The Grinch & Santa Are Coming To Southern Maryland! - Photo Locations
The Grinch & Santa Are Coming To Southern Maryland! - Photo Locations

SOUTHERN MARYLAND — Santa Claus is coming to town! Capture the holiday spirit at your favorite establishments this month. Check out all these Grinch and Santa photo events! 

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Calvert Career and Technology Academy Pancakes with Santa on December 10, from 9 am to 11 am, located at 330 Dorsey Rd, Prince Frederick, MD – Join us for a fun morning with Santa – with photos and crafts – and a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by our Culinary students! Proceeds support the incredible students at CTA and our SkillsUSA chapter. Adults $15; Children $10. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, and beverages.

Calvert Yard Cards Photos with Santa on December 10, from 10 am to 2 pm, located at 1921 Skinners Turn Rd, Owings, MD – Get ready to enter a Winter Wonderland filled with a variety of Christmas memories from your favorite childhood memories to seeing Santa where he greets your child by name!

Jakes Produce Stand Meet-and-Greet with Santa on December 10, from 12 pm to 4 pm, located at 2985 Yoes Corner Ln, Port Republic, MD – Please join us for a meet-and-greet and pictures with Santa!

Solomons Mission Center Santa Claus at the Christmas Walk on December 10, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, located at 14454 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD – Come enjoy holiday cheer at the Solomons Mission Center and time with Santa during this year’s Christmas Walk!

Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill Visit with the Grinch on December 17, from 2 pm to 4 pm, located at 13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD – Please bring your camera to capture your child’s special moment! Please call 410-394-3825 to reserve your table now.

Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad CO. 4 Breakfast with Santa on December 17, from 8 am to 11 am, located at 755 Solomons Island Rd S, Prince Frederick, MD – The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to invite you to join us for a homemade breakfast and pictures with Santa! (Don’t forget your phone or camera!) Our members will happily serve you bacon, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, juices, milk & coffee.

Patuxent High School NJROTC Boosters Breakfast with Santa on December 17, from 8 am to 12 pm, located at 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, MD – $10 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 3-10), under 3 free. Price includes breakfast, Santa photo-ops, games, face painting, and letters for Santa. Win cash by entering our 50/50. Purchase goodies at our bake sale and much more! All proceeds benefit the Patuxent High School NJROTC.

Calvert Title Company Pictures with The Grinch on December 17, from 12 pm to 3 pm, located at 90 Holiday Drive Suite C, Solomons, MD – We will have a photo booth set up with props to make your picture pop! Photos will be sent straight to your phone for easy sharing.

Lord Calvert Bowling Center Bowl with Santa on December 17, from 2 pm to 4 pm, located at 2275 Solomons Island Rd S, Prince Frederick, MD – Details coming soon. Check the Facebook event page for updates.

Atomic Seafood and Bar Holly Jolly Brunch with Santa on December 18, from 10 am to 1 pm, located at 258 Town Square Dr, Lusby, MD – We’ve called in a favor from the North Pole! Santa is taking a quick break from all the hustle and bustle to come have brunch with us! Bring the family and enjoy a little Christmas magic with the Santa!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Santa Sundays at Annmarie Garden In Lights every Sunday until December 18, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, located at 13470 Dowell Rd, Solomons, MD – Santa will be greeting guests from the Front Patio of the Arts Building; in the event of inclement weather, Santa will greet guests in the Arts Building. Guests will be able to take a family photo with Santa and other holiday characters. Included with the cost of admission. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.


Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department Co 14 Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop on December 17, from 8 am to 12 pm, located at 12245 Rock Point Rd, Newburg, MD – Breakfast with Santa 8 am to 10 am. There will be vendors, pictures with Santa, games, prizes and Santa’s workshop! Artistic Motion Dance Center will perform at 10:15 am.

St. Charles Towne Center Santa Photo Experience every day at select times until December 24, located at 11110 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD – The ultimate holiday tradition awaits! Secure your spot today. Make your reservation here:


College Of Southern Maryland Scuba with Santa on December 10, from 12 pm to 4 pm, located at 22950 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown, MD – Santa is coming to the Wellness & Aquatics Center! Each participant will go through a short Discover Scuba course to learn the scuba diving basics and then a picture will be taken with Santa underwater. All equipment is provided. Participants should bring a bathing suit and towel. Please arrive 30 minutes before their time slot for paperwork and gear fitting. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Participants MUST be at least 8 years of age to participate. Anyone under 18 will need to have a parent on site to sign waivers.

Valley Lee Firehouse (SDVFDRS Auxiliary) Breakfast with Santa on December 11, from 8 am to 11 am, located at 45245 Drayden Road, Valley Lee, MD – All-You-Can-Eat! Cost for adults is $13.00, children from age 6 – 12 is $6.00, and children 5 and under are free

Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Bacon, Creamed Chipped Beef, Sausage Gravy, Spiced Applesauce, Grits, Hot Biscuits, Assorted Juices, Milk and Coffee; For more information call 301-994-9999. 

Hillside Farmers Market – Santa Claus and the Grinch on the December 17th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come on out and get pictures taken with Santa and Grinch! Great shopping for all your special gifts for family and friends! We will have kids coloring station and free candy canes. Also Chaptico Market Food Truck will be here! The Market will be open 9 to 5 pm.

Town of Leonardtown Saturday Meet-and-Greet with Santa on December 17, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, located in Leonardtown, MD – Reservations for private Meet-and-Greets with Santa are available for families with loved ones with disabilities & for families celebrating a baby’s 1st Christmas. Location will be provided upon registration. For more information contact: or 301-475-9791.

St. Michael’s School Breakfast with Santa on December 18, from 8:30 am to 11 am, located at 16560 Three Notch Rd, Ridge, MD – Breakfast with Santa and shopping.

Junior Optimist of Mechanicsville Santa Night on December 19, from 5 pm to 7 pm, located at the Golden Beach Fire Department, 29848 Therese Cir, Mechanicsville, MD – Bring all of the little ones for a fun night. There will be lots of activities and games for children, as well as a special appearance from Santa!

Other Ways to Talk to Santa

Santa’s Hotline is an international voicemail line for children of all ages to leave messages for the North Pole at no charge. Callers across the globe may dial Santa’s Hotline at 1-605-313-4000.


USPS Operation Santa Have your kids write their letters to Santa, and address it to: Santa Claus 123 Elf Road, North Pole 88888. Put a stamp on it and a return address and send it off to Santa! Then see what happens next. Letters received with full Santa addresses will be posted on the USPS Operation Santa site, where anyone can choose to “adopt” a child by sending a gift from their letter to them.

Katie Callander

Writer, Photographer

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