Santa’s coming! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM! If visiting Santa is part of your Christmas traditions, you’ll want to check this list to find out all the best spots to get a glimpse of the Big Guy and get pics with your little ones. While some places are skipping Santa photos for another year (I’m so sad that we won’t be visiting Santa at Feeney’s again this year), there are plenty of spots to see ol’ St. Nick. If you know of any events that I missed, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message on Facebook or Instagram! I’ll continue updating as I see more.
Christmas Excursions on the New Hope Railroad
When: Now through December 30
Where: 32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope
The New Hope Railroad offers two Christmas-themed train rides: Santa’s Steam Train Ride (a Steam Locomotive powered excursion) and the North Pole Express Train (a Diesel Locomotive Powered Excursion). Both rides are a 1-hour roundtrip from New Hope to Lahaska. There are too many ticket options to list here, so check the website for all the details.
NOTE: We loved this event in December 2019 but have not been back since Covid.
Fairless Hills Garden Center
When: Select days and times, November 18 – December 24. Click HERE for details.
Where: 620 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills
Santa Scott might just be the most famous Santa in Bucks County. The tattooed Santa is at Fairless Hills Garden Center this year, showing off his “Naughty” and “Nice” forearms upon request. (You can also get more traditional photos without the tattoos!) Fairless Hills Garden Center also offers Special Needs Hours and pet photos. (In fact, this year, pets are welcome the last two hours of every day!) Packages start at $24.99 for one 5 x 7, one 3 x 5, and two wallet-size photos. This is where we went to see Santa is 2020 when we had to switch up our Feeney’s tradition. And we just went today (day before Thanksgiving) in 2021. NOTE: While I’ve been hearing that many locations no longer print your photos. Fairless Hills Garden Center prints your photos right there within minutes. There is also the option to add on a digital copy.
Santa at Peddler’s Village
When: Select days/events
Where: Peddler’s Village, Route 263, Lahaska
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Peddler’s Village at the Holiday Kick-Off Event on November 19. You can also see them during the Santa Parades at 1:30 p.m. during Holly Jolly Weekend on December 4 and 5.
Peddler’s Village also offers breakfast with Santa at the Cock ‘n Bull on Sundays starting November 28 through December 19. These events run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy breakfast at the Cock ‘n Bull. Then at 10:30 a.m., everyone walks over to Giggleberry Fair for a storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a ride on the carousel. This event costs $29.95 for adults and $1.95 for children ages 2-10. Get more info HERE.
Gasper Home & Garden
When: Select dates starting November 13
Where: 316 Tanyard Road, Richboro
Get a free family photo with Santa at Gasper! Bring your own camera, or the team at Gasper will take a photo and email it to you. Note: Santa will be behind a plexiglass wall divider. You can schedule your visit in advance through their website.
Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas
When: Santa is there November 20 through Christmas Eve
Where: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Guests can visit Santa in Santa’s Furry Workshop during A Very Furry Christmas Celebration again this year! While you need tickets to the park, this is a really cute Santa experience. Santa’s elves take each family into a little waiting room where you talk a bit about Santa while waiting, then you’re read through a hallway to a room with Santa that’s decorated with a tree, bookshelf with books and toys, etc. Each family gets its own time with Santa, so it feels like a much more personalized visit than most others. Take your own photos or purchase the professional ones taken during your visit.
Shady Brook Farm
When: Waiting for them to update the website with details!
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Breakfast with Santa SOLD OUT on Shady Brook’s website within a day of tickets going live! But you can still visit Santa for walk-up photos in “Santa’s Village,” complete with campfires, shopping, food and drink. Plus, don’t forget the lights! The December schedule isn’t posted to Facebook yet, but it in November, Santa is there most nights starting at 5 p.m.
When: Thursday, November 18 through December 24
Where: 707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
Neshaminy Mall offers both the traditional Santa photos and socially distanced photos. Masks are optional during your photo session. They also offer pet photo nights. They’re encouraging all guests to make a reservation via the website. Packages start at $34.99.
Oxford Valley Mall
When: November 19 through December 24, click here for hours
Where: 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, entrance next to Macy’s
Oxford Valley Mall offers the traditional Santa experience or socially distanced, plus a few special events including Pet Nights on and “Caring Santa” for children with special needs. (See below.) Simplify your visit by reserving a FastPass.
