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Alternative ways to visit Santa this year

Posted at 3:21 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 11:46:46-05

MILWAUKEE — The holidays are just around the corner, and that means Santa is working on ways to visit safely.

“We are social distancing in the workshop and yes we are wearing our mask,” said Santa Shane.

Santa Shane with Wish4Santa is offering an opportunity for children to visit him virtually. He is offering five to 15 minutes where children can let Santa know their Christmas wish, parents, family members, and grandparents are all invited too.

“Virtually is a great way to see the children and see their faces light up,” said Santa Shane.

Santa said he is still doing in-person visits, but he will also be wearing a mask, socially distancing, and in some cases sitting behind a plexiglass shield.

In Port Washington, the Parks and Recreation Department came up with a creative way for children can see Santa. Santa will be in a large inflatable snow globe, where children can take pictures and say hi.

Pictures with Santa will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the stage in Upper Lake Park on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Parents must pre-register their children.

Santa said although the visits look different this year, it’s important to spread holiday joy and cheer now more than ever.

“This is going to be a different season, but it's still going to be Christmas - so just as Christmas past, it's going to be a great season this year,” said Santa.

To learn more about Wish4Santa click here

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