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 17 – December 24, 2023


  • Monday through Friday from 11 am – 8 pm
  • Special Hours:
    • Friday, December 24 from 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 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 $35. Book your Santa visit here.

Williams Tree Farm
4661 Yale Bridge Rd., Rockton, IL

When: November 18, 19, 24 – 26, December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 17 – 18


  • 10 am – 4 pm on the dates listed

Cost: Free

You can visit Santa and take your own pictures for free in the adorable cabin setting!

Lincoln-Tallman Museum
440 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI

When: December 1, 2023 at 3 pm and December 2, 2023 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Cost: Free

Visit with Father Christmas and take a photo. If you’re only there to take a photo, admission is free. This is part of the Janesville Jolly Jingle event.

Kegel Harley Davidson
7125 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL

When: December 2nd and 16th from 11 am – 1 pm

Cost: Free, but canned or non-perishable goods are appreciated. View a list of donation requests here.

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 2, 2023 from 10 am – 11 am and 11:30 am – 12:30 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.

Skate with Santa at Janesville Ice Arena
821 Beloit Ave., Janesville, WI

When: December 2, 2023 from 11:30 am – 1:30 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. This is part of the Janesville Jolly Jingle event.

Kids Spot
9461 N. 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

When: December 16, 2023 from 3 pm – 5 pm

Cost: $35 per child / $25 per additional child / $60 for a family of four / $5 per additional parent

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.

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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