2022 Where to See Santa in Westchester
The season of Santa starts now! In Westchester, you can catch him – and some visits from Mrs. Claus, too – at many local malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. Be sure to book these experiences ahead as many experiences sell out quickly!
Various dates from now until December 23rd, various times
Santa’s Village at American Christmas
The magic of Christmas is alive at Santa’s Village at American Christmas. This magical holiday experience features an a 10,000-square-foot illuminated walk-through experience of Santa’s Village. This includes larger-than-life displays, several Dickens interactive vignettes, 50 mesmerizing animatronics, illuminated scenes, massive Christmas trees, and a section for a seated photo opportunity, which will include visits from Santa on some days. American Christmas, 30 Warren Place, Mount Vernon, NY 10550.
Thursday, November 10-Saturday, December 24, various times
The Westchester (White Plains)
Get your picture taken with Santa at The Westchester. Santa will be located on retail level 1 (near Nordstrom). All guests have to secure their spot and make a reservation here. Additional, children with special needs will get an exclusive experience to sit on Santa’s lap and smile for the camera on December 4th from 9:00am-10:30 am. Reservations are required. They even offer pet nights where you can bring your four-legged pal to take pictures with Santa on December 11th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Families can also enjoy a Cookies & Cocoa night with Santa with a DJ, cookie decorating, giveaways and more on Friday, December 2nd from 6:00pm-7:00pm! The Westchester, 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY.
Thursday, November 17th-Saturday, December 24th
Santa Photos at the New Santa House – Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers)
Capture a magical photo of your family inside Santa’s New Home. The new Santa House will be located right next to the holiday tree, near Gap, and will feature a warm and cozy holiday backdrop perfect for holiday photos. Pet Photos will take place on November 21 and December 12. Reservations are
strongly recommended and can be made through the center’s website, Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY.
Wednesday, November 21st-Saturday, December 24th, various times
Ridge Hill (Yonkers)
Visit Santa at Ridge Hill for special holiday photos at Suite 1120 (next to Starbucks). Book a reservation in advance to guarantee your picture/visit.
Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, NY.
Saturday, November 26th-December 24th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Jefferson Valley Mall (Yorktown Heights)
Get your child’s picture taken with Santa at the Jefferson Valley Mall. Santa will be located outside of the food court, along with breakfast, live music from Tayla Rees, giveaways, kids’ activities, and a small business market from 10:00am-3:00pm. Reserve your time slot for pictures with Santa at JeffersonValleyMall.com. Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY.
Friday, November 25th-December 24th
Hours for the Photos with Santa: Monday-Friday from 12:00pm-6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm
Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop (Greenwich)
Visit Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses to have their photo taken with Santa, meet reindeer, and enjoy Santa’s Workshop, including an interactive “Letter Writing to Santa Station” and a “Reindeer Coloring Station.” Dogs are also permitted to visit and take photos with Santa. A portion of all photos with Santa will be donated to Kids In Crisis, a non-profit organization based in Greenwich. Free parking. Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street Greenwich, CT 06830.
November 30th-December 23rd
Monday – Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm and December 23rd from 10:00am-3:00pm
Meet Santa Claus at Stew Leonard’s (Yonkers)
Enjoy a complimentary photo with Santa Claus at Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers. Santa will be seated in a snow-capped castle made from Lego-style bricks, flanked by lit Christmas trees. Children will have the chance to push a special button to make the castle come alive with light and sound before taking a seat on a bench in front of Santa for a photo. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY, 914.375.4700.
Saturday, November 26th-Saturday,December 24th
Holidays on the Hill Annual Train Show (Katonah)
Enjoy a special trip to the Holidays on the Hill Annual Train Show, along with a visit to see Santa. Santa’s cottage is located on the Conservatory Plaza opposite the Glass House Conservatory. Children can leave drop letters to Santa at the Elf Post Office or give it to the man himself during their visit! Times to visit with Santa are coordinated with your scheduled ticket time to see the train show. Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY. 914–864–7263.
Thursday, December 1st from 4:00pm-5:30pm
Meet Santa (Scarsdale)
Spread job this holiday season by donating a toy to Toys for Tots, along with a picture with Santa. Registration is required as space is limited, so please arrive at your designated time slot in order to receive the full experience. One ticket per family. Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. 313 Central Park Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Saturday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 10th from 10:00am-3:00pm
Santa at Boscobel (Garrison)
Visit Santa at Boscobel outdoors in the Orangery. Guests can take their pictures and talk with Santa Claus. Tickets are $14 per adults and $4 for kids ages 4-18 years old. Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524.
Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00pm-3:00pm
Light up Larchmont (Larchmont)
Take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus as a part of Light up Larchmont. They will be located in a Snow Globe in Addison Park (next to CVS). The event also includes horse-drawn carriage rides from 12:00-3:00 pm; songs from carolers; Elsa & Olaf from 12:00pm-2:00pm, and a tree lighting in Constitution Park.
Saturday, December 10th at 10:00am
Santa Needs Your Help (Pelham)
The Picture House Regional Film Center is kicking off the holiday season with “Santa Needs Your Help,” a family-friendly, interactive event. The event also includes Emmy-nominated writer Kevin Maher where children of all ages can help Santa get ready for Christmas with games, songs, and a special look at Santa’s video library. Kevin will also be signing copies of his new book, Santa Doesn’t Need Your Help. A Q&A and an opportunity for pictures with Santa follows the show. The Picture House Pelham, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 17th from 10:00am-11:00am and Sunday, December 18th from 10:00am-11:00am
Breakfast with Santa and Stew’s Costumed Characters
Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Stew’s assortment of costumed characters. Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, assorted bagels, fruit and donuts as well as coffee and hot cocoa! Limited seating available and tickets must be purchased in advance here. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Dr., Yonkers, NY, 914.375.4700.
December 3rd-December 18th, various times
Breakfast with Santa (Rye)
Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with Santa on select weekends at the Barley Beach House. Breakfast is $25 per person and children under age three eat for free! All guests receive a photo with Santa. The Barley Beach House, 95 Dearborn Avenue Rye, NY 10580.
Sunday, December 4th at 10:00am
Breakfast with Santa Westchester Neiman Marcus (White Plains)
Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Neiman Marcus. Breakfast is $65 per adult and $55 for kids ages 3-12. Breakfast items include Brioche French Toast with Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries & Vermont Maple Syrup, Scrambled Eggs with Herbed Creme Fraiche, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon & Breakfast Sausage Crispy Red Bliss Potatoes with Red Peppers & Onions, Winter Fruit Compote, and more. Neiman Marcus, 2 Maple Ave 2 Maple Avenue White Plains, NY 10601