The most magical time of the year is almost here, and here's the proof: Santa arrives at the CherryVale Mall this Friday!

Some may feel it's too early for Santa since we haven't even devoured our turkey yet, but I love the holidays, so I say, BRING ON SANTA!

Gather up all the kiddos and bring them to Center Court of the CherryVale Mall at 6:15 p.m. on Friday to witness the arrival of the big guy in red and the start of the holiday shopping season.

Visits with Santa will take place Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 11 through December 9, 2016. December 10 through Christmas Eve you can visit Santa Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

For those that hate waiting in line for your picture with Santa, you can buy a Fastpass and make a reservation now to skip the lines. Plus, every photo package includes a $20 Shuttefuly gift card with your purchase. Get reservation times and more info here. 

Welcome back, Santa. I can't wait to see you!