Santa Claus sets up 2017 visiting hours at the Walden Galleria

CHEEKTOWAGA – Santa Claus will be setting up shop inside the Walden Galleria starting this Saturday, November 11th.

The jolly man will open his fireside living room for the season of giving at 10 am. Children, families, and even pets are invited by the jolly and joyous gift-giver to chat of their Christmas wishes and make memories to last a lifetime according to mall officials.

Families with special needs are encouraged to visit Santa during on Sunday, November 19th and Sunday, December 3rd.  Walden Galleria’s 5th annual Santa Cares sets aside a special time for those with special sensory needs to experience the magic of meeting Santa in a controlled environment.

Photo packages will be available starting Saturday, November 11th until Christmas Eve, December 24th, on the lower level between Apple and Clarks.

Santa Set hours for the season (November 11-December 24) are as follows:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 11AM – 8PM
  • Fridays – Saturdays: 10AM – 8PM
  • Sundays: 12PM – 6PM
  • Pet Photos Mondays & Tuesdays: 6PM – 8PM

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