Time to See Santa!


It’s that time of year again!  Santa is in town, let’s go have some photos taken.

For you, dear readers, I have organized my annual mall Santa database!  Well, not so much a database as a list… Ok, give it a read and you’ll see:


Eaton Centre:

Mall hours:

Extended hours start November 26th –

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Santa Hours:

Monday to Wednesday, from 12 pm to 6 pm
Thursday & Friday, from 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday December 22 & Sunday December 23: Limited times available.

Sensitive Santa Hours: N/A
Cost: $15.00
Supported charities: WE Charity – Inspiring and empowering Canadian youth
Reserved times available: Yes

Yorkdale Mall:

Mall hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 9:30a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00a.m – 8:00 p.m
  • Friday, November 23rd8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 24th10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 26th8:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m

Santa Hours:

November 13 – December 23:

Monday– Saturday: 10:30a.m. – 8:30p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

December 24: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pet Photos:

November 18 and December 2 from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sensitive Santa Hours:

November 25 and December 9 from 8 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. (Reservation required)

Cost: $20 – $55
Supported charities: n/a
Reserved times available: Sensitive Santa only

Dufferin Mall:

Mall hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Santa Hours:

Monday to Friday, from 11am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, from 10am to 6pm

Sensitive Santa Hours:

Sunday, from 8am to 10am.  E-mail dufferinmallservices@primarisreit.com to book your appointment.

Cost: $24.99 – $49.99
Supported charities:Additional donations for face painting will go to the St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
Reserved times available: yes (book here)


Burlington Mall:

Mall hours:

Mon–Fri: 10am–9pm
Sat: 9:30am–6pm
Sun: 11am–6pm

Santa Hours:

Join Santa as he arrives in style (by helicopter) in the North parking lot on November 24th at 10am! The first 1,000 kids get a free gift!

Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 8pm
Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm
Breaks from 1pm to 2pm & 5pm to 6pm

Sensitive Santa Hours:

December 2: 8 AM – 10 AM

December 3: 8 AM – 10 AM and 7 PM – 9 PM

Pet Photos:

November 25, December 2, and December 9 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Cost: $25 – 40
Supported charities: N/A
Reserved times available: No

Royal Botanical Gardens:



Oakville Place

Mall hours:

Mon–Fri: 10am–9pm
Sat: 9:30am–6pm
Sun: 11am–5pm

Santa Hours:

Monday to Thurs: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: 8 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm

Sensitive Santa Hours:N/A
Cost: Not updated yet
Supported charities: N/A
Reserved times available: No


Sherway Gardens:

Completely booked!

Square One:

Mall hours:

Monday–Saturday:9 AM–10 PM
Sunday:10 AM–8 PM

Santa Hours:

Monday–Saturday: 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM– 6 PM
Christmas Eve: 9 AM–2 PM

Sensitive Santa Hours:N/A
Cost: $10 – $45
Supported charities: Some proceeds from every photo package purchased will be donated to Autism Ontario Peel Chapter.
Reserved times available: No

Erin Mills Town Centre

Mall hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

Santa Hours:
November 12 – 23:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

November 24-December 23:
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

December 24:
10am – 2pm

Sensitive Santa Hours:N/A
Cost: $25 – $50
Supported charities: N/A
Reserved times available: N/A


Did I miss anyone?  Some of my go-to malls haven’t updated their times yet, but I’ll keep checking!

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