Santa Photo Experience

Thu Nov 10, 2022 - Sat Dec 24, 2022- see all dates
10:00am to 9:00pm ET

Santa Claus is coming to town, and The Westchester is excited to invite Westchester County families and visitors to experience the festive, holiday season with a series of Santa-focused photo opportunities.


Shoppers can bring the family to create memories with Santa during the following events:

  • Santa Photo Experience: Make sure to sign up for photos with Santa early and secure a spot starting November 10 until Christmas Eve

  • Caring Santa: Children with special needs will get an exclusive experience to sit on Santa’s lap and smile for the camera on December 4 from 9:00 am. To 10:30 a.m.. Reservations are required. Please use this link to reserve your spot.

  • Pet Photos: Bring lots of treats for this pet-friendly Santa experience that all of our favorite furry friends can enjoy! The event is on December 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa: Join us on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for a Cookies & Cocoa night with Santa, featuring a DJ, cookie decorating, giveaways and more!

** 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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