By Michelle Reese
Everyone loves sharing those sweet and funny photos of their little ones with Santa. If you're looking for ways to see The Big Guy, here's a roundup of some of the best spots and events in Bucks County. From traditional mall pics to the more unique experiences, there are plenty of options to enjoy this favorite tradition. For even more holiday fun, be sure to check out our 2018 Holiday Guide.
Fairless Hills Garden Center
When: Select days and times, now through December 23. Click here for details.
Where: 620 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills
Santa Scott might just be the most famous Santa in Bucks County. The tattooed Santa is at Fairless Hills Garden Center this year, showing off his “Naughty” and “Nice” forearms. For more traditional photos, you can also see Santa Mike. Fairless Hills Garden Center is also offering special needs events and pet photos. Click here for the complete schedule and here for the photo packages available.
When: December 1 through December 24 – Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1134 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville
Take your own photos with Santa and then enjoy perusing this Christmas wonderland of a shop! Remember to visit the animals outside by the Christmas trees. Feeney’s is asking each family that visits Santa to donate $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
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Kick-off the Christmas season with a wonderful breakfast in the company of Santa & Mrs. Claus! Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast, storytime with Mrs. Claus, special treats, a $5 Game Card, and time to play at Giggleberry Mountain, the Grand Carousel and Giggles Discovers. This magical morning with Santa at Giggleberry Fair is an annual delight for all ages! $30 per child | $15 per adult Reservations are required. Please call 215-794-4047 Check out the Holiday Happenings at Peddler's Village https://peddlersvillageholiday.com/
Santa at Peddler’s Village
When: Every Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. through 5 p.m., now through December 23, plus December 21 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Peddler’s Village, Route 263, Lahaska
Visit with Santa at Giggleberry Fair, and then enjoy a walk through The Village to see the lights! Click here to view the available photo packages. Looking for a bigger experience? Peddler’s Village also offers breakfast and dinner with Santa on select days. Click here for more details.
Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas
When: Santa is there now through Christmas Eve
Where: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Guests can visit Santa in Santa’s Furry Workshop. Take your own photos or purchase the professional ones taken during your visit.
Shady Brook Farm
When: Now through December 23 – Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pet photos are available 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December 1, 2 and 8
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Visit Santa and then check out the light show! Santa will be at the green house at Shady Brook Farm up until December 23. Click here to view the photo packages and pricing.
Santa at Christmas Wonderland Bucks County (Photo from Facebook.)
Christmas Wonderland Bucks County
When: Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 8520 New Falls Road, Levittown
Come check out this unique Christmas store, get your pic with Santa while you're there! Bring your own camera to take photos. (Or Santa's elf can snap your group photo.) Pictures are $10 for the first pose and $3 for each additional post. In addition to traditional Santa photos, Christmas Wonderland also hosts special events such as Santa Karnage and Krampus pics on December 16 and pictures with Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas on December 9.
When: Now through December 24, click here for the complete schedule
Where: 707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
Neshaminy Mall offers both the traditional Santa photos and a variety of theme days such as Pet Nights, Holiday PJ Day, Ugly Sweater Day and Grandparents Day. Choose between the standard photo package for $34.99 and the premium for $44.99. Click here for details.
Oxford Valley Mall
When: Now through December 24, click here for hours
Where: 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Oxford Valley Mall offers the traditional Santa experience, plus a few special events including pet nights and “Caring Santa” for children with special needs. (See below.) Simplify your visit by reserving a FastPass here.
Caring Santa at Oxford Valley Mall
When: Sunday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Bucks County families of children with special needs can come and meet Caring Santa. This event is specially designed to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of kids of all abilities. There won’t be any crowds, lines or music, but a ton of opportunity for fun. Brought to you by Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org. RSVP today to save your spot!
Get your tickets here.
Bolton Mansion Tree Lighting & Caroling
When: November 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tree Lighting), December 1 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., December 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 85 Holly Drive, Levittown
For just $5 a person, you can stop by the mansion for baked goods, 9-foot trees, caroling, and a visit from Santa himself! The mansion will host a variety of holiday activities the remainder of the weekend.
