Some kids freak out and cry, some hop right up on his lap and start rattling off their wish-list. Either way, you get an amazing memory that will last a lifetime. There is nothing better than taking your children to meet Santa, and you'll have plenty of chances to do that here in Rochester over the next several weeks.

To help you find the jolly man in the red suit, we have launched our SANTA TRACKER! Below you'll see where and when to go to meet Santa in Rochester.

Apache Mall

Santa will be taking pictures at the Apache Mall in the JC Penney Court between November 15th and Christmas Eve. You can skip the line by ordering a FAST PASS online.  Get more info here.

Downtown Rochester

The "Here Comes Santa Claus" event presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union is November 29th. This event will be held at the old City Hall and the Peace Plaza. It will feature a Warming House, Santa’s Elves Workshop, and storytime with Mrs. Claus. Plus, cookie decorating, art activities, letter writing to Santa, hot cocoa, and of course photos with Santa. Get more info here.

Festival of Trees

November 29th - December 1st at the Mayo Civic Center. Enjoy hundreds of decorated trees, live entertainment, and visit with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. Get more info here.

Hunt's Silver Lake Drug 

Santa will stop by Hunt's Silver Lake Drug on December 7th. He'll be there to take pictures from 11a-1p.


Santa arrives at ABC and Toy Zone on November 30th. To prevent 2-3 hour wait times, Santa Passes will be required. Learn more here.

Do you know of other locations in Rochester that Santa will be visiting? Click here to let us know and we'll update our SANTA TRACKER.

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