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He's back!! Ho, ho, ho, the real Santa is in town, and you can snap a picture with him FOR FREE.

Now, it may be free, but donations are encouraged, not required. So, if you have the means, please do show Santa the love. He likes more than just milk and cookies and we'd like to continue having the magical Santa experience in Rochester. He now conveniently has a Venmo page (I'll share his info below).

ICYMI: Santa was rescued from the City Hall Roof Last Week. 

The best news, Santa will be at multiple locations this year. Find him while you're grocery shopping, searching for the perfect Christmas gift, or chowing down some tasty grub.

You can find him at Hy-Vee on West Circle Drive. He'll be there until Christmas Eve from 11a-3p Sunday through Friday and 4-7p on Saturdays.

You can also find him in the Galleria at University Square.

Rochester’s favorite Santa is back and and waiting to hear your Christmas wishes! Santa has an extra big place in his heart for Rochester, MN and has been coming here for the better part of 20 years! He is much beloved and many families look forward to his visiting him year after year.
- Galleria at University Square.
According to their Facebook Event Page: Santa will be in his chair on the second level of the Galleria from now through Saturday, December 23rd. His hours are 4-7p Monday through Friday and 11a-3p Saturdays.
All of these visits are on a first come, first serve basis. And they do ask that you bring your own camera (or phone) to snap the picture.

Also See: These Minnesota Towns Have the Most Magical Christmas Celebrations.

As promised, here is his Venmo page:

12 Places to Find Real Christmas Trees in Southeast Minnesota

If finding the perfect Christmas tree is on your list of things to-do this holiday season, below are 12 places in Southeast Minnesota that might be worth a visit. Some are Christmas tree farms that have trees already cut and a few locations where you can cut your own tree. Also on the list are some local stores and nurseries in the Rochester, Minnesota area that have the perfect tree waiting for you as well.

Gallery Credit: Jessica On The Radio

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