Despite the pandemic – and the Nice Bowling Christmas Santa Hat Lights Bowling Lover Shirt fact that Santa’s age and weight put him at high risk of serious illness from coronavirus – department store owners plan to bring him back this year.
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Instead, kids will tell Santa what they want for Christmas from six meters away, and sometimes from behind cellophane. Santa Claus and visitors may need to wear a mask, even while posing for pictures. And some shopping centers will place fake gift boxes and other decorations in front of Saint Nick to prevent children from rushing towards him.
Other safety measures include online bookings to cut inventory, workers cleaning holiday decorations, and lots of hand sanitizer. Santa’s working hours have also been cut to give him time to rest in the Nice Bowling Christmas Santa Hat Lights Bowling Lover Shirt crowd.
According to Neil Saunders, CEO of GlobalData Retail, more than 10 million households in the United States visited Santa at a mall or store last year. Nearly 73% of them also spend money at nearby restaurants or stores, he said.
“Santa is the magnet that attracts people to shopping malls and without that kind of attraction, shopping centers will struggle more to generate traffic,” Saunders said.
The mall operator CBL, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, plans to bring Santa Claus to nearly 60 malls by the end of November, about three weeks later than last year. The company decided against the glass fence as it didn’t fit in the photo. But Santa Claus will be out of society and wear a mask. He can also wear a plastic shield to protect his face.
The owner of Brookfield shopping mall started planning to visit Santa directly at his 130 shopping centers in April, choosing a sled and gift box so visitors can sit away from Santa Claus. . At one of its malls, The SoNo Collection in Norwalk, Connecticut, a round piece of plexiglass would be placed in front of Santa Claus to look like he was inside a snowball.
Emma Wallace in Alexandria, Virginia, who decided not to take her toddler on his first visit with Santa this year, said: ‘It looks like it’s a bad idea, just inside a shopping mall.
“We are very sad,” she said. “We are really looking forward to the Nice Bowling Christmas Santa Hat Lights Bowling Lover Shirt picture that every parent seems to have, where they are frightened or amazed at Santa Claus.”
The mall realizes many people can be at home. The Cherry Hill program, which will bring Santa Claus to more than 700 malls, also offers phone calls with Santa for the first time in its 60-year history. And Brookfield has partnered with the virtual Santa company JingleRing, which gives people a way to chat with Santa at home.
Ed Taylor, a Santa who usually spends a few months in Los Angeles filming TV shows and appearing in the mall, will be at home in southern Oregon this year.