Santa Claus will be making his holiday arrival at the Huntington Mall at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The All Smiles Aboard Train will bring Santa Claus to the mall atrium, escorted by 15 children. The children were selected for the ride through a series of Facebook contests.
Before Santa arrives, children can participate in story time, presented by the Disney Store. Following the story hour, Huntington’s Elite Performance Academy will welcome Santa Claus with a dance performance.
The arrival event will include snowman crafts for children to build and hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for guests.
Children will be able to deliver their Christmas letters to Santa and have their pictures taken with him for parents to purchase.
Santa Claus will be at “Caring Santa” Nov. 21, an event designed to cater to children with disabilities.
The event will be at a time when the mall is calmer and the music will be turned off to keep noise levels down. Children will be able to participate in sensory friendly activities to help keep them calm before they get to meet Santa Claus.
Children who participate in “Caring Santa” will get a free ride on the All Smiles Aboard Train. The event is open only to children with disabilities.
The Huntington Mall will allow pets for “Pet Photos With Santa” Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Pets must be kept on a leash or in a carrier and will only be permitted to be in the mall’s center atrium.
Santa Claus will be available for pictures in the center atrium Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 6 p.m., through the end of the holiday season.
MacKenzi Kyle can be contacted at [email protected]