Get ready to release your holiday spirit, (and beat the lines waiting for a visit with Santa), because Santa Claus arrives at the CherryVale Mall this Friday, November 9!

Some people may think it's too early for Santa's arrival, but here's the way I see it: You have to start your holiday shopping and that often involves a trip to the mall with the littles, right? Instead of fighting with them to behave while shopping, you have the best good behavior bribe sitting Center Court of the mall just waiting to meet them. It's never too early to take advantage of that!

Bring your entire family to the CherryVale Mall this Friday for the Santa Arrival Celebration starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be free (while supplies last) Mrs. Field's cookies, an ornament craft and story time as we await Santa's arrival on the Jolly Express Train at 6:10 p.m.

Santa Claus will be at Center Court of the CherryVale Mall from Friday, November 9 through Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24.

Santa's hours are:

  • Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 6pm  |  Christmas Eve: 9am - 5pm
  • Special Hours:
    • Saturday, November 24: 9am - 9pm
    • Sunday, December 16: 11am - 7pm
    • Saturday, December 22: 9am - 9pm
    • Sunday, December 23: 9am - 8pm
    • Christmas Eve: 8am - 5pm

If you're planning on making a trip to CherryVale to see Santa this year, here's a couple things you will need to remember. Firstly, you can buy a FastPass online again this year to save time (and skip lines) while visiting Santa. Secondly, Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday thru Saturday, and from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Merry Christmas, y'all!!

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