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How Pictures With Santa Look During COVID-19 in Boise

Last updated December 03, 2020 by Totally Boise

Typically during the holiday season, pictures with Santa can be a long and tiring day. Due to COVID-19, pictures with Santa may actually be a lot less stressful and time-consuming than previously. WIth social distance guidelines in place, many Santa locations are offering contactless pictures and virtual visits with Santa by appointment.

Check out these nearby Santa photo stops around the Treasure Valley.

Boise Towne Square

Boise Towne Square Mall is offering contactless pictures with Santa and virtual visits.

From now until Christmas Eve, you can book an appointment for in-person or schedule one of the various virtual meet and greets with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Face coverings are required for in-person pictures, but make it fun and decorate your masks in holiday colors before!

Available times for in person pictures with Santa:

November 27 - December 23

Monday- Saturday | 11 AM - 7 PM

Sunday | 12 PM - 6 PM

December 24

9 AM - 5 PM

Book your reservation here:

Santa Pictures Scheduling

Book your virtual visit here:

Virtual Visit with Santa Booking

Gateway Parks in Eagle

The perfect family holiday card — Gateway Parks in Eagle is not only a great outdoor activity this winter, but this is the first year Santa will be visiting! After your reservation, the best part is you can take advantage of the snow tubing hills or warm up by the fireplace.

Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus: $10

December Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th

Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Book your reservation here:

Photos with Santa Booking

Read more about Gateway Parks here:

Gateway Parks Article

The Village in Meridian

A popular holiday destination in the Treasure Valley, The Village in Meridian has holiday shopping, a mini ice skating rink, and pictures with Santa. This year The Village is offering virtual meetings and contactless photos with Santa.

Using plexiglass as a barrier (invisible in photos), children can interact with Santa, and parents can have a snapshot of the memory! Their virtual meet-and-greets come recorded. That way, your kid can always remember the time they called Santa Claus.

Monday - Saturday

12 PM - 7 PM


12 PM - 5 PM

December 24

12 PM - 4 PM

* Santa takes a break from 3:30 PM - 4 PM daily.

Photo Credit: The Village in Meridian

Book your photo reservation here:

No-Contact Photos with Santa Sign Up

Book your virtual visit here:

Virtual Visits with Santa Reservations

Old Boise

Located in the parking lot of Wise Guys Pizza Pie downtown, there will be outdoor socially distance photos with Santa, for FREE. Making it easier than ever to take your holiday photos — book your appointment, drive up, sanitize, take some photos, and go on your merry way!

December 5th, 12th, & 19th

9 AM - 5 PM

Photo Credit: Old Boise Facebook

Book your photo reservation here:

Meeting Santa Sign Up

Nampa Train Depot

Adhering to Nampa’s Stage 2 Order, Nampa Train Depot is hosting a watch party of The Polar Express while snacking on sweet drinks and sipping hot cocoa. Sleighing for the fun event is Santa Claus to say “Hello” and take pictures with all the kiddos.

December 5th & 6th

9 AM , 12 PM, & 3 PM time slots

Book your reservation today:

Polar Express Night

We could all use some holiday cheer this season, grab the family and enjoy some festive fun through virtual videos or in-person photos with Santa Claus this year. Although extra safety guidelines are in place this year, the silver lining is no wait times! Book your visit with Santa today!




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