This will be my baby’s first Christmas and one thing I’ve been looking forward to is taking him to get the traditional “Santa picture”. The funny part is that I’m not one of those parents who wants to raise my child to believe in Santa! My parents have pictures of my brothers and I sitting on Santa’s lap in the mall when we were growing up and they are all hilarious– whether it’s the classic “unknowing baby” picture, the poplar “screaming toddler” shot, or eventually the “grinning-from-ear-to-ear kid” photo.
Rather than standing in line at the mall (which this East Sac Mom avoids at all costs) we’ll be heading over to Santa’s Toy Shoppe in midtown this year! The Toy Shoppe is sponsored by the Midtown Business Association and is located at 1801 L Street in suite 70. Admission to see Santa is $3 per child (under 12) with a toy donation or $5 without. Proceeds for photos with Santa go to benefit the Sacramento Sheriff’s Toy Project and the CBS 13/CW31 Good Day to Give campaign. The Shoppe is also a donation location for the Good Day to Give campaign.
Santa’s Toy Shoppe is open this Friday (December 4th) through Sunday, December 20th the following days and times:
Special hours include Sunday, December 5th after the Parade of Lights (6-8PM) as well as Monday, December 21st through Wednesday, December 23rd (12-4PM.)
Do you take your kids to have their picture taken with Santa? Do you remember going when you were younger? Know any good Santa’s to get your picture taken with? We’d love to know! Leave us a comment below.
We’ll see you there!