Santa will be out and about in the Hudson Valley long before he comes down the chimney in the early hours of Dec. 25 to load up gifts under the Christmas tree.

From malls to tree lighting ceremonies to community Christmas parties, we've compiled a list of spots where you can find the big jolly guy in the weeks leading up to Christmas and get a photo with him.

Know of a location open to the public for free or at the cost of a ticket that we might have missed? Email jackie.corley@townsquaremedia.com with the details.

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DUTCHESS COUNTY



Adams Fairacre Farms - Poughkeepsie

765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 • adamsfarms.com

Get free photos with Santa at Adams Fairacre Farms locations during holiday weekends.

The hours are 10AM-4PM on Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 17.


Adams Fairacre Farms - Wappinger

160 Old Post Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 • adamsfarms.com

Get free photos with Santa at Adams Fairacre Farms locations during holiday weekends.

The hours are 11AM-4PM on Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 17.


Arlington Holiday Festival

Raymond Ave & Davis Ave, Arlington, NY 12603

The Arlington Holiday Festival on Saturday, Dec. 2 runs from noon to 6PM. Pictures with Santa will be available.


Battenfeld & Son Christmas Tree Farm

856 NY-199, Red Hook, NY 12571 • christmastreefarm.us

Santa will be at the Christmas Tree Farm Saturday, Dec. 2; Sunday, Dec. 3; Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 11AM to 2PM.

Wagon rides are available 9AM to 4PM on those days.


Crown Maple

47 McCourt Rd, Dover Plains, NY 12522 • crownmaple.com

Madava Farms will host a pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9, Sunday, Dec. 10, Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17.

Dining reservations are available for 10AM, noon and 2PM.

The cost is $18 for adults and $13 for kids under 12. Toddlers 3 years old and under are free.


Village of Fishkill Village Hall

1095 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524

The Village of Fishkill holiday party and tree lighting takes place Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2:30PM to 4:30PM. The event features pictures with Santa, crafts for kids and a petting zoo and ends with the tree lighting.


Hyde Park Town Hall

4383 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538 • hydeparkny.us

The Hyde Park Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Dec. 3 from 4:45PM to 6PM. Santa will arrive by police car for an early visit with the kids.


Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival

38 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 • holidayspiritfestival.com

Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival is open Fridays from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Saturdays from 4:30PM to 9PM and Sundays from 6PM to 8:30PM in December.

The attractions are also open Thursday, Dec. 21 from 6{M to 8:30PM and Friday, Dec. 22 from 6PM to 9PM.

See the elves' workshop, stroll through a North Pole Village, see the enchanted forest of lights and meet Santa at his house.


Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall

2001 South Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 • poughkeepsiegalleriamall.com

Photos with Santa are available Nov. 18, 2017-Dec. 24, 2017.

Monday through Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Breaktimes: 1-2pm, 5-6pm

Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Breaktime: 2-3pm


Soukup Farms

278 Halls Corners Rd, Dover Plains, NY 12522 • soukupfarms.com

Soukup Farms will host milk and cookies with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10AM to 4PM.

Take pictures with Santa, enjoy a craft area, enjoy Mrs. Claus' reading corner and eat at the outdoor smores pit.


Towne Crier Cafe

379 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508 • townecrier.com

Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11AM.

Adults - $15
Kids - $10

The price includes coloring book and crayons, a full breakfast buffet and special holiday ornament craft and pictures with Santa.


Town of Wappinger Tree Lighting

All Angels Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 • townofwappinger.us

The Town of Wappinger will hold a tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5PM to 7PM. Santa will arrive to see the kids.


ULSTER COUNTY



Adams Fairacre Farms - Kingston

1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine, NY 12449 • adamsfarms.com

Get free photos with Santa at Adams Fairacre Farms locations during holiday weekends.

The hours are 10AM-4PM on Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 17. Santa will be on break between 1-2PM.

A pet photo night will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5-7PM with proceeds going to benefit Bark for Life.


Catskill Mountain Railroad

149 Aaron Ct, Kingston, NY 12401 • catskillmtrailroad.com

The Polar Express returns to Kingston Nov. 17 through Dec. 28.

The train ride inspired by the hit Warner Bros. film features characters from the movie come to life and a visit from Santa during the trip to the North Pole.


Frosty Fest

778 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY 12487 • afrostyfest.com

Frosty Fest at Headless Horseman Hayrides and features Candy Cane Lane, Frosty's Enchanted Forest and Santa's North Pole -- including a visit with Santa.


ORANGE COUNTY


Adams Fairacre Farms - Newburgh

1240 NY-300, Newburgh, NY 12550 • adamsfarms.com

Get free photos with Santa at Adams Fairacre Farms locations during holiday weekends.

The hours are 11AM-4PM on Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 17.


Eisenhower Hall Theatre

655 Pitcher Rd, West Point, NY 10996 • ikehall.com

The West Point Holiday Show will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday Dec. 3 at 1:30PM. The event is free and Santa will be in the lobby after the concert to pose for pictures.


Galleria at Crystal Run

1 Galleria Dr, Middletown, NY 10941 • galleriacrystalrun.com

Santa will be available for photos at the Galleria at Crystal Run Mondays through Saturdays from 10AM to 9PM with breaks from 1PM-2PM and 5PM-6PM. He will also be available from 11AM to 6PM with a break from 2PM to 3PM.


Manza Family Farm

730 NY-211, Montgomery, NY 12549 • manzafamilyfarm.net

Pick out a tree, see farm animals and reindeer and meet Santa on weekends from 11AM to 4PM


Museum Village

1010 NY-17M, Monroe, NY 10950 • museumvillage.org

Christmas in the Village will be held Dec. 3 from noon to 6PM.

Come see Santa by the fireplace, take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane and enjoy holiday entertainment in The Playhouse.

A $5 donation at the door is suggested. All proceeds go toward the Museum Village Education Program.


South Orange Family YMCA

45 Gilbert Street, Monroe, NY 10950 • middletownymca.org

The South Orange Family YMCA will host an afternoon with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1PM to 3PM.

Help spread the holiday cheer by donating a new unwrapped toy for their toy drive.


Sugar Loaf Methodist Church

1387 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981 • sugarloafumcny.com

The Sugar Loaf Community Foundation in partnership with the Sugar Loaf Methodist Church will bring an old-fashioned holiday celebration to town on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. Photos with Santa will be held at the church at 3:30PM.


SULLIVAN COUNTY


Delaware Youth Center

8 Creamery Rd, Callicoon, NY 12723 • delawareyouthcenter.org

Callicoon will hold a children's Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1-3PM. The event will feature arts and crafts projects, cupcake decorating and pictures with Santa for a nominal fee.


Livingston Manor Fire Co.

52 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 • livingstonmanor.org/events-list/

The Livingston Manor Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a holiday party featuring Santa at 1PM.


PUTNAM COUNTY


Mahopac Middle School

425 Baldwin Place Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541 • mms.mahopac.k12.ny.us

Mahopac Middle School PTO will hold a holiday craft fair and charity game show on Saturday from 10AM to 4PM.

Do some holiday shopping and get a photo with Santa. All proceeds go to charity.