Santa Claus is coming to town! In fact, you may have already spotted him in the area! 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.
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 also offers Special Needs Hours and pet photos. (In fact, this year, pets are welcome the last two hours of every day!) Packages start at $19.99 for one 5 x 7, one 3 x 5, and two wallet-size photos. Click here for the complete schedule and here for the photo packages available.
When: During Customer Appreciation Weekend: Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, November 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In December: Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, December 24 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. Starting November 29, Feeney’s is asking each family that visits Santa to donate $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
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., starting November 15 until December 22
Where: Peddler’s Village, Route 263, Lahaska
Santa arrives at Peddler’s Village during the Grand Illumination Celebration on Friday, November 15 when The Village lights up at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Visit with Santa at Giggleberry Fair, and then enjoy a walk through The Village to see the lights! Looking for a bigger experience? Peddler’s Village also offers breakfast with Santa at the Cock ‘n Bull on select days. Click here for more details.
Gasper Home & Garden
When: Select dates from Saturday, November 16 through Friday, December 20. Click here for details.
Where: 316 Tanyard Road, Richboro
Get a free family photo with Santa at Gasper! Bring your own camera, or the team at Gasper will take a photo and email it to you. Photos are free, but there will be Toys for Tots donation boxes in Santa’s Workshop if you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy. Santa arrives via fire truck on Saturday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m.!
Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas
When: Santa is there November 23 through Christmas Eve
Where: 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Santa will arrive on a horse-drawn carriage to light up the night with millions of twinkling lights on Saturday, November 23. Guests can visit Santa in Santa’s Furry Workshop. Take your own photos or purchase the professional ones taken during your visit.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Bucks County Gardens in Doylestown
When: Saturdays and Sundays from November 23 through December 15 (except December 7). Click here for times.
Where: 1057 N. Easton Road, Doylestown
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Bucks County Gardens’ Christmas Shop. Bring your camera for a free photos.
Shady Brook Farm
When: Santa will arrive by helicopter on Friday, November 29 at 3 p.m. He will be available for photos through December 23.
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. Photo packages start at $16.95 for one 5 x 7 or two 3 x 5 photos. Click here for more options.
Santa House in Doylestown
When: November 29 though Christmas Eve (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Where: Hamilton Lot at State and Hamilton, Doylestown
Visit Santa’s Doylestown home for free pictures with Santa! Well behaved pets are welcome as well. Bring your own camera. Click here for hours.
Santa Sundays at the Bucks County Visitor Center
When: Sundays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 3207 Street Road, Bensalem
See the beautifully decorated Christmas tree display and bring your camera for photos with Santa. There will also be Pet Photos with Santa on December 22 from 3 to 4 p.m.
When: Now through December 24. Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving. Extended hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 14 through December 23 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
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. Packages start at $34.99 for one 3 x 5, one 5 x 7, two 4 x 6 and two wallet-size photos. Click here for more details.
Oxford Valley Mall
When: Now through December 24, click here for hours
Where: 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, entrance next to Macy’s
Oxford Valley Mall offers the traditional Santa experience, plus a few special events including Pet Nights on Sunday, November 24 and December 8 from 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and “Caring Santa” for children with special needs. (See below.) Simplify your visit by reserving a FastPass.
Santa Arrives on Fire Truck at Gasper Home & Garden
When: Saturday, November 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 316 Tanyard Road, Richboro
Be at Gasper early to see Santa arrive at 5:30 p.m. on a fire truck just in time for the Gasper tree lighting ceremony. After giving out candy canes, Santa will read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” to the children at the pond park. Olaf the Snowman will be here to meet and greet children. FREE coloring books and crayons given to the children! Bring your child’s letter to Santa and make some magical Christmas memories.
Opening Night of Holiday Trees at the Bucks County Visitor Center
When: Wednesday, November 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 3207 Street Road, Bensalem
Enjoy light refreshments, entertainment and Santa arriving by fire truck to light the trees at 6:20 p.m. Bring your camera and stay for photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus! In addition to the tree displays, there will also be beautiful stained glass menorahs by Bucks County artist, Jill Tarabar, and unique industrial-styled art from Galvanized America Inn and Art Gallery owner, Ed Bennett, at the ‘Behold! The Ed Bennett Exhibit'.
