2023 Where to See Santa in Westchester
The season to see 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 22nd, 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, 100 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 9th-Sunday, December 24th, 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 with Caring Santa on December 3rd. They even offer a pet night where you can bring your four-legged pal to take pictures with Santa on December 10th. 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.
Sunday, November 17th-Sunday, December 24th
Santa Photos at the New Santa House – Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers)
Capture a magical photo of your family inside Santa’s winter wonderland cabin. Photos are taken at the Center Court, between Gap and Bath & Body Works; Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made through the center’s website. Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY.
Wednesday, November 20th-Sunday, December 24th, various times
Ridge Hill (Yonkers)
Visit Santa at Ridge Hill for holiday photos at Suite 1120 (next to Starbucks). Book a reservation in advance to guarantee your picture and visit with Santa. Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, NY.
Friday, November 24th-December 31st, various times.
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland (Vahalla)
See Santa from your car during Westchester’s Winter Wonderland. This popular drive-thru experience includes 1.2 miles of lights and crowd favorites with the 175-foot glowing tunnel, new live characters, and much more. Tickets are $35 per car. Kensico Dam, Vahalla, NY.
Every Friday-Sunday, November 24th-December 24th from 12pm-6pm
Selfies with Santa (Norwalk)
Capture magical moments with St. Nick as you shop at The SoNo Collection. Families can enjoy free pictures with Santa in the fun Santa’s Candy Shop! Share with loved ones, post on social media, and create memories. Bloomingdales Court, Level 1; 100 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854
Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 24th
Photos with Santa: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm. Saturday, 9am – 6pm. Closed Sundays.
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. Additionally, 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.
Saturday, November 25th-Sunday, 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 arrives on November 25th from 10:00am-11:00am, along with a tree lighting by Bath and Body Works. Reserve your time slot at JeffersonValleyMall.com. Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY.
Sunday, November 26th-Sunday,December 24th
Holidays on the Hill Annual Train Show (Katonah)
Enjoy a special experience with 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.
Thursday, November 30th-Saturday, 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)
Families can enjoy taking a complimentary photo with Santa Claus at Stew Leonard’s. Santa will be seated in a snow-capped castle made from LEGO-style bricks. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY, 914.375.4700.
Saturday, December 2nd 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.
Saturday, December 2nd from 12:00pm-3:00pm
Light up Larchmont (Larchmont)
Take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Light up Larchmont in a Snow Globe in Addison Park (next to CVS) from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Additionally, the event includes horse-drawn carriage rides from 12:00pm-3:00pm; songs from carolers; Elsa & Olaf from 1:00pm-3:00pm, and a tree lighting in Constitution Park.
Sunday, December 18th from 10:00am-3:00pm
Santa at Boscobel (Garrison)
Visit Santa at Boscobel in the Winter Garden. Guests can take their pictures and talk with Santa Claus. Tickets are $14 per adults and $4 for kids ages 4-18 years old. Along with visits to Santa, guests can enjoy the new Winter Garden and Boscobel’s seasonally-festooned landscape. Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524.
Breakfast with Santa in Westchester and Surrounding Area
December 2nd; 3rd; 9th; 10th; 16th; and 17th from 11:00am-12:30pm
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.
Saturday, December 9th 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.
Saturday, December 16th at 10:00am
Breakfast with Santa 2023 at Applebee’s (Yonkers)
Families can enjoy a fun breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s. Breakfast is $15 per person includes eggs, bacon, pancakes, potatoes, juice, coffee, or tea. 2 Executive Boulevard Yonkers, NY 10701
Saturday, December 16th from 10:00am-11:00am and Sunday, December 17th from 10:00am-11:00am
Breakfast with Santa and Stew’s Costumed Characters
Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Stew’s assortment of costumed characters. This includes a buffet-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, assorted bagels, fruit and donuts. Plus, coffee and hot cocoa! Limited seating is available and tickets must be purchased in advance here. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Dr., Yonkers, NY, 914.375.4700.