Looking for a diverse Santa to take a picture with? Here’s where you can find them in the Denver area

· Dec. 15, 2023, 6:19 pm
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An ethnically diverse group of Santas gathered at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora on Wednesday, Dec.13, 2023.

You can find Santa pretty much anywhere during the holiday season, whether it's at a mall, shopping center, or your office Christmas party. But finding a Santa that looks like your family can be difficult.

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4-year-old Matisse Kabore' of Parker sitting with the Black Santa at Denver’s Cherry Creek Mall, and the photo he took with Black Santa in Atlanta for his first Christmas.

We've gathered a list of locations where you're sure to find a multicultural Santa Claus. Some will be waiting on their throne as soon as this weekend. Find out more details below.

Black Santa Toy Drive — Saturday, Dec. 16

This event is presented by the Robert R. Smith STEAM Academy and CTE Photography Club and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the STEAM Academy, 2900 Richard Allen Ct., Denver.

3rd Annual Black Santa on Welton Street — Saturday, Dec. 16

This event begins at 11 a.m. and takes place at Brother Jeff's Cultural Center, 2836 Welton St., Denver.

Winter Wonderland — Sunday, Dec. 17

This event is presented by the Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network. It will include a bouncy castle, photos with Santa, holiday arts and crafts, storytime and more. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Happy Living Adult Daycare, 14015 E. Evans Ave., Aurora.

Camp Christmas — through Dec. 24

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is hosting Camp Christmas at the Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. Find out more about this ticketed event here.

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