Where to see Santa this holiday season in New Hope-Lambertville

NEW HOPE, PA — Santa Claus will be back in New Hope-Lambertville this holiday season after a few years of COVID-19 restrictions that made it difficult for kids to crawl onto his lap and prove they were good boys and girls last year.

Visits and pictures with Santa are at the heart of many families’ holiday traditions, but the coronavirus pandemic has given them a lump of coal. Malls and other venues implemented social distancing measures to curb the spread of the virus in both 2020 and 2021, and largely moved Santa meetings online.

Virtual visits are still an option in many places, but there’s nothing quite like seeing jolly old St Nick live and in person. In New Hope-Lambertville, children have multiple opportunities:

  • New Hope Borough Tree Lighting and the arrival of Santa Claus. Sunday 27 November. Presented by the New Hope Chamber of Commerce and the Logan Inn, the event will be held at the Logan Inn at 10 West Ferry Street beginning with music at 4pm followed by tree lighting at around 6pm. Music provided by New Hope-Solebury High School Choir and Sam Ryan. According to chamber officials, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also attend the event. The holiday celebration continues with a holiday parade through town on Sunday, December 4th. The parade is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and march down the bridge and down the main streets.
  • Christmas Festival, Lambertville Station. December 17 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and December 18 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm Games, family activities, pictures with Santa, seasonal food, school choirs, more than 40 specialty vendors and food collection for Fisherman’s Mark.
  • Plumstead Township Tree Lighting and the Arrival of Santa Claus. Friday, December 2, beginning at 6 p.m. Hanusey Park, 4757 Goarden Road, Doylestown. Dance performances, ugly sweater contest, Santa’s arrival, tree lighting, Santa Meet and Greet. The rainy date is Saturday 3 December.
  • Peddler’s Village in Lahaska is one of Santa’s favorite spots. Children have the opportunity to see Santa during the Holly Jolly Weekend afternoon parade, weekends for photos at the Giggleberry Fair and more. (He’s been known to stop by occasionally to sing along too!)

Santa arrived at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Santa’s Wonderland on November 12th and will be holding court until Christmas Eve. Reservations are recommended.

Santa will be featured in Macy’s stores in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston and Orlando. In Bucks County, Santa will be at the Oxford Valley Mall through December 24th. Reservation is required, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS