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Santa Already Making the Rounds Near Suwanee

The jolly one is bringing Christmas cheer to malls in Duluth and Buford.

It's time to dress up your children in their festive outfits and take them to the mall to have their photos taken with Santa Claus. Santa arrives at  in Duluth on Saturday, Nov. 19. He has already been busy posing for photos at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Santa photos will be available at both malls through Dec. 24.

Gwinnett Place, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth (770-813-6840)

  • Santa’s Arrival: Nov. 19 at noon. Visit Santa's Winter Wonderland at Gwinnett Place’s Center Court and have your holiday photo taken with St. Nick! 
  • Photos with Santa: Nov. 19-Dec. 24 in Center Court. Santa will be available daily; hours and photo package pricing available at www.simon.com
  • Pet Photos with Santa: Dec. 5 & 12 from 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 6-7 p.m. in Center Court. Bring your furry friends to have their holiday photo taken with Santa. All animals must be on a leash or in a cage. No exotic animals permitted. Please use the main entrance between Mega Mart and Sears to enter the mall.
  • Kidgits Holiday Dessert Party: Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2-4 p.m. in Center Court. RSVP to attend by calling 770-813-6840.
  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: Nov. 26-Dec. 11 (Monday-Saturday) from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Gwinnett Place partners with The Salvation Army on its annual holiday Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need.

Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford (678-482-8788)

  • Santabration: Santa arrived early on Nov. 5 at Mall of Georgia and has been posing for photos with children in the Village Pavilion.
  • Photos with Santa: Nov. 5-Dec. 24. Visit Santa at his holiday home in the lower level near Nordstrom Court. Santa will be available daily with the exception of Thanksgiving Day; hours and photo package pricing available at www.mallofgeorgia.com.  
  • Pet Photos with Santa: Dec. 4 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Bring your furry friends to have their holiday photo taken with Santa! Please enter through the mall entrance between Nordstrom and Belk adjacent to Woodward Crossing Boulevard. All animals must be on a leash or in a cage. No exotic animals permitted.   
  • Simon Kidgits Club Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 3 from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Food Court. Enjoy holiday crafts, breakfast, and personal time with Santa himself! Free breakfast for Simon Kidgits Club Members, while supplies last. Breakfast for non-members costs $5, which includes an annual Simon Kidgits Club membership. 
  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: Nov. 25-Dec. 10 (Monday-Saturday) from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mall of Georgia partners with The Salvation Army on its annual holiday Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need.
  • United Hospice Foundation Tree of Memories: Nov. 25-Dec. 24. The Tree of Memories will spread its love and warmth as it partners with the Mall of Georgia, which allows those who have lost loved ones to share their favorite memory of a loved one on a memory card and place it on the Tree of Memories.
  • Sounds of the Season: Dec. 2, 9 & 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Food Court. Enjoy live holiday music performances by talented area groups including school, church and community choirs from across the metro area. Find a list of performances along with dates and times at www.mallofgeorgia.com.

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