Cool Yule 2022 is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year! Click the button below to join the 2023 waitlist and be the first to know about next year's event!

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Looking for a magical holiday experience...

One that's fun for EVERYONE (including Dad!) without the long lines, tired decor, rushed Santa visits, or crowded malls...just pure holiday fun!

Well, you’re in luck! Silver Orchid Photography’s just concluded its 7th year of Cool Yule! Thank you to everyone who joined us!! Join the 2023 waitlist below!

Each year at Cool Yule, we hope to bring our families an unforgettable holiday experience filled with joyful little moments like storytime with Santa, magical candy lands, hot cocoa with friends, letters to the big man, and a whole lotta holiday cheer!

This year, we are bringing you a brand NEW location, MORE Santa & Mrs.Claus sessions, BRAND NEW set designs, INTERACTIVE experiences, LIVE reindeer, and so much more!

Join us for a holiday tradition you'll cherish for years!

This limited-edition event sells out every year - join the waitlist to be the first to hear about

the 2023 Cool Yule release!

New to Cool Yule?

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Here's what Santa's elves want you to know!

Cool Yule North Pole Experience


✔️ DATES: 11/12 & 11/13, 11/19 & 11/20

✔️ NEW LOCATION: The Cross Gables Estate | Exton, PA > click here for a sneak peak


Land of Sweets

Little Red Christmas Truck

Christmas at the Gables

Santa's Storybook

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa's Reindeer

Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus


🎟 All aboard on the Cool Yule North Pole Express

🎶 🎨 Enjoy all the Cool Yule holiday magic ~ crafts, music, refreshments & more

🎅 🤶 Choose from SEVEN beautifully designed holiday sets

✨ Celebrate the season with family & friends

Cool Yule in Skippack Village


✔️ DATES: 11/26 & 11/27

✔️ LOCATION: Skippack Village, PA


Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa's Reindeer

Cookie Experience with Santa Bernard


❤️ Join us for a more intimate Cool Yule experience in Skippack Village

🍪 LIMITED Cookies with Santa Bernard Experience

🦌REAL LIVE Reindeer!

🎄 Enjoy a night out with family in the village

🛍 Shop for your holiday gifts

Cool Yule at the Silver Orchid Studio


✔️ DATES: 11/5 & 11/6,

11/22 & 11/23,


✔️ LOCATION: Silver Orchid Photography Studio | Skippack Village, PA

✔️ Available Sets:

A Classic Christmas

Little Bakers Christmas Kitchen

At Home with Santa Bernard

Santa & Mrs. Claus

✔️ The Studio Experience:

❤️ Join us for a more intimate Cool Yule experience at the studio

📬 Write letters to Santa

🎄 Enjoy more flexibility with multiple weekday & weekend options

Cool Yule 2022 Set Lineup

Available Sets

🎁 A Little Red Christmas Truck

🍬 Land of Sweets

📖 Santa's Storytime

✨ Christmas at the Gables

🦌 Santa's Reindeer

🤶 Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus

🎅🏻 At Home with Santa

🎅🏻 🤶 Santa & Mrs. Claus

🍪 Christmas Cookie Experience with Santa Bernard

🎄 A Classic Christmas

🍪 Little Bakers Christmas Kitchen

Full set descriptions can be found on ALL Cool Yule booking pages!

What to Expect at Cool Yule

Not Your Average Holiday Photo Shoot

If you've attended Cool Yule in the past, you know that it is unlike any photo holiday session you have had before. We pride ourselves on making your time with us at Cool Yule a true holiday experience.

This year, we are offering two types of Cool Yule experiences - one at our NEW location, Cross Gables Estate in Exton, PA, and one in the beloved Skippack Village. At both locations, you will experience all the same holiday joy and spirit from our staff and our beautifully designed sets. At Cross Gables, you can expect the traditional Cool Yule holiday magic with a "North Pole-Inspired" twist. In Skippack, you can expect smaller crowds, 1-on-1 time with Santa, and a peaceful night out in the village.

We can't wait to share both of these Christmas experiences with you!

🚨 Note: complimentary crafts, refreshments, and live music are EXCLUSIVE to the North Pole Experience at Cross Gables Estate. For families attending Cool Yule in Skippack, we encourage you to make it a day out in the village and visit our favorite local shops & restaurants!

New to Cool Yule?! Read more about how to make the most out of your experience here!

Click here to reserve your spot before we sell out!!  

As a Mom of 4, here is what I know about you and holidays...

They are stressful...

There I said it... they are so so stressful, they are busy, and there are a million things to accomplish in a few short weeks

In the midst of it all you are supposed to create and also enjoy the magic of the season ...

