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Take a photo with Santa Claus at these events happening in Northern Virginia

From Alexandria to Prince William County, here’s where you can get professional shots of your kids, pets or whole family with Saint Nick this holiday season.

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Getting a perfectly-organized photo for the annual holiday card tends to be a challenge.

Yet no matter what picture you went with this year, you still have the chance to get an ideal shot of your little ones and furry friend with Santa Claus for 2020, thanks to these local malls, shopping centers and boutiques.

*** Events that are sensory-friendly. 

Alexandria

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit Fibre Space
Nov. 19, 3-8 p.m.
Fibre Space: 1319 Prince St., Alexandria; $15-$60, reservations required

Photos with Santa in Old Town Alexandria
Nov. 30, Dec. 14 & Dec. 21, noon-3 p.m.
Hooray for Books!: 1555 King St., Alexandria; prices vary, reservations required

Free Photos with Santa
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
@Home Real Estate: 1423 Powhatan St., Suite 5, Alexandria; free

Holidays on the Avenue in Del Ray
Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
Pat Miller Neighborhood Square: Mount Vernon Avenue and E. Oxford Avenue, Alexandria; free

A Victorian Christmas
Dec. 14-15, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden: 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria; $0-$12

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Arlington

It’s Santa Photo Time 
Nov. 8-Dec. 24, times vary 
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City: 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington; $26-$50, fast pass available online

Caring Santa ***
Dec. 1, 9-11 a.m. 
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City: 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington; free

Fairfax

Photos with Santa 
Nov. 9-Dec. 24, times vary
Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner; $40-$50; fast pass available online

Santa’s Flight Academy 
Nov. 7-Dec. 24, times vary
Fair Oaks Mall: 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax; $35-$50

Springfield Town Center
Nov. 14-Dec. 24, times vary
Springfield Town Center: 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield; $16-$50

Sensory Santa ***
Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30 a.m. 
Fair Oaks Mall: 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax; $35-$50

Sensory Friendly Selfies with Santa ***
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. 
803 West Broad St., Falls Church; free

Santa Cares Tysons Corner ***
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-noon
Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean; free

Paws with Claus
Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-noon
Merrifield Garden Center – Fair Oaks: 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax; free

Free Photos with Santa Claus
Dec. 14, 1-4 p.m. 
Northern Virginia Orthodontics – Invisalign Studio Tysons: 8043 Tysons Corner Center, McLean; free

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

Santa Photos at Spotsylvania Towne Center
Nov. 9-Dec. 24, times vary
Spotsylvania Towne Centre: 137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg; $13.90-$45.95

Pet Photos with Santa
Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. & Dec. 8, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Spotsylvania Towne Centre: 137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg; $13.90-$45.95

Kindness Sensory Santa ***
Nov. 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Spotsylvania Towne Centre: 137 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg; free

Cookies and Photos with Santa
Dec. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
Marshall Center: 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania; $5, registration required

Loudoun County

Santa Photos at Dulles Town Center
Nov. 8-Dec. 24, times vary
Dulles Town Center, Center Court: 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling; $29.99, registration recommended

Pet Photos with Santa
Wednesdays Nov. 13-Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Dulles Town Center, Center Court: 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling; $29.99, registration recommended

Photos with an 1800s Sleigh, Reindeer and Santa
Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hogback Mountain Pony Rides, LLC: 19732 Hogback Mountain Road, Leesburg; $125-$190, reservations required

Sensory-Friendly Santa ***
Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m.
Dulles Town Center, Center Court: 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling; $29.99, registration required

Prince William County

Photos with Santa – Potomac Mills
Nov. 8-Dec. 24, times vary
Potomac Mills: 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Suite 307, Woodbridge; free, reservations recommended

Santa Visits – Manassas Mall
Nov. 16-Dec. 24: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Home Court at Manassas Mall: 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas; free

Caring Santa ***
Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m.
Potomac Mills: 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Suite 307, Woodbridge; free, reservations recommended

Santa Cares at Manassas Mall ***
Dec. 8, 8-9:30 a.m.
Manassas Mall, near Sears: 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas; free, registration required 

Santa Paws
Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
A Dog’s Day Out: 6680 Fayette St., Haymarket; free, reservations required

Pet Photos with Santa
Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Potomac Mills: 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Suite 307, Woodbridge; free, reservations recommended

Santa Visits for Pets – Manassas Mall
Dec. 8 & Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m.
Home Court at Manassas Mall: 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas; free

Paws with Claus – Gainesville
Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon
Merrifield Garden Center Gainesville: 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville; free, reservations required

Visit with Santa!
Dec. 14 & Dec. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
National Museum of the Marine Corps: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle; free 

Santa Visits the Winery at La Grange
Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m.
The Winery at La Grange: 4970 Antioch Road, Haymarket; free

Civil War Christmas
Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Leesylvania State Park: 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge; $2 per person, $6 per family

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