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Where’s Santa? Find Santa near you in 2022!

Where’s Santa? There’s so much going on this holiday season, so we’re here to help you find a place to meet Santa. This list only includes locations for multiple days. One day events are not listed.

This is an incomplete list as Santa is everywhere!

Santa in Downtown Pittsburgh

Location: Heinz Hall Courtyard (new location for 2022)
Dates: Nov.18 to Dec. 23
Hours:
Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Light Up Night: Noon to 4 p.m.
Black Friday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon to 8 p.m.
Sundays: Noon to 6 p.m.
Free with a suggested $10 donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. You and your family or friends can get a photo with Santa!

Santa at The Mall at Robinson

Nov. 18 to Dec. 24
Mondays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m.
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 3 to 6 p.m.

Sensitive Santa visits: Reservations required
Nov. 20: 9-11 a.m.
Nov. 27: 9-11 a.m.

Paws with Claus Pet Family Night: Reservations required
Dec. 4: 6-8 p.m.

The Mall at Robinson recommends making a reservation to see Santa. More details here.

Santa at Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights

Begins Nov. 19 (on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays before Christmas Eve)
Visit with Santa during Holiday Lights. On select nights, add on a dinner with Santa before Holiday Lights begins. More details here.

Photos with Santa at South Hills Village

Nov. 17 through Dec. 24
Make reservations and see the full schedule here.

Photos with Santa at Ross Park Mall

Continues through Dec. 24
Make reservations and see the full schedule here.

Santa’s Workshop at Monroeville Mall

Nov. 23 through Dec. 24
Reservations are recommended but not required. More details here.

Photos with Santa at Beaver Valley Mall

Dec. 1-24
Reservations are requested. Walk-ins are accepted as time permits. More details here.

Photos with Santa at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

Dec. 1-24
Reservations are requested. Walk-ins are accepted as time permits. More details here.

Santa at Millcreek Mall

Nov. 19 to Dec. 24
Santa will be at the mall’s center court. More details here.

Santa at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center

Five days between Nov. 25 and Dec. 24
Visit with Santa and see Pittsburgh history. More details here.



Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights returns

Experience Western Pennsylvania’s favorite amusement park — at the holidays! Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights features more than 1 million lights, Pennsylvania’s tallest Christmas tree, rides, food, Santa, train display, dancing lights displays, community/school performance groups and more. Well-known Pittsburghers read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Kennyville Stage.

Rides scheduled to operate for Holiday Lights 2022: Auto Race, Ghostwood Estate, Gran Prix, Jack Rabbit, Kangaroo, Merry-Go-Round, Noah’s Ark, Turtle, Thomas Town and up to nine Kiddieland rides. (Jack Rabbit will operate on nights temperatures remain above 40 degrees.)

  • Details: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from Nov. 19 to Jan. 1. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. to Dec. 24. Plus, nightly Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Dates and times are subject to change.
  • Cost: $19.99 online
  • Online: Kennywood.com