Where to See Santa in Westchester County This Holiday Season

Santa Claus brings holiday joy to the children all across Westchester County. Here's where to find him and his little helpers.

Children of Westchester County (and adults and pets for that matter) can look forward to spending time with that jolly old soul himself this year, as Santa Claus returns to the 914 for a holiday season of meet-and-greets, photo ops, and spreading of Christmas cheer.

Benjamin Steakhouse

610 Hartsdale Rd, White Plains; 914.428.6868

Santa is back at the beloved Westchester steakhouse for another year’s Santa Brunch on December 17 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. The restaurant will serve prix-fixe menus for $69.95 per person. The package even includes a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus to take home. Make your reservations here.

 

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Cross County Center

Santa sets up shop at Yonkers’ Cross County Center daily from Friday, November 17 through Christmas Eve. Reservations are not mandatory (except on Christmas Eve) but are highly encouraged. Photo packages start at $39.99.

Jefferson Valley Mall

Santa posts up by the food court daily this year, from now straight through Christmas Eve. Walk-ins are welcome, but, as always, reservations are recommended. Photo packages also start at $39.99.

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Lasdon Park & Arboretum

Santa will make his annual appearance at his cottage in Lasdon Park at the location’s annual Holiday on the Hill Train Show, featuring more than 5,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor model train exhibits. The show opened on November 25 and will be open on Thursdays through Sundays until Christmas Eve and on December 26-31. Tickets start at $10 per child, $20 per adult, and $15 per senior, with free entry for children two and younger.

Sleighbells on the Avenues

Santa and Mrs. Claus will drop by for Larchmont’s holiday event on December 2, popping in by way of their magic snow globe to greet children and guests of all ages in Addison Park from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf, and a tree lighting ceremony at dusk. The event is free.

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Photo by Malcolm Frouman; courtesy Light up Larchmont

Ridge Hill

Santa will also be at Yonkers’ Ridge Hill (he can bilocate; he’s magic, duh) daily from November 20 through Christmas Eve in suite 1120, right next to Starbucks (how convenient). Walk-ins are always welcome, though registered guests take priority. The venue recommends stopping by early in the day or right after Santa’s break if you don’t have a registration. Photo packages start at $45.95. If your furry best friend is looking to snap a photo with Santa, a pet night is available December 13 for $25.

 

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Stew Leonard’s

St. Nick is back in person at the local and regional grocer this year. Starting December 1 and running through December 24, Mr. Kringle will welcome families with a complimentary photo in the brand’s Yonkers location. Kids can also press a magical button that will make Santa’s giant toy brick castle come alive! For a drive-through experience, Santa will be part of the Stew Leonard’s Holiday Mini-Drive Thru starting December 1, along with friendly snowmen, cartoon characters, and plenty of twinkling lights.

 

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The Westchester

The county’s namesake mall is already hosting St. Nick through Christmas Eve and includes a time slot for children with special needs on December 3 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Is your child four-legged and furry? Pet photo hours will be on December 10. Photo package reservations start at $39.99.

 

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Santa Brunch

The Royal Regency Hotel is hosting a Brunch with Santa on December 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 .m. Enjoy a delicious spread including fluffy waffles and scrambled eggs. Each kid will have the opportunity to meet Santa, share their wish list, and take a photo. There will also be face painting, balloon art, a gingerbread cookie decorating station, and more.

Westchester Winter Wonderland

Up for a drive-by Santa sighting? Santa will be waving and greeting the cars that swing through the Westchester Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Experience again this year. The Wonderland is filled with more than a mile of lit displays, happy characters, and a specially tuned FM broadcast of festive music. The experience is open daily from November 25 through December 31, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Santa’s a little busy then!) Tickets are $35 per car, with proceeds benefiting the Westchester County Parks Foundation.

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Courtesy Westchester Parks | Thompson & Bender

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