Jolly Old Saint Nick is coming to town, well he's kind of already here. If you think a letter to Santa isn't enough, and want to make sure he knows exactly what you want for Christmas, then you'll need to visit with him in person.

Here’s a list of places where Santa will be this holiday season.

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Providence Place Visits With Santa

Head to Providence Place through Dec. 24 to create magical memories, make the holidays special, and take care of those wish lists — all in one place. Skip the line and reserve your FastPass before heading out.

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Breakfast With Santa at Dave & Buster's

Sit down to a breakfast buffet on Dec. 14, followed by games, face painting, a hot chocolate station and, of course, Santa!

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Blackstone Valley Polar Express

Inspired by the Christmas classic, this family favorite becomes reality during a three-hour event, which includes a 90-minute excursion on a real train with a reading of the classic children’s story, sing-a-longs, games, hot chocolate served in a collectible souvenir mug, delicious cookies, games, and a special visit from Santa. The Polar Express runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22.

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Christmas at Joslin Center

On Dec. 21, enjoy sleigh rides, entertainment, free refreshments and a special appearance from Santa Claus!

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Pet Pictures with Santa

Sit. Stay. Pose! Take the paw-fect pics with Santa. Pet nights with Santa are back at Providence Place every Monday through Dec. 16, 5 p.m.–close at Providence Place. Dogs and cats only, please.

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Victorian Holiday Children's Tea

The East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society presents this festive tea on Dec. 14 at the historic Olde Kent County Jail. The event includes sweets and savories, hot chocolate, mulled cider and tea — all served on real china. Photos with Santa, a Rhode Island keepsake for each child, ornament crafting and a lesson on Victorian tea etiquette are all part of this festive event.

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