Safer Santa Claus Visits for Los Angeles Kids in 2020
Santa Claus is coming to town. For a minute there, it seemed like we were going to have to stick to virtual Santa visits this year, but the elves put their heads together to come up with some safe and socially distant solutions; the reindeer covered their hooves in hoof sanitizer, and Santa & Mrs. Claus are finding ways to keep distance in their finest festive masks.
Only in LA does Santa trade his reindeer for a paddle board, reside in a souvenir worthy snow globe, hang at his favorite adobe, or ski the sunny slopes. If traditional pictures are on your list, there are loads of places that have gone contactless this year, making holiday card photos simple and safe. (No one will ever forget that these are the 2020 pictures, with masks on every shining face!) There are even plenty of drive-thru experiences—and one drive-in show—where kids can wave at Santa from inside a cozy car.
Naughty or nice, here are the spots where LA families can find Santa this year.
Places featured in this article:
Underwood Family Farms
El Monte Community Center
Various Routes in El Monte
Legg Lake @ Whittier Narrows Recreation Area:
Reyes Adobe Park
Ventura County Fairgrounds
OC Fair and Event Center
King Gillette Ranch
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Westfield Century City
Westfield Fashion Square