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Visit Santa

Santa’s Hours

Join us for holiday fun and visit Santa Claus in November and December.

  • Monday – Saturday11 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday11 am – 5 pm
  • December 24th10 am – 3 pm

Santa breaks from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm daily.

  • Pet Photos 1: Dec 4th5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Pet Photos 2: Dec 11th6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Breakfast with Santa: Nov 279:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Storytime with Santa: Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 1311:00 am
  • Sensitive Santa: Nov 27th and Dec 48:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakfast with Santa!

November 27, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Location: Food Court

Tickets: $5 ($1 goes toward the Santa fund!)

Purchase tickets at Guest Services prior to November 27.

Join Santa for breakfast at Northgate and raise money for the North Bay Santa Fund!
Breakfast with Santa ticket

Quiet Time with Sensitive Santa

Nov 27 & Dec 4 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Autism Ontario
Holiday Photo with Santa
November 27 and December 4 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

This is a special time to visit Santa, which is reserved just for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Contact Samantha Simpson at to register

Limit of one appointment per family

Storytime with Santa

Nov 22 and 29Dec 6 and 13

11:00 am

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Picture of Santa reading

Pet Photos with Santa

Session 1: Dec 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Session 2: Dec 11, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are your fur babies naughty or nice? Let Santa be the judge. Bring your pets for photos with Santa at Santa’s Court by Sears on Dec 4th or 11th.

Enter to win a $200 Gift Card!


Get pet photos taken with Santa at Northgate


Follow Northgate on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram


Post your favourite photo using #NGPetPic

Deadline to post is Tuesday, December 27th
Winner will be selected by Santa and his elves on December 30th

Rules and Regulations

In order to provide a comfortable and pleasant experience for owners and pets, as well as shoppers to the shopping centre, we ask that you agree to the following procedures for our Pet Photo Event:

  1. Please note that only cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, or birds are permitted at the event.
  2. Please have your pet(s) on an individual leash or in an animal carrier. All pets must be controlled, contained or held by their owner at all times while at Northgate Shopping Centre for the pet photo event.
  3. Pet owners are to maintain control of their pet and are responsible for maintaining their behaviour while at Northgate Shopping Centre.
  4. We have designated the Parking Garage entrance for those entering the shopping centre to participate in the pet photo event.
  5. For the comfort of other shopping centre visitors, we ask that you please remain with your pet in the designated area at the Santa set where the photographs will be taken. Please do not walk your animal through any other area of the shopping centre. Service animals are excepted from this procedure, providing they have the appropriate harness and identification.
  6. After your pet has had his/her photo taken we ask that you exit the shopping centre with your pet(s) through the Parking Garage exit near Best Buy.
  7. Pet owners will be required to sign a waiver at the Santa set for your pet’s photo with Santa.

We appreciate your help in ensuring that Pet Photos with Santa is an enjoyable experience for all!