Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

MainPlace, a three-story super-regional shopping center in Santa Ana, California, will hold a very special Santa’s arrival celebration on Friday, November 17th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event features a party-like atmosphere with carolers singing holiday favorites, free gingerbread cookies, and three kids crafts where children can decorate a wooden bakery board, create an elf-themed craft, and color elf-themed coloring sheets.

Children attending the event will receive a free bakery hat and apron. Cookies, craft supplies and giveaways are while supplies last.

Santa will arrive earlier in the day (at 11 a.m.) and can be found in his seat in the center’s elaborate “The Elf on the Shelf: Santa’s Magical Photo Adventure” home located in Macy’s Court where he will hear children’s wish lists and take professional keepsake photos with children and their families throughout the day.

The Santa’s Arrival event is free of charge and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.

Professional photo packages range from $39.99 to $49.99. To reduce overall wait times, families are strongly encouraged to make a photo reservation in advance of their visit at To learn more about Santa’s Arrival, visit

The MainPlace Mall is located at 2800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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