Take Pictures With Santa in NJ


Santa Claus is coming to town!

There’s lots of places around New Jersey to give Santa your wish list this year. Visit and take pictures with jolly Old Saint Nick while building memories with your family.

photo via Erin Nicastro Photography


1.Holiday Lights at the Zoo
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 4, 5 & 6, 2015 5 to 9 p.m. each night
Nightly from Monday, December 14 to Sunday, January 3, 2015 5 to 9 p.m. each night
Myrtle the Turtle, the mascot of Turtle Back Zoo, and several of his winter friends will be on hand to greet visitors at the Zoo. You can take “Selfie” with Santa Claus. There will also be a mailbox where children can send letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole.
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave,
West Orange, NJ 07052
Cost: FREE

2.Pictures with Santa
Saturday & Sunday December 4 to December 20 from 12pm to 4pm
Visit The Galleria at 2 Bridge Avenue each weekend and visit with Santa Claus and have your pictures taken! Packages available from TSS Photography.
The Galleria Red Bank
2 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: Varies


3.Galloway’s Annual Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:30AM – 11:30 AM
Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs., Claus. After breakfast you can take phots with Santa. For tickets call 652-8657
Galloway Township
300 E Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
Cost: Children $12 Adults $13

4.Santa is Coming to Kirby’s Mill
Saturday, December 5, 2015 From 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Santa is donating his time on behalf of the children.
Mill Complex
275 Church Rd,
Medford, NJ 08055
Cost: FREE

5.iPlay America’s Christmas
Saturday December 5, 2015 at 2pm
Sunday December 6. 2015  at 2pm
Come see iPlay America all decked out for the Holiday Season! There is fun and merriment for all including photo ops with Santa, live performances and more.
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: FREE

6.Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00AM – 2:00 PM
Have your child’s picture taken with Santa in the beautifully decorated historic Wisner House.
Reeves Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
Cost: $10 per child, includes cookies & cocoa.

7.Visit Santa at Schaefer Farms
Saturdays, December 5th, 12th and 19th, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Come to Schaefer Farms and take your photos with Santa. There will also be holiday lights on the farm in display.
Schaefer Farms
1051 Route 523
Flemington, NJ
Cost: FREE


8.Photos With Santa at Woodbridge Animal Shelter
Saturday, December 5, 2015 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Take photos with your family and Santa. There will be a bake sale and holiday pet baskets.
Woodbridge Animal Shelter
195 Woodbridge Avenue
Sewaren, NJ
Cost: $10 donation

9.24th Annual Santa Claus Special
December 5,6,12, and 13
Come join Santa on a train ride. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures.
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza,
Whippany, NJ 07981
Cost: Children (Under 12) $9 Adults (Age 12+) $14

10.Christmas With the Claws
December 5th, 12th & 19th  from noon to 6PM.
Santa Claus will take pictures with kids. The Blue Claws will also have fresh-cut Christmas trees available for purchase in a variety of sizes. Additionally there will be vendors, crafters, music and hot drinks.
The Lakewood BlueClaws
2 Stadium Way,
Lakewood, NJ 0870


11.Santa HQ, Photo Info & Offers
Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 11am – 7pm
December 7 -10, 2015 from 10am – 9pm
December 11-23, 2015 from  9am – 9pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015 from 9am – 5pm
Santa will be available for photos and visits at his Headquarters presented by HGTV, located in Center Court, near Macy’s. There will be Naughty-or-Nice ‘O Meter, family photo options and more!
Deptford Mall
1750 Deptford Center Road
Deptford, NJ 08096
Cost: $34.99+

12.Santa Photos Cumberland Mall
Now through December 24, 2015
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Christmas Eve 9am – 5pm
A picture is worth a thousand words…especially when sharing a precious moment with Santa!
Cumberland Mall
Vineland, NJ 08360
Cost: Varies

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13.Where is Santa
Now through December 24,2015
Monday to Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm Click here for special hours
Where is Santa?  Well, Santa Claus has landed at your favorite Simon mall!   During Santa’s brief time away from the North Pole, children can stop by to whisper their wish list, then have their magical moment with Santa captured forever with keepsake photos. Don’t miss the quickest way to Be Merry!    HO, HO, HO!
Menlo Park Mall
55 Parsonage Rd,
Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: Varies

