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Santa Claus Returning to Walden Galleria for Holiday Shopping Season

Published: 11/08/2023

— Cherry Hill Programs & Walden Galleria welcome Santa Claus back to his temporary home for the season —


Buffalo, NY: Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, it’s time to visit Santa Claus at Walden Galleria, sponsored by USA Insulation (presenting sponsor), Urban Air Buffalo, Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do and NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (supporting sponsors). In partnership with Cherry Hill Programs, the industry-leader in experiential holiday photography experiences, Walden Galleria is welcoming the return of Santa to his temporary fireside lounge on the lower level of the shopper center near the Apple Store beginning on Friday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m.


There will be plenty of fun and magic while visiting Santa this holiday season. Hours of operation to visit and get photos taken are Monday through Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are strongly encouraged for all guests, with walk-up visits available as space allows throughout the day. Reservations to visit Santa can be made by clicking here.


Special Events with Santa including Pet Photo Nights and Santa Cares are as follows:


  • Pet Photo Nights: Mondays & Tuesdays (Nov. 20th – Dec. 12th) from 5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
    • Bring your furry or not so furry friend(s) to take a picture with Santa!
    • All pets must be on a leash.
  • Santa Cares: Sunday, December 3rd from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Santa Cares is an event held exclusively for children with sensory issues. Held in partnership with Autism Speaks, Santa Cares takes place during off hours with low lighting and no music. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with sensory issues and their families.


Santa Claus will be at Walden Galleria through Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th until 4:00 p.m. and then he is off to prepare for his big night! For full hours and photo package pricing details, visit www.waldengalleria.com.



About Walden Galleria

Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 9 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with 4DX and RPX theatres with full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market.  Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, ZARA, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, Urban Air Adventure Park, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.


About Pyramid Management Group

Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.