Pictures with Santa Claus in New Jersey

Step into Santa's Wonderland at Ball Pro Shops for a festive photo-op. Photo courtesy of the venue
Step into Santa's Wonderland at Ball Pro Shops for a festive photo-op. Photo courtesy of the venue

Want to take pictures with Santa this year? Check out our roundup of the best places to take pictures with Santa in New Jersey so your kids can pose with the big guy. 

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's ready for his close-up. From simple setups to elaborate events, there's no shortage of opportunities for your little elves to pose for pictures with Santa in New Jersey this Christmas season. We've rounded up our favorites, and there's something for every budget including a selection of FREE places to take pictures with Santa. Snag pictures with Santa at the mall or at low-key local Christmas events in places like Toms River and Morristown.

For even more seasonal activities, check out our Holiday and Christmas Activities Guide for NJ Kids, where we've rounded up our favorite places to have breakfast with Santa and plenty more holiday must-do's for New Jersey kids.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses, times, and recommended ages. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Places featured in this article:


Downtown Chester

Fanwood's Famous Christmas House
Friday Storytime at the Museum
Hoboken Hisorical Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Lunar New Year Celebration at American Dream
American Dream - various times Pick
Antique Toy Train Show
South Jersey Museum of American History - 10:00 AM
There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial Foundation - 10:00 AM
Tiger Tales
Cotsen Library at Princeton University - 11:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides