BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – Santa arrived at the Southern Park Mall on Friday morning.
Mall officials said they wanted to make sure the magic of the holiday season was alive through the pandemic.
Kids can still visit with Santa, but social distancing guidelines will be in place.
The set is made completely of material that can be thrown away, plus kids and visitors are not allowed to sit on Santa’s lap. Instead, the set allows for the child to sit beside Santa, maintaining
Santa’s suit is also regularly sprayed with disinfectant.
Santa will be at the mall during these set times:
Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Santa break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Santa break from 2:30 to 3 p.m.)
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Santa break from 1 to 2 p.m.)
You’re encouraged to make reservations online ahead of time to cut down on the number of people in line.
There will be no Santa visits November 30 through December 2.
If you don’t feel comfortable heading out to the mall, a digital Santa experience will also be available. You can make a reservation online for a live, personal Santa visit via a phone, computer or tablet.