Santa has been making his list, and checking it twice, in preparation of his arrival at Lakeside Shopping Center on Saturday, November 23 at 9:30AM.
Santa will be joined by Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and their other holiday friends including the Snow Princess and Candy Cane Stilt Walkers. Shoppers are invited to join the festive krewe outside of J. Crew, from which they'll second line to Center Court. There, the real-bearded Santa will greet families and take his seat promptly at 9:30AM to begin hearing the holiday wishes of wide-eyed children hoping for that special surprise on Christmas morning.
"For many families, Santa's Arrival at Lakeside has become a part of their holiday tradition. The look on childrens' faces when Santa first enters - its a magical event!" said Tricia Thriffiley Phillpott, Assistant General Manager.
The North Pole Express will welcome its first passengers for holiday train rides on the morning of November 23. Rides aboard the North Pole Express are $1.50 per person. Photos with Santa Claus will also be available with packages from Welliver Productions starting at $19.99.