The Gallery at Market East and Willow Grove Park.
With festive parades and joyful music, Santa Claus arrives at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust’s (PREIT) greater Philadelphia-area malls this November to welcome the start of the holiday season. Local children are encouraged to tell the jolly man in the red suit their Christmas wishes and pose for memorable family photos. People of all ages are invited to take part in the holiday cheer. Also, Jolly Old St. Nick himself will be available for professional photos at his festive homes, where he will be located throughout the entire holiday season.
Special events for Santa’s arrival are planned at five Philadelphia-area PREIT malls including Exton Square Mall, The Gallery at Market East, Plymouth Meeting Mall, Springfield Mall and Willow Grove Park. Please see below and visit your area’s mall website for more details on Santa’s Arrival and holiday information such as Santa Photo Hours and Packages.
Willow Grove Park
Willow Grove, PA
Friday, November 11
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.; Show begins at 6:45pm; Santa Arrives at 7pmThousands of holiday revelers will gather at Willow Grove Park for its highly-anticipated, Santa Arrival. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with strolling characters and carolers. A live show follows after with more holiday characters, music and dancing. Santa will make his grand entrance down the “glass chimney” at 7 p.m. All children to who attend receive a free spinning Santa wand, while supplies last.
Plymouth Meeting Mall
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Saturday, November 12
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hundreds of holiday revelers will gather at Plymouth Meeting Mall for the Annual Parade, Holiday Festivities, and Santa Arrival beginning on the South Plaza. Before the parade begins, community members are invited to enjoy complimentary hot chocolate on the South Plaza. The holiday season officially starts as Plymouth Meeting Mall welcomes Santa as he arrives on a fire truck to kick off the annual holiday parade. The parade will march throughout the lower level of the mall and lead Santa to his Holiday Castle, where he will be available to visit throughout the holiday season. The celebration continues with Holiday Festivities behind Santa’s holiday castle where kids will enjoy crafts, holiday games, strolling characters and more.
*Disclosure: This information was provided by the PR representative for the PRIET malls. Please check with the mall to verify times and locations.