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SANTA ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 29th - 2PM

THE SANTA EXPERIENCE

Reservations are not required. Walk-ups welcome!

SANTA’S HERE!

Visits with Santa begin Monday, November 29, 2 PM
Santa’s Wishing Garden, Macy’s Court

Santa will be sitting in his Wishing Garden in the Macy’s Court waiting to hear your child’s wish list and pose for photos.

Santa will wear a mask and take socially distanced photos upon request.

SANTA SERENADE AND SING-A-LONG

Monday, November 29, 6 – 7 PM
Santa’s Wishing Garden, Macy’s Court

Santa’s Here!  And we are excited to welcome him back with a special serenade!  Serenata Seasonal Choir will lead children and guests in Santa’s favorite songs in a serenade and sing-a-long.  Enjoy treats and crafts.    

WHAT TO EXPECT

Santa will be sitting in his sleigh in Promotional Court waiting to hear your child’s wish list and pose for photos. New this year, will be a setup that allows for physical distancing. The kids (or whole family!) will be positioned six feet in front of Santa for all photos. Face coverings are required by all guests, all staff, and Santa himself! Face covering must be worn before, during, and after the Santa experience. Regardless of government mandates at the time of your visit, we are prioritizing the health and safety of everyone all season by keeping masks mandatory.

Please also note, due to no physical contact with Santa this year, infants must be held by parents/guardians during photos.

BEFORE YOUR VISIT

Book your visit now! For the safety of our guests, please note, all visits with Santa will be reservation only.

Please also note, there will be no physical contact with Santa this year. This includes sitting on Santa’s lap, hugging Santa, etc. Parents, we ask that you please have this discussion with your children prior to arrival so they know what to expect.

Thank you for planning in advance with us during this unique season!

AFTER YOUR VISIT

Santa will not be handing anything to families this year, but special coupons will be available as you exit the Santa experience. Each guest will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizing station prior to entering the set, as well as, encouraged to use it again at the exit. We have worked very closely with the local health officials and our retailers to ensure the highest level of safety during your visit. Scroll to the bottom of this page for more information on our safety and sanitization protocols.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

JOIN US DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Monday, December 6
Tuesday, December 7
4 – 7 PM
Santa’s Wishing Garden, Macy’s Court

Franklin Park welcomes you and your four-legged friends for photos with Santa during this purr-fect evening reserved just for them.  Your cat or dog is welcome to sit pretty for Santa and you can fetch keep sake photos of all the fur-raising fun.  (Cats and dogs only.  All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier).

Please enter and exit through the Mall Doors next to Versona (Talmadge Road parking lot).

SOOTHING SANTA 

Sundays December 5 and 12
8 – 10 AM
Santa’s Wishing Garden, Macy’s Court

Soothing Santa is a special time to visit Santa, with lower lighting and quieter surroundings to create a welcoming environment for children of all ages and abilities. Franklin Park Mall’s Santa area will become sensory-friendly to ensure a special and memorable visit for the entire family. Taking place before stores open, families will have the opportunity to visit Santa with dimmed lighting, no overhead mall radio, and lower shopper traffic. Franklin Park Mall will provide sensory stations including foam crafts and rice-digs. Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages will be available for purchase.

Reservations Required

TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING!

Angel Trees

November 26 – December 17
Center Court

Franklin Park Mall is proud to support Lucas County Children Services in two ways this holiday season! Visit the Angel Trees in Center Court and choose a child’s age and their wish list. Drop off your donation in the giant gift box in the Food Court.

Toy-A-Thon

Saturday, December 11, 10 AM – 2 PM
Sylvania Avenue Parking Lot
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the iHeartMedia Toy-A-Thon to benefit Lucas County Children Services.  This year’s Toy-A-Thon is a Drive-up/Drop-off event located in the Sylvania Avenue parking lot near Forever 21. 

Both events help local foster children in
Lucas County Children Services have
a merry holiday!

CHANUKAH AT THE MALL CELEBRATION

Sunday, November 28, 3-5:30pm
Sylvania Avenue Parking Lot

Join The Chabad House of Toledo for a Chanukah Drive-In celebration! Participants should meet at the parking lot on the corner of Talmadge and Sylvania to receive special Chanukah goodies, enjoy latkes and donuts, music, and a special Menorah lighting.

HOLIDAY SAFETY PROCEDURES

The safety and health of our employees, shoppers and community is the top priority of Franklin Park Mall. Read about what we’re doing to keep your safety and health our top priority this Holiday season.

HOLIDAY SAFETY PROCEDURES

  • The safety and health of our guests, employees and community is always our top priority. Out of an abundance to keep everyone as safe as possible, we have taken additional safety measures at the holiday set to make this holiday season both a magical and safe experience.

Here is what we’re doing to safeguard your visit:

  • All guests are required to wear a face covering at the Santa set and during the photo session. Face coverings will be provided to guests who need them at guest services.
  • Each guest will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizing station prior to entering the set, as well as, encouraged to use again at the exit station.
  • Guests will be safely distanced as they move through the photo experience.
  • All staff are required to wear masks while in the shopping center.
  • Staff members will wipe down the set (railings, counters, any touch points on the set) after each guest using CDC recommended cleaning supplies.
  • Social distancing markers will be clearly marked around the set to 6 feet between guests entering and exiting the Santa set.
  • Once your visit and photos with Santa are complete, you will be ushered over to the viewing/sales station to make your selection. Only staff members will operate the computer at each of these stations.
  • Cash will not be accepted this year. You may use your debit or credit card for payment.  The cashier will ask each guest to swipe their own card for processing. The card swipe unit will be wiped down after each transaction.
  • Santa, and all staff, will be screened daily for symptoms including having their temperature checked.

Click here to see all the ways the center is safeguarding your experience outside the Santa set.