This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Santa HQ.
I have a little secret to share. Santa is already waiting for you at The Deptford Mall! It’s not even December, but we’re getting into the Christmas spirit early. My family stopped over at Santa HQ yesterday at around 10:30am and there was not one other family in line when we arrived. It pays to be the early bird. Every year we try to beat the rush and see Santa before the holiday crowds descend.
Are you a procrastinator when it comes to that obligatory Santa visit? No worries, because you can actually make reservations to see the big guy so that you don’t have to wait in a long line with your little ones. Just visit www.santa-hq.com to plan your visit. I still strongly suggest that you plan your visit early anyway – I promise you won’t have any regrets!
We were welcomed right in, even thought we arrived before our appointment time. The naughty or nice o’meter was temporarily down, but you can see what that was like from our experience last year. What I like about this Santa experience is that there are several photo opportunities. After entering, your family will be welcomed over to the first area where there is a festive backdrop and photo props (my favorite!) are available for your use.
Once inside Santa HQ, you will have the opportunity to create your own elfie which you then have the opportunity to email to yourself. If you didn’t already know, Santa HQ is presented by HGTV which is my favorite channel to watch. The kids recognized all of my favorite friends-in-my-head, whose photos are displayed on the walls as we moved into the next section, the North Pole Observatory where they used special tablets to view Santa’s magical world in “Elf-Ray Vision”. The kids were excited to get a sneak peak!
The highlight of our experience is always meeting Santa Claus who took his time chatting with my two kiddos. He is truly the best, most authentic Santa!
Santa HQ will be open seven days a week in Center Court. Hours are 10am-9:30pm with some exceptions.
November 2 – December 9 | Monday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
November 5, 12, 19, and 26 | Sunday | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 23 | Closed due to Thanksgiving
December 3 and 10 | Sunday | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
December 11 – 23 | Monday – Sunday | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
December 24 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Early Bird photo packages are available starting at $39.99.