Breakfast with Santa at Morrisville Middle/Senior High School
When: Sunday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 550 W. Palmer Street, Morrisville
Feast on all-you-can-eat eggs, pancakes, sausage, hash browns, muffins, juice, coffee and tea. This event is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds benefit Good Friends, Inc. Digital photos with Santa are $5.
Breakfast with Santa at Bensalem High School
When: Sunday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 4319 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem
Join the Bensalem community in its 28th Annual Breakfast with Santa to benefit the Bensalem Lions Club. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, soft pretzels and fruit. Children will receive a gift from Santa, and you’ll want to bring your camera to take pictures. This event is free for children under 3, $5 for adults, and $4 for children 4-12 and seniors.
Froehlich’s Farm & Garden Center
When: Sunday, December 2 and Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 3143 York Road, Furlong
Bring the family to get your photo with Santa! Froehlich’s Farm will post the photos to their Facebook page, and you can also take your own photos. This is a free event, and you do not need to register.
Edgely Fire Company Breakfast with Santa
When: Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 1200 Edgely Road, Levittown
Enjoy a buffet breakfast and take your own photos with Santa. Santa arrives at 10:15 a.m. This event is $7 for adults, $6 for children, and kids under 2 eat free. New this year, there will also be a few vendors, so parents can shop while the kids play.
Bristol Borough Little League Breakfast with Santa
When: Sunday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 1143 Wood Street, Bristol
Enjoy food, fun and photos with Santa to benefit the Bristol Borough Athletic Association. You can take your pwn photos or have a photo emailed to you. The Dance Team from Stepping Stone Dance Studio and Witherspoon Boxing and Fitness will be performing. You can also meets reps from local sports programs. This event costs $7 for adults and $5 for children.
The Market at DelVal’s Brunch with the Big Guy
When: Sunday, December 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown
Feed your holiday excitement with a jovial breakfast with the Big Guy himself! A delicious homemade brunch of ham, French toast, omelet station, bacon, cut fruit, and more. Bring a camera to get a perfect picture with your little one and “The Big Guy”. It’s a great way to get into the holiday season, and make sure to bring your wish list! You must make reservations, and space is limited. So get your tickets now! This event is $17 per adult, $12 per child and children under 12 months are free. Click here for tickets.
Santa at Charlann Farms
When: Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 586 Stonyhill Road, Yardley
Santa will arrive at the farm riding a John Deere tractor! Bring your camera to this free event. There will also be a food truck with coffee, hot chocolate, hot dogs and other goodies.
Santa's Workshop at Buttonwood Park
When: Saturdays, December 8 and 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The gazebo at Buttonwood Park, Yardley
Santa's Workshop gives kids and adults alike a great photo-op with the jolly couple: Santa & Mrs. Claus! Fun activities for kids like making Reindeer Chow! Bring your camera and your holiday spirit to the gazebo at Buttonwood Park. It has been transformed for the season into a festive, heated workshop where Santa will listen to your holiday wishes. Be sure to pick up coupons for local pizza. This free event is organized by The Yardley Business Association, supported by local YBA business members, and sponsored by ShopRite of Yardley.
Holiday Breakfast at the NAC (Newtown Athletic Club)
When: Saturday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The NAC invites the public to a warm holiday breakfast for the entire family. There will be Hanukkah and Christmas themed arts and crafts, appearances by Disney characters and photos with Santa.
Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company’s Breakfast with Santa
When: Sunday, December 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope, PA
Enjoy a family-style breakfast of juice, pancakes, eggs, sausage and hashbrowns. And have some fun with elves, Eagle Volunteers and Santa! Santa will arrive at 9 a.m.
Feasterville Fire Company Santa Run
When: Saturday, December 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Santa Claus will be riding Ladder 1, escorted by the Feasterville firefighters. Listen for sirens and follow the Facebook page for location announcements.