The Old City Santa Experience

November 22, 2018


The Old City Santa Experience


Photographers Phil Kramer and Mimi Janosy are capturing the magic of Christmas. The duo have turned a 100-year-old home into Santa’s Workshop. And they‘ve made it the stage for their next project: Old City Santa. 

Presented by Phil Kramer Photographers, Inc., Old City Santa is an immersive photo shoot for all ages. Take a trip to Santa’s Workshop in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district. And once inside, experience the magic of Christmas firsthand. Visitors to Old City Santa will receive a series of beautifully-captured images and memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime. 


Warm Up with Christmas Carols

Santa’s Workshop is tucked down a quaint cobblestone street. Here, your experience begins. Before you even enter the workshop, you’ll meet carolers and a few of Santa’s helpers.

Outside, you’ll be helped to hot cocoa and delicious cider. Warm up with a steaming mug and listen to the sweet sound of Christmas carols. 

Oh! And be sure every good boy and girl has brought their letter for Santa. You won’t want to miss the chance to deliver it to Old Saint Nick’s personal mailbox. 


Gather Round, It’s Storytime!

Here’s where the Christmas magic truly begins. Follow the twinkling lights and streams of tinsel through a brick corridor and into Santa’s Workshop. Inside, you’ll discover a place where magic is made everyday.

In the courtyard, families will gather around a storyteller. Listen close as he tells his tales of Christmastime in Philadelphia.     


Spend Time with Ol’ Saint Nick

Next, your journey will take you into Santa’s personal toyroom. Take off those heavy winter coats and get ready to see something special. 

Clad in his classic red suit, Ol’ Saint Nick will be there in all his glory. See the joy in your child’s eyes as they see Santa for the very first time. Your entire family will have the chance to meet Santa Claus himself. Be sure to tell him all your Christmas wishes! 

Meanwhile, Photographers Phil Kramer and Mimi Janosy will be there to capture all the magical moments. After your visit, you’ll receive digital copies of the beautiful photos taken of you and your family. You’ll also have the chance to purchase print editions of your photos. Get Christmas cards, photo albums, even coffee table books featuring pictures of you and yours. For years to come, you’ll look back on these memories and smile.


Make the Most of the Season

But the family fun doesn’t have to stop there! Old City is home to a number of fun things to do for all ages. 

Philadelphia’s historic district has some of the city’s best places to eat. Looking for a nice sit-down dinner? Grab a bite to eat at the chic Continental Martini Bar. The lobster mac and cheese will change your life. Or maybe you’ve got a sweet tooth. In that case, we recommend making a pit-stop at Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe

Of course, you could always keep the fun going. On Nov. 23rd, Winterfest is coming back to the Blue Cross RiverRink! Take a stroll down to the waterfront, grab a pair of ice skates and hit the rink. Or if you’d rather stay inside, make your way to the Arden Theater. From November 28th to early January, the prestigious Philadelphia theater is performing a live stage production of Charlotte’s Web

Make the most of this holiday season with all that Old City has to offer. 



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