14.Visit with Santa
December 1-11, 14-18, 21-23 5:00 PM
December 19-20 at 11 AM
Come visit Santa at the farm and take pictures with him. Bring your own camera.
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Rd,
Medford, NJ 08055, United State
Cost: Free

15.Santa’s Fast Pass
Nov 14 – Dec 24
Monday through Saturday from 10AM – 9PM
Visit Santa in Macy’s Court on level 2 near the carousel. Check out his schedule and plan your visit. Remember your wish list.
Garden state plaza
One Garden State Plaza
Paramus NJ 07652
Cost: $24+


16.Santa’s Wonderland
November 30- December 24
Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 9PM
Sunday 9 AM-7PM
Meet Santa and let him know what’s on your list for this year. Plus, get a FREE photo! Other photo packages and Christmas cards are available for purchase and instant print at the store. There will also be free crafts.
Bass Pro Shops
30 N Christopher Columbus Blvd,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

17.Santa photos
December 1 through 24
Monday to Friday 10:00- 9:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 -10:00PM
Santa is here to take photos all day generally breaks to feed his reindeer once in the afternoon and once in the evening.
The Mall at Short Hill
1200 Morris Tpke.
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Cost: $8+

mytimewith santa18.My time with Santa
November 6- December 24
For hours click here
Don’t wait in line!  Reserve your time with Santa and save 30% or more on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo package online without making a reservation.
Bridge water mall
400 Commons Way,
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Cost: Varies on Package

19.Premium Outlets
Now until December 20
Santa is waiting to take a photo with you and here your wish list.
Liberty Village Premium Outlets
1 Church St,
Flemington, NJ 08822
Cost: Varies per package

Santa is waiting

20.Santa is waiting
Now through December 24.
It’s time for holiday photos come join Santa.
Jersey Garden
651 Kapkowski Rd,
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Cost: Varies with package

21.Santa Photos & Offers
Now through December 23, 2015 Monday – Sunday:  9 AM – 9 PM
Thursday December 24, 2015 8 AM – 6 PM
Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located on the lower level in Center Court.
Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 US9
Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: $34.99+

Santafamilyworshop22.Santa’s Family Workshop  
December 12 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Our Zebras snuck Rudolph and his crew in our back gates.  Come get your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Reptile House with special events planned throughout the day, crafts stations, education animals and more. Another family friendly and FREE event sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 Route 9 North,
Cape May, NJ 08210
Cost: FREE

23.Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship
Saturday, December 13th from 9:00 am -11:00 am
Enjoy breakfast with Santa and have photos taken with him. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 856-966-1652 x106.
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: $19.00 per adult, $15.00 per child (under 12).

24.Visit with Santa
Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20 from 12-3 p.m.
Come to Longstreet Farm and enjoy an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. Children can visit with Santa and take photos (bring your camera), then take a walk to the farmhouse and have a cup of cider.
Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Road,
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Cost: FREE

santa flies25.Santa Flies into Princeton Airport
Thursday, December 24th  11:00 AM- 1:00PM
Once Santa’s plane lands, Santa will distribute gifts individually. To participate, you need to drop off a wrapped gift for your child and a toy donation by December 17. Children will also have the opportunity to take a picture on Santa’s lap.
The Princeton Airport
41 Airpark Road,
Princeton, N.J 08540
Cost: FREE


About Author

Mavelyn Boza is a student at Montclair State University majoring in Business Administration with a double concentration in International Business and Marketing. She currently lives in Union City, NJ with her parents and her three younger brothers. Most of her family calls her Sandra since that's her middle name and much easier to pronounce than Mavelyn. Her favorite outdoor actives in New Jersey include playing tennis, running, swimming, ice skating and snowboarding. Mavelyn has been spending most of her time in Gravity Falls Vault in Middletown, NJ practicing rock-climbing. When Mavelyn is not rock-climbing she is usually spending time with her family or volunteering on Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation and Hudson Public library.