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Santa Claus is coming to Great Lakes Mall

Even in the midst of this uncertain time, nothing can stop the magic of the holidays and one of the season’s most cherished traditions – a visit with Santa Claus.  Now through Thursday, December 24, families can safely meet and greet Santa at Great Lakes Mall in the Dillard’s Concourse. 

Children will have the opportunity to engage in a socially distant conversation and safely pose for a picture with Santa during their visit to Great Lakes Mall’s North Pole.  Advance registration is strongly encouraged in order to promote social distancing and contactless payment for photo packages. Walk-up visits will be permitted as space allows. 

In addition to in-person Santa visits, Great Lakes Mall will also offer a variety of exciting digital experiences with Santa this year.  These virtual options will bring the magic of Santa Claus to life remotely while allowing families to enjoy holiday traditions. 

Now through December 24, Santa will be on site to visit with families from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.  Santa will have special hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 24. Guests can book their reservation time in advance.

Great Lakes Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the town center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective until further notice.

Great Lakes Mall’s already rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices will also continue many times per day, including periodically disinfecting areas most susceptible to the spread of germs.  Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers are located in highly trafficked areas and walkways for public use.  Specifically, social distancing guidelines will be in place around the Santa set, as well as in all queue lines. 

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