Santa Claus is coming to town! (Actually, he’s already here in many ‘hoods.) We found more places to grab a snap with St. Nick than ever before this year. Here’s where you can meet the jolly man himself in his red and white glory, snag a picture, a hug, and even lunch with him. Click through to find your family’s Santa!

For a Private Session With Santa

Really want to make sure you get the ultimate shot with Santa this year? Book a private photo session at Big Apple Portraits, where they promise their Santa has a full, real beard. Santa sessions last 10 minutes, and will take place on Tuesday, December 5; you must book an appointment in advance. Photo packages starting at $135 — minor retouching included! (The studio also offers storytime with Santa and wacky shoots (wrap them in Christmas lights!) for "big kids" 10 years old and up.

143 W. 72nd St. , 2nd Fl.
Upper West Side
Online: newyorksanta

photo: Big Apple Portraits


Where does your family get a snap with Santa? Tell us in the comments below!

— Rachel Sokol