Don’t overpay for cute photos with Santa! Whether you’re looking for a steal of a deal on Santa Photos in San Antonio for your kid or your pet, look no further. We’ve put together the Ultimate List of Free (and cheap!) Santa Photos in San Antonio for 2019:
Free Santa Events
Bass Pro Shops is hosting its annual Santa’s Wonderland in all participating locations. For free, your child can decorate cookies and ornaments, play games, and more. You can also get a free photo with Santa. Just register for a Bass Pass.
The Lighting of the Lights in the City of Helotes features live performances, the tree lighting, and free photos with Santa. The lighting takes place December 6 from 6- 9 pm on Bandera Road.
Have Breakfast with Santa at St. Francis Episcopal San Antonio! The event is free and open to the public December 7 from 8:30- 11: 00 am. There will be toys, photo ops, crafts, games, music, and more.
Thousand Oaks Family YMCA is hosting Breakfast with Santa. The event is totally free- you just sign up before December 14th, 9- 11 am. You will get a free breakfast and photo ops with Santa Claus- bring your own camera.
Javelina Harley- Davidson in Boerne is hosting a free Pictures with Santa event. Enjoy free cookies and milk, plus free photos with Santa! Bring your own camera. The event is December 14 from 11 am to 2 pm.
The City of Windcrest is having its annual Light Up Saturday, December 7th at City Hall. The event, from 6- 9 pm, features hot cocoa, carols, and photos with Santa!
St. Jerome Youth Ministry is hosting their 3rd Annual Santa Brunch with Santa. December 7th from 9- 11:30 am, you can wear your pajamas and have pancakes with good ole Santa Claus.
Spring Creek Gardens is hosting a Holiday Open House December 13th and 14th. There will be crafts, games, cocoa, treats, and wine tastings for the parents, plus more! The pictures with Santa are totally free but all of the other activities are a one- time fee of $5 per child.
The Alzafar Shriners are hosting their Annual Children’s Christmas Party. The event is free and open to the public on December 15 from 2- 4 pm. Call ahead to RSVP for free and get a surprise gift. There will be food, party favors, and fun!
Bowl & Barrel San Antonio is hosting Bowling with Santa! This event is free for anyone wearing an Ugly Christmas Sweater, or dressed up as Santa or Mrs. Claus, or another holiday character. Get one free hour of bowling plus pictures with Santa on the lanes! The event lasts from 6 pm to midnight on December 14th.
The Avenida Guadalupe Association presents their 3rd Annual Pictures with Santa, December 18th. The event is from 6-9 pm. There will also be hot chocolate, food games, crafts, and more.
Visit with Santa for free at Alamo Ranch Chick-Fil-A Dec. 20 at 6 PM! Windcrest Santa Jim will be on site for Santa Photos- just bring your own camera! There will also be toys, cookies, and hot cocoa while supplies last.
Pet Photos with Santa will be available at K9 Cafe December 28 from 12-4:30 pm. Entrance is free, dog photos are just $5, and all animals are welcome.
Cheap Santa Photos In and Around San Antonio
Have Breakfast with Santa and get your own photos for just $5 at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. The event is held December 7th from 8:30 – 11 am. Tickets to the event are sold at the door.
Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair is December 7-8 at the Kendall County Fair Grounds. Admission is only $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. There are tons of vendors for Christmas shopping and food, as well as photos with Santa, making this a wonderful kid activity in Boerne.
Kid Entrepreneur Markets is hosting an afternoon with Santa at Cross Plants and Produce. Entrance to the market is free and photos with Santa are just $5! The event repeats December 7nd and 14th from 2- 4 pm.
The Santa Express at Trader’s Village is one you don’t want to miss! Admission to Trader’s Village is free and parking is just $4. Every weekend now through December 22nd, Santa will be on site for $5 photos benefiting the charity Cap’s Crusaders. You can take your own photos with Santa for $5 or purchase a variety of packages.
Aggie Park is hosting Sunday with Santa on December 8th from 12 noon to 3 pm. The event is free for members. For everyone else, $7 gets you in the door, plus Christmas themed activities and crafts for the kids including cookie decorating, Christmas ornamets, coloring books, and more. You can get a professional quality digital photo with Santa, or bring your own camera to take pics!
Christmasville is hosting two Christmas Festivals this year. Both are on December 9th from 4-7:30 pm at Mission City Church Central and Mission City Church Northwest in Leon Springs. For each event, admission is just $2! You will get admission plus snow play areas, slides, food, and more.
Free Santa Photos with Donation
Pet Supplies Plus is hosting cheap Santa Photos with your Pet. For just a $8 donation, you get a keepsake photo of your pet on Santa’s lap. Multiple locations are hosting photos, just search for your closest Pet Supplies Plus on Facebook and look up their events.
The 5th Annual Holiday Block Party is going on at Quarry Village at 260 E. Basse Rd. This event free and open to the public. Enjoy live music, drink samples, and play in their real snow! You can also get a free photo with Santa when you bring a canned good donation benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank (one print per canned good). The event is December 19 from 6- 8 pm.
The Shop at Lincoln Heights will have their Holiday in the Heights on Thursday, December 12. This free family event features gingerbread man- making stations, decorating ornaments, and more. Donate a canned good to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank and you can get a photo with Santa. The event is from 5- 8 pm.
Know of any other spots to get free Santa photos in San Antonio or nearby? Let us know by commenting below!