It’s so exciting to think that Christmas is almost here. (I know, Thanksgiving first, but it’s coming so soon.) We’ve always had fun at Christmas, but now that we have G, it’s even more fun. That’s why we were so excited to have breakfast with Santa to welcome him to Fair Oaks Mall for Santa’s Flight Academy.
We had never had G’s picture taken with Santa before so weren’t quite sure what to expect. It’s impossible to miss the beautiful area all decked out for Santa in the middle of the mall. You feel Christmas in the air just looking at that giant sleigh! G loved all the decorations, but we had even cooler surprises ahead when we stepped in line.
At Santa’s Flight Academy in Fair Oaks Mall instead of merely waiting in line kids can get an official crew member tag to be Santa’s helper. Each card features the child’s picture, some fun information about their “crew job” and a QR code. This allows the child’s name and picture to appear in a myriad of fun ways throughout the exhibit. Kids help Santa perform some important tasks and there’s lot of fun buttons to push. G loved seeing the dancing elves with his name telling him that he’d done a good job.
But, then it was time for the big deal, for G it was meeting Santa and for Mommy and Daddy it was can we get a good picture pretty please? We were advised by Santa’s elves to not distract him with a lot of directions so we let them orchestrate the meeting and photo. The results were purely magical
C’mon look at that face!
We love the pictures so much. G has been awful about being in photos lately. (Don’t even get me started on how few 2nd birthday pictures I have of him.) Santa and his elves were so friendly, so patient and so expert in their execution of the photo that it was truly the crowning moment of a very special morning.
If you are looking for the perfect spot for your little one’s photo with Santa, you need to head to Fair Oaks Mall. Littles will have a blast playing in Santa’s Flight Academy and the parents will be thrilled with beautiful pictures!
That’s a he said, she said, baby said win for sure!
If you’d like your holiday plans to include a visit to Fair Oaks Mall to see Santa’s Flight Academy, check out more info here.
(We were provided with a complimentary breakfast with Santa and photo package for this review, all words and opinions are our own.)