Wannemaker's Christmas Open House (Santa and Reindeer!)
This year, we arrived pretty late. I think it went from 10 am to 3 pm. We arrived about 230 pm and walked right in. They switched things up this year. Last year, it was meet Santa...and THEN...go meet his reindeer. This year, they put the reindeer part first. They were allowing groups in two at a time to pet each of the reindeer. The girls got up close and person with one of them (in the photo above).
After that, you went around to the Santa line. There, they had some cute coloring pages for the kids set up with crayons. Really great way to keep the kids occupied and give them something fun to do while other kids were meeting with the 'Big Guy'.
If you're looking for a good experience with Santa that is early in the season, I'd recommend checking out Wannamaker's next year. It was a lot of fun and is now a tradition it seems for us. Second year in a row!