Make Holiday Memories At American Dream This Season


This post is sponsored by American Dream. 

He’s making a list and checking it twice—Santa Claus has officially arrived at American Dream in East Rutherford at the NEW magical Holiday Dreamland. Step into a charming Christmas Village and meet up with Santa in his house, where he and his elves are waiting to take photos and make memories with your family. But there’s more—experience everything American Dream has to offer during the holidays, including over 200 places to shop and dine, one-of-a-kind attractions, a snow-filled winter wonderland, daily prizes, brunch with Santa, and a bunch of festive events throughout December. Scroll down for more on what you’ll find this holiday season at American Dream. (featured photo credit: American Dream)

Experience the NEW Holiday Dreamland at American Dream

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Explore Holiday Dreamland with treats, ornaments, and the Santa himself. Photo Credit: American Dream

Stroll through a Christmas Wonderland

American Dream’s Holiday Dreamland is a festive world guarded by larger-than-life nutcrackers, twinkling, towering trees, and a mini-village selling delightful treats to eat and enjoy. Kids will love to stroll down the red carpet, take photos in Santa’s sleigh and by the trees, stop by the booths, and pick out some unique ornaments before heading over to see the big guy. And don’t forget to check out spots where elves are hanging out (including tiny entrances in Santa’s house). 

Meet Santa at American Dream 

Get ready for the ultimate Santa Meet and Greet with your kids. From now until December 24, Santa will be waiting to hear every child’s list at his adorable chalet-style home in the center of American Dream’s Holiday Dreamland. The festive surroundings offer a Santa photo experience like no other—book ahead for a reservation with extras like a phone call with the Big Guy, a quick checkout, and free access to MyPhoto all season. Packages start at $40, and don’t worry if you didn’t reserve—walk-ins are allowed. 

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Holiday Dreamland is full of fun holiday details for your little ones. Photo Credit: American Dream

Spend the holidays at American Dream

Shop in Holiday Dreamland and try your luck with the Spin to Win wheel – a thrilling chance to score incredible prizes and surprises with every spin. Want a beautiful background for that family photo? Step into a magical Winter Wonderland, where you’ll feel like you landed in a life-size snow globe with a breathtaking landscape adorned with shimmering snow, festive lights, and joyful celebrations that capture the spirit of the season. And throughout December, you won’t want to miss American Dream’s many holiday events, including Brunch with Santa at Carpaccio, Toys “R” Us Wishlist Workshop, HO HO Holiday Fun at the Aquarium, a Winter Wonderland theme skate, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Holiday Bricktacular, and Snack, Snap N’ Paint Holiday at the TiLT Museum, where you can paint and create your own ornaments. There is also a nightly menorah lighting during Hanukkah, a Rejoice In a Hanukkah Mirror Maze Celebration at Mirror Maze, and a Diwali Celebration on December 9.

American Dream’s Holiday Dreamland
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(833) 263-7326

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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.