Where to meet Santa This Holiday Season in Hartford County, CT
With their Christmas lists ready to give to Santa, your children may be anxiously waiting to finally meet Ole Saint Nick hoping that they made it on his “nice” list this year. While you can always hit up the usual spot like the mall, there are also many other options to meet the big man in red. In Hartford county, Santa is popping up everywhere. Check out all of these fun ways to spend some time with Santa in your area this season.
Thursday December 6th from 5:30-8:30 pm is the annual Holiday Stroll in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center. The family friendly event will include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse drawn carriage rides, musical performances, holiday treats, merchant specials and more! The night also marks the start of the 4 day Gingerbread House Show & Competition.
Saturday December 8 from 1-3 pm enjoy cookies with Santa at the New Britain Youth Museum. Visit Santa and receive a small gift. There will also be Christmas caroling, crafts, cocoa and/or coffee. Adults are $5, children 2-18 $3 and children under 2 are free!
Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Canton’s annual holiday event at the community center. There will be themed crafts, festive music, caroling and special visitors. Each child will receive a small gift after visiting Santa. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, fruit, muffins, coffee, tea, milk, cocoa and juice. Adult tickets are $12, children 12 and under are $10.
Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa again this year at Wickham Park for their 31st annual Santa’s workshop. A free event sponsored by the park for children to enjoy visits with Santa and his elves and refreshments with Mrs. Claus. Hours are 3-6 pm weekdays and 1-5 pm on the weekends.
Another breakfast with Santa event is in South Windsor at the Lodge at Maneeley’s on Sunday December 23 from 9-11 am that will also feature holiday music, crafts and a photo with Santa. They are asking for a donation of one unwrapped toy.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!