The Santa Experience in Williamsburg – Photos with Santa with your kids (and pets)! Book your spot today!
Dates: November 25, 2022 through December 22, 2022
Pre-Booking is required
Need that perfect picture of your child, family or pet with Santa? Then this event is for you!
How does it work? Sign up for a session. A handful of sessions are scheduled every 30 minutes. (Only 1-2 families will be allowed in the studio at a time in order to minimize possible COVID exposure). Families over 6 people will need to purchase two time slots back-to-back in order to accommodate the size).
Fee and what is included: $65 fee + $3 processing fee includes high resolution digital copies of all photos taken during your session. This is not per child or per pet – it is per session. So you can get multiple shots of each child with Santa, a family picture, kids, pets and Santa…well, you get the picture!
When: This event runs from November 25th through December 22nd and is both kid and pet friendly.
Pet Photos: “Santa Paws” pet portraits will be on all days but Mondays so please be aware when booking that pets may be present. Families without pets can book on any day. Pets can have photos all week EXCEPT on Mondays. Mondays are to be an allergy free day so Santa’s suit will be animal hair free and the studio is as pet free as possible for families with extreme allergies. But you have to pre-book (here).
Bathroom: There is a small bathroom onsite but they suggest you come dressed in your clothes prior. It is not large enough for any outfit changes. Guest can use the bathrooms for potty breaks.
Location: Santa’s workshop and photo studio will take over the Memorie Group Real Estate Office at 439 Prince George Street, Williamsburg VA 23185 which is two doors down from Aromas in downtown Williamsburg and near the Henry Street parking garage.
Do you recognize Santa?
You might recognize this beloved local “Santa,”…it is Jim Hines, who has been known to thousands of families as the “Yankee Candle Santa” from his years at Williamsburg’s former Yankee Candle location.
Proceeds: All proceeds from this photo event will go to Williamsburg Downtown, Heritage Humane Society, House of Mercy, and the Kiwanis Club.
Why Schedule Times: They are scheduling times in an effort to minimize COVID exposure and to optimize families’ Santa experience. Event organizers don’t want long lines at this event and want to encourage families to spend more time shopping, dining and exploring all the wonderful businesses downtown instead. Merchants Square is a glow this season, so enjoy it before or after your session with Santa Now, what are you waiting for? Book your photo session today!
Williamsburg Downtown is a non-profit, economic development organization, created in partnership with the City of Williamsburg to enhance the awareness and economic vitality of the downtown business district. For more information, go to https://www.williamsburgdowntown.com/