With the holidays just around the corner, it’s all about making an impression on the Man in Red. Whether you’re just looking for a photo opportunity, or a little something extra, these seasonal spots are your best bet when it comes to the perfect Santa moment for the kids.
Go to: Southcentre Mall
Why? Kids and parents get the full holiday experience when visiting Santa at Southcentre—plus, there’s no waiting in line with squirming elves. Just sign in when you arrive at the Enchanted Forest, and you’ll be on a virtual line up list, allowing you to enjoy the rest of the spectacular structure. Kids can get creative in the cookie kitchen, then take their sweet treat over to the Magic Pond, where comfy bean bag chairs await so the kids can enjoy a seasonal movie all in an elf-sized arena. Even the path to see Mr. Claus is filled with little nuggets of fun, including a secret tunnel under the tree with magic miniature displays. Shopping and an awesome Santa sighting? Check that off your list.
Go to: BassPro Shops at CrossIron Mills
Why? Visiting Santa in a rustic setting always has charm, but we also appreciate the instant gift—a free 4×6 photo that comes with it. The line-ups can be more manageable than some of the other mall Santa spots, and if they grow too long, the Bass Pass virtually ho-ho-holds your spot in line so you can shop while you wait. If your kids love nature, they can enjoy time watching the giant fish after a visit with the big guy (and if you or Dad are all about the outdoors, you’ll be in shopping heaven). There are different events happening throughout the holiday season, so be sure to check out the website before you make your plans.
So get set for the season—Santa Claus is coming to town!
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