Top Restaurants and Attractions in Philly for Santa, Mrs. Claus, Princesses and Krampus

-Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events

Santa Claus is coming to Philly with stops at the top Christmas attractions, holiday destinations and restaurants. Princess sightings and visits, and even an event with the Krampus are below too…

1) Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s Largest Holiday Attraction
Love Park, 1600 JFK Blvd.
Santa is located in LOVE PARK – middle circle by the stage
NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 24TH
Christmas Village is in fact usually the LAST place to see Santa before he heads out on his sleigh and the market closes for the year. Santa Claus heads South from the North Pole straight to Christmas Village for a triumphant return this year after a more limited experience last year. Santa Claus will be in the middle of Love Park at his workshop in the center ring, across from the stage, and next to the smell of cinnamon and French Toast Bites at the booth next door. Santa is offering photo packages through Russ Brown Photography. Hours are Friday-Sunday from Noon to 8:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm. Santa visits are free with photo packages pay-as-you-go.

2)  Figo Ristorante- TWO DAYS ONLY!
1033 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19   
Igloos, outdoor and indoor dining available for this!
For more on Figo, visit https://www.figoitalian.com/
Santa Claus is coming to Northern Liberties at the brand-new Figo Ristorante at 1033 N. 2nd Street. Figo’s beautiful new outdoor Christmas patio and cocktail garden is decorated from top to bottom, complete with the neighborhood tree standing at 16 foot tall. The first Figo Brunch with Sants will take place on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. Reservations are available on Open Table. For brunch food and drink, look for a special family-friendly menu that is pay-as-you-go. Photos with Santa are DIY and available with purchase of brunch. There will also be a cookie decorating station, seasonal sips for the kids and adults, and a MYO Hot Cocoa Station too.

3) The Olde Bar
Brunch with Santa
December 12, 2021
Seatings at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm
$45 per adult, $25 12 and under, Buffet Style
Santa Claus is coming to Old City District at The Olde Bar! The only place Santa loves more than the North Pole is The Olde Bar! Spend a festive morning in our winter wonderland visiting with the “Big Guy”, snap photos and enjoy a buffet-style brunch perfect for the whole family.
Reserve your table on Open Table
*Does not include tip & gratuity

4) Craft Hall
Santa Claus Brunch
Sunday, December 12th and Sunday, December 19th, 11:00am to 3:00pm
901 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123  
(267) 297-2072  
https://www.crafthallphilly.com/
Free photos taken with children. Santa will even head out to the puppy porch during the event for pics with the pups! The menu is part of the new Bubbles and Brunch, with a brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas, beer, wine and house drinks for only $39.95 for adults and kids under 21 only $15, and kids under five free. Includes- Brunch Buffet and Bottomless Mimosas, Beer, Wine and House drinks.

5) Bridget Foy’s
Mrs. Claus Brunch and Appearance – This Weekend, Two Dates! 
200 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
https://www.bridgetfoys.com/
215-922-1813
In connection with the Mrs. Claus Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair on Saturday, December 11th and Sunday, December 12th, Bridget Foy’s will host the Mrs. Claus Brunch with festive decor, boozy drinks for Mr. and Mrs. Claus in your family, brunch specials, and of course, a visit for the kiddos with Mrs. Claus herself. Brunch is from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and Mrs. Claus is on site at 2nd and South from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. DIY photos are available, bring your phone charged! 


OTHER FAMILY EVENTS COMING UP: 

