TYSONS, VA — Santa and his helpers will be back at Tysons Corner Center, but there will be some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The jolly man in red will arrive at the mall on Nov. 20 and be available for contact-free visits on select dates through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. These visits will take place in the mall's Fashion Court at the intersection of the Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's wings.
Unlike past years, social distancing must be practiced between guests and Santa. Guests will follow posted signage to ensure proper social distancing. Masks are required to be worn by Santa, staff and guests 10 and up. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and exit, and deep cleaning of the set will be provided.
Santa visits are free, but photo packages can be purchased. Reservations for photo sessions are recommended to ensure social distancing.
Santa's hours at Tysons Corner Center will be:
Nov. 20-22: Friday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a break from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a break from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 23-26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7: Closed
Nov. 27 -29, Dec. 1-6, Dec. 8-23: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a break from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a break from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information and reservations, visit www.tysonscornercenter.com/santaphotos.