Kick off the season with Santa’s Spectacular Holiday Celebration on November 16 from 10 am-noon for a mall-wide holiday parade starring Santa and even The Grinch. There’ll be live music, activities and photos with Santa, including the official opening of Santa HQ. Stick around until 6:30 pm for pet photos with Santa.
Inside Santa HQ you’ll find Elf Academy, which visitors can view using augmented reality (open daily, times vary). Then step up to the Magic Mirror and turn into one of Santa’s elves. Change your outfit, customize an Elf Academy ID card, test out the Naughty O’Nice meter and use ELF-RAY Vision to check out Santa’s Observatory.
In addition to live music and giveaways, snap a photo with Kris Kringle and his magic sleigh, plus visit Santa’s trusty elves, Jack and Strawberry. You can even bring your furry friends for pet photos with Santa on November 10, 17 and 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Reservations are available. Packages start at $39.99. Be sure to bring unwrapped toys for donation to Toys for Tots.
Deptford Mall, Deptford Twp.
Center Court near Macy’s
HGTV Santa HQ is open November 6-December 24
Monday – Saturday
November 6-December 14: 10 am-9 pm
November 28: Closed (Thanksgiving)
December 16-December 23: 9 am-9 pm
December 24: 9 am-6 pm (Christmas Eve)
November 10, 17, 24 and December 1: 11 am-6 pm
December 8 and 15: 11 am-7 pm
December 22: 9 am-9 pm