10 Amazing Places to See Santa this Winter

This holiday season see Santa in a completely new and unexpected place … underwater, perhaps? From San Diego to London and all around, Father Christmas is making his mark, and not always at the mall. See Santa water ski on the Potomac with his reindeer not far behind. Head to the United Kingdom to watch Santa swim with the sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium.

Keep reading to see the 10 Amazing Places to See Santa this Winter here…

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  • In the Chilly Town of North Pole, Colorado 2 of 11
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    Head to beautiful North Pole, Colorado just west of Colorado Springs to see Santa, ride on a reindeer carousel, and touch the clouds on the highest ferris wheel.
    Find out more at North Pole Colrorado.

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    Santa and Thomas will be having a ton of fun at the Didcot Railway Centre this holiday season. Enjoy a 'Day Out with Thomas' and take a ride over to Santa's grotto.
    Find out more at Didcot Railway.

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    Meet Santa after you watch him fly by on the Potomac river. Don't miss his kneeboarding reindeer by his side.
    Find out more at Water Skiing Santa. Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America.

  • On a Cruise Ship in New York City 5 of 11
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    Hop aboard a ZEPHYR cruise ship for breakfast with Santa. Enjoy photos with the most scenic NY skyline behind you!
    Find out more at NY Water Taxi.

  • On the Polar Express Train in Arizona 6 of 11
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    Hop aboard the Polar Express train that heads straight for the North Pole to see none other than Santa himself. This adventure is filled with fun holiday stories, hot chocolate, and plenty of holiday cheer.
    Find out more at Grand Canyon Railway.

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    Head out to the beautiful Winter Wonderland for a trip to see Santa Claus. Pack in a weekend of fun with Christmas Markets, snowy carousels, ice skating, the circus, and more.
    Find out more at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
    Photo via Visit London.

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    Enjoy good music from the popular children's band, Hullabaloo while you eat your breakfast with Santa. This event is full of dancing and fun at the Hard Rock Cafe.
    Find out more at Hard Rock.
    Photo via Travel Guide Baltimore.

  • At Santa’s Village in Lapland, Finland 9 of 11
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    Word on the street is that this could be the real birth place of Santa Claus. Visit Lapland right next to the Arctic Circle and meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and even the elves. Visit Santa's farm complete with reindeer.
    Find out more at Lapland.

  • Swimming with Sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire, Englad 10 of 11
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    Meet Santa in a most unexpected place, under water with sharks.
    Find out more at Blue Planet Aquarium.

  • Racing Santas in Sweden 11 of 11
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    The Santa Winter Games are a sure place to run into Father Christmas (or 100 of them). Have a blast at this fun event filled with races, games, and a whole lot more.
    Find out more at Visit Gellivare.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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