Santa is available for free almost every day in the weeks leading up to Christmas at almost all major malls in Boston including the Prudential Center, Faneuil Hall and Natick Mall. Santa is also at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree or the Northshore Mall in Peabody.
Santa also shows up at a few other places surrounding Boston, including the Festival of Trees in Wellesley from Nov. 27 through to Dec. 13, 2015. For more in-depth Santa experiences, kids can visit Smolak Farms in North Andover, which has many Christmas-themed activities for kids in December such as "Santa's Workshop" and "Tea with Mrs. Claus." Specific schedules can be found on the Smolak Farms website.