Elmwood Park Zoo
When: November 19 – December 30
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
At Elwood Park Zoo, you have two options where you can see Santa. Visit on select nights for their Wild Lights event with tons of lights, entertainment, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa. Tickets are $14.95 for anyone 3 and up. Or, enjoy Brunch with Santa on Saturday or Sunday, December 4-5, 11-12, or 18-19. There are 3 brunch seatings. Pricing is based on table size and includes admission to the zoo.
Christmas at Colonial Gardens: Nights of Winter Lights
When: November 26 – December 23, select dates (11/26, 11/28, 12/3, 12/5, 12/10 – 12/12, 12/17 – 12/19, 12/21 – 12/23) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville
Visit Colonial Gardens for a dazzling walk-through light show! This is a self-guided, stroll through almost a million lights with Christmas music. Dress warmly because the experience is outdoors except for visiting with Santa. Tickets are $11 for 12 and up, $9 for ages 3-11, and children 2 and under are free. Your ticket includes a cup of hot chocolate and one ornament per family. You can also shop for Christmas trees and gifts while you’re there! Find more information and purchase tickets HERE.
Colebrookdale Railroad Excursions
When: Select dates, November 26 – December 24
Where: 64 S. Washington Street, Boyertown
Colebrookdale offers a variety of Santa train rides, both during the day and night. They include hot cocoa, cookies and a gift from Santa. Tickets start at $20 for under 2, $50 for children 2-12, and $68 for adults. Rides are 2 hours round-trip.
Blue Moon Equestrian
When: Every Sunday Starting November 28
Where: 5701 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg
Come and take your own photos with Santa, the elf, and a donkey! Send a message or call 267-424-3141 to reserve a time slot. Cost is $10.
1 or 2 Day Events:
Tree Lightning and Caroling with Santa in Bristol Borough
When: Friday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mill Street, Bristol
Come and enjoy and old fashioned Christmas tree lighting and caroling with Santa. Bring your camera to take a photo with Santa.
Pet Photo with Santa at Pennridge Animal Hospital
When: Sunday, November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1419 N. Ridge Road, Perkasie
Bring the whole family to Pennridge Animal Hospital to get a great shot to use for your holiday cards or to share on social media, and support a great cause! All proceeds to go to Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue. Harley’s Haven merchandise will be available for purchase. Photos will be taken by Caralee Case Photography. $10 per photo (kids, dogs, cats, all pets welcome!) $5 extra for additional prints or digital copies.
Story Time & Hot Cocoa with Santa at Inspiring Storm
When: Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: 1352 Easton Road, Warrington
Bring your camera to take as many photos with Santa as you’d like. Santa and his helpers will be reading a story, and you can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa too. The event is $20 per child. You need to make a reservation. Find more info HERE.
The Mercantile at Doylestown
When: Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 444 N. Main Street, Doylestown
Meet and greet with Santa on the 4th, The Grinch on the 5th and BOTH Grinch and Santa on the 11th! Tickets are $30and include a 10-minute time slot where your child can meet with Santa and/or the Grinch and take your own photos. At the end of their meet, they’ll receive a special gift and book. Purchase tickets HERE.
When: Saturday, December 4 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 4201 Neshaminy Boulevard, Bensalem
Come in for free photos with Santa! There will also be winter scene family photos.
Grinchmas Food Truck Fest & Holiday House at Bolton Mansion
When: Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 85 Holly Drive, Levittown
Take photos with Santa and The Grinch (FREE!), shop vendors, grab food from the food trucks, and enjoy children’s activities. Santa will arrive via fire truck at the beginning of the event. FYI: I know the photos last year were distanced, but I haven’t seen details about how the photos will be this year.
Bristol Township Holiday Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, December 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bristol Township Municipal Park Ampitheater, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol
Usher in the holiday season with a visit from Santa, tree lighting ceremony, family-friendly activities, cookies and hot chocolate.
Breakfast with Santa at the Langhorne American Legion
When: Sunday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 115 West Richardson Avenue, Langhorne
Enjoy breakfast and a visit with Santa. (Take your own pictures!) Breakfast will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. Children 4 and under and free.
Live Reindeer and Santa at Levittown Fire Company No. 2
When: Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 6 County Way, Levittown (by the library)
Meet two live reindeer and visit with Santa! There will be a backdrop, so that you can take your own photos, and food and beverage will be for sale. Plus, Christmas trees will be on sale starting at 8 a.m.
