He's a busy man this time of year, making lists and checking them twice.  The question is, have you been naughty or nice? Either way, Christmas isn't Christmas until you've had a visit with Santa.

Everyone's favorite Jolly Old Elf is returning to the Gallatin Valley Mall this Holiday Season and I for one, couldn't be more excited. Some of my favorite memories of childhood were heading to the Little Red Santa House on the Courthouse lawn in my hometown and having a little one on one time with Santa Claus.

There's just something magical about meeting Santa.

This year, Santa will set up shop in Macy's Court at the Gallatin Valley Mall starting this Friday, the 26th will be available for pictures and to meet the children through Christmas Eve.

Just a heads up, Santa will be available Wednesday through Sunday, for a complete look at his schedule, plus special opportunities, check out the Gallatin Valley Mall's event calendar by clicking here.

Girl (6-7) sitting on lap of Santa Claus, portrait
Ryan McVay

Of course, if you don't feel comfortable due to social distancing, there are contactless visits available, and through the magic of photography, you can still have photos that will bring back tons of Holiday memories.

Christmas cookies and note for Santa Claus
Creatas Images

For many, the yearly visit to see Santa is a holiday tradition and I can't think of a better place than the Gallatin Valley Mall.  Oh and in case you find yourself on the naughty list this year, I have it on good authority that Santa is a big fan of cookies, so you might want to keep that option open.

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