Best Places to See Santa in Westchester

Visit the man in the red suit this year at these best places to see Santa in Westchester.

The Best Places to See Santa in Westchester

Santa is very busy this year and can be seen in numerous places all at once! Catch him at the local malls for photo opportunities or make the event into a bigger outing by finding him at some of the many fun venues that feature the jolly old man.

The Malls
Have your photo taken with Santa at nearby shopping malls this season.

The Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains

Cross County Shopping Center, 80oo Mall Walk, Yonkers

Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers

Galleria White Plains, 100 Main St., White Plains

Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights

Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack

Dine with Santa

Brunch With Santa
See Santa and the North Pole crew for a terrific gathering featuring a brunch buffet. Musical entertainment sets the mood. In addition, there’s a good old-fashioned sing-along. See the show 10 am and 1:45 pm. Admission is $40 for adults and $27 for children. Reservations are required.
Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plz., Elmsford. 914–592–2222. broadwaytheatre.com

Breakfast with Frosty and Santa
Enjoy a buffet breakfast that includes a visit with Santa and his elf.  In addition, Frosty the Snowman, Stripes the Tiger, and Thirsty the Penguin are also available for photo opportunities. After that, take a carousel ride. The event runs from 8:30 to 10 am on Dec. 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Admission is $25 to $30. Reservations are required.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, Conn. 203–394–6565. beardsleyzoo.org

Check Out Other Events Too

Holiday on the Hill
Here’s a great place to see Santa! In addition, you can see the holiday model display and decorated main house. There’s also a holiday conservatory exhibit, fire pits, and holiday music. The event runs from 11 am to 4 pm on Dec. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are not required.
Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 NY-35, Katonah. 914–864–7263. lasdonpark.org

Santa Visits the Rosen House
Little ones are in for an adventure with I Spy a Santa or Two in The Music Room. After that, enjoy a 30-minute concert of holiday songs. To conclude, Santa Claus appears! Santa’s favorite snack of milk and cookies are served. Attend the show at either noon or 3 pm. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Reservations are required.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah. 914–232–1252. caramoor.org

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Try the Santa Experience to get a photo of the family with Santa. The event runs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019. See Santa on Fridays from 5 to 10 pm. He’s there on Saturdays from 4 to 10 pm. On Sundays see Santa from  4 to 9 pm. In addition, there are many other activities at this venue. Admission is $18.
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Rd., Valhalla. 914–964–7275. parks.westchestergov.com

Hot tip … read our review of Westchester’s Winter Wonderland.