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
Lunar Fest NJ 2022
The Woodland - 12:00 PM Pick
Super Pet Expo
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center - 3:00 PM Pick
Maple Sugaring Demonstrations
Great Swamp OEC - various times Pick
Antique Toy Train Show
South Jersey Museum of American History - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides