Can we take photos with Santa this year during COVID-19?

This year, your annual holiday photo with Santa will likely look a little different. We encourage you to mark the occasion while being COVID-safe. If you visit Santa, make sure to keep 2 metres apart. Consider the following activities as possible alternatives too:

  • Have a family member from your household dress as Santa to take a photo with your little ones.
  • Connect with a local photographer to organize a physically distant photoshoot.
  • Encourage your children to engage with Santa by mailing a letter to the North Pole.
  • Participate in virtual interactions with Santa.

As always, remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell, practise physical distancing, and wear your face covering.


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This item was last modified on December 3, 2020




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