Where to see Santa

Kids and pets can find a spot on Santa's lap
by: COURTESY OF PIONEER PLACE, Santa Claus has donned the uniform and is open for business.

If you're looking for a holiday photo keepsake, check out the following experiences with the jolly old fat man. You can keep your holidays festive and create memories with your sweet, wide-eyed wee ones - or, this being Portland, take pictures with your wily, bug-eyed pug.


Instead of the 10th floor, this year Santa will be on the first floor of the downtown Macy's (formerly Meier and Frank).

Daily through Dec. 24, 621 S.W. Fifth Ave., first floor, 503-223-0512, hours vary by date, call for times, free admission, photo packages start at $15

Santa Paws

Family photos with pets to benefit Homeward Bound Pets, a no-kill animal shelter.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, Dec. 2, Homeward Bound Treasures, 1120 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville, 503-434-6545, sites.onlinemac.com/evergreen-doe/, free admission, photos are $10

Pioneer Place

Join the rotund man in the Rotunda Pavilion for photos.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. SUNDAY, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 1-23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 24, Pioneer Place Rotunda Pavilion, Southwest Fifth Avenue and Morrison Street, 503-228-5800, www.pioneerplace.com, photo packages start at $15.99, leashed pets allowed 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Lloyd Center

Santa likes to sit near the ice rink each year to remind him of his North Pole home.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 1-23, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 24, Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center, 503-282-2511, www.lloydcenter.com, prices vary

Washington Square

Visit Santa in his Magical Ski Chalet, and don't miss 8-foot Chester 'the Talking' Bear singing holiday tunes near Williams-Sonoma.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 1-23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 24, Monday-Thursday hours vary, Washington Square Mall, Summit Food Court, 9585 S.W. Washington Square Road, 503-639-8860, www.shopwashingtonsquare.com, photo packages start at $15.99

Clackamas Town Center

Make cookies, hear stories and hang out in your pj's tonight (6 p.m. Dec. 1) for the PJ Party With Santa. Photos are all other listed times. Pet Nights on Wednesdays.

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. FRIDAY, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. SATURDAY, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 1-15 and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. SATURDAY and SUNDAY, Dec. 16-24, Monday-Thursday hours vary, Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., 503-653-6913, www.clackamastowncenter.com, photo packages start at $15.99; coupons available on mall Web site

- Suzie Ridgway