We've heard a lot of stories about the changes malls and department stores are making with their Santa photos this year. On one hand I'm not so sure I would even want the picture of my kids and Santa with a piece of plexiglass between them like some places are reportedly doing. On the other hand........it would be a good conversation piece down the road. Years from now, when were looking at photos they'll ask, "what is this all about, dad?" I'll smile and say, "ah yes......2020......where do I begin?"

The good news is, Santa photos at Southgate Mall don't seem like they'll be much different from years past. Then again, they don't list much for details when it comes to how they'll handle social distancing. But they are recommending that you make reservations - it's pretty handy and makes it so you don't have to stand in line - and that's definitely the better option, especially this year of all years.

Photos start on Black Friday and will run daily until Christmas Eve, except for being closed on November 30th, December 1st, and December 2nd.

So get the kids dressed up in their finest attire, and spin that wheel of chance to see if you end up with an adorable Santa picture......or one where the kids want no part of it......those are always fun!


The information below is on the Facebook event page for Southgate Mall's Photos With Santa.

Share your Christmas wish list with Santa and go home with a memorable family photo at Santa's North Pole located in front of Cinnabon. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made here.

Photo Packages:

Package A- $49.99 6x8, (2) 4x6, 3x5, (2) wallets 6x8 digital & printed Postcard with border All digital images 6x8 Family Photo (2ndPose) $25 Off an order on Shutterfly.com

Package B- $44.99 (2) 4x6, 3x5, (2) wallets All digital images

Package C- $39.99 (2) 4x6, 3x5, (2) wallets

Santa Photo Hours:

11/27 11am to 8pm
11/28 11am to 8pm
11/29 11am to 7pm
11/30 CLOSED
12/1 CLOSED
12/2 CLOSED
12/3 11am to 8pm
12/4 11am to 8pm
12/5 11am to 8pm
12/6 11am to 7pm
12/7 11am to 8pm
12/8 11am to 8pm
12/9 11am to 8pm
12/10 11am to 8pm
12/11 11am to 8pm
12/12 11am to 8pm
12/13 11am to 7pm
12/14 11am to 8pm
12/15 11am to 8pm
12/16 11am to 8pm
12/17 11am to 8pm
12/18 11am to 8pm
12/19 11am to 8pm
12/20 11am to 7pm
12/21 11am to 8pm
12/22 11am to 8pm
12/23 11am to 8pm
12/24 9am to 5pm