The Ultimate Guide to Santa Sightings Around Montgomery County

Santa is very busy this time of the year. He’ll be popping up all over Montgomery County, Maryland and we have the inside scoop on where to find him.

Light Up the Lakefront: Holiday Celebration and Fireworks

rio lakefront | Saturday, December 9 |4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Head down to the Boardwalk to kick off the holiday season with the annual holiday celebration and Fireworks show! Festivities include: Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus, Festive Photo Ops, A Dazzling Fireworks Show at 6:45 pm, Holiday Cheer Stations, Festive Music, Tastes, Giveaways, and more!

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

Downtown Silver Spring | Saturday, November 18| 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With marching bands, Bolivian dancing groups, floats, giant characters and balloons, and of course Santa, the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is the only Thanksgiving Parade in the metro DC area.

Dave & Buster’s Breakfast with Santa

Dave & Busters | rio lakefront & Silver Spring | Sunday, December 10, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come Join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet (scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea). Children will enjoy crafts, write letters, and take home a goody cup.

Holly Trolleyfest

National Capital Trolley Museum | Saturday + Sundays Throughout December

Holly TrolleyFest celebrates the season with toy trains and Santa aboard the streetcars from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

Photos with Santa

Westfield Montgomery | November 16 – December 24

Bring the kids to meet with jolly old St. Nick at Westfield Montgomery. Santa heads back to The North Pole at 6 pm Christmas Eve.

For more holiday inspiration, check out How Maryland’s Most Diverse County Celebrates the Holidays.

Santa Social

Urban Winery | Sunday, December 17, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Urban Winery for their Festive Family Funday. Get a free photo with Santa, enjoy family-friendly activities, and indulge in holiday treats and delicious wines for the adults.

Santa, S’mores & Spiced Drinks

Flower Avenue Urban Park | Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get a free picture with Santa at Flower Ave Urban Park. Then, taste delicious drinks from El Golfo, El Gavilan & Koma Cafe. S’mores will be provided.