Santa Claus is Coming to Long Island

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake—and he’s going to be available for holiday photos at locations across Long Island. Take the family to enjoy Christmas activities and get an annual Santa Claus photo.

What: Bayville Winter Wonderland
Where: Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Avenue
When: Nov. 24-Jan. 1
Why Go: The Bayville Winter Wonderland will be Christmas paradise for kids. Children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and take a photo. Ice skating, arcade games and a light show will encourage the whole family to join in on the fun. Click to go

What: Meet Santa in Person
Where: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike
When: Nov. 24-Dec. 24
Why Go: Make Santa your new pen pal. Bring a letter and return envelope with a stamp and address to the meet-and-greet, and Santa will write a letter back. Click to go

Oyster Bay
What: Santa is Coming to Dodds
Where: Dodds & Eder Home, 221 South St.
When: Nov. 25-Dec. 17
Why Go: A setup that includes a Christmas tree in front of the fireplace, Dodds & Eder Home is the perfect backdrop for photos with jolly old Saint Nicholas. This is taking place every weekend from 11am-4pm. Click to go

Mill Neck
What: Santa’s Workshop
Where: Mill Neck Manor, 40 Frost Mill Road
When: Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10, 9am-3pm
Why Go: The first annual holiday spectacular is taking place at the historic Mill Neck Manor. Take photos with Santa while indulging in baked good and hot cocoa from Mrs. Claus. There will also be arts and crafts, gift items and a mansion tour. Click to go

What: Santa Brunch
Where: Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street
When: Dec. 10, 10am-5pm
Why Go: Attend brunch at the Long Island Aquarium, which will be decked out for the holidays. Bring your own camera for a photo with the man of the hour. Tickets include Santa Brunch and admission to the aquarium. Click to go

Garden City
What: Photos with Santa
Where: Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road
When: Nov. 2-Dec. 24, 10am-9pm
Why Go: Get holiday shopping and a photo with Santa accomplished in one trip. Santa will be stationed in the mall all day, every day through the months of November and December. Click to go

What: Pet Photos With Santa
Where: Community Pet Shop, 347 New York Avenue
When: Nov. 25, 11am-5pm
Why Go: Pictures with Santa aren’t just for kids, they’re for pets, too. Bring your furry friends to the Community Pet Shop for some funny and memorable photos. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted. Click to go

What: Annual Tree Lighting & Indoor Holiday Light Spectacular
Where: Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road
When: Dec. 1, 6pm
Why Go: Kick off the holiday season at the Town of Brookhaven’s annual Tree Lighting at the Holtsville Ecology Site. The event will feature costume characters, hot chocolate, candy canes, a preview of the indoor, walk-through Holiday Spectacular Light show, music, a raffle and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who will arrive by helicopter to assist with the countdown to light the tree. Click to go