It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Yes, I know, we haven't even hit Thanksgiving yet but Valley Mall invited Santa to town and today, he officially arrived. If you missed the grand entrance, you can watch the live video that was taken earlier today below. Apologies for the squeals, I was hopped up on caffeine and holiday spirit for sure.

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From now through Christmas you can schedule a photo session with Santa. I was speaking to a family that was totally pumped about showing up in their matching onesies and you can even schedule a time to bring down your pet to get in on the holiday fun via Valley Mall's website.

There will also be moments for storytime where your kids can enjoy a tale told by Santa and one lucky child will get a chance to not only bring the book home but Santa will sign it as well!

Santa's Arrival at Valley Mall

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