Black Santa Comes to Long Island

Black Santa Comes to Long Island 

The holiday ritual of waiting in long lines so children can tell Santa their wish lists and find out if they have been naughty or nice is finally here! However, this year Long Island’s Santa looks a little different—We are so proud to share we officially have a Black Santa this year!

Phenomenal Reflections presents “Santa Your Way.”

At Santa Your Way, you have the option to meet Santa Colombus or Santa Mike. They offer Holiday Portraits, Santa Photos, and the choice to have a personalized video.

Head over to Santa Your Way to have your photos taken with the Santa of your choice. Check the schedule before your visit, or make an appointment so that the Santa you desire in your photos is available.

The packages range from $20 to $100. You can also get a personalized video for $50 – $85.


Click Here for rates and schedule to make an appointment at Santa Your Way. 

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. 


Meet the Organizer and Photographer behind it All! 


Meet Philana Aiken, founder of Santa Your Way and the Photographer who brought Santa Your Way and the Black Santa to Long Island! Philana has worked in the Santa business for almost ten years across NY and decided to step out on faith to bring this experience to Long Island.

“We are changing the face of Santa and giving our kids a chance to see a Santa that looks like us,” says Philana.

You can visit Santa at 150 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, New York.

A Note from Santa Your Way regarding COVID-19

We are also Covid ready here at Santa Your Way and abiding by NYS Covid 19 rules and regulations. We are checking temperatures at the door and providing hand sanitizer to every guest. We are also following social distancing guidelines by having guests sit 6 feet away from Santa so he will not be holding the children or letting them sit on his lap this season. We ask that all families, including children, wear their mask until it is your turn for your photos to be taken, and then you will have the choice to remove your mask for your photos. Before viewing photos, masks need to be put back on. We the staff, wear our masks at all times, and wipe down our viewing station after each guest.  

Please follow them on Instagram here to keep up with all of their upcoming  events and great deals! 

Click Here for rates and schedule to make an appointment at Santa Your Way.