Santa is Coming to Town: Here’s Where You Can Visit Him! We have the ultimate guide on where to find the jolly guy. From traditional holiday events to unique experiences and photo ops, we know all of his favorite South Jersey hangouts. Join us as we share the region’s top Santa Sighting locations.
We’re glad you asked… It’s our Winter Festival here at Diggerland! Each weekend you and your family can enjoy live music, our famous Parade of Machines, specialty food, hayrides and plenty of fun and games. Winterfest is an optional festival during November when the theme park is operational.It’s included in regular admission ticket price! So not only do you get 40+ attractions, you also get access to all that Winterfest provides. Child on Santa’s lap telling him what he wants for Christmas while Dad takes a photo. Santa is really busy leading up to the holidays, but he’s making a special stop at Diggerland USA. Look for him riding in during our famous Parade of Machines.
On December 11th, you can shop for handmade fine arts and crafts at the Merchantville Holiday Market. You’ll also find food trucks, a hot chocolate bar, live ice sculpture demonstrations, music, face painting, craft activities for kids, and visits with Santa
When you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, plan a day at Smithville to slow it down, enjoy your family and be reminded of the simpler pleasures of the holidays. Breakfast with Santa at Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light. Reservations needed, Dec. 16th Lantern Light. If you are having trouble locating Mrs. Claus, you can always ask the Magic Tree. You heard me right!! Next to the Smithville Train Station an over sized Christmas tree is brought in from Santa’s private forest. This beautifully decorated Christmas tree awakens to talk with you and your children about the upcoming holidays and, well, anything you might want. You will also find wandering carolers dressed in Victorian attire, holiday activities for all ages, a wine and mulled cider tent, a Holiday Marketplace, ice skating, ice carving, art exhibits, and, of course, Victorian Santa!
Adventure Aquarium invites holiday lovers to splash into the spirit of Fishmas for an experience worth writing to the North Pole about during Christmas Underwater, running now until December 24. The star of Christmas Underwater is Scuba Santa, who will be swimming to town to share holiday cheer with believers of all ages (and species!) Guests can interact and snap selfies with Scuba Santa, who will be diving daily in Ocean Realm among sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays.
Celebrate the yuletide season as you embark on a trip back in time to Christmas of a bygone era. Santa will be climbing aboard our restored 1930’s train to visit each family as you take in the changing winter landscapes and listen to old fashion Christmas music.
Santa is available for visits every weekend in December free of charge! Santa will welcome families at his Collingswood Headquarters at Extraordinary ED, 808 Haddon Ave. Visits are scheduled Friday nights from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Visit Santa to drop off your wish list and take photos and enjoy all the fun, shopping, and dining in downtown Collingswood!
The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s Toy Shop. Santa will be here starting Thursday, November 9th and is located in Center Court, near Macy’s. A visit with Santa is always free and photo packages are available for purchase.
Come to Johnson’s Farm to visit and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus this holiday season! Enjoy hot cocoa, decorate cookies, and go on a Christmas hayride as part of our festive holiday activities. See Fire and Lights in the Discovery Barnyard and Animal Farm with our NEW “Light SHOW on the LAKE.” Thousands of twinkling lights and a fire Pit for roasting marshmallows TOO! Click to see our daily schedule. Our holiday festivities are running now up through December 23rd.
Don’t miss out on FREE photos with Santa! Come enjoy dinner with your family and get a photo with Santa, on us! Santa will be here on December 13th and 19th between 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Happy Holidays!