There's always so much to do around the holidays. Get the tree, put up the decorations, shop for everyone on your list, figure out who's hosting this year, make your travel plans, figure out what to eat, the list goes on and on. The good news is that it couldn't be easier when it comes to getting pictures taken with Santa. You can get some shopping done and cross pictures off your to-do list at the same time with a single stop at Southgate mall.

Mark your calendar

Photos with Santa return to the mall on December 3rd and will be available every day through Christmas Eve. Photos will once again take place at Santa's North Pole located right in front of Cinnabon. Hmmm, I wonder what the numbers come out to be with the amount of people that get sucked into buying a Cinnabon while getting pictures. All I know is you can already add me to that list!

A better experience than last year

Last year, picture takers had to wear masks and be separated from Santa with a piece of plexiglass. This year it looks like things will be more normal. Face coverings aren't required during the photo and you can choose to sit with Santa or be socially distanced from Santa.

Multiple picture packages are available and include different sizes, digital options, and more. You can make your reservation for Santa pictures HERE.

Pick your time

Scheduled times for pictures with Santa at Southgate Mall:

Dec. 3 12pm-7pm
Dec. 4 11am-7pm
Dec. 5 12pm-6pm
Dec. 6-8 2pm-7pm
Dec. 9-11 10am-8pm
Dec. 12 11am-7pm
Dec. 13-14 2pm-7pm
Dec. 15-18 10am-8pm
Dec. 19 11am-7pm
Dec. 20-23 10am-8pm
Dec. 24 9am-5pm

Reserve a time, share your Christmas list with Santa, and take home a memory that you can look back on for years to come. Fingers crossed your kids won't be crying in their picture!

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