Don’t worry, Santa will still be able to deliver presents on Christmas Eve during the COVID-19 pandemic but to keep everyone else safe, Santa is conducting his visits with kids virtually.
Here are 5 ways you can book a visit with Santa.
1. Sam’s Club is offering members the opportunity to book a free five-minute video visit with Santa at SamsClub.com/SantaSession. According to a release, sessions can be personalized with the option to choose the Santa “that best suits your family,” as well as the ability to provide your child’s name and age ahead of the session for an extra-special greeting.
2. Kringle Mingle Virtual North Pole Visits: Kringle Mingle offers a personalized video message or an interactive video call (with prices ranging from $3 to $30). Book It ($3 and up)
3. Santa: The Experience: The ‘experience” includes time with the elves, Mrs. Claus, a tour of the North Pole and a 5-minute live video chat with Santa himself. Book It ($36 and up)
4. Airbnb Santa Claus Virtual Visits: Airbnb connects kids with Santa Claus representatives from all over the world. Children can talk to St. Nick as he makes the virtual rounds as far away as Finland. There’s even an option to Zoom with a Georgia-based Santa, proficient in sign language. Book It (Prices vary)
5. Macy’s Santaland at Home Experience: Macy’s Santaland offers a free pre-recorded call with Santa along with a chance to chat with the elves, play fun holiday games and a photo opp. Book It (Free)
BONUS: If you just want a classic photo with Santa and not a visit, you can do that too. Tech care company Asurion launched a “Picture Yourself with Santa” service. The free online service allows people to upload any photo of themselves, family, or even pets onto Asurion’s website, and it will create a fun holiday photo. There is no payment or any sign up required to get a virtual picture with Santa.
Go to Asurion’s website. then you will start creating your photo with the “start your elf-portrait” button. There are a total of nine holiday templates to choose from, some with Santa or just a snowy background. After selecting a template, you will upload a photo and enter your email address. Asurion says your holiday picture will be sent to your email address within 24 hours. There is no limit on the number of photos you can make.