Ho. Ho. Ho.
It’s that time of year!
Santa arrives in Calgary on Friday at SouthCentre Mall and will be there until Christmas Eve.
After he pops into SouthCentre, he’ll be at Market Mall and the Chinook Centre on Saturday.
After that, St. Nick makes time for Sunridge Mall, Marlborough Mall, Deerfoot City, Westbrook Mall, CORE Shopping Centre and Northland Village.
He’s also already at Bass Pro Shops at CrossIron Mills too! Check out all the details and schedule here.
Check out Santa’s full schedule in Global Calgary’s snowtacular Where’s Santa? story —> HERE.
I wonder if children really, truly appreciate seeing Santa at the mall in 2017. Back in “my day” kids got all dolled up in dress pants, fancy dresses, velvet Mary Jane shoes from Buster Brown and then … we waited … and waited … and waited to see Santa. My hometown mall had a winter wonderland for Santa’s arrival, with moving elves and giant candy canes. But part of the experience was the wait – ever-so slowly crawling through the lineup to get to The Jolly One.
Now, at places like Market Mall and Chinook Centre, you book an appointment with Santa online. But, you can still do it 1983 style and do walk ups, too.
I leave you with my favourite Christmas debacle – the Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Simpson Walking in a Winterland nightmare. – Sarah