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Santa to wear mask this holiday season in South Florida

St. Nick to set an example to good girls and boys
Santa Claus at The Gardens Mall.
Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 14:43:47-05

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The annual visit with Santa Claus is going to be a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Socially distant Santa Photos

Santa said, "I want to set a good example for the children on how to be socially distant."

The Gardens Mall plans to let you, "Whisper your wishes to Jolly Old Saint Nick," starting on Saturday, Nov. 21.

"Stay on Santa’s good list by following safety and health guidelines – maintaining social distance, wearing face masks, and being patient during the enhanced cleaning between visits," said a spokesperson at The Gardens Mall.

Things to Know - The Gardens Mall
Runs during normal hours Nov. 21 through Christmas Eve.

  • Socially distant photos with Santa (no lap-sitting)
  • Santa will place his magical mask over his beard
  • Appointments are strongly encouraged
  • Children 2 and up require facial coverings
  • Enhanced cleanings between visits
  • Lines will have social distant spacing between parties

Get a full list of safety precautions by clicking here.

Things to Know - Simon Malls (Boca Raton Town Center and Treasure Coast Square
Runs Nov. 27 - Christmas Eve running Monday – Saturday from 1 – 7 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Reservations are required. Make Santa reservations today by clicking here
  • For everyone’s safety, visiting Santa will be a socially distant experience
  • Santa and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of each visit