Bass Pro Shops, at 801 Bass Pro Lane, Cary, and Cabela’s, at 201 Cabela Drive, Garner, are hosting Santa’s Wonderland, with a FREE Santa experience. from November 5 to December 24, 2023. On November 4, 2023, officially kick off the Santa’s Wonderland experience with Santa’s grand entrance.
We’ve put together a huge list of holiday events in the Triangle, including parades, festivals, markets, Santa visits, and more. Check out our growing day by day list of holiday events in the Triangle!
Santa’s Grand Entrance
Santa will arrive at both stores on November 4, 2023. There will be a parade, tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies and free giveaways, including a Tic-Tac-Toe game and Puff Stickers to decorate your own Christmas tree or stocking craft.
At Bass Pro Shops in Cary, Santa will arrive on a boat. The tailgate parade will also feature Christmas characters and local community members.
At Cablela’s in Garner, Santa will also arrive in a boat. The local fire department and police department will also be featured in the parade. The event will also include carolers from local schools as well as a tap-dancing group.
Families can meet Santa as he opens Santa’s Wonderland for the season. The next day the free photos begin!
The full indoor Santa’s Wonderland experience, with the free Santa pictures, starts the next day, November 5, 2023, and will take place every day, through December 24. Hours vary.
You’ll need to make a reservation for your child’s free photo appointment with Santa. Reservations might go quickly. Reservations open October 29, 2023:
The free Santa picture is a 4×6 print. Children will receive candy canes, while supplies last.
Other packages are available for purchase.
In addition, there will be giveaways, while supplies last:
- November 5 to 18, 2023: Wooden Ornaments
- November 19 to December 2, 2023: Christmas Countdown Chain
- December 3 to 24, 2023: Activity book with markers
Children will have an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and drop it in the mailbox at Santa’s Wonderland. If an email address is included, children will receive an email from Santa.
More Holiday Events in the Triangle
Check out our big list of holiday events in the Triangle, or look at a few of them here:
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