Catch Santa Before He’s Gone

This weekend is the last chance glimpse we’ll have of Santa on the Green this season.

Photo Credit: @NorthJerseyDroneShots

You’ve probably passed by the center of town many times on your hurried drives home from work or transporting the kids from activity to activity. You’ve briefly seen the lights that transform the stately trees on the Green, and in the back of your mind you’ve made a silent promise (or maybe several) to bring your kids and really spend some time appreciating the wonder that is the Green alive with the glow of the season.

The final weekend before Christmas is here, and there is no better time to finally have a visit with Santa…..or a second, if the littlest in your family insists. In celebration of St. Nick’s big sendoff, this weekend the Green is full of holiday fun both outside and in. Today you can stop by the Activity Tent between 1 and 2:30pm as the Mayo Performing Arts Company hosts holiday singing.

After enjoying your favorite songs that only come around once a year, check the line outside Santa’s House. If you feel you can brave the slightly damp gray that the lights do their best to chase away, embrace the excitement that is surely filling your child as you help them anticipate all they will share with the jolly man in red. Then, you might want to return to the Activity Tent for performances by the Original Music School between 4 and 6pm.

Saturday, December 18

Santa House, Noon to 7pm

Santa visits and photos

Activity Tent

Singing holiday favorites with the Mayo Performing Arts Company, 1 to 2:30pm

Holiday performances with the Original Music School, 4 to 6 p.m.

Outdoor Activities

Miniature Train Rides, 4 to 5 p.m. (The rain will stop in time for this one! Though if you miss the chance to ride the train, there are more hours available tomorrow.) 

If today’s sogginess and gray overtones keep you wrapped tight inside, there are many more opportunities for tomorrow. Luckily, sun is in store for Santa’s very last day on the Green before he is whisked away to the North Pole in preparation for his travels next weekend. 

Start your Sunday in the heart of Morristown by visiting Santa in his house on the Green. After they have had a moment to let Santa know how they’ve been this year, make sure to take your little ones to the Activity Tent between 1 and 3pm to create their very own ornament inspired by the artwork of Thomas Nast, the Civil War cartoonist responsible for our modern image of Santa. 

If they (and you!) still have energy after coloring and crafting, take a walk around the Green to watch the ice sculpting demonstrations. After riding the miniature train, you can return to the Activity Tent at 4pm where your kids can use all of their creativity to turn socks into snowmen.  

Sunday, December 19

Santa House, Noon to 7pm 

Visit Santa and capture the moment with a photo

Activity Tent, 1-3pm 

Macculloch Hall Thomas Nast Ornament Coloring Activity

Activity Tent, 4-6pm

Preschool Advantage Snowflake and Sock Snowman Crafts

Outdoor Activities

Ice Sculpting Demonstrations, 2-4pm

Miniature Train Rides, 2-6pm 


All activities are free, with the exception of photos with Santa ($10)

Free parking available in the Ann-Bank Garage on Saturdays and Sundays in December 

Please note: Adults entering the Santa House without face covering will be required to show proof of vaccine.

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