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Visit with Santa

Start Date: Sat Nov 16, 2019
End Date: Tue Dec 24, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re making your visit with Santa more convenient and magical than ever before! Select the experience that best suits your family and pre-book the date and time that fits your schedule.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA
Children will gather around for storytime where Santa will read a special holiday book, “A Magical Canadian Christmas”. After storytime, our Elves will invite each child individually for a visit and photo with Santa. Each child will receive 3 professional digital photos, a copy of the keepsake Holiday book, “A Magical Canadian Christmas” by Canadian author, Jackie Burns and a surprise email from Santa on Christmas Eve!

Pre-purchase your ticket for this experience to guarantee your reservation. You will receive a reminder email 48-hours in advance of your booking. Be sure to look for your exclusive retail offer that will be included in the email!
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: $17 plus HST
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SENSITIVE SANTA
The Sensitive Santa program was designed with Autism Speaks Canada and is for individuals with autism and their family members. Designed with less wait times and lighter crowds, this Santa visit is more enjoyable for families living with ASD.

How is the experience different?

  • The experience with Santa is booked for one child with ASD and their family only
  • The Sensitive Santa event timing is on lighter days and lighter times during our activation calendar
  • Our Santa(s) have been trained on how to work with children on the autism spectrum

Each ticket includes 3-5 profesional digital download photos.

Pre-purchase your ticket for this experience to guarantee your reservation. You will receive a reminder email 48-hours in advance of your booking.
Duration: 10 minutes
Price: $17 per child plus HST
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MEET & GREET WITH SANTA
Children will enjoy a visit with Santa. Parents/guardians are encouraged to take photos with their own camera/device. Each child will receive a ME to WE colouring sheet and a surprise email from Santa on Christmas Eve! Be sure to bring your own camera/device to take photos of your little ones with Santa as there will not be a professional photographer present.

Pre-book your ticket for this experience to guarantee your reservation. You will receive a reminder email 48-hours in advance of your booking.
Duration: 5 minutes
Price: Free
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PET PHOTO WITH SANTA
Bring your pet for a special photo with Santa! 3-5 professional digital download photos are included for each ticket.

*All pets must be up-to-date on their shots and must either be on a leash or in a lightweight cage or pet carrier. Owners will be responsible for their pets at all times.

Pre-purchase your ticket for this experience to guarantee your reservation. You will receive a reminder email 48-hours in advance of your booking.
Price: $17 plus HST
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LOCATION: Santa's workshop will be located in Hudson's Bay Court.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Santa understands plans sometimes change. Please complete this form at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled time to cancel or change your reservation. 

We’ll be sure to send you an appointment reminder email 48 hours beforehand to make sure you’re ready to go.

HAVE QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ's below or text (226) 646-1530.

FAQs

The Storytime Santa experience will be 30 minutes. This includes a story with Santa as well as time for your child to interact with Santa. Photos are to be taken by a parent or guardian.

Meet & Greet Santa duration is around 5 minutes.

A Visit with Santa is $17 plus HST. The $17 includes your time with Santa and the opportunity for you to take a photo with your child and Santa on your device.

The program is intended for children ages 3-8, but everyone is welcome.

Yes, Santa can see more than one child from your family during your visit. Reservations are one per child. Up to two parents/guardians per child. If you have multiple children in your family, you will need to purchase multiple tickets.

Santa's workshop will be located in Hudson's Bay Court.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your reservation. Lineups will form inside the mall near Hudson's Bay. Once you're there, show your reservation confirmation to one of Santa's helpers and they'll let you know what to do next.

You can book your visit with Santa by selecting an available date, time, and type of visit from our booking calendar. You'll then be brought to another site to pay and add any additional information. Once you're done, your confirmation and reservation will be emailed to you.

Your confirmation has been sent to the email address you entered when you booked your reservation.

To change your reservation, you must cancel and re-book. Cancellations can be made here. You will need to book a new timeslot if you'd sill like to visit Santa. Please note that availability may be limited when rebooking. 

Reservations will be available as long as there are spots remaining in the calendar.

Yes, during your visit with Santa there will be time for you to take photos.

Walk ups will be accepted if there are spots remaining in the calendar. Should a spot be available at the time of the walk up, the reservation and payment will need to be completed through our online booking calendar using a personal device before the visit begins. Santa staff will not be able to accept cash or credit payments on the spot. In addition to online registrations, we also have some time built in between sessions to allow for walk ups to see Santa. Be sure to bring your own camera/device to take photos of your little ones with Santa as no professional pictures will be taken during the meet and greet sessions. Upon arrival to the Santa Set please see Santa's helper to see if spots are still available.

Yes, all children, even those under the age of 1, require a ticket.

Once submitted, it can take 3-10 business days to have the cancellation request processed and subsequently refunded.

Yes. A portion of proceeds from our program are donated to Grand River Hospital and Autism Speaks Canada.

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