Photos with Santa

Capture the magic of the season! Join us in the Park for Santa photos—a perfect moment to share holiday wishes and smiles!
Dec 17, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Capture the magic of the season! Join us in the Park for Santa photos—a perfect moment to share holiday wishes and smiles!

Ho ho ho! Get ready for merry memories at Downtown Cary Park! Join us for jolly photos with Santa in a festive wonderland. Bring the whole family for magical moments and capture the joy of the season. Don't miss this chance to share smiles, laughter, and wishes with the man in red! Join us for an unforgettable holiday experience! Please note, upon your arrival you may still have to wait in line to meet Santa; this event is open to the public and RSVPs are not required, they just help us estimate how many people to expect. Additionally, depending on the crowd, the line to meet Santa closes approximately 30 minutes before 2 p.m.

Please note, this is NOT a drop off event. Parents and guardians must stay with their child the entire time.


  • Indoor restrooms and a water fountain will be available in the Academy Pavilion.
  • The Park has two food and beverage facilities. The Bark Bar will serve beer and wine as well as non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Market 317, located in Academy Pavilion, is an elevated grab and go style café that will offer delicious wraps, sandwiches, charcuterie boards and more.
  • Guests can bring their own food into the Park, but outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted.


While free to attend, space and time is limited, so please register your child(ren) only. We strongly encourage you to RSVP. RSVPs help us plan for how many people to expect and you can receive important event updates. As a reminder, all children must be accompanied by an adult during the entire program.


  • Photos with Santa will be held in the Academy Pavilion within Downtown Cary Park, along S. Academy St. Upon entering the Park, follow posted park directional signs that lead to the Academy Pavilion and Plaza.
  • The closest Park entrance to the Academy Pavilion is from S. Academy St.


  • There is an accessible parking deck located behind the Cary Regional Library (113 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511). Additionally, parking is available in the parking lot on Charlie Gaddy Lane (Old Library Site), at designated street parking throughout Downtown, and at the Town Hall Parking Deck (121 Wilkinson Ave, Cary, NC 27513).
  • A rideshare drop-off location for the Park is available on S. Walker St. near The Walker Apartment building.
  • Make the most of the free GoCary bus service to easily access the Park. All eight GoCary bus routes conveniently connect at the Cary Depot, which is less than half a mile from the Park. If you prefer not to walk, simply board either bus Route 5 – Kildaire Farm or Route 6 – Buck Jones at the Cary Depot and hop off at the S Academy St at Downtown Cary Park bus stop, right in front of the park entrance. To plan your trip or access the GoCary Ride Guide please visit


If we need to postpone or cancel due to inclement weather, low attendance, or instructor cancellation, we will communicate through Eventbrite email. Downtown Cary Park has the right to cancel programs onsite if severe weather impacts the program or poses a safety risk.


  • Contact Guest Services at 919-469-4000 or
  • Guest Services is open Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Downtown Cary Park strives to provide a positive experience for all guests. Our goal is to accommodate you and meet your individual needs. Please reach out to for more information.