It’s finally December and the Christmas season is in full force. We’re bombarded with holiday music and advertisements everywhere we go (we’re not saying that’s a bad thing!). We’ve already written up lists of the best places to find a Christmas tree and a full report on all the local Christmas parades, so your holiday preparations should be well on their way! But, what’s Christmas without a visit with Jolly Old Saint Nicholas? Here’s a list of Santa sightings on Delmarva for you to get the most face-time with the big guy himself: Santa Claus!

Winterfest of Lights

Now thru December 31

Northside Park | Ocean City, MD

Come out to Northside Park in Ocean City to view the more than one million holiday lights and hundreds of animated displays! After your one-mile journey through the lights, sip on hot cocoa in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion and get your photo taken with Santa! More information can be found here:

Pictures with Santa

December 1 | 5 pm to 8 pm

Bullitt House | Easton, MD

During Easton’s Moonlight Madness event, visit the Bullitt House for hot cocoa, snacks, and a visit with Santa! More info can be found here:

Ocean City Christmas Parade Post-Parade Reception

December 2 | 11 am

Carousel Hotel | Ocean City, MD

Following the Ocean City Christmas Parade, visit the post-parade reception at the Carousel Hotel. Festivities will begin immediately following the parade and will include half-priced ice skating, holiday music, and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. More information can be found here:

Santa Comes to Town!

December 2 | 6:30 pm

Rock Hall, MD

Santa will arrive by boat at the public landing in Rock Hall, MD along with the Kent County Community Band. Santa will then be transported to Main Street where he will inhabit Santa’s House to meet children and hear Christmas requests. More information can be found here:

Breakfast with Santa

December 3 | 9 am to 11 am

Tidewater Inn | Easton, MD

Enjoy a Santa-centric breakfast featuring a buffet with special  “kid friendly” items and even take home some “reindeer food” for their upcoming arrival! More information about reservations can be found here:

Cookies with Santa

December 3 | 2 pm to 4 pm

Salisbury Zoo | Salisbury, MD

The Salisbury Zoo will be hosting a Cookies with Santa event where children can create a holiday craft and enjoy cookies before visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a photo. More information can be found here:

Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade

December 5 | 6:30 pm

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Join viewers after the parade in the Rehoboth Beach Fire Station for Santa’s Christmas Party, complete with refreshments, trophy presentations, and a chance to visit with Santa (good boys and girls will even receive a special treat!).

Holiday Open House Visit with Santa

December 9 | 12 pm to 4 pm

HOUSE by Salvaged | Berlin, MD

Visit HOUSE by Salvaged for refreshments, furniture and decor sales, and a visit from St. Nick. They will even have a Christmas vignette for photos with Santa.

Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 9 | 1 pm to 4 pm

Poplar Hill Mansion | Salisbury, MD

Enjoy peppermint tea, raspberry punch, and assorted sweets with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Learn more about the event here:

Critter Christmas

December 9 & 16 | 12 pm to 4 pm

Salisbury Zoo | Salisbury, MD

Come to the Salisbury Zoo for their Critter Christmas workshop to help Santa create over 15 crafts to give as gifts, decorate the house, and help spread some Christmas cheer! Santa and Mrs. Claus will even be stopping by to check on the projects! Learn more here:

Brunch with Santa

December 10 | 10 am to 1 pm

Harpoon Hanna’s | Fenwick Island, DE

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at Harpoon Hanna’s and don’t forget to tell Santa what you want for Christmas!

Winter Wonderland

December 16 | 10 am to 2 pm

Ward Museum | Salisbury, MD

Visit the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Arts to see their grounds beautifully decorated for Christmas, have your picture taken with Santa, and make some holiday crafts! More information can be found here: