Holiday Time in PaleyLand with Santa

Sat Dec 4, 2021
Various times
All ages
Adults $20; Students & Seniors $16; Children (under 12) FREE
Museum of Television and Radio, Paley Center

The beloved Paley holiday experience returns with visits and photos with Santa, a stunning seven-foot menorah, character meet and greets, screenings of holiday classics on the big screen, LEGOMasters and American Girl demos, gaming stations, and The Paley Express, a magical winter wonderland holiday train display.

The extravaganza provides visitors with 4 floors of experiential holiday exhibits and fun throughout the month, featuring:

  • Santa Claus visits and Menorah photo opportunities: Capture your magical memories by posing for a professional photo with Santa in his festive Paley Station. Guests can also enjoy a photo in front of the stunning seven-foot menorah. (Non-members pay an additional $10) 
  • Holiday character meet and-greets: Enjoy meet and greets and photo-ops with beloved holiday characters such as Frosty the Snowman and Snoopy, among others.
  • Watch a special screening of Disney’s Christmas Again, and meet the star in-person, Scarlett Estevez
  • Watch a special screening of DreamWorks Animation & Netflix's Gabby's Dollhouse, and meet the character Gabby in person
  • Learn from LEGOMasters Season 2 contestant, Richard Dryden, with a live holiday-themed LEGO demo and instruction.
  • Enjoy holiday Christmas Carolers, along with other stars throughout the month.
  • PaleyGX gaming stations: Level-up with the latest games from the PaleyGX studio (Xbox Series X, PS5, Switch and PC Games), and show off your moves at the 2022 “Just Dance” interactive showcase.
  • An American Girl Store stylist hosts tutorials featuring styling tips and techniques for a variety of holiday themed American Girl dolls. Bring your favorite doll to participate!
  • Check out a magical winter wonderland holiday train display and take a photo with the Paley Express conductor.
  • A curated collection of holiday classics that celebrate Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, and Christmas include: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Rugrats Chanukah, A Rugrats Kwanzaa, and Dora the Explorer Saves Three Kings Day, among others.
  • Arts and crafts activities and games for children and families feature interactive, social media holiday photo experiences in the magical winter wonderland of PaleyLand.

Santa Hours:

12/5 Sun 10 am - 6 pm
12/11 Sat 10 am - 6 pm
12/12 Sun 10 am - 6 pm
12/17 Fri 10 am - 6 pm
12/18 Sat 10 am - 6 pm
12/19 Sun 10 am - 6 pm
12/22 Wed 12 pm - 6 pm
12/23 Thu 12 pm - 6 pm 1
2/24 Fri (Christmas Eve) 12 pm - 4 pm

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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