Santa Claus arrives at Charlotte area malls

- It’s that time of year again! Santa Claus (along with his helpers) is arriving at Charlotte area malls, ready to take photos and hear your kids’ most secret Christmas wishes.

It looks like Santa arrived at Charlotte's SouthPark Mall first. Santa will be at the Center Court from Nov. 3 to Dec. 24. You can reserve your magical moment with Santa here.

Concord Mills is kicking off their Santa festivities on Friday, Nov. 10 from 4:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the AMC Corridor. You can welcome Santa as he arrives with his holiday friends and enjoy cookie decorating, a candy cane hunt, raffle prizes, and more. 

Most Charlotte malls have a schedule of daily appearances; check with your favorite mall for timing. 

Here’s the list of when Santa first arrives at Charlotte area malls:

  • SouthPark (Charlotte) November 3- December 24
  • NorthLake Mall (Charlotte) Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. kicks off Santa's arrival and tree lighting
  • Concord Mills (Concord) Santa's arrival begins on Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Eastridge Mall (Gastonia) Santa Fun Day begins on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. 
  • Carolina Place (Pineville) Have breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 a.m. There is also a separate event on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. where you can have a Pajama Party with old St. Nick 
  • Rock Hill Galleria (Rock Hill, SC) Pet photos with Santa on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.  and Monday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. There is also a special breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. 
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