30+ Awesome Santa Activities in New Jersey

Meet Scuba Santa at the Adventure Aquarium. Photo courtesy of the Aquarium
Meet Scuba Santa at the Adventure Aquarium. Photo courtesy of the Aquarium

Santa Claus is making his rounds throughout the Garden State, and we've found up more than 30 fun ways to see him this Christmas season. These Santa sightings are a far cry from sitting on his lap at your local mall. Instead, jolly old St. Nick can be found aboard holiday trains, lighting up small-town trees, sitting on a Christmas-red tractor, and stopping by dazzling light displays. You can even wave to him during a stunning holiday light drive-thru or see him swimming with sharks.

Read on for awesome Santa activities in New Jersey this December, and find more Santa meet-and-greet opportunities in our Holiday Fun Guide, including where to take Santa pictures and where to have breakfast with Santa.

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Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari

Countryview Farm Nursery

Fanwood's Famous Christmas House

Gateway Classic Cars of Philadelphia

Downtown Chester
Geoffrey the Giraffe at American Dream
American Dream - 3:30 PM Pick
Jenkinson's Movies on the Beach
Beach across from Jenkinson's - various times Pick
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Historical Musem - 10:00 AM
There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation - 10:00 AM
Free Movie Tuesdays: Encanto
Mayo Performing Arts Center - 10:30 AM
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