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Photos with Santa

The Historic KATY Depot in Frontier Park has been a Saint Charles landmark since it opened in 1893. But not many people know that during the holiday season, Santa uses it as a special workshop outpost as he counts down to Christmas Eve. Mr. Claus wants to let you in on the secret as he welcomes you to become an “honorary elf,” as you explore the workshop, get a glimpse of his busy mailroom, and witness the majestic Reindeer Hall of Fame, where you can learn some of the stories of Santa’s lesser-known reindeer (you know…the ones that didn’t have a red nose).

Meet with Santa in his parlor where you can share a Christmas wish list, take a photo, and maybe even sneak a peek of the famous naughty and nice lists.

Santa is excited to meet with visitors during the following hours*:

  • Opening Day, Friday, November 29 (Noon to 9:00 PM)
  • Saturdays: (Noon to 9:00 PM)
  •  Sundays: (Noon to 5:00 PM)
  • Christmas Eve: (11:00 AM to 1:15 PM)

*Please note that Masks (except when taking photos with Santa) and Social Distancing are Mandatory in Santa’s Cottage.

 High quality professional photos with Santa are available to help remember your visit. 

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St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.

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