NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio - Despite dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the New Towne Mall will be holding its annual Santa Claus meet and greets starting Friday, Nov. 27 at the New Philadelphia shopping center.
The visits with Santa will run until Thursday, Dec. 24, and be held at New Towne's B Entrance, near the Empire China Buffet.
Santa will be on-site to visit with families from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Guests can book reservation times in advance at New Towne Mall's Santa Fastpass webpage.
“Visits with Santa are such a nostalgic part of the holiday season for so many children and families in the Tuscarawas County area said Justin Higgenbotham, General Manager at New Towne Mall. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring a bit of normalcy and holiday magic to our community while keeping health and safety as our top priority.”
New Towne will also hold a special "drive-in" welcome event for Santa on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot across from Applebee's near the mall.