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Pictures with Santa Claus The Woodlands Texas

Pictures with Santa Claus in The Woodlands Texas

Jolly Saint Nick arrives the day after the Market Street Tree Lighting ceremony - November 21 - and will stick around all the way till Christmas Eve, December 24.

Santa Claus is coming to The Woodlands! Santa Claus will be very busy this holiday season making himself available at several locations between now and Christmas Day. Though he does make several stops throughout The Woodlands during the holiday season, but he does spend a great deal of time at his favorite place, The Woodlands Mall. Santa's happy to hear holiday wishes and have his elves take a commemorative photo; so take advantage of this perfect photo opportunity for your family and friends while letting the kids whisper their gift ideas to Santa!. Start a new tradition and see Santa with the whole family - dress your best and enjoy high quality photos your family can cherish for years to come.

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Contactless Photos with Santa Claus
Santa Claus returns to Market Street this year in a beautiful Santa’s workshop-themed setting located next to Tory Burch beginning November 21. Santa’s set is specially designed so that he and his young guests remain at a safe distance. Masks are not required, but reservations must be made in advance. Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands, Santa Claus images can be purchased on-site with a safe, touchless point-of-sale.

For those families who would prefer a completely contactless experience, Market Street is also offering a magical Virtual Santa Visit via Zoom. Guests are able to reserve the day and time to speak directly with Santa. A commemorative video recording of the Virtual Santa Visit and download of the experience is available for purchase.

Santa’s hours:
November 21 - December 11
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 10:30 am - VIRTUAL SANTA VISIT
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Break 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Break 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00 pm (Break 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

December 12 - December 23
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 10:30 am - VIRTUAL SANTA VISIT
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (Break 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Break 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm; 5:00 pm -
6:00 pm)
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Break 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

December 24
9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Break 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Tips For Great Santa Visits & Photos

Visiting Santa should be a fun tradition, but some kids need more prep than others. What can you do to make sure your kids have a good time and get great Santa photos? Here are tips from Kevin Haislip, a Santa in Grapevine, Texas, for parents of kids ages 2 to 5:
Talk up the visit to Santa for a few days, such as: "This weekend, we're going to visit Santa. You can sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. Santa is really nice." Kids do better when visiting Santa isn't a surprise or last-minute because they get a chance to get used to the idea. "A big man in a red suit with a white beard can be a bit intimidating to a child, even if Santa is jolly," Haislip says. What to wear? "Dress your kids up in their holiday outfits," Haislip says. "It makes the trip to Santa more of an event and adds to the excitement."
Have your child bring something with her, such as a favorite stuffed animal so she has something familiar (and distracting) to cling to. To reduce the fear factor even more, Haislip recommends sitting down with your child and writing Santa a letter. Have your child give Santa the letter when you arrive.
Allow Santa and his elves to do their job. If your child still doesn't want to sit on Santa's lap, let Santa and his helpers try to coax your child into it with some playfulness or a candy cane. "We want your child to have a good time and look forward to seeing Santa again later." If that doesn't work, feel free to try again another day. It can take time for kids under age 5 to feel comfortable. "I had a 2-year-old girl come to me five times in three weeks and only on the fifth time did she finally sit on my lap. She visited me two or three times after that all giggly and happy. We became best of friends by the time it was Christmas Eve," Haislip says. Get ready for a quick pic. "We get the best photos within the first 10 to 15 seconds after the child sits on Santa's lap," Haislip says. After the photograph is taken, then Santa can spend some fun time with your child.
Keep your child home if he's sick. And make sure you child has gone to the bathroom before getting in line. Most children 6 and up don't have too much fear of Santa and usually are quite ready to see him, Haislip says. But following many of these tips for the older children as well can make the photo op much more memorable.

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