The Arrival of Santa Claus 2011

This morning, while I was at the mall I couldn’t believe that I saw that they are ready for Santa Claus!  I saw a sign that Santa arrives at Cordova Mall on November 11, 2011.  I posted on the Pensacola with Kids Facebook Wall about how I think that it is a little early but at the same time I am ready to get the holiday season started.  Since Santa is already arriving in various places throughout Pensacola, I decided to post the places you can find Santa this holiday season even though it is only the second week of November.

As always, check the links to confirm the dates and times.

Bass Pro Shops – Santa has already arrived at the Spanish Fort store and the Destin store.  Check the website for the schedule because there will be photos, games, crafts and more.

Cordova Mall – Santa Claus arrives via fire truck in front of World Market starting with the pre-party at 6pm and the arrival at 7pm on November 11th.

Once Santa has arrived, his work hours will be: Saturdays in November 10 am – 8 pm Sundays in November; Noon – 6 pm Mon – Fri in November; 11 am – 8 pm Dec 1 – Dec 20; 10 am – 8:30 pm (Sundays close at 7 pm) Dec 21 – Dec 23; 9 am – 8:30 pm Dec 24; 8 am – 6 pm Note: Santa takes daily breaks around 1 pm and 6 pm for 30 minutes to feed the reindeers.

Destin Commons – Santa arrives on November 19th.  There will be a tree lighting, holiday parade and fireworks finale.

Eastern Shore Center – Santa arrives on November 12th.

Santa’s hours will be:  Saturday, November 12 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, November 13 ~ 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, November 19 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, November 20 ~ 12 pm to 6 pm; Friday, November 25 ~10 am to 8 pm; Saturday, November 26 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, November 27 ~ 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, December 3 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, December 4 ~ 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, December 10 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, December 11 ~ 12 pm to 6 pm; Friday, December 16 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday, December 17 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, December 18 ~ 12 pm to 6 pm; Monday, December 19 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Tuesday, December 20 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Wed. December 21 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Thursday, December 22 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Friday, December 23 ~ 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday, December 24 ~ 10 am to 2 pm; * Hours are subject to change depending on severe weather conditions.

Santa Rosa Mall – Santa will arrive Tuesday, November 15th.  There will be holiday crafts and free rides on the carousel.  Santa will be available for photos every day through Christmas Eve.

Other places you can spot Santa Claus this holiday season:

Winterfest Pensacola

Marketbasket

If you know of any other Santa sightings, I will continue to update the post so leave us a note in the comments or send me an email.