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Where to Find Santa Claus in Carroll County

Need to run that list by Santa again? Find out where the guy in red will be between now and Christmas.

TownMall in Westminster

Find Santa at TownMall of Westminster Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Santa will take breaks from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. with a break from 2 to 3 p.m.; and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Don't forget the pets! Get pet photos with Santa on Dec. 12 at TownMall from 5 to 8 p.m. The Carroll County Humane Society will be on hand to answer pet questions.

Breakfast with Santa at Rafael's

On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon children younger than 12 can hang out with Santa at Rafael's Restaurant and eat for $5. The menu includes M&M mini pancakes, banana pancakes, french toast sticks or scrambled eggs with a side of bacon or sausage. Visit www.rafaelsrestaurant.com for more information.

Santa's House on Main Street Westminster

Visit Santa in his house on Locust Lane in Westminster from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 15 and 22. Visit www.westminstermd.gov for more information.

Santa at Fringes Family Hair Care in Sykesville

Check in with Santa at Fringes Family Hair Care, 1532 Liberty Rd., on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The visits are free. Email fringesfamilyhaircare@yahoo.com for more information.

Santa at the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department

You don't normally think of Santa Claus when you hear fire engine sirens but on Dec. 17 through 19 you should. Santa will be joining the members of the Westminster Fire Department and visiting various neighborhoods throughout Westminster. Listen for the sirens and look for the flashing lights. Santa will be riding in the fire engine from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, kids can enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Westminster Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids. Get a picture with Santa for $10. Visit www.westminstervfd.org for more information.

Santa Visits Hampstead Neighborhoods with the Hampstead Fire Company

Santa Claus will visit neighborhoods in the Hampstead area Dec. 11 through 16 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Junior Fire Company of the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the firehouse, 1341 North Main St. from 8 to 11 a.m. Santa is scheduled to arrive around 9 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, coffee and juice. The cost of admission is a donation to the Hampstead Junior Fire Company. Visit www.hampsteadvfd.org for more information.

Santa Hits the Streets with the Gamber Fire Company

Santa will park his sleigh and catch a ride with the Gamber Fire Company to tour neighborhoods Dec. 11 through 15. To see the neighborhoods they will visit, check out www.gambervfd.org.

Big Country Breakfast with Santa at the Mt. Airy Fire Company

The Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company will host a "Big Country Breakfast" on Dec. 16 at the MAVFC Activies Bldg on Twin Arch Rd from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, waffles, biscuits, sausage gravy, chipped beef gravy, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, mixed fruit, hot apples, coffee, milk and orange juice. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Visit www.mavfc.org for details.

Santa is Coming to Taneytown with the Taneytown Fire Department

Santa will tour neighborhoods with the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department Dec. 11 through 14.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa and the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Taneytown Carnival Grounds Activities Building. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and children younger than 5 eat free. Visit taneytownvfd.homestead.com for more information.

Know of other places to find Santa Claus this holiday season? Tell us in comments.

Susan Thrift December 07, 2012 at 12:40 PM
You Lucky Dog in Eldersburg has a Santa every year. This year I believe it is Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 11-3, but you'll have to call and check for sure. I take my dogs and kids every year to get pictures taken. It's very cute and the pictures are adorable.
Lisa Rossi (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Oh, how cool! Thanks for the tip, Susan!
Bonnie December 07, 2012 at 04:30 PM
How bout Manchester..

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