a VIP Santa Experience

Saturday, Dec 2nd 2023

Join us for GINGER-SNAPPED, an exclusive VIP Santa Experience…snap a pic with Santa and take part in our inaugural gingerbread house-making contest!

On Saturday, December 2, bring the family for photos with Santa and make your own gingerbread house to take home for the holidays. There will be sweat treats, light bites, coffee, and cocoa. It’s sure to be a festive, fun-filled morning for all. Plus, a panel of judges will pick the “best” gingerbread house and the winner will receive a gift basket full of gift cards and merch from your favorite retailers and restaurants at CoolSprings Galleria!

Click here to make a reservation for photos with Santa on Saturday, December 2 between 9am - 11am and you’ll automatically reserve your spot to take part in the gingerbread house-making contest.

We ask that you arrive at the Santa Set in the at 9am on Saturday to start making your gingerbread house, regardless of what time you've made your reservation within the 2-hour event. When it's your reservation time, you can easily visit with and have your photo made with Santa!

Here’s everything you need to know:

  • The special event date is highlighted in light blue on the calendar.
  • Please select any of the time slots between 9:00am – 10:57am (no walk-ups).
  • You’ll be asked if you’d like to add on any extras to your Santa Special Photo Package, such as a Family Portrait, or printed photos for an additional cost. The Santa Special includes digital downloads of all of your photos.
  • You’ll be asked the age of your child and their name, so Santa can provide a personal experience.
  • Confirm your reservation day/time and continue to payment. Tax is an additional cost to rate posted.
  • Event seating is limited to 2 children per family.
  • The increased photo package rate provides each family with 1 gingerbread house and 2 chairs.
  • We ask that all families arrive at 9am, regardless of what photo time you’ve reserved.
  • Families will sit at tables, enjoying light bites & refreshments, while they craft their ginger-bread house.
  • At your selected reservation time, you’ll go visit with Santa.
  • When the event ends at 11:00am, the family who created the winning gingerbread house will receive a gift basket with merch and gift cards from some of your favorite CoolSprings Galleria retailers and restaurants.