This year, skip the "mall Santa" and upgrade to Santa at the Larcom. You'll be glad you did: For instead of a rushed encounter just outside the food court, you and your little ones will be treated to a magical, 90-minute Christmas program at the gorgeously restored Larcom Theatre. And it's not just Santa on stage: David Bull, better known as the mystifying prestidigitator "Le Grand David," will be on hand to narrate a multimedia presentation of The Night Before Christmas. Singer-songwriter Allen Estes will be there, too, (along with a few elves) for a special Christmas sing-along. Finally, Kris Kringle will meet children live on stage and sit for professionally lit portraits -- perfect for Christmas cards, grandparent gifts or simply making your neighbors jealous.