Norfolk Together Resource Hub & Reopening Safety Measures

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Santa at MacArthur Center!

  • MacArthur Center
  • 300 Monticello Avenue
  • Norfolk, VA
  • December 4-24, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

To help guests capture a one-on-one visit with Santa this holiday season, MacArthur Center is offering a contactless in-person Santa experience with enhanced safety protocols such as offering a reservation system to avoid overcrowding, requiring guests and staff to wear a face covering and daily temperature checks and health screenings for all staff.

The health and safety of our staff, Santa and guests is our top priority.  While guests will not be able to sit on Santa’s lap or be allowed to hug Santa this year, he will still be in the photos and he will still be able to chat with the kiddos and hear their wishes while social distancing.  Santa and all guests ages 2 & up (or state mandate) are required to wear a face covering.   Social distancing floor graphics will show guests where to stand while waiting for their visit.  There will be an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation, including the addition of hand sanitizer in high traffic areas.

Advance reservations and appointments to visit Santa are strongly encouraged.  Simply select a date and 15-minute window of time.  This allows flexibility for both the operation of the set and the guests arrival time.  Walk-up visits will be available the first hour and the last hour of the day and as space allows throughout the day.  Upon completion of the reservation process, guests will receive a confirmation and barcode.  Please show printed or electronic reservation upon arrival at the Santa set.  Guests unable to make an appointment can reschedule by clicking on the link in the confirmation email.    Additionally, guests will receive a reservation reminder 24-hours in advance of the appointment time.

For complete details on what to expect during your visit with Santa please visit www.cherryhillprograms.com/reopening.

Guests are invited to capture memories of a lifetime with professional quality photos with Santa.  There are three photo packages to choose from.  Visit www.WhereisSanta.com to see photo package details.

Santa is located on level one, in Center Court adjacent to Kid’s Foot Locker. He is available for photos Mondays to Saturdays from (11 am to 7 pm and Sundays noon to 6 pm with the exception of Christmas Eve when he will be available from 9 am to 5 pm.  Santa takes breaks 1 hour each day to check on toy production.  Additional unplanned 15-minute breaks as needed.

Santa is not able to visit on 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/30 or 12/7 because he has to return to the North Pole.


Each child that visits with Santa will receive a HO HO HO or Make It Merry mask while supplies last.

Santa at MacArthur Center!