Take Pictures with Santa near Bay Shore, NY
Hard to believe, but it’s already that time of year where you start making your Christmas gift wish list. And possibly more importantly, it’s time to take the kids to see Santa Claus so that they can tell him what they want. Here are some places that you can stop by to meet and take pictures with Santa near Bay Shore, NY.
Westfield South Shore Mall
Just down the road from us, you can take your kids to visit Santa in the Lord & Taylor Court inside the South Shore Mall. Santa is already meeting with good little girls and boys, and he will continue to be there all the way until Christmas Eve. He’s available Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9:30 PM with breaks at 1 PM and 5PM; as well as Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM with a break at 2 PM. Meeting Santa is free, but picture packages vary in price.
Community Pet Supplies & Grooming
On Saturday, November 17th and 24th, you can bring your furry babies to Community Pet for pictures with Santa from 11 AM to 5 PM. With a $10 donation to the Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, you will receive a 4×6 print taken by Len Marks Photography. This is a great way to get a great holiday photo of you and your pet while supporting a great cause. To reserve a time slot, call Community Pet Shop at 631-421-0088.
Planting Fields’ 2018 Tree Lighting & Santa Visit
Come out to Oyster Bay for a gorgeous tree lighting event at the Planting Fields Arboretum. There will be self-guided visits through the decorated through Coe Hall, live music by Jack Kohl in the Great Hall, carolers wandering the grounds, visits with Santa in the Hay Barn until 7:30 PM, and the tree will light up at 6 PM sharp. The event is on December 7th and goes from 6 PM to 8 PM; plus, it’s free and even has free parking!
Suffolk County Harley Davidson
Working with the Bikers Against Child Abuse organization, the Harley Davidson in Oakdale is having a Photos with Santa event on December 15th from 11 AM to 3 PM. There will also be a delicious Hot Chocolate Bar. The store is also participating in the annual Ski’s Open Heart Foundation Toy & Food Drive, if you’d like to donate, you can bring toys to drop off at the store.
Santa Brunch at Southside
On Sunday, December 16th at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM, you can have brunch with Santa at Southside Bar and Restaurant! Already a popular spot in Bay Shore, you can enjoy a delicious meal and various baked goods with your kids at $30 for adults and $15 for kids. Southside recommends reserving a spot at one of the available times, which you can do by calling 631-655-9596.
Smith Haven Mall
Just head up to Lake Grove and stop by the Smith Haven Mall for some photos with Santa Claus. With regular weekly hours of around 9 AM to 9 PM, you can bring the kids to sit on Santa’s lap and get their picture taken with him. And for children who need a bit of extra caring, you can reserve an appointment to meet Santa on November 25, December 2, 9, and 16 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Also, every Sunday until Christmas from 7 PM to 8:30 PM, you can bring your furry friends for picture with Santa.