Each year families plan to get a photo with the big man, Santa Claus. Whether your child smiles ear to ear while telling Jolly Old St. Nick their wish list or they burst into tears, it’s a moment most parents want to capture each year. If you’re anything like me life gets busy and as the to do list gets longer, especially during the holidays, you often forget some things… like Santa pictures. Well, I am here to help you out. From malls to Christmas Villages, from zoos to aquariums, there are lots of places still offering photos to help you capture the special memory this holiday season.

We’ve put together a list of where to take Santa pictures in the Philadelphia area, most places have other activities for the whole family. For even more seasonal entertainment and activities, check out our holiday guide.

  • ​Santa's House at Christmas Village - Philadelphia

    Through December 24
    Santa is back at LOVE Park this year. Get your picture with Santa then hang around to ride the carousel, Ferris wheel, and train.

  • Christmas Candylane - Hershey

    Through January 2, 2022
    Hershey is hosting Santa and his reindeer at their stables for photos through December, 24. Candylane runs through Jan. 2.

  • A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place - Langhorne

    Through January 2, 2022
    Sesame Place is hosting A Very Furry Christmas this holiday season. Families can make reservations to have pictures with Santa. Participants must pay for admission into the park.

  • Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium - Camden, NJ

    Through December 24, 2021
    Scuba Santa is back at Adventure Aquarium. Watch Scuba Santa, who greets families and waves for photos, swim alongside sharks, sea turtles, and rays on his daily dives in Ocean Realm.

  • Christmas Around the Farm - Media

    Through December 19, 2021
    Linvilla Orchard is hosting Santa Claus photos with a reserved timed ticket (there is no reservation fee). Santa will be in an outdoor covered location, bring your own phone or camera to take the photo.

  • Elmwood Park Zoo - Norristown

    Through December 30, 2021
    Elmwood Park Zoo’s Wild Lights features live entertainment, animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and Santa photo ops. For tickets and more information click here.

  • Tinseltown at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center - Oaks

    Through December 24, 2021

    The Expo Center in Oaks transforms into a wintertime village. For tickets for Santa photos click here.

  • Carnival of Lights - Pottstown

    Through January 1, 2022
    Admission includes a visit with Santa, amusement rides, games, and light displays.

  • Fashion District - Philadelphia

    Through December 24, 2021
    Santa will be at the Fashion District for pictures at the 9th & Market entrance. Reservations are recommended.

  • Santa Photos at Cherry Hill Mall - Cherry Hill, NJ

    Through December 24, 2021
    The Grand Court at Cherry Hill Mall is hosting Santa Claus. Reservations aren’t required but are strongly recommended.

  • King of Prussia Mall - King of Prussia

    Through December 24, 2021
    Both The Court and The Plaza at the King of Prussia Mall have Santa set-ups. Reservations are recommended.

  • Plymouth Meeting Mall - Plymouth Meeting

    Through December 24, 2021
    Bring your family to the Plymouth Meeting Mall for a photo with Santa, and you can bring your four-legged family members on select dates.

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