This year, Metropolis at Metrotown is taking your Santa photos experience to another level. They’ve truly thought about the journey that we take when visiting the man in red.
First of all, the SMS text to return system is back. You just register at one of their kiosks and then you have the option of leaving the line to get something to eat or continue shopping before coming back to see Santa.
You can also send a text to Guest Services – 604-359-9111 for assistance while in the mall or planning your trip to the mall. Inquire about finding a store, mall hours, parking, children’s stroller, and more. It’s available during mall hours.
The lines to see Santa can get seriously long, so if you can come early in the season and early in the day, you’ll save yourself some time.
SANTA PHOTOS HOURS:
Monday-Saturday: 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8pm.
(November)Sundays: 11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm
(December)Sundays: 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8pm
*5pm close Christmas Eve*
After the line, you’ll walk into Santa’s grotto and the kids can play on some really fun interactive games that are projected on to some big screens for other people to watch and cheer them on. There will also be colouring and activity sheets that can also be turned into letters to the North Pole.
We met Santa today and he’s lovely. He’s been visiting the children at Metropolis at Metrotown for 30 years! If you’ve been really good all year long, you’ll get a candy cane as well as your photos!
Photos $3 each and are by donation (so feel free to give generously) to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau to help those in need during the holiday season.
Once you’re all done with your Santa photos and have found the gifts on your list, drop them off at the Gift Wrap Services! Burnaby Neighbourhood House and MS Society of BC/Yukon will be offering gift wrapping services by donation starting November 23 to December 24. All proceeds will go back to the charities. Gift wrap booths are located in front of The Disney Store on the Ground Level, and in front of Plenty on the Upper Level.
The Metropolis at Metrotown Extended Mall hours are:
December 1 – 18: 10:00am – 9:00pm – Daily
December 19 – 23: 10:00am – 10:00pm – Moonlight Madness
December 24: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Are you ready? It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Santa, candy canes, deals, treats, and donating to charity too!
Disclaimer: This post was supported by Metropolis at Metrotown, however the overwhelming excitement for Santa and Christmas is all me.