If you live in the Greater Toronto Area and have been waiting in an overcrowded, poorly organized and uninspiring lineup to visit the big man before the holidays… you are doing it all wrong.
Upgrade your Christmas experience! Visit Santa’s Tiny Big Town at Vaughan Mills, a new immersive holiday showcase that includes one-on-one time with Santa, a fun animated video featuring Santa’s elves and light show which brings the Magic of Santa to life.
Upon entering Santa’s Tiny Big Town, children of all ages will experience the wonder and magic of a classic Christmas village. From decorated trees to snow-topped roofs, it’s so easy to get into the spirit of the season!
At Vaughan Mills, Santa has kids (and parents) in mind. To make the time go by effortlessly (and limit child meltdowns, which we know can be expected during Santa visits), the entire Tiny Big Town is outfitted with interactive games, puzzles and more. You can even take a picture in front of the Selfie Station – and receive a free digital photo!
In preparation for meeting the big man himself, Santa’s elves are on hand to make families feel welcome (and even offer a little advice for how to best negotiate for more toys). They’re even happy to pose for a photo opp! My 5-year old Reid must have talked this poor elf’s ear off; let’s just say he had quite the list for ol’ St. Nick and wanted to explore his many options.
I absolutely love the decor; it is evident that much time and care was put into bringing it all together. Of course, it holds a dual purpose: the trees keep families inside Santa’s Tiny Big Town and keeps the shoppers out. It’s a great way to maintain privacy.
And finally… it’ll be your turn to visit Santa Claus himself. At Santa’s Tiny Big Town at Vaghan Mills, all guests visiting Santa are treated to a more tailored, personal experience. First, the visit with Santa takes place in a dedicated room, away from the prying eyes of strangers. Each child has the opportunity to watch a short Christmas video, followed by a chance to spill their heart’s desire to dear St. Nick.
Finally, every little boy and girl will receive Santa’s Magical Key. The key only works one special night of the year and only Santa can use it to leave a gift while your children are tucked into bed sleeping. So sweet!
However, perhaps the very best part of the entire experience is the opportunity to give back: 100 per cent of proceeds from the photo packages sold at Santa’s Tiny Big Town will go to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Santa’s Tiny Big Town at Vaughan Mills is open until December 24th, 2015! If you haven’t yet paid a visit to Santa Claus – or if perhaps, your child has moved from the “naughty” to “nice” list and deserves a second visit – be sure to pop by this holiday season!