When and Where to Meet and Greet Santa
Grab your cameras and get ready to snap a picture – there are tons of opportunities to meet Jolly Ole St. Nick this holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites!
Brunch with Santa at Camden Children’s Garden (Camden)
Sit down for a delicious tortilla press brunch with your host, Santa! This annual event is held on tree successive Sundays this December. There are two seatings each day. Reservations are required (and book up quickly!)
December 1, December 8, December 15 11-12:45 PM
Breakfast with Santa at Liberty Hall Museum (Union)
Calling all children, naughty and nice! Come enjoy a hot buffet breakfast with Santa, then climb aboard Santa’s sleigh for a picture. Afterwards, take a tour of this historical house, wonderfully decorated for the holidays. There will be two seatings.
Breakfast with Santa at Imagine That! (Florham Park)
Come visit with Santa and his elves, enjoy a breakfast snack – then stay and play all day at this interactive, hands-on museum! Each child will receive a special gift from Santa! Reservations required.
Christmas Express with Santa Claus at the NJ Museum of Transportation (Farmingdale)
For over 30 years, this has been a holiday tradition. Join Santa on a beautifully decorated train, the Christmas Express, and enjoy a day or evening train ride. This event sells out so purchase tickets early!
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 (day) December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21(evenings)
Breakfast with Santa at the Brandywine Zoo (Wilmington, DE)
Start off your day at this charming zoo and a morning meal with Old Nick. Children will get to decorate cookies, pose for a picture with Santa and meet a few animals up close and personal. Afterwards, enjoy the zoo! Reserve early for breakfast with Santa.
Pajama Party with Santa at Woodbridge Center Mall
Tuesdays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17 Starting at 6:00 PM
Start a new tradition and visit Santa in your pajamas. Bring your child's favorite stuffed animal, blanket or book and capture a magical and memorable moment, sure to be remembered for years to come. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and create a memorable moment for a deserving child in our community too. And with a $3 donation for Toys for Tots, you can receive a customized email letter from Santa on Christmas Eve. You can enter your photo for a chance to win a Most Memorable Santa Photo Contest to win a $500 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card.
Santa Express Train
Red Bank Train Station, Red Bank, NJ
Red Bank is a beautiful town any time of the year, but if you've never seen it light up around the holiday times you're really missing out! Bring the whole family to Red Bank NJ for the annual town lighting! The holiday spirit will truly come alive when the lights begin to glow in Red Bank. There will also be a Santa Express Train from Little Silver to Red Bank and a parade from Red Bank Train Station down Monmouth Street to Holiday Express. The night will end with a holiday concert on Broad Street and the lighting of the town. The entire family will love this NJ holiday event!
Spring Lake's Santa's Workshop
Downtown Spring Lake, Third Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 732-449-0037
Bring the whole family down to Spring Lake, NJ and celebrate the upcoming holiday season. There will be tons of activities for kids and adults to enjoy. Spring Lake's Santa's Workshop opens, hayrides around Spring Lake will be available and much more. While you're there, be sure to check out the Clayton Livery Miniature Train Village Spectacular! Join Spring Lake as they celebrate the holidays. Call 732-449-0037 for more information
FUN THINGS TO DO OVER THE HOLIDAYS