BRUNCH WITH SANTA
December 5 - 20
Elmwood Park Zoo
Celebrate the holidays by enjoying brunch with Santa! Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch buffet, make holiday crafts and meet one of our beloved education animals. Share your holiday wishes with Santa, take photos with him the big guy himself and enjoy exploring the zoo. There are two brunch sessions each day: 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Space is limited for this event, so please register early. Your ticket includes admission to the zoo, brunch, a photo opportunity with Santa, and a craft.
KING OF PRUSSIA MALL
160 N. Gulph Rd
King of Prussia
Two settings at King of Prussia Mall provide festive backdrops for a Santa encounter: a carousel with plenty of prancing reindeer (near Bloomingdale's) and a 45-foot-tall tree with all the trimmings (near Nordstrom's). To avoid any lines, reservations can be booked for 10-minute sessions with Mr. Kringle, with the $10 price offsetting the cost of picture packages. Our blogger got some 1:1 time with Santa, here.
KOZIAR'S CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
782 Christmas Village Rd
With an address of 782 Christmas Village Road, it's no surprise that Koziar's Christmas Village is Santa-central this time of year. For nearly 70 years, this former farm blazes through the darkness of the bucolic countryside with more than a million lights. The walk-through attraction includes the Big Kauna himself, plus small-scale versions of a bake shop, schoolhouse, barn, mercantile and even Valley Forge encampment, all decorated for the holidays. Read about one family's Christmas Village experience in our blog.
43 Chestnut St
Christmas and trains have been linked in popular culture for decades, making the holiday-themed departures of the Colebrookdale Railroad especially appealing. Hop "all aboard" with You-Know-Who for a merry ride from Boyertown to Pottstown. Trains run Friday, Saturday and Sunday with meal options of dinner and brunch.
PLYMOUTH MEETING MALL
500 W. Germantown Pk
Kids can line up to see St. Nick at Plymouth Meeting Mall from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. But at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, he will vacate his perch and check that naughty-nice list one last time. Fast-pass arrangements can be made, and discounts for the military are offered. New This Year! Every child will receive a phone call from Santa, included with their photo package purchase!
WILLOW GROVE PARK MALL
2500 W. Moreland Rd
Willow Grove Park Mall gives kids the chance to meet Mr. Claus under a festive cascade of prancing carousel horses. Santa is available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m on Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Have your pet take a picture with Santa on Mondays now through December 17th. Mrs. Claus is there every day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
230 Montgomery Mall
At Montgomery Mall, the holiday's jolliest elf takes his seat from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays (with occasional breaks for reindeer-feeding). He can be found in the mall's elevator court, but the quickest way to find him is by following the sound of his booming "ho-ho-ho" echoing amid the crowds.
W. Main and Madison Sts
Santa will visit with guests throughout the holiday season at his house on West Main and Madison Street across from Railroad Plaza. December 1 through 22. Thursdays 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm; Fridays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm; and Saturdays 10:30 am to Noon.
PHILADELPHIA PREMIUM OUTLETS
18 W. Lightcap Rd
Everyone knows Santa travels by reindeer and sleigh. But those boots were made for walkin', too. Kris Kringle strolls the open-air sidewalks of the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, where the December breeze gives his cheeks and extra-rosy glow.