Ice House Mall
Every Saturday in December, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
200 Applebee St., Barrington
Photos with Santa are free and a courtesy to our customers. Please bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Donate to our “Meals of Hope” holiday food drive to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank when visiting Santa.

Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake
30 November – 16 December
Millennium Park, 6 Rollins Rd., Fox Lake
{Fox Lake} November 25 – December 23, hours vary, see link for days and times. Visit with Santa during the Christmas season and have children’s pictures taken at Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake. For Questions- please call (224) 225-1404

Santa’s House 
23 November – 23 December
25 West Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake
Visits are FREE. The memories are PRICELESS! Our relaxed, living room environment provides a comfortable, inviting place for children to sit on Santa’s knee. Bring your camera, and be prepared to SMILE! Children whisper their wishes during their visit with Santa in the comfort of his house at Brink Street Market.

Santa Party & Parade
23 December 12:30 p.m.
Fox Trail Park, Port Barrington
Parade through town starts at Fox Trail Park at 12:30PM. Party at the Village Hall at approximately 1:15PM!


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