Candytopia Presents Sweet Holiday Wonderland
901 Market St Suite 1150, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Candytopia presents Sweet Holiday Wonderland starting immediately through the end of the year. The final days of Candytopia in Philadelphia are filled with sugar, spice and everything nice as this major attraction adds extra sugar, sparkle and blind for the holidays. Head to Philadelphia Fashion District for a deliciously immersive and outrageously interactive party. Candy lovers and visitors are invited to wear their Santa hats, reindeer ears, glittery scarves and festive garb to add to the holiday vibes. Candytopia will be decked out for the holidays with decorations, festive touches of red and green, and extra holiday candy to give out. On top of the flying unicorn pigs, confetti explosions, marshmallow tsunamis and candy at every turn, Candytopia will also feature themed and fun decorations at select exhibits. For festive selfies and family photos, a special Sugar Rush Holiday Photo Opp has been added where you can take photos and have them beamed to your phone for free. Candytopia:  Sweet Holiday Wonderland is included in the regular price of admission, for $28 for adults, $20 for kids 4 to 12 years old, and free for kids 3 and under. Masks are required for all visitors. Tickets include access to all exhibits and experience, a trip to the Marshmallow Pool, a visit to the secret Candytopia gift shop  – and yes, all that free candy.

Candytopia will now be open every Thursday to Sunday, from 10:00am to 8:00pm, through December 16th, and Candytopia will be open every single day through the new year starting on that date, from 10:00am to 8:00pm, with the exception of Christmas Eve (10:00am to 2:00pm), Christmas Day (closed), New Year’s Eve (10:00am to 6:00pm) and YES, Candytopia will be open on New Year’s Day! 
After two major extensions, the candy wonderland will depart Philly in January – come and get the sugar bliss while it lasts! 


Enchanted in Northern Liberties: Princess Brunch in the Igloos
Figo Every Saturday and Sunday until the end of the year!
Glu Hospitality invites you to get frozen in Northern Liberties with the debut of the city’s newest and most lavish Igloo experience, plus the return of Princess Brunches at the Igloos, and a brand-new heated cocktail garden. Starting this week, partners Derek Gibbons and Tim Lu bring a new holiday and winter experience to Northern Liberties Restaurant Row with the debut of enchanting and weather-proof sparkling Igloos at Figo Ristorante (1033 N. 2nd Street). The Igloos at Figo are neary 12 feet wide, seat up to eight people, and feature over a hundred clear sustainable panels, a table-top fire pit, festive decor, and a view of the night stars and the new Northern Liberties Christmas Tree. Along with the Igloos, Glu brings back Enchanted in Northern iberties: Princess Brunches at the Igloos at Figo in partnership and a pivot with A Dash of Magic Events, running every Saturday and Sunday through New Year’s Eve. Families can “Igloo-distance” themselves from other families and the Princess, as she goes Igloo to Igloo, and table to table, and interacts and delights young children. Appearances confirmed so far include Cinderella, Beauty Queen (inspired by Belle), Snow Queen (inspired by Frozen/ Elsa) and more! Figo and Glu also announce a brand-new outdoor winterized Holiday Cocktail Garden with heated, covered indoor-outdoor seating for up to 50 guests, which is great for private parties as well as nightly dining. The Igloos and new Holiday Cocktail Garden are in full view of the Northern Liberties Christmas Tree, presented and donated by Glu as their gift to the Northern Liberties neighborhood. For more information and reservations for the Igloos and the Cocktail Garden, visit www.figoitalian.com. For tickets to the Princess Brunch at the Igloos at Figo, visit www.figoitalian.com/events-1

Photos with Krampus at North Bowl Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shop
December 11th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to present its 2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market the first two weekends in December from 11:00am to 4:00pm at North Bowl (909 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA). Featuring over 50 craft and handmade goods vendors, this year’s market will fill the mezzanine of North Bowl, Northern Liberties’ expansive bowling alley and date night hot spot. To offer flexibility in shopping and avoid crowds, the market spans two weekends this year, with dates set for Saturday, December 4th, Sunday, December 5th, Saturday, December 11th and Sunday December 12th. This year’s festivities will feature new additions, like Northern Liberties branded swag and gifts, family fun, letters to Santa, ornament making, and photos with Krampus. The event is free and open to the public. For more details and updates, visit explorenorthernliberties.org.

For 12/11 – Photos with Krampus, the counterpart to Saint Nicolas in Alpine folklore. Yes, you too can sit upon this horned character’s lap and tell him what you don’t want for Christmas. Free to attend, free for DIY photos, no purchase required! 

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