MODESTO (CBS13) — Santa still plans on coming to the mall, but things will look a bit different due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto says Santa will still be arriving on Nov. 20. However, a new “contactless” experience is being implemented that will, at least for this year’s festivities, mean Santa will be at least 6 feet away.
Mall officials say Santa will be wearing a mask at all times. Anyone coming to visit will also need to wear a mask. Further, no one will be able to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them what they want for Christmas, but a mailbox will be on site to take letters and this lists.
Families are being encouraged to make reservations in advance.
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The Vintage Faire Mall will be closed on Thanksgiving, but it will open up on Black Friday at 6 a.m.