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CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Capital City Mall
3506 Capital City Mall Drive, Camp Hill
717-737-1578
Visit with Santa at Capital City Mall throughout the season! Get a keepsake family photo in addition to your photo with Santa. Want a photo of your family pet? Bring in your furry friends for a photo with Santa every Monday, all day, through December 16.

Gunn-Mowery Insurance
650 N. 12th Street, Lemoyne
717-761-4600
Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. on a fire truck. Pictures with Santa to follow. This is a FREE event and cookies and they’ll have a goody bag for each child!

Hickory Ridge Restaurant
1004  Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle
717-906-1765
Sunday, December 22, 8-10:30 a.m. Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast buffet, $9.99; kids 5-12, $4.99. Kids under age 5 eat for free!

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden
51 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg
717-766-7993
December 7, 1-4 p.m. Meet Santa, with additional activities including Make It Take It craft, photo opportunities for holiday cards, plus hot chocolate & cookies.

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DAUPHIN COUNTY

Auto Museum at Hershey – AACA Museum, Inc.
161 Museum Drive, Hershey
717-566-7100
Two special events for Saturday, December 7:
Breakfast with Santa:
Santa photos will be available for purchase. Breakfast, kid’s activity and full museum access included with your ticket to attend this event.
Polar Express Pajama Party & Movie Night: All Aboard!
Note: Advance tickets are required for both events. Visit AACAMuseum.org for pricing and full details

 Christmas at Italian Lake benefiting Bethesda Mission
Italian Lake Park, Uptown Harrisburg
717-257-4442
December 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and December 15, 12-5 p.m.
Photos with Santa will be taken by a professional photographer and emailed to parents. Other event highlights include Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 14 at 5 p.m., caroling by local choirs, sleigh rides, petting zoo, Christmas market, and food trucks.

Harrisburg Mall
3501 Paxton Street, Harrisburg
717-564-0980
December 14, 15, 21, and 22, 1-5 p.m. Selfies with Santa! Take a free selfie with Santa under the beautiful Christmas tree in Center Court, first floor. Also, join the for A Night of Music with Santa on
December 4, 11, and 18, 5-7 p.m. Sing Along with Santa in the Food Court, second floor. Santa will play all of your favorite holiday tunes on his keyboard from the North Pole!

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden
5350 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg
717-657-1760
December 7, 1-4 p.m. Meet Santa, with additional activities including Make It Take It craft, photo opportunities for holiday cards, plus hot chocolate & cookies.

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LANCASTER COUNTY

Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Café
2715 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
717-768-1501
Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m.-12 pm. A Sweet Holiday Celebration, which includes pictures with Santa, cookie-decorating, carriage rides, holiday balloons, kids’ face painting, a family photo booth, live music, their 12 drinks of Christmas, samples of holiday treats, and a special holiday gift for the first 100 children.

Christmas on Main hosted by New Holland Business Association
North Roberts Avenue & Main St., New Holland
Saturday, December 7, 3-6 p.m. Santa arrives with a little help from the Garden Spot Fire Rescue!

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
2249 Lincoln Highway East
1-866-386-2839
Saturdays and Sundays, November 23-December 30. Santa will be in Merlin’s Restaurant to listen to Christmas wishes and take photos each operating day of Dutch Winter Wonderland through December 22. Hours are 3-9 p.m. on Saturdays and 3-8 p.m. on Sundays. Please see DutchWonderland.com for full operating calendar.

Spooky Nook Sports
75 Champ Blvd., Manheim
717-618-8563 x 263
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9-11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa. The event will have a Polar Express theme. Breakfast will include pancakes (Top Your Own Pancake Bar), eggs and bacon. Santa will tell a story and take photos with the children. Activities and games will be offered.

Tiny Town
533 Janet Ave., Lancaster
717-947-7350
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Tiny Town’s Lollipop Lane! A town transformed into a confectionery dream – see all 11 playhouses decorated in Candy.
Sunday, December 8: Santa will be visiting! Purchase your tickets at tinytownpa.com.

Turkey Hill Experience
301 Linden Street, Columbia
717-684-0134
Saturday December 14 and Saturday, December 21, 4-8 p.m. Ice Cream with Santa. Join Santa for an evening filled with fun activities, beautiful decorations, and of course, plenty of delicious Turkey Hill Ice Cream! Kids 0-12 will listen while Santa reads a Christmas story, create a holiday card and craft, sample Mrs. Claus’ holiday cookies, and enjoy a holiday ice cream creation.

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden
301 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster
717-397-4718
December 7, 1-4 p.m. Meet Santa, with additional activities including Make It Take It craft, photo opportunities for holiday cards, plus hot chocolate & cookies.

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden
1050 Lititz Pike, Lititz
717-627-7654
December 7, 1-4 p.m. Meet Santa, with additional activities including Make It Take It craft, photo opportunities for holiday cards, plus hot chocolate & cookies.

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YORK COUNTY

Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market
8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville
717-428-2036
Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Christmastime in Loganville”
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “Christmastime in Loganville
Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmastime in Loganville

City of York Special Events presents Light Up York
In and around Continental Square in downtown York
717-849-2217
Saturday, December 7, 12-7 p.m.  There will be a variety of family-friendly entertainment, scavenger hunt, photo opp stops, crafts, workshops, movies in The Capitol, face painting, human snow globe, live reindeer, and much more! FREE photos with Santa from 1-4 p.m. and a tree lighting ceremony at Continental Square begins 5 p.m. All events free and open to public.

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden
4450 Lincoln Hwy. East, York
717-840-4026
December 7, 1-4 p.m. Meet Santa, with additional activities including Make It Take It craft, photo opportunities for holiday cards, plus hot chocolate & cookies.

Steam Into History
Northern Central Railway – Steam Into History
2 W. Main St., New Freedom
717-942-2370 x 100
December 2, 10 a.m. Breakfast with Santa- and pictures!  Ride time is at 10 a.m. and you must call 717-942-2370 x 100 to make a reservation.
December 6, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22; train times vary. Santa Express trains are back on the schedule this year with holiday cheer for all ages. Riders will hear the Night Before Christmas and Christmas music in anticipation of a visit from the man in red.

Strawberry Square
300 Market Street, Harrisburg
717-255-1038
Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Holiday Parade & Reception. Stop at Strawberry Square after the parade for cookies & hot chocolate and photos with Santa.
Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Harrisburg Flea at Strawberry Square; photos with Santa and free gifts for kids.
Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra performance in Strawberry Square; photos with Santa & free gifts for kids.

York County Parks and Recreation
3699 Deininger Road, York
717-840-7440
November 29-December 23. Visit Santa at Rocky Ridge County Park during Christmas Magic – “A Festival of Lights. Hours are Fridays through Sundays, 5.-9 p.m. and Mondays through Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Visit Yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html or find them on Facebook for more details!

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