Looking to take your kids to see Santa, take a photo, and tell him their Christmas lists? You can find Santa at a variety of places in the Stateline throughout the holiday season.

CherryVale Mall

7200 Harrison Blvd., Rockford, IL

When: Friday, November 18 – December 24, 2022


  • Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Special Hours:
    • Friday, December 24 from 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm

Please note that Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 2 pm – 3 pm on Monday through Saturday and 2:30 pm – 3 pm on Sunday.

You can see Santa for free, but cannot take photos with your own phone or camera. If you’d like a photo, you have to purchase a photo package. Photo packages start at $39.99. You can buy photos and get a free call from Santa by ordering on WhereIsSanta.com.

Williams Tree Farm

4661 Yale Bridge Rd., Rockton, IL

When: November 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 27 and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18


  • 10 am – 4 pm on the dates listed

Cost: Free

You can visit Santa and take your own pictures for free.

Kegel Harley Davidson

7125 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL

When: December 3, 10, and 16 from 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free, but canned or non-perishable goods are appreciated

Visit Biker Santa and get a free photo and free goodie bag from Santa and his elves.

Hedberg Public Library

316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

When: December 3, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: Free

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the library for holiday stories, songs, and fun as well as photos. This is part of the Janesville Jolly Jingle event.

First Northern Credit Union

104 N. Show Place Dr., Rockford, IL

When: December 3, 2022 from 10 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $10 for 4×6 photo
$20 for 3 4×6 photos

Meet Santa and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. There will be a photographer on site to take photos and print them on-site.

Skate with Santa at Janesville Ice Arena

821 Beloit Ave., Janesville, WI

When: December 3, 2022 from 11:30 am – 1 pm

Cost: $2 per skate rental

Skate with Santa after the Spice on Ice show at 10 am. If you’re attending the ice skating with Santa, bring a non-perishable food item for ECHO. Come early, skate supply is limited.

Flights and Bites with Santa at Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum

5151 Orth Rd., Poplar Grove, IL

When: December 4, 2022 from 2 pm

Cost: $5 per person / kids ages 2 and under are free

Meet Santa, listen to the Belvidere North High School Choraliers sing Christmas carols, eat cookies, and enter a raffle for four tickets to fly with Santa ($25 each) weather permitting.

Pictures with Santa at Bryden Motors of Beloit

548 Broad St., Beloit, WI

When: December 11, 2022 from 11 am – 3 pm

Cost: $5 per 4×6 photo

Stop by to take a picture with Santa. You can bring a leased and socialized pet as well.

Visit from Santa at Angela’s Attic

1020 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL

When: December 11, 2022 from 1 pm – 4 pm

Cost: Free

Stop by to take a picture with Santa and do some shopping.

Kids Spot

9461 N. 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

When: December 18, 2022 from 11 am – 1 pm

Cost: $30 per child / $20 per additional child / $55 for a family of four

Meet Santa and create and decorate your own Christmas cookies and hot cocoa. Enjoy an open gym, run, jump, play, and take photos with Santa. Get tickets here.

Santa Visits a Short Drive Away from the Rockford Area

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

7036 Grand Geneva Way., Lake Geneva, WI

When: November 21, 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 8 am – 10:30 am

Cost: $45 per adult / $25 per kid ages 3-12 / free for children under 2 with a paid adult

Eat breakfast with Santa, get pictures, and bring your kids’ wish list for him. Call 262-249-4788 to reserve your spot.

We’ll update this post as we find more places Santa is visiting. If we missed an event, let us know by emailing hello@statelinekids.com.

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