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Where, when to see Santa Claus in San Diego County this year

Pandemic Santa
Posted at 7:35 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 15:02:40-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — While families navigate this holiday season with an extra bit of care in the form of social distancing and face coverings, there are still opportunities to visit Santa Claus with the kids around the county.

This year, many malls and amusement parks are keeping the tradition of visiting with Santa alive in some fashion, whether it be socially distanced in person or online.

At Westfield and Simon malls throughout the county, visits will require face coverings, physical distancing, reservations, and offer hand sanitizer for visitors.

But for families who aren't comfortable visiting the big man in person this year, virtual visits are available. The Otay Ranch Town Center and Chula Vista Center in the South Bay, and The Shoppes at Carlsbad in North County are offering personalized greetings and storytime with Santa. More information is available online here.

Click through our interactive map below to see when and where you can see Santa around San Diego County this year: