It's a long way from the North Pole, but Santa Claus is making his annual trek down to Landmark Mall, at 5801 Duke St., again this year, when he will hear what local children hope to see under the tree.
Santa arrived at Landmark Mall Friday. He will be at his station at the mall from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
On Christmas Eve, Santa will visit with children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Santa will visit with pets — cats and dogs only — on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 17.
A photographer will be on hand for all visits with Santa. Parents can purchase various packages on site.
The Landmark Mall Train, located next to the Woodlands Play Area (Level 1, Center Court), will also be taking passengers on rides through the mall. Admission is $3.
Train hours are:
- Monday through Thursday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday - Noon to 6 p.m.