Free Things to Do in Malibu: Santa, Cookies and Live Reindeer!

Free things to do with the family for the Christmas season are easy to find at the Malibu Country Mart in Malibu. This architecturally fun high-end retail center near Los Angeles surprisingly bursts with free things to do.

On Saturday, Dec. 15 meet Santa Claus from noon – 3 p.m. and have your photo taken with the jolly elf himself! Kids can also get their Christmas creativity on at the free holiday cookie decorating station filled with homemade cut-out cookies, sprinkles, frosting and fun! Free things to do: Visit with Santa and Live Reindeer

On Saturday, Dec. 22, give the kids a magical holiday experience with a visit to see live reindeer! The reindeer are stopping at the beach for a little rest between 11 a.m – 3 p.m. before they travel the world. Pet these furry friends for free as they visit from the North Pole. Malibu Country Mart is about the only place in the LA-area where you can see live reindeer!

Santa will also be there with the reindeer from noon – 3 p.m. along with live carolers 1 – 3 p.m.

That’s not all that’s free to do. A visit to the Malibu Country Mart is like taking the kids to an outdoor museum — the center sports world-class gardens, unique sculptures and a mix of architectural styles including Mediterranean, modern and rustic influences. Check out the outdoor dining and picnic areas and be sure to let the kids have fun in the popular children’s playground. While the kids play in the chemical-free sandbox, go ahead and surf your smartphone using the free wi-fi.

Oh, and did we mention that the parking is free?

Live free!

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