It's a tall order and lets be real, life with kids is crazy on a normal day!

Cool Yule is different.

Cool Yule was born after YEARS of wrangling my own kids to the mall to see Santa, then going elsewhere for family photos, then another for Christmas crafts and kid-friendly fun to reward them for enduring all the "magic".  

Cool Yule is everything I dreamed a Christmas event should be and more for YOU and your kids! Things like...  

✔️ Kids laughing, crafting, and writing letters to the big guy

✔️ Family’s getting in the Christmas spirit

✔️ Mom and Dad’s faces lighting up as they witness Christmas through the eyes of their children

✔️ Spending a cool winter night out with family & friends

✔️ Storytime with Santa

✔️ The whole family enjoying a day full of holiday festivities that are actually FUN

But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what others have to say about their Cool Yule experience...

"I’ve had tons of experience with Christmas photos at the mall. I worked there for years and I’ve taken my son and nieces to plenty of photo shoots around Christmas. All you do at those places is wait wait wait. By the time it’s your turn the kids are miserable. It was well organized, there were things to keep the kids busy and the staff was great. And the best part is I loved my photos! Overall a great experience."

"We loved it and will be recommending it to everyone we know!"

"It’s such a great experience for my kids and they just LOVE Santa!! From the little art projects to the decor it was just so special!"

"Santa is the best I have ever seen. I loved the event and thank you so much for the experience."

“I loved how organized the event was and that you got a time slot, that way you’re not waiting around with a screaming child. Santa was incredible and the photographer knew exactly how to get my babies' attention. All around a great experience!”

"I look forward to this event every year!"

Stop torturing yourself in mall lines at Christmastime and join the Cool Yule family for a day you’ll always remember.  

Let me break down the details for you!

12 Dates to Choose From:

3 Locations:

This year you will have 12 days throughout the months of November and December to choose from!

The Silver Orchid Photography studio and Barn both in the heart of Skippack Village, PA AND the beautiful Cross Gables Estate in Exton, PA.

Holiday festivities AT THE NORTH POLE!

Holiday crafts, letters to Santa & other fun holiday activities all inside our very own North Pole...this will surely get your kids into the holiday spirit. 

MORE TIME with Santa and Mrs.Claus

Santa and Mrs.Claus will be visiting with us at all THREE locations this year so everyone has a chance to meet the big guy and his right hand lady!

11 Beautifully Curated Sets

Choose from both Christmas & Winter themed sets at the Studio, the Skippack barn, and Cross Gables Estate. (Psst, no tents!)

Book 1, 2, or's entirely up to you. 

Premium Cool Yule Experiences

The kids will be talking about their time with Santa Bernard for years to come. He is back for the 7th year with us and this year you will find him at Cross Gables and in Skippack!

Santa's Reindeer are flying in for a special experience alongside Santa's sleigh at Cross Gables Estate and in Skippack.

And, back by popular demand, we are offering a special extended Santa experience with the beloved Santa Bernard. Join us at the studio for our Cookies with Santa Bernard experience where kids can prep and decorate Cookies with Santa!

Your Investment

All session costs include:

✔️Your choice of 11 curated Winter or Christmas themed sets

✔️ALL digital images & print release

✔️No lines or crowds

✔️No whining (ok, you know we can't promise that one!)

Session costs:

✔️Signature Seasonal Sessions = $175

Classic Christmas, Little Bakers Christmas Kitchen
Land of Sweets, Little Red Truck, Christmas at the Gables, Santas Storybook , Christmas Cookies with Mrs Claus

✔️Signature Santa & Mrs.Claus Sessions = $200

✔️ Premium Santa Bernard & Reindeer Sessions = $225

✔️ Christmas Cookie Experience with Santa Bernard (extended time) = $450

What's Next?

It's easy...Choose the sets you want to book, choose your times and how much time you need in between for outfit changes or to enjoy the other festivities, check out and pay the deposit, and done. You are set for the Christmas event of the season!

Still have questions? Don't worry, we have you covered.


Our local Cool Yule partners

We want to share an extra special thank you to all of our amazing local Cool Yule partners who help us bring the holiday magic to life year after year. Please consider supporting some of our favorite local Skippack businesses this holiday season ❤️

➡️ Buck Nursey

➡️ Spruce Run Reindeer

➡️ 4 Front Film Co

➡️ State of Mind Printing

➡️ Cross Gables Estates

➡️ Stirrups Mobile Bar

➡️ Brother Kershners Brewing

➡️ Maggpie Vintage Rentals

➡️ Burnt Rose Studios