Gainesville Santa

Storytime with  Santa

Bring the family to hear Christmas stories told by Santa himself! During storytime children will be able to share their wish lists, carol together and take a photo with Santa. Donations will be collected via cash or check to benefit the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation and to support Santa on his annual mission trip to Haiti. Storytime with Santa is free. Each child attending must sign up in advance. Parents, please plan to attend with your child.

How to sign up

To sign up for a storytime with Santa time slot, select the date and time you are interested in attending and reserve one ticket for each of the children you will be bringing with you. Storytime typically lasts about 90 minutes, and includes stories, Christmas carols and a photo opportunity with Santa. Sign up is complimentary and is first-come, first-serve. Available dates are displayed below, and are updated twice daily. If a session fills during that time, you may still see it on this page. Registration is required for this event. Each child attending must have a ticket. Adults do not need tickets.


While we rarely receive cancellations, we do keep a general waitlist, which you can join by emailing Should a space open for you, we will contact you and give you a limited amount of time to accept the space. After that, it will be given to the next family in line.

For questions about Santa at our Gainesville store, email



Tuesday, November 27

4:00 pm



Wednesday, December 5

4:00 pm

Tuesday, December 11

7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 12

4:00 pm

Thursday, December 13

4:00 pm

Tuesday, December 18

4:00 pm │ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 19

4:00 pm │ 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 20

4:00 pm

Saturday, December 22

5:30 pm