Santa is coming to town for socially distanced visits

Santa is coming to town for socially distanced visits
A child visits with Santa Claus with safety protocols in place at Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Malls are doing all they can to keep the jolly old man and visitors safe from the coronavirus. (DAN GLEITER)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With the holidays right around the corner and coronavirus cases still on the rise in many areas, a Christmas tradition for some – going to the mall to see Santa – has been in jeopardy. But we bring good tidings: Santa Claus IS coming to town this year, for safe, socially distanced visits, of course.

Children and families can see Jolly Old St. Nick and his helpers at Concord Mills and SouthPark.

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This year, reservations will be required for photos with Santa.

For everyone’s safety, Santa and his helpers will also be wearing masks during each visit and it will be a socially distanced experience, which means you won’t be able to sit on St. Nick’s lap.

Santa has arrived! 🎅🏼📸 Reservations for your safe and socially-distanced visit with Santa are strongly encouraged. Reserve your spot: https://bddy.me/38ZQs3h

Posted by SouthPark on Friday, November 20, 2020

Santa will be at SouthPark from Nov. 20 through Dec. 24. Hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Santa will be at Concord Mills from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Photo packages start at $39.99.

While reservations are strongly encouraged, walk-up visits without the pre-purchase of a photo package will be allowed during certain hours.

Click here for more information or to book a reservation.

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