The Best Places in Pittsburgh to Meet Santa Claus

The Best Places to Meet and Greet Santa Claus in Pittsburgh:

Santa at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Market Square ( Recommended!)
11/17 through the holiday season

Every $5 donation provides 25 meals for children facing hunger in our area! In return for your donation, guests receive a lovely commemorative photo with Santa, as well as your photo by email. Learn more.

Santa’s House Hours:
Monday – Friday: noon – 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 8 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.

Heinz History Center at A Very Merry Pittsburgh Exhibit
Every day through Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., take photos with Santa Claus and see the original chair from Kaufmann’s Santaland display.

12 Days of Free Santa Photos at The Waterfront
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Breakfast with Santa at the Hard Rock Cafe
What better childhood memory is there than sitting on Santa's lap and asking for that special gift (red rider BB gun anyone?) Now you can take that memory a step further, and add the Hard Rock Cafe and an intimate and fun way to spend a morning with our favorite fellow in a red suit at Breakfast With Santa
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Breakfast with Santa at Pittsburgh IKEA
Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the IKEA restaurant, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and get a photo!
Dates: Saturdays December 2nd, 9th & 16th
Time: 9:30am-11am

Santa at The Mall at Robinson
Nov 11 to Dec. 24, 2017

Breakfast with Santa
Food Court at the Mall at Robinson
Dec. 3, 2017 from 8:30AM to 9:45AM

Santa at Ross Park Mall
Nov 10 to Dec 24, 2017

Santa at Monroeville Mall
Nov 10 to Dec 24, 2017

Santa Claus at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
11/11/17 - 12/24/17

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Dec 2017
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Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 9 from 10:00am - Noon at Round Hill Park Visitors Center
Saturday, December 16 from 10:00am - Noon at Boyce Park Four Seasons Lodge

Skate with Santa
North Park Ice Rink
Saturday, December 16 from 11:00am - 4:00pm at North Park Ice Rink

MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place
Dec 2, 9, 16 & 23
2PM to 4PM

Photos with Santa and His Penguin Helper!

National Aviary
Saturday, November 25 and December 2, 9, and 16

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa Claus at Trax Farms
Saturdays and Sundays, December 2 through 17

Santa on the Gateway Clipper
11/24 & 11/25; Weekends 12/2 - 12/17

Santa Trolley
Santa will be visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum during their annual Santa Trolley.  Visit the Museum during November 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 for this spectacular event that runs from 10AM-5PM with the last trolley departing at 4:00PM. Guests will have the opportunity to climb aboard a restored streetcar that will transport them around the museum’s 2 mile track.

Santa at Phipps Conservatory
Sat and Sun - 11/25 - 12/23; Mon 11/27

Breakfast with Santa and Friends - Beaver County Festival of Trees
Breakfast with Santa and his friends. Santa along with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Tinsel the tree, Snoopy and many more.