Though he is not bound by the laws of physics, Santa Claus is duty bound to eat every cookie, brisket, and can of pumpkin pie filling you leave out for him. Capture treat-giving moments with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a premium photo package at Santa at River Park (an $70 value). The photo package includes the following:
- Two 8”x10” photos
- Four 5”x7” photos
- Four 4”x6” photos
- A gift frame
- Photo CD
Hardworking elves transform a quiet boutique into a bustling holiday village for Santa at River Park, an annual event for photo ops with the jolly mirthmaker himself. From November 25 until Christmas Eve, Santa poses for portraits, boasting a generous heart and genuine bushy facial hair immune to de-bearding by suspicious children. Helpers snap high-quality digital photos of Kriss Kringle’s lap visitors, capturing the moments when kids whisper their gift requests or petitions for public office into his ear. Afterward, families receive ten photos of their progeny’s Christmas experiences, complete with a special gift frame and a photo CD.
The village stays open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday, and fosters cheer from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekends. In the Christmas village, pint-size eyes can gape at an immense lego display or chase after magical disappearing snowballs that fall from the sky, or marvel over Santa’s jet-powered sleigh, his pipe collection, and one of Rudolph’s antlers in the new Santa’s North Pole Treasures exhibit. Parents can also bring their shopping haul and purchase on-site gift wrapping, snag new gewgaws at specialty shops dotting the village, or recruit reindeer babysitters.
Santa at River Park
At Santa at River Park, kids can capture their first time meeting Santa with real, photographic evidence, without the hassle of long mall lines. After pulling into conveniently located parking, families arrive at the rustic, cozy log cabin for private, professional shoots, which yield high-definition photos of jolly old St. Nick—a guaranteed member of The Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas. Other kids can also come and wish for presents in the winter wonderland atmosphere, which features magic snowballs, crafts and shops, a gift-wrapping center, and elves.
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