Say ‘Christmas!’ Where to Get Pictures with Santa Around the Main Line
Make holiday memories with your kids and plan your pictures with Santa! Here's where to find him around the Main Line.
It’s that time of year again! Santa and his helpers are ready for their annual photo shoot with your kids, so we’ve gathered up some of the places where you can find him this year. He has already arrived at many of the malls around the Main Line, but is putting in special appearances at other local attractions and events as well. Get your pictures with Santa soon, because before you know it, Christmas Day will be here!
The dates below reflect the current dates for the 2018 holiday season.
Take Pictures with Santa at the Mall
160 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia
November 2 – December 24
Find Santa at both the Court and the Plaza this year when you visit the King of Prussia Mall. He’ll be in the Bloomingdale’s Courtyard of the Court starting November 9th and in the Nordstrom’s Courtyard beginning November 2nd. FastPasses are available online. Caring Santa, a photo opportunity with Santa for children with sensory, physical, and developmental needs, is by reservation only on December 2 at the Plaza location, but is currently sold out.
230 Montgomery Mall, North Wales
November 2 – December 24
Reserve your FastPass and pre-pay for photos to guarantee a shorter wait time and less line-weary kids. The Santa Photo Experience is open most mall hours.
707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
Mid-November – December 24
Tell Santa what’s on your Christmas list when you stop by for pictures at Santa’s Workshop in Neshaminy Mall. Santa is available for a photo shoot most mall hours through Christmas Eve. Reserve a time slot to see Santa quicker!
500 W. Germantown Pk, Plymouth Meeting
November 10 – December 24
Santa arrives at the Fountain Court at the Plymouth Meeting Mall on November 10. Reservations and pre-purchasing photo packages is encouraged. There is extremely limited availability for the free Santa Cares event for children with special needs on December 2nd and reservations are required.
2500 W Moreland Rd, Willow Grove
November 10 – December 24
Get pictures taken with Santa in the Elevator Court at the Willow Grove Park Mall starting in mid-November. Save time and guarantee your spot by reserving a FastPass online.
Where to Find Santa Beyond the Malls
1717 West Chester Pike, Havertown
Select dates in November and December
The Santa Experience with Danielle Foster Creations is a local treasure. Danielle’s Santas are all super friendly and make each session unique and special for every child who comes in. You can choose which Santa you’d like to meet, and then select from various photo packages to purchase but we’re pretty sure you’re going to want them all!
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Select dates from November 17 – January 1
Make magical Christmas memories with all of your favorite Sesame Street characters, as well as Santa himself at Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas. Two-day Christmas tickets are on sale through November 26 for $24.99 per person ages 2 and older. Single-day tickets start at $34.99 each for visitors ages 2 and older.
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square
Most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 23 – December 23; 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy a tasty breakfast buffet with Santa at The Terrace at Longwood Gardens. The event is likely to sell out, so reserve your seats early. Tickets are $34 for ages 12 and older, $23 for children 2 to 12 years old, and free for children under 2.
598 Linville Rd, Media
Every Saturday and Sunday through December 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Visit Linvilla Orchards to pick-up your Christmas tree, take part in a kids’ craft activity, go on a caroling hayride, and visit with Santa. He’ll be available for photos every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through December 23.
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd, Chadds Ford
December 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For over four decades the Brandywine River Museum has been hosting their annual Children’s Christmas Party. Get pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus before enjoying face painting, live entertainment, and more. Tickets for members are $12 and free for children. Non-members pay $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 11, and children under 3 are free.
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
December 8, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Enjoy a light breakfast before shaking hands with Santa. All children must be accompanied by an adult and children 2 years old and under are free.
Community Recreation and Environmental Center, 9000 Park View Drive, Haverford
December 15, 9:00 am-11:00 am
Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes with Santa at Haverford’s Community Recreation and Environmental Center. Photo opportunities will be available, so bring your camera! Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $14 per person over the age of 2. Children 2 and younger are free.
Did we miss an event where Santa will be putting in an appearance? Leave a comment below with the details and we’ll be happy to add it to the list!
Photo Credit: Danielle Foster Creations