Don’t Snap! We know where to get FREE Photos with Santa

It’s the week before Christmas, and all through the house, children are bouncing and running about. Remind them that someone is watching them and grab the photo you forgot at one of these locations for free photos with Santa. All allow you to take your own photo or offer free pictures with Santa while you are there.

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Free Photos with Santa in Lake County

Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake
30 November – 16 December
{Fox Lake} November 25 – December 23, hours vary, see link for days and times. Visit with Santa during the Christmas season and have children’s pictures taken at Santa’s Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake.

Santa’s Wonderland 
Daily until Christmas, Hours vary

Bass Pro Shops, Gurnee Mills, 6112 West Grand Ave., Gurnee
{Gurnee} Come to take a free picture with Santa, make a craft, and more.

Ice House Mall
Every Saturday in December, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
200 Applebee St., Barrington
FREE Photos with Santa are free and a courtesy to our customers. Please bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Donate to our “Meals of Hope” holiday food drive to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank when visiting Santa.

Santa’s Cottage 
30 November; 6:00 p.m. & 1,8, & 15 December 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mundelein Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein
Santa’s Cottage is one of Mundelein’s most cherished events in the eyes of children and their parents. Hosted by the Mundelein Community Connection, a visit to Santa’s Cottage is a memorable experience year in and year out. Bring your camera as no photographer is on site.


Don’t mind paying? Find all the locations to see Santa and where his houses are located.

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