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METRO DETROIT SANTA FINDER: MALL GUIDE

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Santa is a very busy guy…and we know you are too, so we’ve compiled a full list of his many stops on the mall circuit for those picture perfect holiday card photo opportunities!

 

Holiday Headquarters @ the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2500, Detroit, MI 48243
Pack up your sleigh with holiday spirit and make your way to the GMRENCEN to visit your favorite red-suited man. Children and guests can meet Santa in the Jefferson Lobby, off of Jefferson, for complimentary photographs and to tell Santa what’s on their wish-list. Shop for holiday gifts at the holiday headquarters featuring over 30 rotating Detroit vendors.
Dates: November 23 – December 22
Santa Hours: Monday – Saturday: 1aam – 4pm 

 

Santa at Great Lakes Crossing – Santa’s Flight Academy
4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Each child becomes a member of the flight crew and enjoys a special visit with Santa, plus receives a personalized Cadet Badge, tries on a virtual flight suit, learns how to operate the sleigh, dances under magical lights and snowfall. Reservations are not required to see Santa.
Dates: November 8 – December 24
Mall Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm & Sundays 11am – 6pm 

 

Santa’s Flight Academy – Twelve Oaks Mall
27500 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48377
Each child becomes a member of the flight crew and enjoys a special visit with Santa, plus receives a personalized Cadet Badge, tries on a virtual flight suit, learns how to operate the sleigh, dances under magical lights and snowfall. Reservations are not required to see Santa.
Dates: November 8 – December 24
Mall Hours:  Monday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm (please note hours vary during holiday season)

 

Lakeside Mall
14000 Lakeside Cir, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Visit and have photos taken with Santa November 10 – December 24! Santa arrives at Lakeside Mall on Saturday, November 11 and will be located in the Center Court.
Dates: November 10 – December 24
Santa Hours:

  • November 10-21: Monday – Saturday 10am-9pm and Sundays 12pm-6pm
  • November 22: Closed
  • November 23-December 23: Monday – Saturday 10am-9pm and Sundays 12pm-6pm
  • December 24: 10am-6pm

 

Somerset Mall
2800 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084
Everyone is welcome to visit with Santa and receive a special treasure!
Dates: November 17 – December 24
Santa Hours: Begin at 8am daily through mall closing hours (Monday – Saturday: 9pm and Sundays: 6pm)

 

Fairlane Town Center
18900 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
It’s the cheeriest, most magical time of year! Share some family fun during this holiday season as Santa and the Ice Princess hold court at the Ice Palace and will be available for photos.
Dates: November 17 – December 24
Times:

  • November 17 – December 17: Monday– Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
  • December 18 – 23: Monday – Sunday 9am-9pm
  • December 24: 8am -4 pm

 

Eastland Center
18000 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI 48225
Capture the magic of the holiday season with a professional photo. Be sure to get your photos before he heads back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.
Dates: December 1 – December 24
Santa Hours: Please note Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer, Monday thru Saturday from 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm and Sundays from 3pm to 4pm. 

  • Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm
  • Sundays noon – 5pm

 

Oakland Mall
412 W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Santa is ready to hear your littles Christmas wish!
Dates: November 3 – December 24
Hours: Please note Santa daily breaks will be from 3pm to 4pm Monday thru Friday, 12pm-12:45pm and 3:45pm to 4:30pm on Saturdays and 3pm to 3:30pm on Sundays. Check mall calendar in advanced of your arrival to confirm mall hours and break times.

  • November 16 – December 9: Mondays – Fridays 12pm – 8pm, Saturdays 10am-8pm and Sundays 12pm – 6pm
  • December 10-23: Mondays – Saturdays 10am – 9pm and Sundays 11am – 8pm
  • Christmas Eve: 9am to 5pm

 

Laurel Park Mall
37700 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
Everyone is welcome to visit with Santa and receive a special treasure!
Dates: November 10 – December 24
Santa Hours: Please note Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 1pm to 2pm and 5:30pm to 6:30pm Monday thru Friday and from 3pm to 4pm on Sundays.

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 5pm
  • Christmas Eve: 9am – 4pm

 

Mall at Patridge Creek
17420 Hall Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Guests can check in at the Cabin at the creek to reserve their spot to see Santa. First come, first serve.
Dates: November 12 – December 24
Santa Hours: Please note Santa daily breaks will be from 12:30pm to 1:00pm and 5:30pm to 6:00pm.

  • November 12 – December 23: Mondays – Saturdays 10am – 8pm and Sundays 11am – 6pm
  • December 24: 11am – 5pm

 

Briarwood Mall
100 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Everyone is welcome to visit with Santa and receive a special treasure!
Dates: November 10 – December 24
Santa Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm (please note hours vary during holiday season). Additionally, Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer Monday thru Saturday from 1:15pm to 2pm and 5:15pm to 6pm and from 1:15pm to 2pm on Sundays.

 

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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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