Return of The Claus: Santa is officially returning to the Eaton Centre

Nov 4 2021, 8:36 pm

Santa Claus is officially returning to the Toronto Eaton Centre this month.

After his appearance was cancelled last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, Old Saint Nick will once again take up residence at the downtown mall starting on November 19.

Sensitive Santa—arranged specifically for individuals with autism and their families—and Traditional Santa photo experiences will be available until December 24.

Visits must be booked online in advance. The proceeds of each $5 ticket will be donated to St. Mike’s Hospital and Autism Speaks Canada.

Face coverings and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required, and Santa, his helpers, and guests must maintain physical distance at all times. Santa’s log cabin will be cleaned between each visit as well.

For those who would rather experience holiday magic from home, Cadillac Fairview will once again host its CF Storytime with Santa on the Eaton Centre’s Facebook page.

Santa will be joined by special guests as he reads holiday stories by in both English and French. Three story time sessions will be held on December 4 and three on December 18.

“It’s undeniable that this season is looking a little brighter than last,” said Andrea Nickel, director of customer experience and marketing communications at Cadillac Fairview.

“This year, we’re thrilled to help our communities safely rediscover that holiday feeling filled with wonder, togetherness, and hope.”

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