As the days count down to Christmas, Santa is working on Public Relations – with meet and greets, photo shoots, and dining out with little fans. Santa will be coming to a town near you. See our listing below of some of the locations where Santa will be.
Santa and Your Pet Pics – Eastern Pet Supplies, Bridgeport, WV. No need for an appointment, first come, first serve. Please be sure pets are on a leash or in a carrier.
Nov & Dec
The Polar Express Train Ride to the North Pole. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, Elkins, WV. Adults & Children over 12 – $57. Children under 12 – $51 (including infants). Departs Elkins Depot 5 pm and 7:15 pm. November dates: 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th, & 30th December dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, & 18th 866-874-7653. Mtn-rail.com SORRY, SOLD OUT!
Nov. 19-Dec. 24
Photos with Santa at Meadowbrook Mall, Bridgeport WV. Monday – Saturday Noon – 8 pm (Break 3-4 pm.) Sunday Noon – 5 pm (Break 2:30-3:00). Closed Thanksgiving. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24…9am til 5pm, Break 1-1:45pm. http://www.meadowbrookmall.com/events
Nov. 10 – Dec. 24
Santa in the Frosty (and snowy) Forest – Charleston Town Center, Charleston WV. Visit Santa daily at the “Frosty Forest” located in Sears Court. Photos available – $. See website for hours. http://www.charlestontowncenter.com/event/santa-hours/2145465036/
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17
Santa’s Christmas Adventure at the Resort at Glade Springs, 255 Resort Drive, Daniels, WV. A one-of-a-kind magical journey to the North Pole! Families are invited to create memories through this one-of-a-kind, interactive Christmas adventure. Children will write letters to Santa Claus, assist Santa’s elves in his workshop, try Mrs. Claus’ Christmas cookies, meet Santa Claus himself, and meet Elsa! Partial proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots. 6-9 p.m. Tickets must be purchased online and time slots are filling quickly. https://www.facebook.com/gladechristmas
Nov. 12-Dec. 17 (Saturdays)
Meet & Greet with Mrs. Claus, The Greenbrier, Sulphur Springs, WV. Saturdays – November 12-December 17 11:30-12:30. ‘Tis the season for The Greenbrier’s Christmas Shop at the Depot! Come visit our unique train depot shop and meet Mrs. Claus as she cheerfully welcomes you this Holiday Shopping Season. Our expert staff will be available to answer your questions and help you select the perfect decorations for your home and gifts for your family & friends. 304-536-3745. http://www.greenbrier.com
Sensitive Santa – Morgantown Mall, Morgantown, WV. This is a special time reserved for children with Autism or those on the Autism spectrum. Morgantown Mall will make Santa’s Workshop sensory-friendly with lower lighting and quieter surroundings – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The children can enjoy free activities while they wait to see Santa! Each child will receive one free photo, and additional packages will be available for purchase. If you or someone you know would enjoy this event, feel free to join us! For more information please contact Sarah at email@example.com or 304.983.6200. Please share this information with educators, social workers, or medical professionals who work with Autistic children. http://www.morgantownmall.com/event/sensitive-santa/2145461902
Breakfast with Santa – Stillwaters, Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV. Bring the whole family down to Stillwaters Restaurant for a wonderful breakfast featuring a special appearance by Santa Claus! The event will also feature a hot cocoa and pancake station. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. To make your reservations today, please call 304.269.8880. http://www.stonewallresort.com/
Dec. 3, 9, 17
Christmas Tuck-In’s – Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV. Young guests of Stonewall Resort will experience something they’ll remember for years to come! Schedule a special “Tuck In” for your young ones today! One of our Christmas Elf or Mrs. Claus herself will visit your room just before bedtime, tell a short story, pick up your child’s letter to deliver personally to Santa, and leave a small gift, a cookie and milk. Just $30 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Pre-registration is required by calling 304.269.8887. Deadline for registration is 8pm the day before the scheduled tuck-in. http://www.stonewallresort.com/
