Santa’s plan events at Severna Park | Whuff News

By Alyson Kay

This holiday season, Santa will travel from the North Pole to spread holiday cheer throughout Severna Park. In some locations, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, and his elves for some entertainment.

Homestead Gardens Santa
Between November 26 and December 18, Santa will be at Homestead Gardens’ Severna Park location for photo opportunities. Opening hours vary between 10:00am and 1:55pm. Tours are free, and families need to bring their own cameras. Register at

Saint John the Evangelist Market Memorial Day
Santa will be back at the St John the Evangelist Catholic Church market on November 26 from 11:00am to 4:00pm outside the church. Parents can take pictures of Santa with their children for a donation. Food, arts and crafts, Catholic books, and religious items will also be available for purchase at Larsen Field and the church hall. At noon, the church will offer free horse-drawn carriage rides. At 1:00pm, there will be a petting zoo. Mass will be held at 5:15pm, and the nativity will begin at 6:15pm.

Chamber of Commerce Orange trees
Santa will join the Grinch for pictures at the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce orange trees on December 2 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Families can enjoy music, entertainment, cookies and cider at this free event. Register at

Kinder Farm Jingle Bell Hayrides
Santa and Mrs. will arrive. Claus at Kinder Farm Park for his annual holiday rides on December 3. Hayrides are available between 10:15am and 12:45pm for $10, plus a small fee. Children 3 and under are free, but may be asked to ride on an adult’s lap. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks, warm drinks and roasted marshmallows will be available. Participants will also be able to visit the decorated holiday farm.

Cheers Wine & Spirits Pet Photos
Santa will be at Cheers Wine & Spirits on December 3rd from 11:00am until 2:00pm for pictures and pets. All proceeds will go to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Pricing for photos has not been determined at time of writing.

La Fontaine Bleue Breakfast with Santa
On December 4 between 10:00am and 1:00pm, Santa will be at La Fontaine Bleue for a breakfast with Santa. A breakfast will be provided. There will be a movie corner and handicrafts. Tickets are $34.99 for adults, $12.99 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Call 410-760-4115 for more information or visit www.goallevents. com/e/breakfast-with-santa-E10000415650250087.

Children’s Museum of Annapolis Breakfast with Santa
Santa and his elves will be at the Annapolis Children’s Museum for a breakfast with Santa on December 4th from 9:00am to 10:30am. Families will be able to participate in themed games and carols, as well as photo opportunities with Santa. Breakfast will be served. Tickets are $27.25 for children and $16.75 for adults, including fees. Parents are asked to secretly leave a gift of $20 or less with their child’s name on it when their name is called from his list of good boys and girls. Leave gifts before the event. Contact for more information. Tickets are available for purchase at

Lakeshore Plaza Orange Tree
Santa will join the Pasadena Business Association for the lighting of Pasadena’s “official” Christmas tree for a special visit on his sleigh on December 6th at 5:30pm. The event will also feature fire engines from the Lake Shore and Riviera Beach Volunteer fire companies, Christmas carols and hot chocolate. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Hot cocoa with Santa
The holidays are also a happy time for pets. Join the VCA Calvert Veterinary Center on December 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for hot photos with pets and Santa. The event will also feature local vendors and pet trainers. VCA Calvert Veterinary Center will be accepting donations for area rescue groups. For more information, call 410-360-7297.

Santa on the B&A Trail
On December 10, Santa will travel down the B&A Trail to collect non-perishable food for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. The start time and stop schedule must be specified. Hot chocolate, coffee and donuts will be served at the Ealeigh Heights Ranger Station. For trail updates, visit

Severna Park Chick-fil-A Breakfasts with Santa Cow
On December 10 and 17 from 8:00am to 10:00am, Santa Cow will return to the Severna Park Chick-fil-A for his breakfast with Santa Cow. A photographer will be taking photos at this free event, and there will be crafts and stuffed animals available for attendees. No RSVP required.

Story Time with Matilda and the Grinch
Santa will send his elf Matilda to read stories to children at Park Books & Litcolab on December 10 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Children are limited to 20. Matilda will also be taking photos and collecting “Dear Santa” letters. All letters with a return address will receive a special letter from the North Pole. RSVP for the event and consider seeing the Grinch, who will visit Park Books for stories and crafts on December 3 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Space is limited, so register in advance by going to

Cook with Santa at Severna Park Taphouse
Santa is coming to Severna Park Taphouse on December 11 at noon. To reserve your seat, call 410-793-5759.

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