Remember the days where Santa pictures were taken with a Polaroid camera and cost $5? With a "Santa Photo Package" running close to $35, we can understand why parents are stressing out about those holiday keepsakes.

Luckily, there are a few FREE (or near FREE) places to take photos with Santa around the Treasure Valley.  Get together those matching outfits for your kiddos, load up the sleigh and see the man in red at these locations!

  • RC Willey

    3301 E Lanark, Meridian

    Santa's coming to town and bringing this Mrs. every Saturday in December! They'll be available for visits from 12-4 p.m. on Santa's Showroom Floor! There's no official photographer, so parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras! RC Willey does a beautiful job of setting the scene, so if you have an iPhone with "portrait mode," your pictures will undoubtedly look like they came from a studio!

  • City Santa

    D.L. Evans Bank, Downtown Boise

    See and get your photo taken with Downtown Boise's "City Santa" on First Thursday (December 7, 6-8 p.m.) or a Saturday (December 9 and 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m!)  Photos are free, but guests taking a photo are encouraged to make a small donation to one of our favorite charities, the Women's and Children's Alliance.

  • Pioneer Federal Credit Union

    Various Locations

    Not only is Pioneer Federal Credit Union helping us spread joy around the Treasure Valley through Christmas Wish, they're putting smiles on the face of kiddos in your own backyard when Santa comes to the branches that made their nice list! Between December 12-22, bring a canned food donation to a select branch from 2-5 p.m. during Santa's visit and receive a FREE printed photo of your family with the jolly ol' man himself! Check out the schedule of branches HERE! 

  • Old Boise

    106 N 6th Street, Boise

    Santa is coming to Old Boise for First Thursday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m! Bring a small donation like new toothbrushes, shampoo, toys or pinkies for FACES Family Justice Center to get your photo.  There's no official photographer, so bring a smart phone or camera with you!

  • Jordan's Too. Pumpkin and Christmas Trees

    5360 W. Overland, Boise

    Jordan's has some very special visitors coming to visit their lot on Saturday, December 16 from 1-5 p.m.  Stop by for a photo with both Santa and Mrs. Claus! There's also a rumor that the Disney Princesses may be stopping by as well! Photos are free, but they are having a food drive the same day.  If you bought too many cans of corn or olives for Thanksgiving, bring the extras with you!