Not-Your-Standard Santas

Santa Claus is coming to town quite a few times this holiday season – and not just down the chimney. He’ll be arriving by boat, by Mustang convertible and by helicopter. To keep the big guy’s social schedule in order, we’ve got a list of his appearances. From a Claus Cruise on Lake Michigan to a helicopter landing, these aren’t your average lap photo ops.

This is an evening for families with special needs to visit Santa in his house on the Riverwalk, and have a photo taken. Reservations required.

Santa House Special Needs Night

This is an evening for families with special needs to visit Santa in his house on the Riverwalk, and have a photo taken. Reservations required.


Pet night!

Santa Paws

Pet Night at Santa House

Visit the Santa House with your pet and have your pet’s picture taken with Santa. Reservations required.


When the train arrives at the “North Pole,” Santa hasspecial treats for passengers who truly believe inChristmas.

Polar Express Train Ride!

Trains depart from the Wheaton station for a special visit tothe “North Pole.” Come dressed in your pajamas. Enjoy milk andcookies while listening to a classic children’s holiday story, “ThePolar Express.” When the train arrives at the “North Pole,” Santahas special treats for passengers who truly believe in Christmas.Enjoy time with Santa and take pictures as the train returns toWheaton.


Santa Lucia arrives by horse-drawn carriage and Santaarrives to open the Gingerbread House.

Geneva’s Great Tree Lighting and Christmas Walk

Santa Lucia arrives by horse-drawn carriage and Santa arrives to open the Gingerbread House. Enjoy carolers, the Great Tree lighting, old fashioned candy cane pull, roasted chestnuts, Swedish cookies and shopping. Call for Santa hours and complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride times/date.


Science with Santa & Trim a SciTree

North Pole decorations, photos with Santa ($5), holidaypresentations, candy canes and peppermint hot chocolate.


Santa’s Craft Corner

See the animals, enjoy a visit with Santa, make a craft or two and enjoy refreshments. Photos with Santa available for a small fee.



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