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Santa’s Hut at Grossmont Center

Nov 27 @ 11:00 am - Dec 25 @ 06:00 pm

Santa’s Hut at Grossmont Center

For many families, a visit and photo with Santa Claus is a cherished holiday tradition. That is why we make the experience a special one at Santa’s Hut at Grossmont Center. Mr. Claus takes up residence at his festively decorated gazebo in the Center starting November 29 and is here through December 23, 2019. Please find the hours below as they differ by day of the week:

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sundays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

A visit with Santa can be a magical experience. For children, there is the anticipation of waiting for their turn, trying to catch a glimpse of his beard and red suit while in line. Finally, it is their chance to sit on his lap. Santa gives them his undivided attention while they share their wish lists with him—maybe they want a Hatchimal, or a new “Harry Potter”-themed LEGO® set. It is a moment kids can remember forever. For parents, it is also a moment to remember forever, the chance to see the holiday once again through a child’s eyes. (And it is a handy reminder to buy that desired present!)

At Santa’s Hut, families can also get a photo with Santa Claus that is sure to be a treasured memento for years to come. Capture the moment with one of the photo packages available for purchase, so you can even get multiple prints to share with family members. When you visit Santa’s Hut, you are making wonderful memories.

Enjoy the Holidays at Grossmont Center

Your visit to Santa’s Hut can be a special outing for the whole family. Before or after your visit with him, plan to visit one of our great restaurants to enjoy some good food and quality time together. You can also indulge in a special treat, such as ice cream or a piece of candy, to end your day on a sweet note.

Grossmont Center offers many opportunities for special times with loved ones. Our year-round calendar of events boasts a wide variety of activities, concerts, and community celebrations, among others, that make us more than a mall. Come have fun at Grossmont Center this holiday season—or any other time of year!


November 27, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
December 25, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
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3 comments on “Santa’s Hut at Grossmont Center

  1. Top Dog
    November 10, 2016 at 10:49 AM #

    Are Dogs allowed in pictures? Thank you for your help with this matter.

    • Grossmont Center
      November 11, 2016 at 9:33 AM #

      Hello! The Santa hut is dog friendly, as long as your dog is Santa friendly. Thank you!

  2. Brittian Dow
    December 15, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

    I took my dog to see Santa at the grossmont mall. She is still a puppy and had alot of energy. Santa held her. He was so nice. Everyone there was very patient and friendly . Best experience. Thankyou to all of them for making this happen :D

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Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

Find Things to Do in La Mesa for Kids and Families

Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also always stay in the know by finding event information in our monthly e-newsletters, too, so sign up to begin receiving yours today. Finally, be sure to check out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!