Meet Santa and His Friends

Santa and his friends, including Mrs. Claus, Blitzen the Reindeer, and the Snow Queen will visit Christmas in the Park’s Kringle’s Outpost  for photos and experiences. Santa’s elves will be on hand nightly to take photos, too!

Visit with Santa

Santa Photo Experience

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without ole’ St. Nick himself here, so stop by the Claus’ Outpost and get your picture taken with the one and only Santa Claus! Don’t forget to bring your wish-list!

Nightly through December 23

Location in Park: Kringle’s Outpost

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Grab a seat at the Claus’ Outpost to hear Mrs. Claus read holiday adventures and traditional story favorites through the season! She’s always willing to put in a word with the man himself, just ask!

Select Dates in December

Location in Park: Kringle’s Outpost

Meet Blitzen the Reindeer

Ever wonder what a real reindeer looks like? Don’t miss your chance to meet, greet and get your picture taken with Santa’s fastest sleigh puller – Blitzen! You never know where he’ll pop up at Christmas in the Park!

Select Dates in December

Location in Park: Lafitte’s Landing near Wunorse Openslae’s Trading Post

Pepper Minstix the Elf

There’s nothing like a little Elf Magic to get you in the Christmas spirit! Pepper Minstix, Santa’s sweetest elf appears most nights at Lafitte’s Landing pavillion. Get pepperminty hugs, take photos or dance a little jig with Pepper!

Select Dates in December

Location in Park: Lafitte’s Landing near Wunorse Openslae’s Trading Post

Krampus Experience

You don’t want to be on his list! Dark Woods is excited to bring an all-new experience to guests during the Christmas season. The Krampus Experience meet-n-greet is Friday and Saturday nights through December 23rd. This will be located apart from Dark Woods Christmas and will be housed separately. Professional photography is available. Not appropriate for all ages.

Fridays and Saturdays through December 22

Location in Park: Located inside the Dark Carnival show building.

Do You Believe? Photos with Santa and Friends

Celebrate the spirit of the season and experience the ultimate ho-ho-holiday encounter when you meet—and snap pics with—the jolly old elf himself.

Dark Woods is excited to now offer professional souvenir photo packages printed while you wait! Kringle’s Outpost is a festive Christmas set furnished with traditional European antiques and beautiful Christmas decor perfect for unique Christmas memories.

Pricing Packages for Holiday Photos

PICK 2 – $20

2 – 5X7 prints
(additional copies $10 each)

PICK 1 – $15  (choose 1 from the following)

1 – 5X7 print
4 – Wallets


$25 – Digital image only

Location in the park: Kringle’s Outpost @ Dark Woods

*Schedule subject to change without notice. **Subject to weather conditions and park operating hours ***Additional fees apply for photo souvenirs.