NOTE: Tickets to our Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays are now available. All Phipps tickets must be purchased in advance, and safety protocols must be followed. Learn more about how you can join us!

Select Evenings, Nov. 27 – Dec. 22
Virtual Stories with Santa

Join us for a virtual story with Santa himself on select evenings this holiday season! 

Children are invited to join us for a special free Phipps Story Time session with Santa this holiday season! Santa will be reading a book to children on select evenings from Nov. 27 – Dec. 22. Join in on a story time session to enjoy a winter-themed tale from the man in the big red suit as a special holiday treat. Learn more about the books and choose a time to join us below!

Featured Books

Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story
Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon
Read by Santa in Tuesday sessions

When curious little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary! But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow--they belong in the warm forest far away. Can Penguin help Pinecone get home? And can they stay friends, even if they're miles apart?

Snowmen at Night
Written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner
Read by Santa in Thursday and Friday sessions

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all!


Virtual Stories with Santa is free to attend! Please R.S.V.P. by selecting a time using the buttons below and you will receive an email with a Zoom link to participate.


More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Virtual Story Time

    Wed., Nov. 25; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!
  • Virtual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

    Nov. 11 – 12; 6:30 – 9 p.m.

    The annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for an engaging two-day forum on plants, landscapes and our role as environmental stewards.
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Dec. 3; 6 p.m.

    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Registration is required but events are free to attend. Join the conversation!