Where to find Santa 2023

Be on the lookout for Santa dressed in his best red suit, with a white beard and carry presents for all the boys and girls out there. Is he at the mall, theme park, or Winterfest? Where oh where can he be? Do not despair, Santa’s reindeers are equipped with nature’s own GPS system so Santa always know where to go.  Here's our list of places to visit throughout NJ. Please confirm dates and times as they are subject to Santa’s busy schedule.

Northern & Central New Jersey

Santa Photo Experience at Simon Property Malls

Running through Dec 24, 2023. Tis the season for photos with Santa! The ultimate holiday tradition is back, photos with Santa! Meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas.

• Menlo Park Mall, Edison NJ
• Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ
• Ocean County Mall, Toms River, NJ
• Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ
• Rockaway Townsquare, Rockaway NJ
• The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Elizabeth, NJ
• The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ

Santa’s Flight Academy at the Short Hills Mall

Through Dec 24, 2023. Capture the magic of the season at Santa's Flight Academy. After a photo adventure with Santa, children turn into elite cadets to help Santa power his sleigh, helping him prepare his sleigh to deliver presents around the world. The experience culminates inside Santa’s 22-foot tall sleigh with magical snowfall. 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ.

Christmas Festival in Morristown- Visits with Santa

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec 17, 2023. The North Pole comes to The Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Decked out in holiday finery, the Morristown Green will become a wonderland of nostalgia during the month-long festival. Visits and photos with Santa, holiday crafts, ice sculpture demonstrations, miniature train rides, and more! Downtown Morristown Green in New Jersey.

Christmas Village Skylands Stadium

Through Dec 30, 2023. Visit Skyland’s Christmas Village for free. For a fee you can take a photo with Santa Claus. Holiday vendors present, treats, along with a Winter Beer Garden for parents. You can also buy tickets for the 30 minute Skylands Stadium Light Show. Skylands Stadium Championship Place, Augusta, NJ.

Dickens Village Holiday Celebration in Maplewood

Dec 13, 16, 2023 from 1pm-4pm. This community tradition occurs during the first three Saturdays in December. The festivities typically include visits with Santa, horse and wagon rides, a petting farm, story reading, holiday concert, carolers, and a Menorah lighting. Ricalton Square Maplewood, NJ.

Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Cafe

Take a picture with Santa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast filled with French toast, bacon, eggs, sausage, biscuits, fruits, and more! Reserve today. 2 locations in Jersey: Atlantic City (Sat, Dec 16, 2023) and Menlo Park Mall in Edison (Sat, Dec 16 & Sun, Dec 17, 2023).

Santa at Bridgewater Commons

Through Dec 24, 2023. Santa is back! Located in Center Court on the Lower Level, Santa at the Commons, presented by RWJ Barnabas Health, welcomes families for visits and photos . 400 Commons Way Bridgewater, NJ.

Allaire Historic Village Christmas

Sun Dec 17, 2023. Sights, sounds, and activities designed to enchant both young and old for Christmas. Be sure to bring your cameras and your holiday cheer along as you forge a new family holiday tradition in the form of a Christmas visit to the Historic Village at Allaire. Santa will make a surprise visit. Buy your tickets in advance. 4263 Atlantic Avenue Farmingdale, NJ.

Photos with Santa Freehold Raceway Mall

Through Dec 24, 2023. The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be at the Freehold Raceway Mall, located at the Lower Level, Zara Court. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. 3710 U.S. 9 Freehold, NJ.

Santa In South Jersey

Santa at Storybook Land

Now through Dec 30, 2023. Storybook Land becomes a Christmas Fantasy with Lights. Watch as Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights Storybook Land with over 1 million lights! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be at the park daily and available for meet and greets. All rides and concessions are open. Buy your tickets in advance. 6415 East Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Now through Dec 24, 2023. Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! Meet Santa and tell him what you wish for this Christmas! Free 4x6 photo with Santa. Make your FREE reservation today! 30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ.

Santa at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Sea of Lights

Enjoy Holiday and Lights Spectacular Dec 16, 22, 23, 27, 28, from 4pm-8pm. Visit with Santa and take a photo on Dec 16, 22, 23, 2023. New holiday activities: Princess Sweets & Treats with the Winter Princess & Queen, Elf Storytime, Snow-ville Shows with the green gift stealer, Eyes of the Wild Animal Shows and holiday character meet and greets. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant, NJ.

Dive Santa at Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Dec 27 & 29, 2023, starting at 5pm. Santa will be diving in the aquarium tanks. See if you can spot him in the water! 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

Santa Saturdays at Tuckerton Seaport

Dec 16, 2023. Come meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a holiday photo with them for a fee. Admission to the Tuckerton Museum holiday displays included. 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ.

Santa at Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Now through Jan 1, 2024. Meet Santa and friends during Six Flags Holiday in the Park. Tis the season for glittering lights, delicious snacks, and a festive spin on your favorite rides. Plan your visit today! 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson Township, NJ.

Wildwood’s Winter Wonderland at Holly Beach Park

Upcoming Dec 15 & 16, 2023. FREE. Enjoy a light show, running every half hour from 5pm-9pm. Visit Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Complimentary hot chocolate, popcorn, and letter writing to Santa. 123 E. Andrews Avenue, Wildwood, NJ.

Santa at Deptford Mall

Through Dec 24, 2023.
The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be at Deptford Mall located at Center Court, Near Macy's. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase. 1750 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford, NJ.

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