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Christmas in Philadelphia: Santa Claus Hours at 7 Local Malls

It’s Christmas time again, and Santa Claus is ready and waiting to meet at the Philadelphia malls. St. Nick will make appearances throughout the holiday season. Pretty much everything in the world has changed during the 21st century, and sitting on Santa’s lap is no exception. Some malls have closed down. Some locations require an appointment to meet Santa Claus. Don’t let that stop your children from seeing their favorite holiday hero before the big day comes. Christmas in Philadelphia The city of Philadelphia has so many iconic holiday traditions. There’s the Dickens Village inside the Wanamaker Building celebrating “A Christmas Carol” characters. There’s the fantastic and classic light shows inside Macy’s and the Comcast Center. The holiday tree at City Hall, the skating rink in Dilworth Park, and the Christmas Village in Love Park are unmistakable traditions in the hearts of Philadelphians. Taking the kids to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wishes after these memorable holiday celebrations is a must. Seeing Santa Claus at Philadelphia Malls Most malls will provide opportunities to see Santa before Thanksgiving. If you want to beat the crowds and get things done quickly, see availability in the seven local malls listed. they accept reservations now to limit the wait time of people standing for hours at a time. Most locations will extend Santa’s hours after Thanksgiving to accommodate the crowds. Kris Kringle will be working overtime for the week leading up until Christmas. If you need to do some last-minute shopping, he’ll be on site. He probably can’t promise you a quick visit inside a mall at Christmastime though. Where does Santa meet the children? When can they see him? Do I have to make an appointment? There are even hours designated for pet photos with Santa Claus nowadays. We have you covered on all things Santa.