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Santa’s Village, a tiny town of 16 holiday dwellings on the north side of City Hall, is a holiday tradition for families from Richardson and beyond. Each colorful building offers children a fun activity and even a visit with Santa Claus! Attendees can also enjoy live performances, holiday photo ops and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or a snack.

With everything from a post office to a pet shop and TV station, it takes a whole town of volunteers to keep Santa’s Village up and running. Volunteers arrive before the village opens to begin preparing for visitors. Most of our volunteers are affiliated with an organization that sponsors a particular building or activity, but some volunteer through the City of Richardson to fill in where needed. Volunteers are needed to wear the costumes and interact with patrons, serve as costume handlers, serve as dwelling greeters, and assist with activities in the dwellings.

Over the 10-night duration of Santa’s Village, the City of Richardson relies on 115 volunteers a night who contribute a total of 4,025 hours. We are extremely grateful for the commitment, hard work and never-ending similes of our volunteers to help children and their families celebrate the holiday season!

Volunteer Signup

All Volunteers must be 16 or older.

Santa's Village Work Day
Saturday, November 2, 2019,  9 am - noon.
A confirmation email will be sent with additional event details.

Santa's Village
  • Hours for Santa's Village are from 5:30 pm - 9 pm each evening.
  • Each shift is 3 1/2 hours.
  • Volunteers need to be available for the entire shift.
  • All volunteers must sign up online in advance.
  • No walk-in volunteers the day of the event will be accepted.
  • Applications are due by November 22, 2019. Shifts may fill before deadline.

Click here to sign up to volunteer for work day or the village!

 If you are volunteering for community service hours: documentation is only available at the end of the close of each shift. It is the individual's responsibility to bring their own paperwork.