santa There’s nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? But if you haven’t yet made your annual pilgrimage to see Santa this year, there is still time. Here’s the skinny on where to find him in the western Metroplex.

Ridgmar Mall. Now through Dec. 24. He’ll be there from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, except Sunday, Dec. 20, when he’ll be there from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Santa does take lunch breaks at different times during the day – click here to see the detailed schedule. Visiting Santa is free, but photos will cost you. Find the photo package prices here. They ask that you do not bring a personal camera to take your own photos.

Hulen Mall. Santa is there from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday (Dec. 20) and then from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Dec. 21 through Dec. 23. Visitors receive a free coloring and autograph book, and a coupon worth 20 percent off at Gymboree. On Monday, Dec. 21, you can come by from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Santa pics with your pet.

The Parks at Arlington. He’ll be on the lower level near Sears, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and then from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 21. He’s there through Christmas Eve. Visitors get the same freebies as at Hulen Mall, plus free elf ears when you get your pic with Santa (while supplies last). Pet pics also on Dec. 21 from 6-9 p.m.

Mrs. Baird’s Bakery. Come today (Saturday, Dec. 20 ) or Sunday, Dec. 21 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to their bakery at 7301 S. Freeway in Fort Worth to see Santa. Free. Visitors get treats and can make crafts.

Sundance Square. Through Dec. 22, come to the Square and see Santa; he’ll be next to the Christmas tree on Main St. between 3rd and 4th streets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, plus on Dec. 21 and 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Pictures are $7 apiece.  

Photo courtesy of Matti Mattila via a Creative Commons license.