Santa Ushers in the Holiday Season Nov. 7

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Great Lakes Mall will usher in the holiday season with Santa’s grand arrival, featuring a parade with the Mentor Fire Department. The arrival festivities will include the Mentor Fire Department’s vintage firetruck leading the way as Old St. Nick makes his debut for the season. The Santa Photo Experience, sponsored by Lake County YMCA, will remain open through Christmas Eve.

In addition, families are invited to join in the celebration and enjoy a Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Lake Health. Santa’s festive elves will offer kids a full breakfast from participating Food Court vendors, as well as family friendly entertainment, including a live magician and a balloon artist. Kidgits members will also enjoy holiday-inspired crafts and a special gift as they wait for their visit with Santa.

Santa’s great arrival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. at the Great Lakes Mall (Food Court), 7850 Mentor Avenue in Mentor. There is no cost to attend this event, and Santa’s Photo Packages vary in pricing.

The Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa is free for Kidgits Club members. If your child is not a member, it only costs $5 to sign up for an annual membership.

Santa will be available for photos throughout the season, beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, following the arrival parade, through Wednesday, Dec. 24.

For a full list of Santa Photo hours, click here.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold