Santa will arrive at Westfield Malls this year but expect a lot of changes due to COVID-19

Posted at 3:26 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 08:18:23-04

TAMPA, Fla. — If it is your family tradition to visit Santa Claus at your local mall, there is good news this year.

Santa will be at some Westfield Mall locations in late November. But don't expect your child to sit on Santa's lap this year.

Westfield is partnering with a company called Cherry Hill Programs to make sure St. Nick is following all CDC guidelines and local health protocols.

Click here for a look at which locations Santa will be at.

Guests will also be able to choose a virtual option this year, too. Click here for more information on that.

Appointments will not be required, but are strongly encouraged to reduce wait times and practice social distancing. Walk-up visits will be available as space allows.

Children will also be able to share their wish list with Santa Claus, but the contactless setup this year does not allow for children to sit on his lap.

A full summary of what guests should expect when they visit Santa is also available on this website.