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
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.
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.
Become an NJMOM Insider! For all the best things to do with your family around New Jersey, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter delivered right to your inbox each week, and don’t forget to tag your photos #NJMOM and @njmom for a chance to be featured on our social media.