Truman Marching Band Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar
When: Saturday, December 11 from 8 a.m. to noon (Holiday Bazaar goes until 2 p.m.)
Where: Harry S. Truman High School, 3001 Green Lane, Levittown
There will be crafts, pictures with Santa, musical performances and more. Breakfast costs $7 for adults and $5 for children.
Playpad Bucks Open Play with Santa Visit
When: Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Santa will come at 10 a.m.)
Where: 860 Town Center Drive, Langhorne
Come for a very special Open Play at Playpad Bucks! Enjoy the usual Playpad fun, plus there will be a craft, milk and cookies (all included), and a visit from Santa! Santa will be available for pictures (take your own as far as I can tell), listening to wish lists and storytime. You must make a reservation in advance. Call 267-568-2348. Cost is $25 per child, $20 per sibling.
Bensalem Township Santa Drive-Through Visit
When: Saturday, December 11 beginning at 5 p.m.
Where: Bensalem Township Municipal Complex, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem
Instead of a traditional tree lighting, Bensalem is doing a Santa drive-through event. You can drive by and wave to Santa, drop off a canned good donation and pick up a small gift for the kids. (While supplies last.)
Mrs. Claus at Floral and Hardy of Skippack
When: Saturday, December 18 from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: 4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack
Spend an hour with Santa’s other half! Mrs. Claus will be at Floral & Hardy for storytelling and a Q & A session. Kids will also receive a take home craft, surprise gift and a jumbo cookie and beverage from the cafe. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased HERE.
Breakfast with Santa at Morrisville Middle/Senior High School
When: Sunday, December 8 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 550 W. Palmer Street, Morrisville
Feast on all-you-can-eat eggs, pancakes, sausage, hash browns, muffins, juice, coffee and tea. This event is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds benefit Good Friends, Inc. Digital photos with Santa are $5. Tickets will be available at the door.
Mr. And Mrs. Claus at Froehlich’s Farm & Garden Center
Where: 3143 York Road, Furlong
Holiday info coming SOON according to Facebook and the website!
Santa at the Doylestown Airport
When: Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
Where: 3879 Old Easton Road, Doylestown
Come see Santa arrive by helicopter! If you’d like your child to receive a gift, you will need to sign up by November 30. (This is limited to 200 children.) Drop off a small, wrapped gift with the child’s first and last name and phone number between Monday, November 29 and Thursday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts must be smaller than 12″ x 12″ x 12″ and weigh 5 pounds or less. Sibling packages may be bundled together. Call 215-340-0707 for more info.
Warwick Township HOHOHO Holiday Party
When: Saturday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Warwick Community Park, 1733 Township Green, Jamison
Horse drawn wagon rides, live performances, kid crafts, and a visit from Santa! Take pictures with Santa in the brand new Santa House.
Santa at Charlann Farms
When: Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 586 Stonyhill Road, Yardley
Santa will arrive at the farm riding a John Deere tractor! Bring your camera to this free event. The LMT Holiday Market will be that Sunday.
Breakfast with Santa at Bensalem High School
When: Sunday, December 5 from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: 4319 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem
Tickets are $5 for everyone 3 and over. Children 10 and under will receive a gift. Purchase tickets at the Bensalem Township Central Park Plaza Ticket booth on Tuesdays November 16, 23, 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, November 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa at Parkland Fire Company
When: Sunday, December 5 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 831 Avenue D, Parkland
Parkland Fire Company is having a fundraiser to help pay for their 100th birthday party in May. There will be pancakes, bacon and sausage. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Get $1 off if you bring a non-perishable food item.
Breakfast with Santa at Radisson Hotel
When: Sunday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Feasterville-Trevose
Bring the family out for breakfast with Santa! There will be storytime, a craft, and a gift for each child from Santa. Tickets are $25. Get more info HERE.
Breakfast with Santa at The Croydon Fire Co.
When: Sunday, December 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 911 State Road, Croydon
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-10, under 3 is free. Ticket prices includes visit with Santa and breakfast buffet with eggs, sausage, pork roll, pancakes, French toast, coffee and other beverages.
Breakfast with Santa at Gypsy Blu
When: Saturday and Sunday, December 18 and 19 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Where: 34 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler
Children cost $10. Adults are $15. Cash bar. Call 215-283-6080 for reservations and more info.