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Santa Claus Set to Arrive at Walden Galleria in Safe Environment

Published: 11/23/2020

Santa Claus Set to Arrive at Walden Galleria in Safe Environment

— New protocols and safety measures for the arrival of Santa Claus this Friday —

Buffalo, NY:  With the holiday season approaching, Walden Galleria will be welcoming Santa Claus to the shopping center on Friday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. to his temporary home on the lower level between Apple and Clarks. This year, there will be plenty of fun and magic, as well as a focus on the health and well-being of everyone. Reservations are strongly encouraged for all guests, with walk-up visits available as space allows throughout the day. Best practices will also be followed, including: maintaining social distance, face masks requirements for everyone, and enhanced cleaning between visits. There will also be an 8-ft. wide plexiglass guard placed in front of Santa for the safety of all visitors. Guests will be allowed to remove their masks temporarily while the photo is being taken.

Santa will open his fireside living room for children, families, and even pets, to experience magical moments and photo memories. Photo packages will be available on Friday with prices starting at $39.99. Santa will first be at his home from Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th. Santa is back the following weekend from Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 6th. The joyous gift-giver will then be at his living room daily from Wednesday, December 9th until Thursday, December 24th. The following are Santa’s visiting hours:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Fridays & Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Pet Photo Nights, Mondays & Tuesdays (December 14th – December 22nd): 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All guests are encouraged to schedule their visit with Santa ahead of time and review the safety measures being taken based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) online at www.WhereIsSanta.com or www.cherryhillprograms.com/CovidGuidelines. For more information about Walden Galleria’s safety protocols, please review the Healthy Shopper Guidelines here.

For full details regarding Santa visitation and holiday shopping hours, please 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, 8 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and 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, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.

About Pyramid Management Group, LLC

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.