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As Buddy the elf would say after hearing Santa is coming to town...

Yes! Santa is coming back to the Quad Cities! Kids can see Santa at the NorthPark mall but with COVID-19, Santa will be contactless this year.

Sing it with me!  'Santa Claus is cominggggg to townnnnn.' 

With Christmas right around the corner, Santa is making a trip from the North Pole to come visit the children of the Quad Cities early at the NorthPark mall. Even though the nation's leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Santa Claus is immune to COVID-19, the NorthPark mall is implementing social distance and safety measures for all who want to visit ol' St. Nick.

This year, officials from both the NorthPark mall strongly encourage families to make an appointment to see Santa. Reservations for the NorthPark mall can be made at North-park-mall-ia.com/SantaPhotos.

Santa will be arriving at the NorthPark mall starting today, December 4 and is located in the Von Maur Court. Mall officials say that Santa and his elves have made every effort to provide a memorable, and contact free, experience.

While visiting Santa is free and available without a reservation, those who come without a reservation will be able to visit Santa when time is available, and as social distancing requirements allow.

Officials from the NorthPark mall listed things people should expect when visiting Santa and his elves this year.

What to Expect During Your Visit with Santa

  • Masks are required to be worn by Santa, the team and guests ages 2 and above or by local mandate
  • Hand sanitizer available upon entering and exiting
  • Social distancing between Santa and guests at all times
  • Deep cleaning of the set for the health and well-being of guests

Schedule Your Spot to Meet the Big Guy

  1. Make your reservation now
  2. Show up at your reserved time, and be sure to follow posted signage to ensure proper social distancing
  3. Share your wishlist with Santa and his helpers
  4. Make a lasting memory and get your photo taken with Santa

To make your reservations to visit Santa at the NorthPark mall, CLICK HERE.


Officials from the SouthPark mall announced that Santa will not be making a visit this year at the mall in Moline. Instead, Santa sent a special activity book he planned to share with the kids. That special activity book can be found at Shopsouthparkmall-il.com/SantaPhotos.

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