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Photo Experience with Santa at Hawthorn Mall

Friday November 27, 2020 - Thursday December 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a break from 3 - 4 p.m. each day Christmas Eve - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a break from 2 - 3 p.m.

Lower Level, Macy's Court
122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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Photo Experience with Santa at Hawthorn Mall

Photos with Santa Claus. Holiday wish lists. Visits with Santa are all about you, and so are we. This year Hawthorn Mall is keeping you safe and delightfully distanced with a contactless Santa visit that includes the new Elf interactive photo experience.


Santa’s new Elf themed home is located lower level, Macy's Court from November 27th through December 24th. The set is free and open to the public, professional photos are available for purchase. Children will still be able to talk with Santa from a safe distance to share their wish lists, or place a letter in Santa’s mailbox for him to read later. Santa and his guests will wear masks during their visit; photos will be taken with 6’ between Santa and his guests, and each picture will be professionally staged to minimize the visibility of that distance. To make this holiday season both a magical and safe experience, we strongly encourage guests to make a reservation for photos.
Reserve your spot here: ​

**Friendly reminder, masks are required for photos with Santa.


Santa Hours:
November 27th through December 23: Daily from 11:00am-7:00pm
Santa takes a milk & cookie break from 3:00pm-4:00pm

December 24th: 9:00am-5:00pm
Santa takes a milk & cookie break from 2:00-3:00pm


To learn more about Santa visits and pricing, visit the Hawthorn Mall website -


To learn more about what to expect during your visit with Santa, including safety and cleaning protocols by the photo provider Cherry Hill Programs click here visit the website-

Free Admission

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