Traditional Photos with Santa at Ontario Mills Mall

Unless you completely 100% do all of your holiday shopping online, you will need to get out and actually hit the stores. The one thing that makes holiday shopping tolerable is the holiday decorations. I love to walk in to a store and see the beautiful holiday displays, I think it puts every one in a better mood. It almost makes you forget that you are spending all of your money, almost. 

Right now, the Ontario Mills Mall is not only your one stop shopping destination, it is also your one stop destination for the classic, must-do, annual Santa photo! You can find Santa at Ontario Mills through December 24 to spread the holiday cheer. Enjoy the magic of the holiday season at the brand new World of Wishes set, which transforms California’s largest shopping destination into a winter wonderland full of Nutcracker figures, festive trees and garland arrangements. 


It didn't take long for us to find the North Pole at the Ontario Mills Mall. The beautiful giant Christmas Tree was a definite giveaway. Many, like us, stopped to take a photo in front of the beautiful tree before getting in line to see the big guy. 

When we got there, Santa was off feeding his reindeer, so we had to wait for a bit. But the Ontario Mills Mall knew exactly what to do, they had TV's showing cartoon clips, so the kids were patient in line. Which of course meant the parents were happy too. 

I loved the set up for the photos and even more so, my girl's faces as they walked up to see Santa. The photo packages are reasonably priced, the photographers do a good job at getting the kiddos to look at the camera and smile and they print out your photos within minutes. I love being able to take care of a holiday tradition right in the middle of all of the holiday shopping. It's a friendly reminder that although holiday shopping can get chaotic, the kiddos still believe and you definitely want to capture those moments for as long as possible. 

Ontario Mills is located at the intersection of Interstates 10 & 15 in Ontario, CA, 38 miles east of Los Angeles and within driving distance west of Palm Springs and north of San Diego. The center is open regularly from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon-Sat, and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Ontario Mills, please call (909) 484-8300, visit or follow Ontario Mills on Facebook at, on Twitter at or on Instagram at