Take a free photo with Santa near the Seed Kiosk at the Anaheim Packing House on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and receive a free organic candy cane. Location: 440 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Santa’s hanging at the Snoopy House nightly from 7-9 p.m. until Friday. Bring your camera. This holiday attraction featuring “Peanuts” characters has been around now for 50 years. It’s open from 5:30-9 p.m., but Santa’s only there 7-9. Location: Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive.
Visit Santa on the second block of Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 18 and also from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Surf City Night on Tuesday. Bring your own camera and pets are welcome. Note that there’s also a free Princess Party at this week’s Surf City Night – wear your own princess costume and opportunities for photos. Learn more: HBDowntown.com
Every day until Dec. 24. Take a Selfie with Santa at the Irvine Spectrum. Wearing a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts, this Santa will greet you in front of his Craftsman-inspired beach house, by the surfboard. Everyone can take two free photos with their own phone or camera. You can also buy photos. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today, noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Christmas Eve. (Note that Santa is away from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 2 to 3 p.m. today). Location: Carousel Court. 670 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine
Take photos at Santa’s Workshop at the Civic Center Plaza, 200 Civic Center Dr. Santa’s there 6-8 p.m. today and Wednesday and he’ll be handing out candy canes. Bring your own camera. Location: Civic Center Plaza, 200 Civic Center Drive, Mission Viejo