Caring Santa at Oxford Valley Mall
When: Sunday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 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. RSVP today to save your spot!
Painting with Santa at Color Me Mine
When: Sunday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Located in Oxford Valley Mall, 2300 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne
Children are invited to a very special event at Color Me Mine! They will be making keepsake plates with their handprint and Santa’s hand! Enjoy holiday-themed snacks, music and fun. Every kid will also receive a small gift from Santa. Tickets are $35. Reserve spots here.
Bolton Mansion Holiday House
When: Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tree Lighting); Saturday, December 7 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 85 Holly Drive, Levittown
The Historic Bolton Mansion will be beautifully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome visitors for a weekend of festivities. Friday night is the tree lighting. Saturday will feature a hearth cooking demonstration throughout the day and carolers at 4 p.m. And on Sunday, the Brasketeers will be playing carols on brass instruments. Santa will be there every day for free take-your-own photos. There will also be face painting with princesses, ornaments workshops and balloon art for an additional charge. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.
Breakfast with Santa at Shady Brook Farm
When: December 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
New this year! Feed your holiday excitement with a festive meal with Santa himself! Enjoy a homemade breakfast, get that perfect picture of Santa with your little ones, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Menu includes omelets, French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, bagels, toast, English muffins, fresh fruit, juice, milk coffee & hot chocolate. Cash Bloody Mary bar for the grown ups. Cost is $24.95/adult, $19.95/child + FREE 5 x 7 photo with Santa for each paid child. Children 23 months and under are free, but do not receive a photo. Space is limited and advance tickets are required. Get tickets at this link.
Breakfast with Santa at Morrisville Middle/Senior High School
When: Sunday, December 8 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. Tickets will be available at the door.
Breakfast with Santa at Bensalem High School
When: Sunday, December 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 4319 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem
Join the Bensalem community in its 29th 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 all other tickets. Tickets are sold at the Bensalem Community Park on Tuesdays in November from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, November 16 and November 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mr. And Mrs. Claus at Froehlich’s Farm & Garden Center
When: Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 3143 York Road, Furlong
Bring the family (even the furry ones) to get your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy fresh baked cookies and warm up with some hot cocoa and hot cider. Remember your camera! This is a free event, and you do not need to register. Plus, the Grinch will be visiting on Saturday, December 14!
Santa's Workshop at Buttonwood Park
When: Saturday, December 7 following the Olde Fashioned Yardley Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting (which runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and then again on Saturday, December 14 and December 22 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! 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.
The Market at DelVal’s Brunch with the Big Guy
When: Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.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.
Breakfast with Santa at the Newtown Athletic Club
Where: 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown
Santa at the Doylestown Airport
When: Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m.
Where: 3879 Old Easton Road, Doylestown
Come see Santa arrive by helicopter! If you'd like your child to receive a gift, please drop off a small, wrapped gift with the child's first and last name and phone number between Monday, December 9 and Thursday, December 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts must be smaller than 12″ x 12″ x 12″ and weigh 5 pounds or less. Sibling packages may be bundled together.
Breakfast with Santa at Cornwells Fire Station
When: Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: 2049 Bristol Pike, Bensalem
Bring the family to a buffet breakfast with pancakes, eggs and more. Plus, get a photo with Santa! Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12 and children under 2 are free. (Note: Prices increase by $2 on December 12.) Call 267-239-6390 to purchase tickets.
Santa at Charlann Farms
When: Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 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 at Kids Castle
When: Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Kids Castle, 425 Wells Road, Doylestown
Kids Castle recently reopened after major renovations! Celebrate the new playground and the holiday season this Sunday! There will be photos with Santa, hot cocoa, caroling and music. If your kids want to talk to Santa personally, be sure to get there early to save a place in line.
Pet Photo with Santa at Pennridge Animal Hospital
When: Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1419 N. Ridge Road, Perkasie
Bring the whole family to Pennridge Animal Hospitall to get a great shot to use for your holiday cards or to share on social media, and support a great cause! All proceeds to go to the rescue! Harley's Haven merchandise will be available for purchase, including ornaments. Photos will be taken by Caralee Case Photography. $10 per photo (kids, dogs, cats, all pets welcome!) $5 extra for additional prints or digital copies.