Don't call it a comeback!  Santa Clause will be at the Walden Galleria this year for pictures.  He will be located on the lower level between the Apple store and Clarks.  This is the perfect chance for children and pets to take Christmas pics with Santa.  He will be there this Friday, November 19 right up until Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 2021. The scene will be set just right for a holiday card with a fireplace, presents, and Christmas trees.

There will be plenty of fun and magic, as well as a focus on health and safety. Same as last year, a plexiglass guard will be placed in front of Santa for the safety of all visitors.

You'll be allowed to remove your mask for the picture with Santa. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Walk-ups will be fit in where possible.

Here are the dates and hours for Santa:

Friday, November 19th until Friday, December 24th
Monday through Thursday: 11 am to 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm
*Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th: 10 am to 5 pm

Pet Photo Nights – 11/29, 11/30, 12/6, 12/7, 12/13, & 12/14: 6 pm to 8 pm

Santa Cares Events – Sunday, 12/5 & Sunday, 12/12: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Photo packages start at $39.99. You can get more information and make your reservation here.

Walden Galleria's Santa Experience webpage says it is taking all precautions to protect guests from COVID-19 while taking photos with Santa,

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our Guests, and Associates. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting our Holiday Experience and our third-party host venues.

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

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