Pet Pictures with Santa – Morgantown Mall, Morgantown, WV. Bring your furry friends to take a photo with Santa! You can get a picture of Santa and your pet or you can include the entire family! Photo packages will be available on site, and all pets must remain on a leash at all times. For more information please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.983.6200. http://www.morgantownmall.com/event/sensitive-santa/2145461902
Help Santa Light the Town Tree – Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass, WV. The jolly ole elf will be at Cass WV, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. to help light the Christmas Tree. The town tree is located beside the Cass Company Store. Children that visit with Santa receive fruit and candy. Fee free. Open to the public. 304-456-4300 http://www.cassrailroad.com
Christmas Open House with Santa Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV. See Tygart Lake State Park Lodge and it’s Christmas makeover! Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Apple Annie’s, horse drawn sleigh rides weather permitting, Santa’s workshop, and kids crafts. 304-265-6148. http://www.tygartlake.com/events.htm
Santa Train – South Side Depot, Petersburg, WV. Both nights have boarding times at – 6pm, 7:30pm and 9pm. Tickets: $10.00 each Child ages 2-12, $12.00 each Adult over 12. 304-257-9264. http://www.southsidedepot.com
Visit with Santa at Christmas Light Show – WV State Farm Museum, Point Pleasant WV. Children can visit with Santa nightly and enjoy hot cocoa & cookies. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Visitors can drive or walk the pathway which boasts more than four million lights on the farm. 304-675-5737 www.wvfarmmuseum.org.
Christmas Trees, Cupcakes, and Santa – French Creek Christmas Trees, French Creek, WV. Bring your family and friends to choose your special Christmas tree and enjoy a fun afternoon at French Creek Christmas Trees. Have the children bring their lists and letters to “Santa”, and enjoy a visit with “Frosty the Snowman.” Tour a firetruck and talk with a fireman while waiting to have a special balloon made by that very special and talented “Wuzzy the Elf.” Gloria, with “Almost Heaven Cupcakes”, will be returning with delicious samples of her heavenly cupcakes and a drawing for some sweet Christmas treats. The local fire department will be here to assist with traffic control and parking. Please follow their directions and please keep close track of your children and pets. This will be a fun-filled, family event and any additional activities will be posted on our page.
Other activities to attend in our area on December 3 include: The SUBA Christmas Parade at 1:00 p.m. and Rock Cave Elementary School Craft Show at the Rock Cave Fire Department from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information on the craft show and/or reserving a table, please call the school at: 304-924-6969. 1-4 p.m. 304-924-5584/304-516-0278. https://www.facebook.com/events/1512485059067794/
Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus – North Bend State Park, Cairo WV. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by for breakfast on their way to the North Pole. Check in with the jolly old elf and have your picture taken. Event is from 8:30 – 10:30a.m. Breakfast buffet, Adults: $8.95; Children 12 and younger, free. 304-643-2931. www.northbendsp.com
Brunch with Santa Blackwater Falls State Park Davis, WV. 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Santa stops at Blackwater Falls before returning to the North Pole with his naughty and nice list. A visit with Santa is free. The buffet has a fee. 304-259-5216. http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/Special.htm
Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
Breatkfast or Lunch with Santa Pittsburgh Zoo 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA. Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Join us in visiting with Santa and the animals at the Zoo while enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch, decorating festive holiday cookies, and creating a fun craft project! Breakfast 9:30 a.m.-11:00, Lunch 12 non – 1:30 p.m. Tickets available at www.pittsburghzoo.org.
Snowshoe Resort Holiday Celebration– Snowshoe Resort, Snowshoe WV. The mountain is a holiday wonderland. Join us for holiday crafts and meet Santa & Friends on the slopes! http://www.snowshoemtn.com
Canaan Christmas Celebration – Canaan Valley Resort, Canaan Valley WV. Holiday activities include a visit from Mrs. Claus and a reading of “Twas the night before Xmas” as well as a visit from Santa himself on the 24th. http://canaanresort.com
Send us your Santa events and we will add them to our list! Hurry because Santa is really busy and has to be back at the North Pole soon.