When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Where: 284 Bay Road
Admission: $10 person. Advance registration and seating time required at 978-468-4818.
Santa Claus will be available for consultation or viewing from afar. While he’s visiting with other boys and girls, families can enjoy snacks and a craft in the Collins Room.
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St.
Head over to the Memory Tree at Town Hill to sing carols with Buddy the Elf while awaiting Santa’s arrival. Then, join Santa and Buddy the Elf on the Jingle Bell Walk to Ipswich Town Hall, where guests can get their photos taken with Santa (Parents: bring a camera) and a gift bag to take home. Festivities include carolers, free games, and raffles for Christmas trees and an iPad Mini.
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Town Hill on North Main Street, then head to Town Hall, 25 Green St. In case of rain or heavy snow, meet at Town Hall.
Admission: Tickets for food, beverages, face painting, crafts and raffles will be available for purchase, and donations of unwrapped gifts for children will be donated to Toys for Tots.
Santa will arrive at State Street Landing by lobster boat to kick off the Christmas Walk Parade. There will be activities, photos and giveaways.
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m. Festivities begin at 9 a.m.
Where: State Street Landing
Take your picture with Santa Claus at the Northshore Mall anytime until Dec. 24. Although he’ll be leaving on Christmas Eve, your picture with Santa will last forever.
When: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., in the lower level Nordstrom wing
Join Santa for breakfast and crafts sponsored by the Swampscott Recreation Department and Toys for Local Children. Since Santa is so popular, seating will be limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds from this merry meal will benefit Toys for Local Children.