free santa photos boston

Taking a picture with Santa Claus is such a fun thing to do during the holiday season, especially with little ones! Unfortunately, pictures with Santa can be expensive with photos usually starting at $20+, and if you have kids like mine, totally not worth the price tag with their miserable faces. Sometimes.

Luckily, there are a few places you can find take a picture with Santa for FREE this holiday season.

CambridgeSide has free pictures with Santa and you can receive two FREE 4×6 Santa photo prints and a digital download single image. Free visits and pictures are available daily until Christmas Eve. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Sunday, and 8 am to 5 pm on Christmas Eve. Your best bet is to get there early on the day you choose to avoid long lines. For more information, please head here.

If you live south of Boston, you can also receive free Santa photos at Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA and the offer is the same as CambridgeSide. Hours vary throughout the season, but they’re open until 8 pm on most days with a few exceptions. For more information about this offer, please head here.

Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro, MA offers a FREE 4×6 photo with Santa and other photo packages are available for an upgrade if you’d rather. The wait can be long however, so you may need to arrive early and select a time slot for later in the day. For more information about free Santa photos at Bass Pro Shops, please head here.

The Franklin Park Zoo is also offering free photos with Santa one day only on December 14. The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan will be in attendance with a professional photo team that will send you a free digital copy of your Santa picture directly to your email. Of course, you will have to pay regular admission to get into the zoo, but this can be a great added bonus to a zoo trip with the family! Make sure to check out our guide on how to save money with Franklin Park Zoo coupons and discounts.

Also, don’t forget to check small and weekend events where Santa may be a surprise visitor! There’s so many fun and free events where Santa may appear!

Let me know in the comments if I missed any free Santa photo sessions or any fun and free events where Santa may be!

Do you have any tips for saving money when visiting with Mr. Claus this holiday season?