Saint Nick is all over the Del Amo Fashion Center this holiday season. First, he’ll post up in the Macy’s women’s court for photo opportunities (reservations are encouraged, walk-ups accommodated based on availability) where face time with Father Christmas will cost anywhere from $39.99 to $49.99 (depending on the photo package you pick) until 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. (Hours vary. See the center’s website for a day-by-day schedule.)
Families may choose to sit with Santa or maintain social distance, and Santa’s helpers will wear masks through the duration of each visit. Second, Santa will be on tap from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 12 as part of the sensory-friendly Caring Santa program (specifically designed for kids acutely sensitive to the regular hustle and bustle of a holiday mall setting).
Also, if your parenting skills tend to be focused on the furry and four-legged, that’s OK too. Dec. 5 (from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) is pet photo night with Santa. (He’s an animal lover — what with those eight tiny reindeer and all.) And finally, there’s a one-day-only opportunity to belly up to breakfast with Santa from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the center’s Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar.