How Charlotte Malls Are Hosting Santa Claus This Year

From socially distanced photos to virtual visits
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Blakeney Shopping Center | Nov. 27-Dec. 19
9870 Rea Rd.
Santa is social distancing this year with Blakeney, with the complex hosting a “Letters to Santa” program instead. At the Village Green, there’s a North Pole Mailbox for inserting letters with your return address “to receive a special surprise from the Big Man himself.”

Carolina Place Mall | Nov. 27-Dec. 24
11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville
Make your reservation with one of two options: an in-person meeting for photos that “may require face coverings” (packages run from $39.99 to $49.99) or a “Virtual visits with Santa” option that functions like a Zoom meeting between your families and Ol’ Saint Nick. “You can extend your virtual holiday experience with a story read by Mrs. Claus,” organizers say. (See JingleRing for rates.)

Concord Mills | Nov. 27-Dec. 24
8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord,
“Lights. Camera. Santa!” Concord Mills is offering Santa photo reservations. Packages run from $39.99 to $49.99. “For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit. Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies.”

Northlake Mall | Nov. 21-Dec. 24
6801 Northlake Mall Dr.
Northlake Mall is offering Santa photo reservations. Packages run from $39.99 to $49.99. “For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit. Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies.”

SouthPark Mall | Nov. 20-Dec. 24
4400 Sharon Rd.
SouthPark Mall is offering Santa photo reservations. Packages run from $39.99 to $49.99. “For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guests Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visit. Guests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies.”