Holiday Cheer for the Whole Family: 10 Spots to Meet Santa!

Come Saturday night, Christmas Eve, Santa will be making his rounds to all the good little boys and girls of Long Island, from the very tip of Montauk through to the busy streets of Manhattan.

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Come Saturday night, Christmas Eve, Santa will be making his rounds to all the good little boys and girls of Long Island, from the very tip of Montauk through to the busy streets of Manhattan. But before spreading holiday cheer, joy, and loads gifts with Rudolph lighting the way, the elusive elf will be making guest appearance in malls, on farms, and star in parades up until his return to the North Pole Christmas night. The following list provides a guide for families to squeeze in a last minute visit with the jolly man himself. It begs the question, however, how can one man in so many places at one time. I guess we’ll have to chalk it all up to some good ol’ Christmas magic.

  1. Green Acres Mall, 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, NY, 11581- (516) 825-4128

In the Kohl’s wing of the Green Acres Mall children will be given the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa until he begins his holiday trek. Santa’s hours are as follows:

Wednesday through Friday 10am-1pm, 2-5pm, and 6-9pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

  1. Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY, 11530 - (416) 742-8000

Santa will be visiting the North Court of the Roosevelt Field Mall until his departure on December 24th. Times are as follows: Wednesday through Friday, 9am-9:30pm and Saturday 8am-6pm. Photo packages start at $20.

  1. Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY, 11590 – (516) 334-0066 / http://hicksnurseries.com

During Santa’s Long Island stay he will be making a pit stop at Hick’s Nurseries in Westbury until December 23rd and he won’t be alone. Santa’s trusted reindeer travel companions will be visiting Hick’s as well. Santa will be meeting with families and taking any last minute requests between 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Hick’s suggests that you bring your own camera.

  1. Mall at the Source, 1504 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY, 11590 – (516) 228-0303

Santa will be visiting the lower level, center court at the Mall at the Source daily until December 24th. Hours are as follows: Wednesday through Friday 10am-8:30pm and Saturday 8am-6pm.

  1. Bayville Adventure Park’s Winter Wonderland, 8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY, 11709 – (516) 628-8697 / http://www.bayvillewinterwonderland.com

Admission into the Bayville Winter Wonderland Park gives families the opportunity to meet Santa and have pictures taken with him along with a tour of Santa’s Toy Factory Funhouse, a train ride around the park, ice skating, and a spectacular light show. Tickets are $12 per person before 5pm (not including the light show) and $15 after 5pm. Times are as follows: Wednesday and Thursday 6-9pm, Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, and Sunday 12-9pm.

  1. Westfield Sunrise Mall, One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY, 11758 – (516) 795-3550

Santa won’t be on Long Island much longer but there’s still time to visit him in the Macy’s Court on Level 1 at the Westfield Sunrise Mall. Photo gift package options include multiple image sizes and hi-resolution portrait CDs. All gift packages include a free Shutterfly.com gift card. Santa’s visiting hours* are as follows: Wednesday through Friday 10am-9pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

*Santa takes break 1-2pm and 6-pm to feed his reindeer, keep this in mind as you plan your trip.

  1. Broadway Mall, 906 Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY, 11801 – (516) 939-0679

Santa will holding a unique photo opportunity and meet and greet in the Ikea wing of the Broadway Mall in Hicksville. Photo packages start at $20. Santa’s hours are as follows: Wednesday through Friday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, and 6pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

  1. Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 101, Huntington Station, NY, 11746 – (631) 271-1746

Santa’s meet and greet at Walt Whitman Mall will be held in the center court. His stay will last until December 24th. Times are as follows: Wednesday and Thursday 10am-8:30pm, Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday 8am-6pm. Keep in mind that Santa will be taking milk and cookie breaks throughout the day and factor that into your holiday schedule.

  1. Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY, 11706 – (631) 665-8600

Don’t miss Santa at the Westfield South Shore Mall in the Lord & Taylor Court on Level 1; his stay won’t be long as Christmas Eve is almost here. Photo gift package options include multiple image sizes and hi-res portrait CDs. All gift packages include a free Shutterfly.com gift card. Santa’s visiting hours* are as follows: Wednesday through Friday 10am-9:30pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

*Santa takes break 1-2pm and 6-pm to feed his reindeer, keep this in mind as you plan your trip.

  1. Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY, 11755 – (631) 724-1433

Each child who visits Santa in the Center Court of the Smith Haven Mall will not only cherish this miraculous encounter but will also receive a gift from the Mall. Santa’s hours are as follows: Wednesday through Friday 9am-9:30pm, and Saturday 8am-6pm. Santa takes breaks to feed his reindeer so make sure to leave room in your holiday schedule.