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Santa returns to Patrick Henry Mall with COVID-19 safety measures

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Posted at 7:14 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 19:14:27-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Santa and his reindeer will be arriving at Patrick Henry Mall on Saturday to kick-off the holiday season!

Starting Saturday, November 14 until December 24, Santa will be available Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

In an effort to create touch less experiences amid the pandemic and accommodate varying levels of visitor comfort, there will be numerous options.

This year, Santa will be stationed behind a plexiglass protection shield with a bench in front for visitors to sit. Guests are able to interact with Santa through the shield and when it comes time for pictures, guests and Santa are permitted to remove their masks.

Monday through Thursday, visitors can schedule story time with Santa.

This year, virtual experiences are being offered to be able to interact with Santa from the comfort of your home with a 5 minute one-on-one Zoom call

Starting the first Monday after Santa’s arrival, families are able to bring their furry friends for photos with Santa every Monday through December 14.

Reservations are required for all Santa and photo offerings. All pictures will be available in digital and print formats. To learn more about photo packages and to make reservations for a Santa visit or photo experience, visit the malls’ website.